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What Are Common THC-P Effects?


THC-P is a highly potent cannabinoid found in products like vapes and edibles. It’s similar to Delta 9 THC but more effective in binding with endocannabinoid receptors, resulting in stronger effects. Start with small doses due to its potency.

Main Points:

  • THC-P is a potent psychoactive cannabinoid.
  • Similar to Delta 9 THC but with a longer carbon chain.
  • THC-P is legal federally if derived from hemp with <0.3% Delta 9 THC.
  • Available in vapes, edibles, flower, and more.
  • Effects include elevated mood and increased creativity.
  • Side effects may include red eyes, dry mouth, and anxiety.

THC-P is an increasingly common cannabinoid found in all kinds of products, from vapes to edibles.

Thought to be especially potent, the effects of THC-P are worth reviewing. That’s especially true for first-time users — it’s always good to know what to expect!

So you can be a more informed consumer, we’ve put together this guide to THC-P’s effects. Keep reading to learn more about this cannabinoid, with a focus on effects and potency.

Basic Facts on THC-P

THC-P is a chemical first identified in the 1940s, as detailed in research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. At the time, it was thought to not exist in nature and only created in lab settings.

Although it’s been known for decades, THC-P didn’t attract much attention until recent years. When researchers discovered that THC-P is, in fact, found in cannabis and hemp plants, although only in very small amounts, it prompted more interest in this cannabinoid.

THC-P, like many other cannabinoids, interacts with the human body’s endocannabinoid system. We’ll cover THC-P side effects and intended effects in more detail in the next section. For now, it’s enough to know that:

  • THC-P is psychoactive. In other words, THC-P does get you high, potentially elevating your mood and changing your sense of perception.
  • THC-P appears to have side effects similar to many other psychoactive cannabinoids. These include red eyes, dry mouth, and possible anxiety.
  • THC-P is likely more potent than many other cannabinoids.

THC-P is very similar to Delta 9 THC (the dominant cannabinoid found in cannabis plants), Delta 8, and many others. The major difference is that each molecule of THC-P has a longer carbon chain as compared to Delta 9.

That minor difference in chemical structure appears to have a major influence on how our bodies interact with THC-P. Research published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that THC-P is likely more potent than Delta 9 (i.e. traditional THC).

Is THC-P Legal?

The legality of THC-P and THC-P products depends on where the chemical is ultimately sourced from. There are essentially two ways in which THC-P can be legal, either federally or at the state level.

In states with medical and recreational cannabis programs, THC-P is generally legal at the state level when sourced from cannabis plants.

Except in states that have prohibited its sale and possession, THC-P sourced from hemp plants is federally legal. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the commercial production of hemp containing no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight. Under this legislation, hemp-derived THC-P and many other cannabinoids are similar to, but chemically and legally distinct from, Delta 9.

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How Do People Use THC-P?

THC-P is available in a wide range of products, including vapes, flower, edibles, and more. Products containing THC-P as the only active ingredient and in combination with other cannabinoids are both available.

In general, people use THC-P similarly to many other psychoactive cannabinoids. The major difference comes from the higher potency of THC-P as compared to those other chemicals. Responsible users often take smaller doses of THC-P-only products because they are so strong.

What areTHC-P’s Side Effects and Intended Effects?

The effects of THC-P themselves aren’t drastically different from other psychoactive cannabinoids, like Delta 8 or HHC.

THC-P users generally report experiencing an uplifted mood, an increased sense of creativity, and changes in the way they perceive things. Although not proven, THC-P may offer potential therapeutic benefits like pain relief and reducing nausea.

Side effects of THC-P are also similar to those of other cannabinoids. These include drowsiness, feeling anxious, red eyes, and dry mouth. These side effects may become more common at higher doses.

The major difference with THC-P is that its chemical structure appears to make it more effective in binding with the receptors in our endocannabinoid system. The Scientific Reports research we cited earlier in the article found that compared to Delta 9:

  • THC-P is 33 times more active in binding with CB-1 receptors.
  • THC-P is 5-10 times more effective in binding with CB-2 receptors.

It’s important to note that those differences in potency may not perfectly translate to real-world use. In other words, you may not experience a THC-P high that’s 33 times more potent than a Delta 9 high. Lab research is informative and valuable but does not always directly translate to personal experience.

However, user reports tell us that THC-P is indeed very potent. That’s one of the key reasons why it’s become an especially popular cannabinoid in recent years. So, the biggest difference in terms of THC-P effects vs. other cannabinoids isn’t the effects themselves but their potency.

To put it simply, THC-P can hit you harder than most other cannabinoids at the same dose. If you’re planning on using THC-P, you might want to see how it affects you before using it and doing activities that require precise coordination and deep concentration.

We always recommend taking small doses of any new cannabinoid until you can understand how it affects your body. You can always increase your dose as time passes, but it’s impossible to reduce your dose if you feel like you’ve taken too much.

Because of THC-P’s high potency, this is especially good advice to keep in mind. As a general guideline, start with 1/2 or 1/4 of the recommended dose of an edible. For vapes and flower, take just one or two light puffs when using THC-P for the first time.

Delta 8 Resellers: Your Source for the Best THC-P Products

At Delta 8 Resellers, we want all of our customers to make informed decisions. That’s why we take the time to go into detail about the hemp-derived cannabinoids we offer.

We also want to provide the very best hemp-derived cannabinoids available. That’s why we only work with established brands that have strong, consistent reputations for product quality and purity. Whenever possible, we share the results of independent lab testing for our products on their individual product pages.

Ready to feel the effects of THC-P for the first time or make your next order? Check out our selection of THC-P products now!


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