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Is THC-O Stronger Than THC?


If you haven’t had the opportunity to try THC-O you’re really missing out! THC-O-Acetate (ATHC) is often referred to as THC-O. However, a lot is still not known about this powerful cannabinoid. What is known is that it’s 3X stronger than regular THC, it’s legal, and the type of experience that you get from it.

Is THC-O More Potent?

Is THC-O More Potent?

One thing to understand is that by itself THC-O is very potent. In fact, it’s almost psychedelic because of how potent it is. However, most THC-O products you’ll run into are combined with other cannabinoids in order to produce a better experience. Also, THC-O is 3x more potent than Delta-9 THC and 5x more potent than Delta-8 THC.


Delta-9 THC is often referred to as just THC, and it’s the most active cannabinoid in Marijuana. It’s important to note that THC-O is not Marijuana because it has less than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC. Anything with more than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC is classified as Marijuana. Although THC-O is 3x stronger than regular THC, it’s derived from Hemp, so it’s considered a Hemp product.

The reason why THC-O is stronger than THC is because of how it’s absorbed. Once THC-O is metabolized in the body it becomes active. The THC-O now begins to exert itself at a much higher dose than regular THC. While small doses of THC-O can produce a similar experience to Delta-9 THC, a higher dose can produce a psychedelic-like experience. Therefore, it’s important to know how much THC-O is in a product before you purchase it.



A major factor that is often overlooked when talking about Delta-8 THC is that it’s less potent than Delta-9 THC. Although Delta 8 is psychoactive (Gets you high) it’s not as strong as regular Marijuana. Just like THC-O, Delta-8 THC is Hemp-derived so it comes from the Hemp and not the Marijuana plant. Therefore, both THC-O and Delta-8 THC originate from the Hemp plant but produce a different experience.

While THC-O is 3x stronger than Delta-9 THC (Marijuana), it’s important to note that it’s 5x stronger than Delta-8 THC. The reason why a lot of people would use Delta 8 over Delta 9 in the first place is because it’s less potent. So, if you tend to get anxiety from regular Marijuana you may want to either use small amounts of THC-O or opt-out for Delta-8 THC instead.

Is THC-O Legal?

You will want to check with your local state laws first, but THC-O falls under the Farm Bill. Under the Farm Bill, any part of Hemp plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers is considered to be a Hemp product. Also, THC-O is derived from tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA), the precursor to THC. All of it is extracted from the Hemp plant making it Hemp derived.

Although THC-O is legal for the most part, individual states have banned the sale and use of any type of Hemp-derived THC. This includes Delta-8, Delta-10, and any other type of THC that is extracted from the Hemp plant. Since THC-O is now becoming popular there are some debates about the legality in which it’s processed.

The Type of Experience

The Type of Experience

The type of experience you tend to get from THC-O depends on your tolerance to THC. Experienced Marijuana users find that THC-O products are very similar to regular cannabis products. This is because the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) has already developed a tolerance to THC in general. So, when a new cannabinoid such as THC-O is introduced it’s not much of a different experience.

On the contrary, a person with little to no experience using any THC products might find it very strong. Although Delta Extrax – Omega Collection is Delta 8 THC enriched with THC-O, it can still be strong for inexperienced users. This means that 1 – 2 puffs might be enough to get you in the right headspace. In other words, if you’re not used to any type of THC – you may want to proceed with caution.


Is THC-O Stronger Than THC? - Conclusion

Our Omega Collection features products that are enriched with THC-O. On its own, THC-O is very potent and can lead to a psychedelic-like experience. However, we’ve made the perfect blend of Delta 8 THC with THC-O in order to create a more pleasant experience. It still tends to be very potent so starting with a small amount first is highly recommended.

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