Tetrahydrocannabutol, commonly referred to as THCB, is one of the most widely discovered cannabinoids on the market. THCB is a phytocannabinoid that was first identified in 2019 by scientists in Italy. This means that it is a naturally occurring part of the cannabis plant.
Since its discovery, THCB has joined other cannabinoids such as Delta 8, THCO, and HHC as a legal alternative to the traditional marijuana cannabinoid, Delta 9 THC. In this article, we will discuss how THCB works, the ways it can be consumed, and the best way to enjoy the cannabinoid fully and safely.
What does THCB consumption look like?
THCB binds to both the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the human body, although it binds more to CB1. This is what causes the user to experience the “high” effects of THCB.
THCB is often compared to THC and is believed to have similar psychoactive effects. As with traditional THC, THCB also has some therapeutic properties, such as helping with pain management and helping users enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.
However, because this cannabinoid was discovered so recently, research on THCB is still ongoing and its benefits are just beginning to be discovered!
Because it has a similar psychoactive nature to THC, THCB is often a popular choice for consumers who want a “legal alternative” to THC in states where it is heavily restricted or banned.
What types of THCB products are available in the market?
Due to how recently the cannabinoid was discovered, its effectiveness in various media is still being evaluated. However, one of its most common forms is distillate.
What are distillates?
Distillates are a form of cannabis that has undergone vaporization and condensation, also known as the distillation process. Commonly called oils, they are a thick, fluid golden substance that can be consumed in many ways.
One of the easiest ways to consume distillates is by swallowing them directly. However, due to their raw taste, distillates are often mixed with food to suppress their natural flavor. Distillates can also be applied directly to the skin as a topical treatment, sometimes combined with a lotion or ointment.
Is THCB Safe?
Do not operate machinery or drive after consuming
Because THCB produces a psychoactive effect, it effectively impairs your judgment and slows down your reaction time, just like traditional THC does. This means that it is crucial to avoid operating heavy machinery or driving until the effects have completely subsided.
If you are unsure whether enough time has passed since taking THCB to drive or operate heavy machinery, you should be careful and wait a few more hours until you are completely sure that the effects have worn off.
Start with smaller doses
If you are trying THCB for the first time, it is recommended to start with a lower dose than with other cannabinoids. Once you feel how THCB is affecting you, you can start increasing your dose.
Ask your doctor about taking THCB
If you have medical concerns about any condition you are experiencing, such as blood or eye pressure, you should talk to your doctor before using THCB. They will be able to advise you on whether it will be safe for you to use this cannabinoid and if there are any viable alternatives if not.
Buy from a trusted vendor
As with the purchase of any other cannabinoid product, you should find a reliable retailer that specializes in the sale of cannabinoid products. Before you make a purchase, do your research and read online reviews to find a trusted retailer.
It is recommended to avoid buying THCB or other cannabinoid-containing products in places such as convenience or grocery stores. Although these types of stores may offer lower prices for products, this is most likely because they have not passed the appropriate safety and quality tests. Any reputable cannabinoid retailer will be able to inform you of the safety and quality measures taken for their products.