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Cannabinoid distillate THCB – how to get the most out of it

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.

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Cartridge HHC-O

What is HHC-O? Synthetics and cannabinoid acetylation

The definition of synthetic cannabinoids means one of two things. First, synthetic cannabinoids are compounds that do not exist in nature and must be made in a laboratory, like HHC-O. Also synthetic can be a cannabinoid that does exist in nature, but in such minimal amounts that to produce enough for use in consumer products, it must still be synthesized in a laboratory.

HHC-O belongs to the first category and HHC to the second. In hemp plants, HHC is found in trace amounts in pollen. HHC-O is the acetate version of HHC. This is produced by a process known as LTA decarboxylation. To understand what this means, let’s back up a bit. We all know about delta 9 THC, the main psychoactive compound in the plant. Delta 9 THC is the result of light/heat induced THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) decarboxylation. Similarly, THC-O is the result of delta 9 THC decarboxylation, however, it is done using a completely different method: LTA decarboxylation.

LTA decarboxylation uses a very toxic compound known as lead tetraacetate which promotes oxidation and causes oxidative decarboxylation to form the acetate ester. Acetate ester does not occur naturally and can only be produced using some kind of chemical catalyst. As such, HHC-O-Acetate is a synthetic analog of HHC. While it is gaining popularity especially in vape products, it is important to know that it is NOT a naturally occurring compound in cannabis, it is completely synthetic from all points of view.

All this does not mean that synthetics are inherently bad. If they are safe and produced by a seasoned professional, they can be fun and certainly have a place in both medical and recreational settings. But you certainly won’t get the same high or experience with these products as you would with the real thing. If you know what to expect, you won’t be disappointed.

What about the new HHC-O cartridges?

For now, few vendors still sell HHC-O. HHC-O is “up to 1.5 times stronger than HHC” and “has a very low viscosity, making it almost liquid at room temperature, creating an amazing vaping experience.”

HHC-O is often described as feeling similar to delta 9 THC, with a “sativa” effect. Our regular users have found this to be a slightly lighter version of delta 9, but these are regular cannabis users with a very high tolerance, so your experience may vary. Given the performance of HHC-O, coupled with vendor claims that the acetate version is 1.5x stronger, it is reasonable to assume how HHC-O may affect them,

All that being said, as we always like to offer all the latest products at the best possible prices, we have several deals on HHC-O vaporizers available in our shop. If you are interested in trying this compound for yourself, we invite you to purchase.