THCP, THC-V+, THC-O, and HHC Review

by benny yang on Feb 11, 2023

THCP, THC-V+, THC-O, and HHC Review

In the cannabis industry, the cannabis business is expanding due to the diversity of consumption methods and the diversity of cannabis strains, which makes it difficult to keep up, so it is necessary to constantly research new things, and today we will ask you to delve into the differences between THCP, THC-V+, THC-V+, THC-O, and the newest addition, HHC.

What's THCP?

THCP (Tetrahydrocannabiphorol) is a recently discovered cannabinoid that is said to have a higher psychoactive effect compared to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

Like THC, THCP is one of the many chemicals found in the cannabis plant, and there is information that THCP interacts with the endocrine system in the body to produce effects. However, due to limited research, more studies are needed to fully understand the properties and effects of THCP.

What are the Effects of THCP?

Like other cannabis chemical elements, THCP can be just as euphoric, and the overall effect may be stronger than THC.

Preliminary research suggests that THCP may have a stronger affinity for CB1 receptors in the endocrine system than THC, leading to potentially more potent and longer lasting effects.

Is THCP Dangerous?

The safety profile of THCP is currently not more fully understood due to the lack of research on THCP, however, because of its similar effects to THC, THCP also has the potential to cause both positive and negative effects.

Effects may include increased heart rate, changes in blood pressure, dry mouth, and impaired coordination and judgment. In some cases, THCP may also lead to becoming anxious, paranoid, and other negative psychological effects.

Therefore, THCP should be used in small amounts to begin with, rather than in excess, as this may have negative effects.

What's THC-V+

THC-V (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a minor cannabinoid that is found in small amounts in the Cannabis plant. It is structurally similar to THC, but it has a slightly different molecular structure and is thought to have different effects in the body.

What are the Effects of THC-V+?

Information from studies available to date suggests that THC-V has many potential health benefits, including reduced anxiety and panic, fewer symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and reduced inflammation. More potential therapeutic uses of THC-V are not yet fully understood because the research is not yet sufficient.

Is THC-V+ Legal?

In general, the legality of cannabinoids, including THC-V, is determined by the laws and regulations of each country or state. The states where THC-V is currently not legal in the United States are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah.

What's THC-O

THC-O is known as psychedelic marijuana and is said to be three times more potent than THC. Because of the potency of THC-O, coupled with the fact that the research information obtained to date is not entirely clear, it is recommended that it be taken in smaller doses.

How Effective is THC-O

Although there is relatively little research on THC-O, according to what can be learned so far, THC-O can help relieve pain, promote appetite and reduce anxiety, but it also has certain side effects, such as: Hallucinations, Anxiety, Dizziness, Paranoia, Sedation, and Vomiting, and Seizures.

The Legality Of THC-O

In 2018, former President Trump signed the Farm Bill, which separated hemp and low concentration derivatives from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This allows for the legal production, sale, transport, and possession of cannabis products containing no more than 0.3% THC.

However, the legality of THC-O is more complex, as it involves both naturally occurring hemp compounds (Delta-8) and synthetic elements. The 2018 Farm Bill stated that tetrahydrocannabinol derived from synthetic sources remains classified as a Schedule 1 substance. Additionally, the Federal Analog Act, passed in 1986, defines chemicals that are “substantially similar” to illegal drugs as Schedule 1 drugs.

In 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) responded to an inquiry from the Alabama Board of Pharmacy regarding the legality of Delta-8. The DEA stated that delta-8 THC produced synthetically from non-cannabis sources is considered a controlled substance under the CSA. Following this logic, THC-O could also be considered an illegal tetrahydrocannabinol.

However, THC-O has not been explicitly listed as a Schedule 1 substance under the CSA, leaving its legal status unclear. The status of THC-O remains uncertain and it is advisable to be cautious and stay informed about the laws and regulations in your area.

What's HHC

HHC, a relative of THC, is a cannabinoid that has been known to science for a long time, but it has not been widely discussed in the cannabis community until recently. This is due to the fact that HHC is a minor cannabinoid that occurs naturally in small quantities in cannabis, making it difficult and uneconomical to extract. With the recent advancements in commercial production, HHC is becoming more widely known. However, it is still a relatively unknown cannabinoid in the market.

What are The Effects of HHC

Based on current research, HHC has been found to be resistant to UV light and heat degradation, which can diminish the potency of delta-9 THC. It is estimated to be 50% to 80% as effective as medium-strength cannabis, resulting in a milder high. This makes HHC a low-risk option for those seeking a less intense experience. However, it is important to note that the available information on HHC is limited and more research is needed to fully understand its effects and potential benefits.

Is HHC Legal?

In 2018, the hemp plant and its derivatives became federally legal in the United States through the passage of the Farm Bill. This law established that hemp and its derivatives, such as HHC, are legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.

HHC is produced by a process called hydrogenation, which involves applying pressure and using a catalyst like palladium to convert hemp-derived cannabinoids. The result is considered a "semi-synthetic" cannabis compound by the National Cannabis Industry Association.

In May 2022, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that delta 8 THC was legal under the hemp definition outlined in the Farm Bill and that other hemp derivatives, including HHC, are also considered legal as long as they do not exceed the legal limit of 0.3% delta 9 THC. This ruling offers protection for manufacturers and sellers of HHC, as well as other hemp derivatives like delta 8 and delta 10 THC, THC-O, and THCP. However, it should be noted that some legal experts believe that different federal courts may reach different conclusions.