Hemp and cannabis plants produce more than 100 different cannabinoids, and they all affect the psychoactive experience induced. THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is the acidic form of THC. When ingested, it does not cause any intoxicating effects. You may be asking yourself, “Then why use THCA if it doesn’t get me high?” When it is exposed to heat in the form of vaping, dabbing, smoking, or cooking, it is then converted to THC, which, of course, will cause a “high”. This is due to the fact that this cannabinoid has to undergo the process of decarboxylation, which is a conversion that alters its molecular structure by removing its carboxyl ring. This allows it to bind to our cb1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

THCA vs delta-8 and delta-9

The main psychoactive substance in cannabis, delta-9 THC, exists in an acidic form called THCA.

The effects of delta-8 THC are different from those of delta-9 THC despite having the same number of atoms because their molecular structures are different. This has allowed businesses to lawfully create delta-8 goods from hemp plants, which are required by law to have less than 0.3% delta-9 THC.

Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, which is similarly generated from THCA, has not been extensively studied in order to determine how it compares to it.

Additionally, when taken, delta-8 and delta-9 THC both have some intoxicating properties. They are not acidic, unlike THCA.

How to use THCA

THCA is currently available in the form of flower and edibles. As said previously, it must come into contact with heat to induce any psychoactive effects when consumed. For this reason, flower is usually the most sought-after consumption method when using this cannabinoid.

THC-A Flower

Luckily, here at D8Gas we carry the most premium, carefully-cultivated THCA flower available on the market: Dank Lite THC-A Flower 3.5G.

Dank Lite produces some of the most premium, exotic hemp flower you can find. Dank Lite THCA Flower jars are packed with 3.5 grams of carefully-cultivated, immensely potent hemp infused with a powerful cannabinoid. When you take your first glance, you won’t believe this is hemp! The nugs are big, dense, and full of those trichomes us hemp enthusiasts love to see. Expect super DANK aromas.

About the author
Adrian Mota

Hi there, I'm Adrian! I'm passionate about cannabinoids – My journey into this fascinating world began with a curiosity to understand how these compounds interact with our bodies. I've been digging into how they work in our bodies and what benefits they might offer. From exploring their various uses and perks to understanding the importance of safety considerations, I'm here to deliver clear and concise information to empower others. My aim is to help everyone get a grasp on cannabinoids so you can make smart choices as you browse through different brands and products.