THCA: What You Need to Know
Will THCA make You High?
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. It is converted to psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) when heated or exposed to light. THCA does not deliver any type of euphoric effects when ingested raw. This is because THCA contains a carboxyl ring, which prevents it from binding to CB1 receptors in the brain and CB2 receptors in the body. However, when THCA is heated, the carboxyl ring is removed and THCA is converted to THC. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that can (reportedly) produce euphoria, relaxation, and other effects. However, when THCA is exposed to heat during vaporization, combustion while smoking or dabbing, as well as from cooking, it will convert to THC through a process known as decarboxylation. As it is converted to THC, it will then bind to CB1 receptors and induce a type of euphoria. The main types of products that THCA is created into are: THCA Flower, THCA Gummies, THCA Diamonds, THCA Disposables & THCA Wax.
What Is Considered A High THCA Percentage?
THCA is a cannabinoid found in hemp flower. It is converted to THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, when heated. The higher the THCA content of hemp flower, the more potent it will be. A high level of THCA is typically considered to be anything above 20%. However, some hemp strains can have THCA levels as high as 30% or more. If you’re looking for high potency THCA, our THCA flower would be a great option.
Chemical Compound Differences: THCA and THC
THCA and THC are both cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that is responsible for the "high" associated with cannabis use. THCA is a non-psychoactive precursor to THC, meaning that it is converted to THC when heated or exposed to light.
How are THCA and THC different?
The main difference between THCA and THC is that THCA is non-psychoactive, while THC is psychoactive. This means that THCA does not produce a high, while THC does. Another difference between THCA and THC is their chemical structure. THCA has an additional carboxyl group attached to it, which prevents it from binding to CB1 receptors in the brain. CB1 receptors are responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC. Keep in mind that if you purchase a THCA product that once its heated or in an edible/gummy form, the decarb process has been done and will induce a psychoactive effect.
What Is THCA Flower?
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid or THCA is one phytocannabinoid out of over 100 compounds and counting that are found in the cannabis plant. It is considered to be the precursor of the more well-known cannabinoid THC.When the cannabis plant grows it matures and its buds begin to grow. As the buds grow, it develops its cannabinoid and terpene profiles.CBGA is known as the “mother” of all cannabinoids, and it is the first compound to develop. The CBGA along with an enzyme known as THCA-synthase is what helps produce the THCA compound. Of course, CBGA also breaks down into CBG and creates CBDA, as well. THCA, CBGA and CBDA are the acidic forms of the well-known THC, CBD and CBG compounds.As the plant ages, through natural heat and exposure to oxygen, carboxyl groups are slowly removed transferring these compounds into CBD, THC and CBG. The amounts of the cannabinoids may still be quite low in some cases. The process of decarboxylation will then be necessary to completely activate the compounds. This will ensure proper attachment to CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain and body and will elicit chill effects THC is known to offer. Check out our THCA Flower
What Is THCA Wax?
Serene Tree'sTHCA Wax is a concentrated form of THCA that undergoes extraction and purification processes. This results in a potent, waxy substance that retains the beneficial properties of THCA without the psychoactive effects associated with THC. Users often prefer THCA wax for its versatility, as it can be vaporized, dabbed, or added to other cannabis products. If you’re looking to add THCA wax to the products that you may use, we certainly recommend that you be somewhat of a cannabis veteran or take small dabs the first several times you use our products due to the purity and potency of our product.
What Is THCA Diamonds:
Serene Tree'sTHCA Diamonds
also known as crystalline THCA, are a crystallized form of THCA that resembles, well, diamonds. This form of THCA extraction results in a high-purity concentrate with a crystalline structure and is extracted from the sauce making process. The potency of THCA diamonds makes them a popular choice for experienced cannabis enthusiasts seeking a concentrated and potent experience. Diamonds can be consumed through dabbing, vaporizing, or adding them to other products. If you’re looking to add THCA diamonds to the products that you may use, we certainly recommend that you be somewhat of a cannabis veteran or take small dabs the first several times you use our products due to the purity and potency of our product.
What Are THCA Vapes?
Vaping has become a popular and discrete method of cannabis consumption, and THCA Vape offer a unique experience. THCA vape cartridges contain concentrated THCA that is vaporized and inhaled, providing a rapid onset of effects without the combustion associated with smoking. This method allows users to experience the benefits of THCA without the potential health risks associated with smoking. Vaping THC or hemp related products has been one of the most consumer friendly ways of smoking cannabis products and also allows for the most control of your high as you can take small or big hits of your vape pen as desired.
What Are THCA Gummies?
For those who prefer an edible option, THCA Gummies provide a convenient and delicious way to consume this cannabinoid. Our gummies are infused with THCA extract, offering a controlled and precise dosage along with incredibly sweet and delicious flavor profiles. The delayed onset of effects associated with edibles allows for a gradual and long-lasting experience, making THCA gummies a popular choice for users looking for a more extended therapeutic effect. We strongly discourage the use of cannabinoid intake while operating heavy machinery such as cars, however we really must warn users about the potency of our gummies and the late onset should truly be known. Other types of products have their effects shown much sooner and are easier to judge if you’re under the influence quicker. Your safety and happiness is our top priority. Please use all cannabis products in a responsible and safe manner for yourself and those around you.
Learn More About THCA Products
As our understanding of cannabinoids continues to evolve, THCA emerges as a promising compound with various potential benefits. Whether in the form of wax, diamonds, vapes, flower or gummies, THCA provides a range of options for users seeking a unique and tailored cannabis experience. As research and innovation in the cannabis industry progress, we can anticipate even more diverse and sophisticated applications of THCA in the future. For now, please enjoy our lab tested and peer reviewed THCA products featuring Southern California farm grown hemp products and hand batched quality control.