THC-P is derived from hemp and is a potent cannabinoid that has psychoactive effects and can make its user have euphoric feelings, similar to those that have always been associated with the use of cannabis. It is the strongest of all the THCs and is very useful to control nausea and anxiety, while it also stimulates appetite and reduces stress.
Discovery and Chemical BackgroundThe scientific name for THC-P is tetrahydrocannabiphorol. This cannabinoid was first made known to the world in December 2109. It is said to have been discovered by accident by Italian researchers who used mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography on a cannabis sample. These techniques made a precise analysis of the plant matter, and their findings were a pure accident and not what the researchers were looking for. They realized that this THC-P was almost identical to THC but with a twist. THC has alkyl side chains which are strings of carbon atoms and look like an animal with a tail. These chains indicate how any cannabinoid will react with the cannabinoid receptors in a person's endocannabinoid system. You need at least three carbon atoms for any effect of cannabinoids on receptors, and while THC has five atoms. THC-P has seven, making it thirty times more effective in binding with CB1 receptors.
Effects of THC-PAll THCs have certain effects on the human body. These are hypomobility and pain relief, but THC-P has it with a significantly increased power. It can also act as an excellent sleep-aid for people living with insomnia. The added potency also gives more highs and, when paired with other terpenes and cannabinoids, can be extremely soothing and energizing. Due to this higher potency, users need to be more alert to the side effects that can vary from self-consciousness, sleepiness, anxiousness, and fatigue. Overuse can lead to paranoia, dry mouth, red eyes, sickness, vomiting, and temporary memory loss.
THC-P's extent is minimal and in some strains will be about 29 micrograms per gram, while THC will be 39 milligrams/g and CBD about 56 milligrams per gram. This meager percentage allows hemp-produced cannabinoids to be less than the legal limit of 0.3%, giving a derivative that can be openly marketed.
Manufacture of THC-P
Manufacturers use various methods to extract THC, CBD, and THC-P from hemp with less than the 0.3% legally permitted amount of THC. Companies like STR8Delta8 use patent-pending processes that are safer, better, and cheaper. They use pesticide-free plants. Techniques used for extraction use low temperature and low pressure, with no addition of chemicals to give products that are 99.99 pure and result in the purest Delta-8 THC available in the market.