At the time of this article being published, tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THC-P) is having a major moment right now, becoming one of the most in-demand derivatives of hemp. This naturally occurring cannabinoid is said to be about 10x as psychoactive as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 THC), which all but guarantees an unforgettable high, complete with feelings of buzzing euphoria and soothing effects felt throughout the body.
The thing that we have to remember about cannabinoids, however, is that it's incredibly important to be conscious of how many milligrams we take. While THC-P is not found to be dangerous in any way, it is possible to get ‘more high’ from it than we bargained for, and just as easy to take way too low of an amount to really feel any desirable effects at all. One thing that’s often overlooked is the fact that the product type or delivery method we choose largely determines how many milligrams of THC-P we should consume to get the desired results. Basically, 10 milligrams of THC-P can feel quite different depending on the delivery method you’ve selected.
What the Milligram Strength Means and Why It Even Matters
Milligram strength refers to the number of milligrams of tetrahydrocannabiphorol that’re in a serving of a product. This is not to be confused with dosage, which reflects the actual amount of product that we take. For instance, if the dosage is a single THC-P gummy, that gummy can contain anywhere from 5mg to 50mg of the cannabinoid, which means that the potency of the dosage can be dramatically different.
- Products that come in different milligram strengths include THC-P gummies and tinctures. These products give us an idea of exactly how many milligrams we’re getting with each serving we consume.
- With vaping products, knowing the number of milligrams we’re consuming per puff is a little more complicated, since some of us inhale more deeply or for a longer period of time than others.
In general, THC-P companies tell us on their product labels how much THC-P to take per serving, to make our lives easier. It should be pointed out that because THC-P is so potent, beginners may find it best to take half the recommended dosage as they develop their tolerance to the cannabinoid’s effects.
Navigating the World of Milligram Strengths Depending on Product Type
When we’re trying to figure out the best number of milligrams of tetrahydrocannabiphorol to take per serving, we have to consider a few different things. One is our tolerance, since that plays a huge role in how strongly a dosage amount affects us. There’s also our body weight, and the simple matter of how high we actually want to get.
We also need to really consider the delivery method. The delivery method refers to the method through which the cannabinoid is “delivered” into our system. Examples include edibles (absorbed through ingestion), tinctures (absorbed through the sublingual tissue) and vapes (absorbed through the lungs). The delivery method determines how the cannabinoid absorbs, and also determines how much of the cannabinoid absorbs rather than getting metabolized and bypassing the endocannabinoid system entirely.
For example, THC-P edibles have the slowest and most inefficient absorption rate. This is why it takes so long to feel the effects, and why the effects may be somewhat milder than other delivery methods. Inhalable products like vapes and flower, meanwhile, have the highest absorption rate, which is why we feel the effects within minutes, and why those effects are so potent.
Essentially, what all of this means is that eating, say, a 25mg THC-P gummy is going to feel quite different from vaping 25mg of THC-P, with the second method being a lot stronger. So, we adjust the milligrams we take when switching between different delivery methods to make up for this difference in absorption rate.
Milligram Strength According to Delivery Method
Now, we can go over each delivery method on its own and give you an idea of how many milligrams of tetrahydrocannabiphorol you should consume to get the general desired results. This info below takes into consideration the different absorption rates of each delivery method so that you can know you’re generally taking enough to enjoy a solid but not overwhelming THC-P high.
#1: Vapes (Disposables and Cartridges)
THC-P vape cartridges and disposables absorb in the same way, since the cannabinoid is being inhaled no matter what product type you’re using. So, the general guidelines for dosing are the same. The vape oil cartridges that are sold separately or come attached to a disposable device usually contain a full gram, which comes out to 1000mg. And, each gram of vape oil offers about 100 puffs on average. The problem is that some of us inhale more deeply, or inhale longer than others. So, it’s really hard to pin down exactly how much THC-P we’re taking in by the milligram when we vape. So, it’s best to just generalize it to 1 to 2 puffs per serving.
When we vape or smoke THC-P flower, we’re also inhaling the cannabinoid, so it absorbs in the same way as vaping products. But, the difference is that flower does not have a milligram strength, since it’s the raw, whole plant. So, instead of trying to assign a milligram strength to each dose, we just follow the same rules as above, going with about 1 to 2 puffs per serving.
Edibles have the lowest absorption rate, and so we make up for this with higher milligram strength amounts. This increases the amount that does get absorbed, and helps the effects feel more potent. THC-P edibles usually come in somewhere between 10-30mg per piece, since the cannabinoid’s potency means we don’t need to take a whole lot of the cannabinoid to feel very high.
THC-P tinctures are rare on the market, but they do exist. They have an absorption rate that’s pretty much exactly in between inhalable and ingestible products. So, we usually take about 10-15mg per serving. To figure out how many milligrams are in a serving of a tincture, divide the number of total milligrams in the bottle by the number of milliliters. If the suggested dosage on the label is half a dropper full, divide the number you came up with by half.