THC-O acetate (THC-O) is a one-of-a-kind cannabinoid that was specially made decades ago to introduce a high 3x as powerful as that of delta-9 THC. While THC-O can offer incredible feelings of euphoria, paired with a deeply soothing body high, there are right and wrong ways to take the cannabinoid as a newbie. To ensure that you’ve as satisfying of a THC-O high as possible, review some do’s and don’ts dealing with everything from the type of product you purchase to your personal tolerance to psychoactive cannabinoids in general.
DO: Consider the Delivery Method Carefully
THC-O-acetate, like all cannabinoids, comes in different delivery methods, affecting how the cannabinoid absorbs into the body Consider what kind of experience you want, and then choose your delivery method accordingly
- THC-O Inhalable products like vapes (disposable vapes and cartridges) and flower are known for their fast-acting, potent and short-lived effects that max out at about a couple of hours.
- THC-O Edibles can deliver slightly milder effects that last for up to 8 hours, with a stronger body high sensation.
DO: Consider the Timing
Again, THC-O-acetate is a potent cannabinoid that can get you, well, pretty ‘high’. So, it’s probably not the best choice to take it before work or before visiting your parents, especially if you’re a beginner. Consider clearing your schedule for a few hours so that you can enjoy the THC-O experience without any interruption or pressing responsibilities that get in the way of your session.
DO: Pay Attention to the Strain
Certain THC-O products, like flower and vapes, come in different strains. Each strain behaves differently, offering its own unique effects that can impact how you feel. Consider what kind of high you want to feel and choose your strain accordingly.
- Sativa strains are more uplifting and motivating.
- Indica strains are more mellowing and evening-oriented, generally speaking.
- Hybrid strains offer something in between the two.
DO: Explore Lab Reports and Brand Reviews
Always read up on a brand before buying from them. Look at reviews that customers have written to see what people have to say about their products. And, look for lab reports that come from a third-party laboratory, which display how the company has their hemp tested by an unbiased source for purity, federal compliance, and potency. Lab reports should be available on a company’s website. Additional information on how to read THC-O lab reports can be found here.
DO: Think About Your Tolerance
With THC-O-acetate being remarkably powerful, you gotta contemplate your tolerance to other psychoactive cannabinoids. If, for example, delta-8 THC feels really strong for you, then maybe you should hold off on THC-O until your overall THC tolerance develops a little more. While THC-O isn’t going to be dangerous in the general sense, you still probably want to avoid getting ‘more high’ than you bargained for.
DO: Try Out Different THC-O Products
THC-O-acetate comes in all kinds of product forms, with different strains, strengths, ingredients, etc. We encourage customers to experiment with different THC-O products to see which ones best suit their needs. All of us for the most part, have different goals in mind when taking this cannabinoid, and some products may help you reach those goals more easily than others.
DON’T: Go Overboard with the Amount You Take
THC-O can get you very high in even relatively small doses depending on your tolerance. It would be a mistake as a beginner to take a high dose of the cannabinoid rather than starting slow, since the effects can be far stronger than you anticipated. Follow the directions on the label to consume a manageable amount, and then work up your dosage as your tolerance increases.
DON’T: Drive After Taking THC-O
It’s important to mention that THC-O is ultimately an intoxicating substance, which is why you do not want to drive after taking it. Driving while intoxicated, even if the intoxicant is legal, can get you into serious trouble. Besides that, it’s dangerous for both you and others on the road.
DON’T: Take THC-O if You Have an Upcoming/Pending Drug Test
THC-O is metabolized by THC-COOH, the same enzyme that metabolizes delta 9 THC. Urine-based drug tests are looking for THC-COOH in the urine, and this is why taking THC-O can result in a failed drug test. If you are someone who is going to be tested soon, it’s best to hold off on taking THC-O entirely.
DON’T: Go for the Cheapest THC-O on the Market
Sure, you can find incredibly inexpensive THC-O products out there, but they’re going to be so cheap for a reason. Companies may use low concentrations of the cannabinoid, poor-quality ingredients or bad manufacturing practices that result in unstable extracts. Overall, it’s worth it to pay for a high-quality THC-O product that’s far more likely to satisfy you. Otherwise, you’re just wasting money on something that will never give you the results that you’re looking for.
DON’T: Be Impatient After You Take THC-O
A common thing that first-time users do is take a serving of THC-O-acetate and get frustrated when they don’t feel the effects immediately, and then take more product. This can result in taking twice the recommended dose and getting overwhelmingly high. Products can take a while to kick in. Edibles can take a couple of hours, and inhalable products can take up to 30 hours sometimes. Wait the proper amount before deciding if you need to take a little more, and consider increasing your serving amount the next time if you happen to have a naturally high tolerance to THC-O.
Follow These Simple Rules for an Amazing THC-O Experience
THC-O-acetate, with its powerful psychoactive properties, offers a whole lot of enjoyment when it’s taken properly. Your THC-O experience is only as good as your product, as well as the way you consume it in terms of dosing, timing, etc. Essentially, follow these basic guidelines, and you’ll be in for a stellar high that’s like no other cannabinoid on the market.
Gas carries a variety of high-quality and third-party lab tested THC-O products that can meet your daily needs for all the right reasons.
Please Note: Before using THC-O-acetate, speak with your doctor first, especially, if you’re currently on any prescription medications. Your physician has access to your medical records and can therefore, make a proper determination if THC-O is an option for you to take.