What is THC B? Benefits, Uses & Risks

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Day by day, more discoveries about the cannabis plant are made. THC B (also known as THC-B or THCb), is one of the most recent discoveries when talking about strong, hemp-derived compounds.

THC-B is closely related to regular THC, one of the main compounds in cannabis and hemp. However, these differences make them unique, specifically THCB, which is believed to have a potency similar to THC-P, which is about 33 times stronger than delta 9 THC.

Other cannabinoids like delta 11 THC, HHC-P, HHC-O, and THC-P have already started to show in the hemp scene as some of the strongest cannabinoids available. THC-B is not very far behind, as some users have started to use this new phytocannabinoid, as it can give a strong mind and body buzz.

If you are curious about this new compound, in the next article, you’ll find the basic knowledge you need to know about THCB, its effects, its legal status, and how it compares to other cannabinoids. 


Key Takeaways

  • THC-B is a new psychoactive cannabinoid that is believed to have a potency similar to THC-P.
  • This compound is fully hemp-derived and federally legal, but scientific research is scarce.
  • THC-B is a homolog of delta 9 THC. This compound has a stronger affinity to our nervous system thanks to its chemical structure.
  • While mostly coming from anecdotal evidence, THCB could help with stronger relaxation effects than regular THC.


What is THC-B?

Let’s go with some basics. THC-B is a newly discovered cannabinoid derived from hemp, like delta 8 THC. While knowledge of this cannabinoid is limited, it is believed to have psychoactive and euphoric effects. 

In potency, users have described this cannabinoid as having a similar strength to the famous THC-P. However, it can provide a different experience and relaxation, much more potent than regular (delta 9) THC.

This homolog compound to delta 9 interacts with our brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, binding to them with a strong affinity. This means this compound can hit pretty strong with just a few tokes or puffs, even more than HHC or HHC-P.

About its origins, THCB was originally isolated by researchers in late 2019, finding about 120 more cannabinoids in the hemp plant. This makes it one of the newest cannabinoids to have entered the hemp-derived market.


What Are The Benefits of THC-B

THCB is pretty new to the scene, meaning scientific and systemic research is scarce. That said, the research that isolated this compound showed some insights into its primary benefits.

Thanks to its stronger affinity to our endocannabinoid receptors, this compound could work as a stronger sibling to regular THC. This could mean it has a strong potential to aid chronic pain, nausea, and inflammatory problems. 

However, there is still a lot to research before using it in day-to-day treatments. This compound could be an even stronger aid for different diagnoses or help people who can’t take hefty doses of regular THC, like chemo patients.


What Are The Effects of THC-B?

As mentioned above, THC-B is a new cannabinoid lacking research and testing. However, due to preliminary data, we can say that THCB can give you a potent and cerebral high.

Users who have tested products with this cannabinoid mentioned how it could relax you even further with strong relaxing effects. Others compare it to a stronger THCV, as it sometimes can give a strong yet smooth mental and physical buzz.

Other reported effects from users are:

  • Feeling at ease and relaxed.
  • Strong physical relaxation.
  • Smooth but heavy mental buzz.
  • A soothing physical sensation.

Just remember these are all anecdotal evidence, which means further research would be needed to understand its wellness potential.


What is the Difference Between THC-B and Delta 9 THC?

These compounds are homologs, meaning they share a similar chemical structure. While they are similar, some of the carbon chains and the pentyl side chain of THC change how it interacts with our endocannabinoid system.

THC-B has a butyl side chain (4 carbons), which could be the reason for its strong affinity. This theory could work thanks to how THC-P and HHC-P work. Both have a similar structure and are both analogs that work with small side chains.

Both THC-P and HHC-P have stronger affinity bonds thanks to the hydrogenation process they go through and the side chain. While THCB lacks that, it could mean that it’s part of what binds to the CB1 receptors of our endocannabinoid system.


What Are The Legal Differences Between THC & THC-B

This is also a key factor that might want you to switch to THCB. While delta 9 THC is under the Controlled Substance Act, it is legal in a few states. This can be done through medicinal cannabis if the state allows it or through hemp-derived delta 9 THC, which is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.

THCB is also federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. This law regulates hemp-derived products, allowing hemp production and consumption as long as it contains less than 0.3% of the dry weight of delta 9 THC.

THC-B has no delta 9 in its structure, meaning it can be bought from dispensaries without any legal trouble. And thanks to its potency and availability, both recreational and wellness users could benefit from having strong effects and even stronger highs.

Now, as with all new cannabinoids, research is scarce. Due to how new it is, we recommend you go for other strong cannabinoid options until more research is available, especially if you are sensitive to certain cannabinoids or want to use them with wellness goals in mind.


Where to Buy THC-B

Cannabis-derived products like CDT vapes have risen in popularity, making newer cannabinoids more attractive to consumers. When consuming cannabinoids, try choosing dispensaries and items with third-party lab reports and a good reputation, especially with cutting-edge compounds like THCB.


Since THC-B is so new to the hemp scene, products with this cannabinoid are very scarce. 

While we work on getting more research, you can go for high-potency edibles like our Green Apple Sour Belts, which pack a whopping 3000mg of our sweet and safe delta 8 THC per pack.