THC-H, known as tetrahydrocannabihexol, is one of the newest cannabinoids on the market. Believed to be one of the strongest cannabinoids, consumers have recently looked for THC-H (also called THCH or THCh) in their products for strong hemp experiences.
Because of this, we’ve made a small guide to tell you what THCh is, its pharmacology, what products you can find in it, and the status of research and clinical reports. We also have a few alternatives if you are unsure about trying this potent cannabinoid, so keep reading to learn about this newcomer to the hemp-derived game.
- THC-H is a psychoactive hemp-derived cannabinoid discovered in 2020 with other similar cannabinoids like THC-P.
- THC-H is believed to have a stronger affinity to the endocannabinoid system due to its chemical structure.
- More research is needed to establish the benefits and risks associated with THC-H.
What is THC-H
First, let’s start with the basics. Hemp has over 180 available cannabinoids, including the most common psychoactive compounds delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC. There are other cannabinoids around that are non-psychoactive as well, like CBG or CBN.
Well, between those psychoactive cannabinoids, scientists have recently discovered THC-H. This fairly new compound was found fairly recently in 2020, almost simultaneously with other hemp-derived isomers like THC-P.
While there is not much information about this newer cannabinoid, it is believed it can be even stronger than THC-P. For reference, THC-P is considered by users to be up to 33 times stronger than regular THC.
More information is needed for this, but for now, users have been estimated to be even stronger than this cannabinoid. The hemp industry, however, has started to create different products like vaping pens with THC-H, such as live resin and other extracts.
What is THC-H Live Resin
You might be wondering what THC-H live resin is. Well, let’s split it into two parts. First, the THC-H part.
This means that the concentrate has in its majority this cannabinoid. Different types of concentrate can have the same cannabinoids, like smoking delta 8 THC in shatter but also in wax form.
Now for the second part, the live resin. This concentrate has a special process to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp. Resin is a high-quality kind of extract that uses chemical processes to allow the concentrate to form.
The “live” part means that when the flower was frozen directly after the harvest and used immediately after to create the extract. This keeps the terpenes and flavors intact while ensuring you get more trichomes and cannabinoids.
So to sum it up, THC-H live resin is a high-quality concentrate that uses freshly harvested and frozen flowers while keeping the terpenes intact and prime cannabinoid content.
THC H vs. THC P
While both cannabinoids are fairly new to the market, there is slightly more information available when talking about THCP. Both compounds are believed to get you high, but most importantly, both give out a pretty strong high.
THCP is known for having a storing affinity when binding to the proteins of our endocannabinoid receptors. Research would be needed to fully understand how THC-H behaves, but anecdotal experience says it feels pretty similar and can affect similar zones of the endocannabinoid system.
Besides this, the information we have about both compounds are limited. They are both homologs of delta 9 THC and have a similar structure, except for THC-P’s carbon length.
Both of these compounds have a side chain. THCP has a seven-carbon side chain, while THCH has an alkyl side chain (6-carbons), which could lead to stronger affinity to the endocannabinoid receptors.
As noted by this 2018 study, the side chains in cannabinoid compounds could lead to changes in the affinity and pharmacology of the cannabinoid receptors.
THC-H vs. Delta 9 THC
There are a few things to note about these two compounds. THCh is a homolog of delta 9 THC, meaning it shares a similar structure and functions, at least in its pharmacology.
It is believed that THCh could have even stronger effects than delta 9 THC, but this is based on anecdotal evidence and consumer reports. However, we know that it could lead to similar benefits to delta 9 THC’s while being legal at a federal level, thanks to the Farm Bill in 2018.
This means that if you want to try a strongly psychoactive cannabinoid, THC-h could be a legal alternative while holding even more potency than D9 THC. Just make sure to check the status of hemp-derived cannabinoids in your state over here.
Does THC H Get You High?
Yes, THC-H can get you high. While we currently don’t have data on its exact mechanisms, it is believed it is stronger than THC-P. And as we mentioned above, the study that discovered this cannabinoid stated that it could be up to 33 times stronger than delta 9 THC.
That said, users have reported feeling strong body and mental high and euphoria, which we’ll delve into in the next section. So to sum it up, THC-H does have intense psychoactive properties that are believed to be equal to or more than 33 times the potency of THC.
While we don’t have much scientific research yet, anecdotal evidence suggests that THC-H is a strong, all-around psychoactive feeling. This means it could make you feel heavily relaxed both in your mind and body.
Users have said to feel chill while taking it, and most have the effect of uplifting your mood. Some users even say it is like a strong hybrid strain: not too relaxing to make you sleepy, but also not that energetic to keep you awake.
The key word from users, however, is euphoria. Most THC-H consumers have reported feeling even more euphoric than any other cannabinoids, potentially lasting more than any other hemp-derived compound.
However, all of this information is anecdotal so far, and we can only compare it to what users have said and evidence from the research that discovered this compound in 2020.
Is THC-h Safe?
Since this cannabinoid is extremely new, it is not as easy to access clinical data, studies, or other potential therapeutic uses. Most reported effects come from the single study that found it and the anecdotal evidence from consumers that want to try new cannabinoids.
So far, users have only gound to feel tired after a while, and some of the common side effects that delta 9 THC and THC-P have: dry mouth, headache, long-lasting highs, and even strong mental and physical experiences.
That said, we can’t guarantee that this cannabinoid is safe until more research is done. Hence, we recommend trying small doses at first and lower doses or mixed formulas first.
High THCh strains
THC-H is a minor cannabinoid, meaning it is not found as abundantly as other compounds in hemp, like delta 9 THC, CBD, or CBG. This means no currently known hemp strains have high concentrations of this cannabinoid.
However, there are some brands that add THC-H and other cannabinoids to their flower as distillate.
These are called moon rocks or infused flower, and take a little bit more heat to enjoy. They are much more potent than regular flowers, so if you want to try one, we’d start with small tokes from pipes and avoid huge rips from bongs at first.
Where to Buy THCH
THC-H is fairly new to the market, so we recommend using other products until we have more information on the effects and risks of this cannabinoid. That said, if you want something a little strong but manageable, we have a few products in mind.
You can always try edibles instead of a vape or smoking for a little extra kick to your routine. Remember that extract-infused gummies might and will hit harder and for much longer than your typical jay. Or you can also try out some tinctures if you don’t like smoking.
For gummies, we recommend trying our HHC Gummies. Each gummy bite has 25mg of sweet HHC extract, which is believed to be about 80% of delta 9 THC’s potency. These are available in Fruit Punch, Melon Dreams, and Blue Razz flavors.
You can microdose with edibles by trying the fully hemp-derived Delta 9 THC Gummies. These come with 10mg of completely legal D9 THC, making it great if you want something strong but manageable. They come in six different flavors, so we guarantee you’ll find one perfect for your taste.
However, if you want to experience strong cannabinoids, you can also try one of our Delta 8 Disposables. With over 1000 draws per pen, these devices offer an ultra discreet and portable way to experience potent delta 8 distillate and true to strain terpenes.
Lastly, for some delicious discreet tokes that have a stronger punch than D8 THC, you can try our HHC Carts. They come with a full gram of high-quality premium HHC extract in Maui Wowie, Grandaddy Purp, and Alien OG flavors. These are perfect for daytime use for that extra kick to boost your productivity while having a stronger high than your usual blunt.
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