THC-P vs THC-O: What’s the Difference?

by NSM Prime on December 12, 2022

 If you're a CBD and THS lover, then you know that there are two main types of THC available - THC-P (tetrahydrocannabinol propyl) and THC-O (tetrahydrocannabinol oxide). Both are psychoactive compounds found in cannabis plants, but what's the difference between them? Let's take a closer look. 


THC-P is the most common type of THC found in cannabis plants. It is produced when tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) is exposed to heat or time. This process, known as decarboxylation, converts THCA into its active form. THC-P binds to CB1 receptors in the body to produce its psychoactive effects. It produces a strong "high" that can last up to 6 hours. 

THC-O is less common than THC-P and is only found in trace amounts in most cannabis strains. Unlike THC-P, it does not bind to CB1 receptors; instead, it directly activates endocannabinoid receptors in the brain and body. This results in a milder “high” that lasts for only 2 to 4 hours. As such, it is often used by those who want to experience the effects of cannabis without feeling too "stoned".

The effects of both types of cannabinoids vary from person to person depending on their individual tolerance levels and metabolism rates. For some people, even small amounts can produce intense psychoactive effects while others may need higher doses for similar results. The best way to determine which type works best for you is through trial and error so that you can find your own optimal dosage level for either one or both types of cannabinoids.

Ultimately, there are differences between THC-P and THC-O that make them suited for different purposes. While both offer potential benefits, they each provide different experiences due to their distinct chemical structures and how they interact with our bodies' endocannabinoid systems. Every user will have their own preference when it comes to choosing which one works best for them – so keep experimenting until you find your perfect combination!  Whether you prefer more intense highs with longer lasting effects or something milder, understanding the differences between these two types of cannabinoids can help you decide which one suits your needs better.





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