THCO Wedding Cake, also known as “Triangle Mints #23,” is a potent type of Indica-hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Triangle Kush with Animal Mints.
Fun fact: In Canada, this strain is known as Pink Cookies.
The THCO Wedding Cake strain provides relaxing and euphoric effects that calm the body and mind.
This strain yields a rich and tangy flavor profile with undertones of earthy pepper.
Medical Hemp patients choose THCO Wedding Cake to help relieve symptoms associated with pain, insomnia, and appetite loss.
Consumers with a low THC tolerance should enjoy this strain with an extra slice of care due to its high THC content.
THCO Wedding Cake has soared in popularity over the years and was named Leafly Strain of the Year in 2019.
Wedding Cake helps with
Stress20% of people say it helps with stress
Anxiety20% of people say it helps with anxiety
Depression16% of people say it helps with depression
THCO Wedding Cake effects are mostly calming.
THCO Wedding Cake potency is higher CBD than average.
What Is THCO WEDDING CAKE? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About THCO.
What is THC-O?
Although many of us only recently heard about THC-O, the US military began studying its effects as long ago as the 1940s; they observed it eroded dogs’ muscle coordination twice as much as conventional delta-9 THC.
Typically, acetic anhydride is added to delta-8 THC to produce delta-O acetate.
THC-O didn’t appear on the DEA’s radar until nearly 30 years later.
In 1978, DEA agents discovered a clandestine lab in Jacksonville, Florida, had combined a cannabis extract with acetic anhydride.
But over the following 10 years, THC-O did not enter the illicit market. Since it didn’t seem to be a growing problem, the federal drug agency declined further investigation into the unusual compound.
Today the production of THC-O acetate is raising concern among some in the state-licensed cannabis industry. To generate the molecule, a highly-flammable compound called acetic anhydride is added to THC molecules.
The process involves a series of extractions that begin with hemp, the low-THC cannabis plant that was made federally legal by Congress in the 2018 farm bill. First, CBD is extracted from raw hemp.
Then delta-8 THC is extracted from the CBD. Finally, acetic anhydride is added to the delta-8 THC molecules to make THC-O acetate.
Experts say this process should only be done under controlled laboratory conditions, due to the health risks involved.
Consumers don’t call THC-O the “spiritual cannabinoid” for nothing. Since the human body can absorb THC-O acetate at higher levels than conventional THC—in other words, it has a higher bioavailability—it delivers a more potent experience.
Anecdotally, Leafly reports that THC-O induces similar effects to a small dose of a psychedelic drug like LSD: It makes the consumer feel euphoric and drastically increases sensory perception.
Some consumers report that vaporized THC-O takes longer to kick in than other cannabinoids, however: From 20 minutes up to an hour.
It’s potent, so go slow
Stephens is likewise worried that adverse reactions to THC-O acetate could have larger repercussions for the legalization movement writ large.
“My biggest fear,” he said, “is it just takes that first overdose to cause the equivalent of a satanic panic or whatever you want to call it.”
Overconsumption of traditional cannabis has never directly caused death in humans.
With a compound three times as potent as delta-9 THC, however, there’s a risk of consumers imbibing too much and suffering through some unpleasant THC-O effects.
Of course, high-potency cannabis concentrates like dabbing oil, wax, and shatter have been legally sold for many years—so the risk of a bad trip with THC-O is all relative.
Will THC-O show up on a drug test?
Yes, THC-O acetate will probably show up on a drug test. FlorBiz, a company that sells THC-O products, points out that it may be even easier to detect because of its potency.