THCP 1 GRAM 950MG
THCP 14% and DELTA 86%, which is short for tetrahydrocannabiphorol and scientifically known as (-)-Trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabiphorol, is a natural cannabinoid and analog of THC present in varieties of cannabis. It’s thought to be 33 times more active at cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors than THC, causing an intense and intoxicating euphoric high.
THCP’s legality is stuck between conflicting federal legislation. It’s not explicitly listed as a controlled substance and might be protected by the 2018 Farm Bill. However, many believe it’s an illegal substance and belongs under the Federal Analogue Act (FAA).
The discovery of THCP is causing quite a storm. The mere thought of a cannabinoid stronger than THC is enough to get the cannabis world in quite the frenzy.
What more do we know about THCP? How was it discovered? Does it have any benefits to you?
How and when was THCP discovered?
THCP was first shown to the world on 30th December 2019 via an open-access Scientific Reports journal titled, “A novel phytocannabinoid isolated from Cannabis sativa L. with an in vivo cannabimimetic activity higher than Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol…”.
The title, alone, is enough to make even the most casual cannabis users’ ears prick up in curiosity.
What is this new cannabinoid? How was it discovered? What does this mean for the entire cannabis landscape as a whole?
THCP was discovered by accident
The study was conducted by a team of Italian researchers. They used advanced mass-spectrometry and liquid chromatography technology on a natural (not synthetic) cannabis sample (FM2) provided by the Military Chemical Institute in Florence, Italy.
The mass-spectrometry and liquid chromatography analysis allowed the researchers to analyze the plant matter precisely. During this process, THCP was found by chance. A total accident.
THCP is thirty times more effective than THC at binding with CB1 receptors
Once the shellshock of discovering a new cannabinoid subsided, the team recognized THCP as almost identical to THC…with a twist.
You see, naturally-occurring cannabinoid molecules have alkyl side chains. Alkyl side chains are strings of carbon atoms. If you look at a chemical structure diagram of THC or CBD, the alkyl side chains look like the tails attached to an animal.
What can THCP do for you and your body?
This is a good question and one that we don’t fully know yet. More studies need to be conducted before we can say with some certainty what THCP can do for you and your body.
When studying the effects of THCP on human cannabinoid receptors, the Italian team uncovered physiological effects including:
- Pain-relief (analgesia)
- The decreased temperature in the rectum
These effects are essentially identical to THC’s but with added horsepower. Pain-relief could likely be more pronounced. It could also be a more potent sleep aid for those suffering from insomnia. Without any other substantial evidence to support its therapeutic use, we can only guess what it might be helpful for in the future.
Recreationally, some users will have fun with the added potency. The resulting “high” from a THCP-rich cannabis strain or product could produce some pretty powerful effects. Paired with other cannabinoids and terpenes, the effects might be more sedating, energizing, or soothing.
Conclusion: THCP is one of the most interesting cannabinoids right now
THCP is one of the most interesting discoveries in the cannabis industry right now. The prospect of a natural cannabinoid being 30 times more active than THC at CB1 receptors is incredibly exciting.
However, as with any new cannabinoid, there are concerns over its safety. Very few scientific studies verify its short and long-term side effects.