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Does THCA get you high?

Does THCA get you high?

Posted by SN on Jan 04, 2023

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What is THCA?

THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a non-psychoactive (when consumed raw) compound found in raw cannabis plants. It is the precursor to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive compound that produces the high associated with marijuana. Smoking or decarbing THCA will convert to regular THC. THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. See our  THCA Ultimate Guide.

THCA is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, along with CBD, CBG, and others. These compounds interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in a wide range of physiological processes, including perception, mood, memory, and appetite.

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Does THCA get you high?

Unlike THC, THCA is not psychoactive in its raw form. This means that consuming raw cannabis flowers or extracts containing high levels of THCA will not produce the typical high associated with marijuana use. However, when THCA is heated, it decarboxylates, or is converted to THC, through a process called decarboxylation. This process activates the psychoactive properties of THC, which is why smoking or vaporizing marijuana produces the high that is sought after by many users. 

Is THCA flower for sale online?

Yes. Since it is still below 0.3% Delta 9 THC by weight, it is currently legal under the hemp farm bill at the federal level. So it is currently available at hemp retailers such as The Green Nursery to find legal thca for sale. See our THCA Flower Article for more.

Some more general uses of THCA.

Despite its lack of psychoactive effects in raw form, THCA may have therapeutic properties of its own. Some studies have suggested that THCA has many properties and may be useful in the treatment of discomforts. In addition, THCA has been shown to have neuroprotective effects and may be useful in the treatment of certain neurological disorders.

One of the most promising potential uses of THCA is in the treatment of cancer. Some early studies have suggested that THCA may have anti-tumoral properties and may be effective at reducing the growth of certain types of cancer cells. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine the optimal dosages and methods of use for THCA in cancer treatment.

In addition to its potential therapeutic uses, THCA may also have other benefits. For example, some people use high-THCA cannabis strains for their sedative effects, as THCA may have a calming and relaxing effect on the body.

So far, much of the research on THCA has been done in preclinical or animal models, and more research is needed to determine the full extent of its potential therapeutic benefits in humans. However, the early evidence is promising and suggests that THCA may be a valuable addition to the medical cannabis toolkit.

In conclusion, THCA is a non-psychoactive compound found in raw cannabis plants that may have a variety of therapeutic benefits. While more research is needed to fully understand its potential uses and optimal dosages, the early evidence is promising and suggests that THCA may be a valuable addition to the medical cannabis toolkit. If you're considering using THCA or other cannabinoid-based therapies, be sure to speak with a healthcare provider or licensed medical cannabis dispensary to determine the best course of action for your individual needs.

For more information on this topic, see our  Ultimate THCA Guide.

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