6 Frequently Asked Questions About THC-A Isolate Answered

March 12, 2023

6 Frequently Asked Questions About THC-A Isolate Answered

7 Frequently Asked Questions About THC A Isolate Answered

By now, it’s high time you familiarize yourself with the latest and greatest cannabis product to hit the market. Yes, we’re talking about THC-A. Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THC-A) is the precursor to THC, which makes it the OG in the cannabis space. That said, it’s also not as popular as THC, which means people have a lot of questions about it, as well as about its concentrates. If you have questions about THC-A Isolate, you’re not alone. Black Tie CBD is here to break down the ins and outs of this treasure so you can use it to your benefit.

Check out these commonly asked questions about THC-A isolate and you’ll feel good and ready once you try it out for yourself.

1.  What is the Difference Between THC-A and THC?

This is probably the question we get asked the most. Not sure about the difference between THC-A and THC? A lot of people are in the same boat. For starters, THC-A is the precursor to THC. This means that THC-A becomes THC once it undergoes decarboxylation. In its raw, unprocessed state, THC-A contains one extra carboxyl group that THC does not. This makes it different from THC and is the determining factor between which one will get you “high” (THC) and which one won’t (THC-A, unless it is decarboxylated). We’ll go into more detail on that below. The main thing to remember is that raw THC-A contains an additional carboxyl group.

2.   Will THC-A Isolate Get Me High?

Now comes the follow-up question: will THC-A get me “high”? In its decarboxylated form, THC-A will not yield the psychoactive results for which THC is known. Once it has been heated, treated, and exposed to the proper amount of sunlight, however, THC-A can offer high-inducing properties in the same way as THC.

THC-A Isolate is primarily used for dabbing, but can also be added on top of flowers in a bowl, joint, or blunt. All of these methods mean the isolate will undergo some degree of decarboxylation, which will result in a powerful “high” for the user. It’s important to have the full scope of this information so you understand how you may feel when using THC-A. For more insight, it may be helpful to check out our blog on the topic, Does THCA Get You HIgh? This and 5 Other Myths & Truths About THCA.

3.   How Do You Use THC-A Isolate?

There are a variety of ways to use THC-A Isolate. Many people enjoy dabbing but others add the concentrate to flowers, joints, or blunts. It can also be ingested orally as long as you swallow it with water. Given that THC-A Isolate is a raw powder, oral ingestion will not result in a psychoactive experience. Instead, it will deliver the potential medicinal benefits of the product but without the “high.”

As with other forms of cannabis, THC-A Isolate can also be applied in tincture form, baked into edibles, or as a topical solution.

4.   What’s the Proper Dose of THC-A Isolate?

Dosing THC-A isolate properly is not a one-size-fits all solution. Everyone will respond differently to doses of the product, which means it may require some trial and error. Another factor to consider regarding the proper dosage of THC-A isolate is what you want to gain from using it. Are you looking for the psychoactive benefits? Perhaps you want to bypass them and use it as an anti-pain or anti-inflammation remedy. Your goal will impact the dose of THC-A that’s best for you. The best thing you can do is to start small and slow and incrementally increase your dosage with time and experience.

5.   Is THC-A Isolate Legal?

THC-A Isolate is legal in some places. We unfortunately can’t give you a definite answer here because the legality of THC and related products is not definite in and of itself. THC-A is not  listed as a controlled substance, which means it is only legal as long as it is sourced from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3% THC (as per the 2018 Farm Bill). That said, we don’t know where everyone gets their THC-A isolate from. Furthermore, certain states have their own regulations regarding the legality of THC. In one state, THC-A may be legal but things could change once it transforms into THC. As always, it’s best to verify with your locality before taking or purchasing any THC-A product.

Learn more about THC-A isolate when you try it for yourself. For questions, feel free to contact us now!