Are you new to the world of THCA? If so, you may have heard lots of conflicting information about tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. Questions like, “Does THCA get you high?” and “What is the point of THCA?” have been swirling around the web as of late. Black Tie is here to help you get to the bottom of these questions and debunk some of the myths associated with THCA.
Myth: THCA will not get you high.
Truth: THCA in its raw, untreated form will not get you high. This is because tetrahydrocannabinolic acid in its original form contains an extra carboxyl group. This additional carboxyl group alters the molecule, making it impossible for it to bind to the endocannabinoid receptors in the same way that THC does.
Once it is decarboxylated, however, THCA loses its extra carboxyl group and transforms into THC. Upon doing this, THCA in its THC-transformed state can now bind to the endocannabinoid system and produce psychoactive effects.
Myth: THCA does not offer any benefits on its own.
Truth: The reality is that THCA offers plenty of benefits in its preheated state. Some of these include help with inflammation, chronic pain, appetite stimulation, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, and anxiety.
Myth: THCA won’t show up on a drug test.
Truth: Unfortunately, this one simply isn’t true. THCA shows up in urine and blood drug tests just about the same way THC does. This means that if you’re concerned about testing positive, it’s best to steer clear of it altogether in the days leading up to your test.
Myth: THCA is legal everywhere.
Truth: While THCA is technically federally legal, the waters get a little murky when it comes to its legality once it becomes THC. While THCA is not listed as a controlled substance, it is only deemed legal as long as it is sourced from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3% THC. That means that if the THCA is derived from industrial hemp, it is legal. If it comes from marijuana and exceeds 0.3% THC in its raw form, THCA may not be legal in all states. It’s always best to verify with your local and state regulations before taking or purchasing THCA.
Myth: THCA is better for pain than CBD.
Truth: This is up to interpretation and is primarily based on anecdotal evidence. While many people find that THCA and THC are great for reducing inflammation and providing pain relief, it all depends on the source of the pain. Research suggests that THCA and THC may be more effective at impacting how the brain perceives pain, whereas CBD tends to be more useful for easing localized pain.
Lucky for you, there are multiple ways to try THCA. Black Tie has THC-A hemp flower and THC-A Diamonds available for purchase. Our Hemp THC-A flowers come in a range of strains, some of the most popular being our Gushers (GH), our Gushers (INDOOR), and our Jealousy (INDOOR) THC-A flowers.
Have questions? Need advice? We’re here to help. Contact Black Tie today for more information.