Due to its high level of refinement, most of the terpenes are separated out to yield a product that has a mild aroma but powerful effect. When smoked, THCa decarboxylates into delta9-THC and creates a powerful "high". But as a raw powder it can be ingested orally to experience its medicinal benefits without the psychoactive effects.
Potency: 99% - THC-A
Recommended Use: Mix with raw cannabis, Dabbing
What is THC A?
THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. It is a precursor to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. In raw cannabis plants, THC is primarily found in the form of THCA. THCA does not have psychoactive effects like THC until it is decarboxylated, a process that occurs when cannabis is heated, such as during smoking, vaping, or cooking.
When cannabis is heated, either through smoking or cooking, THCA undergoes decarboxylation, a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group from the molecule, converting THCA into THC. This is why cannabis must be heated in some way to activate its psychoactive properties. However, when consumed raw, such as in fresh cannabis leaves or juice, THCA remains non-psychoactive.
To experience the psychoactive effects associated with THC, you need to decarboxylate the THCA, which involves heating the cannabis. When you smoke cannabis or use it in vaporizers, the heat applied during combustion or vaporization causes decarboxylation, converting THCA into THC, which then produces the psychoactive effects.
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