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THCP Smokables: Watch Your Worries Go Up in Smoke
There are many forms of THCP available, but smokables are the fastest, most convenient, and most fun way to consume the cannabinoid. Ever since the compound's discover in 2019, a plethora of THCP products have been developed. Still, THCP smokables have ruled the market in a way unlike any other.
Find out why below!
What Are THCP Smokables?
THCP smokables are exactly as they sound: smokable versions of THCP. They are available in pre-rolls and flowers, as well as disposable vapes and carts.
The buzzy effects of THCP can be felt quickly and for up to a couple of hours with THCP smokables. They kick in fast and can last up to two hours. They’re easier to dose because they kick in so quickly. THCP lets you know how your body reacts almost immediately, so you can decide whether or not to continue taking it. In addition, you can adjust the pace based on how much you want to smoke. A quick, small hit won't give you the same high as a long, deep one.
What is THCP?
As far as cannabinoid research goes, THCP is the strongest and most potent. Tetrahydrocannabiphorol, or THCP, is an analog of THC that researchers believe to be 33 times more potent than regular delta 9. Delta 9 is twice as powerful as delta 8 and 30% more powerful than HHC.
An Italian group of researchers discovered the compound by accident in 2019. They didn't intend to discover any new cannabinoids, but rather just wanted to examine cannabis samples closely. The researchers found that THCP interacts with CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system much like THC. As opposed to THC, THCP has a much stronger affinity for CB1 receptors, specifically around 33 times more effective at binding to them, which makes it more potent.
When compared to THC, THCP has a longer alkyl side chain from a scientific standpoint. It is the length of THCP's alkyl side chain that makes it so much stronger than THC on a molecular level. It binds better to the receptors in the endocannabinoid system because of its long alkyl side chain. Hence, in plain English, a longer side chain means a bigger buzz.
Although THCP gets you high–and we do mean really, really high—it has a few other benefits as well. While research on the compound remains in its infancy, since the cannabinoid was only discovered a few years ago, the same team of researchers who initially discovered it also discovered that THCP has numerous health benefits.
THCP may benefit adults in the following ways, according to their research:
- Stretching short, tight ligaments (hypomobility)
- Mild to severe pain relief
- Help with sleep, especially for those in pain
- May lower body temperature, especially in the rectum
Are THCP Smokables Legal?
In short, THCP is legal! When then-President Donald Trump signed into law the Farm Bill in 2018, the political landscape of hemp changed almost overnight. Known also as the Agriculture Improvement Act, the bill legalized hemp and hemp derivatives on a federal level. However, it left marijuana unotuched as a schedule I controlled substance.
Cannabis plants containing 0.3% THC or less on a dry weight basis were defined as hemp in the Farm Bill, while cannabis plants containing 0.3% THC or more were defined as marijuana. At the federal level, THCP products are legal for use, sale, purchase, possession, and manufacture as long as they contain 0.3% THC or less in their composition.
Nevertheless, some states have banned or heavily restricted hemp-derived compounds despite the federal government's policy. Even though THCP hasn't been explicitly mentioned in any state legislation, it is likely illegal in the following states:
- New York
- Rhode Island
Different Types of THCP Smokables Available
THCP smokables include THCP disposable vapes, THCP carts, THCP flower, and THCP pre-rolls as a blanket term. You may think a THCP smokable is just any form of THCP you can inhale, and that’s not a complete misperception. However, there is also much more to smokables than just how they are defined.
Vaping and smoking, for example, are both ways to inhale THCP. Inhalation of any kind is the fastest way to catch a buzz since it goes directly into your lungs and straight into your bloodstream through your lungs' lining. Usually, inhalation lasts for a few hours after it kicks in, and it only takes a few minutes to initially take effect.
There are, however, differences between smoking and vaping. Recent studies indicate that vaping produces a stronger effect than smoking, with vapers feeling about 7% higher than those who smoke THC. There are also other more obvious differences between them. If you've ever smoked or packed a joint, you know that smoking requires lighting up and results in strong and lingering smells. Unlike smoking, vaping involves no lighters or lingering odors. All you have to do is put your lips to the mouthpiece and let the device do the rest.
You might find this quick guide helpful in determining which type of THCP smokable you should choose:
Comparing THCP Smokables to Edibles
In addition to the obvious differences, THCP smokables and edibles differ in how long they take to kick in, how long they last, and how strong they are. If you’ve ever dabbled in smokables and edibles, you’ve probably noticed the differences between the two. THCP's effects kick in within minutes and last for a couple of hours when smoked, as we mentioned previously. Edibles, however, take a little longer to kick in, but their effects last longer as well.
Since THCP must be digested before reaching the bloodstream, it does not kick in until it reaches the brain. When you eat an edible, it must first bypass the esophagus and reach the stomach, where the product is broken down into individual compounds. THCP is metabolized in the liver as 11-hydroxy-THC, a potent metabolite that has intense and long-lasting effects. By being metabolized, THCP becomes 11-hydroxy, which reaches the brain once it enters the bloodstream. Depending on your metabolism, weight, and age, you may feel the effects last for more than ten hours, but they usually last for about eight hours.
In conclusion, smoking THCP will result in a fast onset and a relatively short duration, whereas eating THCP will take longer to kick in, but also last longer and feel stronger. If you’re a THCP beginner, we recommend starting off with smokables as they are easier to dose and will wear off quicker if you aren’t pleased with the effects. Whenever you try THCP edibles, be sure to pace yourself and give your body enough time to process the first round before going back for more.
What to Look for When Buying THCP Smokables
We recommend that when buying THCP smokable products, you determine what type of smokable you want. Are you looking for an old-school way to revive your smoking circle? Would you like to relax without having to open the windows and placing a towel under your door?
We offer several types of THCP smokables, but only you can decide which is best for you. Here is a quick breakdown of each THCP smokable type and its characteristics.
THCP Disposable Vapes
If you wish to experience THCP smokable products without committing, disposable vapes are an excellent choice. A THCP vape pen is a prefilled, single use vape pen that usually lasts for about 400 puffs. The best part is that you can feel the buzz with THCP vape pens in delicious flavors and strains and then throw them out when you have finished vaping.
The THCP Cart is ideal for vape enthusiasts who want to boost the buzz in their vape. A 510-compatible battery is required to use these carts, and while the carts themselves are disposable, they offer a killer buzz. Essentially, they're like disposable vapes with the exception that the battery is recharged instead of thrown out. They come in a variety of flavors and strains.
THCP Pre-Rolls and THCP Flower
A pre-rolled joint infused with THCP offers users a back-to-basic approach to cannabinoids, making them a perfect way to get together with friends and enjoy a good time. You can get back into old classics with a pre-roll or a roll in kief, which are both extremely relaxing. A perfect, beautiful joint awaits you with no papers, buds, or worries about your rolling skills.
Final Thoughts on THCP Smokables
THCP smokable products are one of the best ways to experience the buzz created by using THCP. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and kick in quickly, leaving you feeling relaxed, relieved, and most importantly, high as a kite.
THCP is not only a highly psychoactive cannabinoid, it also provides a number of other benefits such as pain relief and better sleep. THCP smokables can help you reap all these benefits in a hurry!