From now until April 31st, you can get FULL OUNCES of THC-O distillate for only $49.99! Distillate can be used to make a variety products including vape carts, edibles, and dabbables. This high-quality concentrate 97% pure THC-O, so stock up while supplies lasts. In the meantime, scroll down to learn more about this compound, how it’s made, and how you can access this deal!
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What is THC-O?
THC-O is short for THC-O-Acetate, or THC Acetate/ATHC. Most of the time, you’ll see it written as THC-O or ATHC. It’s important not to confuse ATHC with THCA. In the case of tetrahyrdocannabinolic acid, or THCA, the A stands for acid (not acetate like with ATHC). THCA is the parent molecule of THC, found in raw plants that have not yet been decarboxylated.
THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid that can only be produced in a lab. While it may be tempting to try and make some at home, the process can be volatile and dangerous, so it’s best left to the chemists. In short, THC-O is an analog of THC, meaning is has a similar chemical structure but, as is the case in chemistry, minor changes often lead to substantial differences.
Because it’s an artificially produced cannabinoid, what you see is what you get – meaning all you get is THC-O and none of the beneficial terpenes and flavonoids that are found in natural extracts. With THC-O, you do not get to benefit from the entourage effect. This is an obvious issue for purists and whole-plant advocates, but when it comes to pharmaceutical formulations, isolated cannabinoids are always preferred.
The purity of distillates means that 1 milligram of concentrated oil measures out to just about 1 milligram of cannabinoid, whereas 1 milligram of full-spectrum plant extract might have 0.5 milligrams of THC, 0.3 milligrams of CBD, and 0.2 milligrams a combination of other terpenes and compounds. This makes distillates very easy to use for specific dosing and product production.
How THC-O is Made
Let’s talk a bit more about the THCA and THC-O connection. I have already covered the difference between the two (acid vs acetate), now it’s time to discuss how THCA can be converted to THC-O. Again, it’s a complex chemical process that should only be attempted by experienced chemists, this is NOT something that can be done safely at home.
In raw cannabis plants, cannabinoids are found in carboxylic acid from. Carboxylic acids are any of class of organic compounds in which a carbon atom is bonded to a hydroxyl group via a single bond, and to an oxygen atom by a double bond. When exposed to heat, the compounds lose their carboxylic acid groups and become the cannabinoids most consumers are familiar with.
Carboxylic acid and hydroxyl groups are both polar and hydrophilic, meaning small amounts of THCA (or any other cannabinoid acid) are water soluble. Using two chemicals – sulfuric acid and acetic anhydride – the conversion can begin. Summarized, the process goes like this: THCA + heat > D9 + sulfuric acid + acetic anhydride = THC-O Acetate. When THCA is converted to THC-O, the polar C-OH becomes C-O-CH2C=O-CH3. The carboxylic acid group is hydrolyzed by the heating with the sulfuric acid, which then reacts with excess anhydride to produce acetic acid. This acid reacts with regular THC at the hydroxyl group and becomes the potent THC-O-Acetate.
To reiterate, sulfuric acid and acetic anhydride are both very corrosive and hazardous chemicals that should not be in the hands of amateurs and everyday consumers. Attempting this process at home is incredibly risky.
About the deal
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THC-O Distillate is incredibly versatile and can be used for numerous different things including filling your own carts, making edibles and other products, or simply dabbing straight out of the jar. High quality and effective! Get one jar or stock up now while the price is low – weekend sale, don’t miss out!
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