Cannabis has become the focus of research in recent years, and with it the various cannabinoids that occur in this plant. One cannabinoid that has been attracting a lot of attention recently is THCP.
This is an expanded form of THC that is bound to a phosphate molecule. Its unique chemical structure ensures an increased effect on the CB receptors in the human body.
In this blog post we will take a closer look at THC-P and examine its chemical basis, effects in the body, health effects, legality and much more.
What is THC-P anyway? Chemical principles and origins
THCP, or tetrahydrocannabiphorol, is a cannabinoid that has only recently been discovered. It was isolated for the first time in 2019. It belongs to the phytocannabinoid family and is closely related to the better-known delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The newly discovered cannabinoid could be the reason why different strains of hemp work in such different ways, even though the THC content is the same.
The P variant differs from THC in its chemical structure, particularly the position of the double bond. These differences could also have an impact on the effect in the body. The discovery of THCP is relatively new, and research into this cannabinoid is still in its infancy.
As a phytocannabinoid, its effect is similar to the body's own endocannabinoids. The naturally occurring component in cannabis can influence communication between the brain and body.
The effects of THCP in the body? Experience reports & studies on the effect
The exact effects of THCP in the body have not yet been fully researched. However, there are initial reports from users who report a stronger psychoactive effect compared to conventional THC.
Studies on the effects of THCP are limited, but some research suggests that it may have a higher affinity for the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which could lead to the reported enhanced effects. However, when it comes to health effects, more research is needed to better understand the long-term effects of THCP.
Users report an increasingly relaxing, euphoric or even stimulating reaction to consuming THCP. Since every person reacts differently to THC and therefore also the extended P variant, it should be used with caution. If you want to try THCP, start with a small dose and increase slowly based on your reactions.
Comparison of THCP to regular THC
An important point of comparison is the difference between THCP and regular THC. While THC is the best-known psychoactive compound in cannabis and is responsible for most psychoactive effects, THCP appears to have potentially more potent effects. This may be of interest to some users, but should be taken with caution as the exact dosage and mode of action still need to be researched.
THC binds primarily to the CB1 receptors and develops its psychoactive effects there. Of course, the more potent THCP does the same thing, but with a binding that is 33 times more active. The binding to the CB2 receptor is approximately 10 times stronger than that of conventional THC. The new THCP binds more strongly to both CB receptors.
The comparison of cannabinoids - what works and how?
Comparison of THCP with HHC
THC-P isn't the only cannabinoid to gain attention in recent years. Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) has also been making waves in the cannabis scene. Both cannabinoids have structural similarities but differences in their effects.
While THC-P is in focus for its supposedly stronger effects, HHC is valued for its potentially milder effects. Choosing between the two depends on individual preferences and needs.
Comparison of THCP with CBD and H4CBD
Compared to CBD (cannabidiol), THC-P has psychoactive properties, while CBD is non-psychoactive. CBD and the more potent H4CBD are often valued for their potential health benefits, including relaxation, stress relief, and pain relief. THC-P, on the other hand, might be more interesting for those looking for a psychoactive experience.
5 Benefits of THC-P
In addition to the effect, some benefits of THC-P are already known from some application reports. However, it is important to emphasize that further concrete research is needed to confirm these benefits and identify possible risks.
- Stronger Psychoactive Effects - THC-P has a stronger psychoactive effect compared to traditional THC, which may be of interest to some users looking for more intense experiences.
- Fast onset of action - TH-P has been reported to have a faster onset of action. This means the effects may be felt more quickly.
- Long-lasting effect - According to previous experience reports, THCP lasts significantly longer than the now common cannabinoids HHC and H4CBD.
- Potentially Diverse Applications - Since research on THC-P is still in its early stages, there is room for discovery regarding its potential applications. This could potentially open up new options for medical or therapeutic purposes.
- Research interest - The scientific community's interest in THC-P could lead to new insights into the functioning of the endocannabinoid system and the interactions of cannabinoids, which would deepen the understanding of cannabis as a whole.
What side effects does THC-P have?
Since THC-P has a more intense effect than HHC and H4CBD, increased and longer-lasting side effects can also be expected. You should already have experience with THC or other cannabnioids before you try the more potent variant.
As with all cannabinoids, THC-P also has possible side effects and psychoactive effects such as paranoia, anxiety and memory problems. Long-term effects and potential health risks still need to be studied in more detail.
Advantages and disadvantages at the same time: The long-lasting effect can be positive for some and negative for others.
Is THCP legal in Germany?
THCP is currently considered legal in Germany. Because the THC it contains does not exceed the maximum permitted value of 0.2%, it is classified as legal. However, the hydrogenated cannabinoid can have psychoactive effects. Therefore, you should never drive and take the long-lasting effects seriously.
However, the legality of THCP depends on the laws in each country or region. Before purchasing or consuming THCP, you should check the laws in your area.
With regard to detectability in a drug test, it should be said that some tests could definitely detect the amount of THC, albeit a small amount. If you have to take regular tests at work or have other concerns about detectability, we recommend that you use other CBD products.
For new cannabinoids that have not been on the market for a long time, you should regularly inquire about legal regulations.
Which THCP products are available to buy?
In our shop you will find everything you could be looking for to try out the new THCP:
Our THCP flowers contain a high proportion of the newly discovered THC-P. To try the whole thing out and find the right dosage, THC-P flowers are best.
As usual, you can find our THCP vapes in a variety of high-quality flavors. With our vapes you can also easily control the dosage of THC-P and enjoy it in a relaxed manner.
Our high-quality THCP hash is also perfect for testing the potent cannabinoid.
THCP is a newly discovered cannabinoid that may have potentially stronger psychoactive effects than traditional THC. Research on this cannabinoid is still in its early stages and further studies are needed to better understand its exact effects, health effects and legal framework.
If you already have extensive experience with THC and mainly experience positive effects, the more potent THCP could intensify these experiences.
Before consuming THCP, however, you should definitely speak to your doctor and also find out about the regulations specific to your region.