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Types of Cannabinoids

Is THCP Legal?

THCP sounds like a typo, but we can assure you it isn’t. It is one of the rarest cannabinoids you’ll find on any cannabis website. Not to say that it’s easy to locate a place to buy THCP in the first place. In fact, it can be quite difficult to find a good THCP product because of how novel the cannabinoid is on the market.

Another thing that might draw your attention is the fact that it has the letters ‘THC’ in its name, prompting you to ask yourself, “Is THCP legal at all?” We answer that and many more questions for you up ahead, as well as make a few suggestions for THCP products you might want to try.

The Best THCP Products

By visiting the Hemmfy Marketplace you’ll be able to get your hands on a wide variety of THCP products and exotic cannabis mixtures. THCP as a new cannabinoid is claiming followers by the hour, but because it is rather scarce you won’t be able to buy THCP just anywhere. Feel free to browse through our product offering, but here are a few suggestions for some of our best sellers.

Platinum Delta-8 - THCP - Disposable Vape Pen by Delta Extrax

Platinum Delta-8 - THCP - Disposable Vape Pen by Delta Extrax

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Get a disposable vape pen with a unique mixture of cannabinoids. The Platinum Collection Disposable combines THCP distillate with Delta 8 THC to make a product that will not disappoint consumers looking for a memorable experience.

CBD - THCP Gummies by Bee’s Knees

THC-P - CBD Edible Gummies
by Bee's Knee's

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Bee’s Knees is one of the only brands out there doing THCP edibles, and probably the only one infusing them with both THCP and CBD. Their natural gummies come in a 10 or 15-count bag, each piece containing 10mg of CBD. A 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO THCP edible with zero artificial colors or flavorings.

Strawberry Cough THCP Cartridge 

Strawberry Cough THC-P Cartridge
by Cultiv8 Wellness

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Strawberry Cough is a Sativa THCP strain that is commonly used before embarking on creative endeavors by frequent consumers. These THCP carts come in a single pack presentation and contain 15mg THCP, 860mg Delta 8 THC, and 125mg of organic terpenes and hemp-derived liquifer. 

What Is THCP?

Cannabinoids are the main components that makeup cannabis. Not only that, but they are the main reason why cannabis is so popular in the first place.

Firstly, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) made an impact in the early 60s and made marijuana extremely popular. But in the last few decades, technological advances have made it clear that cannabis is composed of 113+ cannabinoids, and the number seems to keep growing as the years advance.

One of the main discoveries we made was that there is a specific type of cannabinoid that forms naturally in cannabis. These are called ‘phytocannabinoids.’ THCP is one of these compounds.

This means that it can be found within the cannabis plant without the need for any additional processes like curing, baking, or drying the flower. It can also be found in hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis containing less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.

That said, there is no such thing as a ‘THCP strain’; there are just strains,  some of which may contain higher volumes of THCP. 

Nevertheless:

THCP is not easy to come by. 

It is also a fairly new addition to the list of new cannabinoids. THCP was first discovered by a team of Italian researchers in 2019. Because their molecular structure is so similar to one another, it is very hard to distinguish THCP from regular THC (D9 THC), which could explain why the cannabinoid was only discovered three years ago. If you want to learn more about THCP, make sure to read our blog post on the subject: What Is THCP?

As you can see:

Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP) hasn’t been around long, which is the main reason why official research on its effects and potential benefits is scarce, if not null. That’s why most of its effects are often compared to Delta 9 THC.

THCP vs. THC

The body uses a system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to absorb and interpret incoming cannabinoids. In other words, it provides the body with the ability to absorb and activate the effects of cannabinoids. 

In the scarce amount of research found online on THCP, it is said that the cannabinoid can bind more often to the CB1 receptor than Delta 9 THC, which would explain the psychoactive effects that  THCP products have on the body.

Other than this, the main difference between both components is that you can buy THCP on the federally legal market (which we will explain in detail), while THC remains listed as a Schedule I drug and is federally illegal (but still legal in specific states across the U.S.).

THCP is also said to be a lot stronger than the Delta 9 THC, a feature that can be attributed to the difference in molecular structure. However, it must be said that the potency and effects of ANY cannabinoid will depend on variables like user tolerance and the amount consumed, among a few other factors.

Is THCP Legal?

The only cannabinoid that is officially included in the Schedule I drug list is Delta 9 THC. So, on paper THCP is not a banned substance. But a second condition applies: THCP must be hemp-derived.

Hemp crops and hemp-derived products are considered federally legal in the U.S. as long as they contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC per unit of dry weight. 

However:

There is an additional degree of complexity here. States within the U.S. have the ability to pass state laws when it comes to cannabis derivatives. Independent state laws may ban THCP depending on where you are located.

THCP as an individual substance is not banned in any state. But some states ban all forms of THC. 

On the other hand:

Cannabis-related laws are continuously changing in the U.S., meaning what is legal today may be illegal tomorrow or vice-versa. So, the best advice we can give you is to review your state laws before you decide to buy THCP online.

How Is THCP Made?

Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) is commonly referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids. It is a naturally occurring compound in cannabis that changes as the cannabis plant grows and adapts.

In other words:

All cannabinoids start as CBGA and are formed as the original compound undergoes a series of enzymatic reactions. This usually ends up in the acidic versions of other cannabinoids, for instance, THCA or CBDA. In this case, manufacturers would be looking for THCPA, which is then decarboxylated to create THCP.

Hemmfy articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them.

The knowledge around CBD and other cannabis-derived products is growing and constantly changing, as does their legal status. Hence, we recommend checking with your local authorities and a licensed physician prior to consumption.

Simon Cartagena

Simon Cartagena is a full-time cannabis copywriter. This has led him to write for companies like Hemmfy.com where he acts as Senior Content Writer and other world-renowned cannabis publications. Simon has created Content Marketing strategies and articles that have helped company revenues increase by up to 1,000%. Simon’s goal is to help people understand cannabis in an industry where misinformation seems to be predominant.