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What Is THC-O-Acetate and Is It Legal?

THC-O-Acetate is one of many new cannabinoids that has gained unprecedented momentum in the past decade. It is a synthesized cannabinoid, which means that it can’t be extracted from the cannabis plant.

So why should you even care about THC-O?


What Is THC-O?

THC-O Products You Should Know

Is THC-O Legal?

What Is THC-O?

Experts have been aware of THC-O since the late 1940s when the US military began studying its short-term exposure effects tested on a number of studies

But even so, THC-O did not appear on the illegal market until 30 years later, potentially due to the technical difficulty involved with the production process. The compound was quickly dismissed by law enforcement as problematic and all but abandoned their research. 

THC-O is made by taking the THC molecule and adding to it acetic anhydride. While THC-O doesn’t exactly come from hemp in its final form, the THC used to manufacture THC-O does, which puts the component in the grey area of state regulation.

A series of extraction processes are performed to isolate Delta 8 THC from the hemp plant. Then the acetic anhydride is added to those molecules and then you have THC-O-Acetate. In order to do this correctly, manufacturers need to operate under controlled conditions that ensure the safety of the public and keep health risks to a minimum.

This is why you want to purchase your THC-O products from reliable retailers and trustworthy brands. At the Hemmfy marketplace, you’ll find a wide variety of globally leading cannabis brands and a wide range of THC-O products to choose from.

THC-O Products You Should Know

Strawberry THC-O Distillate Tincture by Delta 8 Factory

Strawberry THC-O Tincture
by Delta 8 Factory

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The Delta 8 Factory THC-O tincture comes in a 30ml bottle with up to500mg of THC-O per unit. You can find more Delta 8 Factory products right here at Hemmfy.

Strawberry Infinite THC-O Gummies by Delta 8 Factory

Strawberry Infinite X THC-O Gummies by Delta 8 Factory

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Each jar contains up to 250mg of THC-O and comes with 10 gummies per unit. Infinite is a delicious vegan chew infused with THC-O. You can find more Delta 8 Factory products right here at Hemmfy.

Lemonade THC-O Drink by Delta 8 Factory

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Each bottled drink comes with 125mg of THC-O and in four different flavors. You can find more Delta 8 Factory products right here at Hemmfy.

Hybrid THC-O Flower by A Gift From Nature

Brainwreck X Hybrid THC-O Flower
by A Gift From Nature

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A Gift From Nature THC-O FLWR is made from treating premium high CBD/CBG hemp flower with a THC-O formulation that bonds the THC-O  to the hemp flower, producing a potent strain of hemp flower. You can also find more hemp-derived products from A Gift From Nature right here at Hemmfy.

Super Silver Haze Delta - 8 - 10 - THC-O Cart by Delta Extrax

Super Silver Haze Chronix
Delta 8 - 10 - THC-O Cartridge
by Delta Extrax

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The Super Silver Haze THC-O Cart features a mix of Delta 8, Delta 10, and THC-O. This is a Sativa strain with a skunky aroma and a citrusy, almost spicy taste. You can also find more Delta Extrax products right here at Hemmfy.

Is THC-O Legal?

As long as the THC used to manufacture THC-O-Acetate is extracted from the hemp plant and does not surpass the 0.3% Delta 9 THC content limit, then, technically, it would be covered by the 2018 Farm Bill. However, regulation around all things cannabis tends to change very frequently and state laws should always be consulted before acquiring any cannabis-derived products.

Purchasing THC-O products from retailers like Hemmfy that have crossed their ‘t’s ensures that your product will always make it safely to your doorstep.


Certain states have enacted bans on synthetic cannabinoids, subject to constant revision by the state. These are the states we’ve identified that have or have had bans in place:










New York

Rhode Island



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.