It seems like every few months, there’s a new cannabinoid on the rise in popularity. If you dig deep enough, you’ll get into HHC, THCV, CBN, CBG, and a whole lot of others.
Speaking of that, one that’s enjoying a fair amount of popularity right now is THCa. This is a unique cannabinoid (and one that naturally occurs in relatively high concentration in cannabis plants) that is currently trending in popularity.
It’s driving the demand for THCa carts, flower, pre-rolls, and other products. But what is it, and why? These are some of the questions we will attempt to answer here.
What Is THCa?
Formally known as tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, THCa is the precursor to THC. It is chemically the form of THC that develops in the plants, and on its own does not produce any intoxicating or psychoactive effects.
What Happens When You Smoke or Vape THCa?
While THCa does not produce any intoxicating effects, it converts into THC when it is exposed to temperatures above 232℉. That means when it is smoked or vaped (or decarbed, such as when making edibles) it becomes THC and produces the exact same effects. In layman’s terms, it’s basically the same thing as THC, it just has to be smoked first.
In effect, for the purposes of the average user, considering how THCa will be consumed, it is basically the same thing as THC, but in “legal form” (see below). The one caveat is that THCa must be decarbed before producing edibles because THCa needs exposure to heat before converting to THC. Other than that, they are the same thing in practice.
Can You Buy THCa Cartridges and Other Products Online?
Yes, THCa is federally legal, which means it is not regulated in the same manner as THC. For this reason, THCa vape carts, flower, and other products are easily and readily available online. However, there are a few states that present either a legal gray area or which are not friendly to THCa, so do your own research before buying.
Why Vape THCa?
One reason to try THCa carts is that they are so widely available, and since they are federally legal, you can get them pretty easily.
Another is not necessarily unique to THCa, but to vaping. Vaping as an alternative to smoking is cleaner, easier, and more convenient. As long as you have a charged vape, you don’t need to carry a grinder, a lighter, or a wick.
Vaping also produces little to no smoke (depending on your device, and even if it does, the vapor isn’t as dirty as smoke produced by “conventional” smoking) making it cleaner and more discrete.
Where Can You Find THCa Carts?
THCa carts and other products are pretty easy to find online. One great place to investigate is Wild Orchard Hemp. They carry a wide range of the highest-quality THCa carts loaded with e-liquid produced from many popular strains, and many of them are 510 carts, too.
In addition to these high quality THCa carts, Wild Orchard Hemp Also sells THCa Liquid Diamond Vapes, which are produced utilizing advanced extraction techniques that result in an extremely pure and potent THCa extract. These vapes deliver an extremely smooth and flavorful vaping experience.
Their products are also quality assured, and produced in close cooperation with trusted farmers who grow non-GMO, organic plants. All of their products are also verified through third-party testing for purity and potency.
If you’re looking for more information on THCa there’s plenty on their website at the bottom of their collection page for THCa vape cartridges. Take a look there and get in touch with them directly if you have any further questions.