THC-O acetate, usually shortened to THC-O, is a highly intoxicating cannabinoid that has become extremely popular in a relatively short period. Indeed, one could also classify it as an overnight sensation; such is the rapidity of its rise. One of the compound’s biggest selling points is the fact it offers triple the potency of delta-9-THC.
With a federal court in California ruling that delta-8 THC products are federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, the THC-O industry received a shot in the arm. As long as products come from industrial hemp with a maximum delta-9 content of 0.3%, they are technically legal.
Even before these companies welcomed this news, they were busily infusing the cannabinoid into various products, including vape liquid, tinctures, and gummies. However, one could argue that THC-O gummies have become the #1 product in the niche. This guide investigates three reasons why this is the case.
THC-O Gummies Offer Convenience
Certainly, THC-O vape products offer a level of convenience too. Users can enjoy a puff on the go anytime they like. However, it isn’t especially easy to calculate dosage. Given the potency of THC-O, it is best to know precisely how much you’re using at any time! There’s a similar problem with tinctures, as you must be careful when measuring the liquid in a dropper.
In contrast, you have no such issues with THC-O gummies. The most common ‘size’ is 25mg. Therefore, you’re immediately aware that each gummy contains 25mg of the cannabinoid. If you believe this dosage is too high for your liking, consume half or even a quarter of a gummy.
However, please ensure that the THC-O gummies you buy come with a third-party lab report. Otherwise, you can’t be certain that the product contains what’s claimed on the label. When you’re dealing with such an intoxicating compound, every mg counts!
THC-O Gummies Are a Preferred Consumption Method
The jury remains out regarding the safety of vaping. It is considered a safer consumption method than smoking, but concerns remain. The recent vaping illness epidemic claimed dozens of lives and gave vape products a bad name.
In reality, most of the damage was caused by black market THC products, many of which contained harmful chemicals such as vitamin E acetate. If a vape liquid contains little other than hemp compounds and terpenes, it is likely safer for consumption than most other products on the market.
However, some users may prefer to avoid vaping altogether, whether they have health concerns or don’t like the process. In that case, they can use THC-O gummies. Consuming one is as easy as popping it into your mouth and either sucking on it to enjoy the flavor for longer or chewing it.
Also, unlike vaping, which can draw attention, THC-O gummies are discreet. No one can tell what you’re eating unless, of course, you bring the container out with you!
THC-O Gummies Offer a Longer Lasting High
When using THC-O gummies, patience is a virtue. It can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes (sometimes longer) for you to notice the effect. However, the ensuing intoxicating high lasts longer, with the peak occurring between two and four hours after ingestion.
Overall, the high could last between six and eight hours, although numerous factors dictate the duration of the high, not to mention how long it takes for the initial effects to become noticeable. Such factors include, but are not limited to, your body weight, age, gender, and metabolism.
When using THC-O gummies, never take a second dose because you don’t feel the effects. If the dose is too low to have an effect, wait at least a day and try again with a slightly higher amount. With THC-O, it is better to be safe than sorry!
Final Thoughts on Why Users Prefer THC-O Gummies to Other Consumption Methods
THC-O gummies are a popular method of consuming this highly intoxicating cannabinoid. Gummies are convenient, taste great, provide a longer-lasting high, and are a preferable consumption method to vaping or sublingual use for many individuals.
When using THC-O gummies, try a very small dose at first. Please note that it could take 90+ minutes to feel an effect, but once you do, it will be well worth the wait. At least, that’s what a growing number of THC-O users claim.