This potent high can even be derived from hemp, so depending on where you live, you'll likely get it in the mail instead of going to a dispensary. That said, there is still some debate about whether THC-O constitutes “synthetic THC” under federal law, which remains a controlled and illegal substance even when derived from hemp, so proceed with caution. Since it can only be manufactured in a laboratory under very specific conditions, any THC-O product will only be as good as its manufacturer. But with established and reputable hemp companies like The Hemp Doctor coming in, you don't have to go too far to find something you can trust.
Very little scientific research has been done on the effects and dangers of using THC-O. Some media outlets have reported that THC-O can be up to 3 times more potent than THC. According to consumers' experiences, this compound is capable of producing more psychedelic effects than other cannabinoids. It has also been said that these effects tend to have a more spiritual tone.
As with all cannabinoids, you'll develop a tolerance to THC-O with regular use. This means that you won't feel its effects like before and you'll need to use more. You can remedy this by taking a break from this cannabinoid. Set it aside for a week or two and start reusing it in small quantities.
THC-O is an ester of THC. It can be synthesized through a chemical process that uses acetic anhydride, a highly flammable and colorless liquid that is used to manufacture fibers, plastics, pharmaceuticals, dyes and explosives.