As you can see, there are a few key differences between the THCO and the Delta 8.Delta 8 is more potent at lower doses than THCO and is synthetically produced in a laboratory, while THCO is less potent and is derived from cannabis. Not only is THC-O stronger than other forms of THC, but the psychoactive effects are very different. Many users describe that THC-O produces an almost psychedelic effect, with almost hallucinogenic effects. Both drug experts and sellers advise new users to take it slow when trying this powerful cannabinoid.
THC-O is created by chemically converting CBD to THC delta 9 or THC delta 8 and then converting those cannabinoids into their acetate ester form, which is called THC-O for short. However, since THC-O is much more potent than Delta-8, you'll likely need to use less THC-O for each use, so the price could be matched. Experts generally know it as THC-O acetate (or ATHC or THC-OA), but almost everyone has abbreviated it as THC-O. THC-O is one of the newest cannabinoids to date, so there are no definitive studies on the long-term effects of THC-O.
The difference between CBD (cannabidiol) and THC-O (tetrahydrocannabinol) is that CBD does not have the psychoactive effects that THC-O has. In addition, since the DEA now considers THC-O to be a Schedule 1 drug illegal at the federal level, it is illegal to buy or sell in any form, although we are not yet aware that any arrests have been made.