A full analysis on THC-P
What is THC-P?
THCP is a recently discovered cannabinoid that’s found at very low levels in some strains of marijuana, and can be produced in a laboratory by altering legal hemp-derived CBD. It was found accidentally by Italian researchers in 2019 during analysis of a particular marijuana strain.
THCP’s molecular structure is significantly different from Delta-9’s. It has a longer alkyl side chain (the “tail” of atoms that extends out from the bottom of the largest part of the molecule). The oversized side chain—seven carbon atoms versus five in Delta 9—allows THCP to bind more readily with human CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, which means its effects are likely to be more potent in the brain and body
Roughly 3 times as potent as Delta-9 THC, it’s thought to be 33 times more active at cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors than Delta -9 THC, causing an intense and intoxicating euphoric high. THCP, which is short for tetrahydrocannabiphorol and scientifically known as (-)-Trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabiphorol, is a natural cannabinoid and analog of THC present in varieties of cannabis.