THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. It is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants, specifically in the trichomes, which are the resin glands of the plant. THCA is the precursor to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the primary psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis use.
In its raw form, THCA does not have psychoactive effects. However, when cannabis is heated or decarboxylated (a process that involves applying heat to convert THCA into THC), it loses a carboxyl group and is transformed into THC. This conversion can occur through smoking, vaporizing, or baking the cannabis plant material.
THCA itself has shown potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, neuroprotective effects, and potential anti-cancer properties. However, more research is needed to fully understand its medicinal potential and how it interacts with the human body.
Ohio CBD Guy offers 3 strains of THCa hemp flower from Top Shelf Hemp; Green Crack (Sativa), Cherry Pie (Hybrid), and King Louis (Indica) in Pre-roll, 3.5g and 7g options! (In store only as of 5/11/23, will be on the website shortly for online ordering!)