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Does THCA Get You High?

Does THCA Get You High

First off, what the heck is THCA? Is it legal, and does THCA get you high? If you’ve been exploring cannabis products, you’ve likely come across THCA and wondered about its potential effects. The psychoactive properties of THC are well known, unlike those of THCA, which remain a mystery to those who have never used cannabis. In this guide, we will clarify the differences between THCA and THC, how THCA works, if it’s legal, and answer the question: Will THCA get you high?

What Is THCA?

In simple terms, THCA is the precursor to THC! THCA is a naturally occurring compound found in raw cannabis or hemp plants, and if you have ever smoked weed, then you have probably already tried THCA. When cheefing bud, that bud was most likely THCA, and you didn’t know it.

What happens when you burn THCA is that THCA converts into THC when it is exposed to heat, a process known as decarboxylation or decarbing, and produces the well-known THC high.

What’s The Difference THC vs THCA?

The primary difference between THC and THCA is that THC is psychoactive, and THCA, in its raw form, is not psychoactive. 

Potency

When decarbing THCA, the percentage of THCA turned into THC is about 87%.

Chemistry Differences

THCA has an extra carboxyl group, which keeps it nonpsychoactive until it is removed via heat, aka decarboxylation.

 Potential Supportive Advantages

THCA has potential supportive properties that may be advantageous to people who need it. 

How Does THCA Become THC?

The scientific explanation of how THCA becomes THC is when CBGA (The Mother Cannabinoid) develops in hemp plants and matures to become either THCA or CBDA. These two compounds are the children of CBGA. At the end of the plant’s life, THCA is converted into THC via sunlight or direct heat.

Potential of THCA

THCA offers different potential benefits based on how it is used. If THCA is smoked, vaped, or decarb, you can enjoy the munchies and increased creativity, among other potential effects.

If THCA is used in its raw form, its potential can be used for another purpose. THCA is studied particularly for its supportive properties. The FDA has not approved of the use of THCA for medicinal purposes or any other health-related purposes.

Different Types of THCA Products

We offer a variety of THCA Products to meet your different needs and preferences. If you prefer, bud, we got you. If you prefer vaping or dabbing, we got you. And if you need edibles or gummies, check out our THC options. Since THCA is non-psychoactive unless exposed to heat, THCA edibles and THCA gummies are unavailable.

Does THCA Get You High?

A commonly asked question about THCA is: Does THCA make you feel high? The answer is no; however, THCA is easily converted into THC with heat, and THC will most definitely get you high. 

How Do You Use THCA?

There are so many ways to use THCA, but the majority of the time, THCA is used via smoking, vaping, or dabbing. 

1. Burning: When you put flame to THCA, you are turning your THCA bud into THC. The heat from the flame is “decarboxylating” the THCA and converting it into THC. Smoking THCA is the oldest and most common form of usage.

2. Vaping: An alternative to smoking is vaping. When you have THCA flower or oil, you can vaporize it at 315°F and enjoy a smoother and less harsh form of smoking.

3. Dabbing: Dabbing is taking a high THCA concentrated form of THCA and heating it into smoke. If you want a potent form of THCA, we recommend dabbing THCA.

4. Infusing: A traditional form of turning THCA into THC by using a stove or oven on the raw plant at 220-240°F for about 30-35 minutes and incorporating the mixture into infused goods like brownies, cookies, and others. 

What Is A High THCA Percentage?

Any product with a 15% THCA percentage or higher is considered a high THCA product; the higher the percentage, the more potent the experience. 

Fun fact: weed users have been burning THCA for a very long time, and you probably have, too. Next time you go to the dispensary or shop online, you’ll likely notice that the percentages labeled on the packaging will show the THCA percentage. The THCA percentage represents the potency or strength of the THCA, which will be converted into THC. 

Is THCA Legal?

Yes! THCA products were legalized after the 2018 Farm Bill considered any hemp-derived product with less than 0.3% THC legal. 

Learn More About Is THCa Legal?

Does THCA Show Up On Drug Tests?

It depends on how you use THCA. If you are burning, vaping, or dabbing THCA, you will most definitely fail a drug test. If you are using THCA in its raw form for its supportive properties, it is highly unlikely that you will fail your drug test. However, when it comes to drug tests, especially ones testing for THC, it is best to be on the safe side and cease cannabis usage altogether before you take your drug test.

Where To Find The Best THCA Products Online?

Since the 2018 Farm Bill, the hemp industry has exploded online, and with it, sketchy and untrustworthy sites are selling hemp products. 

We at Vivimu want you to feel at ease when shopping online for hemp products. Every product we offer comes with a COA (Certificate of Analysis), which shows precisely what is and isn’t in our products. When shopping for hemp products online, look for transparency, reviews, quality, and lab testing. 

View our THCA COAs here.

And if you’re looking for the best strains to burn on with high THCA percentages, we have:

  • OG Kush
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberry Wine
  • OG Purp
  • Wedding Cake

And new strains are on the way!

Vivimu has the purest and cleanest products available online. If you are looking for THCA Diamonds, Diamond Sauce, Badder, Live Resin, Isolate, or Crumbles, our hemp is 100% American-grown and third-party lab-tested, and we offer one—or two-day shipping options that come straight to your doorstep—completely legal!

Conclusion

THCA has the hype right now and for good reasons. It’s legal, produces a potent high when heated, and has been around since the discovery of hemp. Whether you’re looking to shop online or at a dispensary, you now have the knowledge to make responsible and informed decisions.

And finally, we’ve answered the question: Does smoking THCA get you high? No. No, it does not, and there is no such thing as a THCA high! But there is such a thing as converting THCA into THC via burning, vaping, dabbing, or infusing, and that’s what makes THCA so unique.

Before you start shopping, we want to remind you to always check for a COA when shopping online and check the percentage of THCA on packaging for potency. 

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