Most are familiar with Delta 9 THC or even CBD, but may not have heard of THC-O. While THC-O is something that appears to only have been discovered recently, it has been known to exist for a long time. The U.S. military began studying the effects of THC-O as early as the 1940s. The renewed interest in the cannabis plant and its many compounds has led to many new or previously discovered compounds like THC-O gaining popularity.
THC-O is technically known as THC-O Acetate, but is abbreviated as THC-O, THC acetate, and ATHC. We understand that this might be confusing for you. In short, it is an acetylated version of THC. The addition of Acetyl groups to molecules is often known to increase the potency by many magnitudes.
You may be wondering how much stronger THC-O is than normal THC. Reports indicate that it can be up to three times stronger than normal THC. One thing to keep in mind, though, with THC-O is that it takes longer to take effect. This is the case because your body must metabolize it differently than traditional THC.