The endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors (C1 and C2) are responsible for the therapeutic and psychoactive effects. CB1 streamlines to the easily bound to the central nervous system, but it is in no way limited. The CB2 receptor resides mainly in the gastrointestinal system—handling appetite, the immune system, and pain. This bit of information is essential to understand for any cannabinoid, but especially THC-V because of its reaction. THC-V at higher doses changes the compounds’ behavior; it takes on the behavior of THC, becoming an agonist on the CB1 receptor. An agonist cannabinoid gets you high. THC-V has a similar structure to THC, so the effects are the same.
THC-V has been a known cannabinoid since 1973. It is one of the hundred plus phytocannabinoids found in hemp. However, it took a while to gain traction because we didn’t have the knowledge or technology to extract it properly. THC-V doesn’t have the same metabolic process that other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD go through. CBGA is the mother of all cannabinoids in its acid form; it’s the primary metabolic process. But THC-V has a different approach. The cannabinoid comes alive with geranyl phosphate and divarinolic acid reaction, resulting in the acid form CBGVA. An enzyme creates THCVA (tetrahydrocannabivarin carboxylic acid) to go through the decarboxylation process.
Delta-8 THC is a 5-carbon atom like delta-9 THC. However, THC-V is a 3-carbon atom—separating itself from delta-8’s compound structure. THC-V only appears in a minimal quantity, making the extraction process extensive, and due to its 3-carbon structure, it requires a heavy amount to trigger ay psychoactive effects. THC-V comes from both delta-8 and delta-9. There are differences in their bonds—delta-8’s THC-V is one carbon up from delta-9 THC-V. We are yet to know what therapeutic effects are different between either cannabinoid.
THC-V distillate is a deep golden tint, and it is slightlythick like delta-8 distillate. THC-V distillate happens to have more mobility.
THC-V is still a form of THC, so any side effects that you would expect from THC apply to THC-V. Too much of any THC will make you jittery, causing rapid heart rate, paranoia, poor coordination, and difficulty conversing. For the most part, too much THC-V can also make you tired—similar to CBD. Please be sure not to abuse any THC, including THC-V. The most considerable side effect is appetite suppression. THC-V can be used responsibly to chase away sugar cravings. We highly recommend not using THC-V to skip meals or to stay awake. Please be responsible.
THC-V came to be wildly popular due to its benefits being the polar opposite of THC. THC-V is an appetite suppressant, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, helps reduce the chance of seizures, and regulates glucose levels. Even at low levels, THC-V helps the central nervous system by reducing tremors and seizures in those with ALS and Parkinson’s Disease. That makes THC-V a neuroprotectant, a reoccurring benefit in cannabinoids. The cannabinoid’s effects of stress relief mitigate the risk of a panic attack. It’s non-intoxicating in smaller doses, but you will still get the health benefits. THC-V highlights the energetic head euphoria, maintaining focus and motivation. So, get ready to be productive in some shape or form. But if you’re mixing a more intoxicating.
While there are not many studies available to reference on this new cannabinoid, our users have reports THCv to behave as a appetitive suppressant, that can help folks lose weight! Who would have thought that cannabis had a cannabinoid that wont just keep you eating, but help curb that appetite!
THC-V is psychoactive—it’s super-sativa, after all. However, it requires a higher concentration of THC-V to become fully involved during the psychoactive stages. Overall, it feels like a tunnel vision euphoria that keys in on your task, lightly grazing the rest of your body. Similar to a sportscar, THC-V brings a top-of-the-line, clear-headed euphoria that allows you to float along without missing a beat. It’s as if you’ve consolidated all of your thoughts into one folder with subfolders, knowing where everything is and when it is needed. With a clear headspace, it allows you to push through the waning hours of the day. IIt puts some pep in your step.
THC-V is ideal for those who want an extra boost, pushing more on the cerebral buttons without causing anxiety. The cannabinoid hits the ECS at lightspeed, taking effect quickly. The euphoria isn’t as long nor as intense as delta-8, delta-9, or delta-10. But this is more of a daytime cannabinoid—so don’t’ worry about not being able to sleep because THC-V lasts for a shorter amount of time than the others, but it kicks in quickly.
THC-V is found in cannabis and hemp plants—occurring only in traces until recently. THC-V is found in African strains such as Durban Poison, one of the more stimulating sativa’s. THC-V is now more readily available in strains that hail from the other side of the globe, such as China, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Thailand, and Afghanistan. These strains are predominantly “landrace” strains—meaning they are naturally grown without any interaction or modification from a human. These countries have used THC-V heavy strains medicinally, mainly for the stimulating effects.
THC-V is federally legal underneath the Farm Bill of 2018, sitting in the grey area with most hemp-derived cannabinoids, not listed at the federal level as a controlled substance.However, THC-V is considered to be illegal in other countries such as the United Kingdom. The UK’s government decided that the misuse of THC-V overshadowed the medical benefits; therefore, it is unlawful. If you are leaving the country-- be sure to check that the cannabinoid is legal in your destination before flying with THC-V.
THC-V is not a recommended cannabinoid if you have a history of any form of eating disorder due to triggering any past urges that may cause harm. Please use THC-V responsibly.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THCv, or THC-V is a cannabinoid that is most prevalently found in Sativa strains of cannabis. Here at ATLRx, we are using hemp derived THCv, that is converted from CBD.
In short, no. These are 2 completely different cannabinoids, with totally different effects. THCv is considered a super sativa and appetite suppressant, while delta 8 THC has similar properties to its brother, delta 9 THC.
ATLRx operates and has shops all around the Atlanta area. ATLRx ships to all 50 states depending on which cannabinoid is legal in your state. We are based in Atlanta, Georgia, and we continue to monitor federal and state guidelines nationwide.