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 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.