THC is the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis.
In short this means it is the part of cannabis that gets you high.
This means that any state in the USA that has legalized cannabis for recreational or adult use has also legalized THC Oil and also some states where medical cannabis is legal
In 2021 legal adult use states are….
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington..
THC Oil is sometimes preferred by people because it is very stable, keeps for a long time and is easier to make small adjustments with dose with.
This is especially important for people who are first starting with this medication and are trying to work out the best dose for them.
THC Oils are also preferred to forms such as smoking, as there are potential harms in inhaling smoke and products of combustion.
Another benefit for ingested THC oils is that the effects of each dose tend to last longer for example, compared to smoking.
Typically, a THC oil based medication may last 6-10 hours after each dose, compared with only 2-3 hours with a smoked form.
Many ‘cannabis oil’ preparations contain active ingredients (THC and/or CBD) dissolved into a carrier oil.
These carrier THC oils vary by the manufacturers and can be made from various sources such as grapeseed, palm, coconut, sunflower, MCT (medium-chain triglyceride – made from other oils), etc
THC oils offer a newfound way to enjoy cannabis. THC oils are created by using various extraction methods to pull the valuable THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and them suspending those cannabinoids in a carrier oil like MCT or hemp oil. So, in the end, you have a fluid formula that can be used for dosing THC in alternative ways.
Does THC Oil Get You High?
Absolutely. THC is the cannabis compound that is most psychoactive, and it is the most intoxicating. In fact, a THC oil may well be more potent than regular flower, depending on how the oil was made and how the oil is then used. For example, if you find a THC oil that contains a higher milligram level of THC, it’s very possible that just a few drops or hits with a vaporizer will be ample enough to generate a buzz.
On the contrary, if you were smoking cannabis flower, you may have to smoke more to achieve the same effects because you are likely going to get less THC with every puff.
With this in mind, using caution as a first-time THC oil user is always recommended; use only a small amount, monitor the effects, and dose more as needed. Also, make sure you know the THC potency of any oil you plan to use.
In one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, users who were either inexperienced or rarely used cannabis had heightened risks of experiencing an adverse reaction with vaped cannabis oil. The researchers noted that participants who vaped cannabis over smoking had higher concentrations of blood-THC levels.
How to Use THC Oil
The majority of THC oil is formulated to be used in vape pens or vape carts.
However, some THC oils are also suitable for use with a dab rig, especially those with a thicker consistency like RSO oil that are easy to drip onto a heated nail in a controlled way.
The vaping vs dabbing debate with THC oil is ever-constant among experienced cannabis oil users. Vapes give you a great deal of convenience with using your oil.
You can simply pick up a prefilled pen or cartridge and enjoy at will. However, dabbing with a rig can also give you more control; you can drip precisely the amount of oil you want to use on your heated nail. Plus, some people prefer dabbing because they claim the effects are better.
Can You Ingest THC Oil?
You can ingest THC oil, but most people do prefer to stick with sublingual dosing (under the tongue) simply because the effects can kick in within 15 to 30 minutes, which is just slightly longer than with inhalation. Simply taking an oil and swallowing, much like any form of cannabis edible, can mean you won’t see full effects for 30 to 60 minutes.
How to Cook with THC Oil
Playing around with creating your own THC-infused concoctions can be fun, but you do have to be careful not to use too much.
Consider how many servings you have in a dish, and use that to gauge how much THC oil to use in your recipe.
For example, say you are using the oil to make a batch of brownies. You will have ten servings once the recipe is complete. Consider how much THC you want in each brownie.
Possible Medical benefits offered by THC Oil
In spite of the side effects, THC offers quite a number of therapeutic benefits that can be harnessed. With the ability to bind to the CB1 receptor, THC has a great influence on the endocannabinoid system. With this, THC has been associated with treatment of the following conditions:
- Lack of appetite
- Muscle spasticity
The side effects caused by THC Oil
THC can cause a number of side effects which may include:
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Increased heart rate
- Slower reaction time
- Short term memory loss
- Delirium in extreme cases
Where can you buy THC Oil ?
In legal states you can buy THC Oil at most dispensaries