We’ve seen some fascinating cannabinoids emerge since hemp went legal, but none with the explosive potential of THC-P. Possibly 33 times more potent than THC, it’s the strongest natural cannabinoid ever discovered and an exciting new option for marijuana lovers. If you enjoy intense, long-lasting cannabis highs, then THC-P edibles are for you. In this post, I’ll show you how to maximize these delicious treats and, most importantly, look at how to consume them safely. I’ll also compare THC-P to HHC and delta-8 edibles.
Let’s dive in with a review of the three best THC-P-infused edibles on sale.
1. Bee’s Knees CBD – THCP Chocolate Bar
Indulge in a mind-blowing THC-P high with this delectable chocolate bar from Bee’s Knees CBD. Each bar contains six servings of 3mg THC-P, bringing the total THC-P concentration to an admirable 18mg. In effect, every serving is the equivalent of 100mg THC!
Bee’s Knees CBD manufactures its artisanal chocolate bars in small batches, using hemp extract from strains cultivated in Colorado. Moreover, it’s a vegan-friendly, gluten-free edible, made without any nasty artificial ingredients.
Expect your THC-P trip to last for up to 12 hours or even longer if you take multiple servings at once. The third-party COA from Encore Labs shows this Farm Bill-compliant, full-spectrum edible also features cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabinol (CBN).
2. Crested River – THCP Gummies
Crested River has come to the party with some mouth-watering organic and vegan-friendly THC-P gummies. Each soft chew contains 10mg of CBD and 1mg of THC-P, making for a euphoric high with enough calming effects to keep you relaxed and anxiety-free.
Opting for an all-natural approach, Crested River uses extract from home-grown hemp flowers certified by the United States Department of Agriculture. The moreish taste comes from plant-derived terpenes, with these gummies free from artificial flavors and colorings.
Crested River makes its THC-P gummies with full-spectrum hemp rich in minor cannabinoids, as well as tapioca syrup and cane sugar. Third-party lab tested with less than 0.3% THC.
Sizes: 2-count (bag), 5-count (bag), 10-count (bag), 20-count (bottle)
3. Bee’s Knees CBD – THCP Gummies
Bee’s Knees CBD is dominating the THC-P edible market right now, with these infused gummies another impressive offering. If you aren’t quite ready for the intense 3mg THC-P chocolate bar, try these 1mg THC-P candies blended with CBD.
The gummies consist of 1mg THC-P and 10mg CBD. With 15 servings per pack, that’s 10mg and 150mg of THC-P and CBD, respectively. Bee’s Knees CBD never uses artificial flavorings – fruity terpenes from full-spectrum hemp provide most of the taste.
I’m pleased to report the edibles are gluten-free and suitable for vegans and made with organic, non-GMO hemp. Encore Labs provides a detailed third-party analysis for these Bee’s Knees THC-P gummies.
What are THC P Edibles?
THC-P chocolate bars, candies, gummies, and soft chews all come under the umbrella of THC-P edibles. Oral consumption of THC-P makes you higher for considerably longer than if vaping or using tinctures.
As THC-P is extremely potent, edibles typically only have a small amount (1 to 5mg). Additional cannabinoids, such as CBD, play a complementary role, bringing a calming element to THC-P’s psychoactive effects.
If you want to take THC-P discreetly, edibles allow you to keep things lowkey – unlike vaping products, which produce plumes of weed-scented vapor. You could dose up with THC-P edibles at a family gathering or party without anybody ever realizing it!
Hemp-derived THC-P is a legal substance protected by the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill). That said, THC-P edibles can only have up to 0.3% THC – more than that makes a product marijuana in the eyes of the law.
Brands often make edible THC-P products with full-spectrum hemp extract, so you must keep a close eye on the levels of THC. Even non-intoxicating hemp plants generate some THC – make sure your THC-P edible doesn’t exceed the legal limit.
What is THC P?
Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THC-P) is a cannabinoid with similar properties to THC, except that it’s much more intense. Indeed, the best estimates put THC-P at 30 to 33 times the strength of THC. That’s correct – THC-P gets you more than 30 times higher than marijuana!
THC-P is a naturally occurring cannabinoid, and cannabis strains have probably always produced it. However, we only learned of THC-P’s existence in 2019 after researchers published a study identifying the compound in Scientific Reports.
The scientists found that THC-P is much like THC in effects, inducing hypomotility, analgesia, and catalepsy. That was unsurprising since both bind with CB1 receptors in our endocannabinoid systems.
But THC-P’s explosive potency comes from its higher binding affinity at the receptor, which is thanks to its different chemical composition. Specifically, THC-P has a longer alkyl side chain than THC, with seven carbon atoms as opposed to THC’s five.
From what we know about cannabinoids and CB1 receptor agonists, the longer the side chain, the higher the binding affinity and potency of the substance.
The idea of THC-P being 33 times stronger than THC sounds unbelievable, but it’s perfectly possible when you appreciate the chemistry.
THC-P’s discovery and isolation offer clues into why marijuana strains with similar THC levels often have wildly different psychoactive effects. Some scientists wonder whether THC-P or perhaps even other unidentified cannabinoids, may explain this phenomenon.
How to Take THC P Edibles Safely
First-timers often make mistakes with edibles – but regular recreational users aren’t immune from a bad trip, either. Because edibles have a painfully slow onset of effects, it’s easy to get impatient and go too hard.
That’s not something you want to do with hyper-potent THC-P. When dabbling with such a high-strength cannabinoid, even going slightly overboard can get you much higher than intended. I suggest starting slowly and having a plan if things get too intense.
When taking a THC-P edible product for the first time, never exceed the manufacturer’s recommended dosage. It’s easier to increase your height than it is to take the edge off. Once you’ve eaten a gummy or chocolate square, give the effects at least three hours to kick in.
By this point, you’ll have a gauge of THC-P’s intensity and how powerful a single serving is. That might be all you need, but if you’d like to take things up a notch, the three-hour wait will spread out the effects and stop too much THC-P from hitting you in one go.
What to do if you’ve taken too much THC-P
We’ve all screwed up with edibles at least once in our lives. Accidents happen, and sometimes, a trip can get us outside our comfort zone. But if things start to go awry and you can’t ride it out, CBD tinctures and vape pens can help.
CBD’s non-intoxicating properties work against the psychoactive effects of THC-P – that’s why most recreational marijuana strains have barely any THC. But when you want to get less high, there’s nothing better than a dose of anti-psychoactive CBD.
I recommend CBD oil or vaping products because of the fast-acting effects. If you need quick relief, the slow CBD release offered by capsules and edibles won’t cut it. However, smokers might enjoy the relaxing effects of a CBD joint containing indica flower.
If your THC-P high gets too much, find a comfortable, quiet spot, ideally with a friend who isn’t high. Stay calm, take it easy, and remember it’ll all be over within a few hours.
THC P vs. other Cannabinoids
There’s a lot of hype surrounding THC-P, but it’s not the right cannabinoid for everybody. With so many cannabis highs to choose from nowadays, I’m convinced there’s a product out there that’s perfect for you. Here’s how I rate THC-P against delta-8, delta-9, and HHC.
THC-P vs. delta-8: I find delta-8 the ideal morning pick-me-up, with its energizing and gentle psychoactive effects. But if I want to get super-stoned, I’m going straight for the THC-P edibles. My advice: take delta-8 during the day and THC-P at night!
THC-P vs. compliant delta-9: Essentially, compliant delta-9 is legal jargon for THC – it’s the same substance, but in permitted, Farm Bill-compliant quantities. Cannabis novices and occasional users should stick with delta-9, but the more experienced may prefer THC-P!
THC-P vs. HHC: Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is milder than weed and, therefore, much less potent than THC-P. However, HHC has a more sedating effect than THC-P and may be better if marijuana makes you anxious. But for massive highs? It can only be THC-P.
THC P edibles and drug tests
We don’t have any specific data on THC-P’s drug test detectability, but I wouldn’t risk it. THC-P is a THC homolog, giving it a nearly identical chemical structure. From our understanding of similar substances, drug tests likely can detect THC-P.
Furthermore, even if THC-P miraculously doesn’t show up, many THC-P edible products contain small amounts of THC as part of the full-spectrum hemp extract. Research suggests that regular use of producing P Edibles with this type of hemp can make you fail a drug test.
Do you need to get THC-P or THC out of your system quickly? Drinking plenty of water helps, but you may want to look at synthetic urine and detox products, too.
What to Look for When Buying THC P Edibles
I think we will see astronomical growth in the THC-P market over the coming months. As more people hear about THC-P’s bombastic effects, I expect several companies to cash in on the buzz with their own THC-P edibles. But what makes a good edible?
Third-Party Certificates of Analysis (COA)
You can’t take any hemp manufacturer at face value, no matter how much they talk about transparency and ethics. The proof that their THC-P products are effective and legitimate must come from third-party reports conducted by an independent laboratory.
Lab reports clarify the quantity of THC-P in the edible and give assurances that the product is legal with less than 0.3% THC. COAs should also break down the concentrations of other cannabinoids and be updated every 12 months or less.
THC P Potency and Serving Sizes
What’s in a milligram? A lot when we’re talking about THC-P! The difference between edibles with 1mg and 3mg THC-P doesn’t sound much, but in THC terms, it’s the gap between a 30mg or 90mg dose.
A 1mg THC-P serving size should suffice for newbies. If you’re familiar with cannabis concentrates or have experience with THC-P, you can probably move up to the higher doses.
THC-P edibles with CBD will make you less stoned, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I like products with some CBD, as the relaxing qualities counter-act the anxiety that too much of a THC-P rush can cause.
THC-P edibles containing full-spectrum hemp extract will also be teeming with secondary cannabinoids. Even trace levels of CBC, CBG, and CBN promote marijuana’s renowned entourage effect, enhancing your high.
How to Store Your THC P Edibles
Store THC-P edibles in a cold, dark, and dry place (i.e., a refrigerator). You must keep your edibles cool – if your product melts, all the servings will merge into one.
How Long Do THC P Edibles Last?
A THC-P edible experience can last 12 hours or more. THC-P stays active at CB1 receptors for longer than THC, lengthening your high. The larger your THC-P dose, the longer the effects tend to last.
Purchasing THC P Edibles Online vs. Shops Near Me
As THC-P edibles start catching on, you might see them pop up at your local headshop or convenience store. Never purchase THC-P or any other hemp products from these shops – they will either be too expensive or cheap fakes. Always buy from trusted online retailers.
Stick with respected vendors that have made their name selling CBD and delta-8 products. There’s no substitute for experience, and stores that have been on the scene for years know what makes a premium product and why third-party testing matters.