Hemp-derived cannabinoids in various forms have been on the market for quite a while, and by now, many of us have a sense of familiarity with the concept of consuming cannabinoids like CBD, Delta 8 THC, Delta 10-THC, THCV, HHC in various delivery methods. But, there is a new cannabinoid, THC-O-Acetate (THC-O), with distinctive effects that make our whole concept of dosing a completely new ballgame. THC-O products such as Binoid's amazing THC-O product line are getting extremely popular on the market.
THC-O-Acetate is unlike any other cannabinoid out there in terms of what it’s capable of. After all, there is a reason why it’s nicknamed “the spiritual cannabinoid”. Basically, THC-O is considered a psychedelic, having the potential to be at least 3 times as potent as standard delta-9 THC, while generally having properties that put it in a class of its own.
Because THC-O-Acetate and THC-O products are so powerful, it’s natural that hemp enthusiasts of all levels of experience want to be a bit more mindful when it comes to dosing. That being said, the general dosing guidelines for THC-O are different from that of other cannabinoids that we are used to simply because the way in which the compound activates in the endocannabinoid system is unique.
THC-O Dosage vs. THC-O Strength
Bear in mind that there are two key factors that determine how much THC-O we are taking each time we consume a product.
THCO Dosage: Dosage reflects the amount of product that we take, such as 4 puffs off of a vape cartridge, or 1 dropper of a tincture.
THCO Strength: Strength reflects the number of milligrams of THC-O in the product, thus indicating the concentration of THC-O that is in each cartridge. A dropper of a THC-O tincture can contain any number of milligrams of THC-O, thus meaning that the same amount of a specific type of product can vary greatly in terms of how much of the cannabinoid you’re actually consuming.
THC-O Dosage Guide Chart:
- Beginner THC-O dosing (low tolerance): 3mg-10mg per use
- Intermediate THC-O dosing (medium tolerance): 10mg-25mg per use
- Advanced THC-O dosing (high tolerance): 25mg-50mg+ per use
This applies to THC-O tinctures, as well as other THC-O products. THC-O is around 90% of the high regular Delta 9 THC will create, except with a stronger psychedelic and visual experience. As always, the best way to dose out THC-O is to try a little, then keep increasing until you feel what you need. Product by product THC-O dosing will be shown below.
How Long Does THC-O Take To Work?
THC-O acetate products kick in within 30-40 minutes if vaped, and 1 hour if ingested through THC-O gummies or THC-O tinctures. Because THC-O Acetate products works like any other product that you would inhale or digest. However, just like Delta 9 THC, be careful with ingestion because you might feel the need to take more when in reality it has not hit you yet. For this reason, we suggest waiting at least 2 hours before taking more THCO.
Additionally, as an acetate, THC-O acetate vapes may take 30-40 minutes longer than regular Delta 8 vapes to kick in because acetate's metabolize extremely efficiently. However, they seem to take some time to creep up if vaped. That is why we always suggest waiting between every dose of THCO products to make sure you are not taking too much too soon. That is a high possibility with products that take a while.
THC-O Acetate Dosing Instructions
Often, you’ll find that the company that makes the thc-o acetate products has a recommended dosage chart amount somewhere on their packaging, which allows you to know how much you should take in one sitting to consume an “average” amount of thco acetate. This is a good piece of information to follow when getting started, as the manufacturer knows how much of their product you should take to generally experience the desired effects.
What Can Influence How Much THC-O You Might Want to Take?
Obviously, how much THC-O-Acetate you take in one sitting has the biggest influence over how you feel. But, it’s important to remember that there are other factors that play a role in your ultimate experience after taking the cannabinoid, which also need to be considered when you first consume THC-O. Before we get into the dosing guidelines, pay attention to these factors to decide how they influence the amount of it that you should consider taking.
#1: Your Tolerance to THC-O
THC-O-Acetate is ultimately a form of THC that naturally occurs in the compound, except that it’s been chemically modified to take on different properties. That being said, your overall THC tolerance can play a role in how THC-O affects you.
If you’ve never consumed any form of THC before, you may have an incredibly low tolerance to THC-O that means that an extremely low dose will feel potent in your system. If you’re a seasoned THC consumer, then you may find that you already have something of a tolerance to its effects that allows you to take a more standard dosage as a first-timer.
#2: Your THC-O Product Delivery Method
We know from taking other cannabinoids that the delivery method has a lot to do with the experience that we end up having. The same general rules apply to THC-O as they apply to delta 8, CBD, etc. The more bioavailable the delivery method, the more potent, fast-acting, and generally short-lived the high will be.
Vaping THC-O produces the strongest effects, typically felt within minutes, while edible doses take a while to kick in and offer something of a more gradual peak that’s slightly subdued. Now, keep in mind that THC-O is much more potent than other forms of THC, so even an oral dose is capable of producing extremely strong effects if you take it in the proper dosage amount.
#3: Your Comfort Level
Because THC-O is strongly psychoactive, it’s important to consider your personal comfort level prior to taking it. You may simply not be ready to dive headfirst into its powerful psychedelic properties, and you may not even feel fully comfortable with lower doses that are more traditionally psychoactive, in which case going with a very low dose is ideal simply so that you can get your feet wet, so to speak.
#4: Your Plans
A very important thing to consider when choosing a dosage is what you will be doing after you’ve consumed it. For instance, if you have no plans except sitting on the couch and watching a movie for the rest of the day, then you can be more liberal with your dosing. But, if you, for instance, had plans to work out in the evening, then a lower dose would be more appealing since the THC-O would have a chance to wear off or at least be less potent by the time you’re ready to exercise.
What is the Proper THC-O Acetate Dosage?
Fortunately, there are established standard dosing guidelines for THC-O-Acetate that gives us an idea of the amount we should take according to what we want to get out of our experience. At Binoid, our THC-O products can be dosed out using these guidelines to ensure that you are feeling the potency level that you were hoping for, whether it be extremely mild or fully psychedelic.
So, these guidelines are broken down into three categories based on the different levels of psychoactiveness that THC-O is capable of.
THC-O Vape Cartridge Dosage
THC-O vape cartridges, like all inhalable products, act very quickly and are more potent due to the bioavailability of this type of THC-O product and delivery method. To calculate the number of milligrams you’re taking in per puff, you need to determine the total milligram strength of the cartridge as provided by the manufacturer and divide that by the number of milliliters in the cartridge. Then, divide that number by 100, as there are about 100 puffs in each milliliter of distillate.
Threshold Dose: 5mg
Psychoactive Dose: 10mg
Psychedelic Dose: 20mg+
THC-O Tincture Dosage
Dosing with THC-O acetate tinctures requires that you divide the number of milligrams of THC-O in the bottle by the number of milliliters it contains. For instance, if you have a 1000mg 30ml tincture, that comes out to about 33 milligrams per milliliter, with the dropper cap that comes with the bottle usually containing a milliliter of oil at a time.
Once you determine the number of milligrams in each dropper, you can make adjustments to the dosage amount based on the type of experience you want to achieve, as seen below. Because oral products absorb into the body less efficiently than inhalable products, we compensate for this with higher dosage amounts.
Threshold Dose: 3mg
Psychoactive Dose: 3-10mg
Psychedelic Dose: 10mg+
THC-O Disposable Vapes Dosage
THC-O disposable vapes are portioned out just like vape cartridges, as they contain the same formulas as cartridges do, but the technology behind the vaping process is what differentiates disposables from vape carts. Therefore, once again, you’ll determine how many milligrams are in each puff by dividing the total number of milligrams in the disposable by the number of milliliters it contains, and then dividing that number by 100.
Threshold Dose: 0.5mg
Psychoactive Dose: 1-3mg
Psychedelic Dose: 5mg+
THC-O Gummies Dosage
THC-O gummies are ingested, and the effects can last for much longer than vapes and tinctures, although the effects can be a bit more subdued. Because they are oral products like tinctures, the dosing guidelines are the same.
Each gummy in a package will contain the same number of milligrams of THC-O, which means that to adjust the dosage you take, you just change up the amount of a gummy you consume with each serving. For instance, if you’re taking a 10mg gummy, but want to be within the milder “psychoactive dose” range, simply consume only half of the gummy.
Threshold Dose: 3mg
Psychoactive Dose: 3-10mg
Psychedelic Dose: 10mg+
THC-O Flower Dosage
Dosing with THC-O flower is a bit more complicated, because we don’t have a milligram strength number provided like we do for other infused products. Therefore, we tend to dose according to the number of puffs, regardless of whether we are smoking or vaping it.
Threshold Dose: 1 puff
Psychoactive Dose: 1-3 puffs
Psychedelic Dose: 3+ puffs
A Better “Calculated” Move to THC-O Awaits!
If you want to give THC-O products a try at Binoid, it’s important that you have a proper understanding of how dosing and milligram strengths work to ensure that you take the proper amount for your needs. Simply use the calculations above to figure out the right strength and dosage for you so that you can experience delta 8 properly.
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