One of the newest hemp cannabinoids to hit the spotlight is Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THCV. While it may not be as well-known as CBD and THC (yet), THCV is becoming popular with people seeking an uplifting daytime experience. In this blog, we will dive into exactly what THCV is and how it compares to THC.
What Is THCV?
THCV is one of over 100 compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant. Until recently, THCV was a well-kept secret. This is due in part to limited cannabis research, but also because THCV can be hard to detect, even with the most advanced equipment. Although THCV may produce psychoactive effects in large doses, it is much weaker than THC. THCV is found most prevalently in Sativa strains of cannabis and many believe that THCV may be part of what gives these strains their motivating and energizing effects. For this reason, it is often recommended for daytime use or any time when focus and productivity are important.
THCV vs. THC: Are They The Same?
As the name implies, THCV is similar in structure to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the well-known psychoactive compound in cannabis. However, THCV is a completely separate compound that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system receptors differently than THC, which gives it its own distinct properties. Unlike THC, which is commonly associated with feelings of euphoria and increased appetite (aka ‘the munchies’), THCV may have an opposite effect on appetite and may also mellow some of the psychoactive effects of THC.
Another noticeable difference is that THCV is almost exclusively felt mentally, rather than in the body like THC, which is catching the attention of consumers who are focused on creative work, study or exercise.
Where to find THCV
While research into THCV and its long-term use is still in the early stages, this cannabinoid could be poised to be a major player in the cannabis space. This is a completely separate compound from THC and thus it has its own distinct properties.
Ready to give THCV a whirl? The Farmacy Botanical Shoppe offers high-quality THCV gummies from Happy Fruit that contain 5mg THCV with 15mg delta 9 each, in two delicious flavors. These high-quality gummies are a great way to try out the effects of THCV. The Farmacy Botanical Shoppe offers same-day local delivery of THCV in San Antonio five days per week, or you can visit our retail store located in northwest San Antonio Monday through Saturday.