THCA – tetrahydrocannabinolic acid
What is THCA?
THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is the pure, raw, and uncured cannabinoid that turns into THC. It is found in raw and fresh marijuana and is converted to THC once the plant is dried. It cannot be consumed through smoking, vaporizing, or traditional edibles, as THCA will convert into traditional THC. THCA does not contain the psychoactive qualities that THC has. THCA must be smoked, which converts THCA to THC, in order to receive the standard high feeling.
What Does THCA Treat?
THCA works in a similar way to THC, but without the standard psychoactive effects. The most promising use for THCA is to fight cancer. While initial studies for THCA and cancer are promising, further research is needed in regards to this. Otherwise, THCA is used for the following purposes:
· Neurological antioxidant
· Pesticide(applied topically)
Where Can I Find THCA?
Due to the fact that THCA can only be found in raw marijuana, it cannot be found in most standard cannabinoid ingestion forms. THCA will convert to THC if it is heated or dried, so it must be consumed through the natural state of marijuana. Most users of THCA prefer to blend their marijuana into their smoothie in order to eliminate taste and include other necessary supplements. Users have also been known to brew tea or use their marijuana as a garnish on other foods. Otherwise, there are several companies that make topical creams that contain THCA.