If you’re all about exploring the different cannabinoids in hemp, you’ve come to the right place. THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is yet another psychoactive cannabinoid that comes from the hemp plant. It’s being researched for all kinds of fascinating and highly useful properties that make it one-of-a-kind, but aside from that, it produces a unique type of high that is far less intoxicating than delta 9 THC, while behaving like a sativa that can give you stronger focus and uplifting properties.
THCV is federally legal and known for being quite gentle on the body. If you want to see what the THCV hype is about, we carry THCV products that contain a concentrated form of the cannabinoid so that you can really get a feel for its properties. We offer THCV vapes and concentrates from leading industry names like Binoid and CBD Made Easy, with all of the products being fully lab-tested by a third-party and made with only the cleanest ingredients possible. See for yourself why so many hemp experts are excited about what THCV can offer.
What is THCV?
THCV is short for tetrahydrocannabivarin. It’s a naturally occurring, minor cannabinoid in the hemp plant. THCV was discovered in the 1970s, and has been studied for decades by cannabis researchers.
Is THCV Psychoactive?
THCV is a psychoactive cannabinoid. But, its intoxicating effects are extremely mild compared to other cannabinoids that are on the market. It’s likely less psychoactive than delta 8, and the high seems to last for about half as long as other THC compounds.
Why Am I Not Getting High off of THCV?
The psychoactive effects of THCV are tricky. It seems that to experience these effects, you need to consume a certain threshold dose of the compound – otherwise, the compound does not get the user high at all. The exact amount required to feel the high likely depends on the user.
Why Do Some THCV Products at The Calm Leaf Also Contain Delta 8?
Because the psychoactive effects of THCV are more complicated, you’ll find that we carry THCV products that also contain delta 8. This allows you to explore the effects of THCV while ensuring that you also experience psychoactive effects associated with delta 8. Products at The Calm Leaf that contain delta 8 are labeled as such.
Is THCV Legal?
Thanks to the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, THCV is a federally legal compound, as the law says that all hemp products can be sold legally if they contain a maximum of 0.3% delta 9 THC.
What Else Can THCV Do?
THCV has been studied quite a bit since it was discovered decades ago. The most exciting research has to do with the cannabinoid’s effects on blood sugar, insulin and weight. In general, you can find lots of studies online about the properties of THCV.
Will THCV Improve My Mood?
A lot of people turn to cannabinoids to find relief from stress or a low mood. Overall, people who use THCV say that it helps them feel uplifted and more at ease, mentally. Each person’s results will vary, but if you’re seeking out mood effects, THCV is worth trying.
Can THCV Help Me with Physical Discomfort?
THCV may be able to offer relief from physical discomfort, according to studies. Again, each person’s experience can vary. Overall, trying out THCV in hopes of feeling these types of effects is absolutely worth a try as lots of people have found that the cannabinoid is helpful in this area.
How is THCV Different from Delta 9?
THCV is far less psychoactive than delta 9 THC. Besides that, its non-psychoactive properties are different, including the fact that THCV may lower appetite, while delta 9 seems to increase appetite in many of its users.
Can THCV Cause Side Effects?
Overall, THCV is not associated with any real harm. But, cannabinoids, and particularly psychoactive ones, can cause very short-lived, mild side effects, especially in beginners. These potential side effects include:
- Dry mouth/dry eyes
- Reduced blood pressure/increased heart rate
Can THCV Make Me Feel Paranoid?
Some people who have a low tolerance to intoxicating cannabinoids experience paranoia when they first start using them. The risk of this effect with THCV is lower than it is with more powerful cannabinoids like delta 9 and THC-P. Overall, if you want to avoid this effect, we recommend taking a low dose of THCV.
How Much THCV Should I Take?
Ultimately, it’s best to follow the instructions on a product’s label when deciding how much THCV to take. Beginners should always start with a low dose and work their way up as tolerated. Keep in mind that THCV is nontoxic to the human body, so you can work your way up to higher doses if you wish.
Can I Fail a Drug Test After Taking THCV?
THCV is likely to cause a positive drug test result. Standard urine-based drug tests are looking for an enzyme called THC-COOH, which metabolizes all THC compounds including delta 9, delta 8, delta 10 and THCV. If you’re drug-tested regularly by your employer, you should avoid THCV.
Is it Okay to Drive After Taking THCV?
Even though THCV is mild compared to more psychoactive cannabinoids, it can still cause impairment. This means that you should absolutely not drive if you are under the influence of THCV. Driving under the influence of any intoxicating substance is both illegal and dangerous.
What are THCV Concentrates?
THCV concentrates such as shatter and wax are extremely potent, concentrated forms of the cannabinoid that lead to stronger effects. Concentrates are “dabbed,” or vaporized at high temperatures using a dabbing device. Because they’re so potent, we don’t recommend them for beginners.