Is THCA Hemp Flower Illegal?
Production of American grown hemp THCA flower is legal under the 2018 Hemp Farm Bill. It is not a federally banned substance as the Agricultural Improvement Act (Farm Bill) legally authorized the removal of hemp plants and seeds from the Drug Enforcement Administration schedule of controlled substances.
THCA does not deliver any type of euphoric effects when ingested raw. The THCA compound includes a carboxyl ring and it is this ring that prevents the THCA from binding to CB1 receptors in the brain and CB2 receptors in the body.
However, when THCA is exposed to heat during vaporization, combustion while smoking or dabbing, as well as from cooking, it will convert to THC through a process known as decarboxylation. As it is converted to THC, it will then bind to CB1 receptors and induce a type of euphoria.
What Is Considered “High Level” THCA?
Many folks new to hemp are curious what the percentages mean when it comes to high THCA hemp flower. Understanding the cannabinoid levels is helpful to understand what type of experience you will be looking forward to. Galaxy Groves consistently has 3rd party laboratories test their flower buds to ensure compliance to the 2018 Farm Bill and the safety of their customers.
Galaxy Groves makes all lab result paperwork available on the page of the product it represents. When looking at the lab results the THCA content will be what you are looking for. The percentage of THCA will be the full potency potential of the buds when you smoke it, dab it, vaporize or cook it. THCA requires decarboxylation, which is activation by heat, to convert its structure that will be received by CB1 or CB2 receptors.
Low to high levels of THCA flower are as follows:
|Rating Category||THCA Percentages|
|Extremely High||> 20%|