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What is THCP?

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

Cannabis science has pushed forward even further. You may have caught wind of the hottest “new” Cannabinoid being sold at a “Dispensary” that recently opened in a city near you before you anticipated. With the regulation-gloves off - new Dispensaries and Cannabinoids are seemingly popping up daily.


At THE Dispensary, we only want to carry Cannabis products that we think are safe for our customers; regardless of their popularity.


THCP Explained


THCP (Tetrahyrdrocannabiphorol) is another naturally occurring cannabinoid molecule found in the plant, and is said to have a 30 percent higher bond to your Cannabinoid receptors because of its elongated alkyl side chain (a string of carbon atoms).


The Alkyl side chain found in the structural make-up of cannabinoids is the main factor that determines how cannabinoids react with your endocannabinoid system - there needs to be at least 3 carbon atoms present in this chain to effect the CB1 receptor.


Traditional Delta-9 THC has five (5) carbon atoms in it’s alkyl side chain.


THCP has seven (7) carbon atoms in it's alkyl side chain!


When performing in vitro and in vivo studies with THCP; immobility, analgesia (numbness), increased body temperature, and decreased locomotor activity were assessed in the subjects who were administered intraperitoneally. Further, the subjects were more heavily affected by THCP over traditional THC.

(Scientific Reports - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-56785-1#Sec10)