Do NOT Buy "THCA Gummies" Until You Read This

Do NOT Buy "THCA Gummies" Until You Read This

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Have you ever shopped for hemp products online and spotted "THCA gummies?" Before you spend a single cent of your hard-earned dollar, you should read this. Just like how the CBD craze brought out hoaky products like "CBD candles" and "CBD socks" (we're not lying about those), people out there are trying to hop on the THCA bandwagon in the same way.  

So before you spend any money on these "THCA gummies," do yourself a favor and read on as we break down why such products are bogus

Let's begin. 

What is THCA?

thca cola

THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. It's a compound found in cannabis plants, mainly cannabis flowers. But all you need to know is that THCA is essentially the raw precursor to THCIn recent years, THCA has swept the hemp scene with products such as THCA flower and THCA liquid diamonds

The reason for its popularity lies within the U.S.'s definition of hemp. According to the most recent Farm Bill, hemp is cannabis with a 0.3% or lower concentration of Delta-9 THC by dry weight. The law considers anything above this threshold to be marijuana.

That's right. Although the phrases "hemp" and "marijuana" have been used for centuries ("marijuana" dates to as early as 1840), Uncle Sam has taken the reigns to establish definitions. But the truth is that "hemp" and "marijuana" are the same species, Cannabis sativa L

But let's get back to THCA. A single flower of marijuana naturally has a high THCA percentage, but as mentioned before, THCA is just the precursor to THC. That's why someone can't just eat a marijuana bud and experience effects like laughter, relaxation, or just a good time (in a state where it's legal, of course). They obviously have to light it up first.

Here's the thing about THCA—it's not Delta-9 THC. It doesn't have the same chemical formula as Delta-9 THC, nor is it an isomer of THC (sharing the same "building blocks" arranged in a different molecular structure).

Therefore, cannabis flower can have a bunch of THCA in it, but as long as the actual Delta-9 THC concentration by dry weight is at 0.3% or lower, it's considered to be federally legal hemp.

While we all love hemp-derived Delta-9 edibles, the advent of THCA products has allowed hemp enthusiasts to enjoy Delta-9 in an inhalable form. That's because when heated, THCA gets converted into THC. 

How Does THCA Work?

man rolling a blunt

The way THCA works is pretty simple. You heat it, it converts to Delta-9 THC, you breathe it in, and you start to feel the associated effects, such as creativity, a sense of wonder, and others (you get the point).

Scientifically speaking, converting THCA means that a carboxyl group converts into a proton and a carbon dioxide molecule. This process is known as decarboxylation. Then, once that conversion occurs, the Delta-9 passes through the lungs to reach the brain, where it can bind onto CB1 receptors, which then causes the effects of THC. 

But yeah...again, all you need to know is that when you heat THCA, it turns into THC. When you breathe in that THC, you feel good. 
This mechanism brings us to why you shouldn't spend a cent on THCA gummies. 

Do THCA Gummies "Get You High?"

woman holding off brand gummy

The short answer to whether THCA gummies “get you high” is no.

Let's say you make a gummy that just contains THCA. There's no other cannabinoids in it, nothing—just a gummy with THCA. If you eat that gummy, you will not feel anything. 

That's because THCA, in its raw form, does not have psychoactive properties. You have to heat it to decarboxylate it and turn it into THC

All traditional cannabis edibles, even the ones people had at Woodstock, contain Delta-9 THC, not THCA. The biggest difference with ours is that the THC comes from hemp at no more than 0.3% of the edible's dry weight, which means they're federally legal and legal in most states. 

So, to sum it up, you won't feel anything if you eat a THCA gummy. Save your cash for either inhalables or Delta-9 gummies.
Regardless, do not consume THCA gummies or any hemp product if you have any drug tests in the near future. 

Better Alternative: THCA Inhalables & Delta-9 Gummies

thca flower and delta 9 gummy

So, there are several routes you can take if you want an alternative to "THCA gummies" that will offer psychoactive effects. 

High THCA Flower

The first is high THCA flower, which we covered earlier in the article. These are legal hemp products with a 0.3% or lower concentration of Delta-9 by dry weight. 

At Hometown Hero, we offer connoisseur-grade, high-quality THCA flower, which, in the cannabis industry, basically means "better than top shelf." We selectively source our flower from a boutique grower who cultivates these strains indoors under optimal light, temperature, and humidity. 

These practices, in turn, boost the trichome density of the flower we offer, giving you better flavor, aroma, and potency. To guarantee optimal freshness, we only get this flower in limited batches, so we have a rotating roster of strains, and each strain is available for a limited time. What you see today may be gone tomorrow. 

Because THCA flower is a hemp product, you can order it online from this page and deliver it discreetly and free to your home. 

Delta-9 Edibles

If you're looking for gummies, we have a wide selection that features Delta-9 as a key ingredient, even one flavor that has won an award at the 2023 High Times Hemp Cup. 

But if you're looking for even more variety, we also offer: 
*We do not offer chocolate during warm months (hot weather + chocolate = melted mess). 

Mixed THCA Products

And if you're well-versed in different THCA flowers or Delta-9 edibles and are looking for a new feeling (or just don't want to smoke THCA), we offer several vapes that feature a proprietary blend of THCA liquid diamonds plus Delta-8, HHC, and live resin concentrate for added synergy. Not only does this offer a "new feeling," but it may be just what you need if your sessions are getting stale. 

Final Thoughts

Because of the legalization of hemp, there have never been more options for cannabis enthusiasts, whether it's Delta-8, Delta-9, HHC, THCA, or even blends of these remarkable compounds. However, with any hype train, you will get people who jump aboard offering gimmicks. So spare yourself the disappointment, avoid THCA gummies, and go for products that offer you the feeling you're looking for. 

Until next time, happy exploring and Mind Your Mind. 

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