THCJD, also known as Δ9-THCJD, is a rare and lesser-known cannabinoid naturally found in cannabis. What sets THCJD apart is its distinctive 8-link alkyl side-chain, which gives rise to a truly euphoric high. In fact, reports suggest that it’s potency surpasses delta-9 THC by a remarkable 19 times and delta-8 by over 25 times. Some users experience a relaxing, sedating, and “couch-lock” effect, while others find it to be energizing and mood-enhancing.
Approach THCJD with caution
First-time users should approach THCJD with caution, as its effects might be overwhelming.
Effects of THCJD
While some sources claim that it induces relaxation, sedation, and “couch-lock” effects, it’s essential to understand that cannabinoid reactions can vary significantly from person to person. Factors such as dosage, tolerance, individual biology, and the presence of other cannabinoids in the formula all play a role in determining the effects.
As THCJD is relatively new and research is still in its early stages, we cannot definitively list its specific benefits without objective scientific evidence. However, we can reasonably expect THCJD’s potential benefits to be similar to THC, which include pain relief, neuroprotection, PTSD symptom reduction, appetite stimulation, anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, multiple sclerosis (MS) spasticity reduction, and sleep improvement.
Comparing THCJD to Delta-9 and Delta-8
The potency is an intriguing topic. Some sources suggest it to be up to 19 times stronger than delta-9 and over 25 times more potent than delta-8. However, these claims are not fully substantiated, and the strength of cannabinoids can be subjective and vary from person to person.
Potential Side Effects
THCJD shares similar side effects with THC and other isomers such as delta-10 and HHC. However, due to its increased potency, THCJD’s side effects may be more pronounced. Common side effects associated with THC include dry mouth, red eyes, elevated heart rate, paranoia, anxiety, visual distortions, memory loss, and nausea. Please use this cannabinoid responsibly and in moderation.
Extraction of THCJD
THCJD is extracted directly from cannabis varieties, although it is a rare minor cannabinoid, comprising only about 1% of the total cannabinoid profile. As such, most products available on the market are likely converted from CBD to THCJD through an isomerization process to ensure cost-effectiveness and availability.
We are very early in the discovery process of learning the full potential of what this phytocannabinoid can do. It’s exact short and long-term health effects are still largely unknown. It will be interesting to see what happens in the cannabinoid industry from here on out. Stay tuned for more information as it comes to light.