What is THCa Flower & Is It Legal?

What is THCa Flower & Is It Legal? | Lancaster, PA Hempfield Apothetique | Hempfield Botanicals

Let’s dive into the wonderful world of hemp-derived THCA flower, shall we?

So, what exactly is THCA? Well, THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinol acid, which is basically the precursor to THC, the compound that gives cannabis its famous buzz. It’s like the behind-the-scenes hero that makes THC possible!

But here’s the cool part: THCA doesn’t cause any psychoactive effects on its own. Nope, it’s only when you heat it up—through a process called decarboxylation—that it transforms into THC and gets you feeling those effects.

Now, how does THCA do its thing? Just like other cannabinoids, it finds its way into our bodies and interacts with our endocannabinoid system. While THC loves to cozy up with CB1 receptors, THCA is a bit bigger and doesn’t fit quite as snugly. That means no intoxicating effects, but there’s still some mystery around whether it has other benefits. More research is needed to crack that case!

Does THCa Get You High?

Now, let’s clear up some confusion. THCA and THC—same thing, right? Well, sort of. You see, you can’t have THC without THCA first doing its magic and converting. Plus, THCA won’t get you high until it becomes THC through decarboxylation, vaporization or combustion (aka smoking).

How is THCA Flower Legal if it Gets You High?

Federally legal hemp-derived products have a THC content of 0.3% or less on a dry weight basis as of the 2018 Farm Bill. Since THCA is found in raw cannabis and doesn’t produce THC’s psychoactive effects until heated, it falls under this legal threshold when derived from hemp. Thus, THCA derived from hemp is typically regarded as legal in terms of federal law.

Even though the Food and Drug Administration does not expressly forbid it, making it legal on a federal level, THCA is classified as a THC analog, which means that, depending on the laws of your state, possessing it might be unlawful. The states where THCA products are allowed to be sold legally in the US vary. Always check your states regulations on THCA.

Is THCA Legal in Pennsylvania?

Only THCA products with a delta-9 THC content of less than 0.3% are allowed for sale, according to the state, which follows the same cannabis regulations as the federal government. So yes, THCA flower is legal in PA!

Where to Find THCA Flower in Pennsylvania?

THCa flower is available at Hempfield Apothetique in Lancaster, PA and online at our sister-brand’s website, Hempfield Botanicals. We stock various strains including our continuous supply strains: Gelato and Pineapple OG. And we also offer various rotating strains including: Ice Cream Cookies, Blue Dream, Grand Daddy Purple, Animal Mintz, Jack Herer, Lemon Bars, Oreoz, Tropicana, Fruity Pebbles, Lemon Runtz, and Cake Breath.

Stop in today and check out all of our various strains at our bud bar in Lancaster, PA. No Medical Card Required!

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