As a general rule, any cannabis strain containing THC above 15% is likely to have a high percentage of THCA before decarboxylation. With a lab result, you could get three THC potency readings depending on how you read it, but only one method is reasonable. Let's think of a made-up laboratory result from Hypothetical OG that used LC, let's say it has 22.32 percent THCA mass and 2.41 percent THC by mass (active THC). THCA has no effect, but THC does.
That is the most significant relationship; THCA is the source of the psychoactive results of THC. When you vape, THCA is converted to THC, creating a transparent and highly cerebral effect. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the “feeling of euphoria”. THCA levels are exceptionally high in live or freshly harvested plants.
Raw cannabis is a well-known superfood, and the parts that are extracted in juice can offer a higher amount of THCA. THCA is short for tetrahydrocannabinol acid, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It is one of hundreds of chemical compounds in the marijuana plant. THCA is the acidic form of THC, but unlike THC, it doesn't produce a euphoric effect.
THCA is primarily converted to THC and, when vaped, is an effective method for absorbing intoxicating cannabis. Since THCA is converted to THC, you may be wondering which compound should have a higher concentration to produce the desired euphoric effects. Full-spectrum cannabis oils are based on raw plants, and most users or patients can get their daily dose of THCA by adding cannabis to their diets. In addition, decarboxylation occurs incompletely at these high temperatures in the injector port, so no more than 70% of THCA is preserved, according to a study.
However, the THCA content of marijuana represents the full potency potential of the product when converted to THC. Vaping is heating ground buds; continuous heat helps the conversion and, when you inhale (continuous heat), it ensures that the right amount of THCA is converted to THC. If you smoke, cook, drink or vape cannabis, you should look for products with a high amount of THCA. However, whether or not a particular strain or product has a “high THC content” is subjective and depends on the product, as some may consider 15% THC to be too low, while others may consider it quite high.
For a cannabinoid to produce intoxicating effects, it has to be able to fit into a CB1 receptor, so since THCA doesn't fit, it doesn't cause you to “get high”. One of the most abundant therapeutic compounds produced by a green and living cannabis plant is non-psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabis in its raw state.