This is a good question and one that is currently being investigated. More studies need to be conducted before we can say with some certainty what THCP can do for you and your body.
When studying the effects of THCP on human cannabinoid receptors, an Italian research team uncovered physiological effects including:
- Pain-relief (analgesia)
- Decreased temperature in the rectum
These effects are essentially identical to THC’s but with added horsepower. Without any other substantial evidence to support its therapeutic use, we can only guess what it might be useful for in the future. Pain-relief could likely be more pronounced. It could also be a more potent sleep-aid for those suffering from insomnia.
Recreationally, some users will have fun with the added potency. The resulting “high” from a THCP-rich cannabis strain or product could produce some pretty powerful effects. Paired with other cannabinoids and terpenes, the effects might be more sedating, energizing, or soothing.
Have you been consuming THCP inadvertently?
It’s probable that you’ve inadvertently consumed THCP at some point in your life. Many now believe a very strong and unexpected “high” could be caused by a combo of THC and THCP, as opposed to THC on its own. This makes sense. Cannabis compounds don’t suddenly begin to exist when they’re discovered. They’ve been there the whole time.
Side-effects of THCP
The side-effects of THCP are somewhat unknown. Again, this is a new cannabinoid and exclusive THCP side-effects (short and long-term) have yet to be recorded properly.
However, since THCP is similar to THC, we can assume side-effects are similar between the two. Common THC side-effectsinclude:
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Memory loss (temporary)
Because THCP is said to bind more effectively to your CB1 receptor, we assume the side-effects may be more pronounced. Care and consideration should be taken if (or when) you decide to consume THCP products.