THCp vs. Delta 8

1 comment Oct 16, 2023
Assorted THCp and Delta 8 products from Mellow Fellow

The cannabis industry has been hard at work to provide consumers with options of alternative cannabinoids to achieve specific effects. However, choosing what’s right for you begins by knowing what’s what to navigate through all of the available cannabinoid options

Mellow Fellow is a science-based company, and educating consumers about developments in the industry is paramount. One of the best ways to break it down is by comparing two cannabinoids side by side and highlighting what makes them unique. 

Let’s take a closer look THCp vs. Delta 8. In short, they are cannabinoids on opposite ends of the spectrum. By the end of this blog, you can feel confident that you will have a comprehensive understanding as to the processes involved in isolating them and which product is best for your needs. 

Key Takeaways 

  • Understanding the science and differences between cannabinoids, such as structure, extraction, and effects, is essential for informed product selection.
  • Delta 8 is a moderate, mildly psychoactive cannabinoid known for relaxation and various benefits, while THCp is a highly potent psychoactive option, ideal for intense relaxation and pain relief.
  • Mellow Fellow offers a variety of strains and products with Delta 8 and THCp, allowing consumers to choose based on their preferences and experience levels.

THCp vs. Delta 8 

With over 100 known cannabinoids out there, it may feel overwhelming to try to understand the difference between them all. While they all come from the same plant, each cannabinoid holds unique properties due to its chemical structure and bioavailability. 

THCp and Delta 8 differ in their chemical structure, potency, and perceived effects. 

Reported Effectiveness

Both THCp and Delta 8 are extremely effective in their own right. THCp prides itself on being one of the most potent psychoactive cannabinoids. On the other hand, Delta 8 is nowhere near as psychoactive and provides a more mellow feeling.  

Effect Significance 

Since the effects of these two cannabinoids are vastly different, choosing the one that best suits your needs at the time is key. Are you looking to relax a little or be put straight to sleep? Do you prefer a mental escape or just to take a little edge off? 

With both, it is advised to start slow. You should always give yourself time between doses to fully evaluate their effects before deciding if you need more to achieve your desired results. 

Extraction Process

Both of these cannabinoids are naturally occurring in hemp plants in low concentrations. Scientists have derived methods to isolate and extract specific cannabinoids as well as methods to isomerize cannabinoids to be produced economically at scale. 

Compound Structure 

THCp, formally known as tetrahydrocannabiphorol, is an organic cannabinoid and analog of THC. Its chemical structure consists of a seven-carbon chain, whereas THC has a five-carbon atom (pentyl) chain. The longer carbon chain of THCp makes it more readily bioavailable, giving it its signature potent punch. 

Delta 8 is shorthand for Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol. When trying to understand its compound structure, it is easiest to compare it to that of Delta 9 THC. Both of these cannabinoids contain a double bond in their molecular chain. 

However, as the name suggests, Delta 8’s double bond is located on the eighth carbon chain, while Delta 9 has it located on the ninth. The location of Delta 8’s double bond enhances the chemical stability of the molecule.

What is Delta 8?

To put it simply, Delta 8 is a moderate yet effective cannabinoid option. It is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that can be isolated and extracted from hemp; however, it is mainly produced through isomerization of CBD because it is more economical and scalable.  

How is Delta 8 Made?

Delta 8 is naturally occurring in cannabis sativa plants in small quantities. It can be produced either naturally via isolation and chromatography or through isomerization of CBD. The process requires an acid catalyzed chemical conversion of either Delta 9 or CBD through an isomerization process. 

What are the Effects of Delta 8?

Delta 8 is the perfect option for the cannabis novice. It is known for being mild to moderately psychoactive, calming, uplifting, euphoric, and relaxing. Users compare the effects to having a glass of wine.  

What are the Benefits of Delta 8?

The benefits of Delta 8 are widely celebrated. Delta 8 is one of the best options for relaxation and benefits such as increased appetite, pain alleviation, and improved mood. One of its most drawing benefits is that consumers report not feeling any paranoia, as is common with stronger cannabinoids. 

Best Ways to Take Delta 8

There are many ways to enjoy Delta 8. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference when deciding which is best. Delta 8 can be consumed by vaping in the form of oil, dabbing concentrates, ingesting your favorite edible or gummy, and/or sublingual tinctures. Smoking provides immediate effects, while oral consumption can have more of a delayed onset. 

 

 

Best Delta 8 Strains

Delta 8 is found in all hemp strains, where it can be extracted and then concentrated for consumption. Choosing the best strain to enjoy Delta 8 can come down to whether you prefer an indica, sativa, or hybrid. If you are someone who favors flavor, you can choose a strain based on the terpene profile. 

Mellow Fellow has a variety of strains you can pick from to enjoy your Delta 8 products, including Double Dream, Pink Rozay, Durban Poison, MK Ultra, Pineapple Express, GMO Cookies, Sour Diesel, Blueberry OG, Purple Punch, Green Crack, Strawberry Amnesia, and Strawberry Cough. 

What is THCp?

THCp is one of the heavy-hitters among the available cannabinoid options. It is very similar to THC, yet much stronger. It was discovered by an Italian scientist in the 1960s but only recently has gained popularity due to evolving technology. 

How is THCp Made?

THCp is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants in small quantities. It can be produced either naturally via isolation, chromatography, and/or isomerization from CBDp to THCp. THCp can also be produced through a full synthesis of resorcinols.

What are the Effects of THCp?

THCp provides its users with an intense, relaxing high. Its effects are long-lasting, perfect for the ultimate disconnect. It has sedative effects, and many users report using it to replace their prescription sleep medications. 

What are the Benefits of THCp?

This cannabinoid is very potent, 33.333 times more potent than THC, to be exact. THCp has a range of reported benefits, making it a popular option for sophisticated cannabis users. These benefits include pain relief, anti-inflammatory properties, deep mind and body relaxation, and euphoria. 

Best Ways to Take THCp

THCp can be inhaled in the form of flower, dabs, or vapes. Alternatively, it can be consumed orally in baked goods or gummies. It is to be noted that inhalation will provide more immediate effects, while eating an edible will have more delayed effects. THCp has a very long half-life; be cautious if ingesting.

Best THCp Strains 

THCp is naturally occurring in all cannabis strains in low quantities. As a general rule, the stronger the strain, the more THCp you can expect it to have. Deciding which is “best” is largely based on personal preference. You may choose a strain based on terpene profile for flavor or whether you are looking for a sativa, indica, or hybrid.  

At Mellow Fellow we identified a few strains that fit the bill to pair with our THCp forward products: Northern Lights, Green Crack, i95 Kush, Granddaddy Purp, Sundae Driver, AK-47,  Blueberry OG, Double Dream, and Strawberry Amnesia.   

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Delta 8 vs. THCp: Which is Right for You?

There is a time and place for each of these cannabinoids. Someone seeking a mild to moderate high should reach for Delta 8, while someone with more experience may want something stronger and choose THCp. 

For the ultimate experience, Mellow Fellow has combined both cannabinoids in a few products. Whether you prefer to vape, eat an edible, or smoke flower, there is the perfect product for you to try. 

Delta 8 vs. THCp: Effects

Delta 8 and THCp both provide euphoric feelings, but the similarities in effects end there. Delta 8 is a calming, mind-soothing cannabinoid. THCp can help you rest deeper thanks to its potent relaxing effects. Delta 8 tends to be moderately psychoactive, while THCp provides a heady psychoactive experience. 

Delta 8 vs. THCp: Potency

On a scale of 1-10, Delta 8 would be rated a 5-7, while THCp would top the chart at a 10. Delta 8 is a preferred option for casual cannabis users, while THCp is better for those with more tolerance.  

Where to Find the Best Delta 8 and THCp Products Online

Mellow Fellow is a pioneer in the alternative cannabinoid industry. With a pharmacist-led state-of-the-art lab, you are guaranteed to get the highest quality products. You want to choose products that are independently tested with verified COAs. 

Check out our shop, where you’ll find edibles, vape products, prerolls, and concentrates with various strain options and cannabinoid blends that will enhance the entourage effect and give you the ultimate experience.  

Final Thoughts

To wrap things up, THCp and Delta 8 are novel cannabinoids with unique and major benefits. There are a variety of ways to enjoy these cannabinoids. Now that you have a better understanding of their effects and how they are made, we encourage you to check out our shop to try for yourself! Stay Mellow. 

Delta 8 vs THCp: Frequently Asked Questions

Is THCp as Strong as Delta 9?

THCp is about 33.333% stronger than Delta 9 THC.

Is THCp the Most Potent?

Out of over 100 known cannabinoids, THCp is one of the strongest. 

Is THCp the Same as CBD?

No, they are not the same. THCp is a strong psychoactive cannabinoid, while CBD has no psychoactive effects. They are both considered federally legal under the Farm Bill. 


1 comment


  • Dava McCall April 8, 2024 at 6:34 pm

    Yay! I saw this option with another sites product, read their info, then of course came to my Mellow Fam to confirm the info…and saw your new THCp products and explanation of TCHp vs Delta 8. Thank you!!! Maybe I can sleep at normal hours again!


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