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If you’ve been hearing about THCA and are wondering WTF it is and if it can get you high, we’re here to break it down for you. The short answer is that YES, it can get you high — so please consume responsibly. Now let’s dive in.

What is THCa?

THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. It is a cannabinoid that exists naturally in raw cannabis plants before they are dried and heated, at which point the THCA transforms into THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is well-known as the compound that produces psychoactive effects when consumed. That means that when cannabinoids like THCA are heated up, they produce the “high” associated with cannabis use.

Does It Get You High?

The simple answer is YES! As mentioned above, when THCA is heated up, it produces THC which does make consumers feel high. However, simply ingesting THCA will not get you high because its structure does not allow for psychoactive effects until heated. This means that unless you heat up your raw cannabis flower (or other products containing THCA) to a certain temperature, you won’t feel any psychoactive effects from it! However, ingesting unheated raw cannabis flower or juices made from unheated flowers may still provide medicinal benefits.

Now that you know all about THCA, it’s time to enjoy it! Remember, always consume responsibly.

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