Here is another new hemp cannabinoid that joins the THC family - it is THC-JD, which was found quite recently, to be precise, in 2020. Even though there is almost no research on this new hemp compound, here is what we have found out about THC-JD.
THC-JD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid and one of those minor ones that appear in trace amounts in hemp plants. But unlike other compounds like Delta 8, HHC, and THC-P, this new cannabinoid is extracted from natural cannabis. Of course, isomerization or additional synthesis is needed for the final results.
How Strong Is THC-JD?
By leaning on the studies of scientists in this area, it is known that THC-JD has 8 carbon chains. If you didn't know, regular THC or simply Delta 9 THC has five carbon chains. So this means that this new cannabinoid can bind with the body's CB1 receptors even stronger than THC, producing more intense effects than THC. So you do the math, it is obvious that THC-JD is more potent than Delta 9 - approximately 19 times stronger. Moreover, it is 25 times more potent than the popular Delta 8 THC. But you might say, what about the THC-P? Wasn't it 33 times more potent than THC?
Yes, it is believed that now the THC-JD is the most potent cannabinoid, and now THC-JD has the crown. But of course, it is essential to announce that, unfortunately, these claims are not based on laboratory studies, so they remain morally anecdotal for now.
Benefits & Effects Of THC-JD
Those bold and enthusiastic ones who were brave enough to try this new cannabinoid say its effects are much like Delta 9 THC but with a "+." It is like level-up Delta 9 or THC with an additional boost. Simply put, if you use Delta 9 disposables or cartridges more often, then you are familiar with its effects (happy, hungry, sleepy, etc.). So with THC-JD disposables or cartridges, you will feel hungrier, happier, sleepier, etc. To be more accurate, it's like experiencing the enhanced effects of Delta 9. But keep in mind that consuming higher amounts of any psychoactive cannabinoids may lead to more unpleasant side effects. Some people note that THC-JD's effects are more like hybrid's - more Indica at times ("couch-lock" effect) than it changes to more Sativa's effects (energizing, mood-boosting, motivating).
So as always, begin with low doses and go slow. Another factor to consider is that every person has a unique endocannabinoid system. For one person, the standard dose can do no harm, but for others, it can be overwhelming. Overdosing on any psychoactive compounds can cause dizziness, anxiety, paranoia, nausea, and loss of coordination.
Is THC-JD Legal?
After the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to distribute and sell industrial hemp-based products, other hemp compounds, besides CBD, went into the grey area. They are not forbidden but not 100% approved either. And this is where the market stands with THC-JD, as it is a psychoactive cannabinoid and can get you super high for sure! The Farm Bill made it possible for CBD products to shine on the shelves of a new market. The thing is that industrial hemp has less than 0,3% Delta 9 THC content and is rich in CBD, but it also contains other cannabinoids that appear in fewer amounts. If the THC-JD cannabinoid is extracted from weed, without a doubt, it won't be legal. But if it is extracted using industrial hemp, then it meets the legal standards, and you can use it without any worries.
THC-JD & Drug Test
As there is a small study on this new cannabinoid, there is no definite proof of whether it will show up or not on your drug test. Nevertheless, if the other variants of Delta 9 THC (THC-P, THC-H, THC-O, etc.) can be noticed on the drug test, it is presumable that THC-JD will follow in the footsteps of its family members. In case you didn't know, the standard drug test looks for THC metabolites and shows if someone has used drugs recently. However, the drug test cannot distinguish whether it was from marijuana or industrial hemp. In conclusion - if you have an upcoming drug test, it is recommended to avoid consuming any cannabinoids.