THCA flower has been my jam lately. This interesting loophole has allowed me to get REAL weed delivered straight to my house in Indiana (a completely illegal state), and I have even found a couple of stores throughout the state that sell it as well. It has made purchasing cannabis flower easier and more convenient than ever (apologies to my dealer).
There’s been a growing demand for “alternative” cannabinoid products in states that still do not allow the sale of medical or recreational marijuana, but the kicker here is, people want stuff that’s as close to the real thing as can be. They don’t want hemp flower that’s sprayed with THC isolates – you can taste and feel the difference.
With THCA flower, consumers can get a retail-style pot shopping experience in any city or state in the US. If you’re a stoner, and especially one that lives in an area with no legal purchasing options, you’ll want to look into buying some high-quality THCA flower, like what you can find at Bloomz Hemp. The dispensary experience of having weed delivered to your house without the actual dispensary.
And trust me when I tell you, I’m an old-school smoker – I stick to the basics, good flower and the occasional live-resin cart (but only if it tastes weed-y enough) – and there is nothing “alternative” about this product. It’s the real deal, but still completely legal to sell. Let’s take a closer look at how it all works.
What is THCA?
When it comes to weed products, most people are familiar with the primary compounds, THC in marijuana and CBD in hemp. But many are unfamiliar with THC’s precursor compound, THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. THCA is only found in raw cannabis plants, but when heat is applied to the buds via smoking, vaping, or cooking, the THCA loses its carboxyl acid group (the A, at the end there), and becomes THC. This process is known as decarboxylation, or decarbing.
This is why, if you’ve ever paid close attention to the labels on your cannabis flower purchased from a legal dispensary, you will notice that most have THCA content listed, rather than just THC or including Delta 9 as the primary cannabinoid. So, it will say something like “26.10% THCA, 0.05% CBD, 0.27% Delta-9 THC”. As you can see, D9 is basically listed as a minor compound here, because in raw plants, there are only trace amounts of Delta 9. It’s all THCA before decarbing.
But the thing about THCA is, on its own, it does not get you high, so if extracted from raw plant material, it can be used therapeutically and without any psychoactive effects. By itself, THCA has the chemical formula C22H30O4. However, when heated, it loses that acid group, becomes delta-9 THC with the formula C21H30O2. As you can tell by the formulas, they are closely related, but still different. And in chemistry, minor differences can translate to major changes in effects.
The THCA loophole
Who doesn’t love a good loophole? They provide us a way to skirt the law without actually breaking it, by taking advantage of non-specific regulations or gaps and inconsistencies in how the law is written. Some loopholes are true loopholes that couldn’t be challenged in court, others are theories and ideas that make their way through industries, and because it’s not something that is truly harming people, will go unchecked by regulators. But which is it in the case of THCA?
First, you’ll have to understand how cannabis is legally classified in the US. Cannabis is broken down into two categories: “marijuana” which is higher in THC, and “hemp” with has very little THC but is high in CBD and other minor cannabinoids. The cutoff between these two categories is 0.3% THC content on a dry weight basis, so any plants containing more than that are marijuana, and less that that would be classified as hemp. This designation opens the door for the THCA loophole, because since the testing typically comes back with less than 0.3% delta-9 THC, stores are able to advertise these flower strains as “hemp flower”.
About Bloomz Hemp
Bloomz is the sister company to Binoid, one of the largest and most trusted online Delta 8 brands with over 300,000 happy customers and 50,000 five star reviews since launching in 2018. Whereas Binoid focuses on infused products like vapes and gummies, Bloomz sells only flower. The company sells does both B2C and B2B, and they have great wholesale deals for companies looking to boost their inventories with popular, recognizable, brand-name products.
They work with local Hemp farmers in evergreen Oregon and Colorado to grow our unique phytocannabinoid-rich hemp plants with the best plant genetics, high cannabinoid concentrations, and beneficial terpenes. They chose Oregon and Colorado because they are the prime location to grow due to their ideal weather, nutrient rich soil, and local farming knowledge.
Bloomz has a few different types of hemp flower available – Delta 8 THC, HHC, THC-P, and their most popular variety, THCA flower. They have many different THCA flower strains from their standard line: Gelato Punch, Grape Jelly Donut, Guava Cookies, GMO Doh, Grape Frosty, Guava Cookies, Gushers, Han Solo, Mac, Pineapple OG, Platinum OG, Sour Bubblegum, and Sprite. They also have a “gold line” which includes four strains: Froyo, Gobstoppers, Kush Cake, and Violet Fog. And if you feel like going for convenience, you can buy preroll packs in the following strains: Airheadz or Grape Frosty.
No more buying “alternative” flower
Statistically speaking, most people still prefer flower. Even when faced with the multitude of product options available at many modern dispensaries like gummies, vapes, capsules, inhalers, concentrates, and so on; the majority of cannabis users still choose flower over anything else. Data shows that in both the US and Canada, just plain ole’ flower accounts for roughly 60 percent of dispensary sales. Concentrates, which are often used alongside flower, came in at a far second place with around 20 percent of sales.
Interestingly, the number of flower sales has grown a bit over the last couple of years, even as more new products are introduced. Back in 2021, flower sales made up about 50 percent of the total, so it’s possible that many people are trying the offerings then turning back to classic bud when they realize most of these items are just fads.
I’ve met quite a few people, especially living in an illegal state, who buy alternative cannabinoid hemp flower (like delta 8, delta 10, THCP, etc.) solely because that’s what is available. But all real smokers know that it’s not the same, and it’s barely a viable alternative. It looks, tastes, and smells different than actually marijuana flower, and that’s because it’s hemp that has been infused or sprayed with distillate.
Now, you can steer clear of the trendy, short-term products and buy what you really want, the product we have been using and fighting for, for decades – real flower. And you don’t have to live in a legal state, buy it on the streets, or drive hundreds of miles to a dispensary. It’s much less complicated, and honestly, just as affordable as black market cannabis and alternative flowers.
To summarize, THCA flower is it right now. Because of the loophole, convenience of purchase, and competitive pricing, the THCA market will have a solid foothold in both legal and illegal markets. If you’re looking for an easy way to stay stocked on buds, you will definitely want to check out this new product (which is actually just the oldest product in the industry, in a shiny new legal package).
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