What is THC-P?
THCP (Tetrahydrocannabiphorol) is a cannabinoid with its potential as a highly potent psychoactive compound with therapeutic benefits. .
THCP has much higher binding affinity to the CB1 receptor, the primary target of THC, than THC itself. This means that THCP could potentially be much more potent than THC in producing psychoactive effects.
How Was THC-P Discovered?
The story begins in 2019 when a team of scientists at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy were studying the chemical composition of different cannabis strains. Their goal was to identify new cannabinoids that could have potential therapeutic benefits.
They found that THCP had a much higher binding affinity than THC itself. The researchers conducted a series of experiments to test the psychoactive effects of THCP. They administered THCP to mice, producing much stronger and longer-lasting effects than THC.