Why You (Can't) Buy THC-O Products

On Monday the 13th of February the DEA has stated that THC-O (also known as THC acetate, THCO, Delta-8 THCO, and Delta-9 THCO) is illegal. THC-O and THC-O products are illegal because unlike Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, THC-P, CBD, CBG (etc.), it does not occur naturally in the cannabis plant. It “can only be obtained synthetically, and therefore does not fall under the definition of hemp.

If you enjoyed THC-O products, they are unfortunately unable to be purchased. However, our Handlers have created a list of products that are equivalent to some of your favorites that are not legal to purchase. In the meantime, you may enjoy these products instead.

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THC-O Gummies and Vape Cartridges from Ethereal Gold Dispensary

As of Monday the 13th of February, the DEA has clarified that THC-O edibles and vapes (while they may be safe) are not legal even though the THC-O is hemp-derived. THC-O cannabinoids that can no longer be enjoyed include delicious THC-O gummies or inhaled using sleek vape cartridges. But what is THC-O and why did people buy THC-O products? You may not have heard of this lesser-known cannabinoid, but we’re here to tell you all about this newcomer that burst onto the scene and got squashed! 

In your search for the best THC-O gummies and vape cartridges online, it’s crucial that you do not purchase high-quality products that have been tested for safety — because, again, they are illegal. When you shop THC-O products, remember, it’s not worth the risk. There are many comparable products that are just as strong. Still determining whether THC-O is for you? Let’s take a more in-depth look at its properties. 

What is THC-O?

Also referred to as THC-O acetate (or Tetrahydrocannabinol-acetate), THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid. This means that it’s not a naturally-occurring compound. Rather, it is manufactured in a lab. However, just because it is artificially created doesn't mean it’s unsafe or less effective. On the contrary, the production of THC-O involves the use of the latest, cutting-edge technologies. 

The methodology and science behind the production of THC-O put it in a class of its own. The first step in the process involves converting CBD from hemp into delta-8 THC, which is then processed further by adding acetic anhydride which converts the compound to THC-O acetate. 

The presence of the acetyl group means the THC-O must be metabolized to become active, and what remains is a highly bioavailable version of delta-9 THC. This compound can be easily absorbed and transported in the body, making it more potent. Preliminary data suggests THC-O is up to 3 times stronger than delta-9 and 5 times stronger than delta-8 THC.

THC-O is a revolutionary, cutting-edge cannabinoid. The passing of the Farm Bill of 2018 paved the way for the synthesis of cannabinoids derived from hemp. Ever since, there has been an explosion of new products that provide access to cannabinoids across the United States. Although many THC cannabinoids such as delta-8 and delta-9 THC are available from hemp-derived sources, THC-O stands in a class of its own — because it does not occur naturally in the hemp plant. 

To understand why, we must first examine how it compares to standard THC:

  • THC-O is synthesized and therefore has a different chemical structure. 
  • THC-O acts differently in the body because the THC-O experience only begins after being metabolized by the liver, so it takes longer to feel the effects.
  • THC-O is more potent, and the high is consistently reported to be a powerful experience. 

Discover the Power of THC-O

Aside from increased potency, let’s consider the additional benefits that could be gained from consuming THC-O products. THC-O product have an unparalleled experience, including:

  • Euphoria - THC-O is metabolized to THC which is the active compound that provides an enjoyable physical and mental experience.
  • Heightened buzz - Consuming a potent THC variant like THC-O can result in a more intense, pleasant mind and body high than you’d get from traditional delta-8 or delta-9.
  • Increased sensory perception - Higher dose THC-O allows you to experience psychedelic-like effects such as enhanced visual perceptions or mild hallucinations.
  • Spiritual high - Consumers report THC-O creates a more ethereal effect which can produce a thought-provoking experience characterized by an expansion of consciousness and heightened introspection and creativity.
  • Relaxation - THC-O can also generate feelings of relaxation, so consuming our THC-O products at the end of a long and stressful day can help you to unwind in both your mind and your body.
  • Improved sleep - THC-O can help provide longer and more restful sleep, as well as reduce symptoms of insomnia.
  • Reduced anxiety and stress - THC-O is reported to have helped in the management of anxiety and stress relief. 
  • Increased appetite - Consuming THC-O can stimulate appetite. 

However, while that sounds pretty good, you need to remember. If you find THC-O for sale, it’s still illegal. Do not purchase it, otherwise you are committing a felony, as is the business selling it to you.


We understand that revolutionary products sometimes raise questions. To help you shop with confidence, here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about THC-O.

Absolutely nowhere, because THC-O does not occur naturally in the plant.

As we’ve explained, THC-O is reported to provide a much stronger high than regular THC, and the effects are always delayed. Therefore we recommend you start low and go slow. For newbies, THC-O gummies effects are much easier to control compared to vape carts or other products. This is because THC-O gummies (often referred to as delta-O gummies) contain a specified amount of THC-O, so dosage and the overall THC-O experience can be carefully controlled. 

As a general guide, THC-O beginners and those with a low tolerance tend to prefer 2-10mg THC-O, while more advanced users and those with higher tolerances often use 25-50mg THC-O doses during a session. It’s essential to remember effects are delayed, and usually don’t begin until 20-60 minutes after consumption — with edibles often taking longer. So if you’re just starting out, we recommend waiting 4 hours before taking any additional dose if you don’t feel the desired effects right away.

While more research is needed to be sure, it is likely that THC-O will produce a positive drug test result. So we recommend you avoid THC-O if you are subject to drug testing.

Why Ethereal Gold Dispensary?

We are dedicated to offering only the safest, most effective, and highest-quality and legal products. Thus, we do not have THC-O for sale. Our products are safe, legal, and socially responsible:


Our commitment to safety and transparency is shown in our collection of safe and effective products. We perform rigorous testing that exceeds state and federal laws. 

We are the first dispensary in the country to insist that all of our products carry full panel Certificates of Analysis (CoAs) — again, we do not have THC-O for sale but you may enjoy other products. Not only do these tests ensure the correct amount of cannabinoids in our products, but they also confirm the absence of any dangerous solvents or contaminants. 


Our products contain 100% hemp-derived synthetic cannabinoids under 0.3% THC — once again, to reiterate, THC-O is not legal and this does not include THC-O products. The Farm Bill of 2018 resulted in products with this level of THC being legal in all 50 states.

Socially responsible

We are one of the first dispensaries in Wisconsin to use our profits for good. We donate part of every single sale to charities that help communities that have been affected by the "war on drugs".

When you purchase from Ethereal Gold Dispensary, you’re purchasing safe, effective and affordable products. Shop our collection of cannabis today, or chat with one of our Handlers for more information.