What are the differences between THCA and THC?

THCA and THC are similar in some ways, and dramatically different in others. Check out the lists below to find out where they are alike, and where they differ.

Properties of THCA vs THC:

  • THCA is non-psychoactive while THC exerts psychoactive effects
  • THCA naturally occurs in raw cannabis while THC is produced through decarboxylation
  • THCA is a weak activator of CB1 and CB2 receptors while THC stronger activator of the CB1 receptor