Delta 9 THC vs. THCa
Every purchase made at a cannabis dispensary includes a label indicating the percentage of Delta 9 THC, THCa, and other cannabis ingredients as measured by an independent, third-party laboratory. The numbers written on the package matter, but if you are like most people, you’re looking at that label wrong.
Cannabis consumers often focus attention on the Delta 9 THC levels in their cannabis product, assuming it is the only number that affects the potency of the product. Delta 9 THC levels are important, so don’t neglect learning the THCa percentage. The levels of THCa contained in a product make a difference in its effects, psychoactive and otherwise.
Delta 9 THC levels matter, but since heating cannabis can burn away some of its cannabinoid content, those numbers do not always indicate potency. While you should grab a product that contains high levels of Delta 9 THC, do not forget the THCa levels.
Products with high levels of both Delta 9 THC and THCa provide users with maximum benefits. Even when THC is lost through heating, THCa is still there to convert to THC..