By J Gordon Curtis
If you’re familiar with the many strains of cannabis, you’ve likely come across Super Wedding Cake. Not only is this strain popular among smokers, but it’s also given way to many great children strains from it.
We’re excited to be able to offer this powerhouse flower in THCa form in our shops and online. In this article, we’ll talk more about this strain and what you can expect from it along with how THCa differs from THC.
Perfect Plant Hemp Co Super Wedding Cake THCa Flower
These densely-packed buds are bursting with light green and orange colors as well as shimmering trichomes. Super Wedding Cake is a robust strain with a lot of components and clocks in at a whopping 23% THCa.
Caryophyllene is the most abundant terpene in this flower and you’ll discover that as soon as you open the jar. Also found in black pepper, caryophyllene offers a spicy smell and is the only terpene we know of in cannabis that also acts as a cannabinoid.
As a result of this action, many theorize it is also helpful for inflammation in a similar way to CBD. In fact, this terpene is the main reason for the old home remedy of chewing a peppercorn when you feel a headache.
Other terpenes contributing to this flower are limonene and myrcene. The former is also found in lemon rinds with research suggesting it can decrease stress and the latter is in lavender and thought to regulate sleep.
The mixture of these terpenes and cannabinoids brings on an even-balanced effect of a true hybrid. Super Wedding Cake is calming and euphoric simultaneously providing a delightful overall result.
What is THCa?
Tetrahydrocannabidiolic acid — or THCa — is similar to the THC you may have known and loved in the past. The only difference molecularly is that THCa is the acidic version of THC but this creates some interesting differences in application.
Anyone who has put a little “magic” in their brownies is likely already familiar with this cannabinoid as it’s the most abundant in marijuana as well. Since the compound is non-intoxicating on its own, it has to undergo a decarboxylation process — in this case through exposure to heat.
Will THCa Get You High?
Technically, no — THCa is non-intoxicating, and consuming it on its own will not make the user feel high. However, through the exposure of THCa to heat — say, through the use of a lighter — a rapid conversion takes place, decarboxylating the flower.
As a result, if you’re intention is to smoke the THCa flower, you should be aware it can lead to an intoxicating high as a result. We recommend not operating heavy machinery or driving if you plan to use THCa this way.
Can THCa Trigger a Positive Result on a Drug Test?
Yes — especially if you are smoking it. THCa rapidly converts to THC and our body metabolizes it the same way it would any other source of THC.
If you are in a position where you have to take drug tests randomly or repeatedly, we recommend steering clear of THCa. While occasional use can leave your system within a few days, regular and frequent users may have traces of the metabolites in their urine for up to a month.
What’s the Difference Between THCa and THC?
THCa is the acidic version of THC which renders it non-intoxicating on its own. This cannabinoid is the most abundant in marijuana strains, deteriorating and converting over time through exposure to light and oxygen.
To produce THCa flower, producers must carefully cure and dry their cannabis in a way that ensures the cannabinoid never decarboxylates. In doing so, we can sell the federally legal form of THC in hemp shops throughout the country.
Where to Find Super Wedding Cake THCa Flower
THCa flower falls in the under-regulated category of hemp which creates some concerns about the products. While there are hemp companies like ours going above and beyond what the government requires of us, there are plenty of others taking advantage of the lax system.
Whether you choose to buy from us or not, make sure you’re going with a reputable supplier who offers robust reporting. Doing so will likely make the difference between an effective product and a waste of money.
If you still have questions about Super Wedding Cake or THCa flower in general, stop by one of our locations and speak with a cannabis expert on the topic. We have shops in Germantown and off White Bridge Pike in Nashville, TN.
If you don’t want to come in, you can order Super Wedding Cake THCa Flower online if you like in Tennessee or North Carolina.
Note that, while we do offer all of our THCa strains online when able, several hurdles often prevent us from doing so. Whether it’s online or in the store, stop by and try some THCa flower and see the potential the plant has to offer you.
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