What is THCjd?

THCjd is promising but unknown cannabinoid currently making small waves in the cannabis industry.

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THCjd (Δ9-THCjd) is a rare and largely unknown cannabinoid naturally present in cannabis. Thanks to its 8-link alkyl side-chain, THCjd causes a euphoric high that’s reportedly 19-times more potent than delta-9 (THC) and over 25-times stronger than delta-8. Some users claim THCjd induces relaxing, sedating, and “couch-lock” effects, while others suggest it’s energizing and mood-enhancing.

Hemp-derived THCjd is likely legal on the federal level, and products are available online and through physical retail stores. Marijuana-derived THCjd is illegal under federal law. The US states that permit medical and recreational cannabis will allow marijuana-derived THCjd products unless separate restrictions apply. 

What is THCjd?

THCjd, also known as Δ9-THCjd, is a rare octyl cannabinoid and THC isomer found naturally in all varieties of cannabis, including hemp and marijuana. 

An octyl cannabinoid means a cannabis compound with an alkyl side chain composed of eight carbon atoms. This 8-link alkyl side chain is responsible for THCjd’s potential ability to induce a euphoric high that’s 19-times more potent than THC and over 25-times stronger than delta-8 and delta-10. 

Due to its potency, beginner cannabis users should be careful when trying THCjd for the first time. Its effects might be too overwhelming. Start with delta-10 or delta-8 products first. A delta-10 gummy is an ideal choice. 

Does THCjd get you high?

THCjd gummies product with psychoactive effects
THCjd gummies are potentially x19 stronger than regular THC edibles. Photo: Delta Extrax

Yes, THCjd will get you high. It’s an intoxicating THC isomer capable of binding to your CB1 (cannabinoid 1) receptors and activating them. 

THCjd has an alkyl side-chain composed of eight carbon atoms, making its binding affinity at CB1 receptor sites much higher than THC, which has a chain of five carbon atoms. 

Researchers suggest an alkyl chain of 3-6 carbon atoms is enough for high-affinity binding. In theory, the higher the number, the stronger the high. 

What are THCjd’s effects?

Sources claim THCjd consumption induces noticeable relaxation, sedation, and couch-lock effects. Such claims are typically unfounded, inaccurate, or too generalized. Cannabinoids react differently in each user’s body, and effects vary depending on dose, tolerance, biological factors, and other cannabinoids present in the product’s formula.

As a general rule, we suggest trying THCjd to see how it affects your mind and body. Remember to start with a low dose over a long period and don’t consume too much in one sitting. As mentioned, THCjd is potentially 19-times stronger than regular THC and can cause uncomfortable side effects. 

What is THCjd good for?

THCjd’s benefits are still unknown. We cannot say what it’s good for without objective scientific evidence, which is currently non-existent. However, we can reasonably expect THCjd’s benefits to be similar to THC. THC’s benefits include: 

How strong is THCjd compared to delta-9 and delta-8?

It’s difficult to accurately say how strong THCjd is compared to delta-9 and delta-8. Some unverified reports claim THCjd is up to 19-times stronger than delta-9 and over 25-times stronger than delta-8. 

However, there is no real evidence to back these claims up — only educated assumptions. We can only go by the length of each THC isomer’s carbon chain and compare them. 

For example:

  • THCV has a propyl chain with three carbons atoms and induces a minor high in larger doses
  • Delta-9 has a pentyl chain with five carbon atoms and induces a relatively moderate high in medium-to-large doses
  • THCjd has an octyl chain with eight carbon atoms and induces a strong high in smaller doses

Are there side effects?

THCjd’s side effects are likely similar to THC and its other isomers delta-10, HHC, and THC-O. However, since THCjd is significantly more potent than THC, delta-10, and HHC, its side effects are likely stronger and more noticeable. 

THC’s side effects include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Red eyes
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Visual distortions
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea & sickness

How is THCjd extracted?

Researcher analyzing cannabis plant rich in THCjd cannabinoid

Sources claim THCjd is extracted directly from varieties of cannabis, which is true. However, since THCjd is a rare minor cannabinoid that makes up roughly 1% of the cannabis plant’s total cannabinoid profile, there’s not enough to make cost-effective THCjd products. This means most products on the market are likely converted from CBD to THCjd through an isomerization process.

Is THCjd legal?

THCjd is likely legal under federal law, provided it’s derived from hemp plants carrying no more than 0.3% THC (by dry weight). Hemp and its compounds are legal on the federal level, thanks to the Agriculture Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill). 

However, since THCjd is a THC analogue with a similar chemical composition, it could be categorized as a controlled substance under the Federal Analog Act (FAA). 

The FAA is a controversial section of the federal Controlled Substances Act passed in 1986. It treats all chemicals that are “substantially similar” chemicals to existing controlled substances as either Schedule I or II. 

Marijuana-derived THCjd is illegal in the eyes of the federal government. Marijuana, which contains above the 0.3% THC threshold, is a Schedule I controlled substance, as are marijuana-derived compounds. 

Will THCjd show up in a drug test?

Yes, THCjd will most likely appear on a drug test like almost all THC isomers. 

Can you detox THCjd from your system?

No, there’s no such thing as a “THCjd” detox. Nothing can cleanse THC or any of its isomers from your system, not even scammy cannabis detox kits sold all over the internet. 

THC and its isomers store securely in your adipose tissue, an impenetrable fortress of fat cells. The only way to physically cleanse your fatty tissue is by removing it from your body, which is impossible to achieve. 

If you have an upcoming drug test, the most realistic way to “detox” THCjd and other THC isomers from your body is through time, patience, and abstaining from cannabis products altogether. 

Brands currently selling THCjd products include:

Delta Extrax

THC-jd gummies with THC-H and THCP cannabinoids

Delta Extrax is another veteran rare cannabinoid company specializing in THC isomers, including THCjd, delta-10, and delta-8. The company’s selection of THCjd gummy products is impressive. You can choose from three different flavors, each carrying 2,500 mg of THCjd and THCh (20 mg per gummy), which is more than enough to induce a decent euphoric high. If you’re a beginner, only eat a quarter or half a gummy. Third-party tested by specialized laboratories for safety and transparency. 

Bay Smokes

Vape cartridge product with THCjd cannabinoid

Bay Smokes is a veteran rare cannabinoid vendor with an impressive range of THCjd vape cartridges. Each cartridge blends THCjd with THCh and delta-8 capable of inducing a relaxing but uplifting euphoric high. Available in three different strains—OG Kush, Blue Dream, and Grand Daddy Purp—Bay Smokes’ THCjd offering packs a whole lot of flavor, combining earthy and piney notes with hints of smokey wood. Third-party tested by independent laboratories specializing in cannabis testing, ensuring safety and transparency. 

Conclusion

Not much is known about THCjd. It’s a new cannabinoid and there’s very little (if any) scientific evidence showing its effects, benefits, and safety profile. However, from what we do know, it’s a pretty promising cannabinoid and THC isomer capable of causing a pretty strong high. We recommend some caution, though. Make sure you purchase from reputable vendors like the ones posted above.