Why Marijuana/Hemp was made illegal

Now that everywhere you look, you see hemp or marijuana products, and many of your friends are freely and happily using cannabis products, you probably wonder why they were illegal for so long.

For many years, the usage of marijuana and hemp has been a polarizing issue. Some people support completely legalizing it, and others stand their ground in opposing it.

States and countries have regulated marijuana and hemp differently, some legalizing them for medicinal, industrial, and recreational uses while others continue to see them as illegal substances.

Initially, legislation was passed for tax purposes, but possession and usage can now result in criminal charges and sentences. If you want to know more about the history of marijuana/hemp, why cannabis was made illegal, and where we stand today, keep reading because this article will cover all the topics mentioned above.

Fun Fact: The primary distinction between marijuana and hemp is the THC level. According to research, hemp looks so much like marijuana that evaluating the THC concentration is the only way to tell the two apart.



The early history of marijuana/hemp

To discuss the origins of marijuana/hemp, we step back in time. The exact place cannabis originated from is unclear. However, we know it was somewhere in central Asia or western China.

The first use of cannabis that has been evidence-backed was in Emperor Shen Nung’s pharmacopeia, where it was utilized for medicinal purposes. The Chinese weren’t the only ones who used cannabis for therapeutic purposes. It was also referenced in the literature of the Indian Hindus, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans. Evidence shows that marijuana was an anesthetic during surgery in ancient China and was regarded as a sacred plant in India and used in religious rites.

The official introduction of cannabis to western medicine was back in 1841 when William Brooke O’Shaughnessy wrote about various medicinal applications of cannabis after living in India.

Fun Fact: According to the North American Industrial Hemp Council, you can use hemp to make more than 25,000 products. These include everything from ropes to textiles to building materials for homes.

Besides the recreational and medical use of marijuana, hemp was frequently used as a fiber supply for clothes, rope, and paper. Farmers were encouraged, and in some circumstances, required, to produce hemp in the American colonies. In 1619, King James I ordered every property owner in Jamestown to have 100 hemp plants for export.

Fun Fact: Even President George Washington farmed hemp. Cannabis was classified in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1850 to 1937.



The criminalization of marijuana/hemp

So if marijuana/hemp was so welcomed and widely used, what happened in 1937 that led to its criminalization? 1937 was the year when the Marihuana Tax Act was imposed. (Thumbs down)

There are many theories about why the public attitude shifted regarding hemp from the early 1900s and leading up to the 1930s Marihuana Tax Act. According to one of the theories, as new industries such as timber and cotton started developing in the 1930s, they needed to eliminate their main competitor, the hemp industry, so they began spreading misinformation campaigns regarding the plant.

During this time, racist stereotypes about marijuana and its supposed risks would propagate. ‘Marihuana’ use was associated with immigrant workers, who allegedly took up the locals’ job opportunities. By the 1930s, government drug fighters, led by Harry Anslinger, used misinformation and conspiracy to instill public dread. Anti-hemp propaganda was intense in the media, even in newspapers such as The New York Times. After 1937, you could cultivate hemp only if you received special government Tax Stamps.

After the Marihuana Tax act, it all went downhill for the entire cannabis industry. More and more harsh laws followed, such as The Boggs Act in 1951, the Narcotics Control Act, and the Controlled Substance Law, which were imposed in 1970. President Nixon’s War on Drugs, which began in the 1970s, entrenched marijuana and hemp’s criminal status. This program aimed to reduce drug usage and distribution, which had a tremendous impact on communities of color, who were unfairly targeted and often detained. The cannabis industry was done for good, or so we thought.

The current state of marijuana/hemp legalization

Things started to take a turn for the better for the cannabis industry around the late 1990s. In 1996 California State legalized the use of medical marijuana. Since then, marijuana/hemp’s popularity and users have been growing steadily.

On Election Day 2012, citizens in Colorado and Washington passed initiative proposals to legalize recreational cannabis use and sale, making the states the first in the United States to do so. Despite marijuana remaining illegal at the federal level, nineteen additional states, Washington, D.C., and Guam legalized the substance over the following ten years as support for legalization grew dramatically.

Marijuana is classed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act at the federal level. Its cultivation, distribution, and possession are all illegal under federal law. States that have allowed recreational or medical marijuana have directly opposed the federal government, causing conflict between states’ rights to develop their own laws and the federal government’s power.

In 2018 the Farm Bill decriminalized hemp, legalized hemp cultivation, and hemp and hemp seeds were removed from the DEA’s list of controlled substances. According to the bill, hemp could contain no more than 0.3% THC for it to be considered legal.

There have been continuous nationwide initiatives to legalize marijuana and hemp, including the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act in 2019.

As you can guess already, the legality of marijuana/hemp is still a gray area, so if you’re planning to consume them, you should research and find out the specific rules of the state you live in. Rest assured the various products we offer such as our Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC will only be shipped to locations where state law allows its purchases!

Future of marijuana/hemp

It’s safe to say the marijuana/hemp future looks quite bright, considering the booming cannabis industry we currently have. President Biden’s proclamation on Oct. 7, 2022, featured a request for the secretary of health and human services and the attorney general “to start the administrative process to evaluate how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.”

Legalizing marijuana and hemp may also have various economic and societal benefits. These include a more significant tax income, employment development, and lower enforcement expenses for marijuana and hemp regulations. It can also aid in reducing the social damage generated by the criminalization of marijuana and hemp.


The official introduction of cannabis to western medicine was back in 1841 when William Brooke O’Shaughnessy wrote about various medicinal applications of cannabis after living in India.



This article was a quick overview of marijuana/hemp’s history, from its early usage to criminalization, the current legal environment, and ongoing legalization attempts. To properly understand the current legal environment and ongoing initiatives to legalize marijuana and hemp, it is critical to understand the history and reasons for their criminalization. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, millions of Americans can now freely introduce hemp into their lives.

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Allergy Season Ahead!

Ah, spring is in the air! It’s a season for new beginnings. It’s the time of year for brightly colored tulips, delicate crocuses, and all things green. But for some, it also brings allergy season. As the trees and grasses start producing pollen, the symptoms begin to peak, causing discomfort for those who suffer from this condition. We explain the basics of seasonal allergies and explore the treatment options available while highlighting products that could support your healthy lifestyle. Get helpful tips for a symptom-free allergy season by reading more below.



Hay Fever and Other Seasonal Allergies

People can suffer from either indoor or outdoor allergies. The source of most allergens includes insect bites or stings, pollen, medicine, food, dust, animal dander, latex, mold, etc. Seasonal allergies occur during the spring, summer, or fall. This type of allergy can also be called hay fever or allergic rhinitis. An overactive immune system causes allergies, usually stimulated by a benign substance like pollen. The body will then release histamine and other chemicals, resulting in reactions including sneezing and swelling. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Triggering symptoms like red and watery eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy or puffy eyes, difficulty breathing, etc. And in rare cases, individuals could develop hives.

Seasonal Allergies: Prevention and Treatment

The first line of defense is prevention. Here are some suggestions for limiting your exposure during allergy season:

  • Close the windows in your home, workplace, and car.
  • When pollen counts are high (during midday and afternoon), limit your time outside.
  • Wear a pollen or dust mask and use gloves when doing yard work.
  • After any outdoor activity, take a shower and change your clothes.
  • Leave your shoes outside.
  • Vacuum and dust regularly to limit exposure.
  • Get an allergy test to determine the cause of your symptoms.

When preventative measures aren’t enough, there are other options to consider. Treatment options for managing seasonal allergies:

  • Over-the-counter allergy medicines, like antihistamines and decongestants.
  • Saline (saltwater) nasal spray to flush out allergens. 
  • Prescription pharmaceuticals, including corticosteroids.
  • Allergy shots are a series of injections to help build a tolerance to certain allergens.
  • Holistic alternatives like cannabinoid therapy



Supplement Your Healthy Habits with Cannabinoids.

In addition to mainstream treatment options, some adult consumers have turned to cannabis as an alternative. There are a few ways cannabinoid therapy could alleviate allergy-related symptoms. Compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta 9 THC could potentially suppress the body’s response to allergens. Cannabis also helps produce a calming effect in the body, which can help with secondary symptoms of allergies.

For novice consumers, the cannabis plant contains 540 chemical substances to date. The compounds can be divided into categories, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. These compounds act together to produce many health benefits, thanks to a process called the entourage effect. Receptors in the body interact with the available compounds activating the endocannabinoid system. This system regulates mood, appetite, pain sensation, and more.

Each cultivar has a unique combination of chemical compounds, making it difficult to accurately predict each strain’s effect. Furthermore, each person will react to this combination of substances differently depending on factors like tolerance and biology. Many types of products can be made from the cannabis plant. Formats can be inhaled or ingested, and there are even several topical options available now. Please consume cannabis responsibly and start with a low dose and increase if needed — particularly if you are new to cannabis.

The FDA regulations allow hemp derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC for sale in the U.S. Most states have a wide selection of compliant legal products and can be purchased at a retailer or online. However, the regulatory framework isn’t perfect. Quality control is currently up to the businesses selling these types of products, so finding a supplier you can trust is important. In addition, make sure the product has had third-party testing to ensure its high quality and meets your standards.

You should trust The Hemp Doctor for all of your cannabinoid needs. We have all of our products third-party lab-tested, and all of the reports are available on our lab page. If you have questions or concerns about any of our products, we’re always happy to help.


While a standardized drug test will not test for THCP, most drug tests will test for a delta 9 THC metabolite which THCP will most likely have.


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Full Spectrum 900mg CBD Edibles (30 pieces per bottle) with 30mg of CBD per edible. This formulation also contains immune-supporting properties of elderberries.

Platinum OG Delta 8 THC Oil Tincture includes a total of 500mg or 1000mg of D8 THC per bottle, depending on the variation chosen. The terpene profile of this cultivar includes Myrcene, beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, alpha-Pinene, and Linalool. They are made using high-quality MCT oil. Other varieties include Bubblegum and Zkittlez.

It’s also possible to have an allergy to cannabis. Pollen and certain terpenes are two causes that trigger this particular allergy. The symptoms experienced can be similar to traditional allergies. Avoiding cannabis use is the easiest way to resolve this. However, products such as CBD Isolate are void of terpenes and could be an alternative if you still want to use CBD and avoid allergens.

Coping with any health-related condition can be a tricky thing. Allergies are no different. Being well educated and open to holistic supplements such as cannabinoid therapy can be an empowering tool. Everyone’s health journey is unique. It’s important to find the right path for your optimal well-being, no matter what treatment plan you choose.

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Going for Sober Spring with help from hemp!

Sober Spring is a thing. Many people abstain from alcohol consumption for personal or wellness reasons during this time of year. It focuses on reducing the harmful effects that come with too much booze. Some of these sober curious consumers avoid alcohol and use cannabis instead. Although cannabis can be intoxicating like alcohol, it has several health and wellness benefits, making it a good addition to a healthy routine. In this article from The Hemp Doctor, find out how to use cannabinoid products as an alternative to alcohol while still having fun.

It’s Time for a Change.

Similar to Dry January, Sober Spring is a movement that supports an alcohol-free lifestyle. Its purpose is to help break bad habits and encourage adult consumers to reevaluate their relationship with alcohol, starting in mid-March and continuing until June each year. The World Health Organization shares shocking statistics about alcohol abuse and reports there are over 3 million deaths every year worldwide. Therefore, spring could be a good opportunity to practice healthy living habits for consumers with moderate to severe drinking habits.

The disadvantages of alcohol consumption:

  • Short-term health risks include injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident or physical altercation, alcohol poisoning, hangovers, dehydration, etc.
  • Long-term health risks like cancer, heart disease, liver disease, weight gain, increased anxiety, and more.
  • Alcohol-related social problems with family or work.
  • Complications during pregnancy, including birth defects.

Is there a healthy limit? According to The Right Amount, the low-risk drinking guidelines suggest a standard serving size of alcohol is 142 ml (5 oz). It also recommends the maximum limit for men is three, and for women, it’s two drinks per day with occasional days off during the week.



Cannabis Consumption and Harm Reduction.

You don’t have to drink alcohol to have fun. Although, it remains a common perception among adults. Many reliable studies show that consumers are choosing cannabis over alcohol. As much as forty percent, says this 2009 study. Cannabis is unlikely to cause death compared to alcohol and has fewer health risks, which is why it’s generally accepted as being a good alternative. Further research is needed to determine the long-term effects of cannabis, as few as there might be.

Advantages of consuming cannabis instead of alcohol include:

  • Health benefits of cannabinoid therapy.
  • Could reduce the symptoms of a hangover.
  • Considered less addictive than alcohol.

The cannabis plant contains several helpful chemical compounds which work together with your body to produce beneficial effects. There are over 500 different compounds found in the cannabis plant and over 100 different cannabinoids identified. These include a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Consumers report feeling euphoric, relaxed, energized, or uplifted depending on the compounds available in a particular cultivar. You can help many health conditions with cannabinoid therapy. 

But why choose non-traditional sobriety? Besides the potential health benefits, choosing cannabis over alcohol can sometimes be for lifestyle reasons. Maybe there’s a history of alcohol abuse in the family, religious considerations, or just a lower tolerance to booze, etc. Cannabis products come in a wide variety of formats. Some produce a more intense experience, like THC-O, and some provide benefits without any intoxication. For example, hemp-derived CBD provides a non-intoxicating, calming experience preferred by consumers over the effects of alcohol.



Alcohol-free Spirits Featuring Delta 8 THC Oil Tincture

There are many inhaled products available, like dried flower and concentrates. In addition to these traditional methods, there are ingestible products that range from capsules to beverages. Below we feature a low-potency option that swaps out the liquor for a premium tincture. 

Delta 8 THC products can provide a milder buzz with less of the paranoia that can sometimes be associated with other cannabinoids, such as Delta 9 THC. Our tinctures are made using organic fractionated coconut oil and whole-plant hemp extract. Flavored with naturally occurring terpenes and comes in three varieties. These Delta 8 tincture formulations are derived from hemp and therefore comply with U.S. federal law.

Let Eddie Coughlin inspire you with something new. As he said in Cocktail (1988), “anything else is always something better.” So take your mocktail to another level with this cannabis-infused Red Eye recipe. 



  • 15ml of Delta 8 THC Oil Tincture
  • Celery Salt
  • 1 Lemon and Lime
  • 4 ounces of tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons of prepared Horseradish
  • 2 dashes of your favorite Tabasco sauce
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • Optional garnish (parsley sprig, celery stalk, etc.)



  • On a small plate, sprinkle the celery salt. 
  • Then use a lemon or lime wedge to rub along the lip of the glass. 
  • After rolling the outer border of the glass with celery salt, fill it with ice and set it aside.
  • Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker.
  • Add the tincture, tomato juice, horseradish, Tabasco, Worcestershire, black pepper, a pinch of celery salt, and ice. Shake gently to combine.
  • Strain the beverage into your prepared glass.
  • Finish with a garnish of your choice.

Enjoy your infused beverage responsibly!


Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction. – Bob Marley


Keep Your Mind and Body Healthy

All substances have their risks and rewards. So why not make this spring sabbatical a yearlong thing? Considering the overall safety of cannabis compared to alcohol, it’s easy to see why some individuals prefer this natural supplement. In addition to the wellness benefits, cannabis can also be used as a harm reduction tool. You can reduce negative outcomes by being mindful of why you consume and how much. Responsible consumption is key.

When using Delta 8 THC tinctures, do not drive or operate heavy machinery. Drugs or alcohol should not be used during pregnancy. Remember always to consume cannabis with intention and proper caution.

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As more people begin to discover the wellness benefits of cannabis, consumers must be proactive about educating themselves on the subject of holistic supplements. Being well-informed about what you introduce into your body is beneficial for many reasons. Knowing the limitations of any supplement and having reasonable expectations of what it can do is key. The growth of the cannabis industry will rely on the provider’s ability to successfully educate consumers about the overall risks and rewards. We take consumer education very seriously, understanding our responsibility as a provider, using this as an opportunity to build trust with our customers. For more on the subject, read this helpful article below about hemp-derived Delta 9 THC.



A Breakdown: Hemp-derived Cannabinoids

Cannabis is a flowering plant from a species called Cannabaceae. It includes several subspecies, such as hemp, with its closest relative being Humulus or hops. Both cannabis and hemp have cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta 9 THC in varying amounts. These chemical compounds are found in the resin glands or trichomes of the plant, which are mostly located on the buds and leaves. The main difference is that cannabis is produced for recreational and medical purposes.

In contrast, hemp is cultivated with a lower THC potency and historically has been used for industrial purposes. These compounds are made into several different product formats — everything from the standard dried flower offerings to infused topicals, capsules, and so on.



Your Body’s Endogenous Cannabinoid System

These naturally occurring compounds work with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help balance and regulate various functions. A network of receptors can be found throughout the body, which interacts with the chemical compounds available in the plant. This system mainly features CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, each providing different effects. CB1 receptors are found in the central nervous system and CB2 receptors can be found in the immune system. It’s these biological interactions for which cannabis has become known.

Another significant interaction to consider when evaluating your consumption goals is the entourage effect. But what is the entourage effect, and what does it have to do with cannabis? The entourage effect describes a phenomenon that occurs in the body, resulting from consuming certain compounds found in cannabis. It influences the effects, making the experience more or less intense depending on the combination of compounds in each cultivar. The key is that these compounds are more effective when consumed together, maximizing overall health benefits.

Cannabis products on the market can be classified as either full or broad spectrum and, in some cases, isolate. Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate are categorizations that refer to the product’s formulation, giving some indication of what compounds may or may not be present. For example, full-spectrum cannabinoid products will have all the cannabinoids available in the plant. The term broad-spectrum refers to products that only have certain compounds and are usually made without THC. Products classified as isolate will be formulated with one type of compound, like The Hemp Doctor’s CBD isolate or CBG isolate. Choosing the format that is right for you is personal. It depends on what fits your lifestyle, wants, and needs.

If you are still new to consuming cannabis, it’s important to know that each product and cultivar will produce different effects for each person. Therefore, we cannot say you will definitely experience a particular effect, just that you will have to experiment. The best strategy is to start with a low-potency product and increase the strength slowly until you get the effect you desire. Cannabis, purchased from a reputable provider, is considered a low-risk substance and is well tolerated by many consumers. However, inhaled cannabis products do have some health risks.


These naturally occurring compounds work with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help balance and regulate various functions.


Facts About Delta 9 THC

Let’s take a closer look at one compound rising in popularity, hemp-derived Delta 9 THC. It’s similar to the THC found in marijuana but is sourced from hemp instead. All Hemp Doctor Delta 9 THC products contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by weight to comply with federal law.

It does contain psychedelic properties but is less potent. This versatile compound is extracted from the hemp plant using one of several methods. Products derived from hemp are legal in the U.S. under The Farm Bill. This legislation allows for the sale and consumption of cannabis products that contain 0.3% or less of Delta 9 THC.

Introducing our newest Delta 9 THC gummies from The Hemp Doctor: 

Down Shift Delta 9 THC full spectrum gummies come in a mixed fruit flavor, with 20 pieces per bottle. Each delightful gummy contains 7.5mg of Delta 9 THC, 1mg of CBC, 1mg of CBG, and 1mg of CBN. The hemp oil used in this formulation was produced using high-tech extraction procedures to create this product. It provides a slight yet euphoric effect, helping to support your wellness lifestyle. The Hemp Doctor has the best Delta 9 THC product selection. Check out our full line of premium Delta 9 gummies and edibles. We believe in our products, which is why your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Although cannabis is largely restricted in the United States, adult consumers can access legal hemp-derived products through Farm Bill compliant distributors. This allows consumers the ability to experience what cannabis has to offer for themselves. In addition, product innovation and safety standards will continue to improve once the appropriate legislation is implemented. Science-backed research will also influence the acceptance of cannabis in society, giving credibility to its potential health benefits. Now that you understand more about hemp-derived cannabinoids and how they work, you’ll be empowered when making your next purchase.

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Hemp-derived ingredients have gained immense popularity, and chances are you have already tried one of the trending products, whether it’s CBD, Delta 8 THC, CBG, or HHC.

Getting started with the new compound raises many questions. One of the primary ones is ‘how much should I take?’ Therefore, you might already be familiar with dosing the aforementioned famous cannabinoids and probably have already established your ideal daily dosage for each. However, the hemp industry keeps growing, and as the interest in new cannabinoids is increasing, recently, a new cannabinoid emerged on the scene – THC-O.

Even though you may already have tried different cannabinoids, THC-O is entirely different from anything you have tried before. It also requires a different approach in dosing than any other hemp-derived compound. That’s because THC-O is not similar to any cannabinoids you have tried before and also because it can be considerably stronger for some users, than Delta 9 THC in marijuana and requires more caution in terms of dosing not to go overboard.

The famous types of THC-O products currently consist of gummies and vape carts, and because these two types offer different consumption methods, they also require a different approach in terms of dosing. The new hemp-derived compound even gained a nickname – the psychedelic cannabinoid, so it’s not surprising you want to find a safe amount to begin consuming THC-O. This article will guide you to determine the proper amount of the product to drive desired effects from THC-O.



What is THC-O?

It’s not been a long time since many consumers were asking the same question about Delta 8 THC, but because people want to explore more about legal hemp and its compounds, more THC variations have begun to appear on the market.

THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid, a rising star on the hemp-derived market. Although lab-made, it’s an analog of THC with an almost identical chemical structure as the latter.

Unlike Delta 9 THC in marijuana, THC-O derives from the federally legal cannabis plant – hemp and undergoes a series of advanced extraction and production steps.

The process begins with extracting cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp, followed by converting it to Delta 8 THC and using organic solvent acetic anhydride to produce THC-O from Delta 8 THC molecules. The process results in three times more potent hemp-derived compound – THC-O, than the psychoactive Delta 9 THC.

In terms of its effects., THC-O produces similar outcomes as Delta 9 THC, only stronger, but the results you experience will depend on two factors: The product you choose and the amount you consume.


THC-O Potency VS. THC-O Dosage

Regardless of which product type you choose – THC-O vape cart or THC-O gummies, they will come in varying potencies, meaning they will differ in the amount of THC-O they contain. The potency is crucial for determining the amount of the product to consume.

For example, each gummy piece may feature 10mg of THC-O, and if your targeted dose is 20mg, you can safely consume two gummies. If each gummy features 20mg THC-O, consuming two in one sitting will be too much.

On the other hand, THC-O dosage is how much of the product you consume, whether it’s gummy or vape cart. So the dosage multiplied by the product’s potency is the consumed amount of THC-O.

Gummies vs. Vape Carts

One of the crucial factors to consider when determining how much of the product you should consume is the product type you choose. For example, gummies have much lower absorption rates because they first need to go to the digestive tract and liver and then to your bloodstream to deliver effects. In contrast, THC-O vape carts are much more bioavailable, as THC-O, through inhalation, makes a shortcut to the bloodstream; hence, less is lost on the way.

One more aspect to consider is the time it takes these two product types to provide results. Because THC-O gummies first need to travel to your digestive tract, their effects will be delayed and may take up to an hour, depending on your metabolism. That’s why it’s crucial not to consume more to boost the product’s effects until you wait for at least an hour for your body to absorb the compound. On the contrary, vape carts kick in much faster than gummies and might take effect anywhere between 15-30 minutes.


Recommended THC-O Doses For Beginners

When you first consume a new cannabinoid, you don’t know how it affects your body or how much you need to see the desired results. That’s why we always recommend starting with small doses, but with THC-O, we advise taking even more caution.

  • The recommended dose for beginners (low tolerance) is between 3mg-10mg per use
  • 2nd THC-O dosage tier (medium tolerance) is 10mg-25mg per consumption
  • 3rd THC-O dosage tier (high tolerance) is anything between 25 to 50mg and above

As discussed above, how much of the product you should consume depends on its potency, and when consuming THC-O gummies, wait for at least an hour to start experiencing the results. As for the THC-O vape cart, we suggest taking a single puff and waiting 15-30 minutes before taking another one.


THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid, a rising star on the hemp-derived market. Although lab-made, it’s an analog of THC with an almost identical chemical structure as the latter.


Try THC-O Vape Cart at The Hemp Doctor

Hemp-derived products differ in quality, and THC-O products are no exception. So if you are searching for a premium THC-O product to launch your THC-O journey, you’ve made the right stop at The Hemp Doctor – America’s premier CBD and Hemp Dispensary. We make premium 1 ml THC-O vape carts using only superior ingredients and U.S.-grown, pure, high-quality hemp.

Our THC-O vape cart is third-party lab-tested to ensure its purity and potency, so you’ll never have to question its quality. Although it offers a smooth pull, be cautious and wait up to 30 minutes for the effects to kick in.

Additionally, we’ve got some great strains options you can choose from, including:

  • The energizing and heady focus of our Sativa strains like Train Wreck or Amnesia Haze,
  • The sedating effect of our Indica Skywalker OG, or
  • Our combination hybrid strains of our Runtz or Gorilla Glue.

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