Delta 9 THC-O, also known as D9-O, is a modified form of Delta 9 THC where acetate is added to the THC molecule. While D9-O is related to THC, it is a synthetic compound that starts with hemp-derived Delta 9 THC. It is important to note that D9-O is not considered a natural cannabinoid as it does not occur naturally in cannabis.
Limited published data is available regarding the effects of D9 THC-O acetate in humans. However, one animal study suggested that it may have approximately twice the potency of regular THC. Acetylation is generally considered a safe process, but this understanding is based on its impact on oral ingestion rather than inhalation. Further research is needed to fully understand the effects and safety of D9 THC-O acetate when inhaled.