Free Shipping Within the US
Money Back Guarantee


Dale blog imageAuthor: Dale Hewett
10 oxo delta 6a tetrahydrocannabinol OTHC featured
Table of Contents (Scrollable)

10-oxo-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol (OTHC) is one of the recently discovered cannabinoids located within cannabis plants. OTHC is related to the cannabinoid known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), yet some of the properties are stated to be different from those of other known compounds.

As a well-known plant chemical with therapeutic effects, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is still being studied by researchers to explore the distinctive characteristics and functions of other cannabinoids, like OTHC, in that particular family.

Cannabinoids were discovered in 1940, with OTHC one of the 120 components of CBD now identified. For over 60 years to date, research has been carried out on the cannabis plant. Ongoing CBD experiments have generated OTHC. Precisely why, where, or how this identification was done is a question we cannot answer.

OTHC is produced though the metamorphosis of acidic cannabinoids. This is the process by which cannabinoids directly neutralize from precursors when heat is applied.

Formation of the Cannabinoid O-THC

Several important cannabinoids, including THC, CBD, CBC, and CBG, emerge from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA).

Cannabigerolic Acid Cbga

To produce THC, CBGA first undergoes a reaction that produces a compound known as tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), the immediate precursor of THC. An enzyme called THCA synthase facilitates this reaction.

How Enzymes Work

We do know that it is a THC derivative, but that’s all that we know, for now.

The cannabis plant and respective compounds must be studied and examined thoroughly. Some of these study efforts have been active amidst the continuing fight for the regulation and use of marijuana.

Although some call for restrictions (mostly due to the plant’s ability to psychologically impair humans) doctors have been known to actively recommend it to patients.

As at the moment, we know very little about 10-OXO-DELTA-6A-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL apart from its chemical structure. However, because it belongs to the THC family, we can make certain assumptions in regards to the intoxicating effects notorious with this class of cannabinoids.

How Does OTHC Work Within Our Bodies?

We don’t know exactly how it works. Neither scientists nor chemists know precisely how OTHC functions.

No recent research has been performed to determine if OTHC is a psychoactive substance or whether it has any medicinal effects. Its functions in the medical field are not yet understood, either.

We can gather from how other forms of THC works, that it is likely the endocannabinoid system can be affected by using OTHC. There are two receptors, the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors that are able to be triggered by using both cannabinoids (like OTHC) and endocannabinoids (like 2AG).

The need for testing and analysis cannot be a light issue with the cannabis plant on the table for discussion. Testing is what will open the doors to the extent of these compounds’ functions.

Possible Therapeutic Benefits

THC is known for its therapeutic properties. It is used for the treatment of psych activity and conditions like epilepsy.

Although OTHC may seem similar to the mother compounds CBT and THC, we do not know how therapeutic OTHC could be. Medical practitioners have hypothesized the cannabinoid’s value in treating certain medical conditions.

Although the little knowledge we have about the cannabis plant and its compounds is far from being enough, we might as well conclude that OTHC has some advantages of contributing to similar sectors.

Interesting Facts

  • The IUPAC name of OTHC is 10-oxo-delta-6a-tetrahydrocannabinol.
  • The molar mass is 328.4 g/mol.


Chan WR, Magnus KE, Watson HA. The structure of cannabitriol. Experientia. 1976;32(3):283-284. doi:10.1007/BF01940792

Prandi, Cristina et al. “Structure-Activity Relationship of Cannabis Derived Compounds for the Treatment of Neuronal Activity-Related Diseases.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 23,7 1526. 25 Jun. 2018, doi:10.3390/molecules23071526

Back to List of Cannabinoids

blog BG
Table of Contents

Search our website for more information on CBD:

Related Cannabinoids

Commitment to Trusted Information on CBD

When it comes to understanding both the science and benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), it is extremely important that you can trust the source of your information. This is exactly why our team at New Phase Blends includes experts in the field of cannabinoid research and development, including frequent correspondence with certified medical professionals and PhDs in relevant fields via studies, research, and additional peer reviewed pieces of information. All information published is reviewed and checked for accuracy. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest scientific research and clinical studies related to not only CBD, but also its effects on the human body.

Our website also includes an About Us page, where you can learn more about our team, mission, and commitment to providing accurate, reliable information about CBD. Users can access this from the header menu at the top of the screen. Additionally, all of our products are third-party lab tested for quality and purity, and we make the results of these tests easily accessible to our customers.

User Experience Strengthened Through The Use of AI Content

Some articles you read may contain content created by the use of AI tools. This content is always edited by a human. We fact check any AI content, and ensure the information produced is accurate, up to date, and relevant to the article it may be contained in. All content is verified against peer reviewed data on CBD written by PhD’s and respective experts in their field of medical science.

Our goal in using AI content is to increase the user experience by increasing content production, and quality. This results in more information becoming available to the reader more frequently.

About the Author - CBD Expert Dale Hewett

Dale Hewett Author
Dale Hewett

Dale Hewett is the owner and founder of New Phase Blends. He discovered his passion for CBD use after suffering from injuries sustained while on Active Duty in the US Army. His number one priority is introducing the same CBD products that he himself uses for relief to others who can benefit from them.

Dale holds a Master Degree of Science, and is the inventor of the popular, CBD-based sleep aid known as ‘Sleep.’ He’s given multiple lectures on CBD to institutions such as Cornell’s MBA student program, and Wharton’s School of Business.

la wire logo
yahoo finance greyscale
forbes logo
Markets Insider Logo
chicago journal logo greyscale