What is THCa Flower?

THCa Flower refers to unprocessed, raw buds containing high percentages of THCa – otherwise known by its full name, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.

What’s the difference between THCa and THC?

Not a huge amount, actually. Without getting too deep into the science, THCa is simply the precursor to THC. It is a compound that converts to THC when exposed to heat. When heat is applied to THCa flowers, the THCa decarboxylates, resulting in it losing one of its carboxyl groups and converting into THC. THC has a very similar structure to anandamide, one of the cannabinoids that naturally occur in the human body, making it very easily absorbed by our systems.

Is THCa Flower Actually Legal?

That really depends on where you live. Although the FDA does not explicitly ban the production and sale of THCa flowers – which essentially makes THCa flowers legal at the federal level – certain states do ban it. This is due to the fact that THCa is the precursor to THC. At the time of writing, there are only four states within the continental United States that explicitly ban THCa flower – OR, ID, MN, and AR.

So, if you live outside these four states, buying and possessing THCa flower is legal!

What is High THC-a flower?

High THC-a flower is simply just that, flower containing a high amount of THCa. For a flower to be classed as “high THCa”, it needs to test out at above 1% THCa.

So why buy THCa Flower?

Well for starters, in their raw, un-decarbed form that allows you to enjoy it’s natural benefits.

Purchasing THCa hemp flower is convenient, easy, and safe thanks to its legal standing. You can get THCa hemp flowers delivered directly to your doorstep.


THCa flower is an increasingly popular, totally legal alternative to most of what is sold at dispensaries. It is a natural, unprocessed form of your favorite plant that can be used in a wide range of ways, depending on your needs and preferences. 

Keep in mind that while it is federally legal, there are four states where its sale and possession is restricted. But, for the vast majority of the country, THCa flower is totally legal to buy.

So, if you are looking for a new way to experience your favorite plant, then give it a try. Here at Distro California, we have a wide range of THCa hemp flower in our catalog, with something to suit everyone’s needs. Check them out today!