THC-P – Is the cannabinoid allowed in Germany?
In our extensive guide to THC-P we have compiled everything we know about this potent cannabinoid in experience could bring. However, the question of whether THC-P is legal remained largely unanswered. You can find out why this is the case and how THC-P can best be legally classified in this article.
Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THC-P) is a fascinating cannabinoid that is found in small amounts in the cannabis plant. The effect of THC-P is reminiscent of that of THC, even if the high from THC-P is many times stronger. Therefore, one would think that THC-P is illegal. However, the legislation here is not entirely clear and there is uncertainty as to whether THC-P is really legal, illegal or in a gray area.
Why are some cannabinoids legal in Germany?
According to the Law on New Psychoactive Substances (NpSG), synthetic cannabinoids – also known as cannabinoid mimetics – are largely banned. These are not obtained from the cannabis plant, but are manufactured artificially, such as Spice or K2, which were banned due to their strong and dangerous side effects.
In the case of tetrahydrocannabiphorol, the question arises as to whether it is produced synthetically or occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. Since THC-P occurs naturally in the cannabis plant, but can also be produced from other cannabinoids through hydrogenation, one could also speak of a semi-synthetic cannabinoid. Many manufacturers are therefore convinced that the NpSG does not apply to their products containing THCP, even if THC-P has an intoxicating effect, similar to cannabinoids such as H4CBD or HHC.
THC-P in Germany. Legal or illegal?
Since THC-P - as far as we know - is not explicitly listed in the Narcotics Act (BtMG), many manufacturers and consumers assume that THC-P is legal. This means that products from THCP flowers to THCP vape could also be legal in Germany. THC-P is currently still legal in Germany - at least that's what you might think if you see the growing number of THCP-containing products on the market. However, we cannot guarantee this and you may even be liable to prosecution if you buy or possess products containing THCP.
Will THC-P be banned?
THC-P has an intoxicating effect, side effects are very likely, and little is known about long-term consequences. For these reasons, a ban on THC-P could be considered. However, it could still be some time before such a THC-P ban comes, as the federal government is currently busy with the possible legalization of cannabis.
In summary, it can be said that the legal situation of THC-P in Germany is currently ambiguous. It is important to follow current legislation and stay up to date on the legality of THC-P and related products as the situation could change in the future.
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