THC-O is largely gaining popularity primarily because of its legal status and its POTENCY. Research has found that it is roughly three (2-3) times stronger than traditional THC. In some circles, it has been labeled “The Psychedelic Cannabinoid’ because of its possible hallucinatory outcome. The process involves a series of extractions that begin with hemp, the low-THC cannabis plant that was made federally legal by Congress in the 2018 farm bill. First, CBD is extracted from raw hemp. Then delta-8 THC is extracted from the CBD. Finally, acetic anhydride is added to the delta-8 THC molecules to make THC-O.