What is THC-X Cannabinoid?

THC-X is a new cannabinoid compound gaining attention in cannabis circles. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about this enigmatic ingredient. In this post, we’ll explore what THC-X is, its potential effects and uses, legality issues, and more.

What Exactly is THC-X?

THC-X seems to refer to a few different things:

  • A proprietary cannabinoid ester blend called “Formula X” sold by the brand Frozen Fields. This contains delta 8 THC esters like acetoacetate, butyrate, and isovalerate.
  • A generic marketing term some brands are using for unknown cannabinoid blends in vapes, gummies etc.

So in summary, THC-X is a vague umbrella term lacking defined meaning in the cannabis industry currently. The original THC-X product from Frozen Fields contains bioavailable delta 8 esters with claimed fast-acting, long-lasting effects.

What are the Effects of Consuming THC-X?

Again this depends which THC-X product you have. For Frozen Fields’ ester formulation, they market ultra-potent, smooth euphoric effects.

Generally THC-X refers to psychoactive cannabinoid blends. So you can expect cannabis-like effects if you consume THC-X vapes, edibles etc from recreational brands. However the exact ingredients and quality can vary drastically between producers.

Will THC-X Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

It’s wise to avoid THC-X formulas before a drug screening. These blends likely metabolize into THC breakdown products that drug tests screen for. However there’s no specific research on how these new esters are processed in the body yet.

To be safe, steer clear of THC-X if you have a test coming up. And never assume CBD or hemp products are 100% risk-free for passing urine, blood or hair follicle tests. False positives do happen occasionally.

THC-X lives in a legal grey area currently. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3% delta 9 THC are federally lawful. So if THC-X contains only trace THC and uses legal hemp-sourced materials, it may qualify as a legal cannabinoid.

However some states have banned delta 8 THC, THC-O and other hemp cannabinoids even if derived from legal hemp. So you need to check your state’s specific stance on THC analogues before trying to purchase THC-X locally or ship it across state lines.

Pros and Cons of THC-X Formulas

Here is the pros and cons table converted to HTML format:

Pros Cons
Provides very potent effects Lack of research into safety
Possibly higher bioavailability Legality confusion in some states
Anecdotally long-lasting euphoria Risk of failing drug tests
May relieve pain, nausea etc More likely to trigger anxiety, paranoia


THC-X is an exciting yet mysterious new arrival in the hemp industry. Early buzz and reviews seem very positive. However there are still unanswered questions around THC-X’s safety, legal status in certain areas, and even what exactly most products labeled THC-X contain.

As always we recommend careful research before trying cutting-edge cannabinoids like these. Consult your doctor before use, start slow with microdoses, and avoid THC-X if you get randomly tested or live in a restrictive state.

What are your thoughts on THC-X and exotic new hemp compounds? Have you tried any or do you plan to? Let us know in the comments!

frequently asked questions:

Is THC X the same as THC?

No, THC-X is not the same compound as delta-9 THC, the main psychoactive component in cannabis. THC-X seems to refer to a few different cannabinoid products:

  • A blend of delta-8 THC esters marketed as “Formula X”
  • An umbrella marketing term some brands use for unknown cannabinoid blends

So while THC-X and THC may share similarities, they are distinct compounds.

How strong is THCX?

There is no solid evidence yet comparing the potency of THCX (delta-10 THC) to regular THC. However, many anecdotal user reports suggest THCX may be 2-3 times more potent than delta-9 THC. More research is still needed to confirm this.

Is THC X stronger than THCP?

THCP is considered very potent, potentially 30-80x times stronger than THC by weight. There are no studies conclusively proving that any THC-X products are more potent than THCP. However, these cannabinoids seem very under-researched overall.

What is Formula X THC?

Formula X THC, also called THC-X, refers to a proprietary blend of delta-8 THC esters developed and sold exclusively by the brand Frozen Fields. Their THC-X/Formula X contains delta-8 esters like acetoacetate, butyrate and isovalerate.

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