@Future. Thanks for the summary.
the sugar attached to the free alcohol was not a suggestion for attaching the carboxyl group. it was the reason @Photon_noir was chastising us for wandering.
It was suggested as a way of attracting cannabinoids (now cannabosides) to each other for the purpose of purification via crystallization. with THC-gluc crystallized (and thus isolated). one could perform the required REcarb step(s) on 99+% purity and be less likely to make junk.
the paper I linked uses enzymes to add the sugar(s). with the goal of increasing water solubility & thus bioavailability. my chemistry was a loooong time ago.
Edit: mind you, after being chastised for wandering, I went back and read the thread a 1/2 dozen times. It hangs together. just. With THC-acetate thrown in there as a red herring for 10100 to get a hold of.