Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. It is the most widely studied cannabinoid. THC is responsible for the way your brain and body respond to cannabis, including the high and intoxication. THC has some therapeutic effects but it also has harmful effects. THC potency in dried cannabis has increased from an average of 3% in the 1980s to around 15% today. Some strains can have an average as high as 30% THC.
Physcoactive – produces a Euphoric “high” feeling
Metabolised by the body
Cannabis Sativa contains higher amounts of THC
found only in Female Cannabis plants
growing methods influence the levels of THC within the flower
Effects can Include
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between THC & CBD
THC or tetrahydrocannabinol & CBD or Cannbidiol are the two most active cannbinoids found in the cannabis plant. They are also the most researched of the canibinoids. (Cannabinoids are active chemical compounds produced in the cannabis plant.) - these react with our own endo-cannbinoid system.
THC - is a Psychoactive CBD – is a NON -Psychoactive
How did Cannabis develop THC and other cannabinoids
A general Hypothesis states that these chemicals were developed by the plant as defense mechanisms over millions of years, possibly for protection from herbivores or insects to ensure their survival.
Is there any health benefits to THC
Yes there is health benefits, THC acts as keys to our CB1 endocannbinoid receptors or ECS System – CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain, but also most organs, Muscle, fat and bone. They influence memory pain regulation and motor control and is associated with the phsychoactive and euphoric aspects of THC.
How do I know how much THC or CBD is in my cannabis
As of Oct 17 2018 you will be able to know how much content will be in your purchased cannabis from an approved retailer. To find the right levels for you, ask your recreational or medical professional.
Is THC a halucinjectic drug
No! THC nor CBD levels in cannabis can produce halucigeic effects
Is it true THC has negative effects on the brain?
THC can have negative effects on the brain as can any other prescription or recreational drug.
It has been proven that the effects of THC on youths, especially ages 25 and under have much worse negative effects on the brain, than a person over the age of 25.