WHAT IS THC
Tetrahydrocannabinol is also known as THC is the chemical compound derived from the cannabis sativa plant. Highly found in the reproductive organs of the marijuana plant, THC is responsible for offering all the medicinal benefits of CBD in addition with a psychoactive effect.
It has the ability to act like a cannabinoid chemical that reacts with the cannabinoid receptors of our body. THC highly triggers the brain while impacting the ability to think, memorize, pleasure, time perception, and coordination. THC excellently binds with these receptors while activating them and boosting the pleasure, memory, concentration, thinking and sensory perception of the person.
Effects on the body
THC efficiently stimulates the brain cells while releasing dopamine and creating euphoria. Moreover, THC has the ability to induce a feeling of hallucinations, and alteration in the way of thinking while causing delusions. On an average THC hardly lasts for 2 hours while it takes around 10 – 30 minutes to kick in and show the result.
Marijuana is considered an illegal drug worldwide due to its psychoactive effect. Some of the other risks of having THC are impaired motor skills or something similar. Those who are consuming medical marijuana are often instructed to avoid driving until and unless they can tolerate the impact of the dose. The younger generations using marijuana may suffer from some mild to chronic issues. According to a 2016 study, it has been revealed that people smoking marijuana at the age of 14 or so may suffer from some cognitive impairment.
Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 3,000 years. The United States have also legalized the use of medical marijuana due to its therapeutic benefits. Dronabinol is one of the THC based FDA approved drug. It is effectively used as a drug for treating vomiting and nausea in patients with cancer and an increase in appetite.
Overdosing of THC or THC infused edibles can lead to severe effects like an increase in heart rate, vomiting, chest pain, and even seizures. The intensity of these ill-effects solely depend on the amount of overdose and how frequently one is taking THC..
THC tends to have somewhat similar molecular structure than CBD, comprising 21 carbon atoms, 2 oxygen atoms, and 30 hydrogen atoms. However, it is known to offer a psychoactive effect because of the slight difference in the arrangement of atoms in both the chemical compounds. Therefore, the THC compound has the ability to stimulate the CB1 receptor, unlike CBD while producing a psychoactive effect.