THC is the most common and highly researched cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is found in most abundance in marijuana plant and has been researched up to a large extent.
This cannabinoid has intoxicating effects when consumed.It is found in high quantities in the raw plant material.
Tetrahydrocannabinol is said to be a very strong anti-inflammatory cannabinoid.
When THCa is heated, it is converted into Delta-9 THC which is said to produce the high or the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana consumption.
The reason behind this high is the binding of THC with the CB1 receptors present in the Endocannabinoid system of our brain. Effects such as euphoria, short-term memory impairment, dry eyes, dry mouth, increased appetite, etc. are some of the common side effects of this cannabinoid.
Benefits and Effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol
THC and its various forms have been researched extensively for their variety of health benefits such as treating chronic pain, treating inflammation, relieving muscle spasms, and acting as a muscle relaxant. It is a powerful neuroprotectant and antioxidant compound and has very strong anti-inflammatory properties.
THC has also been researched to fight leukaemia and shrink the tumours related to lung cancer. It is emerging as a new trend in showing some great medical potential.