Cannabis plants contain over 100 compounds. One of the most important these is Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is recognized as the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive nature.
Cannabis use can be traced as far back as ancient Chinese dynasties from around 3,000 B.C. and earlier. People have used it since then and studied it further in the 20th century. Modern recreational smokers can be excited about enhanced cross-breeding techniques that will surely raise THC levels, making their “high” better.
How does THC work with the body?
Cannabinoids work with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). ECS is responsible for the relationship between receptors and cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, CBN. The compound THC affects our brain cells to unleash the epinephrine precursor Dopamine.
This release of chemicals in the brain creates a unique state of euphoria. This varies depending on the person. Effects of THC can last for up to two hours. Onset symptoms can be felt anywhere between 10 to 40 minutes after ingestion.
Are there any Benefits to Ingesting THC?
Similar to other cannabis compounds, THC has its own list of benefits; researchers have recognized it as an anti-carcinogen. It has also been used to help treat glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, & inflammatory bowel disease.
It even promotes a more active metabolism! THC also helps ease discomfort from ailments such as arthritis and osteoporosis. This compound has become the ‘miracle drug’ for many cultures throughout the entire world!
Are there any side effects of THC?
The negative effects of cannabis consumption are basically nonexistent. Despite the propaganda of the 1920s, the world is slowly beginning to realize its folly.
Ingesting THC can cause many benign effects such as increased (or decreased) sociability, redness of eyes, and leads to finding normally non-humorous things hilarious.
However, it is important to note: individuals with addictive personalities, and individuals previously diagnosed with psychosis or psychotic traits can have some negative effects from THC.