Astonishing Facts About THC
Marijuana is one of the most popular and infamous cannabis that are known to human race. What makes it so popular is its astonishing ability to take its users on a high like never before. However, Cannabis sativa or Marijuana is itself not responsible for the highs that it gives to its users, in fact the numerous ingredients present in this interesting plant are. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the chemical responsible for most of the psychological effects that marijuana has on human body. This complicated sounding chemical has a number of astonishing features, a few of which are enlisted below for your quick reference.
Numerous medical benefits
If you have been under the impression that an imperative Marijuana ingredient such as THC is just good enough for snorting then, you surely need to reanalyze your facts. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol has a number of medical benefits and relieves one of pain, nausea and even symptoms of depression besides many other things. The most wonderful and unique use that THC has on human body is that it helps in relieving the excruciating pain that cancer patients usually encounter while going through their chemotherapy sessions. In the recent years, THC has successfully replaced many traditional medications and has definitely emerged as one of the most popular and worthwhile medicinal ingredient.
It is one of the 60 ingredients found in Cannabis Sativa
THC is a compound that comprises most part of what Cannabis is usually made up of, however it is one of more than 60 Cannabinoids that are actually found in marijuana. Despite of so many contemporaries, THC still holds the highest concentration in Marijuana plant.
Causes euphoria and even hallucinations
THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol essentially simulates cells in the brain to release dopamine, a hormone that induces euphoria. This is the reason why most people using Marijuana get an instant high. THC usually kicks in about 10-30 minutes after ingestion. However, uncontrolled use of this compound can cause hallucinations, change thinking and even cause delusions which clearly suggest that everything in this world comes for a price and your Marijuana is no different.
Your body already has THC!
Don’t be surprised with this revelation, human body doesn’t exactly produce THC but definitely secretes chemicals that are pretty similar to THC. Anadamide is one such cannabinoids which is naturally produced by our bodies and closely resembles chemical properties of THC. Now this sounds like some revelation!
You won’t always get a high after using THC
Now that’s some bad news, isn’t it? Most people know that Tetrahydrocannabinol has the ability of inducing euphoria, however not many of us know that THC is present in the cannabis as THCA i.e. Tetrahydrocannabinol acid. THCA in itself is not a psychoactive and this is the reason why most of the recreational Marijuana users have a bad time swallowing raw Cannabis plant because it just doesn’t give them the kind of high they are looking forward to. The THCA plant is converted into THC when exposed to heat and until and unless this process is done with precision, THC might not give its users the euphoria and high which recreational Marijuana are usually looking for.