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8 Things to Learn About Tetrahydrocannabinol Aka THC

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If you tried marijuana for the first time and loved it, then we’re sure that you must be excited to learn more about it. After all, there are hundreds of Marijuana compounds out there. Plus the various names that it’s known for, the more scientific one being Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is one of the most popular marijuana compounds out there. And that is the main focus of our post today. Here are eight things that you should know about Tetrahydrocannabinol aka Delta 9 THC and its latest companion, Delta 8 THC.

1. THC—How it Works and How Long Does it Remains in the Body?

Tetrahydrocannabinol attaches to the cannabinoid receptors which are found through the nervous system and the brain. Although its psychoactive effects don’t last more than a few hours, THC can be detected in the Body longer as compared to other drug compounds. Moreover, Tetrahydrocannabinol gets stored in the body organs and fat for at least three to four weeks.

2. What are the forms of THC?

Though THC is most often smoked in the form of marijuana, it can be consumed in other ways too. Inhalation of it produces the fastest psychoactive effects. So, after you inhale it, you can start feeling high within minutes.  Oral ingestion is another way to consume. These include capsules, tinctures, oils, and edibles, to name a few.  

THC can also be taken in topical application forms like lotions, bath salts, and balms, and sublingual administration such as sprays and easy to dissolve strips that are placed under the tongue.

3. Are there any benefits of consuming THC apart from recreational purposes?

Yes, there are numerous medicinal uses for THC. Research shows that it can be useful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Inflammation 
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease 
  • Seizures
  • Nausea 
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

4. Do CBD products have THC in them?

Well, not all of the CBD products contain THC, but some of them do contain traces of it around 0.3 percent to 0.9 percent. However, THC concentration largely depends on how the CBD product in consideration is formulated.

5. How Does THC impact the Body?

Tetrahydrocannabinol releases dopamine in the brain. This is a neurotransmitter that triggers the feelings of euphoria.  Apart from that, consumers may feel effects like:

  • Altered perception for a while
  • A state of ultimate relaxation 
  • Increased sensory perception 
  • Increased appetite

Some people may also experience adverse reactions like anxiety, hallucinations, and memory issues if their body doesn’t handle THC very well, which is common.

6. Is Tetrahydrocannabinol addictive?

Well, THC dependence and tolerance are documented in different research studies, so you can’t deny the addictive aspect of it. However, according to the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), only 30 percent of marijuana users become addicted to it. In simple terms, it depends on how you use it if you get addicted to it. 

7. Are Delta 9 and Delta 8 the Same?

No. Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol differs from Delta 9 by only a slight shift in one chemical bond. This small change in chemical structure creates an entirely different profile. Also, Delta 8 THC occurs less abundantly in Cannabis plants, so molecular isolation and distillation methods are used for extraction. Thus, Delta-8 THC is generally produced into a distillate form.

As compared to Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 exhibits a lower psychotropic potency. But it does produce a high that is both lucid and uplifting, but consumers don’t experience fogginess or that dreaded couchlock. It helps them maintain a sense of calm and tranquillity.

8. How does Delta 8 Distillate Look?

It’s similar to CBD distillate. To acquire Delta 8 distillate, the cannabis plant goes through multi-step levels of refinement, including extraction, winterization, and decarboxylation. Delta 8 distillate is now readily available in syringes, cartridges, tinctures, edibles, and dabs.

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