Medicinal Properties, Part Two: THC

The marijuana plant itself contains more than 500 chemical compounds, and of those, about 100 are found exclusively in the marijuana plant.  In our previous post, we discussed Cannabidiol, one of the most active of those compounds.  Now we’ll move on to tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as “THC”.

THC

THC is medicinally known as tetrahydrocannabinol.  Like CBD, it is also a very active chemical compound found specifically in the marijuana plant.  However, unlike CBD, it causes people who take it to get “high”, which means that it has a strong psychoactive effect on its users.  Due to this effect, it is widely used as a pain reliever.  THC is believed to produce oils that are rich in anti-oxidants.  Different variations of oils based on THC are being used by people to fight diseases and illnesses alike.  Patients report getting hungrier, which can be very beneficial for those undergoing heavy treatments such as chemotherapy and have completely lost their appetite.  People also report feeling drowsy after THC intake, which may be useful for patients who are unable to rest.

Medicinal Properties, Part Two: THC

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