What is THC?
THC (or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary ingredient in marijuana. It belongs to a class of chemicals known as cannabinoids. THC is responsible for many of the medicinal effects of marijuana. It is also the chemical that causes marijuana users to feel “high”.
First isolated in 1964, THC was later discovered to interact with a system of the body called the endocannabinoid system.
Studies show the endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating many basic functions including sleep, appetite, and mood. THC activates this system by binding to pathways known as cannabinoid receptors.
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