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THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol. It is one of the various and well known active ingredients in cannabis. It’s scientific name is Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is a bright, colorless and glass-like solid that becomes sticky when heated. It is believed to give protection to the cannabis against high levels of harmful UV light and to prevent animals from eating it.
Whether you consider yourself a pro-cannabis user or a cannabis amature, learning the differences between THC and CBD is an advantage. Most people don’t know about the different cannabinoids and how they can work in different ways.
THC causes the following effects:
CBD causes the following effects:
THC is a useful treatment to overcome nausea and to stop vomiting. It is also great as an appetite stimulant. Because of this, it has been proven as a great form medication for those undergoing cancer treatment or those who suffer from AIDS. THC has also been clinically proven to kill cancer cells while keeping good cells healthy and preventing them from becoming unhealthy. THC can also treat a person who suffers from:
According to one study THC is capable of stimulating brain cell production (or neurogenesis). Scientist believed that THC is useful for protecting brain cells from damage due to lack of:
It has been said that it can fight depression because people suffer with depression when there is not enough new brain cells generated in the hippocampus.
THC is the compound which gives cannabis users a euphoric “high”. Some of the potential consequences of this include:
Some schools of thought claim that those with mental illnesses are also prone to adverse effects from THC. There are some studies which support the theory that THC could worsen mental illnesses. One of the examples is schizophrenia as it has a risk of symptom relapse while under the influence of THC. However, this statement is not clinically proven and more in depth studies are needed before any conclusive claims can be made.
A current scientific study shows that THC works in conjunction with the different cannabinoid compounds that are also present. The interaction between THC and the rest of the cannabinoid family will mean that medical research will be more complicated than first thought. But it may also reveal that the benefits of THC are broader and more diverse than even the most optimistic predictions.
THC remains an illegal substance in much of The United States. If considering purchasing THC for medical purposes, it’s essential that you double and triple check your state laws beforehand. It’s also vital to consult your family doctor, especially if you are already undergoing an established treatment plan for an existing illness. This is because very little is known about how THC interacts with other pharmaceuticals and in order for your doctor to treat you well, he or she needs to know all the facts.
Even now, there is much to be learned about THC. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to unearth the facts about this compound and how it can affect our bodies. As more and more states legalize cannabis for recreational use, and the FDA approves the first cannabis based drug, the future for THC looks bright.