The THC Info Guide
Tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly referred to as THC) is one of over a hundred different cannabinoids in cannabis. THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain to produce a sense of euphoria. THC does so by stimulating cells in the brain to release dopamine. It replaces your natural endocannabinoids, which have different results, including:
- Neurologically – represented by pleasure and relaxation, as well as changes in decision making and memory.
- Physiologically – represented through an increase in hunger and motor function.
From THCA to THC
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is found in live cannabis plants. THC is activated when the cannabis is hung dried and cured, causing the non-active acid molecule (the A in THCA) to break away. This process ultimately accounts for the euphoric “high” that you feel when consuming THC.
How THC Works
THC interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the part of the body which regulates stress recovery and protects the nervous system through activating the immune system response.
THC can be very effective in helping treat:
- Low appetite
A cannabis product’s potency refers to the amount of THC in it.
Potency in cannabis products is often measured as a percentage of mg per gram.
The higher the potency of the product, the more pronounced its effect.
In its natural state, THC content in dried flower cannabis varies by product.
How To Choose the Best THC Product for You
It’s important to note that THC will affect everyone differently.
Products that give someone else a desired “high” may not work the same for you. Have a look through our unique catalogue of top-quality cannabis products.
When picking a product, consider the THC potency and how you will be consuming it.
Also, the following factors affect your experience with cannabis:
- Health history
- Previous experiences with cannabis
Please consult your physician if you have any questions.