THC Tetrahydrocannabinol Infographic

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol

It was in 1964 that postdoctoral student Dr. Mechoulam first noticed that no one had isolated the active ingredient in Cannabis. A Cannabis plant contains 60 cannabinoids with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD, being the two highest concentrates within.

Since we have cannabinoid chemicals that are made naturally in the body, our receptors which are concentrated in the areas of pleasure, thinking, perception of time etc are all heightened when the psychological effects of THC enter the body.

THC encourages the release of dopamine, which can then create forms of euphoria and sometimes hallucinations. However THC isn’t limited to just the sleepy high feeling, there are also countless cases where, according to the National Cancer Institute, Cannabis has been used for medical healing purposes for over 3,000 years. Since THC can be extracted from Cannabis, it is no wonder that consumers and smokers of the plant seek strains with the highest THC content, one of which is Pink Kush. The Pink Kush plant is known for its high THC content, and is one of British Columbia’s most healing selections.

THC crystals forming on Cannabis flower

THC crystals forming on Cannabis flower

Using quality product with high THC levels allows users of it to achieve their desired effect, in particular, pain management. The government recognized its benefits and made a synthetic version, a drug called Dronabinol, to help with the side effects of chemotherapy. Since THC has been shown to promote the growth of new brain cells through a process known as neurogenesis, it is no surprise that it was the new miracle of choice for patients. As a majority of the pharmaceutical drugs used beforehand suppressed any form of neurogenesis and were questioned for their negative side effects. 

As legalization for this plant presses forward and minds are becoming more receptive to all of the healing effects this plant can create, it is only a matter of time and research before we fully understand the vast benefits that Cannabis can have in medical patients and recreational users.

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol Molecule Graphic

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) Molecule Graphic