What is Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC?

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THC_MoleculeTetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the most abundant and widely known cannabinoid in marijuana and is responsible for the main psychoactive effects patients are familiar with when smoking or eating edibles.  Tetrahydrocannabinol can affect brain function by acting on the central nervous system, which can result in altering your mood, behavior, perception and cognition.  It also has medicinal uses for a multitude of symptoms including mild to moderate pain, insomnia, depression, nausea and appetite loss, just to name a few. THC acts as a partial agonist at the CB1 & CB2 receptors.

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