THC is an abbreviation for delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabinoid molecule found in marijuana (cannabis). It is the main active ingredient in cannabis and is responsible for its users feeling high. THC is the most recognized among the more than 500 substances and 100 molecules in cannabis.
The first time in history that cannabis was discovered was thousands of years ago in China. It was first used as food and medicine and in making textiles. It was later introduced to Europe, North America, and South America continents.
Cannabis made its way to the United States of America in the 17th century and was used in textile production and legal tenders. It was used for its medicinal properties, and it only started being used for leisure between 1930 and 1940.
Our brains and nervous systems have cannabinoid receptors which Delta 9 THC attaches when we take it. Although the psychoactive effects of cannabis only last for several hours, the molecule can be detected in the blood system after a longer period.
Benefits of Delta 9 THC
Although most people use delta 9 THC for recreational purposes, it has numerous medicinal properties that have made it popular in the medical field for thousands of years. It is used in the alleviation and treatment of illnesses such as:
• Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• Poor appetite
• Muscle spasticity
• Multiple sclerosis
• Opioid use disorder
• PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
• HIV/AIDS symptoms
Dronabinol, a type of Synthetic THC medication, has been approved by the FDA to be sold using Syndros and Marinol’s brand names in the US. It is used to treat nausea and vomiting inflicted by chemotherapy, and weight loss brought about by HIV/AIDS.
The FDA has also approved nabilone, a medicinal drug that contains a synthetic substance similar to delta 9 TCH. Nabilone is used in vomiting and nausea medical treatment and is sold under the brand name Cesamet.
Impact of Delta 9 THC
THC is a stimulant that facilitates dopamine release to the brain, a neurotransmitter that causes the user to feel high and euphoric. The intensity of the effects of cannabis differ from one person to another, but the most common symptoms among most users include:
• Increased appetite
• Improved sensory perception
• A different perception of time
Marijuana is common among creatives in the arts industry. Because of the altered state of mind, it puts you in. It helps you focus more on whatever task you are doing. This is helpful for artists and writers to enhance creativity. Students have also reported that it helps them concentrate more when studying.Cannabis has been linked to the relaxation of the brains of people suffering from several mental illnesses and disorders. It helps you prevent and recover from seizures, and is helpful for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
The consumption of marijuana is safer and less toxic than that of alcohol. Its likelihood of leading to medical health complications is much less than that of alcohol, which has been reported to cause more than 70,000 deaths in the US alone every year.
There has never been a recorded death from the overdose of cannabis, while 2,200 deaths are recorded each year caused by alcohol overdose. Cannabis has also not been linked to decreased mortality rate, either directly or indirectly, so there is no proof of it being harmful.
There is no conclusive evidence supporting the claims that cannabis is addictive. Low doses of delta 9 THC do not lead to more cravings as claimed by some people. On the contrary, its effects are instant and its effects only last for a short period.
Unlike tobacco, cigarettes, and other inhalable drugs, smoking marijuana has not been directly linked to lung complications. In comparison to delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC works much faster towards making you feel high, meaning its effects last for a shorter period.
While smoking marijuana has been banned in most parts of the United States, you can still purchase delta 9 THC products in different places. Some of the legal products consisting of delta 9 include vape carts, edibles, gummies, topicals, and oils.
Delta 9 THC is derived from cannabis and hemp plants. In most states, the delta 9 derived from hemp plants is legal and can be found both in dispensaries and online. Many brands have come up to provide different flavors, variety, prices, and potencies of delta 9.
If you are a beginner at taking delta 9, you should start by taking lower doses and less potent options. It delivers perfect results when combined with CBD, which is more passive and has therapeutic effects to provide better sleep and relieve pain, stress, and anxiety.