Understanding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - Part 1

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

When learning about medical marijuana, one of the cannabinoids you hear about most is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This cannabinoid is the most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis, and research has shown it can provide a wide range of varying therapeutic benefits. Although THC is safe and effective in alleviating so many symptoms, some are cautious in its use due to the psychoactive effect the cannabinoid produces. Like many other cannabinoids, THC interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the endocannabinoid system. 

Research has shown THC has the ability to manage nausea and vomiting, and stimulate appetite, something that is especially helpful for those undergoing chemotherapy or for those suffering from HIV/AIDS. It also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. There is a long list of different conditions that can benefit from the use of THC. Because of this, we will be dividing this information into a multi-part series so that we can cover every condition in detail. 

This information has been provided by Medical Marijuana Inc. and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.