In this article, we explain Tetrahydrocannabinol. Tetrahydrocannabinol is better known by its abbreviated name THC. The Cannabis sativa plant manufactures and secretes a resin, primarily through glands called trichomes. This resin contains many compounds. In and around the flowers of the plant you can find a concentration of trichomes. Here they are more abundant than in any other area with one of the most plentiful being called cannabinoids.
Both THC and CBD are present in the Cannabis sativa plant. However, to differing degrees. CBD is the dominant cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. Hemp plants contain only small amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (<0.3%). On the other hand, THC is found most abundantly in other species of Cannabis. Those species are bred in the first place, to maximize the THC content to produce more powerful intoxicating effects.
The concentration of Tetrahydrocannabinol in Cannabis, referes to its potency. This explains the amount of THC in a Cannabis flower or product. THC potency can be expressed in milligrams of Tetrahydrocannabinol per gram of product (mg/g). Another way would be as a percentage of milligrams of THC per gram of Cannabis.
So, for example, if your product is labeled as containing:
15 mg/g = 15 mg of THC per 1 gram of product
15% Tetrahydrocannabinol and 150 mg/g = 150 mg of THC per 1 gram of product
Dried flower Cannabis with 100% THC content is impossile. However, Cannabis extracts (which have been distilled) can contain up to 90% THC. As a natural product of course, the Tetrahydrocannabinol content in a dried flower Cannabis product may vary from product to product. It will even vary between different lots of the same strain.
THC has various therapeutic properties. There is a growing, substantial body of evidence showing that. Although opinions and results vary. There is, for example, substantial evidence for the therapeutic effects of medical Marijuana. Those effects relate to its ability to reduce chronic pain, nausea, as well as vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Furthermore, evidence shows strong, positive THC effects against spasticity from MS. Other conditions for which Tetrahydrocannabinol shows great promise include:
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