THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

     THC is the most active of all the cannabinoids, and the source of the “high” feeling
cannabis is known for. Cannabis plants are rich in its biological precursor THCA. The
decarboxylation of THCA to THC can be activated through exposure to UV light, but most often
happens when you light that joint or turn your favorite flower into some cannabis butter. When
we offer potency results, we are referring to the THCA content in a percentage value, and this
can be understood as how much potential THC the cannabis could have once it’s been
decarboxylized. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it acts primarily on the central
nervous system, affecting temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness, and
behavior.

    THC is the most intoxicating of all the cannabinoids and its consumption can induce
euphoria and enhanced senses. THC has also been found to offer relief from muscle spasms, be
a helpful sleep aid, reduce nausea and vomiting, be an effective pain reliever, as well as provide
improvement in energy levels. One negative side effect of consuming high levels of THC is
short-term memory loss, due to its reduction of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine’s activity in
the brain. THC is known to have value in preventing and halting tumor growth, but its strong
psychoactive properties make it difficult for many to use in chemotherapy. Knowing how much
THC or THCA is found in a particular strain can help you make the right choice when shopping
for flower. A higher percentage of THCA will most likely mean you will get “higher” when you
consume it.