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Let’s get the big words out of the way first. THC stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis is responsible for getting you high.

Our bodies come equipped with cannabinoid receptors the THC binds to. This mostly occurs in the brain, impacting your mood, pain sensitivity, and other reported effects.

THC is present in resin secreted by glands on the plant itself. It’s only one of an estimated 113 cannabinoids that we know about. Only a few of the known cannabinoids have been researched thoroughly.

When purchasing products containing THC, the content will be noted by percentage in the case of carts and flower, or the total volume included in items like edibles. How much to ingest in any form depends on your tolerance and how high you hope to get.

Keep in mind, we always recommend reading all item packaging thoroughly. We also recommend starting with a low dosage and waiting for the effect to activate before trying more. Be aware that edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to fully activate, despite the highly concentrated THC in the product. Every product has a time-frame from ingestion to activation, and every body processes differently; be mindful.

We hope this mini crash course in THC has helped! Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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