THC is one of about 113 cannabinoids of the hemp plant. The ingredient is known mainly for its intoxicating properties. We explain how the cannabinoid affects the body and why it is so important to differentiate THC from other cannabinoids.
THC, also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the most well-known and most researched cannabinoids of the hemp plant. This has been used in people’s everyday lives for several thousands of years due to its diverse properties.
However, for a long time there was a black shadow over the hemp plant – THC was to blame for this. You wonder why? THC is responsible for the intoxicating effects of consuming the hemp plant. Also known as marijuana, weed or hashish, THC is declared as an intoxicant – and depending on the region, consumption, possession, product as well as import and export are illegal.
Tetrahydrocannabinol. This is what the abbreviation THC stands for. It is the psychoactive active ingredient of the cannabis plant, which is mainly responsible for the intoxication when using hashish or marijuana.
Leaves, stems, roots, flowers. With the exception of the seeds, THC is found in all parts of the cannabis plant. But for the production of the intoxicating drugs hashish and marijuana, those parts of the plant are decisive in which the concentration of the active ingredient THC is the highest. These are the flowers and flower-like small leaves of the female cannabis plant, the THC content of which is up to 20%. Due to increasingly potent strains, the content may be even higher if necessary. In contrast, roots and stems contain far less THC (about 1%). The THC content of male cannabis plants is even lower.
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