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What is THC?

When learning about CBD oil and its wellness benefits, you will run into the abbreviation: THC.

What is THC in the marijuana plant?


What is THC, exactly? This we will unpack quickly and simply.

You'll often see products with "THC-Free" on the label or hear questions like, "Does it have THC in it?" in the world of CBD.

Here's what THC is: THC is an abbreviation for the word: tetrahydrocannabinol. It is the chemical responsible for most (not all) of marijuana's psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the human body.

THC is one of many compounds found in the resin secreted by glands of the marijuana plant. Other compounds unique to marijuana, called cannabinoids, are present in resin.

One cannabinoid, CBD, is not only non-psychoactive, but works to actually block the "high" associated with the ingestion of THC.

Cannabinoid chemicals contain receptors that concentrate in certain areas of the brain. When consumed, THC attaches to these receptors, activating them. The activation affects a person's memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, sensory perception and time perception.


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