Surprising Facts About THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) – What Is It and Where Is It Used For?
THC is the acronym for tetrahydrocannabinol, the main cannabinoid in cannabis that gives users the sensation of being “high.”
The history of THC dates back to 2727 BC, when records indicate that it was used by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung.
THC throughout history was used for various purposes by the ancient Romans and Greeks, and in the Middle East and throughout the Arabic lands down to North Africa.
THC was not necessarily used for getting high, but instead was used as hemp to make clothing, ropes, and paper.
In addition to commercial uses, THC is also used for medical purposes.
Medical THC extracts allow for the THC component to be derived from the cannabis plant, after which it can be made into pills, capsules, tinctures, and oil.
The molecular structure of THC and its compatibility with the human physiology makes it well-suited for a variety of medicinal purposes.
The THC molecule is perfectly designed to bind to cannabinoid receptors already extant in the human brain.
The areas of the brain that contain cannabinoid receptors are associated with memory, coordination, pleasure, and perceptions of time.