What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

You can check out our article for a more detailed explanation as to what THC is. For a basic overview:

  • THC is a CB1 receptor partial agonist. This means that it has psychoactive effects, and can bind to CB1 receptors in the brain. THC is a partial mimic of the endocannabinoid, anandamide.
  • THC is the most prominent cannabinoid in the cannabis plant.
  • THC can be useful for treating chronic pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), cancer, insomnia, headaches/migraine and nausea.