Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tetrahydrocannabinol

Tetrahydrocannabinol is the main substance found in Cannabis, Marijuana, Chronic, Weed, Ganja or what ever you may call it. Tetrahydrocannabinol the shortening for THC is also known as delta 9 or Dronabinol. It is a glassy solid when cold, and becomes viscous and sticky if warmed. If you hold a magnifying glass close to the marijuana you can see it or if your eyes are good enough you will see it, looks a lot like pieces of glass. It is said that THC in marijuana is assumed to be it's self defense from herbivores. THC has a very low solubility in water. The psychoactive effects of THC are mediated by its activation of the cannabinoids receptor, which is the most abundant G protein-coupled receptor in the brain. THC has mild to moderate analgesic effects, and cannabis can be used to treat pain. The mechanism for analgesic effects caused directly by THC or other cannabinoid agonists is not fully understood. THC has an active metabolite, 11-Hydroxy-THC, which may also play a role in the analgesic and recreational effects of cannabis. There has never been a documented human fatality from overdosing on tetrahydrocannabinol or cannabis...

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