Marijuana, grass, cannabis, weed, ganja, hash or even pot. You’ve probably heard one of these words at some point in your life. But what do they mean? What do they represent? What does it do? Well, found in the Cannabis Sativa plan, they all refer to something called THC.
The Cannabis Sativa plant whose main active ingredient is 9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. It is this chemical compound within the plant that produces a “high” effect when absorbed by the body.
How does THC get you “high”?
As mentioned before, 9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the main active cannabinoid (chemical compounds within the cannabis plant) found within the Cannabis Sativa plant.
There are more than 100 cannabinoids found within the Cannabis Sativa plant, but the most well known are THC and CBD. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce reactions but THC is the only known cannabinoid within the plant that produces the “high” effect. THC also provides a host of benefits that help with:
- Neuropathic and chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Migraines and many others.
There are multiple ways to consume THC-based products with the most popular method is smoking it. Other methods include vaping, tinctures, ingestible oils, edibles, or even topical delivery methods such as creams that you apply to your skin.
Whenever consuming THC-based products, we recommend procuring them from a safe and reliable source such as licensed dispensaries or licensed medical practitioners. Due to cases of THC-based products being tainted. When absorbed into the body it become harmful, possible resulting in serious medical conditions which are just not worth it.
So we STRONGLY recommend you to get your products from a trusted, licensed and reliable source.
Does that mean I can get THC-based products now?
Not exactly, recreational use of marijuana is still illegal in most places within Australia. The only exception to this is in the Australian Capital Territory where marijuana is recreationally legal. Residents over the age of 18 within the territory can possess up to 50 grams of marijuana and grow Cannabis Sativa plants per person.
Furthermore, as of 2016, the parliament passed the Narcotic Drugs Amendment making medicinal CBD legal within Australia albeit under strict supervision. Thus the only way to procure CBD oil Australia is to visit your doctor and get a prescription from them for your medical condition.
Wow, THC sounds like a dream
Although it is technically impossible to overdose on THC, this conclusion comes after a study in 1972 gave monkeys up to 9000mg/kg THC with no adverse side effects. We hate to crush your dreams, but it also has a host of side effects that may manifest after taking it such as:
- increased heart rate
- coordination problems
- dry mouth
- red eyes
- slower reaction times
- memory loss
Again, we strongly recommend only using THC-based products if you have a prescription from a licensed medical practitioner. Your product is then clean and safe for consumption.
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