High THC Cannabis

THC marijuana comes in many strains, each highlighting a unique trait of the cannabis plant. THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical in cannabis that elicits the majority of cannabis’s psychological effects. High THC cannabis mimics the chemicals that are naturally produced by your body known as endocannabinoids. Your cannabinoid receptors, which are focused in specific areas of your brain that are used for pleasure, thinking, time perception, coordination, and memory, are affected by the high THC levels of marijuana, causing the unique effects that are highlighted in each particular strain of THC marijuana.

What is THC?

THC is known as the chief component of cannabis that elicits psychoactive effects when smoked or ingested. While marijuana has over 80 known cannabinoids, THC is well-known because of its euphoric effect. Due to its popularity, a wide range of marijuana strains have a high concentration of THC. Specific strains have been bred to be extremely potent with THC, promoting a stronger, more psychoactive high than some other strains.

A high from the THC in marijuana may cause some of the following sensations:

  • Elation
  • Sleepiness
  • Alertness
  • Creativity
  • Talkativeness
  • Hunger
  • Increased Sensory Awareness
  • Relaxation

In some users with anxiety, a high THC concentration may cause anxiety. The most important step when using marijuana is finding a strain of marijuana that works best for you, whether that is a high THC or high CBD strain.

What is the difference between THC and CBD?

THC and CBD are 2 of the cannabinoids in marijuana. These 2 cannabinoids are currently the most well-known and popular. There are 2 key differences when comparing THC and CBD. First and foremost, THC is a psychoactive chemical agent that alters your mindset when used. Conversely, CBD is non-psychoactive and does not produce the typical sensation of being high. This difference stems from which receptors in your body are affected by THC and CBD.

You have 2 sets of cannabinoid receptors in your body, commonly referred to as CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in your brain, and CB2 receptors are found throughout your body. When using marijuana with a high THC concentration, THC bonds to the CB1 receptors in your brain, producing an altered mindset. On the other hand, CBD affects the receptors throughout your body and does not result in a high. Because CBD does not impair a user and has a wide range of health benefits, CBD has become commonly used in lotions, creams, and other medical products for its various healing properties.

Psychoactive Non-psychoactive
Affects CB1 Receptors Affects CB2 Receptors
Bred into many popular strains Used in cannabis topicals
May benefit appetite loss, some neurological conditions, certain types of cancers, chronic pain, and more May be used to treat nausea, inflammation, aches, pains, some cardiovascular conditions, and more

What effects does high THC cannabis have?

THC is well-known for its psychological effect when ingested, vaped, or smoked. While using marijuana and high THC strains affect each user differently, there are common effects that many people may notice from being high on THC. Common sensations include happiness, giddiness, creativity, sleepiness, hunger, and more. The different strains of marijuana all have different effects and can cause various kinds of highs. Certain strains may be beneficial to people who have trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, or other symptoms.

What are the health benefits of high THC marijuana?

While marijuana research is ongoing, some research has pointed towards significant health benefits. Because THC is a cannabinoid, it can interact with your endocannabinoids, which are naturally produced by your body. Endocannabinoids help to maintain a healthy balance in the body. If there is an imbalance due to a medical condition, THC can help restore this imbalance and promote good health. Marijuana has been shown to have potential health benefits both physically and mentally. For physical health, marijuana has been shown to potentially reduce the severity of seizures, tremors, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Conditions such as glaucoma, epilepsy, and Dravet syndrome may also benefit from medical marijuana. Cannabis topicals are used to treat muscle stiffness, soreness, aches, and spasms. Some users may experience a relief from chronic migraines when using specific strains of marijuana.

Some studies show that marijuana has many mental health benefits as well. For instance, users with anxiety, panic attacks, or stress disorders may find relief with indica strains of marijuana. Indica strains are known for their soothing, calming effect. Additionally, specific strains of marijuana have been produced to treat insomnia or help relieve symptoms of depression. Because different strains of marijuana affect the cannabinoid receptors in your brain differently, a variety of healing effects may be achieved with cannabis.