Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is indisputably the most well known component of the cannabis plant, and these three letters — THC — are recognizable almost as the iconic leaf of this dear plant of ours.
A lot of people still associate tetrahydrocannabinol only as the main culprit behind marijuana intoxication, and perceive this enigmatic compound just as a tool for getting high, but luckily the truth is an utterly different story.
We’re going to shed some light (actually a lot of light) on this perplexing subject, because a complete understanding of THC is one of the most important things in canna-education, so if you consider yourself a true cannabis aficionado, pay close attention.
To properly start this off, we need to figure out what THC really is, and what is the function of this compound within the plant itself.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most abundantly prominent cannabinoid (an active chemical compound unique to cannabis) found in the cannabis plant, and most of plant’s THC is located in trichomes, which are based on the flowers of fully grown females.
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