THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception. THC attaches to these receptors and activates them and affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory and time perception, according to NIDA.

What is THC used for?

THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that makes you feel high, is what causes it to be called “high”. It can help with chronic pain and other health issues, according to some studies.

🗸 Reduces inflammation and chronic pain.
🗸 Reduces nausea.
🗸 It can increase appetite.
🗸 This is an effective way to relieve withdrawal symptoms.
🗸 As an anti-spasmodic (anti-tumor), it helps with digestion problems.