Top Answer

Medical Jane

Last updated: June 1st, 2016

Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant cannabinoid present in medical marijuana. It is responsible for cannabis’ most well-known psychoactive effects. THC acts as a partial agonist at the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The compound is a mild analgesic, or painkiller, and cellular research has shown that it has antioxidant activity.

THC has been linked to a measurable improvement in symptoms related to Tourette’s disorder, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, arthritis, among others. THC has also been used to promote a healthy appetite in patients suffering from eating disorders, AIDS and patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Click here to learn more.

Related Questions

Ask Jane a New Question

Have a question about the cannabis plant or its potential medical applications? Ask Jane by first searching Medical Jane’s database of frequently asked questions and answers. Chances are, someone has already asked and answered your question, so be sure to search Medical Jane before asking the Medical Jane community to answer your question.

Ask a new question


Thank you for subscribing!
There was a problem subscribing, please try again later.

Sign-up to receive the latest medical cannabis research, news, and special offers straight to your inbox.

By subscribing I agree to the Privacy Policy