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.
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