Delta-9 THC is the most abundant cannabinoid molecule found in marijuana. Delta-9 THC composes up to 25% of the plant’s weight. Delta-9 THC gives consumers the classic “high” or euphoric sensations.
What Kind of Benefits Does Delta-9 Have?
Delta-9 THC can have many beneficial effects on the body, such as:
- Stimulate the appetite
- Reduce nausea
- Relieve pain
- Improve your mood (the euphoric feeling of Delta-9 THC)
- Relaxation or sedation (from consuming large amounts of Delta-9 THC)
- Protect neurons
Although Delta-9 THC can be beneficial, like any substance, it can also have some negative effects on your body. While Delta-9 is in your system, it gives you a dry mouth (known as “cottonmouth”) and dry red eyes. These symptoms are temporary and are gone once you stop feeling the euphoric effects.
If you consume too much Delta-9 THC, more serious side effects can appear, such as:
- Increased anxious thoughts
- Panic and/or paranoia
- Rapid heartbeat
- Delusions and/or hallucinations
- Impaired judgment
- Speech and memory lapses
- Behavior changes
Delta-9 THC is federally illegal in the United States. However, every state has different laws regarding cannabis consumption. Some states have legalized THC for recreational or medicinal purposes. If you live in one of these states, then you may legally own and consume THC products.
How Does Delta-9 Compare to CBD?
Delta-9 THC and CBD are very similar because they come from the same origin: cannabigerol, or CBG. Certain enzymes in the plant convert CBG into either CBD or THC that can then be extracted and made into a CBD or THC product.
The biggest difference between Delta-9 THC and CBD is that CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t produce any psychoactive side effects. THC, on the other hand, has a strong psychoactive effect profile.
CBD products tend to be made from hemp, as hemp is legal in most parts of the world and marijuana is not. THC products are made from marijuana.
Additionally, CBD and Delta-9 THC vary in what ailments they treat. For example, CBD can be an appetite suppressant, and Delta-9 THC can be an appetite stimulant. CBD oil is better for relieving anxiety but Delta-9 THC can increase anxiety after the dose has worn off.
Delta-9 THC has many positive effects, such as helping to relieve or reduce many ailments and boosting your mood. However, since Delta-9 THC has stronger effects than CBD oil, it’s important to assess the benefits and risks before using it.
Schedule a visit with your doctor to ensure Delta-9 THC won’t interact with any medications you may be taking, and use Delta-9 THC with caution until you know how it affects you.
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