Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a phytocannabinoid and typically the most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis on the market. THC is generally derived from THCa by non-enzymatic decarboxylation during storage or consumption. It is responsible for the psychoactive effects experienced when using cannabis. When you smoke or ingest cannabis, THC moves through the bloodstream and eventually binds to cannabinoid receptors throughout your body. These receptor sites affect memory, concentration, fun, coördination, sensory and time perception, appetite and many other important functions.
The effects can be amplified and experienced differently when you smoke cannabis or ingest too much THC in a short time. Slight side effects of larger doses of THC may include fear, anxiety, elation, burning eyes, dry mouth, shaking/trembling, increased heart rate and/or shortness of breath (or at least the perception of such) and short-term memory loss.
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