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5 Things You Didn’t Know About THC

Published On:
August 3, 2021

Read time:
3 Minutes

The “floaty” feeling and cerebral effects that you experience once you light up is something that we all enjoy, and this is why we find ourselves drawn deep into the enticing world of cannabis. If there’s anything you need to thank for these pleasurable effects, it’s THC. So what exactly is it and what are some THC facts every cannabis consumer needs to know?

Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC, is the chemical responsible for cannabis’s psychoactive effects. While there are more than 140 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, THC is arguably the best known. 

Read along to know more about THC for a better understanding of its effects and what it can do to you.

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5 THC Facts That Will Surprise You

Fact 1: It is only fully legal in 2 countries worldwide

In 2013, Uruguay became the first country to completely legalize weed, which allowed residents to grow up to six plants in the comfort of their homes. In 2018, Canada followed suit, becoming the first G7 nation to legalize the sale and distribution of THC for anyone aged over 19, except for Quebec and Alberta where 18-year-olds can purchase. 

Fact 2: It transforms into another form of cannabinoid when it degrades

Have you ever tried stale or old cannabis and experienced an unusual buzz? Users have reported that after consuming older buds, they felt an unsavoury, lightheaded high. The reason for this weird effect is because weed has a cannabinoid called cannabinol (CBN), which forms when THC is exposed to light and oxygen. When weed gets old, oxidation causes THC to transform to CBN. Even if it produces an unsatisfying high, it also offers specific benefits, being one of the world’s best organic sedatives which helps those who have a hard time sleeping. 

Fact 3: There are no recorded deaths with THC consumption

Perhaps one of the most widely known THC facts is that there is not one recorded overdose from cannabis consumption in its lengthy history. The only way that THC can be lethal is if someone finds a way to consume 1,500 pounds of cannabis in 15 minutes. That’s equal to between 20,000 and 40,000 average-sized joints, which is virtually impossible to consume for any human being.

Fact 4: It is non-intoxicating when fresh

This is one of the most surprising THC facts, as THC cannot offer many effects in its raw form. Before decarboxylation, THC is THCa, which is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. There are physicians who use raw cannabis to treat patients due to its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, which are helpful for those experiencing seizures. As a neuroprotectant, THCa is believed to have medicinal qualities that get diminished when the plant comes in contact with heat. 

Fact 5: There are certain foods that can enhance THC absorption

When combined with other terpenes and cannabinoids, THC gives a more enhanced effect. One of the most well-known smoking hacks is eating certain foods before smoking, as it makes it easier for the body to absorb THC. According to research, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as mangoes, nuts, eggs, broccoli, and sweet potatoes can make your smoking experience better.

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Interested in Testing These THC Facts? True North Cannabis Co. Can Help

True North Cannabis Co. is Ontario’s largest retail cannabis shop, with 14 stores – and counting – all across the province. Our goal is to make quality cannabis products accessible and affordable to everyone.

Come see what the buzz is all about! Visit any of our locations, or contact us to find out more about our offerings specific to each location. Talk to one of our experienced budtenders and ask them about these THC facts to help you get started on your cannabis journey!

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