What is THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol? And Why Is It So Special?

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THC is the cannabis community’s rockstar. It’s the compound that not only confers a bunch of health benefits to us and to the plant itself, it’s also the one that gets us lit, too.

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In the weed scene, we see the term THC all the time. Its values are reported on all licensed weed products, dozens if not hundreds of cannabis companies have turned their names into anagrams spelling out T-H-C, and it’s the primary compound in cannabis that gets regulators, prohibitionists, and FoxNews all flustered. 

But what, exactly, is THC? And what makes this one molecule so damn special?

First, a Quick Science Lesson

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is fun to say out loud,...

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