THC and its non-psychoactive effects

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There’s much more to THC than “getting high”

The cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) became synonymous with “getting high” thanks to a government campaign decades ago. Since then, according to the government, the only reason anyone would ever want to consume THC was to “get high” or “stoned” and escape the real world. The government was wrong.

THC has already been shown scientifically to carry a significant amount of health benefits and healthy attributes. While it carries psychoactive components that result in the “high” or euphoric sensation, there is much more to the compound and, in many cases, it can be consumed without entering a completely different headspace.

THC is able to provide pain relief and help with nausea. When part of an Indica strain, it becomes an incredible solution to insomnia. Additionally, THC is a natural antioxidant and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In some patients, it can also reduce the signs of aging and stress.

THC is also starting to be shown as an effective component in fighting HIV and AIDS and even reducing cancer symptoms. A large number of cancer patients report that marijuana (which contains THC) consumption alleviates the severe side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

Even without the scientific evidence, there are obvious truths that cannot be ignored. Since the first state – California – legalized medical cannabis in 1996 there has not been one fatal marijuana overdose. There has not been one death directly attributed to consumption. There has not been any report of side effects more than nausea or irritability. After more than 20 years, if that’s the worst that can happen, there’s little to be concerned about.