Ask 420: What is THC?

Q: I don’t really understand what THC is, can you explain it? 

A: THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical responsible for marijuana’s psychological effects. THC acts similar to the cannabinoid chemicals that are already made naturally in your body, which is why they are so effective.

Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception. THC attaches to these receptors and activates them and affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory and time perception. [Live Science]

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