Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a substance that has been studied in great detail by specialists, since THC is the constituent element that determines the specific effects of cannabis. The degree of influence of cannabis directly depends on the percentage of this substance in the final product.
The main effects
Among the most tangible effects that THC has are the following:
- A feeling of lightness, euphoria and a pleasant relaxation throughout the body;
- vision and hearing become clearer;
- the subjective perception of time and space changes;
- the substance acts as an analgesic;
- appetite improves significantly.
The mechanism of THC production
The seeds from which cannabis plants are grown do not contain tetrahydrocannabinol. This component is produced only in the green parts of the plant. During the growth process, this substance begins to form in the stems and leaves from tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which is an inebriating cannabinoid found in raw cannabis. THCA is gradually converted to THC during the drying process, as well as when heated.
Factors that can affect the decrease in concentrations
The effect when consuming the finished product is determined by the level of THC content. This is the most concentrated part of the buds and inflorescence, which is why the cidbanks are trying to develop new cannabis strains which contain a higher percentage of THC. The real concentration, it is said, depends on a number of factors, such as the quality of the seeds; the quality of the cannabis seeds and the
- The quality of the seeds;
- The timing of the harvest;
- The correct light conditions and enough light for the bushes;
- timely feeding of the plants;
- proper watering;
- activation of resin production by bushes.
So it takes a lot of hard work and effort to realize the genetic potential that a cannabis variety has and to achieve the maximum THC concentration indicated by the sideline.