THC: Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol

What is THC in a simple explain. It is an abbreviation from: Delta Nine Tetra Hydro Cannabinol, often referred more shortly as Tetra-hydro-cannabinol, which is already better known as THC. Technically it is a chemical compound, and the main psycho-active component of marijuana, namely the very thing making you high. THC is delivered through trichomes — the holy grail for all home growers (and industrial too).

Below is the formula how the THC compound appears for a chemistry brainiac…

 Here —  the world famous formula of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, well recognised thanks to millions of t-shirts and touristic merchandise:

Psychoactive compound THC and its chemical formula in a doodle style infographics

How It Works

Everybody knows? You close your eyes, relax and imagine a green valley of goodness and a sunshine and a girl. If it goes easy then your mind is open and therefore it works, but the case if not much green or not a valley […] Anyway, this state of mind and body is frequently highlighted in all kinds of motion pictures, in attempt to translate someone’s feelings into graphics and sound, practically this is the definition of art, innit.

Like this one, for example:

South Park. Kenny's cheesing dream girl, the cartoon Steampunk Femme Fatal
Kenny’s Femme Fatale, Psychedelic Cheesing Dream
South Park series by SouthParkStudios.com

Wait,

We’d better wrap it up in a form of:

Frequently Asked Questions about THC:

#1 — Where it belongs

THC, the most valuable out of more than 100+ cannabinols in a regular plant of cannabis, is stored in (or delivered through) trichomes of a cannabis plant. The quantity and the condition of trichomes define the amount of THC in buds, and also by color of trichomes you understand when it’s time to harvest the ready bud. How erect them practically big: find in tutorials, and this is a strong reason why those trichomes are so “photogenic” all over internet. They are the fabric of THC.

Northern Lights Trichomes

These crystal monstrosities are thrichomes (on the picture), magnified, and they still can be seen with a bare eye on a bud of a good quality: trichomes makes bud look frosty. Thrichomes are glands of the plant, they are full of rosin (or resin) and full of thc, thca to be precise, anyway that one eventually making you high.

#2 — The chemistry when you make a puff

On temperature 220-235℉ (105-112℃) carbon dioxide gets rleased from the THC-acid, called decarboxylation, transforming it into THC, and then on more heat on temperature 350℉ (176℃) the THC evapourates: gets from solid condition into gas. This is how THC is delivered into body when you smoke weed.

On molecular low level the molecular of THC has a very proper structure (in that molecular low level) so that THC-particles may perfectly fit to and may interact with specific cannabinoid receptors in human brain, and these receptors are specially designed by nature to accept cannabinoids. These cannabinoid receptors form into groups to be a sort of sites, and these binding sites altogether are an endocannabinoid system (wiki), working 24×7 to exchange cannabinoids. It’s not exactly that human brain or body by itself produce ‘controllable substances’ and have a delivery system and this makes you high free of charge – not that but the idea is something like that. Let me just think that the full system of our body is compatible with THC by luck.

Then THC when achieves one’s brain cells it connects to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and ignites the chemical processes and some of them finally change your behaviour along with way of thinking. The receptors concentrated in the parts of the brain responsible for movement, memory, and frontal cortex – the thing we think with. Obviously these three of your ‘properties’ are being altered when you bake. And it is individual if you loose part of memory or obtain new memorising capabilities for awhile: only remember that THC is not only component of a weed. Tons of them and they are all affect something on some chemical level. Stay reasonable and listen to your body carefully and no rush.

#3 — What is anandamide

Reading some random FAQ’es you often think is it a frequently asked question for real?

“Listen, iam shy to ask dont you know what is anandamide”

– come on it cannot be a very frequent question.

ANANDAMIDE:

The current study says this is how it works:

image source and a nice article about the subject

By some means, happiness and spirituality is the original purpose of this whole body system and those cells we only enable it working when getting stoned.

image source and an article about brain

#4 — How much of THC in a weed

Think 20-25% of thc is a very good quality for a very good recreational weed somewhere in Amsterdam or in the middle of Colorado. 8-12% of thc is still very good, for a wild weed or some street dunk, pressed into bricks like they do it in Paraguay. In some countries governments practice to deliver official weed into pharmacies with the really low decreased amount of thc, it may go as low as 1-2% like they do in Uruguay (and it is still the recreation is the purpose, hohoho). In hemp, or medical weed the thc in US may not be higher than 0.3% by law.

#5 — How THC has been discovered:

Professor Raphael Mechoulam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael_Mechoulam

The name of the hero is Professor Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli scientist, born in Sofia (Bulgaria). He has done to THC science pretty everything: discovered, isolated, fully synthesized, as well as identified the anandamide.

Ho ho ho! Cannabis Poems Update Winter-growing Edition + Tricks

Happy new year y’al, canna fams! Find the fresh Growing Tricks below in this page, scroll it down, and here is also the Epic-Poetic update into our beautiful marijuana cultural collection. This is totally an expression of the holiday mood, and the obvious influence of the holiday buds becoming more and more legal around USA (we congratulate Illinois, new law in effect since 1st of January) and all around the world following the American lead.

Enjoy your stuff and enjoy the poetry

THE LIGHTER (cannabis poem, by Angrybud.com, 2020)

María Juana your charms make inspire,

And capture my soul with care tho higher,

But ah!
Can’t imagine how stupid was me:

Don’t know where’s the LIGHTER, but know where are we.

And another very special one, and a very seasonal piece, for the roaring winter yet the frosty nugs! when many growers in the Northern Hemisphere, in Europe and USA, those enjoying outdoor growing another half a year, are now forced to hide the plants into tents under the artificial sun shine, that is indoors!

INDOORS (cannabis poem, by Angrybud.com, 2020)

When braving angry winter storms,

The grow tent we raise,

Far in the shade my Gem will spend

Her first 12 hour night,

Away from eyes Eternal Light

Shall warm her body then,

The tyrant Death shall cut her roots,

When Amber says: she’s well.

Yass, the dope was good, so was NY celebration! All best to y’al canna folks!

For the indoor growing herein below are the presents from Canna Santa, no words, all is clear. That is how to optimize the space issue for indoor weed growing, to let your baby grow well in a lower tent —

Reduce the Height of Cannabis Plant to fit a grow tent (Easy Engineereing Solution)

No words, watch the pictures from the cannabis community in twitter: very special thanks to our twitter mate Tim for the solution demonstrated. It’s genious! We call it “Engineering solution”. Easy!

How to reduce the height of cannabis plant to fit a lower grow tent easy solution - indoor growing tricks
How to reduce height of cannabis plant to fit the grow tent – Easy solution

Reduce the Height of Cannabis Plant to fit a grow tent (Beautiful Artistic Solution)

Feel it’s not enough? Want more art than Engineering? Okay! Here we go another solution — only look at it, it’s dope! and so artistic, and we call it “Artistic solution”! Suggested by the Coffeeshop_Guru. Only fantasy may limit the shape of such, hahaha!

How to reduce the height of cannabis plant to fit a lower grow tent easy solution - indoor growing tricks
How to reduce height of cannabis plant to fit the grow tent – Artistic solution

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