The study illustrates how THC works by targeting so-called “CB2” receptors in the brain.
While originating from cannabis sativa, like pot, it contains only a negligible amount of THC (the psychedelic chemical in weed).
The results showed that while THC and alcohol combined impaired driving, THC had only a negligible effect on driving.
THC and cannabidiol both induce apoptosis in leukemic cell lines.
Basically any quality of weed will do, since the extraction of THC is the point and not the flavor or loftiness of effect.
JWH-018 appears to excite the same CB1 and CB2 receptors that THC does.
When the liver metabolizes delta-9 THC to 11-hydroxy THC, users feel the “combined effect of the two.”
Put another way: HIV kills the cells that protect the walls— THC brings them back.
Instead of gaining insight into how cells function, Sanchez had stumbled upon the anti-cancer properties of THC.
In other words, researchers were able to prove that THC should, technically, impair driving, but not that it does.
active ingredient in marijuana and hashish, 1968, short for tetrahydrocannabinol (1940).
Tetrahydrocannabinol; a compound that is obtained from cannabis or is made synthetically; it is the primary intoxicant in marijuana and hashish.