THC 101

THC interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system can potentially play a role in regulating stress recovery, protecting your nervous system, and activating your immune system response. Your ECS is made up of two things:

  • cannabinoid receptors in nearly every region of your central nervous system and brain, as well as many other areas of the body, including your immune system; and
  • cannabinoids you naturally produce (called endocannabinoids).

Your natural endocannabinoids fit into your ECS receptors and help carry messages from cell to cell. THC works the same way, replacing your own endocannabinoids temporarily, but with different effects which may include:

  • the release of dopamine resulting in feelings of relaxation
  • a physical response such as an increase in hunger
  • effects on various regions of the brain

The amount of THC in a cannabis product is known as THC Potency. THC content is expressed as a percentage of milligrams per gram of cannabis. It is important to know that 33% is the highest potency currently available, and it is impossible to have dried flower with 100% THC.

THC content is indicated on the packaging of every cannabis product sold on this website. Click here to shop now.

What things should I consider when choosing cannabis products based on THC Potency?

When choosing a product, it is important to consider not only the THC content, but also the method and amount of consumption. Other factors such as your age, your gender, your health history, and your previous experience with cannabis may also affect your body’s response to THC. Consult with your physician if you have any questions.

Consuming small amounts of THC may produce intended effects such as relaxation, heightened happiness, arousal and creativity, more sociability and energy, and an increased appetite. However, consuming large amounts of THC may produce overwhelming, unpleasant, or harmful effects.

Remember – It is always recommended to start low and go slow!