The reasons for using cannabis products vary by person. While some seek medical benefits, others may wish to use it to relax. There are also recreational users who wish to experience some of its psychoactive effects. Regardless of why you wish to use cannabis in a safe and responsible manner, it is important to understand how THC affects the body and how you can achieve the effects that you desire.
Some people enjoy the feeling of the high that THC gives them while others wish to minimize this impact or eliminate it entirely. Products are available on the market which are completely free of THC, such as CBD oil, while others have varying dosages of THC. The amount of THC in the product that you consume will help determine just how great of a high you experience.
How Does THC Work?
THC is the common name for tetrahydrocannabinol. It is one of the numerous cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant and is the only one that can make you high. When you consume a product containing THC, it interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to produce a number of effects.
The ECS contains millions of enzymes and cell receptors that impact things such as mood, energy, hunger, sensitivity to pain or light, and much more that scientists are learning about today. THC is just one of the cannabinoids that interact with the ECS. CBD oil, for example, helps alleviate stress and promote restfulness so that people who use it can unwind and fall asleep faster.
THC can interact with the ECS to increase appetite, reduce the perception of pain, alleviate nausea, treat anxiety, and create a euphoric and psychedelic effect on the brain. It also increased the production of dopamine, which is the hormone that makes us feel good. The resulting effect is the high that many people experience.
How to Pick the Right Dose
Everyone reacts differently to THC, and while factors such as weight, gender, age, and certain medical conditions can help determine your sensitivity to THC, no one can predict their personal sensitivity. How you consume THC also has an impact on the high that you will feel. Smoking marijuana, for example, results in the loss of THC during combustion, while edibles deliver the entire THC content listed on the product.
How often you use cannabis will also determine your tolerance. People who use THC products frequently find that it requires more THC over time to achieve the same high. To reduce your tolerance, it is recommended that once a month, you take two to three days off and consume no THC products during that break.
To find your perfect dose, you should try a very small quantity of any product you have never used before and slowly increase the dosage until you find your comfort level. Consuming too much THC can have some nasty side effects, which include paranoia, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive hunger, and memory loss. Therefore, remember to take it slow.
Order Cannabis Products Today
All Greens Dispensary is Arizona’s first licensed drive-through dispensary, and we also deliver. We have products with and without THC and can help you find something that is just right for you. Call us at 623-214-0801 to learn more about our products or to place an order. You can also order online.