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Introduction to THC

April 28th, 2008 · 10 Comments ·

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)



Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the active ingredient in Cannabis Sativa or Marijuana.

  • It is a mind altering drug, known as a hallucinogen but rarely ever causes hallusinations by itself.
  • Marijuana was used by drug companies to help decrease pain in the body in the early 1900’s,
  • By 1937 the drug was banned from the United States
  • But it was not widely known or used by the general public until the 1960’s.
  • There are over 200 different names for Marijuana, such as pot, weed, herb, Mary Jane, Gangster, Chronic ect.
  • Marijuana is usually smoked through a pipes or bongs
  • In recent years, a popular way of smoking weed is by emptying a cigar and packing it with Marijuana

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