When we think about THC in a cannabis plant like hemp or marijuana, we are typically referring to Delta 9 THC. THC’s scientific name is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-9 for short. Delta 9 THC is the active compound in the cannabis plant that is usually associated with the high or euphoric feeling. Delta 9, like all other cannabinoids in the plant, interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system to produce different effects including the high sensation. Delta 9 is often known for many properties, such as stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, and soothing pain.
If you haven’t heard of Delta 9 THC, you may have heard of some other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that include (plus many more):
Delta 9 THC is one of over 150 known cannabinoids inside of a cannabis plant so as you can imagine there are a lot of products on the market that can confuse you as to what is the right one for you.