THC, or tetrahydrocannabidiol, like CBD, is one of over 100 known plant phytocannabinoids found primarily in cannabis plants (marijuana, hemp). THC is known to have psychoactive effects and can make one feel “high.” THC is found primarily in marijuana and is, in most of the United States and around the world, very controversial or illegal.
THC, also like CBD, acts on the largest self-regulatory system in the human body, the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS). It does so in a slightly different way. THC is a partial agonist of the CB1 receptors, found mainly in the nervous system and brain, and the CB2 receptors found in the rest of the body and immune system. CBD is shown to have an indirect antagonist affect.
There are many therapeutic benefits to THC including pain relief, helps with muscle spasms, glaucoma, inhibiting tumor growth, and stimulating appetite. With regard to TBI, concussion, and CTE, THC has been shown to have some pain relieving effects as well as helping to alleviate inflammation and provide neuro-protection. Please review the published research found here for TBI, neuro-protective benefits, CTE, and inflammation to see if THC may be of therapeutic benefit to you.
Because of it’s illegal status (federally and in some states) and controversial nature, we encourage you to only use THC where it is legal and tolerated by your employer. DO NOT break the law or risk your career for this substance. CBD, from hemp or hops, may be equally as effective and it is fully legal in the areas listed on our CBD resources page.
Also, due to the controversial nature of THC and marijuana, we WILL NOT provide resources as to where to find the best source of THC. Please consult an internet search, your local laws, and use caution when using THC while driving or performing work.