You see, there are lots of specialty commercial growers who are pumping up the volume on the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content. THC, as you know, is the active ingredient in marijuana that gets you high. It has an almost immediate psychological effect that puts the user in an altered state-of-mind. Do you want to learn more? Visit Oregon Bud Company Recreational Marijuana Dispensary – Cesar Chavez – Dispensary.
The non-THC cannabis market is touting the health benefits – some proven with empirical data, some not – for supplements, skin cream, protein powders, and an assortment of other products. Buyer be advised there is a big difference between the stuff people smoke to get high, and the cannabis by-products people use for health and wellness.
As recreational use marijuana growers compete for top-bidding – the most THC concentrated product – users are loving it. With higher levels of THC, the users can get higher, quicker. Unfortunately, since THC is a neurotoxin/poison it can also do damage to the brain. Over time it can be quite serious, as the THC kills more brain cells than the body’s natural process through creating stem cells can produce. If this doesn’t sound serious to you, then perhaps we should explore some of the real ramifications.
If you use marijuana with high, very high, or ultra-high THC levels you could bring on early Alzheimer’s or end up with Parkinson’s Disease. Now, that’s pretty serious, right? This is what happens to people who use too much and too high a concentration level. THC prevents the brain temporarily from forming long-term memories and from learning new things. To form long-term memories, you must first create short-term memories, but you can’t because your brain is disrupted in the process (cite: 2).
Perhaps you can see why people who smoke a lot of marijuana often have trouble remembering things? Maybe you can see why people you know who smoke a lot of marijuana sometimes appear to have dementia. The biggest problem now is, no one knows how bad this problem will become in the future, as THC levels have never been this high before. Now they are, and there are no real guidelines as to how concentrated the THC levels that are sold to the public can be.