Why More THC Doesn’t Necessarily Get You More High

Why More THC Doesn’t Necessarily Get You More High

Anyone who has ever eaten one too many space cakes will testify to the fact that cannabis generally behaves in a dose-dependent manner, meaning the more you consume, the more stoned you get. However, a new study in the journal JAMA Psychiatry[i] suggests that this may not necessarily have anything to do with THC, and that there might even be a limit to how much THC a person can ingest before it stops having any additional effect. Study participants were given either cannabis flower, with a maximum THC content of 24 percent, or high-potency cannabis concentrates containing up to 90 percent THC. Unsurprisingly, those who used the concentrates were then found to have much higher amounts of THC in their blood, with levels peaking at 1,016 micrograms per millilitre a few minutes after use, compared with 455 micrograms per millilitre for those who smoked bud. However, the results of numerous tests indicated that those participants with the highest concentrations of THC in their blood were no more stoned that those with the lowest levels of plasma THC. This was first corroborated through subjective reports, as both groups described experiencing equal effects, with the same types and magnitudes of changes to their mood and perception. The two groups also performed equally on memory impairment tests, including one where they were asked to memorise a shopping list for thirty minutes. Other tasks designed to measure balance found that both groups experienced an 11 percent decrease in their equilibrium. “Surprisingly, we found that…

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