Is There Such a Thing as Too Much THC?

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much THC?

Too much THC has been linked to psychotic episodes in some patients, but this does not mean potency should be regulated. They say you can have too much of a good thing, but can you really have too much THC? THC is one of the main active cannabinoids found in cannabis. It acts on the endocannabinoid system to induce a range of effects by activating CB1 and CB2 (cannabinoid) receptors. THC is known for its psychotropic effects and is responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis. However, researchers also believe THC plays a role in a range of therapeutic treatments.  But, could excessive THC consumption actually induce negative side effects? Is THC Connected to Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder. It can result in strange behavior and speech, hearing voices, and a decreased ability to understand reality. Your risk of developing schizophrenia is thought to be generated through two primary factors: your genetic predisposition and your environment.     While there are decades of research on the matter, there is no conclusive evidence that cannabis directly causes schizophrenia. In 1969, there was a study conducted (“Marihuana Psychosis, Acute Toxic Psychosis Associated with the Use of Cannabis Derivatives”) 1)Talbott, J. A. (1969). “Marihuananna Psychosis”. Journal of the American Medical Association, 210(2), 299. doi: 10.1001/jama.1969.03160280039006. jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_3040_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_3040_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: “fade”, fadeOutSpeed: 100, predelay: 400, position: “top right”, relative: true, offset: [10, 10] });that engaged the medical and scientific community in the initial debate. Based on this qualitative data, there is a casual…

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