tetrahydrocannabinol

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tetrahydrocannabinol

[¦te·trə¦hī·drə·kə′nab·ə‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C21H30O2 Any member of a group of isomers that are active components of marijuana. Abbreviated THC.
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Synthetic delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (dronabinol) can improve the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Effects of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol on Cisplatin-Induced Neuropathy in Mice.
The mean concentration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in the breast milk peaked at 94 ng/ mL at 1 hour after smoking, and the average concentration over the whole period was 53.5 ng/mL.
The researchers found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol was detected at low concentrations at all the time points beyond time zero, but no metabolites were detected at any time point.
The South Dakota Supreme Court relied on the testimony from the chemist and found that hashish or Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol "are at least related substances." (13) Exercising prudence, the court was not concerned with the technicalities of "whether the drug in question is technically known as hashish or by its chemical compound Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol," because "the name is not an essential element of the offenses as both are controlled Schedule I substances." (14) The cloudiness of classifying the substance, as noted in Schrempp, is only the most recent acknowledgement of the lack of clarity in South Dakota's disheveled cannabis statutory scheme.
SCs are often more potent agonists than cannabinoids, with reports of potencies ranging from 2 to 800 times greater than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
The product is an oromucosal spray containing cannabidiol and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a 1:1 ratio.
(11) "Effect of Blood Collection Time on Measured Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Concentrations: Implications for Driving Interpretation and Drug Policy," Clinical Chemistry 62:2, Rebecca L.
The reason for this is that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is rapidly metabolized by the body soon after marijuana is smoked, and most of the THC is then changed to THC-COOH, or caboxy-THC.
The cannabis sativa plant contains more than 60 phytocannabinoids of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant (Potter et al., 2008; "van Laar et al, 2015").