You probably know that delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC) is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. For most people, it’s also the reason they start using weed. In this blog post, we’ll cover what delta-9 THC is and why it gives you munchies, how much of it is found in marijuana, and what my experience was like when I first tried delta 9 thc for the first time.
What Is Delta-9 THC?
Delta-9 THC is one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis. It’s the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, meaning it’s the one that gets us high. Delta-9 THC is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound that is found in the “flower” parts of the cannabis plant.
How Much Delta-9 THC Is in Weed?
The amount of delta-9 THC that is in a certain type of weed varies widely. On average, you can expect to find around 10% delta-9 THC in your weed. But the potency of your marijuana depends on several factors, including the strain, growing method, and whether you’re consuming it in a different form like edibles or tinctures.
If you’re consuming your weed in the traditional “smoke it” way, then you’ll experience the effects of the delta-9 THC almost immediately. But if you’re consuming it in another way, like eating it, then the effects won’t kick in for about an hour.
What’s It Like to Use Marijuana for the First Time?
The first time I used marijuana was a little bit surreal. I was at a friend’s house and we had just lit up a joint. I remember looking at the joint and thinking it was just like in the movies. Then I took a deep breath and exhaled, taking in my first toke of weed. I felt the rush of the delta-9 THC almost immediately.
It was a little bit overwhelming at first, but once I adjusted, I was able to enjoy my high. I also felt a bit of a change in my perception. Things were just a little bit different than I remembered them to be. I could tell that my hearing was more sensitive than normal, and my vision was a bit enhanced too.
Other Cannabinoids Found in Marijuana
Besides delta-9 THC, there are many other cannabinoids found in cannabis. Here are a few of them:
Cannabidiol, or CBD – This one is non-psychoactive, so you won’t get high from it. Instead, CBD is mostly known for its medical benefits. It’s used to treat anxiety, seizures, reduce inflammation and even ease the pain of migraines.
CBC – This cannabinoid is also non-psychoactive, but it has some health benefits too. CBC is thought to help with migraines and sleep issues, as well as irritable bowel syndrome.
CBN – This cannabinoid is a breakdown product of THC. This means that, as THC is metabolized (or broken down) inside your body, it forms CBN. CBN is a mild sedative and painkiller, so you may feel drowsy while under its influence.
Why Do We Have Munchies When We Consume THC?
When we consume delta-9 THC, our bodies produce the enzyme COX-2. When we metabolize other foods, COX-2 is also produced. But when we consume cannabis, the enzyme COX-2 is produced at 10 times the normal rate. This enzyme is responsible for producing the feeling of munchies, even though it doesn’t make us any hungrier.
All it does is make us crave food. When we consume cannabis, our body produces more COX-2, which makes us crave food. But that’s not the only thing it does. COX-2 is also responsible for inflammation. This means that consuming cannabis can actually make you feel more hungry, but it also makes you more sensitive to pain.