THC is shorthand for Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis – responsible for the ‘high’ that many people enjoy. Its effect is due to its activation of the brain’s ‘reward system’ which is dependent on the release of dopamine (according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse – NIDA). It is the illegal component of the plant in Ireland and all CBD oil must have sub 0.2% Tetrahydrocannabinol in the EU. We have made sure our products are certified THC free.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that governs feelings of pleasure and has a positive effect on mood. Tetrahydrocannabinol stimulates the release of dopamine leading to elevated mood. Tetrahydrocannabinol has traditionally been enjoyed through smoking marijuana, but today is also available in capsule form, in the form of edibles, or as an oil.