Drugs - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive drug and medication derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. Generally THC is found in the cannabinoid of the Cannabis sativa plant. Common uses of THC are recreational, religious, spiritual and medicinal. However, THC is illegal in most parts of the world.
Legal prescribed THC in cannabis can help with nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger, lowered intraocular eye pressure, and a general analgesic pain reliever.
Cannabis generally refers to the dried flowers and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant, but the THC of the plant can be processed into fine powder, called Kief or hash. Hash can be smoked or chewed and is generally more potent than the leaves or dried flowers. Hash can also be made into hash oil, or into hash cakes.
The most common way to consume THC is through inhalation, by vaporized cannabinoids (smoke) from small pipes, bongs, or paper rolled joints or blunts. Vaporizers are sometimes used. THC can also be absorbed into high-spirit proofs (alcohol), and in this form is referred to the Green Dragon.
It can also be consumed orally, or as a tea.
THC is also known as any one of the following street names, according to Health Canada:
- jive (sticks)
- mauie wowie
- thai sticks