Tetrahydrocannabinol — better known by its acronym THC — is the psychoactive compound in cannabis responsible for the high you experience each time you smoke. However, there is more to THC than just psychoactive effects, says the latest developments. In fact, a 2019 study found that THC had far better therapeutic benefits than CBD, the non-psychoactive compound that forms the primary ingredient in the majority of the CBD products.
THC pills, as the name indicates, are soft-or-hard-shell ingestible capsules that contain liquid concentrates or ground-up flower. People generally consume THC pills to experience on or more of the following therapeutic benefits:
- Pain relief
- Improved appetite
- Enhanced mood
- Decreased social reticence
The above benefits, however, are valid only if the cannabinoid is consumed in moderate amounts. Excessive consumption can wreak havoc in the form of:
A good practice, for instance, is to consume no more than 10 mg THC and wait for at least 2 hours before consuming more. This will let you know if you need to increase or decrease the dosage to experience the desired effects.
The other pros of using THC pills:
Ingestible THC pills can come in handy for a number of reasons, such as:
No respiratory side-effects
Individuals who smoke cannabis often complain about respiratory conditions, such as coughing, wheezing and over-production of mucous, which occur because of inhaling extremely hot air. Furthermore, the combustion is linked with the production of certain carcinogens, such as PAHs – again making the method of consumption ideally the least preferred.
Consuming THC pills, on the other hand, doesn’t affect the lungs and the respiratory tract as the cannabinoid(s) are released into the bloodstream via the digestive system.
Ingesting a THC capsule is as easy as consuming any other pill. You do not require any equipment, any knowledge of the right techniques needed with other modes of consumption. Additionally, as a patient, you know exactly how much THC you are taking in.
Since THC pills are far less fragrant than inhalable marijuana, consumers do not need to worry about the smell. This is especially useful for patients who feel anxious about the public perception of their condition.
No frills associated
Unlike tempting edibles, such as THC-infused brownies and cookies which can always end up intoxicating people, there are no frills associated with a THC capsule. Hence, there is never a risk of falling prey to an overdose of the latter.