The notorious THC. This cannabinoid is most likely the first we hear about as smokers, as it is the most mind-altering! Tetrahydrocannabinol, affects the parts of our brain that control memory, thinking, movement, pleasure, senses and time perception. THC attaches to cannabinoid receptors that are located throughout the body and provides a psychedelic “high” that so many use cannabis for. Stimulating the cells in our brain that create dopamine, THC can induce a euphoric state of mind and even act as a powerful pain reliever when the cannabinoid receptors in our nerve cells are activated. Depending on personal tolerance, the psychedelic effects of THC can cause mental discomfort, hallucinations, paranoia and even nausea, so consuming responsibly is very important. However, with no record of lethal dosing with THC, it is safe to say that when it comes to uncomfortable effects due to over-consumption, time can heal all.