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Core Cannabis Course: Delta-9 THC

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to homework assignment CCC 1.15 of the Core Cannabis Course from Higher Learning LV. This assignment teaches students about the cannabinoid delta-9 THC, the most infamous cannabinoid due to its role as the most psychoactive molecular component produced by the cannabis plant.

Delta-9 THC volume is also the measure by which governments define the difference between marijuana and hemp—an important dividing line based on the extremely different legal status and regulatory oversight of the two versions of the cannabis botanical species. Of greatest merit, however, is the fact that delta-9 THC, despite its controversial and often undesired psychoactivity, has demonstrated an impressive range of potential medicinal applications.

When you complete this assignment, simply click the link at the bottom of the article to return to the master page for this course.


What is Delta-9 THC?

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the result of THCA, the acidic precursor for this psychoactive cannabinoid. It is considered a major cannabinoid because it typically dominates other cannabinoids, including number two cannabidiol (CBD). This characteristic depends on specific cultivar, however. Some modern hemp and cannabis breeders are focusing on strains that are balanced between CBD and THC and others that are dominated by CBD.

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