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delta-9-THC
delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, C21H30O2 (mol. wt. 314.46)
Primary chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Usually called THC; Sometimes called delta-1-THC

THC is distinctive (but not unique) among psychoactive drugs in that it is not an alkaloid.
CAS 1972-08-3
Boiling Point 392 F (200 C) @ 0.02 MMHG
Solubility Nearly insoluble in water. Soluble in hydrophobic solvents such as butane.

Cannabis Rank: Genus

Genus of three closely related species, often hybridized.


Cannabis is dioecious, i.e. individual plants are either male or female. The female plant is the more potent, especially when unpollinated (hence sinsemilla = without seed).

The plant has an ancient relationship with humankind, and has long been cultivated as a source of medicine (the buds), fiber (the stalks), and food (the seeds). It has been found in neolithic Chinese archaeological sites, and is mentioned in the earliest Chinese pharmacopoeias. In India it is associated with Shiva and has played an important role in religious life as a sacred inebriant.


Botanical Suffix Linnaeus
Habitat Native to Central Asia, now found worldwide.

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Isolated Chemicals:
THC
Concentration varies greatly by strain

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Preparations:
Bhang
A beverage made from the plant material of Cannabis spp.
Blunts
Marijuana rolled in tobacco, commonly the wrapping from a cigar.
Hash Oil
Oil, often extremely potent, extracted from the psychoactive parts of the cannabis plant by various means.
Hashish
The pressed resin glands of Cannabis buds, collected by shaking over a fine screen.
Marijuana
The flowering tops (buds) and occasionally leaves of the cannabis plant, commonly smoked.

Source : No Mercy Seeds
 
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