Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-9 or THC, is the main psychoactive component of cannabis. It is responsible for the high experience after consumption of the drug and its effects on thinking, memory, speech, concentration and coordination. In this article, we explain what hemp derived delta 9 does to the body and how it affects you. Moreover, we explore some of its potential health benefits and risks.
Short-Term Effects of Delta-9 on the Body
The immediate effects of delta-9 are a heightened mood, relaxed state, altered perception and increased pleasure from stimuli. The high begins a few minutes after smoking or ingesting the drug and peaks within 30-60 minutes.
– Mood and anxiety disorders – Delta-9 can help treat certain mood and anxiety disorders. However, because of its side effects, it is not suitable for everyone.
– Motor impairment – The drug impairs coordination and reaction times, which increases the risk of accidents, especially while driving.
– Reduced attention and memory – The drug reduces attention span and short-term memory.
– Psychotic disorders – Delta-9 may trigger psychotic disorders, especially when taken in high doses, by people with existing psychotic disorders, or in vulnerable individuals.
Long-Term Effects of Delta-9 on the Body
The long-term effects of delta-9 on the body are associated with reduced cognitive functioning and increased risk of serious mental health disorders.
– Reduced cognitive functioning – Delta-9 reduces cognitive functioning, including attention span, short-term memory and ability to learn new things.
– Increased risk of mental health disorders – The drug carries a risk of mental health disorders, including paranoia, anxiety, and hallucinations.
– Damage to brain cells – Delta-9 may cause damage to brain cells and increase the risk of developing mental health disorders.
Benefits of Delta-9
– The drug eases stress and anxiety, as well as depression.
– It helps with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
– It has anti-tumor effects.
– It has anti-inflammatory effects.
– It slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Risks of Delta-9
– The drug poses a risk of mental health disorders because of its psychoactive effects.
– It impairs cognitive functioning, including short-term memory, attention span, and ability to learn new things.
– It has addictive potential. – It is harmful to brain cells and increases the risk of developing mental health disorders.
– It is harmful to the lungs. – It may increase the risk of cancers including breast, liver, and lung cancer.
– It may harm the foetus if taken during pregnancy and may lead to low birth weight.
Delta-9 is a cannabis compound associated with a range of health benefits and risks. It is the main psychoactive component of cannabis and is responsible for experiencing a high and its effects on thinking, memory, speech, concentration, and coordination. The immediate effects of delta-9 include a heightened mood, relaxed state, altered perception, and increased pleasure from stimuli. The long-term effects of delta-9 are associated with reduced cognitive functioning and an increased risk of serious mental health disorders. The drug has addictive potential, impairs cognition, and is harmful to brain cells. Delta-9 may also harm the foetus if taken during pregnancy and may lead to low birth weight. To prevent risks and adverse effects, use the drug as directed and avoid abuse.