The active ingredient in marijuana is Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC. This is imprecise because there are other forms of THC that are slightly different from Delta-9, like delta-8. In addition, there are other active chemicals that contribute to the high. These compounds, known as cannabinoids, include all the variations of THC and are the psychoactive ingredients of the cannabis plant – the reason you get ”high.”
Most marijuana contains between 1 and 6% Delta-9 THC along with other chemicals. Additional chemicals are created through the process of chemical ignition, but generally not with vaporization.
The potency of a marijuana plant can only be estimated, since even scientists have been unable to say which mix of cannabinoids and in what amount will get you the most high. Also, a marijuana high is a subjective experience. There is no way to measure how ”high” someone is other than hearing him tell you how high he is. People are not affected in exactly the same way by the same amount taken from the same cannabis plant. Euphoria, elation, paranoia, sleepiness, clarity of thought – any of these may be experienced by different people pulling on the same joint. Therefore, your experiences and preferences are key and they alone should govern what you decide to plant.
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