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Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid responsible for the euphoric effect commonly associated with cannabis.1 What trend was seen in the THC content of recreational cannabis in Europe between 2006 and 2016?

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THC is one of many phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and is associated with a euphoric effect through activation of CB1 receptors.1 The THC content of recreational cannabis in Europe was ~5% in 2006 before almost doubling to ~10% in 2016.2 This increase could impact upon the long-term health risks associated with use of recreational cannabis2

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References

  1. Morales et al. Prog Chem Org Nat Prod 2017;103:103–31
  2. Freeman et al. Addiction 2019;114:1015–23

Incorrect!

THC is one of many phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and is associated with a euphoric effect through activation of CB1 receptors.1 The THC content of recreational cannabis in Europe was ~5% in 2006 before almost doubling to ~10% in 2016.2 This increase could impact upon the long-term health risks associated with use of recreational cannabis2

Learn more – visit our What products contain cannabinoids? infographic

References

  1. Morales et al. Prog Chem Org Nat Prod 2017;103:103–31
  2. Freeman et al. Addiction 2019;114:1015–23