Marijuana Use with a High THC Content and Mental Health

Marijuana for medicinal use has been legalised in California and other states, and the industry is thriving. Maybe a little too well. There are a number of specialty commercial growers who are increasing the amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in their plants. THC, as you already know, is the psychoactive component in marijuana. It has an almost immediate psychological impact on the person, putting them in a different mental state. Star Buds Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Bellingham – Dispensary┬áhas some nice tips on this.
The non-THC cannabis industry is touting the health benefits of vitamins, skin creams, protein powders, and a variety of other items, some of which are backed up by scientific evidence and others which aren’t (cite:1). Buyer beware: there’s a huge difference between the cannabis by-products people use for health and wellbeing and the things people smoke to get high.
THC is a psychoactive substance that is classified as a neurotoxin.
Users are ecstatic as recreational marijuana growers battle for top-bidding – the highest THC concentration commodity. Users can get higher and faster with higher THC levels. Unfortunately, because THC is a neurotoxin/poison, it can cause brain damage. THC destroys more brain cells than the body’s natural process of producing stem cells can generate over time, which can be dangerous. If you don’t think this is dangerous, we should look at some of the actual consequences.
You could develop early Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease if you consume marijuana with high, very high, or ultra-high THC levels. Isn’t that a serious situation? This is what happens when someone uses too much and/or too high a degree of focus. THC prevents the brain from developing long-term memories and learning new information for a short time. You must first construct short-term memories in order to develop long-term memories, but you can’t because your brain is disturbed during the process (cite: 2).
Perhaps you can understand why people who smoke a lot of marijuana have a hard time remembering things. Perhaps you can understand why people you know who smoke a lot of marijuana tend to have dementia at times. The biggest issue right now is that no one knows how serious the problem can get in the future because THC levels have never been this high. They are now, and there are no real limits to how concentrated THC quantities offered to the general public can be.
The High Potency THC Marijuana of the 1960s vs. Today’s High Potency THC Marijuana
“If all those people smoked too much marijuana in the 60s, how come they seem to be doing great now?” you could be wondering. That’s a good question, and it’s a good debate topic, but keep in mind that the highest THC levels in the 1960s were around 9%, and the majority were much lower, around 3 to 5%. We now have specialty marijuana with a 30 percent THC content.