Psychoactive is the term given to substances that affect the brain. In cannabis, THC is the most well known psychoactive cannabinoid and when consumed it can induce an intoxicating effect also known as a ‘high’.
The term psychoactive refers to the effects of a substance on the brain. Much like caffeine and alcohol, certain cannabis compounds like THC have shown to have psychoactive effects on consumers, influencing their mood, thoughts, feelings, awareness and behaviour. Cannabis is often consumed recreationally to experience the euphoric or intoxicating, psychoactive effects of THC.
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