tet·​ra·​hy·​dro·​can·​nab·​i·​nol | \ ˌte-trə-ˌhī-drə-kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce tetrahydrocannabinol (audio) , -ˌnōl\

Definition of tetrahydrocannabinol

: thc

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Both produce chemicals known as cannabinoids, including CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, a psychoactive compound associated with a high. New York Times, "Ads Pitching CBD as a Cure-All Are Everywhere. Oversight Hasn’t Kept Up.," 13 Aug. 2019 In fact, beverage powerhouse Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) – the makers of Budweiser – recently partnered with the Canadian cannabis company to research making beverages with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Tilray Stock Closes Up 11% on News of Merger With Peter Thiel-backed Holding Company," 10 June 2019 For purposes of criminal prosecution, pot used to be identified based on the presence of parts of the cannabis plant that contain higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive ingredient that gives users a high. Elizabeth Zavala, ExpressNews.com, "Bexar DA affirms he won’t prosecute misdemeanor pot cases, despite governor’s prodding," 26 July 2019 The retailer plans to offer single doses — about 10 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive ingredient in pot — and bigger doses to share. Melia Russell, SFChronicle.com, "Pot at Outside Lands: SF festival seeks permit to light up," 24 July 2019 Hemp is prized for cannabidiol — CBD — unlike marijuana, which is cultivated for its high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly called THC. High School Journalism Institute, oregonlive.com, "Oregon grows to top of new global hemp industry," 20 July 2019 This sector also includes smokable plant material that looks an awful lot like regular cannabis, but contains extremely low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the compound that gets people high. David Meyer, Fortune, "As Europe’s Cannabis Industry Opens Up, Established Canadian Companies Are Pouncing," 19 July 2019 Butane honey oil extraction is a volatile process in which gases are heated to extract tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, from marijuana. Hannah Fry, latimes.com, "Explosion at Anaheim strip mall may have been illicit drug lab, authorities say," 11 July 2019 Hemp contains no more than 0.3% of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Thrive Market, an online retailer, is forced to stop selling CBD," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of tetrahydrocannabinol

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetrahydrocannabinol

tetrahydro- (combined with four atoms of hydrogen) + cannabin + -ol entry 1

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tet·​ra·​hy·​dro·​can·​nab·​i·​nol | \ -kə-ˈnab-ə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce tetrahydrocannabinol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce tetrahydrocannabinol (audio) \

Medical Definition of tetrahydrocannabinol

: thc especially : thc sense a

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