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 … more and more people are advocating for increased research into cannabis. Today, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is used in the medical field to deal with certain types of pain, muscle cramps, dizziness and loss of appetite.Indian Agriculture News … gummy bears infused with THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive ingredient in pot.— Marshall Allen

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Recent Examples on the Web MedPharm Holdings plans to apply for a Denver marijuana R&D license to test delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids’ effects on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s first licensed cannabis R&D firm to study marijuana’s effect on Alzheimer’s disease," 28 Feb. 2020 Marinol contains synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. cleveland, "State board adds cachexia to the list of conditions for Ohio medical marijuana," 8 July 2020 Unlike marijuana, hemp has very low concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the substance in marijuana that makes a consumer feel high. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, "Federal appeals court reverses order that halted Indiana's ban on smokable hemp," 10 July 2020 Marinol contains a synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. cleveland, "Ohio board may allow medical marijuana for cachexia. What is it and could cannabis help?," 25 June 2020 Medical staff discovered tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in the boy’s system, the affidavit states. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "5-year-old Alabama boy eats THC candy, police say; mother arrested," 21 May 2020 The level of tetrahydrocannabinol — or THC, the chemical that gets people high — was around 8 percent, far lower than the smokable products at pot dispensaries that often surpass 20 percent. NBC News, "One doctor vs. the DEA: Inside the battle to study marijuana in America," 20 Apr. 2020 Shop owner Oren Levy said that's likely because hemp often tests positive for a permissible, trace amount of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the chemical in cannabis that causes people to get high. Michael R. Sisak, chicagotribune.com, "Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp," 11 Nov. 2019 Hemp contains only traces of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive chemical that gives marijuana users a high. Kirk Maltais, WSJ, "Hemp Suppliers at Odds With Hazy Regulations," 5 Mar. 2020

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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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“Tetrahydrocannabinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrahydrocannabinol. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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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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