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

Examples of tetrahydrocannabinol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between 2015 and 2020, clinical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics saw a 5.2 percentage point decrease in the number of firms that tested for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) metabolites, said Barry Sample, senior director of science and technology. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 23 June 2021 The drug Richardson tested positive for — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana — is not known for increasing the athletic prowess of those who consume it. NBC News, 2 July 2021 On May 14th, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment banned the sale of products containing Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8 THC). Robert Hoban, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Unlike the psychoactive chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana, CBD products do not produce a high associated with cannabis. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 8 May 2021 This natural oil, derived from the Cannabis sativa or indica plants, can help calm your mind without the psychoactive effects found in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Health.com, 14 May 2021 Daily dosages would be initially capped at 50 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol, the mood-changing chemical in marijuana. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 10 May 2021 By weight, the weed Baby Boomers smoked in college probably was no more than 3% or 4% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the mood-altering substance in marijuana, Ferrese said. Mark Pazniokas, courant.com, 22 Feb. 2021 Police found a pack of extra-sour medicated gummies, with 450 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active chemical agent in marijuana. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 6 Dec. 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 5 Aug. 2021.

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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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