It comes from a plant called Cannabis sativa L, which is grown in temperate and tropical areas whose main mind-altering psychoactive chemical is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This substance is found in a resin that is prepared from the stems and leaves of the female cannabis plant. In addition to THC, it contains more than 100 related compounds called cannabinoids. It is THC that is responsible for cannabis being a highly addictive drug.


It is usually consumed by inhalation, but also in infusions and even with food. One way or another, faster in the first, the THC passes into the bloodstream and from there to the brain. When consumption is weekly or daily, it can be considered an addiction.

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