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tet·ra·hy·dro·can·nab·i·nol

 (tĕt′rə-hī′drə-kə-năb′ə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′)
n.
THC.
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tet•ra•hy•dro•can•nab•i•nol

(ˌtɛ trəˌhaɪ drə kəˈnæb əˌnɔl)

n.
a compound, C21H30O2, that is the physiologically active component in cannabis preparations, including marijuana and hashish, derived from the Indian hemp plant or produced synthetically. Abbr.: THC
[1965]
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Noun1.tetrahydrocannabinol - psychoactive substance present in marijuanatetrahydrocannabinol - psychoactive substance present in marijuana
consciousness-altering drug, mind-altering drug, psychoactive drug, psychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
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tétrahydrocannabinol

tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

n tetrahidrocannabinol m (THC)
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Cannabis is increasingly cultivated in laboratory conditions as a "hydroponic crop." Under such conditions, it is possible to cultivate and harvest multiple crops of cannabis with elevated tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) each year.
The report, A Smoking Gun?, also shows that the health dangers of cannabis have substantially increased since the 1960s, because of increased amounts of THC (tetrahydrocanabinol), the ingredient which accounts for the psychoactive properties of cannabis, in the substance consumed today.
Hemp is the same plant as marijuana, but it contains only minute quantities of tetrahydrocanabinol (THC), the chemical that causes marijuana's mellowing effect.