It is the best-known and most abundant cannabinoid present in cannabis. Its exact name is delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol. This cannabinoid is responsible for the main psychoactive effect experienced when cannabis is consumed; it stimulates certain parts of the brain and causes the release of dopamine, which prompts a feeling of euphoria and well-being.
THC also has analgesic effects and eases symptoms of pain and inflammation. In combination, these effects bring about a great sensation of relaxation.