Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive component and the most recognized cannabinoid in cannabis. It is best known for its psycho-active properties and the “high” that you get from its use. It also produces many subjective and tangible effects, such as greater enjoyment of food, an enhanced enjoyment of music and comedy, and a marked distortion in the perception of time. Decades of research have revealed a number of medical benefits unique to THC and its association with other cannabinoids found in cannabis. Some of the reported health benefits of THC include treatment for nausea and vomiting, seizures, psychosis, anxiety and depression, cancer, intra-ocular pressure, anorexia/cachexia, insomnia, apnea, PTSD and irritable bowel syndrome.
At Opus Chocolates we recognize that combining cannabis and chocolate is natural and healthy, especially for those of us who love chocolate. Chocolate increases levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, helps relieve stress, and improves and enhances mood. Scientists have found that chocolate also sharpens and prolongs the “high” produced by THC. Dark chocolate contains high amounts of terpenoids, which aid in the potency of cannabis by enabling THC to cross the blood-brain barrier more efficiently. In addition, chocolate causes the brain’s built-in bliss chemical, anandamide, to take an extraordinarily long time to break down, extending the euphoria.
So treat yourself to the perfect combination, Opus Chocolates.
*Eating dark chocolate is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to potentiate cannabis.