Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) exerts its effects by binding to receptors in the Endocannabinoid system located throughout the brain and the Nervous System. The duration of its effects can vary and is influenced by factors such as frequency of use, dosage, body weight, and cardiac activity level. Delta 9 THC is considered lipophilic, which means it readily binds to fat molecules.
When Delta 9 THC attaches to fat cells, it can move from these cells into the bloodstream, leading to its presence in the body for longer periods. Ingested Delta 9 THC can be detected in the body for up to 20 hours after consumption. It is worth noting that the compound Δ9-THC is now legally derived from hemp and provides a euphoric “high.”