A double bond is a type of covalent bond between two atoms that involves four shared electrons, as opposed to the usual two shared electrons in a single bond. In many cases, double bonds occur between two carbon atoms. The delta-9-THC compound contains a molecular structure with both single covalent bonds and one double bond, which is formed by six carbon atoms arranged in a cyclohexane ring and bonded to two hydrogen atoms.
Double bonds play a crucial role in cannabinoid compounds, as they are responsible for inducing psychoactive effects and determining the potential intensity of the high. Cannabinoids that lack double bonds in their molecular structure do not have psychoactive effects and therefore do not cause intoxication in users.