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High” is a term commonly used to describe the altered state of consciousness experienced after consuming psychoactive substances, particularly THC. It refers to the feelings of euphoria, relaxation, altered perception, and heightened sensory awareness that individuals may experience while under the influence of certain THC-rich substances.

Being “high” is typically associated with the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive compound found in the cannabis and hemp plant. When THC is consumed, it interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, producing a range of effects, including:

  1. Euphoria: A sense of happiness and heightened mood.
  2. Relaxation: Feelings of calmness, tranquility, and reduced stress or tension.
  3. Altered perception: Changes in sensory perception, such as enhanced colors, sounds, or tastes.
  4. Increased appetite: Heightened cravings for food, often referred to as the “munchies.”
  5. Impaired cognition: Difficulty with memory, concentration, and coordination.

The intensity and duration of a THC “high” can vary depending on factors such as the dose consumed, the potency of the THC, the method of consumption, individual tolerance, and mindset. Effects of “high” may be felt within minutes of consumption and can last several hours. It gradually wears off as the body metabolizes the THC.