THC is one of the most popular cannabis compounds in circulation after CBD. Individuals who wish to get the “highs” associated with the use of cannabis and who also wish to derive the benefits associated with the use of THC prefer THC. It is a known fact that THC binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the body and helps with many physical and mental health-related issues. However, scientists continue to study its effects in other dimensions. Hence, recently, studies are undergoing to see whether vaping THC can help improve creative thinking. This article studies whether THC vape pen can help enhance creative thinking.
THC is one of the many compounds found in cannabis plants. Along with CBD, it is the most prominent substance found in the cannabis Sativa plant. Unlike CBD, THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana and is the compound that is associated with the “highs” associated with the use of marijuana. There are some benefits associated with the consumption of THC; for this reason, it is popular among adults. It gives the “highs” as well as therapeutic and medicinal benefits.
THC works by attaching to the cannabinoid receptors in the body and activating them to affect the memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, motor skills, and other abilities of a person. Nonetheless, studies suggest that marijuana, in particular, has been therapeutically in use for thousands of years. Even today, its use as a medicinal alternative to regular pharmaceutical drugs is prevalent.
In today’s context, scientific studies have been able to deduce the effects of THC in helping with curing multiple sclerosis, nerve pain, tremors felt in Parkinson’s disease, nausea, glaucoma, anxiety, stress, depression, etc. However, the catch with THC is that legally, only those compounds are legal which contain less than 0.3% of THC. If one increases the concentration, the products will become illegal in most countries.
There are many ways of consuming THC; vaping, smoking, pills, gummies, tinctures, etc. Vaping is one of the most popular ways of consuming THC among young adults. It gives nearly similar feelings to smoking; hence it is popular among adults.
How a vape pen works is quite different from the working of a traditional cigarette. Given that it is a mechanical appliance, it uses THC oil instead of raw extracts of cannabis leaves. The oil is heated, and then the vape that forms is inhaled through a vaporizing device.
Vaping is considered the most effective way of consuming THC since it allows the THC concentrates to infuse into the bloodstream immediately and gives the “highs” immediately after a few puffs. It also helps THC’s therapeutic benefits heal the body almost immediately.
There are many benefits of vaping THC. One of the major advantages is that it does not contain nicotine or other harmful substances like tar which are otherwise present in traditional cigarettes. Further, one can adjust the concentration of THC according to their needs. Smoking traditional cigarettes is more dangerous since one has to smoke the whole cigarette. However, in a THC vape pen, one can regulate one’s vaping habits and take a puff or two whenever one wishes without any worries.
A good quality vape helps give the original taste, flavor, and effects to THC. Further, THC vape pens do not release smoke or odor that could attract another person’s attention; hence they are very discreet. The vapes come in wide varieties and flavors.
Research suggests that the consumption of cannabis can help improve the creativity of an individual. In an earlier study, one observed that over 50% of the users of cannabis reported that cannabis heightened their creativity and induced a state in which they experienced “unusual and original thoughts.” In an even more recent study of 2003, there were similar findings. Despite these claims, it becomes essential to understand how THC can improve a person’s creativity.
The most obvious answer to this question is how THC usually works. It enters the bloodstream and binds with the endocannabinoid system, which affects the brain and body. It releases dopamine that relaxes the body and enhances the thinking capabilities of the brain. According to scientists, this allows free will for the brain to become creative; this is particularly true because research has suggested that the amount of dopamine released in the body has a direct impact on both; the divergent and the convergent thinking performance of an individual.
THC is known to release dopamine in the brain; one can presume that it enhances an individual’s creative thinking. Further, this process is made faster by THC vape pens that allow the effects to enter the bloodstream almost immediately.
One must note that there is the likelihood of enhancement of creative thinking only when an individual has consumed THC in mild concentrations because, in high concentrations, THC can impair the divergent thinking of an individual. However, a direct link between the use of THC vape pens or THC and the enhancement of creative thinking is still under research. Nonetheless, many companies are working on developing THC strains that can directly improve the creative thinking ability of an individual. These companies are studying the profiles of different strains of THC, and after seeing which ones help improve creativity, they combine themes in a particular form to create hybrid strains that effectively improve creative thinking and awareness.
We have seen how THC vape pens are one of the most popular modes of consuming THC. Vape pens help the concentrations of THC to enter the bloodstream immediately; this helps the effects kick in almost immediately. Further, we have seen that vaping THC may help enhance an individual’s creative thinking. This fact is yet to be proven by scientific findings, but the relation between THC, dopamine, and the effects of dopamine on the body indicate that consumption of THC releases dopamine in high concentrations that may allow the brain to relax and think creatively. However, one must note that consuming THC in excess or consuming THC of high potency can impair the thinking ability of an individual, let alone make it creative. Thus, THC vaped in mild concentrations or of light potency only may help enhance creative thinking.