by Erica Garza

THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is widely known as the part of the cannabis plant that gets you “high.” Unlike CBD, the other most notable natural compound found in the plant, THC does produce psychotropic effects, but that’s not the only reason it’s worth exploring. Several studies show that THC has been linked to pain relief, deeper sleep and even better sex. Whether you’re a twenty-something competing in a triathlon or a senior trying to improve your sleep, THC may make a difference in your day-to-day life. While research to identify health benefits of THC continues, here are a few already known.