Cannabis and THC-COOH
Browse the latest research linking medical marijuana / medicinal cannabis and 11-Nor-9-carboxy-THC (THC-COOH) (a metabolite)

11-Nor-9-carboxy-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (11-COOH-THC or THC-COOH), often referred to as 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC or THC-11-oic acid, is the main secondary metabolite of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is formed in the body after cannabis is consumed. [Wikipedia]
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THC,THC-COOH metabolism in humans via trial (n=17) Urinary Excretion Profile of 11-Nor-9-Carboxy-delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THCCOOH) Following Smoked and Vaporized Cannabis Administration in Infrequent Cannabis Users May 2019
Ingestion Method: smoked/vaporized cannabis containing 0, 10, and 25 mg of THC
Urinary concentrations of THCCOOH are dissimilar after administration of smoked and vaporized cannabis, with qualitatively higher concentrations observed after vaporization. Infrequent users of cannabis may excrete relatively low concentrations of THCCOOH following acute inhalation of smoked or vaporized cannabis.
THC,THC-OH,THC-COOH metabolism in humans via experiment Minimal Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model of Intravenously and Orally Administered Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Healthy Volunteers. May 2019
Ingestion Method: oral 10, 25 and 50 mg THC, 0.1 mg/kg IV
When administered via the IV or inhalation routes, induction or inhibition of CYP2C9 should be non-contributory as the elimination of THC is dependent only on liver blood flow. THC-OH is also a high extraction ratio drug, but its hepatic clearance is significantly impacted by the hepatic diffusional barrier that impedes its access to hepatic CYP2C9. THC-COOH is glucuronidated and renally cleared; subjects homozygous for CYP2C9*3 have reduced exposure to this metabolite as a result of the polymorphism reducing THC production, the hepatic diffusional barrier impeding egress from the hepatocyte, and increased renal clearance.