There are over 400 chemical compounds in marijuana;
80 of which are active, but only 1 of those compounds (THC) is psycho-active.
Similarly, other “drugs” like alcohol and tobacco,
can also change your mood, your consciousness and your thoughts.
There are many methods to consume marijuana and NOT get “high”;
in order to get “high” from marijuana, you must alter the naturally occurring compound THC-A,
and turn it into THC by heating it or by burning it.
Many consumers do not want to get “high”,
they just want the medicinal benefits from marijuana
and they are indeed able to enjoy those benefits without experiencing the “high”