Consuming cannabis with high THC content is not for everyone. Out of over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The psychoactive and intoxicating effects of cannabis use are mainly due to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), is the non-active version contained in live cannabis plants. When cannabis is decarboxylated and then heated, by vaping or smoking. The acid molecule (the “A” in THCA) is discharged and the THC is activated.
This gives users the effects of THC ingestion. It also indicates that THC is still not active in cannabis in its raw/fresh form.
How Is Tetrahydrocannabinol Classified
The strength of cannabis is determined by the quantity of THC. THC is presented in milligrams (mg / g) per gram or a percentage of milligrams of cannabis per gram of cannabis. For example, when a product has a 18% THC and labelled as 180 mg/gram, it has a 180 mg THC per gram of cannabis.
The THC content of dried cannabis buds will vary from strain to strain and many times from grower to grower.
Cannabis strains with THC quantities of between 12% to 20% are classified as high THC. Anything over 20% is very high THC. This helps in guiding users as to the potency of the product they are purchasing.
Selecting the right content
High THC effects vary from user to user. When selecting a particular strain do not just consider the THC content. But take into consideration the amount you will be consuming. Take into consideration personal factors such as your age, medical history and your experience using cannabis.
Consuming small amounts of high THC will lead to relaxation, increased happiness, creativity more social interaction and an increased appetite. The consumption of large quantities of high THC strains can however produce overwhelming, and discomfort for inexperienced users.
In order to reduce the probability of unintended effects, consider starting with a low THC content such as a 1:1 THC-CBD (cannabidiol) ratio. Increasing your consumption of high THC strains gradually and in small quantities.
Our High THC Selections
These are only some of the many great high THC strains that are available at your favorite neighbourhood dispensary. We have listed some of the most popular and our favorite strains. Future similar articles we will add other strains to give our readers a greater knowledge of what’s available.
Sativa High THC Strains
Sour Diesel commonly known as “Sour D” or “Sour Deez” this dominant sativa strain has gained more and more popularity. It has a very pungent aroma thus it’s name. Sour Diesel has a high THC content well higher than most other sativa strains. This strain has made a name for itself through its uplifting effect that has been called “spiritual.” The THC and CBD contents are fairly high, measured at 18.50% and 0.80%, respectively.
At 16.25%, the high THC content of Jack Herer cannabis strain auto-flowering ranges from moderate to high. This is the perfect smoke for those days you just want to forget about stuff for a moment and kick back for a couple of hours. Just a few hits and you should find yourself in absolute relaxation, ending with a cool and refreshed mind and a bright disposition. There is very little CBD content in this strain, this version of the Jack Herer strain has an uplifting effect.
Indica High THC Strains
Bubba Kush Strain is one of the more widely known strains you can get your hands on today. This easy to moderate grow thrives both indoors and outdoors and typically completes flowering in just 9 short weeks. Bubba Kush is an Indica strain that has become famous for it’s heavy solid sedative effects. This Indica typically grows bushy plants that produce huge, dense, and sticky buds it’s high THC content, ranges from 15% to 22%.
Northern Lights Cannabis Strain normally contains about 90% Indica and 10% Sativa ratio, and has a widespread following among marijuana buffs. This strain is very popular with indoor cannabis growers, medical patients and the recreational consumer as well. Northern lights is considered to be one of the most popular Indica strains especially along the West Coast, Colorado and across Canada.
As a top strain, White Widow strain is a classic and has been around for a long time. It continues to tantalize, tempt, and daze weed lovers through its unique class of high. From its distinct scent to its lasting flavor and aftertaste, White Widow is an undisputed winner and a best seller. This is why we decided to bring it to you in the best form possible: auto-flowering feminized. We took the best so it could be made better.
If you have also heard of Girl Scout Cookies Cannabis strain – or GSC as they are usually referred to for short – chances are that you have also heard about the hype that comes with them. What you might not know is that the hype is very true. Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain are OG Kush and Durban Poison hybrid. A powerful Indica with a solid dose of Sativa genetics is the result of this mixture. Girl Scout Cookies will offer you a brain rush followed by a relaxing wave in your body.