There is a vast selection of high THC strains available to the cannabis consumer today. It can be very difficult, even overwhelming, to find the right one for your particular medical condition.
There are numerous reasons why people use high THC strain cannabis. Many use it so they can relax and de-stress. Others want to be stimulated so they can become creative and have a clear and open mind. Then there is the most important reason of all which is for medical/therapeutic purposes.
What is THC?
One of the many ingredients present in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC). It is the active drug that gives you a ‘high’ feeling and is one of the oldest hallucinogens used by people all over the world.
There are about sixty chemicals in a marijuana plant which can be identified as psychoactive. THC and CBD (cannabidiol) are amongst all the two that are recognised as the most powerful and effective.
Some evidence indicates that CBD counteracts or dilutes the effects of THC in some way. So, if you are considering using high THC strains then you should consider using strains which have a lower CBD level.
Why would you want to use high THC strains?
The higher the amount of THC in a cannabis strain, the more intense high and the more stimulating the effect will be.
High THC in a strain of cannabis can significantly increase the effects that the strain is known for. These may be effects such as creativity, euphoria, relaxation or sleepiness.
The Sativa Strains
Sativas are considered to deliver a higher degree of well being. They are also identified as “cerebral high” which means that you are experiencing a more head or mind high than a physical body high.
Sativa strains can give you a good start to your day if you feel exhausted or unmotivated. Many people who use cannabis for their fitness regime are using sativas before physical exercise. It can also make you more efficient with added energy helping you get many things done in your day.
Sativa strains will generate a intellectual high that can encourage imagination to make it an option for more creative or artistic activities like music and writing.
Some Sativas are euphoric and cheerful, increasing the user’s mood quickly, making it a preferred choice for people dealing with depression or other anxiety disorders. As a result, many patients tend to take medication during the night when physical activities are not required.
Relaxed body & strain
Indica strains will make you feel sedated or relaxed. They have a much higher level of cannabinoids than sativas. Which in turn may result in a sedated body-type kind of high.
The relaxing effects will make you very sleepy — these strains should be used only at the end of the day before you go to sleep.
Stress & Anxiety Relief
Indicas not only relax the body, they do calm the mind as well. If you’re nervous or depressed, Indicas can help to slow down your decline. So that you can finally relax.
Are High THC Strains for you?
How do you want to feel? Relaxed, uplifting, happy, or focused. Visit your local dispensary and ask questions tell them what exactly you are looking to achieve.
If you are just starting to experiment with cannabis, there are certain factors you should be aware of. You will have to educate yourself and tread carefully if you have never used marijuana. Start with low THC levels 8 to 12% is a good starting point. If you have used cannabis before and are comfortable with the levels you are currently using. Then you can slowly up your game to a higher-level THC.
There are many cannabis strains that are very powerful. Some can be too overwhelming and/or disturbing. Especially if you use a strain of that is too intense or that doesn’t meet your particular requirements and needs.
It’s important to be aware of the type of marijuana you want to use and the amount of CBD and THC what effects the strain delivers. Most importantly you have to know what exactly you are looking to get out of using high THC strains.