THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most well-known cannabinoid in cannabis. It's famous for its psychoactive effects, and many cannabis users assume that a strain with a higher percentage of THC will always be stronger and have more intense psychoactive effects. But does more THC really mean stronger effects? In this article, we'll explore the answer to this question and more. The THC percentage is often considered to be the potency or strength of a cannabis strain.
But THC doesn't work like many other psychoactive substances. While it's natural to assume that a higher level of THC would lead to a higher level of impairment, this is simply not the case. With a high THC bloom, more THC enters the bloodstream with each puff, making these effects appear faster and more ferociously. In a nutshell, if you like the high THC flower, then the high THC flower gets the job done faster and easier.
Medical patients may also prefer flowers with a high THC content for this reason. There is no definition of high THC content in a strain, but experts generally agree that anything greater than 20% is considered high potency. The average marijuana strain contains between 5 and 15% THC. A product with a high THC content exceeds the average THC content of 15% of most cannabis products.
More than 25% THC would be classified as very high THC, and extracts can contain 50% or even up to 90% THC. The active component of marijuana that people consider so desirable was not really known until the 1960s, when a research team in Israel discovered that after injecting THC into aggressive rhesus monkeys, they calmed down and calmed down. THC percentage is the official measure of potency in the cannabis industry because, and ONLY because, there is no better metric yet. While THC will affect you cognitively, the experience of how “high” you are or how you feel is the product of other factors related to the variety of cannabis you use. The most potent strains come from plants with high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and low levels of cannabidiol (CBD) or vice versa. Unfortunately, for people who suffer from paranoia and avoid flowers with high THC content or strains with high THC content, this presents a problem. If a budtender presents you with an option that has a higher THC percentage than you normally prefer, trust their judgment.
THC interacts with your body's unique endocannabinoid system differently depending on which of these other compounds it combines with. A strain being tested at the lower end, maybe around 12 to 18%, can make you feel as strong as a strain with 32% total THC on the label. Studies comparing the performance of people who used cannabis strains with lower THC to people who used cannabis strains with higher THC found that their level of impairment was essentially the same. For example, strains with a more balanced THC to CBD ratio tend to have much milder psychoactive effects. Ideally, this would be less than 10%, since there is no good research on concentrations above this for any medical condition and there is significant literature on the negative effects of high-potency THC.
In conclusion, it's important to remember that more isn't always better when it comes to cannabis. The amount of THC in your strain doesn't necessarily determine how strong your experience will be - it's just one factor among many.