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Which Cannabis Strains are Highest in THC Content?

It is a difficult task pinpointing which cannabis strain is highest in THC because strains are not exact sciences. Strains can vary across sources, and new ones are developed every day. THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana responsible for the high cannabis produces. It should be noted that when people say that a particular cannabis strain is very strong, they are likely referring to  a high-THC strain. Research on marijuana has revealed that High-THC strains will produce strong psychoactive effects and may be beneficial for, reducing nausea, increasing appetite, reducing pain, decreasing inflammation and improving muscle control problems This articles looks at the strains that tend to have the most THC, broken down into three groups, depending on their effects: sativas (energetic), indicas (relaxing) and hybrids (a combination).

Sativa strains with high THC

Research has revealed that Sativas usually have higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD and tend to produce a stimulating or invigorating effect, rendering them better for daytime use. Some include:

Lemon Meringue: This  is sativa strain with close to  21 percent THC thus producing an uplifting, happy and energetic  effect and also boost creativity. Smokers tend to use it for: stress, depression, anxiety, mild headaches and fatigue

Laughing Buddha is another high THC sativa strain with a THC content of  21 percent C. Users of this strain  report that  it has the power to make you feel happy and cause giggling, even when you’re feeling depressed making it ideal for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and pain

Hawaiian is an ideal strain for those looking to feel happy and relaxed. It had a THC content of 22 percent and users report feeling equally relaxed and uplifted, creativity, energy, and euphoria. This strain is used to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as depression, pain, and fatigue

Thai is another popular strain with 22 percent THC. Users say that it associated with feeling uplifted and focused and it helps relieve, pain, including headaches, stress, depression symptoms. 

Silver Haze: Silver has a 23 percent THC content. The THC content is where this strain gets its name as this strain has a copious amount of glistening THC glands that cover the buds. Silver Haze is used for: stress, anxiety, depression, poor appetite and pain.

Indica Strains with High-THC

Research has revealed that Indica strains tend to have more CBD than THC,. As a result it is difficult finding as many pure indica strains with percentages of THC. indica strains are linked to relaxing effects that make them best for night-time use  and are typically recommended for folks dealing with:sleep issues, pain, nausea, low appetite.

Kosher Kush: Kosher Kush is an indica strain which originated as a clone-only strain in Los Angeles. It has a THC content 21 percent THC and associated with major relaxation and pain relief. This strain has a tendency to put you to sleep, explaining why people often seek it out to treat insomnia, stress anxiety and depression.

Hybrid Strains with High-THC

Hybrids are a crossbreed of sativa and indica strains, often resulting in what may be considered to be the best of both strains. However, the effects of specific hybrid strains depend on the ratio of indica to sativa, and the combination of strains that make up the hybrid. some include:

Death Star: this is an indica-dominant hybrid that with a 21 percent THC. Users report that Its effects come on slowly at first and eventually lead to a powerful state of relaxation and euphoria. Users attest to its ability to relieve: stress, anxiety symptoms, depression symptoms, depression symptoms, insomnia.

Ghost OG: For those looking for a balance between mind and body effects, this indica-dominant strain is ideal as it contains up to 23 percent THC and is sought out by people looking to manage: stress, pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety.

White Tahoe Cookies: This is another indica-dominant strain with a  23 percent THC content which  can be as high as 30 percent. This strain is used for: pain, inflammation, stress, insomnia.

Banana OG: This is yet another indica-dominant hybrid with a THC content of 23 percent THC.  This strain is referred to as a “creeper” because using too much can leave you in a major stupor before surprising you with intense munchies and sleepiness. It is used for muscle pain, poor appetite, insomnia.

Lemon Kush: This is a 50/50 hybrid stain with a THC content of 22 percent THC. It is ideal for relaxation, feeling euphoric, and boosting appetite, increased creativity, happiness, stress relief, stress, Pain insomnia, depression and anxiety.

Gorilla Glue: This is another 50/50 hybrid also called GG for legal reasons and it has a 23 percent THC. This strain is famous for its cerebral and physical effects that come on quickly and last longer than those of other strains and it used for its relaxing and sedating effect, which is helpful for stress relief, insomnia, pain, and menstrual cramps.

Bruce Banner: This strain has a THC level of around 25 percent THC and hits strong and fast, eventually settling into a state of euphoria and heightened creativity as reported by users. It’s used to relieve: stress, depression symptoms, pain

Some Important Safety Tips

For those who medicate with marijuana, especially high-THC strains, it is advisable to first start off with a low THC strain and gradually work your way up to avoid severe side effects, to consider nonsmoking methods, such as edibles or oils, to protect your lungs, avoid deep inhalation for those who smoke  and holding your breath to limit exposure to harmful by-products in the smoke, limit the  use of cannabis, especially high-THC strains, to lower the risk for long-term health risks, including addiction.