High THC Strains
Many cannabis lovers are curious to know what is considered a high amount of THC for a strain. With so much hype about 30%+ THC strains, you may be surprised to find out that the average THC levels of the most popular selling strains in Europe and North America are around 16%.Cannabis consumers often think that any strain with under 25% THC must be noticeably less potent than average. Yet much of the cannabis grown and consumed is on the lower end of the spectrum. A common threshold for what is considered high THC would be around 18%. Most people would be floored by smoking an 18% THC strain. However, for regular cannabis users with a high tolerance, strains with THC levels in the 20%+ range are the center of the bullseye.
What are High THC Seeds?
Cannabis seeds themselves don't contain any THC molecules but, the plants that those seeds turn into will eventually make their own THC along with other cannabinoids during the flowering stage. High THC seeds means that the seeds were bred using parents that presented above-average levels of THC. The breeding was carefully done to select only chemotypes with elevated amounts of THC and the offspring were tested to verify that the desired traits were passed down to the next generation.
The Effects of High THC Seeds
When THC enters the body and attaches itself to the cannabinoid receptors many people will experience temporary changes in sensory perception, memory, coordination, pleasure, concentration, and time awareness. Our bodies have cannabinoid receptors located in not just the brain and spinal cord but these receptors are also found in ancillary organs and tissues such as the spleen, endocrine system, reproductive organs, gastrointestinal and urinary tract. This can explain the many effects felt in the body after using cannabis. THC in large enough amounts is intoxicating though not fatal. A heavy dose of THC without the proper tolerance can produce uncomfortable side effects. For this reason, it's best to start small and work your way up until you find the right dose for you. The peak high from THC takes about 10-20 minutes to fully set in and the main effects can be felt for up to 4 hours after smoking. Edibles however are a different story. The body has to metabolize the drug through the liver first before the effects can be felt. This can take up to 1-2 hours depending on your digestion.
Almost everyone has heard a story of someone ingesting too much THC and having an intense reaction. That's why it's important to start small with cannabis edibles and wait an hour or two before deciding to dose more. Everyone's biology is different, with their unique endocannabinoid system. Different individuals may feel varying effects even when given the same amount of THC.
Why Use High THC Seeds?
Whether you are a medical or recreational user, everyone's body responds uniquely to cannabis. Some users want to feel the maximum effects of THC while ingesting only a small amount. For those with a high tolerance, it may take a stronger strain to reach the desired effects felt from cannabis. In both ways, it makes sense to use a high THC strain. You can limit your intake but still, receive the benefits of the drug.If you are interested in breeding, having a few high THC strains in your garden is a must. You can use these strains to cross with other varieties that might have lower THC but present other favorable characteristics. The resulting offspring will contain a mix of these qualities and you can selectively breed them to attain the type of strain you're looking for with the perfect balance of THC.
How to Grow High THC Seeds
High THC seeds should be germinated and propagated just the same as any other cannabis seeds. The growth stages of the plant are the same and won't change whether you're growing a high or low THC strain. The main difference comes at harvest time. During cannabis cultivation, many growers will harvest at a point determined by the trichome appearance. The precise harvest time depends on your individual taste. Some prefer to harvest early while all the trichomes are clear, for an energetic more cerebral high. Others favor a heavier stone, perhaps harvesting when they see many of the trichomes becoming amber-colored. Usually, the tendency is to harvest at some point in the middle when the trichomes are mainly cloudy or milky colored. To achieve the heaviest most narcotic type of high, some growers will leave their plants in light deprivation for 24-72 hours before chopping the plants down. Make sure to time the harvest accordingly. If the trichomes are already showing a good amount of amber coloring then it might be too late to try this. However if you catch it right before they reach peak potency, the light dep has been shown to increase THC content in some varieties.
Identify and eliminate sources of plant stress in your grow room. It’s up to you to bring out the full genetic potential of your plants by optimizing the growing conditions. Every variety has its own special environment that takes time to learn. Don't give up on a strain after the first time growing it. Let it go through several production cycles and acclimate to the conditions before fully judging them. It's ineffective to buy top-tier cannabis seeds if your grow room and techniques suffer and need improvement.
Buying High THC Seeds
Having the best cannabis seeds is a key factor to getting the highest THC levels and best potency. If using low quality cannabis seeds you will never get a quality harvest no matter how optimized your grow room is. Seed Bank carries authentic, top-shelf marijuana seeds. Our seeds come from elite cannabis genetics and are tested to ensure healthy plants with high germination success rates.
Highest THC Cannabis Seeds
THC in high amounts is intoxicating which can be useful when used as intended. However, consuming too much THC without the proper tolerance can lead to harmful or negative side effects. For this reason, when it comes to THC it is best to start low and work your way up with experience. Seed Bank carries Authentic, top-shelf marijuana seeds. Elite cannabis genetics and unique cannabis strains with extremely high Germination rates.