Last Updated on 4 weeks by Plain Jane
A lot of publications demonize THC simply because of its psychoactive effects. But according to studies, the cannabinoid offers effects that can help support your wellness just as profoundly as CBD and the rest of the gang.
In fact, some studies even show that the precursor for THC called THCA may convert to various other cannabinoids like CBN, which in turn help produce the effects that hemp is known for. So if you really want to make the most of that entourage effect, you might want to consider these top 5 best high THC hemp strains.
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Considered a hemp strain classic, ACDC boasts a high CBD-THC ratio that makes it a hot pick for users in search of dynamic effects. Maxing out the legal limit for THC content, this particular choice’s chemistry changes with UV exposure. Under controlled conditions, THCA converts to CBNA which in turn becomes CBN.
Why should you care about these complicated transitions? Simple — CBN is one of the primary cannabinoids responsible for the calming, soothing, and sleepy effects associated with hemp. With more THCA, you get more CBNA, and thus more CBN. So in the end, ACDC delivers a relaxed encounter that soothes the entire system.
More than that, ACDC has gained momentous popularity because of its benefits against physical discomfort. The powerful strain effectively soothes the body against aches and soreness, leaving you feeling refreshed and empowered at the end of its long-lasting effects.
Sour Space Candy
Visit any vendor, and you’re likely to find Sour Space Candy somewhere on their shelves. This prolific strain maintains relevance in part because of its sheer presence. Widely available, Sour Space Candy has become a go-to for customers who don’t like change and prefer using the same strain over and over.
Combining the genetics of Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry, Sour Space Candy touts a flavor profile that doesn’t disappoint. Citrusy and slightly sweet, Sour Space Candy’s main flavor can be described as painfully sour. The thick plumes produced by the strain creep insidiously down the throat and leave slight irritation.
In terms of effects, Sour Space Candy leans towards the Indica side, soothing and relaxing its user after a dose. The gentle crescendo of effects gradually works you to total body surrender as the strain clouds your mind with pleasant daydreams and colorful, fanciful thoughts.
A favorite among purists, Critical Mass marries the genetics of the Afghani landrace and Sunk #1, which is essentially the crossbreed of three different OG landraces. With that, Critical Mass has become a highly sought-after legendary cultivar that demonstrates the power of keeping things as close to nature as possible.
Part of Critical Mass’s popularity comes from its close relation to other hall of Famers like Red Diesel and Pink Kush. With its iconic genetics, Critical Mass touts a high THC-CBD ratio, making it an ideal choice for consumers who want to experience the fullness of THC — without violating any laws, of course.
It’s tough to perfectly encapsulate the effects of Critical Mass, but most users describe it to be energetic, creative, uplifted, and hungry. Although you probably won’t be in the mood to party after a Critical Mass dose, you may feel particularly energized and cognitively stimulated.
With the fresh flavors of apple pie infused into the Milk Bone smoke, it’s tough to lay off a freshly lit joint. But watch out — Milk Bone’s effects have a tendency to creep up on you. The variety’s chemistry lays low for those first few minutes, fooling neophytes into thinking they can take more.
But after those first thirty minutes or so, Milk-Bone abruptly manifests its power, easily overwhelming the uninitiated. And because it’s exceptionally energetic and awakening, taking too much Milk Bone can result in an uncomfortable episode of jitters and racing thoughts.
At just the right doses, Milk-Bone can produce happy, giggly, talkative effects. For this reason, the cultivar has become a favorite among users looking for smoke courage to bolster their resolve to face social situations that would otherwise be too stressful to take.
A cross between Afghani and Thai, Northern Lights boasts unadulterated chemistry that demonstrates the sheer strength and force of Mother Nature’s design. This variety does away with the fancy cultivating techniques, the psychedelic names, and even the dreamy descriptions that hope to spark public interest.
Heck, even at a glance, Northern Lights might not look too interesting besides all of the other colorful varieties available in store. Its dull green and brown nugs lack the dynamic colorways and bag appeal of the cultivars of today. But when it comes to cannabinoid content, Northern Lights takes the cake.
After a dose of Northern Lights, the first thing you’re likely to feel is an overwhelming sense of cognitive silence. As the strain silences your mind, it incapacitates the body and places your system in an overpowering episode of couch lock. At its peak, Northern Lights may make you feel sleepy and hungry, right before you conk out.
Tips for Choosing a High THC Hemp Strain
It’s easy to claim to sell a high THC hemp strain. But how can you make sure that a vendor actually walks the talk? Well, it’s pretty simple. To guarantee that you’re not walking into some intricate marketing trap, here are some pointers to take with you the next time you go shopping for hemp flowers:
- Check the certificates of analysis – Every vendor today should offer third-party lab reports. These documents detail the chemistry of every batch and tell you everything you need to know about purity and potency.
- Look into customer feedback – What do past buyers have to say? A vendor with quality products should have sufficient reviews from real customers who feel inclined to share the good news about their experiences with the brand. If they have nothing to show in terms of customer feedback, take it as a red flag.
- Trust only the worthy – Good quality hemp isn’t always cheap. While some deals might seem too good to be true, you ultimately get what you pay for. Do a quick background check on your chosen vendor before you decide to push through with a transaction. Plus, you may want to steer clear of brands that have zero reputations.
It’s Not All That Bad
While most articles and write-ups put THC in a bad light, it’s yet another important cannabinoid with a role to play. Plus, at law-abiding levels, THC can cause zero negative effects. In fact, some studies even suggest that high THC hemp strains produce a stronger entourage effect than others.
So if you truly want to experience hemp in all of its glory, it’s high time you give these high THC hemp strains a shot. Not only should they change the way you enjoy hemp, but they can also help you appreciate THC for what it really is.