Why Strong Cannabis Is Not the Answer
With so many potent cannabis strains on the market, it’s easy to assume that more is better when it comes to THC. For many cannabis users though, that’s simply not the case.
Now that cannabis is legal in many states, people are coming to realize that LESS is more. The vast majority of people don’t enjoy getting completely obliterated on a daily basis. If given the choice, customers actually prefer a low-THC cannabis product, so that they can remain productive throughout the day.
For most people, cannabis products with around 5% THC are much more enjoyable. Not only that, but research is finding that low-THC cannabis is superior when it’s medicinal qualities are desired.
Why Focus on High THC Content?
Before medical marijuana and cannabis legalization was a thing, black market growers focused on growing cannabis with ever-increasing amounts of THC. The thinking was that cannabis with lots of THC provided better value to their customers.
30 or 40 years ago, the THC content of most cannabis strains averaged around 4%. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find strains with upwards of 20 and 30%. THC concentrates and edibles push the envelope even further, being capable of flooring even some of the most seasoned users.
While there is a small subset of cannabis users who enjoy the strong effects of potent cannabis strains, most people are better off buying something more akin to the cannabis of yesteryear.
It’s not just the THC content of cannabis that has changed over the years. Before the focus was on THC, cannabidiol (CBD) levels were much higher. Over time, CBD was nearly bred out of cannabis strains, resulting in what some say is an inferior product. With many potential benefits of its own, and the ability to mitigate some of the less desirable effects of THC, a higher CBD content only stands to benefit cannabis users.
Why Low-THC Cannabis Is Better
If you’re using cannabis for its medicinal or therapeutic qualities, research is finding out that low-THC cannabis may be the better option.
For starters, too much THC appears to counteract many of the benefits casual users seek. In one study, it was found that cannabis containing 5% THC was more than sufficient to provide pain relief, while minimizing the chances of negative side effects. The researchers also analyzed samples of different cannabis strains from across the U.S. and found that over 70% contained way more THC than was necessary.
This isn’t the first study to observe the benefit of low-dose THC over higher concentrations either.; Another study done at U.C. San Diego found that while lower doses of THC (between 2 and 4%) could decrease pain, higher doses (8% and up) actually made the pain worse.
Try Low-THC, High CBD Pre-Rolls Instead
Regardless of your reasoning for using cannabis, consider trying our high-CBD, low-THC cannabis pre-rolls next time.
With a THC content of between 4 and 5%, you’re getting the perfect amount of THC to enjoy the therapeutic effects of cannabis, while still being able to function throughout the day.