When it comes to consuming cannabis there are many routes one can choose from. There is the tried and true tradition of rolling up a joint, or maybe even cracking a “Backwoods” or “Swisher” down the middle and loading that bad boy up with some tasty, ground flower. Or maybe you’d like to try some of those “fire extracts” your buddy has been raving about. Brownies, cookies, Rice Crispy treats; sometimes it seems like more choices than someone may want to make when all you really want is to unwind after a long day and smoke some jazz cabbage. Well, fear not, friends! We here at Cannasaver are here to sift through scientific reporting and many, many smoke sessions to bring you a guide to THC potency and give you our recommendations on what we’ve been puffing on. Here’s our take on the most potent forms of THC for you big doobie dawgs out there.
If you’ve ever been to a dispensary, I’m sure you’ve seen those percentage numbers on every different strain at the counter.
The first things a lab always tests for are residual pesticides, heavy metals, or other contaminants that may have been left behind during the buds growing period.
This is fantastic for us as cannabis consumers because we know coming from a reputable source that it is clean, green weed!
The second thing a lab will test for is the potency of the cannabis, extract, or edible that the grower wants to sell.
In most cases, flowers will typically range from 15% THC to as high as 35% in some strains.
That’s some chronic weed, man.
Wax, shatter, distillate, and rosin can range from the mid-70s to mid-90s in the percentage of THC.
Blast off, baby!! These are your most potent forms of THC.
Edibles are measured a bit differently in the sense that it’s not a percentage of THC per edible, it is milligrams of THC per serving.
Just like you and I, every cannabis plant has its own set of genetics that gives it the physical characteristics and potency that it possesses.
Some strains come in with much higher and potent THC levels than others.
Here are some of our favorites:
Here's a deal for one of our favorite strains, Cherry Lime Haze - $59.99 oz of Cherry Lime Haze 20% THC
This strain is a hybrid blend of Sativa and Indica.
While it’s not one of the most potent forms of THC, it’s a great choice for a midday smoke break because it only has 20% THC levels.
It gives a great heady high and tastes great!
This is a great strain for encouraging creativity and relaxing the body.
One of our favorite stores, Herbs4you, always stocks a great mix of sativas and indicas at great prices.
Here, you can talk to a trained "bud-ologist" about the different strains they have for sale.
When it comes to weed and its potency, some have taken the method of getting a “high score” to a new level.
There are several different ways to consume weed extracts whether it be through shatter, wax, dabs, rosin, distillate, or cartridges.
All of these products tend to have a much higher level of THC than the flower your grandad used to puff on.
Wax or shatter is usually made through a hydrocarbon method of extraction giving it a very pure and clean taste. The rosin is made through a pressure and heat extraction giving it a very terpene-filled earthy taste, and the distillate and cartridges people smoke are a very convenient and tasty way to puff on the go.
Right now they have a deal on grams of extract so you can sample a few different flavors and pick your favorite.
We recommend their ever-potent Wedding Cake.
As for distillate, one of our favorite, most potent deals is from La Bodega.
They are offering two carts right now for $30. Cartridges are one of the most potent forms of THC. They’re a great way to smoke high percentage THC on the go.
They smell great, are discreet, and get you super ripped.
The edibles available today have come a long way since making a double boiler out of a mixing bowl and pot in your friend's kitchen to make some dank cannabutter. There was always the one batch of cookies that came out way stronger than anyone expected and got everyone catatonically stoned for the night. There are some great bakers out there who specialize in getting you baked.
Edible dosage is measured in milligrams per serving instead of THC percentage. In general, edibles will keep you high longer but creep up slower than taking a bong rip or smoking a joint. Your body is able to uptake the THC and cannabinoids through the digestive system giving a great body high along with the head high.
Check out our friends over at AMCH Denver for a smoking mix and match deal.
They allow you to pick 4 different edibles for $60! It's a great way to eat and get the munchies at the same time. The more you eat, the hungrier you get.
Gummies are a great way to dose out THC in manageable amounts if you need to be productive. We love to mix CBD with THC in one tasty treat. Check out Stone Dispensary for some dank deals on some dank gummies. These aren't quite the same as the old Flintstones gummies we had as kids but they do pack 50 mg of vitamin THC (not actually a vitamin, don’t come at us).
Thanks for reading our guide to the most potent forms of THC and have fun testing them out for yourselves.