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THCV Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 18 September 2021 in Canna Blog

Maybe you’ve heard of a nifty lil’ cannabinoid called THCV.  Perhaps it was from your cool smoker buddy who always is up on the newest type of dab, extract, edible, and exotic flower there is to offer.  Maybe it was from your crazy uncle Eddie at the family reunion while he was smoking a doobie of high THCV flower at the same time shouting at his overgrown rottweiler to get off the table and eating the snack platter that Gamgams put out for everyone to munch on.  Or, perhaps you’ve never heard of it at all and have no idea what you’re reading about and this article is going to go into. 

If so, then check out our helpful and informative blog about THCV Edibles.

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THCV – What Is It?

THCV is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. THCV is a cannabinoid.  THC and CBD are also cannabinoids.  While it is similar in chemical structure to THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the effects it can have on the body are much different.  THCV has a less psychoactive release in the brain than THC.  People who use THCV report having more energy, less appetite, and feeling less lethargic than consuming something with higher THC.  This is because the way our bodies are able to process cannabinoids is through our own Endocannabinoid system or (ECS). 

THCV, THC, and CBD all innervate with receptors in the ECS differently which produces the different reactions we have to consume them.  The ECS helps to regulate our physical and mental well-being, appetites, sleep schedules, and even hormones can be affected.

This article is going to walk through some of the top strains that have higher than average levels compared to other strains.  

Where Is THCV Found?

The origins of high THCV strains can be traced back to some OG landrace strains in Africa and surrounding areas. 

These strains are Sativa dominant and usually average at around 15%-23% THC as well. 

Sativas are known for giving more of a creative head high rather than a lethargic couch-lock that people associate with Indicas. 

People began to notice the differences between smoking different strains and started to seek out sources of the different types of highs.  Sativas became known as "the daytime smoke" because as many people say, it gives them energy, makes them feel more creative, and can do the opposite of munchies and help to curb an appetite.

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Popular THCV Strains

Durban Poison

This is probably the most well-known strain on the list, or at least it was to us.  This strain is super Sativa dominant.  It is popular for a nice afternoon bong snap.  It gives off creativity and energy as for its main side effects.  It puts out a sweet and earthy aroma when smoked. Artists favor this strain for its highly Sativa effects.  It is usually round and chunky in bud structure and covered in trichomes giving it that frosty sugar-coated look.  This strain is one of our favorites down here at Cannasaver.

Pineapple Purps

Pineapple Purps is a strain that has grown in popularity over recent years. This strain has an average of 3:1 THC to THCV giving it highly psychoactive properties.  It has a sweet aroma that smells fruity and gives off a pineapple essence.  When smoked it tastes like sweet berry wine. It gives uplifting energetic effects when smoked and leaves you feeling with a head in the clouds high with bursts of energy.  This high THCV strain is used medically to treat anxiety, appetite loss, and mild cases of depression.  It possesses dark green leaves, slightly purple hairs, and is frosty with trichomes giving it a beautiful look and an even better smoke.

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Power Plant

Power Plant is another African Sativa strain on our list.  This popular strain is a hybrid of Sativa and Indica with a split of around 65% Sativa and 35% Indica.   It has a higher than average amount of CBD making it a perfect blend of all different types of effects.  It will give you energy and also relax you.  Power Plant has light green leaves and a nice rich dusting of trichomes on the outer leaves.  This gives it a sweet and earthy aroma that tastes a bit like limes.  It’s known to give a clear-headed high with lots of energy.  

Red Congolese

With more people smoking cannabis now that it is recreationally legal in many states and medically legal in most of the states in the country, nonpsychoactive strains are at the top of people’s to-try lists.  This stain is no exception to that.  Red Congolese is a strain that gained popularity in California.  When grown it has an Indica like bushy structure but possesses the uplifting creative effects of a chronic Sativa.  It also has uplifting and creative effects when smoked or consumed.  It promotes mental clarity and has been used to help treat Alzheimer’s with promising results shown in this study.  This is a popular afternoon or wake-and-bake smoke for many people that struggle with nausea or tension.  

Doug’s Varin

This unique strain is known to suppress appetite due to its high levels of THCV.  It has been selectively bred over generations to gain the highly Sativa effects it gives.  It averages around 19% THC when tested.  It is a pure Sativa and boy does it smoke like one. Doug’s Varin gives off a piney, earthy smell.  It tastes like sweet citrus when smoked.  It usually flowers in 8-9 weeks making it a great choice for both indoor and outdoor growers. Along with appetite suppression, Doug’s Varin also is used to treat depression, muscle spasms, and stress. 

Thanks for checking out our blog on THCV weed strains. 

We hope you’ll go check out some of these strains at your local favorite dispensary soon!

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Fall Weed Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Sunday, 31 October 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

Well, hello again boys and girls. 

As Halloween has slipped right on past us, we arrive briskly at yet another colorful late autumn season. 

Holiday feelers are most certainly in the air, can you feel them? 

Smell them? Taste them? What if we could smoke them?

As the holiday stoners that we are, we have to celebrate robustly! 

After all, what’s the fun in smoking without a theme? Exactly.

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Marijuana Strains With That Fall Feeling

Let’s take off our Halloween costumes and look at some strains we absolutely believe will slip you into the fall season just like that pumpkin spice latte you had earlier. Admit it!

Here are our favorite fall weed strains.

Apples N Cream

Just like sipping on a warm cup of apple cider or biting into a piece of that holiday apple pie, Apples N Creme is a strain that could be deemed a dessert itself. 

With genetics from strains like Acapulco Gold, Grape Pie, and Fruity Pebbles OG, Apples N Cream will fill you with warmth.

A whiff from this strain is known to have apple/grape, creme, cinnamon, and pine notes.

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Cherry Pie

Another lil’ sweetie pie of a strain, or should I say, Cherry Pie of a strain. 

Cherry Pie is a tasty cross of Durbin Poison and Granddaddy Purp. The combination of the two makes a 70/30 hybrid that is creative and relaxing at once. You’ll feel great for social gatherings which is perfect for your holiday needs. 

The high from Cherry Pie usually lasts for 3+ hours and will have you singing the song by Warrant the entire time.

DogWalker OG

This one is great for, you guessed it, taking your dogs for walks with or walks in general. 

It has a little bit of “pep” in it.
With an interesting name, DogWalker OG has a typical skunk smell and earthy classic taste. The cross is between Albert Walker and Chemdawg. 

The high feels tingly with a warm spread of euphoria. Making this strain perfect for activity on crisp, don’t-want-to-leave-the-bed fall mornings.

Ewok

Ah, yes. Everyone’s favorite little Star Wars Teddy bear. These little guys are adorable. 

Well, this warm and cuddly hybrid provides the perfect mix of easy-going vibes and buzzes of euphoria in your head. As the high progresses, Ewok will transition you slowly to more of a couch-lock high.

Gotta rake some leaves? Have a sesh on this strain, feel the buzz, get some work done, then relax as the hybrid does its thang.

Ewok is the cross between Alien Kush and Tahoe OG. This strain is known to allow tranquility to flow in your body easing any aches/pains you may have in your body. This makes this strain also perfect to combat anxiety, depression, and PTSD. 

Golden Ticket

I’ve got the Golden Ticket *Flute whistles*

Quite the strain name, eh? Must be good. 

This Golden Ticket is an evenly-split 50/50 hybrid with citrusy flavors and “skunky” smells. 

This strain is known to raise levels of creativity and will leave you floating in euphoria even on the coldest of autumn days. 

Jack Frost

Reminding us that winter is right around the corner by name, Jack Frost is a perfect strain for staying productive and funky inside.

As a descendant of Jack Herer, White Widow, and Northern Lights; expect nothing but the best. The delightfully tasting buds produce euphoria, energy, and inspiration for hours. 

Topped off with some ice-cold, trichome buds; Jack Frost will keep you going even if the weather out there is frightful.

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Marshmallow OG

Time to get the cocoa brewing, Marshmallow OG is here to help sweeten your fall season. 

With lineage crossed between Bubblegum and OG Kush, how could you have ever gone wrong?

With sweet/nutty tastes, Marshmallow OG has sweet smells to back its namesake. This strain is mostly indica dominant with relaxing/happy effects with some munchies on the side. So make sure you have some actual marshmallows as well. 

Pairs well with those yams that your g-maw always makes during Thanksgiving.

Purple Punch

With all the food, we are going to need something to wash it down with. 

Why not with some Purple Punch.

Purple Punch is a 90% indica strain with THC levels of 25%. The two combined make for a high that is pretty darn stoney and incredibly comfortable. 

Though, maybe not for the newbies.

Vanilla Kush

When you’ve got things being baked, vanilla is essential. This season, give Vanilla Kush a try. 

A crisp cross of Afghani Kush and Hash Plant, Vanilla Kush has sweet flavors and “skunky” smells. Vanilla Kush is known to arouse, lift spirits, and allow users to fly with euphoria. 

On top of it all, Vanilla Kush typically clocks in at higher THC percentages. Give it a try!

White Buffalo

As a pioneer on the prairie, you are in search of your white buffalo, the rare find. 

White Buffalo is oftentimes hard to find strain. 

White Buffalo is a floral/earthy bud. 

The strain is an almost pure euphoric trance with a tornado of energy and delight. 

Maybe the perfect strain just before Black Friday.

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