Cannabis 101

Power In Potency: The Truth About High Vs. Low THC

By Naomi C. Abrams

There is a pervasive myth throughout the cannabis community that needs to be put to rest. 

Many people mistakenly believe that high THC cannabis will make you feel more medicated, and that is not always the case. THC is not the only factor that determines the potency of the strain, and it is not always the best way to judge how strong the effects of the flower will be. 

Did you know that some of the most potent strains often have a THC percentage of only 10% – 15%? 

Patients are often surprised to find that they feel more substantial effects from the lower THC products than they do with strains labeled with higher percentages. 

To understand what causes different strains to carry different potencies, you have to look beyond the THC percentage and into the makeup of the actual plant. 

Read on to find out what is responsible for the difference in cannabis strain strengths. 

 

What Determines A Cannabis Plant’s Potency? 

THC is not the only factor that affects the potency levels of the strain. 

The cannabis plant is a complicated one, and it contains several compounds that contribute to its effects. 

THC combines with terpenes and cannabinoids to create the specific overall effect of the plant. 

Terpenes are one compound within marijuana that helps determine how the strain will make you feel. These important molecules decide the aroma and flavor of the flower. They work with the plant’s other molecules, yielding a synergistic effect (known as the “entourage effect”). 

It is often the terpenes that determine the effects a plant is known for, such as the terpene myrcene being praised for its relaxing and anxiety-reducing effects

There are also many cannabinoids in marijuana, each with different levels of psychoactivity. They can affect the way the strain’s THC reacts with your brain. 

 

Which THC Cannabis Strain Is Right For Me?

A favored Fluent strain that tends to be lower in THC while still producing potent and desired effects is Atlas.

Derived from the popular landrace Sativa Durban Poison, this strain provides a burst of energy coupled with pain relief and appetite suppression. It is ideal for those looking for a focused and functional feeling.

If you still want to stick with a high THC strain that will make you feel great, Fluent has you covered. 

One of our popular strains, Odra, comes from the beloved OG Kush

Yielding higher average THC percentages, it’s a favorite among patients seeking pain relief, creativity, and a mellow mood. 

Odra is a hybrid that carries an earthy aroma with notes of citrus, skunk, and spice. It combines full-body relaxation with a slight cerebral uplift. It is perfect for a chill evening with friends and goes well combined with activities like creating, painting, and crafting. 

 

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