CANNABIS CULTURE – Today’s weed market is saturated with many high quality strains rich in the cannabinoid THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.
THC is credited with causing the euphoric high reported by cannabis users. However, recent studies suggest that THC also offers its own unique medicinal benefits, and is particularly efficient in assisting with the management of pain, PTSD and glaucoma, as well as many other ailments.
Cannabis Culture has compiled a list of strains with high levels of THC:
2007 Winner of High Times Magazine “Strain of the Year” award, Satori boasts a THC content of 28%. This indica/sativa hybrid has a diverse range of medicinal benefits, and is especially useful in managing the symptoms of depression, fatigue and restless leg syndrome. Smokers of Satori can expect to enjoy a delicious honey flavour and a refreshing and creative high.
Tutankhamun is named for the Egyptian pharaoh better known as King Tut, and has a THC levels ranging from an impressive 22% to a legendary 33%. Often used to combat anxiety and depression, Tutankhamun is also helpful for alleviating pain and glaucoma. It has a characteristic skunky taste and smell, and is best suited for daytime use.
3) Tahoe OG
Not to be confused with Tahoe OG Kush, Tahoe OG is the product of breeder Swerve and offers a THC content ranging from 15% up to 20.84% depending on grow conditions. Called insomnia’s worst nightmare, users report that Tahoe OG is an excellent sleep aid, and also works well for pain management and appetite stimulation. It is recommended to smoke Tahoe OG at night, when bedtime is in sight.
Developed by Serious Seeds in 1992, AK-47 is consider an original-G of the cannabis strain scene. With a THC levels reaching 20%, AK-47 boosts creativity, induces peaceful euphoria and alleviates depression and other mood disorders. AK-47 has beautiful white and sticky buds, and has a smooth and earthy flavour.
Clocking in with a THC level of 24%, this is just one of the many reasons to fall in love with this boutique strain. Like its namesake, LSD gives its smoker a psychedelic head high that can only be described as euphoric. LSD is a popular choice for those seeking to treat body aches, anxiety, general stress and gastrointestinal disorders.
6) Bruce Banner #3
With almost instant effect, Bruce Banner #3 smokers won’t have to wait long to be hit with the quality of high you get from 28% THC. Because of its fast-acting effect, it is often prescribed to help patients alleviate pain quickly. Bruce Banner #3 is also useful in the treatment of anxiety, ADD/ADHD and Bipolar disorders. In 2013, Bruce Banner #3 earned the distinction of being the most potent strain ever tested in the history of the High Times Cannabis Cup, earning 1st place for Colorado dispensary chain Strainwise.