As the legal tolerance of cannabis products is on the rise, consumers start to explore their options in detail. Cannabis contains two main compounds: tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC, and cannabidiol, or CBD. THC has the psychoactive effects of consuming marijuana offering the high sensation. THC products are often smoked, but a wide range of products now contain THC, such as edibles, oils, capsules, tinctures, and drinks. We’ll be discussing some of the many benefits of THC, and what benefits some common THC potent cannabis strains offer.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors. This information is general in nature only. We recommend consulting a doctor for any medical issues.
Best THC Strains
To this day, Godfather OG is known as the most potent bud on the market. It is an Indica-dominant hybrid that has more than 34% THC content. Its clear origins are unknown, but some consider that it is a cross between OG Kush, Cherry Pie, and Granddaddy Purps.
Godfather OG won the High Times Cannabis Cup for the best Indica strain. When smoked, the effects commence with a strong cerebral high, resulting in a full-body euphoria, leaving the consumer calm and happy. For medical use, this strain can relieve stress and anxiety due to its strong sedative effects.
Another exceptionally powerful marijuana strain, Irish Cream was developed by Mighty Irish Seeds. It is an Indica cross between Cookies and Cream and Real McCoy, resulting in a bud with a THC content of more than 27%.
Despite its suggestive name, Irish Cream has traditional weed flavors, reminding users of fresh herbs and pine, offering a pleasant and surprising experience. Due to its potency, it is often used to relieve chronic pain, stress, and depression. The high is mostly cerebral, making the consumer sociable, happy, and relaxed. The high finishes off leaving the consumer tired and ready for sleep.
70% Indica, this bud is a cross between Strawberry Bubblegum and Crocket’s Banana Kush and it was developed by Serious Seeds. It was selected three years in a row as the High Times “Strongest Strains on Earth” list. The phenotype with the highest THC content of 31.62% was grown by Greenwolf LA and Green Country Rebellion.
Strawberry Banana comes with a delicious experience and its name perfectly describes the flavor profile. The taste is fruity and sweet, while the banana can be noticed on the exhale. The high offers a relaxed, yet focused experience. Eventually, it washes off leaving the consumer mildly sedated, suitable for restful sleep. This strain was medically proven to help with chronic pain, but also PTSD, depression, and insomnia.
The parent of many other strains on the market, Chemdawg has received many accolades during the years, including the Cannabis Cup for its 32.12% THC content. It is one of the most mysterious buds on the planet as there is almost no information about its history or genetics, but some argue that it is a cross between two Sativas from Thailand and Nepal.
Indica-dominant, Chemdawg is renowned for its strong scent that has a diesel hint. Actually, it was used to create the Sour Diesel, which is another top marijuana strain when it comes to potency.
After a few tokes, Chemdawg relaxes the user, calming down the racing mind. Research indicates that Chemdawg is great after a long day at work because of its uplifting effects. Consumers on the West Coast use this high THC strain due to its creativity benefits. It’s a favorite for many artists.
9 Pound Hammer
A strong Indica, 9 Pound Hammer is a deeply relaxing bud and has a potency that ranges between 14% and 23% THC. It has a fruity flavor with a tropical hint, reminiscent of grapes and citrus. Its name is related to its immediate effects which commence with a heavy-duty cerebral high, washing off tensed muscles and pain. The full-body high leaves the user floating and quite disoriented.
For medical cannabis patients, 9 Pounds Hammer can relieve mild or moderate stress, depression, and is used for pain management. It is a great hunger stimulant, ideal for people who lost their appetite due to medication or chemotherapy. Finally, its sedating properties are suitable to wash off worries and help fall asleep, especially in cases of people who suffer from panic, anxiety, or insomnia.
Recognized Benefits of THC
According to a study published by Harvard Health Publishing, most users in the United States consume medical marijuana for pain management. Marijuana health benefits are broad, being suitable for chronic aches, and it is safer than opiates as it is far less addictive. Furthermore, THC replaces pharmaceuticals such as Advil or Aleve, especially relevant for people who cannot take them because of kidney issues, GERD, or ulcers.
In particular, THC seems to be highly efficient in relieving multiple sclerosis pain and nerve pain more broadly. Patients have stated that marijuana allows them to resume their activities without feeling completely disengaged.
THC is used to lessen the tremors in Parkinson’s disease and alleviate symptoms of endometriosis, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, and more. People suffering from glaucoma, nausea, or struggling with weight loss use THC to help them improve their conditions.
Where to Next?
Indeed, the benefits of THC in weed cannot be overstated. As the legality of using THC products grows, more and more medical patients choose THC products instead of pharmaceuticals. THC does not have the same addiction or overdose risks as opioids and it proves to be an efficient way of relieving aches in general, with research showing a 64% decrease in average pain. Cannabis products are also used to cope with mental struggles, including stress, anxiety, and depression.