When it comes to selecting a cannabis strain, many people mistakenly believe that the higher the THC content, the stronger the effects. While it's true that more THC enters the bloodstream with each inhalation of a flower that is high in THC, this isn't always the best way to judge how strong the effects will be. In fact, THC isn't the only factor that determines the strength of a strain. Studies have shown that the percentage of THC is not always an accurate indicator of how strong the effects will be.
For example, a cannabis strain with 30% THC will not necessarily have twice as many cognitive impairment effects as a strain with 15% THC. This is because THC isn't solely responsible for creating the experience. CBD also plays an important role in determining how strong the effects will be. CBD tends to soften the effects of THC, and studies have shown that people who consumed cannabis strains with a low THC content had essentially the same level of deterioration as those who used cannabis strains with a higher THC content.
Recent research conducted by the University of Colorado and published in JAMA Psychiatry also found that THC content is a poor indicator of potency. This means that when it comes to choosing a cannabis strain, it's important to look at more than just the THC content. It's also important to consider other factors such as terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids. These compounds all work together to create the experience, and they can have different effects depending on their combination and concentration.
So while it's true that higher THC content can make you feel more medicated faster and easier, it's not always the best way to judge how strong the effects will be. It's important to look at all of the compounds in a cannabis strain in order to get an accurate picture of its potency.