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How Much THC Is in Weed?

How Much THC Is in Weed?

Prior to the 1990s, THC concentration in typical marijuana strains was significantly lower than it is today. The THC levels in regular marijuana strains were around 4% in the 90s. Between 1995 and 2015, the amount rose by 212%. Most likely, if you look at any current cannabis THC content chart, you would find that typical dispensary strains have THC levels around 22% or higher.

When it comes to moving products on the legal recreational market, there seem to be two numbers that matter: the list price and THC concentration. Cannabis flowers with THC concentrations of 25% and above are very prevalent at dispensaries. Higher-THC cannabis will sell out quickly while lower-percentage cannabis will not sell well.

Cannabis plants with a high THC content are considered to have stronger psychoactive effects and are useful for increasing appetite, decreasing inflammation, reducing nausea, helping muscle control problems, and reducing pain.

Sativa strains

Sativa strains have a greater THC content and a lesser CBD percentage. They are more suited to daytime usage since they tend to provide a stimulating or invigorating effect. People utilize them to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as depression, pain, and tiredness.

Lemon Meringue

This Sativa with an uplifting effect has a THC content of around 21 percent.

Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha, a popular Sativa strain that makes people feel happy and giggly, has 21 percent THC.


Those wanting to feel happy and calm prefer the Hawaiian strain, which has a THC concentration of 22 percent.


Thai is a popular cannabis strain with a THC concentration of 22 percent that is said to make you feel uplifted and concentrated.

Silver Haze

The powerful silver Haze has a THC content of 23 percent. This strain gets its moniker from the amount of glistening THC glands on the buds, which are plentiful.

Memory Loss

The name implies strong mental effects due to its THC content of 26 to 31 percent.

Indica strains

Indica strains generally have more CBD than THC, so you won’t find as many pure Indica strains with high THC contents. The Indica strains are renowned for their sedative qualities, making them ideal for nighttime usage helping those with sleep problems, pain, nausea, and lack of appetite.

Kosher Kush

Kosher Kush has 21 percent THC and promotes pain relief and relaxation.

Triangle Kush

Triangle Kush has 23 percent THC and is popular for boosting creativity.

Hybrid strains

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Hybrids are the result of crossbreeding Sativa and Indica strains, resulting in what may be considered to be the best of both worlds.

Death Star

This strain has a THC content of 21 percent. Its effects include relaxation and euphoria.

Ghost OG

It has a THC content of up to 23 percent and is sought out by people looking for a middle ground between mental and physical effects.

GMO Cookies

This strong strain has up to 24 percent THC with a strong sedative effect.

White Tahoe Cookies

White Tahoe Cookies strain contains about 23 percent THC.

Banana OG

This hybrid also has 23 percent THC.

Lemon Kush

Lemon Kush is half-Sativa and half-India with about 22 percent THC.

Gorilla Glue

This 50-50 hybrid has 23 percent THC with fast and longer-lasting effects than other strains.

The White

The White is a strong Indica-dominant hybrid with 23 percent THC.

Bruce Banner

This strain has around 25 percent THC, with hard and fast effects of euphoria and creativity boost.

Is Higher THC Better?

Despite the popular belief that the higher percentage of THC, the better the cannabis is, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry by the University of Colorado and carried out with samples from 2014-2017, THC content has nothing to do with how potent the marijuana is.

Participants in the study were assigned varying amounts of THC in the forms of concentration and flowers, and they said they experienced comparable levels of “highness” as well as balance and cognitive impairment.

The psychoactive components in cannabis that make people feel high might be many more than just THC numbers.

When obtaining cannabis, you need to be knowledgeable about the various strains’ effects in order to achieve certain results like pain alleviation or improved creative productivity rather than focusing solely on THC concentration.

Lesley Murr
Lesley Murr
Lesley R. Murr, American vegan activist and writer, travels throughout Southeast Asia exploring vegan cuisine and eco-friendly product producers. She blogs about vegan health, recipes, and products. Her passion for animals guides her writings, and she's currently based out of Belmont, California.


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