More About Highest THC Strains
There are hundreds of marijuana strains to choose from, but picking which one to cultivate ultimately depends on your goal. If the intent is to harvest potent buds, then highest THC strains of Homegrown Cannabis Co. are suitable.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive compound responsible for euphoric effects. It is one of the many cannabinoids found in the trichomes secreted by cannabis plants.
THC can be consumed in a variety of ways - smoking and vaporizing dried buds being the most common. Once it enters the bloodstream, this compound interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the brain. Consequently, it affects mood, appetite, cognition, memory, and perception. Furthermore, it stimulates the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin to induce the coveted euphoria.
How Long Does the 'High' Last?
The duration of THC's effects largely depends on the potency of the strain and the route of administration.
For instance, when smoked or vaporized, it may take about 4 hours before the psychoactive effects of the classic Gorilla Glue #4 wear off. In general, the more potent the strain is, the longer its effects will linger.
Meanwhile, the route of administration also merits consideration if long-lasting effects are desired. There are several ways of consuming THC:
Inhalation. Vaporizing or smoking the buds are generally the most popular way of dosing cannabis. The effects hit almost instantly - usually within 15 minutes - because the THC goes straight into the bloodstream. However, the high lasts only 2 to 4 hours. It is preferred for casual use, brightening up the day with a puff or two. Also, it is suitable for medical patients who are unable to ingest food or liquids.
Ingestion. Incorporating cannabis in baked goods and smoothies is an enjoyable way of dosing. It involves decarboxylating the dried herbs before mixing it with carrier oils or butter and then to a preferred snack or beverage. Once ingested, the canna-edible would have to undergo the normal metabolic process before the THC takes effect. It could take anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes, but the high lasts to 8 hours, far longer than smoking. This method is ideal for patients seeking overnight relief from bothersome medical conditions.
Sublingual application. Another widely used method of consumption is dropping small amounts of tinctures under the tongue. The psychoactive effects become apparent after 5 to 10 minutes and can last 2 to 4 hours. It is by far the simplest way of dosing but entails enduring the tincture's bitter taste.
Benefits of THC
THC is most famous for inducing a psychotropic high, but it also shows immense potential as alternative medicine. That is because it offers various therapeutic benefits that effectively alleviate physical and mental health issues. On top of that, unlike conventional medication, THC does not exert severe adverse effects even with prolonged use.
THC is useful in alleviating the following mental health concerns:
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
THC is known to possess potent anti-depressant and anxiolytic properties. It helps manage the manifestations of mental health issues by restoring balance in the brain's neurotransmitters.
For instance, the lack of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the brain plays a vital role in the onset of depression and other mental disorders. By stimulating the production and release of these essential neurotransmitters, THC induces feelings of happiness, which then combats depression and other mood disorders.
The same principle applies to anxiety and related disorders. THC eases worries and dread by exerting anxiolytic and calming effects, thus helping patients avoid rumination and overthinking, which are essential to halting the onset of anxiety disorders. In getting rid of psychological baggage, both stress and mental fatigue noticeably dissipate, making it easier to get a good night's sleep.
Apart from providing relief from psychological disorders, THC also offers a wealth of benefits that effectively mitigate the following conditions:
One of the most useful applications of THC is for managing chronic pain and inflammation. Studies have shown it to be helpful as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. It functions the same way that NSAIDs and OTC drugs do, but without the severe adverse effects that usually accompany prolonged use of these prescription medications.
With THC, there is no need to worry about liver damage or kidney failure. Moreover, it poses as a viable alternative to opioids in managing severe pain as it is not highly addictive as opioids are.
THC also works wonders in suppressing nausea and vomiting. These antiemetic effects are invaluable for chemotherapy patients or those suffering from bulimia nervosa. More importantly, it stimulates appetite, which helps bring back the zeal for a hearty meal.
Tolerance levels pertain to how much THC an individual can tolerate before being overwhelmed by its effects. These levels vary from person to person depending on factors like frequency and method of consumption, body mass index, sex, and potency of the strain.
The high THC strains offered by Homegrown Cannabis Co. is undoubtedly not for the faint of heart. First-timers or individuals with poor tolerance to THC should opt for milder strains. Otherwise, the experience can be overbearing instead of being pleasant.
Even veterans are cautioned against dosing more than what the body could tolerate. While it is virtually impossible to overdose on THC lethally, overindulgence could lead to unpleasant side effects such as dizziness, anxiety, paranoia, or even greening out. It may be fun to push limits and challenge yourself, erring on the side of caution is always the best way to go.
Our Best High THC Strains
At Homegrown Cannabis Co., we aspire to give you nothing but the best marijuana seeds the 420 market has to offer. Our seed catalog consists of carefully curated recreational and medicinal strains that suit varying needs and preferences.
Those who consume cannabis buds to unwind and have a good time will surely love our recreational high THC strains.
Early Skunk x Rosetta Stone (fem) is a popular choice among those who value its immensely relaxing touch and high THC content of up to 22%. Meanwhile, Indica fans who seek the same relaxing effects but do not fancy waiting long for harvest time should opt for Northern Lights (fast version). It is a mostly Indica strain that sports up to 21% THC and, apart from fast flowering nature, is also inherently easy to cultivate.
On the other hand, Sativa lovers seeking an enthralling psychedelic experience will surely take delight in Zombie Death Fuck (fem). This potent Sativa has up to 23% THC and is prized for its mind-bending high. Stardawg (fem) is also a popular choice among Sativa fans given its intense cerebral buzz and up to 22% THC potency. Apart from the eye-catching appearance, this strain is also highly prized for its eclectic blend of diesel, pine, and lemony scent.
Meanwhile, for those who like potent yet balanced cerebral and physical effects, Exodus Cheese x Blue Headband (fem) is the perfect choice. This equal-split hybrid boasts of up to 20% THC as well as a stimulating and simultaneously relaxing high.
Often, medicinal strains have high CBD and minimal THC content because of patients who prefer not to get high while medicating. However, for those who do not mind soaring in clouds of euphoria while alleviating discomfort, dosing with high THC strains is the best way to go.
Jack Herer is a widely-acclaimed medicinal strain prized for its euphoric and relaxing effects that mitigate a wide variety of ailments. Given its 24% THC concentration, this Sativa-leaning hybrid effectively banishes chronic pain, anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, and a long list of other disorders.
Zkittlez is also a tasty alternative featuring 21% THC levels. Famed for its candy-like taste and aroma, this dessert strain is proof that medications do not always have to be bitter.