It’s no secret that weed is getting stronger. Decades of cultivation innovations and new breeding techniques have undoubtedly turned our grandparent’s weed from the ’70s into extremely potent pot.
However, not all marijuana will knock you off your feet, and that’s the way many prefer it—leading to a significant increase in the popularity of low-THC and high-CBD strains.
That’s not to say that the majority of today’s dispensary strains aren’t super strong. According to lab results from last year’s High Times Cannabis Cups, award-winning flowers are consistently hitting around 30 percent THC—and that’s nothing compared to the highly potent concentrates and edibles (1,000 mg THC brownie, anyone?!?) that you can find on the market.
Poll: Potent Pot Or Not?
But now that most top-shelf strains are clocking in with THC levels at 20 percent or higher, most growers have switched their focus from producing potent pot to encompassing a full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids within their bud. As the winners of last year’s Emerald Cup proved, the best marijuana doesn’t always have the most THC. And that got us wondering: How potent do you like your pot?