The percentage of THC refers to the amount of THC contained in your dry weight. The percentages are directly correlated with milligrams per gram. One gram of cannabis with 25% THC contains 250 milligrams of cannabis per gram. With so many different varieties available to consumers, some may wonder what happens to the different THC percentages shown in dried flowers.
THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana, and the percentage of THC in a flower is indicative of the amount of THC it contains per gram. THC is perhaps the most well-known cannabinoid in cannabis. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is famous for being responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Therefore, many cannabis users assume that a strain with a higher percentage of THC will always be more potent and have stronger psychoactive effects.
But does more THC really mean stronger effects? Generally, products with a higher percentage of THC will produce a stronger and more powerful effect. The cannabis flower usually contains around 15-25% THC. The biological limit for the percentage of THC is 35%, so it is possible to find flowers above 25% of THC, although rare. Anything above 25% can be expected to be extremely powerful.
Remember when we talked about THC percentage and weight? Well, just like a quarter of a pound at McDonald's, that number implies the total weight before cooking (or turning it on). In other words, the total THC that appears on the label doesn't reflect the amount you're going to consume. With flowers that are high in THC, more THC enters the bloodstream with each inhalation, making these effects appear faster and more ferociously. However, the THC content is not the only factor contributing to the overall potency of the product, and it can be difficult to predict how a specific product will affect you based solely on its percentage of THC.
Some people prefer to enjoy a flower with a high THC content, which makes them vibrate quickly, while others prefer varieties with a low THC content that allow them to better enjoy everything cannabis has to offer. With that in mind, it's smart to use a strain that contains as much THC as possible, since it gives you more THC and consumes less plant matter. All you have to do is take the percentage of THC, move the decimal one point to the right and now you'll know the total dose of THC per gram of dry herb. The flower with a total THC content of 17 to 20% (about 170 to 200 mg of THC per gram) is considered to be of high potency.
The way in which THC interacts synergistically with other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect” may be as important as the THC content of a flower. The THC content is undoubtedly an important factor in how cannabis can make you feel, but cannabis is much more than just THC. But if you need to know the amount of THC related to total weight, then the percentage of THC is as accurate as possible. THC binds effectively to both receptors, but some cannabinoids may change, reduce or interfere with the absorption of THC.
If you've tried varieties with a wide range of THC to CBD ratios, you've probably noticed that CBD tends to soften the effects of THC.