For recreational cannabis users, finding THC-dominant strains is hugely important, as it is the chemical that gets you high. Here you can browse our full list of THC-dominant cannabis strains to help you find the right one for you.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical compound that produces a euphoric high. In fact, it interacts with receptors in the brain to produce various different effects. The effects are wide ranging and depend on the individual as well as the specific cannabis strain. Amongst the most common short-term effects of THC are: elation, relaxation, sedation, pain relief, memory impairment, energy, hunger, drowsiness, increased heart rate, dry mouth, red eyes, slowed perception of time, laughter, dizziness, couchlock, and anxiety.
While THC may be responsible for getting you high, it is also being used to aid with an ever-growing list of medical conditions including PTSD, chronic pain, insomnia, nausea, inflammation, migraines, cancer, ADHD, appetite loss, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and sleep apnoea.
The THC levels in cannabis vary greatly and it is always a good idea for beginner users to start with lower levels and then work their way up. There are strains with less than 10% THC and some that have close to 30% or even above.