Choosing cannabis products is a lot like choosing a bottle of wine. Some people know what they like and rarely try something new. Others love experiencing new strains whenever they can. Whether you want to stick to what is familiar or are a connoisseur of cannabis, understanding the different cannabis strains and their THC levels will help you the next time you visit the cannabis store. 

What Are Cannabis Strains?

Cannabis strains refers to the subtype of the plant that has been bred to enhance certain characteristics. Cannabis growers use similar techniques as other horticulturalists and farmers. They bring together specific cannabis plants in order to create a new strain that has the desired properties. This is the same technique people use to create new produce, flowers, and grains. 

Whether the specific strain has high THC levels, is more focused on CBD, helps with relaxation, or is more likely to increase euphoric feelings all has to do with how the grower bred that specific strain. This is good news for the consumer because it makes it much easier to choose cannabis products that you are likely to enjoy. It also means that your cannabis store can offer you a huge selection of products.   

Cannabis Strains and Their THC Levels

Even though the effects of THC levels in a particular flower can vary depending on your consumption method, other cannabinoids, terpenes, and your own unique body chemistry, you can still get an idea as to the potency of a particular strain from the label. 

Here are some popular cannabis strains and their THC levels:

  • Funk Master – 22.1%
  • Grower’s Choice Sativa – 16.5%
  • Indica Bud – 18.7%
  • Platinum Cake – 30.8%
  • Starwalker Kush – 22.2%

The label on each container of cannabis clearly states the THC percentage so you can easily compare. When in doubt, you can always ask one of our helpful staff members. 

Finding Your Next Favourite

Though the experiences you enjoy while using cannabis differ from person to person, understanding the THC levels in your favourite strains helps you to understand your preferences. The next time you really enjoy a particular cannabis product, take a look at the label. Make a note of the THC levels and look for different strains with similar levels to compare the next time you are in your local cannabis shop. Even though THC levels aren’t the only aspect to a good high, understanding them can certainly help you to discover what strains you love the most. 

Remember that you don’t have to be a cannabis expert to experiment and try new things. Our friendly team here at Matchbox Cannabis can help you to understand THC levels or anything else cannabis-related that you might be curious about. Whether you are a connoisseur looking for something special or new to cannabis, we are always happy to chat.