What Are The Numbers?
In the brand new, as well as established, cannabis markets, there will always be the ever-present inquiry by clientele and businesses into what the numbers are. At the forefront of these numerical stipulations is the THC count, or the overall measure of the psychoactive component in cannabis. Sounds like an exemplary measure of how stoned you will get, right? Not at all. There are several factors to consider when you are purchasing for retail sale, or personal, alike.
With the proliferation of medical cannabis in the early 2000s, many growers and consumer markets for medical cannabis had the rare opportunity to create exactly what they wanted, including specific effects and flavors, which did not always lead to the highest levels of THC possible. The majority of the growers tended to lean more toward loud, expressive flavor profiles that would attract the connoisseur-consumers, thus fetching higher prices in return. On the flipside, there is always the garden designed specifically for high yield results and nothing else. Now this is quite a dilemma for any market whether it is running smoothly or just working out the kinks.
When considering a cannabis option for yourself, please do some research, and potentially experimentation, before judging a beautiful flower by its cannabinoid content alone. Educate yourself on the proper moisture levels and corresponding terpene, or flavonoid chemicals, within cannabis levels if they are presented. For decades, people who have considered themselves true cannabis enthusiasts have in the same token humbly acknowledged the fact that if you are basing your decision of which cannabis flower to choose solely on the cannabinoid count, you, my good sir, are an amateur. Some of the most phenomenal examples of potent flowers literally tested no higher than fifteen percent THC! The hype these days about THC count is all too real, and it has left a noticeably bitter taste, sometimes literally, in people's mouths about the cannabis market in this state.
What appears to be happening as of recent months in the Pacific Northwest cannabis market is the awakening of true understanding of the weed-snob in all of us. The fact that people love truly satiable flavors in their bud, and desired strain-effects is not too much to ask for, and the producers in our state are striving to deliver those options every day. Some exemplary farms exist in the market, surprisingly, delivering heavy hitting THC-levels as well as retaining and maintaining great cannabis-genetics and flavors familiar to us all. Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies, alongside classics like Rapper Kush and OG Kush, are shining examples of strains in the market now that are ideal for anyone looking for the trifecta of benefits including price, terps, and cannabinoid totals. So venture out and explore the lesser-known flavors of our great state one cannabis flower at a time.