Higher-THC strains are in higher demand across Canada as cannabis purchasers seek out the most potent items on the marketplace.
Typically equated with supplying “more bang for your buck,” higher-THC cannabis can, for some, supply the most intoxicating effects, even though for other folks, a higher dose is merely a recipe to fall asleep.
Under, we summarize particulars from dried flower listings readily available from legal Canadian cannabis retailers’ internet websites.
For this summary, we initial sorted dried flower listings by typical cannabinoid content material, then took a deeper appear at items with the highest typical THC content material.
Because we only looked at publicly-readily available information from legal retailers’ websites—and because retailers do not necessarily list all their readily available items online—this list is not exhaustive. You may well obtain other higher-THC items in Canada, but this is a terrific spot to start off. According to our analysis, the typical for higher-THC dried flower in Canada is 17.eight% THC.
In the Canadian marketplace, 5 producers presently supply Cold Creek Kush, a cross of THSeeds’ MK Ultra and a specialized reduce of Chemdawg. A runner-up in the 2010 Higher Occasions Cannabis Cup, Cold Creek Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid, higher in pinene, nerolidol, and beta-caryophyllene. Of the 5 producers that supply it, two post typical cannabinoid contents above 20%: Redecan and Blissco. Blissco presents the highest THC of the two in Alberta, some lots of their Cold Creek Kush include THC ranges of 22% to 29%.
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Some lots of Whistler’s organic Bubba Kush, the beloved OG Kush/West Coast Dawg cross, push to upwards of 26% THC. Dominant terpenes for Whistler’s supplying are beta-caryophyllene and nerolidol. Whistler Cannabis Co. is the only producer to supply Bubba Kush beneath its regular name. Initially Whistler’s items have been only readily available for health-related sufferers in Yukon, but they started listing in Ontario at the finish of June 2019.
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With a maximum 28% THC, and an typical of 24% THC, HEXO’s Tsunami ranks as the highest THC supplying at the SQDC in Quebec. A phenotype of Northern Lights, Tsunami is named for the cultivar’s supposedly enormous morphology and is dominant in myrcene, caryophyllene, nerolidol, limonene, and linalool. Previously, Tsunami (like all HEXO dried flower items) was not readily available in recreational markets outdoors of Quebec, but listings are now appearing in shops in Alberta.
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In Alberta, Maricann has Kade’s Kush readily available beneath their Higher Tide brand. On Alberta Cannabis, this higher-THC supplying boasts an typical of 25% THC, with the maximum finish of the variety growing to a probable 30%. Mentioned to be an OG Kush/Chem Dawg cross, Kade’s Kush is higher in nerolidol, caryophyllene and pinene. This higher-THC supplying can be discovered at other legal Alberta cannabis retailers, as well.
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Till late 2018, TerrAscend stocked an supplying named Aravelli in the BC Cannabis on the internet retailer. It boasted an typical 23.five% THC, with a maximum variety of 24.five%. Higher in limonene and described as getting fruity aromas, the listing is not longer readily available. Having said that, in TerrAscend’s health-related retailer, Aravelli is sold beneath the name Wappa, which is noted as myrcene-dominant. Ideal to strategy this producer with an open thoughts they frequently list various cultivars beneath the very same property name.
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With a THC maximum of 26%, 7ACRES’ Sensi Star has respectable THC content material across several shops, averaging from 22% to 25%, plus some CBD integrated. Higher in caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, this supplying is described as getting lemon, pepper, and fuel tastes. Bred by Paradise Seeds, Sensi Star is a star in the narrative of cannabis genetics. Lots of Canadian producers develop this cultivar, but 7ACRES’ version is specifically renowned.
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Final on the list, a further legendary cannabis cultivar bred by Paradise Seeds, and created by MedReleaf, DelaHaze presents a flavour profile that leans towards active tastes. The unique listing we talk about nowadays is from an Alberta retailer and is higher in terpinoline, myrcene, and alpha/beta pinene the vendor describes it as sweet and citrusy. Typical cannabinoid content material ranks in at a respectable 23%, with the maximum finish touching 25.77% THC.
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Note: Terpenes Not Incorporated
In addition to cannabinoids, terpene content represents an active influence on the cannabis encounter. In Canada, vendors supply terpene content material as a relative measurement, which means terpene content material is not quantified by % of mass, like cannabinoid content material is.
Terpene amounts are shown relative to the other terpenes present. From a efficiency point of view, it is superior to quantify terpene content material the very same way we do cannabinoid content material, but because terpene content material is frequently a tenth of the total cannabinoid content material, the relative measures are a superior demonstration of the cultivar’s flavour profile. That getting mentioned, the potential to navigate cannabis listings primarily based on actual terpene content material would supply customers a further important point of view on cannabis.