It was difficult buying marijuana back in the days when all it took was to buy from random dealers on our university campus.
- Even if you were close friends with someone who was selling cannabis, there was certainly no definitive way to guess the quality of a certain batch of weed unless you smoked it.
I have l received in the medical marijuana world that you can grow a batch of cannabis flower buds with lots of terpenes but honestly low THC levels. The result is a flavorful smoke from an aromatic batch of marijuana. However, the effects are not going to be as intense as it is with cannabis with high THC content. You’re not going to take a few hits and get affected so much that you are wondering if you accidentally took a psychedelic instead. But for multiple people seeking medical benefits from the plant, this is exactly what they’re trying to avoid. They don’t want to get stupidly intoxicated by the cannabis they consume. Instead, many want a measured dose that gives them the level of effects that they have grown to love and appreciate. That’s why it’s better to focus on terpenes when you’re growing cannabis flower products instead of the end THC content. Don’t get me wrong here but I’d rather have cannabis with THC levels of at least 20% each time. However, once it gets to over 25% I think I would prefer to get the diminishing returns. Some of the best batches of cannabis that I have ever smoked were around 17% THC. Terpene levels were at least 3% which is still high. Many people make the mistake of being fixated on THC levels instead of the terpenes inside and the ratios in which you find them in.