It was difficult buying marijuana back in the days when we were getting it from random youngsters on the school campus.
Even if you were close friends with someone who was selling cannabis, there was very no definitive way to know the quality of a particular batch of weed unless you smoked it.
I have recently come to know that in the medical marijuana world today, you can actually grow a batch of cannabis flower buds with lots of terpenes but very low THC levels. The result is a flavorful smoke from an aromatic batch of marijuana. However, the effects are not going to be wicked intense like cannabis with high THC content. You’re not going to take a few hits and get affected so much that you may wonder if you accidentally took a psychedelic instead. But for several people seeking medical benefits from the plant, this is exactly what they’re trying to avoid. They don’t want to be excessively intoxicated by the cannabis they consume. Instead, they want a measured dose that gives them the level of effects that they have grown to expect. 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, I’d rather have cannabis with THC levels of at least 20% each time, but after 25% I believe that I get diminishing returns. Some of the best batches of cannabis that I have ever smoked were around 17% THC, but the terpene level was at least 3% which is high. Many people mistakenly fixate on THC levels instead of the terpenes inside and the ratios in which you find them in.