The Stronger the better some say….what do you think?
If you’ve been following the cannabis industry over the last few years, you’ll know that there has been a dramatic increase in potency. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at why this is and what it means for the future of cannabis.
There are a few reasons why cannabis potency has increased so dramatically.
- First, growers have been able to perfect their cultivation techniques. They’ve been able to create strains that are more potent than ever before.
- Second, the legalization of cannabis has allowed for more research and development. This has led to a better understanding of how to increase potency.
- And lastly, new extraction methods have been developed that allow for a higher concentration of THC in concentrates and oils.
So what does this all mean?
Well, first and foremost, it means that cannabis is more effective than ever before. If you’re using cannabis for medical purposes, you’ll be able to get the relief you need with a smaller dose. And if you’re using it for recreational purposes, you’ll be able to get a more intense high. This saves you money as you don’t have to smoke as much to get the same feeling.
Cannabis back in the 80’s was like around 11 to 15 % THC. Now you can get strains that top 35 to 40% THC! That does not include concentrates as those can be as high as 90 % THC.
Of course, there are some drawbacks to this increase in potency. Namely, it’s easier to overdo it. If you’re not careful, you could find yourself in a bad place. That’s why it’s important to start slow and increase your dose gradually.
Overdoing it is not a fun trip, and take it from experience, it feels like shit. What got me out of it was eating and taking a nap. Afterwards I felt a lot better. But I learned a lesson, don’t take multiple dabs after cleansing for 60 days…lol.
All in all, the increase in cannabis potency is a good thing. It means that the plant is more effective and more people can benefit from its use. Just be sure to use it responsibly and start slow.
Now that we’ve looked at why cannabis potency has increased, let’s take a look at what this means for the future of the plant. First and foremost, it’s likely that growers will continue to perfect their cultivation techniques.
This will lead to even more potent strains of cannabis. And as more research is conducted, we’ll continue to learn more about how to increase potency. Additionally, new extraction methods will be developed that allow for an even higher concentration of THC.
Decreasing the THC and Increasing other things…
Growers are also decreasing the THC content to breed plants that contain more CBD, CBN, and other cannabinoids. This is being done in response to the increasing demand for these compounds. And as more people learn about the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids, it’s likely that demand will continue to increase.
Less THC is also good for new people trying cannabis for the first time. They can consume it and not worry about over doing it and getting too high.
So what does this mean for the future of cannabis? It’s hard to say. But one thing is for sure, the pot you smoked in high school is not the same pot that’s being sold today. It’s more potent, and it contains a wider variety of cannabinoids.
As our understanding of cannabis continues to grow, we’ll likely see even more changes in the years to come.
More to come…
Cannabis has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. But it wasn’t until recently that science started to catch up and confirm what many people already knew: cannabis is an incredibly powerful medicine. And as our understanding of cannabis grows, so does its potential as a medicine.
Today, there are dozens of cannabinoids isolated from the cannabis plant. And each one of these cannabinoids has its own unique medicinal properties. Some cannabinoids are good for pain, others for inflammation, and others for anxiety. As our understanding of cannabis grows, we’re likely to find even more uses for this incredible plant.
So what does the future hold for cannabis? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure, the plant is only going to get more potent and more popular.
Do you think that the increase in cannabis potency is a good thing? Why or why not? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below… Thanks for reading!