THC may have developed a reputation as the cannabis family’s most prized ingredient, but the full truth isn’t so simple.
In reality, THC is just one of the cannabis family’s many beneficial molecules. Even bud that’s low in THC can be ultra-relaxing! Here’s everything you need to know about low THC cannabis, including how it’s different from the high THC stuff:
- Low THC cannabis is less-psychotropic
- Low THC cannabis is super relaxing
- Low THC cannabis is good for you
Low THC cannabis is less-psychotropic
Just to be clear, low THC cannabis is chock full of good stuff. It’s got plenty of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavones, and more!
But there’s one thing this type of cannabis lacks: THC. Cannabis must contain less than .3% THC to be considered industrial hemp.
Our cannabis’s high CBD:THC ratio means it’s less-psychotropic — you can partake of it and still be sober-minded enough to get some work done, go for a drive, or watch your kids. Some parents even report better bonding time!
Low THC cannabis is super relaxing
Low THC cannabis may not be psychotropic, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from mental effects entirely.
Contrary to what you may have heard, even cannabis that contains less than .3% THC can be quite psychoactive. Many people find that it’s comparable to a few beers or glasses of wine. It’s great for getting through a stressful workday and for kicking back in the evening.
How does this work? Via cannabis’s other “active ingredients,” of course! THC isn’t the only thing that makes one feel medicated, and it’s not the only thing that determines a strain’s potency, either. Some of the most potent high THC strains are really only 10-12% THC.
Low THC cannabis gets much of its power from its terpenes. Terpenes are basically the cannabis family’s scent molecules — they’re responsible for giving cannabis its characteristic smell.
Cannabis’s terpene content may also help its CBD work better. The terpene myrcene, for example, appears to help shuttle the cannabinoids you eat/smoke/ingest into the brain. Scientists call this type of compound-to-compound synergy the entourage effect. When it comes to low THC cannabis, 1 + 1 + 1 doesn’t equal 3…it equals more like 10.
Low THC cannabis is good for you
“Well you know it’s good for your head. And it relaxes your body, don’t ya know.”
– Muddy Waters, Champagne and Reefer, 1981
If stress is one of the biggest killers on the planet, then it’s only intuitive to think that anti-stress substances are the biggest healers. All of you who’ve tried our low THC CBD flower will know just how firmly it falls into the anti-stress category!
Low THC cannabis seems to directly reduce stress markers — like the stress hormone cortisol, for example — because of the unique ways it activates the human endocannabinoid system. We’ll spare you all the science-y details for now, but just know that many of cannabis’s cannabinoids have been associated with reduced stress, reduced inflammation, improved sleep, and more.
How to find the right low THC cannabis strain for you
If what we’ve described in this article has resonated with you, then you might find our low THC cannabis flower to be just the right fit. It’s relaxing but not intoxicating…it’s healthy (but not healing!*)… it’s premium but not all that pricey.
Without further delay, here are a few popular strains that we think you might like. You can get your CBD from a bottle, sure, but what’s the fun in that?
Cherry wine | This ultra-low-THC strain is also ultra calming. With a delightful stone fruit flavor and prominent scent, cherry wine might just become the most important part of your evening ritual.
Elektra | Need to reclaim your get-up-and-go? This invigorating strain can probably help. Plus its balanced blend of terpenes (a-Pinene, b-Caryophyllene, and Myrcene) means it smells absolutely delicious.
OG Kush | Move over, THC — this classic cannabis strain has been hemp-ified. It may be free from THC, but it’s still packing all of the Kush family’s trademark effects. Relaxing your body and mind just got a little bit easier.
* Our products, while they may be awesome, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, heal, or prevent any disease.