What Are The Strongest Marijuana Strains? - Leaf Science

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The strongest marijuana strains contain approximately 30-35% THC.

When talking about the strongest types of cannabis, people are usually referring to a strain’s THC content.

THC is the best known of marijuana’s many active compounds called cannabinoids. THC is responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects, or high.

However, when strains are actually tested, their potency is based on how much THCA is present. This is because raw marijuana doesn’t contain any THC — it contains THCA, which becomes THC when heated.

Marijuana has increased in THCA content over the last several decades as growers have bred for greater potency. Today, the strongest known strains contain over 30 percent THCA.

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The cannabis plant does not actually produce THC. Instead, the plant produces tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), a non-psychoactive, acidic cannabinoid.

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