A lot of stock is put into that little number next to every strain. It can determine price-points and be the deciding factor on what flower stays on the shelf for two days or two months. They're on every board in every pot shop in the state, and here's why none of them matter.
Cannabis is wholly experiential.
How it is consumed, where it is consumed, and who it is consumed with all play a major role in the beautiful subjectivity of every unique cannabis experience. And a THC percentage is just that — a number. You can't put a quantitative measurement on a purely qualitative experience.
Plus, it totally neglects the importance of terpenes in the equation. The molecules responsible for the smell and taste of any given flower are not only associated with more robust effects, but are completely changing our understanding of how plants interact with both their environments and humans. Combine that with all the other cannabinoids present and THC becomes just the main character in the much larger story of getting stoned.
So, where does that leave us? How do you sift through the 40-ish strains of flower currently on The Greener Side's menu?
The Nose Knows. If you like the way it smells, you're going to like the way it tastes. If you like the way it smells and tastes, the only thing left to enjoy is the experience — and you're 2/3 of the way there! Don't be a slave to the numbers and enjoy the experience.
And if anyone tries to tell me that NW Kind's Blackberry Kush isn't dank because it's testing at 14.8% THC , I swear, I will fight them.
- Spencer from TGS