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Dear reader, don’t tell anyone, but we are about to be speaking about a somewhat taboo topic today. THC content, both as a writing focus and a botanical one, will dominate today’s blog. 

The thing about the newest cannabinoid making waves, THCV, is that the acronym itself is hard to separate from the implications it brings to the fold; THCV is just one letter away from plain old THC, and no matter how distinct it is from its famous botanical family member, it will forever be associated with it.

Today, we will be delving into not only the relationship between THCV and THC, but we will be informing you about particular strains of the marijuana plant that can supply you with healthy doses of both THC and THCV creating an effect you may find a bit unexpected.

Sativa dominant strains populate the high-THCV content candidates. If you know much about marijuana, you will understand that Sativa strains already have a bit of a reputation.

But fear not; we are not trying to recommend anything on this blog; it is strictly informational so that you, the consumer, know exactly what THCV is and what it can do for you in various contexts. So read on to dive into the details. 

Why THCV Matters in the Context of THC

You are not likely to find too many THCV-heavy strains of marijuana here in the United States. This is because high THC strains do not grow very readily in this part of the world. Instead, they grow well in South Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal. 

Sativa, the well-known strain of marijuana that many recreational users use, has a unique effect on the brain and body. As a result, it encourages liveliness and creativity and can provide a boost of energy.

This stands in contrast to many marijuana strains, whether indica or hybrid strains, as these are more sedative, sleepy strains of weed.

Why am I telling you this? Well, the strains of marijuana that are highest in THCV tend to be Sativa strains, and this is no accident.

THCV has been said to give users a jolt of energy and also provide feelings of creativity. Even the psychoactive effects are not present with THCV on its own.

Read on to learn more about the strains you may want to look at to get nice help from THCV. 

Pineapple Purps

Pineapple Purps is a heavily sativa-leaning strain of cannabis that contains quite a bit of THCV thanks to its genetic lineage.

Users of this strain report feelings of happiness, relaxation, alertness, focus, and energy. This strain is best used in the daytime. 

This strain’s origins are unclear, but it is a vivid green color and has a tropical aromatic profile. While this strain produces a heavily “head-oriented” psychoactive effect, it is famous for its appetite suppressant qualities. 

Frequent users may find it fascinating and fun to use, but it is not recommended for novice users. 

Red Congolese

One of the highest THCV strains out there is Red Congolese, a highly popular Sativa strain well-known in cannabis circles.

Said to have a fruity, cheesy flavor (a combination that sounds bad at first until you remember how much wine and cheese the French or Napa valley residents enjoy), it is a daytime product that inspires extensive focus, inspiration, and creativity, making it a great strain for artists. 

This strain does not inspire feelings of hunger at all and has been said to be great for those who have inflammation or pain, thanks to the activity of THCV. 

Doug’s Varin 

Doug’s Varin is a very rare and unique strain, as it was specifically bred and created to have very high levels of THCV.

As such, this strain may be hard to find, but when you do, expect it to be a mildly psychoactive but highly energetic and appetite-killing strain.

In many cases, this strain contains a whopping 25% THCV, which is as high as you will ever see in a recreational product like this. 

Users report feelings of happiness, energy, and clear-headed bliss, making it ideal for users who deal with depression or wish to be productive. 

Our Take

Facts are facts; cannabis is fully legalized in 18 states, with another 13 states decriminalizing its use, making 31 states out of 50 that understand that the recreational and medicinal properties of cannabis are worth treating at least in the same way we treat alcohol, which has been normalized in our country for nearly 100 years! That is 62% of the union, mind you.

Now, we are not a marijuana propaganda outlet, so this writer will halt making this a political debate.

But with THCV now on the horizon as a product bound to make waves, you should know how to get your hands on the strains most accessible to you if you are curious.

That means, of course, if you live in a state where cannabis in all forms is legalized! Thanks for reading. 

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