When you think of marijuana, two compounds come to mind—THC and CBD. The former is known for its psychoactive effects, while the latter has a reputation for offering medicinal benefits. Most cannabis strains contain a high level of THC, giving seasoned tokers a buzz they enjoy. What if you don’t want the kick that high-THC weed delivers? There’s an option. Breeders created low THC seeds.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are two of more than 100 cannabinoids in cannabis. These compounds interact with brain receptors to release neurotransmitters that control pain and psychological reactions.
The former is the primary psychoactive element that gives users a euphoric buzz, while the latter moderates that sensation and balances the effects.
Low THC weed is when a cultivar has 13% THC or less. It’s possible to get very low THC cannabis seeds where the compound’s percentage is 1% or less and there’s more than 10% of CBD. Want to know more? Let’s look at what they are, their benefits, and discover the best strains available.