Here at The Medicine Box Dispensary in Kanesatake (Oka), we hear it all the time- “What product has your highest THC content?”.
People looking to consume cannabis very often want the strain with the highest THC content, and who could blame them? It’s only recently where consumers can see exactly how much the THC and CBD contents are in the flower bud product. Before it was clearly written on the label, they had to choose purely based on the look, smell and what their source had to say about it, assuming that you got it from your local street source.
Consumers these days have many options when shopping at cannabis dispensaries, they can choose purely based on THC or CBD content. Sometimes the flower bud product won’t be that much more expensive compared to a lower THC content strain. This is because most recreational dispensaries don’t necessarily pay more for higher THC content strains in many cases. Craft growers want to grow a quality product that looks good, because that’s what sells the product to the dispensary and ultimately, the consumer. So you can get more for your money in some cases.
But what happens when everybody starts to want products with high THC content? The producers and growers make products to match the demand. The result has been an explosion of high-potency products, everything from 2500mg THC tinctures to 3000mg THC syrups. Basic Economics 101- supply and demand.
But as legalization in Canada has rolled out, a lot of people with little to no experience with cannabis have been curious to try it. This influx of new consumers have been looking to start slow with cannabis, and it has caused a big demand in products with very low THC content.
The lower dosing trend has been dubbed microdosing- defined by Wikipedia as “a technique for studying the behaviour of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low (“sub-therapeutic”) they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied.”
Microdosing allows consumers to experiment with a less intense effective and with higher amounts of the non-intoxicating compound called cannabidiol (CBD).
Next time you visit a medical or recreational dispensary near you, keep an eye out for the superdosed and microdosed products. You’ll be amazed at how many options you have as a consumer.
The Medicine Box Dispensary in Kanesatake (Oka) offers a wide range of THC and CBD products. The THC product contents range and described as “superdosed” with very high amounts of THC, and “Microdose” with very low doses. Product types can range from oils, to dried cannabis flower (aka “bud or “weed”, to edibles, infused teas and vape liquids.