Friday, August 23Urban Hippie

Growers compete to up THC, but how high can you really get?


This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows.

These days, there’s a lot of potent weed to choose from. Take, for example, “Grandaddy Purple,” “Matanuska Thunder Fuck,” and “Gorilla Glue # 4,” to name a few.

After the recent midterm elections, there are now 32 U.S. states where marijuana is legal for adults, recreationally, medically, or both. Increased legalization naturally opens up a larger market and incentives for businesses to grow finer, more competitive cannabis products. For better or worse, that often means marijuana strains with higher contents of THC — the natural psychoactive chemical that binds to your brain and produces a high. Read more…

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