When it comes to cannabis, THC and CBD tend to get most of the credit. That’s starting to change as new research comes out about the many cannabinoids that have been found in the cannabis plant.
One of those cannabinoids is THCV.
What is THCV?
THCV differs slightly from THC thanks to their molecular structures. The main difference is that THC has five side-chain carbon atoms, while THCV has three.
This difference in molecular structure offers users a different experience when ingesting these cannabinoids. Users report that using THCV products offers more of a sense of lifted energy and alertness than is typically associated with the use of THC.
Another big difference is that while THC tends to increase appetite, aka “the munchies”, THCV may suppress it.
Want to experience THCV for yourself? Let’s learn about THCV cannabis strains.
Best Cannabis Strains with THCV
Specialty cannabis dispensaries can be found in many parts of the U.S. these days.
These stores allow cannabis users to pick strains and products that work for their unique needs, like one of these high THCV strains:
Doug’s Varin is a 100% Sativa strain, known for having some of the highest THCV levels
Around — averaging 3-6% THCV. This award-winning strain is known for its uplifting effects and appetite suppressing capabilities.
Discovered by Doug’s Farm, the exact origins of the seeds are unknown. Users of this strain report feeling focused and motivated.
Durban Poison originates from South Africa and is a 100% Sativa strain. Offering notes of lemon, orange, spice, and vanilla.
This strain helps to increase motivation, reduce stress, increase focus, and may even offer an uplifting sense of euphoria.
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper comes from cannabis seed breeder Subcool’s The Dank. This strain is 70% Sativa, with 30% Indica, and is used most often for chronic pain, depression, fatigue, and stress.
Unlike its namesakes, this cannabis strain offers users a sense of calm, focus, and euphoria.
The origins of this strain are unknown, but that doesn’t stop its many dedicated users from reaching for it regularly.
This forest green flower gets its name from the rich violet hues adorning the outside of it.
Pineapple purps has high psychoactive effects with effects like euphoria, relaxation, happiness, and focus.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies comes from California and gets its name from its minty aroma, hence the nod to thin mint cookies.
This strain is 50% Sativa and 60% Indica, making it better for nighttime use thanks to its euphoric full-body high and relaxing effects.
Pink Boost Goddess
Pink Boost Goddess comes from Flying Tiger Farms’ in Sonoma Valley, California. This hybrid strain offers a deliciously sweet, tropical, and pungent flavor.
It offers a balanced mind/body high with a warm feeling of euphoria and relaxation. It is often used for its pain-relieving effects, yet still offers a clear-headed focus.
Did you know that THCV can be derived without the use of cannabis? Citravarin is a THCV mint that helps support intermittent fasting.
Citravarin is 100% cannabis-free, being organically synthesized from citrus peel extracts.
Whether you’re a cannabis user or prefer a cannabis-free option, you can benefit from THCV’s many mental and physical benefits.
There’s a THCV option out there for everyone!
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