For the highest high, THC or Terpenes?

Black Cherry Soda

Black Cherry Soda from Origin has some of the highest THC levels.

We often get asked, “What strain has the highest THC?” It’s a great question because we all want to get the biggest bang for our buck. There are many high THC strains that we regularly carry, such as Grape Ape, Dutch Hawaiian, Girl Scout Cookies, and Black Cherry Soda. Indicas generally have higher THC levels than sativas.

But we think it’s important to dig a little deeper. Is THC the only ingredient responsible for getting you high? Are there other chemicals in marijuana you should be considering when trying to maximize your purchase? We dug into the science behind cannabis to find out.

What is THC?

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychoactive effects. THC is one of many compounds found in the resin secreted by glands of the marijuana plant.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes, or terpenoids, are the compounds in cannabis that give the plant its unique smell. Terpenes are also found in fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Bud with the highest percent THC isn’t necessarily the strongest!

Terpenes enhance the potency of THC. Scientists have found that terpene-infused resin with 50 percent THC was more potent by dry weight than an equivalent amount of pure THC.


So the next time you want the strongest marijuana to be found, don’t just look for the highest THC on the label. The best might just be the one that smells the strongest! #SmellYourWeed