The percentage of THC refers to the amount of THC contained in your dry weight. This is measured by weight and is generally expressed in milligrams per gram. The total levels of THC and CBD are indicated as a percentage of the dry weight of the flower and are a mandatory part of the labeling of cannabis products. Many people mistakenly believe that a higher THC content means higher quality buds that lead to a better and stronger high.
However, this is not the case. The percentage of THC simply indicates the total amount of THC in a product, and does not necessarily guarantee a better high. The way in which THC interacts synergistically with other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect” may be as important as the THC content of a flower. In order to ensure that products on Leafly dispensary menus are accurately represented, some common-sense limits for THC and CBD levels have been established.
This allows consumers to better understand the amount of THC and CBD they are consuming. Extraction methods can also be used to concentrate the percentage of THC, but normally results in an average of 65-95% of THC. Ultimately, it is up to the consumer to decide which type of flower they prefer, as some people enjoy a flower with a high THC content while others prefer varieties with a low THC content.