Marijuana potency is measured with the quantity of psychoactive components that it is able to produce, as greater is the concentration of these components, most powerful will be the plant. The active chemical components of Cannabis are called cannabinoides, the best known are THC, CBD and CBN although there are many more. Here you can find all our marijuana strains sorted by its potency.
Of all the cannabinoids known, THC is the one most responsible for the psychoactive effects of the Cannabis plants, it is also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and for sure you know what we are talking about. The fact is that all humans have specific receptors for cannabinoids in our brain and our body can not produce cannabinoids, with one exception, the endocannabinoids produced by the mamilitary bodies, so somehow it seems that we have locks in parts of our brain that only are opening with cannabinoid keys.
The most powerful the marijuana plants are, the smaller is the quantity that the user has to consume to get well, more powerful weed does not mean more harmful, but greater purity, contrary to what some neophytes can think.
How is Cannabis potency measured?
The Cannabis power is currently measured by the concentration of THC, which is the most potent cannabinoid, in a given area or with a given amount. For this purpose, a gas chromatograph is used in a laboratory and can be calibrated according to different techniques, specifically 4: high efficiency liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), thin layer chromatography (TLC), and supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC).