Cannabis Strain Reviews

After hitting up several marijuana sites the last few days, searching for answers to a question I’ve been pondering for quite some time… “are today’s strains of marijuana higher in THC,” and therefore more potent than the strains of weed our ‘hippie ancestors’ enjoyed back in the 60s and 70s?

From my limited perspective (only lived in California)… I would have to guess that it depends on where you find yourself located. Example: if you live in Afghanistan, or in the Hindu Kush Mountains chances are you are growing the same strain of marijuana genetics as your grandparents did.

However if you live in California or Colorado, the chances are you’ve seen some dynamic variations in the original OG Kush’s, or it’s longer maturing sister – sativa – thanks to genetic crossbreeding. Today’s breeders have taken the science of elevating the plants alkaloids and THC to a whole new level; at the same time decreasing the plants CBD footprint, causing some concern within the medical community (as CBD cannabinoids tend to quiet anxiety caused by THC). And last but not least… The price of your average run-of-the-mill 1/8 of weed has gone through the ceiling.

The ‘old’ vs. ‘new’ genetics dispute is truly a demonstration to the power of the selective cross breeding technique. Understanding that most of the super powerful genetics on your collectives shelves today are merely hybridized strains of cannabis indica and cannabis sativa.