Little Variety in THC Levels With Different Cannabis Strains, Says New Study

Little Variety in THC Levels With Different Cannabis Strains, Says New Study

Research shows that most strains, regardless of their name, had the same amount of THC.

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October 11, 2018
Cowichan Valley Citizen
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A rose by any other name is still a rose. The same, it turns out, can be said for cannabis.

Newly published research from UBC’s Okanagan campus has determined that many strains of cannabis have virtually identical levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), despite their unique street names, according to a UBCO news release.

“It is estimated that there are several hundred or perhaps thousands of strains of cannabis currently being cultivated,” says professor Susan Murch, who teaches chemistry at UBC Okanagan. “We wanted to know how different they truly are, given the variety of unique and exotic names.”

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