Common grower knowledge says that lower humidity towards the end of the flowering stage will raise THC levels, but this study makes me want to look into that further since the hemp in the study actually produced higher levels of THC at higher humidities! There are certain techniques that will definitely maximize the THC produced by your cannabis, and there are other methods which may increase potency but their effects are less certain. If you are serious about increasing the THC levels in your cannabis, make sure to follow the top steps which are known to increase potency! Skipping any of those steps will reduce your potency for certain!
Choosing the right strain, giving plenty of bright light, taking great care of your plants while they’re alive, and harvesting/drying/curing properly are the most important steps you can take to increase the THC levels of your buds! But luckily for cannabis growers, most of the “unknowns” can’t hurt your plants, so there’s no harm in trying them out, too! Increase THC levels in Your homegrown cannabis with these quick tips. Let’s be honest — one of the most important things recreational cannabis growers look for is weed that knocks their socks off. For that to happen, it has to be a pretty potent bud. Well, the good news is that there are a few ways growers can induce higher levels of THC in their plants. Read on if you want to learn the tips and tricks for increasing THC. Cannabis growers have an invested interest in the THC level of their final product.
Whether they grow commercially or for personal use, the THC level is as important as the colour, smell and yield. Achieving high levels of THC isn’t a matter of luck or just choosing the right strain.. There are in fact things you can do before, during and after the grow that encourage THC production in your plants. Of course, the right place to start is by choosing a strain that already has high THC levels. The genetics of what you finally decide to grow is probably going to play the biggest role in your final THC levels — if you do everything right, of course. That being said, most first-time growers don’t achieve the full potential of THC that their plant is capable of. This is usually due to simple errors that are made in the growing process. For the sake of time, we’ll focus on quick takeaways growers should focus on to maximize the impact of their product. Before we get started, it is important to understand that most of the THC and “potency” in your buds is contained in it’s sparkly trichomes. HiGrade lets you easily test your bud’s THC levels by snapping a picture using your smartphone and using our mobile app to gauge its potency level. This is by far the most important aspect when growing. If your strain isn’t quality and hasn’t got the potential of providing high THC levels, you can try as many different techniques as you want — but they probably won’t work. If a strain has a general THC level of 20%, that’s probably as high as it will ever get — even if you’re the most badass grower out there. The HiGrade kit (Scope & Mobile App) lets you analyze your strain effortlessly. If you haven’t read it yet, you can find out more about the most potent THC strains in our previous post. — These are the Top 5 Strongest Strains of Cannabis. Girl Scout Cookies for example, is one of the most popular US strains with a high THC level, measuring in at around 28%. Bruce Banner is another high scorer when it comes to potency, at almost 29% THC. Over the past few years, things have really started to get serious when it comes to THC levels in the world of cannabis genetics. One of the reasons is because even if you don’t give it a lot of light, it will still grow. So, the “grow hack” here is to give it ample light. The right lighting will make it bigger, stronger and more powerful. For the purpose of increasing THC, you can give your plants UV light. To understand what’s behind this tip, let’s do a very basic geography class. When we think about where cannabis grows the best and the strongest, it starts to become quite obvious why lots of UV light helps. The highest THC sativas have always been discovered around the equator and the most potent indica strains have always come from mountains. These geographical locations have a greater exposure to ultraviolet light.
UV light is usually supplemented by the last two weeks of the flowering stage, as a final boost. It’s important to use safety measures when using UV light, such as safety goggles and long sleeved clothes. Decreasing humidity levels in the grow room during flowering is essentially a way to make your plants a little bit thirsty.
This goes by the philosophy that stress can induce progress. Stressing the plant in the way of making it thirsty can encourage the defensive response. The resin produced by cannabis can also be a protective film against dry weather conditions as well as very wet weather conditions.