Is there any limit to how much CBD and THC your plant will have? Let us take a close look inside this cannabis seeds and see how its genetics determine the cannabinoid content, and find if you can ever predict the strain’s effects by the values and THC and CBD.
How to calculate CBD and THC content in every gram of seed?
When you begin the cannabis-growing adventure, there’re a few things you must remember. Do you have the right growing environment setup? Can you consistently check over it? All things are very important, but most important are cannabinoid content.
How much CBD and THC is the plant will have? When you find that out, you will think what predictions you may make right from there. Before then, you may be a bit curious on what influences the values in a first place. We will work to answer those questions now.
How Does Genetics Influence CBD and THC Ratios?
During the cannabis plant’s development, it synthesizes CBDA & THCA from same cannabinoid: called CBGA. No matter whether one, other, or both come depends on the enzyme that will take two forms that we will call A & B, which are encoded by same gene. As every plant gets 2 gene copies, there’re just 3 available choices.
Why Strains Have Got THC & CBD Limits?
The plants come with more of THC than before. But, they will just have so much before hitting the insurmountable peak. It happens because CBD and THC are actually derived from same gene; it means there are the strict limits on possible ratios.
For the THC, the limit is over 35% THC by the dry weight, and with high-potency strains that come at 25 to 30%. This upper limit for the CBD is over 20 to 25% that you will see in the strains that has 21% CBD.