If you’re curious about tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), a minor cannabinoid gaining lots of attention for its various effects and potential medical value, you’re no doubt wondering which cannabis strains have high levels of THCV. This particular cannabinoid is most prominent in strains native to Asia and Africa, but with the increasing interest in the compound, more strains are being cultivated specifically for their higher-than-average THCV content. To give you an idea of which marijuana varieties produce this unique compound, here we highlight a few cannabis strains that have high levels of THCV; try to try them all!
1. Doug’s Varin
The trademark strain Doug’s Varin is a rare sativa that was bred specifically to produce high levels of THCV. With sweet, earthy aromas of citrus and pine, Doug’s Varin offers a clear-headed, energetic experience as well as relief from anxiety and tremors, among other effects.
Tangie is a sativa hybrid bred from a Skunk phenotype and California Orange that offers an uplifting, relaxing experience for both body and mind. The distinct aroma and flavor of sweet tangerines and oranges set Tangie apart even from many other “citrus” strains, and it produces significant amounts of THCV.
3. Pineapple Purps
Bred to have a high THCV content, Pineapple Purps is a rare, sativa-dominant variety that has the distinct flavor of sweet pineapple.
4. Durban Poison
Durban Poison is a South African landrace strain that produces a high levels of THCV. The large resin glands on the dense, chunky flowers offer sweet, earthy flavor of pine and a euphoric, energizing cerebral experience.
5. Girl Scout Cookies
The high THCV content is just another reason to love the widely popular Girl Scout Cookies, a pungent hybrid that tastes sweet as sugar. Girl Scout Cookies offers a relaxing effect over body and mind, as well as relief from appetite loss, pain, and anxiety.
6. Dutch Treat
The big, resinous flowers of Dutch Treat offers sweet, earthy flavors of fruit, eucalyptus, and pine, as well as high concentrations of THCV. Dutch Treat is known for quickly relieving stress and instilling a feeling of euphoria on the mind.