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THCV: What is it? What does it do? Learn all the details….

April 21, 2024

In the world of cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) emerges as a captivating subject. In this blog post, we’ll explore what THCV is, the best strains to find it in, and what you need to know about THCV legality.

What Is THCV?

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is widely known as the cannabis plant’s appetite suppressant and energy-boosting cannabinoid. Even though THCV has those three magic cannabis letters within its acronym, it doesn’t have the psychoactive effect that its counterpart does, yet it still offers a host of potential benefits, but keep in mind research is ongoing.

What Does THCV Do?

Even though it’s non-psychoactive, THCV does have a similar molecular structure as THC, but its effects are quite different.

No significant side effects have been reported for THCV, and most researchers believe it to be a safe cannabinoid to consume.

Remember, it may cause you to be drowsy, so never drive while under the influence or operate heavy machinery.

Some of those benefits include:

THCV has the potential to treat Alzheimer’s. The brain lesions, tremors, and loss of motor control with Alzheimer’s are somewhat improved when a patient uses THCV.

THCV can help regulate Type 2 Diabetes. THCV can help regulate metabolism and appetite, which has the potential to help diabetic patients manage their weight and blood sugar levels.

THCV can help balance the effects of THC. Some research suggests that a small amount of THCV can help reduce the negative effects of THC, such as an increased heart rate.

 Is THCV Legal?

THCV is federally legal in 41 states. However, its counterpart, delta-9 THC, is federally illegal.

THCV is currently illegal in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont.

For the most accurate information about the legality of THCV, head over to the federal government’s website on illegal substances or your local state government website.

  What Are the Highest THCV Strains?

While there is no definitive list of ALL the strains containing high levels of THCV, there are a few top strains widely known for their THCV concentration. Those strains include:

Willie Nelson 

A combination of South Asian and Nepalese sativa strains, Willie Nelson is named after the famous country rocker of the same name. It has a sweet and sour flavor and a high THCV concentration.

Skunk #1

Skunk #1 combines Acapulco Gold, Colombian Gold, and Afghani landrace. It has excellent THCV content.

Red Congolese

Red Congolese doesn’t have clear origins, but it is known for its mild mental stimulation and mental clarity.

Pineapple Purps

A Sativa-dominant hybrid, Pineapple Purps also has moderate THC levels, close to 17%. It’s a balanced hybrid created from Skunk #1 and Pineapple strains.

Power Plant

Power Plant is a Sativa strain made from an African Sativa. It also offers a buzzy mental state and has a high THC concentration as well.

Jack the Ripper

Jack The Ripper was created by crossing Jack’s Cleaner and a Space Queen seed. Its effects are intense and stimulating on a visual level.

Durban Poison 

This strain packs a punch that is energetic and long-lasting. It is also high in THC and THCV.


A cross of Cali Orange and a Skunk hybrid, it has a small 0.3% concentration of THCV.

Buying THCV Strains in New Jersey

If you’re looking for high-quality THCV strains of cannabis in New Jersey, Blue Oak Dispensary is a great place to start your search. We offer a variety of high-quality cannabis strains and products to help you get the most out of your experience.

Visit us in person to learn more about THCV! 

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