Tetrahydrocannabinol – or what most medical marijuana patients commonly call THC, is mixture over 80 different cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG, CBC, CBGa, CGCa, THCa, CBDa ...etc). THC is primarily known as the highly sought after psychoactive compound in the marijuana plant that you find on your shelves at your collectives today. A High THC% is primarily the byproduct of well a grown marijuana plant - that produces rich colas, heavy and resinous, with fat swollen glandular trichomes. The male plant of the marijuana species is considered to be useless; from a getting “high” standpoint, as it's THC content is far below that of its female counterparts. Other important items of note, when you do notice males within your cultivated area, one must make sure to eliminate their presence long before they have dropped their pollen sacs. Or else you will have pollinated flower which obviously leads to a seed rich crop, and no one wants that. The sticky and resinous pistils are more correctly known as Trichomes, and the risen rich glands often tend to develop on the flower, at its height of budding, just before harvest. As the marijuana plant progresses throughout its development cycle, in either your indoor grow room, or towards November, if you're outdoors. The pistils and glands swell with resin and stored water, as the stored nutrient rich water converts and develops into THC glands –these THC glands under close microscopic observation tend to resemble the human brain receptors. Primarily - THC is found within the Cannabis Indica strains and Cannabis Sativa strains. There is an additional strain of cannabis, the once thought to be “blacksheep” of the cannabis family… you know, useless. Cannabis ruderalis contains next to no THC, thereby making it useless for any medicinal application. That being said cannabis ruderalis is an extremely hardy and fast growing , low grade marijuana plant, that can flourish in the toughest of soil conditions, much better than her cousins cannabis indica, or cannabis sativa. It is just because of this hardiness that many subtropical marijuana growers in arid regions often prefer to crossbreed their higher THC cannabis Indica, with the lower percentage THC cannabis ruderalis in order to create a durable, drought resistant, genetic strain with a relatively high THC content. The THC content in cannabis Indica tends to be extremely high; as that is what this strain was genetically bred for. The plants themselves are relatively stocky in nature. A short, stout, bush with wide, deep green leafs. Under normal conditions, your average Indica marijuana plant will finish flowering within eight - ten weeks of the first sign of its sex (I like to switch nutes: from grow to flower July 1). At completion of flowering, provided it has been properly feed and been given all of the needed micro nutrients it desires, you should end up with sticky dense bud and a very favorable you yield. That Indica “elevation” is a much more physical high, than a cerebral state of mind. Which is to say that, the Indica THC content is wonderful for reducing stress in those moments during your day when you just need to take a timeout. The THC content and Indica is also used as a wonderful means of mitigating those daily aches and pains in the lower back, knees and hips. While some might complain that these strains are too heavy and leaves you glued to the yoga mat, I personally find it to be one that lifts the mind to the heavens. Sativa tends to be a gentler and less potent THC content. The THC percentage in today's average sativa flower, which we find on the many of the dispensary shelves in California today, is guaranteed to be an elevating and energetic high. I tend to refer to see you Sativa as a “working man's” strain, as it allows me to be creative while still being productive. When I become mentally locked up and struggle for ideas - if allowed, stepping out and medicating for just a few minutes with a nice N.Y. City Diesel strain; I can feel the mental damn break, as the ideas begin to flow back into the conscious mind.