Where to Buy Legal, High THCa Flower in 2023
Make room for some party time because, in this article, you’ll discover the best high THCa flower strains on which you can lay your hands this year.
All of them are premium THCa flower you can buy online today, or if you have a store, order up to get those profits as “high” as they can get.
This article has everything you need to know about the new type of hemp flower, how it’s different from cannabis, and whether or not it’s legal. Plus, an in-depth analysis of the five best high THCa flower strains, as promised.
Top 5 High THCa Flower Strains
Grown using organic practices, we bring five premium strains that can energize and uplift you or put you in a peaceful and “meditative” state.
These strains are 100% legal THCa hemp flower expertly grown on USA-licensed hemp farms. And there’s a bit of everything for everyone — indica, sativa, and hybrid THCa strains with an average potency ranging from 20% to 30%.
Here is a list of the five top high THCa flower strains that you can get this year:
Gary Payton — Highest Potency
We find it remarkable that the THCa hemp flower with the highest potency on our list is named after the NBA Hall of Famer. Believe it or not, this indica/sativa hybrid is as excellent as its name implies — it comes at 29+% total THC.
In addition, it contains 1.06% cannabigerolic acid (CBGa), which contributes to its therapeutic profile — even at this low amount. As a strain with high potency and buds packed in terpenes, this strain is best suited for the nighttime and those hours in nature when you can let your mind rest.
Buy this hybrid by clicking here and be warned again, it will pack a punch once the THCa converts to THC.
Pineapple OG — Best Deal
The Pineapple OG is the best deal you can get out there, we promise. This USA-grown, sativa-dominant hybrid comes at 24% total potency and is one of the most high-quality and delicious strains on the market.
Its cloudy crystal trichomes indicate its high potency, while its sweet-spicy pineapple aroma hints at the flavorful smoking experience it brings. But, don’t be fooled by the sweet pineapple aroma — the THC levels in this strain make it “too potent to smoke before noon”.
Get this hybrid by clicking here and enjoy the aromatic pineapple haven it creates.
Gelato Kush Mintz — Best Smoke
You might be wondering why this strain gets the “best smoke” token, and here’s the answer. Gelato Kush Mintz THCa Flower comes in at 21.7% THCa but smokes like a 30%+ flower.
As you might expect, this strain is no joke — it gives you the “real” body sensation and will uplift you and make you comfortable at the same time. The Gelato Kush Mintz THCa Flower presents dense buds with green and purple pistils and a strong gassy smell that’s super indicative of its “hidden” potency.
Buy this greenhouse-grown THCa flower by clicking here and enjoy its high potency.
Truffles — Best Flavor
Awarded with the “best flavor” token, the Truffles THCa flower gives warm butter, caramel, coffee, nuts, and — wait for it — actual truffles flavor. Coming in at 21.10% total potency, this strain is so rich in flavor, it will “burst” your taste buds on the first inhale.
Trufflez is our favorite indica-dominant hybrid because of its beautiful dark amber color, complex flavor and aroma, and strong effects on the body. This strain promotes comfort and helps alleviate tension, so it’s great for stress relief and relaxing the mind.
View the full profile (and labs) of this indica-dominant hybrid by clicking here.
Jet Fuel — Finest Grow
An indoor greenhouse grow, the Jet Fuel high THCa hemp flower contains upwards of 20% THCa and is one of our finest grows. This strain is an indica-leaning hybrid cultivated to produce high levels of THCa and a low concentration of delta 9 THC.
This strain is compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill and is as close to the real deal as you can get. The Jet Fuel THCa high THCa hemp flower has lots of terpenes, including myrcene, limonene, and linalool. Because of its abundant terpene profile, it releases a super skunky smell once unpacked.
View the full profile of this inica-leaning hybrid by clicking here.
What Is High THCa Flower?
It’s a hemp bud with low levels of delta 9 THC (less than 0.3%) and high levels of THCa.
When the THCa gets heated, it turns to THC. So consuming this THCa flower will get you intoxicated as the real cannabis flower.
Some people try to sell marijuana flower as high THCa flower, so be careful when shopping for this product. The best way to distinguish between marijuana, in this case, or cannabis buds marketed as hemp, and hemp is to check the levels of delta 9 THC — they should always be lower than 0.3% with hemp.
Is THCa Flower Just Cannabis in Disguise?
THCa flower is considered hemp flower because it contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
But in essence, there is no difference in the total THC content between THCa flower and regular marijuana flower.
Let’s explain this further using an example.
If we take the lab results of Pineapple OG, a high THCa strain, we can notice that it contains 0.28% total delta 9 THC. These levels are within the requirements of the 2018 Farm Bill for hemp.
For comparison, if you take this same strain of cannabis flower that’s sold on the recreational market, you can notice that it contains up to 26% THCa and between 0.8% and 1% delta 9 THC.
Unless you live in a state that allows the sale of recreational marijuana (or medical), you won’t be legally allowed to order or buy the strain with over 0.3% delta 9 THC.
Sounds crazy, right?
The only difference between these two strains that contain absolutely high THC content after conversion is the delta 9 THC levels. Both strains will get you heavily intoxicated if smoked, but only one of them you can order online.
THC vs. THCa in Hemp Flower
What is the THC content in hemp flower compared to the THCa content?
So the THC content, as said above, is the delta 9 THC concentration in the flower. The levels of THC determine whether or not a flower strain is legal after harvest.
The THCa content is THC that hasn’t been heated yet.
The THCa content determines the amount of THC you will receive once the flower is decarboxylated (heated).
THCa, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is the precursor of THC in the cannabis plant and is a biologically inactive compound. As an acid, THCa doesn’t have any psychoactive effects, but it does have beneficial effects on the body.
When you smoke or vape THCa flower, the THCa transforms into delta 9 THC by losing its extra carboxyl ring. If you want to use THCa flower for cooking, you’ll have to decarb it in the oven first.
FAQs on High THCa Flower Strains
What is a High THCa Percentage?
Any strain with a THCa content above 15% is considered a strain with a high THCa percentage.
As you can notice, the THCa flower strains listed in this article fall in this category. But keep in mind that the quality of the strain doesn’t solely depend on the THC levels after decarboxylation.
Terpenes play a big role in how the strain makes you feel and how much you benefit from it — an effect known as entourage.
The entourage effect theory suggests that terpenes and cannabinoids in the cannabis flower work in synergy to boost the beneficial effects of the strain. Experts assume that this is why taking synthetic THC doesn’t have the same medicinal benefits as taking the real flower .
Is THCa Flower Legal?
THCa flower that contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC is legal under the Farm Bill.
Thanks to a loophole in the Farm Bill, any product that contains a delta 9 THC concentration of 0.3% or less is considered legal in the US. There is an exception to this rule in states like Oregon, which test for total THC after the hemp plant has been harvested.
In these states, THCa flower is not lawful unless the total THC content (THCa + THC) doesn’t exceed the federal limit of 0.3%.
Have You Tried Our High THCa Hemp Flower Yet?
If you haven’t, you’re seriously missing out.
We offer premium, legal hemp flower strains with high levels of THCa that will give you the expected body sensation and symptom relief.
For over six years, we have collaborated with experienced farmers in the field who use only organic cultivation practices.
Every THCa flower we offer on our website has been tested by a third-party lab and is rich in cannabinoids and terpenes. Our flower is of the highest quality from seed to shelf and works like the real deal, or so we’ve heard from the hundreds of five-star reviews from our delighted customers.