THC: 14% – 24%
The term “Thai” refers less to a specific strain than it does to a group of strains descending from a sativa landrace in Thailand. Thai strains are pure sativa, with a 100:0 sativa/indica ratio and a typically potent cerebral high that adds pep to a busy day. Also known as “Thai Sticks” because Thai marijuana farmers traditionally lash harvested buds into sticks for drying. The original Thai strains have given rise to a host of popular hybrids, including Haze, Voodoo, and Juicy Fruit. The head high is focused and energizing, powerful but calming, with strong euphoria and clear-headed effects. It’s an upbeat strain, good for combatting fatigue, ADHD, and anxiety. Thai has a distinct lemon scent and flavor, with additional notes of wood and spice present in the aroma. The THC levels vary by location, breeder, and crop, but they can top 23% in some plants. CBD levels, on the other hand, are very low, typical for a sativa. There are few reports of negative effects, though dry mouth is always possible. Thai is most popular in the Pacific Northwest, and can also be found in California. Elsewhere, like most pure strains, it’s scarce.