To go “hot” means that your plants that are tested before harvest produced over the mandated 0.2% THC level. Naturally, cannabinoid content develops as the plants begin to flower, usually starting in February or March depending on the variety. Cannabinoid potency increases as the flowering period lengthens. It is important for you to work with a local lab to monitor your crop. Unfavourable growing conditions or mis-managed plants can lead to stress within the plant.
Stressed plants can have enhanced cannabinoid content (including THC), so it is important to practice good crop management and to be proactive instead of reactive.
Another option to help stay compliant is to grow a CBG variety. CBG varieties, like our premium variety, Felbridge CBG, have a low THC potency.