With the increasing popularity and legality of cannabis, there is an overabundance of strains available in the market. This is great for those who want something specific from their marijuana, but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. If your goal is to use the strongest marijuana strain, then take a look at this list and save yourself the hassle of comparing the THC content of every strain at your local dispensary.
Strains Are Getting Stronger
It is also important to note that cannabis strains have gotten stronger over the years. In 1976, the average THC content in marijuana was only 0.72 percent. By 2003, it was 6.4 percent. Today, numerous strains are much stronger than this. In fact, many have more than 20 percent.
Some of the extra potency in today’s cannabis strains comes from the focus on the production of sinsemilla. This is the area of the plant with the highest THC quantities, and it is the top portion of the unfertilized female plants. Today, harvesters will get rid of the water leaves and trimmings, the parts of the plant with minimal THC. Of course, some of the growth in potency comes from selective breeding as growers try to make even more potent strains.
Some sources, including High Times, indicate that Godfather OG is currently the strongest marijuana strain anywhere on the planet. This is an indica dominant hybrid that has over 34 percent THC. That value refers to activated THC, so the actual figure may be even higher.
California Herbal Remedies cultivates Godfather OG, and it is likely a cross of Granddaddy Purps, OG Kush, and Cherry Pie. The strain has also won the Cannabis Cup award from High Times for the best indica strain. Smoking it delivers a cerebral high that will become whole-body euphoria. The euphoric effects typically affect both the body and mind, giving you a feeling of happiness and calm.
Chiquita Banana is easily among the strongest marijuana strains, with an impressive 33 percent THC in most cases. This strain is popular for its relaxed inhibitions and creative highs. Consider smoking this potent strain if you want to complete work-related or analytical tasks.
In the past, Chemdawg was a Cannabis Cup winner for the highest THC content, but that was before Godfather OG. At that time, it had 32.13 percent THC. Next Harvest from Denver, Colorado, cultivates this strain, and there is almost no information about its history or genealogy. However, there are rumors that it is a cross of a Nepalese sativa and a Thai. We also know that it is an indica dominant hybrid, but barely with 55 percent.
In addition to its high THC content, this strain stands out for its strong, pungent aroma. It has an incredibly strong smell of diesel and is used for creating Sour Diesel, another strain with a strong diesel scent. Smoking Chemdawg gives you relaxing effects that can help you calm down your racing mind. It also has uplifting effects and encourages creativity. This has led to Chemdawg’s popularity among artistic types.
Pink Stardust has tested at up to 33 percent THC. As such, it is only suitable for those who are experienced in dealing with the effects of cannabis. It is a hybrid that combines indica and sativa in similar proportions.
Satori can have a THC content of up to 28 percent. When you smoke this strain, you should expect to feel a cerebral high. You will also notice your mind feeling eased, combined with feelings of joy and clear-headedness. It is a strong choice for a quick boost to your mood.
Irish Cream is the result of selective breeding from Mighty Irish Seeds, leading to THC of over 27 percent. This cannabis strain is a crossbreed of Cookies and Cream and Real McCoy and is an indica.
The buds taste similar to pine and fresh herbs, offering a pleasant aroma and flavor. The flavor is not dark and dank instead of sweet like the name might make you think. This strain’s high potency makes it a good choice if you want to alleviate chronic pain, stress, depression, and anxiety. Right when you smoke it, you will first feel a cerebral high. After that, you will start to feel sociable, relaxed, and happy simultaneously. After a bit more time passes, you will start feeling sedated and ready for a good night of rest.
Gorilla Glue #4
Gorilla Glue #4 can have a THC content of up to 28 percent. It has a unique 50:50 blend of sativa and indica and has earned numerous honors over the years. It has a piney, earthy, and sour flavor and a couch-locking effect.
White Tahoe Cookies
White Tahoe Cookies is a cross from Tahoe OG, Girl Scout Cookies, and The White from Kush4Breakfast. Like Irish Cream, its THC content is over 27 percent. This strain is indica dominant, with indica accounting for about 70 percent of its genetics.
It is also known for being among the marijuana strains that are the most aesthetically pleasing. Within minutes of smoking White Tahoe Cookies, you will start feeling euphoric and a dramatic increase in creativity. Eventually, this will turn into a relaxing body buzz and, finally, sedation. The high can last hours, making it a good choice for sleeping problems.
Strawberry Banana comes from a cross of Strawberry Bubblegum and Crocket’s Banana Kush. Serious Seeds created it, and it earned a spot on the Strongest Strains on Earth list from the High Times for three consecutive years. On a minimum of one phenotype, the average THC was 31.62 percent. The average content, however, tends to be between 26 percent and 28 percent, which is why Strawberry Banana is not higher on the list.
Not only does Strawberry Banana have a high THC content, but it also has an amazing taste that somehow reminds you of bananas and strawberries. It also comes with a fruity, sweet scent and tastes like a banana when you exhale. When you smoke this strain, expect a cerebral head high, with focus and relaxation throughout the experience. By the end of the experience, you may feel couch-locked and will definitely feel sedated. This strain is a very popular choice for chronic pain, depression, insomnia, and PTSD.