29 Apr 6 Highest THC Weed Strains
Sometimes, you just want the strong stuff.
Back before legalization, buying weed was a gamble. If you were lucky enough to have a consistent dealer, you might have had a good idea about the strains and the strength of the weed that you were buying. Once you had to find someone new, however, you ran the risk of getting a weak strain.
One of the best parts about Canada legalizing weed is that everyone can make more informed decisions about the strains that they are smoking. If you want something strong, you can get something strong. If you want something energizing or that has a woodsy smell, you have those options.
So let’s focus on the strong stuff. What strains should you look for if you want a really intense high? Let’s find out.
What is Strong, Anyway?
Before we start naming specific strains, let’s just go over what makes a weed “strong.” The strength of each joint has dramatically increased since the 70s, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting and just how strong strong is nowadays.
Strength all depends on the amount of THC in the strain. Back in the day, it was rare to get a strain that was over 10% THC. If you got into double digits, you were a lucky duck.
Now, scoring a strain with over 10% THC is expected. The strongest strains reach up to 20%, 25%, or even 30% THC. Whoa.
Before you start smoking, be sure to talk to your budtender about the strength of your product. Even if you buy one of the strains that we mentioned before, you could end up with a weaker bit of bud. Weed comes with different grades; the AA version of Death Bubba mah test on the lower side compared to AAAA versions of the same strain.
This guide can help you narrow down your options and find the strains that will most likely hit over 22% THC.
Highest THC Weed Strains
Now that we’ve mentioned it, let’s start by talking about Death Bubba. How strong are we talking? Our tests come back with THC levels between 25-27%. That’s a lot of THC.
Death Bubba is an indica that came from the genes of Death Star and Bubba Kush. Once you have a hit or you, you’ll feel focused, but relaxed. It’s a great strain for the end of the day – if a typical indica can’t help with your insomnia, you might want to give this guy a try.
What’s the strongest strain of all time? Grandfather OG takes the cake. Strains will typically have over 25% THC. The most intense Grandfather OG strains have hit up to 34% THC. This strain should come with a warning label, especially for people who haven’t smoked in a while.
Like Death Bubba, Grandfather OG is an indica. (You’ll notice a pattern throughout this blog post about the strongest strains.) If you can manage to not overdo it, you’ll enjoy a calm head high with a euphoric body high. Grandfather OG isn’t just strong; it’s a high-quality weed that is very popular among veteran smokers. Make sure you add this strain to your cannabis bucket list.
Chemdawg (Also Known as Chem Dog)
This strain has also reached the 30% level – in 2015, it won the Cannabis Cup and clocked in at over 32% THC. This is an indica that is also often categorized as a hybrid strain. It comes from two very popular strains: Sour Diesel and OG Kush.
Chemdawg is a good alternative if you can’t access any Grandfather OG strains near you. The mix of an uplifted head high and a sinking body high will hit you like a truck after just a few puffs. Smokers also report that it’s a great strain for relieving pain and anxiety.
This strain is also pungent, so if you’re trying to grow some of your own, prepare for your neighbors to start asking some questions.
(If you want to try some OG Kush, expect a strain that will have between 19-24% THC.)
Gorilla Glue #4
The award winners are typically the strongest strains, and Gorilla Glue is no exception. This strain took home some first-place prizes around the world back in 2014. Expect a THC content between 25-28%. This stuff defines what it means to feel “couch lock.” The indica-dominant hybrid strain is also a favourite among people who have OCD or chronic pain.
Ghost Train Haze
Sativa fans, we know you have been waiting patiently. Indica strains are more likely to reach higher THC content levels, but sativas can be strong too. Ghost Train Haze placed a few spots under Chemdawg at the Cannabis Cup, but it is still well-known among smokers who prefer a more energetic high.
Ghost Train Haze strains can hit up to 27% THC – if you smoke too much, you might start to feel like you’re tripping. Users who suffer from depression can get a great laugh with this strain – the effects are euphoric.
If you are looking to medicate, you might want to reach for some Snow White. This indica-dominant hybrid is very popular among cancer patients for its ability to encourage an appetite and get rid of nausea. People with muscle spasms, cramps, or mood disorders also tend to reach for some Snow White. Typical strains have 24% THC in them.
This is a great strain if you still want the relaxing effects of an indica without feeling too much couch lock. You can still move around the house and go about your day after a hit or two of this strain.
Need Something Stronger?
If a strain that reaches over 25% THC isn’t doing it for you, you might want to look into ingesting cannabis through other methods. Concentrates offer similar effects to smoking, but they contain much higher amounts of THC. Explore some other ways to consume cannabis and find the right method to help you get the high you want.