Honestly, it is hard to point a finger, which is the strongest weed strain in the market. First of all, there are 779 recognized strains, and this number is still growing due to hybridization and experimentation.
Second, there are three groups of strains that provide different kinds of effects on users. These groups are the indicas, sativas, and hybrids.
What is clear is that comparing decades ago, the average THC level nowadays significantly increased. In 1976, the average THC component of marijuana was 0.72 percent. In 2003, the average level increased to 6.4 percent.
Finding weed with more than 10 percent THC was rare in the 1960s to 1970s. Aside from the fact that most strains at that time contain a fewer amount of THC, marijuana was illegal at that time.
Now, although marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, at least some stoners living in the state where it is legal can use it. Because of this liberty, it is easier to find out which strain contains the highest amount of THC.
The reason for this significant increase is because of the growers’ continuous search for better and more potent strains.
However, it does not mean that the strains that contain the highest amount of THC are new.
Growers do it by saving the most potent part of cannabis strains, and by trimming the parts that contain little to zero THC, water leaves are an example.
Growers also crossbreed strains with desirable features to produce potent strains.
Many of the classic strains nowadays can contain more than 25 percent amount of THC. These strains have evolved in the last decades because of selective breeding, in which the growers ensure that these strains contain only female genetics with high THC content.
Because there are over 700 marijuana strains today, pinpointing the exact strain with the highest THC component is unrealistic. Also, the THC component can vary on one strain from one plant to another. Therefore, here are some of the best picks of the strongest weed strain that you can try.
This delicious strain won the High Times as the strongest strains on Earth. This strain made it into the list for three years consecutively. The average THC levels of this strain range from 26 percent to 28 percent.
One of its phenotype, the one created by the Greenwolf LA and Green Country Rebellion, contains 31.62 percent of THC on average.
The Strawberry Banana strain is delicious because it tastes like fruits as the combination of banana and strawberry.
The Kush4Breakfast created this strain out of the combination of the White, Tahoe OG, and Girl Scout Cookies, thus, the name. This strain contains as much as 27 percent THC.
This indica-dominant strain of about 70 percent hits the senses in minutes. It can make users feel euphoric and creative. After a few minutes, these effects will turn to sedation.
The White Tahoe Cookies taste sweet and tasty with OG undertones.
The Mighty Irish Seeds created the Irish Cream through selective breeding. It is a crossbreed between the Cookies and Cream and the Real McCoy. This strain contains more than 27 percent THC on the average.
The Irish Cream can provide you a pleasant experience that can help alleviate stress, depression, pain, and anxiety. However, you may not enjoy it if you are looking for strains with a sweet taste. The classic flavor of this strain is a combination of pine and herbs.
The Next Harvest created this strain by crossbreeding a Nepalese sativa and a Thai according to rumors. The Chemdawg is a 55 percent indica-dominant strain, making it almost like a perfect hybrid.
This strain used to be the holder of the title as the strain with the highest THC content because of its 32.13 percent THC level. Even though this strain is popular among connoisseurs, only a little information is known about this strain. Because of its high level of THC, new users should stay away from this strain.
Its name sounds fitting to this strain because it currently holds the title as the most potent strain, according to the High Times. An activated THC percentage of this strain is 34 percent, while the average is 25 percent.
The California Herbal Remedies (CHR) created this strain. Many believe that this strain is the product of crossbreeding between Cherry Pie, Granddaddy Purps, and OG Kush.
This strain provides euphoria that affects the whole body that can leave you couchlock.
If you are a novice user, you better stay away from these strain at first and try milder ones. This list can change next year because of the continuous innovations in marijuana strains.
Now that you have an idea about the most potent strains, what strongest weed strain do you like to try first.