Tokers' Dozen: High THC Marijuana Strains

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When users seek the most euphoric high, they look for the strains of marijuana that boast the highest tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. Generally, cannabis strains that consistently have THC levels of 20 percent or higher are considered to be very potent. 

Users should keep in mind, however, that where the marijuana is harvested, differences in growing techniques and processing all have an impact on levels of THC. 

The following strains, outlined below in order of estimated strength, are considered to be among the top choices when it comes to selection for potency. 

A-Dub

  • Variety: Indica-Dominant Hybrid (80:20 Indica – Sativa)
  • Origin: Sour Double and Alien Dog
  • THC Range: 27 - 32 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Cerebral, Energized, Psychoactive, Sleepy
    • Symptom Relief: Appetite Loss, Depression, Stress
    • Flavors: Fruity, Skunky, Sweet
    • Aromas: Pungent, Skunky, Spoiled Fruit, Sweet

Gorilla Glue #4

  •  Variety: Sativa Dominant Hybrid
  • Origin: Chocolate Diesel and Sour Diesel
  • THC Range: 25 to 28 percent
  • Characteristics: Named for it’s inherent stickiness.
    • Effects: Body Buzz, Cerebral, Happy, Tingly, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Arthritis, Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia, Nausea, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors: Chemical, Chocolate, Coffee, Diesel, Sour
    • Aromas: Chemical, Chocolate, Coffee, Diesel, Sour, Sweet

Bruce Banner

  • Variety: Hybrid (60:40 Satica-Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Combination of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel strains
  • THC Range: As high as 30 percent
  • Characteristics:  
    • Effects: Creative, Energized, Euphoric, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Depression, Nausea, Pain, Sleeplessness, Stress
    • Flavors: Berry, Diesel, Strawberry, Sweet
    • Aromas: Berry, Diesel, Floral, Pungent, Strawberry, Sweet

White Fire OG - WiFi OG

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (60:40 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: The White and Fire OG 
  • THC Range: 22 – 30 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Cerebral, Clear-Headed, Creative, Focused, Relaxed
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Appetite Loss, Chronic Pain, Depression, Glaucoma, Nausea, Tumors 
    • Flavors: Citrus, Diesel, Earthy, Pepper, Pine
    • Aromas: Citrus, Diesel, Earthy, Pepper, Pine, Pungent, Woody

Blissful Wizard 

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid
  • Origin: Captain’s Cookies and Girl Scout Cookies 
  • THC Range: 25 - 28 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects:  Euphoric, Giggly, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief:  Fatigue, Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Pain 
    • Flavors: Apple, Earthy, Flowery, Pungent, Woody
    • Aromas: Apple, Earthy, Flowery, Pungent, Woody

Strawberry Cough

  • Variety: Hybrid (80:20 Sativa - Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Cross between Erdbeer and an unknown Indica
  • THC Range: 25 – 26 Percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Alert, Cerebral, Clear-Headed, Energized, Euphoric, Happy, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Appetite Loss, Depression, Fatigue, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors: Berry, Earthy, Haze, Strawberry, Sweet
    • Aromas: Berry, Earthy, Haze, Strawberry, Sweet 

Ghost Train Haze

  • Variety: Hybrid (80:20 Sativa-Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Combination of Ghost OG and Nevil’s Wreck
  • THC Range: Averages about 25 percent 
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Cerebral, Creative, Giggly, Happy, Immediate Effect, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Appetite Loss, Depression, Fatigue, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors: Flowery, Haze, Pine, Sweet
    • Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Floral, Pungent, Sweet, Tangy

The White – (AKA Triangle Kush)

  • Variety:  Indica-Dominant Hybrid (85:15 Indica – Sativa Ratio)
  • Origin:  Originated in Florida, geneology is a secret.
  • THC Range: 20 – 28 percent
  • Characteristics: 
    • Effects: Calming, Focused
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Inattentiveness, Pain
    • Flavors: Earthy, Pine, Sweet
    • Aromas: Earthy, Pine, Sweet

Girl Scout Cookies

  • Variety: Indica-Dominant Hybrid with strong Sativa component (60:40 Indica-Sativa Ratio). 
  • Origin: The strain began as a crossbreed of OG Kush (hybrid), Durban Poison (pure sativa) and Cherry Kush (indica-dominant hybrid). First appeared in California and is now one of the most popular strains in the U.S.  It is particularly popular in Michigan and on the West Coast. 
  • THC Range: 17 – 28 percent
  • Characteristics: 
    • Effects:  Cerebral, Euphoric, Creative, Introspective, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Appetite Loss, Depression, Nausea, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors: Cherry, Earthy, Lemon, Minty
    • Aromas: Earthy, Nutty, Pungent, Spicy

Death Star

  • Variety: Indica-Dominant Hybrid (75:25 Indica – Sativa Ratio)
  • Origin: Sensi Star and Sour Diesel
  • THC Range: 20 – 24 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors: Diesel, Earthy, Skunky, Sweet
    • Aromas: Diesel, Earthy, Pungent, Skunky, Sweet

Kosher Kush

  • Variety: Indica
  • Origin: The strain began in Los Angeles, where it allegedly was blessed by a Rabbi.  
  • THC Range: Consistently higher than 20 percent.
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Calming, Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Sleepy
    • Symptom Relief: Appetite Loss, Depression, Insomnia, Pain, Stress
    • Flavors:  Earthy, Herbal, Lemon, Pine, Pungent
    • Aromas: Earthy, Pine, Pungent, Spicy, Strong 

Red Dragon 

  • Variety: Sativa Hybrid (60:40 to 70:30 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Himalayan Cush and Utopian Haze
  • THC Range: 16 – 22 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Sleepy
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Depression, Inflammation, Migraines, Mood Swings, Nausea
    • Flavors: Berry, Fruity, Spicy, Sweet
    • Aromas: Berry, Fruity, Pungent, Spicy, Sweet

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