This is yet another case of “selectively breeding” to yield an exceptionally powerful marijuana strain. Mighty Irish Seeds developed Irish Cream. It is an indica and a crossbreed of Real McCoy and Cookies and Cream. The result is a strain that the company claims clocks in with an average THC content over 27%.
Realistically speaking, the following strains are not necessarily “new” strains for this year. Rather, several of them are OG classics that have simply “evolved” with the times to contain more and more THC over the decades.
If you believe the annual reports from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, weed is getting stronger. Certainly, if you measure potency by THC content, marijuana is unquestionably becoming more potent. It was even noticeable when the average THC content of weed in 2003 was 6.4%, compared to just 0.72% in 1976.
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In all honesty, however, the average THC level of this strain is probably closer to 26-28%. This still makes it one of the most reliably potent marijuana strains in the world. Strawberry Banana, known for its incredible taste, is akin to, erm, strawberries and bananas. The taste is accompanied by an amazingly sweet and fruity scent, as well as a delicious banana exhale.
DID YOU KNOW: THC levels averaged an estimated 6.4% in 2003, while in 2018 most estimations were above 15%?
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Irish Cream is an extremely potent strain which means it could help with the relief of anxiety, depression, stress, and even chronic pain. The initial high is mostly cerebral, but soon you’ll feel happy, relaxed, and sociable all at once. Eventually, your body starts to feel the effects and you’ll begin to feel sedated and ready to hit the sack for a deep, naturally healthy night’s sleep. This is what we like to call a “carefree” strain, due to the fact that it is ideal for evening and night time use.
This exciting new strain was initially grown by Kush4Breakfast and is a cross of The White, Girl Scout Cookies, and Tahoe OG, so the name of the hybrid became obvious to the creator. White Tahoe Cookies has become extremely popular on the West Coast, according to its breeders, and its THC content clocks in at over 27% — making it one of the world’s strongest as a whole.
Powerful indica cannabis strains:
Born from The White and Fire OG, White Fire OG (also known as WiFi OG) is a force not to be trifled with. Uplifting euphoria launches your mood into the clouds with an elevated feeling that will shake creativity and happiness wide awake.
Average THC: 20%
Kosher Kush first blessed the world with its presence in 2010 and has been nabbing Cannabis Cup awards ever since. Its genetic background may be a mystery, but this strain’s keepers at DNA Genetics have refined a champion. Wrapped in a thick blanket of crystalline resin, you’ll hardly need a closer look to see that this tranquilizing indica is not one for the novices.
White Fire OG
Hiding in a white cloak of crystal resin, Ghost OG is a strain that is bred for its high-octane euphoria. Said to be a cut off the original OG Kush, Ghost OG’s potency is toned by a symphony of terpenes that fuel this strain’s powerful THC engine. Find a comfy seat and prepare to be swept into a powerful, euphoric current perfect for relaxing.
Original Glue is named for the stickiness of its resinous buds, and this strain certainly lives up to its name. Multiple Cannabis Cup awards serve to back up the legends of Original Glue’s potency, but we doubt you’ll need the proof once you’re stuck to the couch in stupefied contentment.
Using its great psychoactive forces, this Sensi Star and Sour Diesel hybrid known as Death Star commands you to chill out as it imposes powerfully euphoric and sedating effects.
Average THC: 20.5%
Average THC: 19%
Many of the strongest cannabis strains contain high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive compound found in marijuana. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for creating the “high” sensation associated with smoking cannabis. If you are seeking longer-lasting relief, a stronger strain may be beneficial. Here are five of the strongest cannabis strains currently on the market and what makes each one unique.
This is another indica-dominant strain that contains approximately 21.5% THC. Created by Kush4Breakfast, it also induces great relaxation and euphoria and is known for its peppery aroma, which is attributed to the high concentration of caryophyllene (chemical compound,C15H24) contained inside it. White Tahoe Cookies can also have a citrusy flavor, as it contains a relatively low concentration of the compound limonene. White Tahoe Cookies is created by mixing The White X Tahoe OG strain and an unknown Girl Scout Cookies cut.
Godfather OG, which is especially popular in Southern California, is one of several types of “OG” strains. It belongs to the indica marijuana plant and is frequently recommended for treating pain and insomnia. Godfather OG is also known for its spicy scent and hints of grape. This strain can have THC levels as high as 28%, according to cannabis news website Leafly. If you are unafraid of some drowsiness, Godfather OG – also known as “The Don of All OGs” – may serve as an excellent stress reliever.
Also known as “Strawnana,” this cannabis strain can have THC levels of up to 23% and is notable due to its heavy resin production. Strawberry banana will make you feel extremely relaxed and ecstatic, and may even spark a sense of creativity and interest in problem-solving. It has a mostly citrusy aroma, but can also have a slightly herbal and peppery scent. The high produced by Strawnana builds slowly, similar to other strong indica-dominant strains.