The Strongest Strains

By Joshua

Cannabis has come along in leaps and bounds in quality since the early days, when the only Kush you could get your hands on looked like grass clippings and was about as potent. Breeders have been perfecting their craft in order to create the strongest, most dank, delicious strains possible. As a result, we’re now living in the golden era of good bud. Even though there are a lot of factors to what makes a quality strain, THC content remains king. After all, why smoke weed if you’re not trying to get hiiiigh (of course there are other reasons to smoke, but for the purposes of this article, just bear with me).
So, without further ado, here is a list of some of the strongest strains of cannabis you can get your hands on today. But be warned, here there be monsters
Girl Scout Cookies
An Indica-dominant hybrid, GSC owes its potency to its parents, namely OG Kush and Durban Poison. Even though the high will leave you feeling euphoric and fully relaxed, the high THC content means that this strain is for experienced smokers only. This strain can help with chronic pain, nausea, and appetite loss.
THC: 19%
Dominant Terpene: Caryophyllene
Similar to: Cookie DOS, Zookies, Blueberry Diesel, Sweet Dream
Death Star
To put it mildly, this weed stanks. A cross between Sensi Star and Sour Diesel, this strain could scare Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and any other red eye jedi in the galaxy. This Indica strain works as well during the day as it does at night, and will leave you feeling relaxed, happy, and euphoric.
THC: 20%
Dominant terpene: Caryophyllene
Similar to: Watermelon Gelato, Raspberry Tart, RudeBoi OG, Cherry Durban Poison
Lemon Cake
A grower’s dream, this strain has a 9-10 week flowering time, with very high yields. It also lives up to its name, as the first thing you will notice when smelling this bud is a distinct citrus aroma, with a bit of a cheesy undertone. It owes this to its lineage, as it is the result of crossbreeding Lemon Skunk and Cheese. Use this strain to combat stress, physical discomfort, or appetite loss.
THC: 21%
Dominant terpene: Myrcene
Similar to: 501st OG, Holy Grail, Flavor Pack #5, OG Chem
Amnesia Haze
If you’re looking for a strain to kickstart your day, then you’ve come to the right place. This Sativa strain can trace its lineage to South Asian and Jamaican landraces. This strain is also a former Cannabis Cup winner, which has become popular in the coffee shops of Amsterdam.
THC: 18%
Dominant terpene: Myrcene
Similar to: OG Kush, UK Cheese, Kosher Dawg, Chernobyl
Wedding Cake
The naughty child of one of the other strains on our list, Wedding Cake came about as a cross between Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies. This strain is not for the faint of heart and should be handled with care. A favourite with medical marijuana patients, this hybrid strain is effective to combat pain, insomnia, and appetite loss.
THC: 22%
Dominant terpene: Limonene
Similar to: Super Sour Diesel, Caesar, Cherry Vanilla Cookies, Colorado Chem
Sour Diesel
One of the older strains on our list, Sour Diesel has been popular for decades. This Sativa strain is a result of crossing Chemdawg and Super Skunk. With a fast-acting high, this strain will leave you feeling dreamy and cerebral. Users find that this strain also helps to combat depression, pain, and stress.
THC: 18%
Dominant terpene: Caryophyllene
Similar to: Space Candy, Platinum Kush, SPK, Kandy Kush
White Fire OG
Also known as WiFi, this hybrid strain will be leaving you feeling like your head is in the clouds. Made from crossing Fire OG and The White, this strain has sour and earthy aromas. White Fire OG is ideal for creative or social activities, and will also help with depression, anxiety, glaucoma, and pain.
THC: 21%
Dominant terpene: Limonene
Similar to: Layer Cake, King Louis, Strawberry Banana, 5th Element
Ghost Train Haze
This strain is a big-hitter and is not for users who suffer from anxiety. A sativa cross of Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck, Ghost Train Haze is unlike most Sativas, as it grows dense buds encased with white, crystal trichomes. This strain will help combat pain, depression and appetite loss. Smoking the right amount will help fuel your creativity and concentration, but beware, too much and you’ll be seeing that ghost train.
THC: 18%
Dominant terpene: Terpinolene
Similar to: Slymer, Blue Apricot Sherbert, The Lime, S.C. Slimer
Bruce Banner
This strain could even chill out Bruce’s big, green, alter ego if he smoked some. But just like the Hulk, this bud packs a serious punch, with a high THC content. With a mostly cerebral high, this hybrid strain has fast-acting effects that will leave you feeling energised and creative. Bruce Banner owes its existence to the crossbreeding of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel.
THC: 21%
Dominant terpene: Myrcene
Similar to: Jungle Cake, Samoas, Cherry Skunk, Sweet Cheese
Wedding Crasher
This is another strain that owes its existence to another member of this list. The baby of Wedding Cake and Purple Punch, this hybrid strain is mellow and earthy with sharp, gassy highlights and a sweet berry finish.
THC: 21%
Dominant terpene: Caryophyllene
Similar to: Grease Monkey, Cherry Diesel, Cookies & Cream, Citral Glue