What’s the Strongest, Most Potent Cannabis Strain?

By Rolling Up


Cannabis potency has increased over the years due to a number of factors. In a 2016 study published by the Biological Psychiatry, researchers analyzed samples taken in from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and found that the concentration tripled over the year spans of 1995 to 2014 from about 4 to 12 percent. THC is the main driving force that determines how potent a strain will be. Other factors also include the number of cannabinoids and terpenes. Cultivation methods have improved the likelihood of more and more potent strains entering the market. 


With at least 780 strains to choose from, deciding what the strongest weed to try can be quite the challenge. It’s hard to settle for just one so we have created a list to look out for if you’re looking for high potency indica and sativa strains. This list is not for the faint of heart.


The Most Potent Sativa Strains


Ghost Train Haze

Named one of the most potent strains by High Times in 2012, Ghost Train Haze is a blend of Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck. The THC content of 25.5% will pack a punch. This strain gives users a buzz of creativity. Beginners and people who have anxiety should steer as it provokes strong feelings of delusion and paranoia. 


Bruce Banner aka The Hulk

This strain has an incredible THC level of 29% giving users a burst of energy. Bruce Banner is widely used in the medical marijuana world today. It’s used to treat stress and other ailments and is widely used in the US.


Strawberry Cough

This strain is one of the most potent strains on the market. The thick haze will make even the most veteran user cough. The THC content ranges from 25 to 26%. This strain is known for its uplifting qualities and is known for relieving stress, depression, anxiety, and nausea. 


Chem Berry D

This strain is a hybrid between Chemdog and Strawberry Sour Diesel and has THC content up to 32%. The high can hit for hours and exhibits feelings of creative happiness. Patients suffering from anxiety, appetite loss, and mood swings will benefit from this strain. 


The Most Potent Indica Strains


Death Star 


This is a cross between Sensi Star and Sour Diesel. This strain has THC content of 21% and was named the 10th strongest weed strain in 2018. The high starts off as deceptively slow but can lead to an overwhelming feeling. 


GMO Cookies

GMO Cookies is known for its powerful sedative effects and contains 25% of THC. Due to the negative connotations of the acronym GMO for genetically modified foods it also has the name Garlic Cookies. This strain will also give you major munchies.


Grand Daddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple was born in California. It contains 23% THC and is known for its taste lingering on the tongue. This strain is used for managing stress, insomnia, appetite loss, pain, and muscle spasms. 


Gorilla Glue

Known for its sticky and potent resin content this weed can produce 30% of THC. This is known to be used as a nighttime weed. It treats anxiety and pain the most. 


Exploring the world of potent cannabis is an adventure. There’s a lot to look out for and explore. As cross breeding progresses and potent strains are invented, who knows that strains we’ll be seeing in the future. 

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