Cannabis Strains with Monster THC Levels
Many people interested in recreational and therapeutic qualities of cannabis look to get more information on the strongest cannabis strains because they are the best of the best in terms of THC content. For example, some are just interested in the “high” qualities of these strains. Indeed, a strain with a high THC level can deliver the most potent smoke for powerful uplifting euphoria. Meanwhile, others explain their interest in the need for a very potent medicine to help with serious medical conditions.
Before we get to discussing the strains, let’s quickly talk about tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, because the substance’s medical benefits were known as early as the 1960s.
What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?
Molecule of THC. Image Source
THC is the chemical ingredient of cannabis that affects the mood by creating the “high.” It was first discovered by Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in 1964. It is a cannabinoid, which refers to chemical compounds found in cannabis plant that interact with receptors in the brain and body to create psychoactive effects. However, helping to get “high” is not all that THC is good for.
It has a wide range of medical benefits, including:
- Anti-inflammatory properties. They are useful for treating autoimmune disease and other conditions.
- Anti-cancer properties. Some studies reported that the compound triggered apoptosis (self-destruction) in cancer cells.
- Reduction of neurotoxins in brain diseases. According to recent research, THC has been used in several studies with Alzheimer’s patients and produced promising results. For example, it removed amyloid beta protein from affected brain cells; this protein is known to build up in the brains on Alzheimer’s patients, creating a plaque which undermines the interaction among neurons and causes neurodegeneration in long-term. Moreover, THC was considered effective in reducing brain inflammation by some scientists.
Thanks to research and selective breeding, we now have many THC heavyweights that have earned attention for their potency.
10 Cannabis Strains with Monster THC Levels
In the recent years, this strain (which is actually a hybrid of OG Kush ad Durban Poison) has been used by an increased amount of people, especially in the U.S. One of the reasons for its popularity is a high THC level, which is estimated to be about 28 percent. This content ensures hours of relaxation and a wave of blissful euphoria.
9. Kosher Kush
This strain originated in California just seven years ago but quickly became well-known for high potency ingredients and enticing flavor. It produces staggering levels of THC, with some samples reaching almost 29 percent. Known as a tasty smoke, it also has some valuable therapeutic qualities such as improving sleep patterns and relieving pain.
8. Bruce Banner
Yeah, the name of this strain is quite original and can be easily explained. Named the strongest strain by 2014 High Times award, it features up to 30 percent of THC, which is quite powerful. The strain has a good reputation because of the ability to produce deep relaxation, combat arthritis-related pain, relieve stress, anxiety and ADHD. Components of Bruce Banner are Strawberry Diesel and OG Kush.
Strong genetics provide the next strain on this list with an impressive 25.5 percent of THC content. This cross of Neville’s Wreck and Ghost OG delivers a potent dose to knock out depression, acute and chronic pain, anxiety, and appetite loss.
According to users of this strain, low doses also facilitate creativity and improve concentration. The effect of Ghost Train Haze is reportedly similar to a shot of a strong espresso, so it’s a pretty powerful uplifting effect.
6. Gorilla Glue
This powerful strain hit shelves only last year and quickly attracted a lot of attention because of its ability to deliver heavy-handed euphoria and relaxation. It is grown in Colorado, and averages 18 to 25 percent THC; however, some samples contained as high as 32 percent.
The aroma of Gorilla Glue is strong with notes of coffee and chocolate. It is recommended for both recreational and medical users because it produces uplifting effects and relaxation.
5. Death Star
The next strain on our list also has an amazing name that would quickly recognized by Star Wars fans. In the movie, that was the name of a space station that had the ability to destroy entire planets. Indeed, Death Star lives up to its name, as it contains up to 27 percent THC.
4. The White
This strain reportedly originated in Florida and got its name from white trichomes that cover it. The White is an indica dominant hybrid (only 15 percent of sativa) which is a perfect tool for treating stress, pain, and insomnia because of a high THC content of up to 30 percent.
This strain is pretty amazing because it has a smell of a bucket of fresh strawberries and a ridiculously high THC level that will make you cough (up to 29 percent). Despite being recently discovered Strawberry cough has already won a number of cannabis cups around the world.
2. Red Dragon
This one totally lives up to its name: Red Dragon is an exotic Asian flower with dominant sativa genes. The THC level is estimated at 22 percent, which is sufficient to deliver effective medical treatment of depression, nausea, insomnia, pain, mood disorders, migraine headaches, and inflammation.
1. White Fire
A hybrid strain (60% indica/40% sativa) also known as Wi-Fi that has a sour diesel like aroma with a touch of citrus. The THC level is around 28 percent, which makes it quite valuable to the medical cannabis industry. For example, patients consuming White Fire reported its profound effect on stress. Also, it can be used for treating pain, cancer, loss of appetite, and glaucoma headaches.
There are many reasons why people want to increase THC in their buds, including greater mental effects and extra relief from pain, depression, and anxiety. Here are some effective ways to do that.
- Take proper care of your plants. For example, provide maximum lighting during the flowering stage.
- Do not harvest too early, it limits the potential of the strain. The plant is mature and ready to be harvested during the 2-3 week window after the flowering stage.
High potency strains are a big deal nowadays, so we hope this list was useful for you to increase your knowledge of how to retrieve maximum benefits from cannabis.
Kathrin Garner is an enthusiastic journalist and writes article on social issues. As an activist, she takes part in NCSM program, which is a discussion platform on the relevant cannabis topics. She searches for current issues, and writes about it to a wide range of readers.
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Published at Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000