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What Strains of Cannabis have the Highest THC?


Every region has a strain that tests high in THC but is also commonly available. Some of these strains are available in multiple areas of the U.S. as some are common in medical marijuana dispensaries. These are 6 of the highest THC containing strains available in the U.S.

Ghost Train Haze

Not only does Ghost Train Haze have a potent smell to it, it’s a heavy hitter in the THC department too. It is a sativa strain that is pretty heady high, but helps you stay focused and creative. It commonly tests between 25-percent to 27-percent THC.

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is one of 2016’s top 10 most popular marijuana strains, and for good reason. It tastes great, it has a wonderful high, is soothing and well, it has a pretty high THC level too. GSC, as it is commonly abbreviated to, often tests in the neighborhood of 28-percent. You definitely want to take a break after 2 – 3 good pulls of this strain.

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a pretty harsh sativa. It can, and almost does, make you cough. It’s great if you’re congested and has helped me through the cold and flu season countless times. It commonly tests in the 26-percent range, but I have seen it in several states above 27-percent.

Sour Amnesia

Sour Amnesia is listed as a sativa, but for me, it’s a bit more hybrid. It’s a great, heady high that helps give you energy, creativity and focus but is also great for calming down annoying muscle spasms. It has a skunky but citrusy aroma to it, but hits very smooth. It typically tests in the neighborhood of 27-percent, but I have personally experienced a 34-percent Sour Amnesia, and it was a true 1-hitter-quitter. I have not seen another batch test that high since.

Bruce Banner #3

Bruce Banner #3 is a sativa dominant hybrid that comes from Strawberry Diesel and OG Kush. It’s a great strain for those that suffer with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or other disorders causing frequent fatigue. It’s a strong strain, that when attended to properly, can achieve 30-percent THC. Its average range is 20 to 28-percent.

Chiquita Banana

The rare Chiquita Banana strain is one of the world’s strongest strains of cannabis. It has tested as high as 33-percent. It is a sativa dominant hybrid that promotes interesting conversation, creativity and uplifting thoughts. Be forewarned if you do get your hands on this strain; be ready for a long lasting high and some of the best conversations of your life.

Closing Tips

It is important to go a little light with these, because it is possible to get too high and end up having a bad experience. Try a couple hits and relax for a little bit. If you’re not where you expect or want to be, take a couple more hits. Give yourself a while to let the effects surface, as some of these are creepers and the full effects aren’t felt for 15 to 20 minutes after your last pull. Make sure you don’t have anywhere to be after using one of these high-potency strains, because their effects tend to be intense and long lasting. It’s best to stay put for a couple of hours afterwards with these strains.

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