Everybody wants to know which are the strongest weed strains on Earth. To answer that question sites from High Times to Leafly post frequent reports about the year’s strongest weed strains. And each year new cannabis strains with whopping THC levels make the list. It’s difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest highest THC strain and all the changes and trends around all those high THC strains. So we decided to take a peek at the web’s most popular “strongest weed” lists and compile our own top 5 strongest weed in the world (so far) list for 2016. If you love only the most potent weed, weed with the most soaring THC levels, then sit back, relax and enjoy.
Strongest weed defined
The strongest weed strains are the ones with the highest THC levels. Duh. For a primer on the THC in weed, check out our post, What is THC. So obviously this strongest marijuana list is all about weed with the highest THC content. So we’re only including the strongest strains of weed not the tastiest or stinkiest. And just so you know, generally speaking, anyt weed that surpasses 20 percent THC could be considered potent and potentially considered some of the strongest weed available.
Also. Just because a particular strain has been deemed the strongest weed, like the Bruce Banner strain doesn’t mean it is. We all know that Bruce Banner weed is hella potent. So let’s say grower A flowers the Bruce Banner strain and it tests at 22 percent THC. And grower B also flowers the same exact Bruce Banner strain but it clocks in at 15% THC. They both grew the exact same cut so why’s there such a difference? Well many things could attribute for the difference in THC levels including environmental conditions, growing techniques and genetic phenotypes. However even with this variability, there is weed like the Death Star strain or the White Fire strain that tend to express higher levels of THC to start with—thanks to strong genetics and selective breeding.
Certain cannabis strains are known for producing high levels of THC and CBD. Like we said, the Bruce Banner strain as well as the Death Star strain as just two. Those are the types of cannabis strains typically used in breeding projects. However along with seeking high THC levels growers also consider things like resiliency and flavor when creating genetics. Anyhow the point is that the strongest strain of weed is created by no accident. Those strains were manufactured—picked by hand . Picking pot with the highest THC levels is and selectively breeding them with complementary strains is what it’s all about. This has given rise to a new age of high THC laden marijuana. In fact many of today’s strongest weed strains didn’t exist a few years ago. We can only imagine the levels of THC in weed of the future.
Top 5 strongest weed strains
So let’s dive into some of the strongest weed on Earth so far. To complete this list we relied on several websites including High Times, Cannabis Culture, Leafly and many others.
Bruce Banner strain
Bruce Banner weed is named after the Hulk’s alter ego. High Times crowned it the strongest weed strain of 2014 following its victory in the 2013 Denver Cannabis Cup. Since then the Bruce Banner strain has been considered one of the strongest weed strains on Earth. Bruce Banner weed is a product of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel and according to Leafly Bruce Banner weed delivers a dizzying punch of euphoria that anchors your body in deep relaxation. Sounds awesome, right?
Death Star strain
The Death Star Strain is out of this world. It’s a super tasty and super gorgeous combination of Sensi Star and Sour Diesel. Typically Death Star weed clocks in with THC levels between 20 and 25 percent. It’s odd to consider Death Star weed some of the strongest weed on Earth with it’s galactic name. So we’re gonna officially consider Death Star weed some of the most potent weed in the known universe.
The White Fire strain gets its name from the massive amount of resin it has covering the bud. We’re talking the Academy of Motion Pictures levels of whiteness. Sometimes referred to as The White or White Fire OG, this strain typically contains THC levels testing between 20 and 28 percent—dayum that’s like the highest THC content we’ve seen yet. That’s why we gotta go on record as state that White Fire OG is probably the strongest strain of weed available right now. Prove us wrong?
Not only is Strawberry Cough one of the highest THC strains available it smells and tastes like a bushel of fresh strawberries. According to Leafly the Strawberry Cough strain has such high THC levels it’ll even make the most seasoned veteran cough. They also point out that the Strawberry Cough strain has won numerous Cannabis Cups. Anyhow the story behind Strawberry Cough reveals that Kyle Kushman inherited a really sad-looking mystery clone from a friend’s garden. Using his magic growing skills he then polished it into the sweet-smelling THC engine that now boasts THC levels up to 26 percent. When grown right Strawberry Cough is definitely stuff stoners like.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies weed has become super famous recently. Seems like everyone from stoners to soccer moms are talking about the Cookies weed strain nowadays. It’s not hard to see why though. For one thing Girl Scout Cookie weed is super tasty. It’s also super potent. Lately the GSC strain has been making all the strongest weed lists so it’s no surprise that the mighty Cookies Strain make this one. Anyhow Girl Scout weed is hella potent. According to Steep Hill’s lab data, Girl Scout Cookies typically tests upwards of 28 percent THC. That’s a lot. Even the low end average of THC in Cookies weed is impressive. That shit commonly clocks in with an impressive 17 percent THC. In case you’re wondering about genetics Girl Scout Cookies marijuana is made up of Durban Poison crossed with OG Kush. The cookies weed strain is Indica dominant and total stuff stoners like.
Anyhow did your favorite cannabis strain make the cut? Which strains should we have included? Let us know in the comments below…