Top 7 High THC Cannabis Strains

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is one of the most well known and abundant cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. It is also known as the primary ingredient that gives cannabis consumers that amazing "high" feeling.

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From indigenous landraces to connoisseur-focused hybrids, there have been many cannabis strains that have been sought after for their high THC content.

It's these kinds of strains that are able to deliver the most potent smoke, providing either ultimate relaxation or uplifting bliss. There are even some strains that can make for outright psychedelic smoking experiences.

So, what's up with THC's high?

Whether it causes a mind-blowing high that sends you wandering while you giggle uncontrollably, or one that has you locked to your sofa, potency is often the order of the day and will all depend on the kind of strain you choose. So, in the spirit of progress, we've put together a list of the top 7 high THC cannabis strains, for our readers who enjoy experiencing the high in cannabis and want that chronic.

Below are some of the best high THC cannabis strains known for nothing but royal dankness and illustrating just how far Mary Jane has come.

1. Girl Scout Cookies

Very little is known about its origins, nonetheless, Girl Scout Cookies are still a crowd favorite.

The heavy-hitting cannabis hybrid was created by crossing OG Kush and Durban Poison, and like any powerful indica-dominant, it hits you hard and fast.

Testing at 28% THC, this strain provides the best aspects of both sativa and indica, offering a powerful high that is happy and euphoric, but not without the couch-lock body effects. That said, keep the dose light and work your way up.

True to its name, Girl Scout Cookies bud gives off a sweet and spicy, oven-baked aroma with a delightful mix of peppermint, skunk, and a subtle lemony flavor that seems to dominate the palate upon exhalation.

2. Chemdawg

This mysterious bud may have unknown origins, but it's aroma and effects are solid! What we do know is that Chemdawg was used to produce Sour Diesel – one of the world's most popular strains.

Before even taking a hit, you might be knocked off of your feet by its smell. At first sniff, it offers a very pungent, earthy diesel flavor with a similar smell that mixes lemon, earth, and pine.

For those looking for high content, Chewdawg is considered an ideal socializing strain. It boasts between 15 and 20% THC and results in an invigorating, euphoric high, but need not be taken lightly.

The cerebral lift inspires creativity drives creativity while stony effects provide a nice body high.

3. Amnesia Haze

If there was a hall of fame for high THC levels, Amnesia Haze has got to be featured in it. This bud is an absolute feel-good weed and was crafted by the crossing of Afghani Hawaiian, Jamaican sativa, and Laos sativa genetics.

There is never a dull moment with this bud. THC levels routinely exceed 20% and will give cannabis consumers an uplifting high that kicks-in right away. Rather than inducing a creative buzz, this effect of this strain is said to elevate the spirits and has even been described as feeling psychedelic.

Perfectly potent, Amnesia Haze cannabis strain also delivers on the flavor front. The initial toke is smooth and brings about a spicy and earthy taste with a slight sweetness to it.

It can't get any more serendipitous blazing this bud.

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4. Bruce Banner

Appropriately named after its alter ego (The Incredible Hulk), this bud packs quite a punch.

Bruce Banner was bred with genetics from OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel – which has carved itself quite the reputation. With a muscular 29% THC, it will definitely cause a transformation of sorts if you're seeking a strain with potent effects.

Thanks to its high THC concentrations, Bruce Banner hits fast with a flush of euphoria, combined with a powerful whole-body mood boost, before leaving you relaxed and creative. Perhaps the only thing mild about the Bruce Banner cannabis strain is it's subtle, yet flawless, aromatic flavor.

It has some sweet smells mixed with a deeply spicy lemon-lime OG Kush aroma and a slight hint of diesel.

5. Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue (or Gorilla Glue #4) is another one of those hard-hitting cannabis strains you can add in your stash. Bred from Chocolate Diesel and Sour Dubb, this 2014 Cannabis Cup winner is a 50/50 hybrid that contains 25%-28% THC.

The initial rush of Gorilla Glue is gluey, but happy. And if you want a couch lock, you will certainly experience a total, full-body stone, so you'd best prepare yourself. Effects are intense and long-lasting, and will often end in a deep sleep, especially if you're new to using Gorilla Glue cannabis.

Consumers will be delighted by the sheer mixture of tastes and flavors. After a few hits, you'll taste the sourness of a green apple paired with touches of chocolate, mocha, and gasoline.

6. Blue Dream

Besides its tasty flavor and potent effects, perhaps the unknown ancestry of this cannabis hybrid is what makes it so dreamy to many.

Blue Dream impresses with very high levels of THC, which can reach somewhere around 24%. When you first toke, you will initially notice that it has a mouth-watering blueberry flavor mixed in with sugar. that tends to stay in the air and on your tongue.

Next, you will be swept by an immediate onset of both indica and sativa effects. Blue Dream is no couch-locking cannabis strain, so don't be fooled. Instead, this strain delivers an uplifting cerebral head high, accompanied by an powerful cerebral head high and relaxation that spreads through the body, leaving no hope for stress to accumulate.

7. Sour Diesel

Also known as "Sour D", Sour Diesel has become some of the most popular amongst high THC strains. Believed to have originated from the cross of Northern Lights, Chemdawg, hybrid Skunk genetics, its specific heritage is little tricky, however, this fact hasn't had any impact on the incredible potency of this sativa dominant.

Weighing in at 19-25% THC, Sour Diesel bud will exceed your wildest dreams in terms of effects. The energized and positive high affects your head almost exclusively; so consumers won't feel a couch-lock with this one.

As the name suggests, Sour Diesel exuding a sour pungent odor (that has come to be the defining identifier) combined with citrus, yet earthy flavors.


Despite the fact that there are many new cannabis strains being created —on what seems like a daily basis—there will always be legendary strains that will never grow old.

Now you know all about some of the best high THC strains which are becoming increasingly popular and with cannabis consumer.

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Mell Green
Mell Green

Mell supports the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis. In an attempt to help end the stigma surrounding the humble plant and represent it as a positive part of society, she has written for a variety of publications, including Terpenes and Testing Magazine, Hytiva, Royal Queen Seeds, and more. When not writing, she's enjoying the latest craft brew innovations, traveling, and seeking satire in everyday life.

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