The Top 10 Strongest Cannabis Strains to Keep an Eye Out For

Talking about the strongest cannabis strains is undoubtedly a divisive subject, but we promise to make it fun. The wide variety out there makes it complex to pin down the top 10 strongest cannabis strains. With that in mind, we decided to focus on strains that are easy to find at your nearest dispensary or marijuana nursery

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1. Girl Scout Cookies

We organized this short cannabis strain guide into Sativa and Indica dominants. Running through the details about THC content and expected effects, we’ll outline why we love these particular strains. If you’re a cannabis lover and connoisseur though, the best way to keep up-to-date is to get experimenting for yourself! Deciding on your favorite strong cannabis strains will all depend on the effects that you are searching for. If you’re planning to grow some of these strains, make sure to check out our pro tips for growing marijuana

A little goes a long way with this potent strain, also called GSC. With a whopping average of 25 to 28% of THC, it’s advised to go easy if you’re a beginner. An all-time favorite and one of the top strains in California, GSC is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison Hybrid. You can expect citrusy and hoppy flavors with a hint of pepper. This strain is among the favorites of people who want to find ways to relieve pain and depression.

Genetic Ratio: 60% indica – 40% sativa

THC Content: 25-28%

Common effects: the most common effect reported is a feeling of overall happiness. GSC is also known for its long-lasting effects of relaxation and euphoria, which can spark creativity and lots of giggles.

Why we love it: Girl Scout Cookie cannabis plants will start flowering in 9 to 10 weeks when indoors. When the flowers begin to grow, you’ll see purple leaves and orange hairs with twisting green calyxes.

2. Gorilla Glue #4

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There are two reasons why Gorilla Glue #4, also known as GG4, gets its name. The first one is because of the amount of resin its buds carry – like glue. So make sure to have a good pair of scissors to trim them with. The second reason is because of its effect of intense relaxation, which will leave you “glued” to the couch. This strain is not suitable for a novice user. GG4’s lineage includes Sour Dubb, Chocolate Diesel, and Chem’s Sister. You can expect a powerful peppery flavor with citrus and herbal hints.

Genetic Ratio: 70% sativa – 30% indica

THC Content: 25-28%

Common effects: deep relaxation, happiness, and euphoria. After using it, some people report feeling sleepiness and an uplifting mood. The most common uses include pain relief, insomnia, stress relief, nausea, and depression. Some people also experience dry eyes, cottonmouth, dizziness, and anxiety.

Why we love it: it can flourish in both the controlled indoors and sunny warm outdoors. The buds it produces are chunky with a remarkable amount of resin. You can expect it to start flowering in 8 to 9 weeks after germination.

3. White Fire OG

White Fire OG, also referred to as WiFi OG, has a lineage that traces back to the classic strains The White and Fire OG. You can expect a sour and earthy taste, with a hint of diesel. The buds have beautiful white crystals with an abundance of resin, which explain its name. This strain is incredibly strong, and some have reported long-lasting highs of up to three hours. However, WiFi OG won’t leave you feeling drowsy, so you can use it during the daytime.

Genetic Ratio: 60% sativa – 40% indica

THC Content: 21-25%

Common Effects: most people using this strain report an uplifted mood, boosted energy, enhanced focus, and concentration. This makes it an excellent choice for daily use. People with depression, anxiety, cancer, or glaucoma frequently use it as support.

Why we love it: White Fire OG clones can start flowering in 56 to 63 days. You can expect and plant with medium height and high yield. And this strain will also thrive in a warm environment that is rich in CO2.

4. Tahoe OG

Tahoe OG is a potent and fast-acting strain. It is especially loved by people who have insomnia. Reported to have been created by a Ganja Guru in Lake Tahoe, California, in the 1980s, this strain is a real classic. The taste you can expect when trying it out is especially citrusy with a hint of pepper and an earthy undertone. Tahoe OG is definitely a nighttime strain that’s known for providing you with a great night’s sleep.

Genetic Ratio: 90% sativa – 10% indica

THC Content: 20-25%

Common Effects: Tahoe OG’s most reported effects include sleepiness, happiness, and relaxation, with an uplifted mood and some euphoria. These characteristics make it an excellent choice for people experiencing chronic pain, insomnia, loss of appetite, or stress.

Why we love it: The feminized Tahoe OG clones will start flowering in 56 to 63 days, with high yield. The buds have green calyxes and a dense layer of trichomes. This plant will thrive in both indoor and outdoor settings.

5. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel, also known as Sour D, is an extremely popular strain widely known for its overpowering pungent smell similar to gasoline with hints of orange. This strain holds a legendary status because of its dreamy and energizing mental effects. These can last for up to three hours. This strain is such a classic that it’s widely recognized, and its lineage dates back to the 90s. Many growers believe that Sour Diesel comes from the cross between Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk.

Genetic Ratio: 80% sativa – 20% indica

THC Content: 20-25%

Common Effects: physical relaxation with an energizing feeling followed by happiness, euphoria, and an uplifted mood have been reported by users. Such characteristics make it a favorite for those trying to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression.

Why we love it: This strain will start flowering after 10 weeks, and you can expect a medium-high yield. Sour Diesel plants can grow up to 4 feet tall, so make sure to trim them carefully while in the vegetative state if you have limited indoor vertical space. 

6. Mimosa

You may know mimosa as a brunch-favorite drink. Just like its namesake, this strain can bring a feeling of happiness to your day when you try it. A cross between Purple Punch and Clementine, you can expect a herbal aroma with a citrusy hint, similar to a mimosa drink. The boost of energy associated with this strain makes it a great fit for a daytime pick-me-up. 

Genetic Ratio: 70% sativa – 30% indica

THC Content: 18-25%

Common Effects: a classic mood lifter that will undoubtedly give you the giggles and provide enhanced focus with mild relaxation. People who suffer from depression, fatigue, chronic pain, or arthritis are great fans of the Mimosa strain.

Why we love it: This strain will give you large plants with high yield, and you can expect clones to start flowering within 65 to 70 days. Mimosa plants will perform exceptionally both outdoors and indoors. 

7. Fruity Pebbles

Who doesn’t recall the joy of having a bowl of Fruity Pebbles as a child? This strain got this name because of numerous similarities with its namesake cereal: the fruity, tropical flavor, and the feeling of happiness it brings afterward. With a lineage that tracks back to Tahoe Alien, Grand Daddy Purple, and Green Ribbon, you can also expect a plant with green leaves and vibrant shades of purple, red, and orange pistils. This fun strain will boost your creativity with some psychedelic effects.

Genetic Ratio: 55% indica – 45% sativa

THC Content: 18-21%

Common Effects: Most people using Fruity Pebbles reported feeling happiness, euphoria, relaxation with an uplifted mood, and lots of giggles. It’s a match for people trying to cope with depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, or chronic pain.

Why we love it: Fruity Pebbles will provide you with medium plants that should be trimmed throughout the vegetative state and with a high yield. Due to its pungent fruity smell, you may want to invest in exhaust fans. You can expect clones to start flowering within 60 to 70 days.

8. Grand Daddy Purple

Also known as GDP, Grand Daddy Purple is a classic Indica dominant hybrid strain that’s generated from a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle. Its flowers will bloom in a beautiful shade of deep purple mixed with blue, green, and orange. The reported aromas for GDP include berry, grape, and earth. This strain was first introduced by the breeder Ken Estes in California around 2003.

Genetics Ratio: 80% indica – 20% sativa

THC content: 17-24%

Common effects: physical relaxation combined with mental euphoria. It’s excellent for people who want to combat insomnia, stress, pain, muscle spasms, and appetite loss. 

Why we love it: GDP clones flower in 56 to 63 days, has a high yield, and can be suitable for both indoor and outdoor growing.

9. Blue Dream

Blue Dream has been a classic and all-time favorite for west coasters for many years. The main reasons behind its favoritism come from the sweet and blueberry flavors combined with full-body relaxation. This strain is a cross between Blueberry and Haze, and it’s a great choice if you’re a beginner user who’s just getting to know new strains and their benefits. The energizing effect that Blue Dream brings makes it a fit for daytime use.

Genetic Ratio: 60% sativa – 40% indica

THC Content: 17-24%

Common Effects: with a highly sedative effect, it’s a reputable strain for people trying to cope with pain, PTSD, insomnia, or depression. Those who use it report feeling happiness, euphoria, and body relaxation.

Why we love it: Blue Dream is an excellent choice for novice growers. This plant will start flowering in 10 weeks and can grow up to 5 feet tall. Make sure to trim it carefully during the vegetative stage if you have limited vertical space. You can expect high yield growing it indoors or outdoors.

10. Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake is a strain with an earthy scent, but with sweet vanilla aromas and a sugary taste towards the end, just like an actual wedding cake. Its lineage traces back to Triangle Cookies and Animal Mints. Wedding Cake’s fluffy buds have pink and purple coloring, and you can expect a high amount of resin. Because of its color, some people call this strain “Pink Cookie”.

Genetic Ratio: 60% indica – 40% sativa

THC Content: 14-18%

Common Effects: relaxation, happiness, and appetite stimulation are the top reported effects for this strain. This makes it a favorite for people who suffer from depression and fibromyalgia.

Why we love it: Wedding cake plants will start flowering within 60 to 70 days, and you can expect a high yield. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor growing, but it thrives indoors.

Final Thoughts 

Whether you’re just trying to find out more about the effects of these cannabis strains or you’re preparing to grow them yourself, you can always turn to us for advice. We will be happy to share some pro growing tips with you. Ready to get started? Take a look at our high-quality clones and let the journey begin!

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