If you're looking to develop that green thumb growing your own cannabis can be a fun and super rewarding way to do so! One of the most important steps to growing quality weed is starting with a premium seed. This list of our favourite seeds with high THC content will help you locate seeds of both high quality and high effects once they've grown up.
How much THC is in weed?
The average THC percentage in weed has increased steadily over the years thanks to better growing techniques and cross breeding between different strains. The average THC concentration in weed is around 10-12%. So what is considered high THC? Any marijuana THC strain with over 20% THC in our opinion is considered potent and will definitely have you high after a few tokes!
Where to buy weed seeds?
Despite the US having some of the world’s most relaxed marijuana laws, it still remains illegal federally. Therefore, seeds can only be bought legally in states where growing marijuana is legal. Plenty of seed banks can be found online, but we recommend you to purchase the seeds directly from a dispensary if you are from a state where weed is illegal. Popular seed banks include Barneys farm seeds, THC farmer, Seedsman, Royal Dutch Seeds and Attitude seed bank.
Before you hit up your favourite shop or website you should know which strains are of interest for you. That's why we've curated our list of favourite cannabis seeds that are known to have a large percentage of THC content. Keep reading to figure out which little seedlings you want to seek out!
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One of the most famous cannabis strains, Chemdawg 91 is potent with THC levels reaching 25%. It is a descendant of Thai Landrace and Chemdawg; the number “91” is believed to reference the year of its first appearance. It’s known for a strong earthy and diesel aroma, which is worth noting if you are trying to grow or smoke your weed discreetly! Consumption of this hybrid strain will leave you euphoric and talkative.
The Chem 91 strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors with a flowering time of around 9 - 10 weeks. If you choose to grow outdoors, you should harvest your plant no later than early-November (assuming you’re from the northern hemisphere). It has a pretty high yield and one can expect around 2500 grams of fresh bud per fully grown plant. Note that this plant can reach 3 metres in height, so allow plenty of space.
THC levels: 22 - 25%
Flowering time: 9 - 10 weeks
Effects: Euphoric, Creating, Relaxed
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OG 18 Strain
If you’re looking for a strain that offers ultimate relaxation and relief from pain, then look no further than OG 18. This 70:30 indica dominant hybrid is one of the top weed strains and has won many awards including the High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 2009 & 2010. A phenotype of OG Kush bred by legendary breeders DNA Genetics, one can expect THC levels averaging at around 18% with some phenotypes testing up to 21%. The super dense buds are incredibly pungent with a diesel and earthy smell. OG 18 will leave you happy and relaxed. Do note that the munchy effects are pretty strong, so have a snack ready!
OG 18 is pretty resistant to mould and thrives in a Mediterranean climate. It has a pretty good yield and requires 8 to 9 weeks to flower, possibly shorter if grown in a greenhouse.
THC levels: 18-21%
Flowering time: 8-9 weeks
Effects: Relaxed, Sedated, Sleepy
Rainbow Sherbet Strain
This 50:50 indica-sativa hybrid was brought onto the market by Spanish breeders Lifetime Seeds. Towards the end of its flowering, the plant presents a wide range of colours, hence the name. One can expect a THC concentration of 20-22%.
Rainbow Sherbet’s balanced effect will leave you relaxed and happy. It has a sweet, fruity flavour with hints of tropical citrus. It has a short flowering period at 6 to 9 weeks and one can expect an average yield. It is best grown indoors as the final THC concentration can easily be affected by its environment.
THC levels: 20-22%
Flowering time: 6 - 9 weeks
Effects: Relaxed, Happy, Focused
Sour Dubble Strain
A cross between sour diesel and sour bubble, this hybrid cannabis strain is known for its dense buds and strong flavour. Its aroma is often associated with diesel; a fruity or spicy aftertaste is sometimes reported. This strain is perfect for those wanting a bit more focus and energy.
If grown correctly, THC levels can reach 26%. In order to achieve this, we recommend growing indoors. Methods such as “sea of green” (SOG) work well with this strain and one can expect an average to high yield. When measuring by THC content, however, you are guaranteed the best bang for your buck with this strain!
THC levels: 22-26%
Flowering time: 9 - 10 weeks
Effects: Focused, Creative, Energetic
These lil' seeds have such bright futures ahead of them! @casual_fields
Gorilla Kush Strain
Gorilla Kush is a combination of three already legendary strains: Gorilla Glue, Black Domina and Blueberry. The result is a strong 50/50 strain with THC levels measuring up to 28%. It doesn’t have an overly strong aroma and users often associate its taste to coffee or chocolate. After smoking, your body will feel incredibly relaxed and “couch-lock” is not uncommon, be sure to use this strain in the evening for sleep or when you have nothing important planned. Medicinally, this is one of the best strains of weed for those suffering from depression or anxiety.
Gorilla Kush is relatively easy to cultivate and can be grown outdoors if warm. It requires around 8 - 9 weeks to flower and has an average to high yield. Be sure to trim your plant regularly and to keep it away from overly humid conditions to prevent mould or bacterial growth.
THC levels: 24-28%
Flowering time: 8 - 9 weeks
Effects: Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Chocolate Diesel Strain
A cross between Sour Diesel and Chocolate Thai, Chocolate Diesel is a sativa strain that is known for its euphoric head high effects. It is much loved for its earthy, diesel flavour and nutty aftertaste. THC content averages at 18%, with some phenotypes measuring up to 23%. It is a strain commonly used to treat migraines and nausea.
It can be grown outdoors in warm, semi-humid climates and has a long flowering time of 10 - 12 weeks. Plants can grow up to 2 - 3 metres tall so be sure to leave enough space. We recommend early pruning and regular trimming for maximum yield. Although it is a sativa strain, it appears more indica like with dense nuggets and a dark green colour. When the flowers are ready they are covered by translucent white trichomes with curly orange hairs.
THC levels: 18-23%
Flowering time: 10-12 weeks
Effects: Uplifted, Happy, Euphoric
High Octane Strain (Strongest Medical Strain?)
High Octane is a pure indica strain that has won multiple awards for its hard-hitting effects. It is a descendant of Chemdawg, Hindu Kush and OG Kush. The average THC level of this strain is 25%, with some phenotypes testing up to 33% THC; this makes it one of the strongest indica strains around. It has a spicy pine tree and lemon taste and the head high is ideal for evening use, treating insomnia and chronic pains. At higher doses, the heavy body sensation will make you not want to leave the house!
Growing this strain is not overly difficult because of its Kush genetics and requires around 8-9 weeks to flower. It has an average yield and should be grown in a semi-humid environment.
THC levels: 25-33%
Flowering time: 8-9 weeks
Effects: Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric
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Triple OG Strain (Best weed in the world?)
Also known as XXX OG, this indica strain has won awards including the best Indica strain of 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup. We believe it is one of the best strains of all time! It is a crossbreed of XXX and OG Kush and has a THC content between 11% and 22%. This strain is perfect for late afternoon use with its relaxing effects and is effective in treating pain and insomnia. Triple OG has a smooth, earthy flavour and peppery aftertaste.
OG strains have sturdy genetics; this means that it is easy to grow and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. For the best results, we recommend using the sea of green method. Flowering requires 9 weeks and has a high yield. Triple OG is one of the best weed strains for beginner growers.
Appropriately named after the silver trichomes that cover its buds, Platinum Kush’s genetics are somewhat unknown. It is most likely composed of Master Kush and a landrace Afghanistan Indica. THC levels have been tested to be between 17% - 24% and it has a strong, piney flavour. Platinum Kush often causes the consumer to feel sedated and relaxed; this relieves pain and, at higher doses, can help with insomnia.
The flowering time of this strain is around 9 weeks and should be harvested no later than mid-October if cultivating outside. If you live in a region with low evening temperatures, we recommend you to take it inside as kush strains are sensitive to temperature changes. One can expect a yield of 250 - 350 grams of fresh bud per square meter.
THC levels: 17-24%
Flowering time: 9 weeks
Effects: Sleepy, Relaxed, Dry Eyes
Godfather OG Seeds (Strongest weed strain?)
Winner of the Best Indica at the High Times’ Cannabis Cup 2013, the Godfather OG has since gone on to become one of the most popular weed strains across North America. Many different phenotypes can be found on the market; the most popular is a cross between XXX OG and Alpha OG. It has an addictive aroma with hints of grape and an earthy flavour. This strain will leave you happy and, at higher doses, can be very sedating.
Recent crossbreeds have tested THC levels of 34% making it a contender for being one of the most potent weed strains on the planet!
This strain is pretty easy to grow thanks to its low sensitivity to temperature changes. One can expect dense buds to form after 8 to 9 weeks and offers a good yield. Make sure you give the plants good ventilation as it can be susceptible to mould.
THC levels: 28-34%
Flowering time: 8 - 9 weeks
Effects: Euphoric, Relaxed, Creative
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Created by Canadian company, LP Tweed, Nova OG was originally made as a medicinal strain. It is a cross between Harlequin and Jack the Ripper, and the result is a well-balanced 80/20 indica strain containing a good level of THC, CBD, Indica and sativa effects. If grown correctly, Nova OG can test up to 23% THC. This will leave you relaxed and happy; an ideal strain for late afternoon recreational users or people suffering depression or cramps.
It can be grown outdoors if you live in a warm environment. Nova OG follows the trend of a typical indica plant, having short and bushy plants; be sure to trim regularly. One can expect the plant to flower in 7-9 weeks.
THC levels: 19-23%
Flowering time: 7 - 9 weeks
Effects: Creative, Sleepy, Sedated
If you’re looking for the highest THC strain, this guide is guaranteed to have something for you with THC levels hitting 34%! If you are a newcomer to marijuana you should be cautious when consuming these strains. If you feel unwell or lethargic, we recommend you to lie down and drink a warm beverage, you will feel better shortly!
For now, good luck on finding the seed that's right for you and cheers to greening up those thumbs!
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