Kate Denton, senior vice president of marketing at GTI, told High Times in May 2019 that testing of GTI’s last four Brownie Scout harvests revealed THC percentages ranging in the mid-to-high 30s.
Gorilla Glue is a trademarked brand of adhesive, and its makers settled a lawsuit with GG Strains , which can no longer market the weed under the original name.
The Chemdog we know today, also known as Chem ’91, is a phenotype of the original Dogbud. Testing from MRC Labs puts Chemdog between 21% and 24% THC.
This Soma Seeds creation boasts a complex lineage of ancient roots, crossing Southeast Asian, Afghani, and Hawaiian landrace varieties. Online sources place the THC range for Amnesia Haze between 20% and 25%, with 21% THC reported from the Office of Medical Cannabis (NCSM) , an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (VWS).
THC isn’t the only cannabinoid or native cannabis compound that contributes to the cannabis high, but it is without a doubt the main player. When you hear weed described as intoxicating, euphoric, sedating, mind-altering, and socially enhancing, you’re hearing about effects for which THC may largely be responsible. Though its effects have traditionally been sought after for recreational use, THC has also been found to alleviate pain and inflammation, stimulate appetite, reduce nausea, and treat muscle spasticity. All of these factors usually end up as the shorthand of “strongest weed strain” when people talk about what they’re looking for.
Best Indica winner at the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup has tested as high as 28% THC, Godfather OG is valued for its full body relaxation and strong sedation. Lab testing from Canna Safe Analytics shows the strain reaching as high as 34% THC. If you come across a Godfather OG, ask for a certificate of analysis, as it may be one of the “other” Godfather OGs with a different chemical profile than the original.
GG4 has tested from 27% to 30% THC and certified by True-Breed and Phylos Bioscience, according to the GG Strains website . At the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup, GG Strains released 125 GG4 cuttings to fellow growers, making the strain a prolific high-THC strain across several cultivators and brands.
A more recent addition to the high-THC strain canon, The Toad is an exclusive of Tyson Ranch , the cannabis brand and product line co-founded by Mike Tyson . A mostly Indica strain deriving from Chemdawg OG and GSC, The Toad offers a euphoric high pretty immediately, then settles into a body relaxation, according to Tyson Ranch.
The cultivators at Illinois’s Green Thumb Industries (GIT) have made some waves in 2019 with Brownie Scout, a cross of Kosher Kush and Platinum Cookies which was reportedly tested by ACT laboratories at 37.5% THC.
Every year, weed gets higher … in THC, that is. Here are some weed strains known to deliver the highest amounts of everyone's favorite cannabinoid.