Look closely for these small, white, dense, purplish Runtz nugs—and don’t pay top dollar for anything weathered, brown or green.
“The papaya is smoking hot,” said Jodrey, “Both the original papaya and the punch crosses are scorching hot in the illicit clone scene.”
“It’s hard to argue Runtz isn’t the strain of 2020,” said Santa Barbara grower Graham Farrar, president of Glass House Group.
Light, soft tropical papaya notes take the lead. Behind it in the grinder is Purple Punch’s thick, sharp citrus terps. Fruity terps reign in its high-THC hybrid effects making it versatile day through night.
Now, a delivery fleet of Frosting flows down the hills to coat chronnoisseurs in velvety sweet vanilla and creamy fuel. The initial aroma attracts novices, while the high THC percentages satisfy tokers.
Irish Cream is an extremely potent strain which means it could help with the relief of anxiety, depression, stress, and even chronic pain. The initial high is mostly cerebral, but soon you’ll feel happy, relaxed, and sociable all at once. Eventually, your body starts to feel the effects and you’ll begin to feel sedated and ready to hit the sack for a deep, naturally healthy night’s sleep. This is what we like to call a “carefree” strain, due to the fact that it is ideal for evening and night time use.
Moreover, it is also a strain conducive to creativity and has been a preferred favorite among artistic types for many, many years in California and the West Coast in general.
Chemdawg previously held the record for highest THC content when it won the coveted Cannabis Cup title with a THC level of 32.13%. Cultivated by Next Harvest in Denver CO, it is one of the most mysterious marijuana strains. People know little about its genetics or history. However, rumor has it that Chemdawg is a cross of a Thai and Nepalese sativa.
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Anyway, without further ado here are our picks for five of the strongest and highest-potency cannabis strains for 2021. There are a lot of high-THC strains out there in this day and age, but these are our personal favorites.
This strain has won the High Times Cannabis Cup for best indica strain in the past, and when you smoke the bud, it will hit you with an incredible cerebral high that soon results in a whole-body euphoria. Users tend to feel calm and happy, with the euphoric effects oozing over both mind and body. Godfather OG provides you with a feeling of total relaxation, and could ever render you immobile or couch-locked for the afternoon, such is its potency.
DID YOU KNOW: THC levels averaged an estimated 6.4% in 2003, while in 2018 most estimations were above 15%?
Of course, strength means nothing without quality — and Godfather OG has absolutely no shortage of quality.
If you want something uplifting, Sour Diesel is held in high regard by the medical cannabis community for its mood-blasting abilities. It’s a potent sativa-dominant hybrid created by crossing Chemdog and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel’s sour and gassy terpene profile features caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene.
If you’re talking sleepy strains, Granddaddy Purple is one of many that may tuck you in for a few hours. This indica crosses Purple Urkle and Big Bud and is famous for its purple flowers; and maybe even more famous for its usually sedative high. Its most common terpenes are myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.
Other relaxing strains include: Apple Fritter and Purple Punch.
Euphoric: OG Kush
Other energizing strains include: Jack Herer and Durban Poison.
“Subjective effects are due to THC causing different patterns of functional connectivity in the brain… a measure of how much they talk to each other,” said Nick Jikomes, Leafly’s Director of Science & Innovation, and host of the Good Chemistry podcast.
So, once you consume THC, your brain changes the way it talks to itself. Some parts of it may become more active than usual, causing you to feel energized or uplifted; others parts of it may become less active, causing you to feel relaxed or sleepy.
Ask a scientist how many different ways cannabis can make you feel and they’ll tell you an infinite amount. But what about cannabis makes you feel any of these?