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What Cannabis Strain Has the Most THC, According to Lab Data?

October 30, 2017
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The last several decades of cannabis breeding generated thousands upon thousands of strains, many with high levels of THC. This begs the question, “Which strain has the most THC?”

The answer, according to numbers pulled from Washington state’s I-502 data, might be Ghost OG. (Leafly filtered the data to remove suspicious outliers and avoid labs that may have inflated THC values.)

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About Ghost OG

Ghost OG is a hybrid strain with a mysterious origin story likely written only on the ancient walls of an online growing forum. However, it’s said to be a cut of the original OG Kush passed along from one breeder, ORGNKID, to another named “Ghost.”

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While its history is known by few, the name is known by many, preserved by a reputation built on numerous Cannabis Cup awards. Wearing a thick white sheet of crystal trichomes, Ghost OG can produce a predatory amount of resin best reserved for fearless cannabis heavyweights. Skillful gardeners can coerce loud aromas from this strain that reek of acrid lemon-pine cleaner and deep earthy goodness. Coveted Ghost OG genetics have been used to breed several other strain staples like Ghost Train Haze, Rare Dankness #1, and Banana Kush.

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How Much THC Does Ghost OG Have?

Advances in cannabis lab testing have helped to put the terms like “strength” and “potency” in quantifiable terms—a percentage point that many consumers now primarily look to when choosing a strain. Though we now know that a strain’s subjective intensity is determined by a harmony of cannabinoids and terpenes, many people primarily focus on the THC content if looking for a powerful cannabis experience.

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Through genetic selection and advancements in growing technology, cannabis plants can now produce over 25% THC by dry weight—a substantial increase from the single-digit figures strains touted in decades past.

Ghost OG’s average THC content, according to lab data, pushes past 28%, the highest figure in the dataset. Compare that to the average THC content of these popular strains:

 

THC levels: Ghost OG vs. the most-viewed cannabis strains on Leafly

Click to enlarge. (Amy Phung/Leafly)

If cut from the original OG Kush mother stock, why is Ghost OG’s average THC percentage so much higher? Could it be that these prized Ghost genetics fell into the hands of particularly talented propagators and cultivators, while the potency score of the widely proliferated “generic” OG Kush was skewed by more lackluster samples?

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Several other cannabis strains in our dataset fell slightly short of Ghost OG’s average THC content:

Click to enlarge. (Amy Phung/Leafly)

Many of these runner-ups are cut from the same genetic cloth as Ghost OG with deep OG ancestry, but somewhere along the way, Ghost OG held its edge.

But I’ve Seen Plenty of Flower With More THC. What Gives?

It’s plausible you’ve come across strains that exceed the 28% THC benchmark. Given these figures are an average of measured THC profiles, it makes sense that you’d find individual samples on either end of the high-low spectrum.

Consider also the credibility of cannabis testing labs and the possibility of THC inflation. Earlier this year in Washington state, for example, some labs were suspected of artificially inflating THC profiles to make clients’ samples appear more potent, perhaps to give them a competitive edge over other labs. Again, the dataset used here excludes questionable data sources.

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Keep in mind the biological limits of THC production. This chemical ceiling rests somewhere around 30% or so THC by dry weight, and if you see any strains pushing far past that, you have every reason to be skeptical.

The question of which strain packs the most THC in a single flower will almost certainly be a matter of ongoing debate as more data is collected and assessed. For now, it’s clear that Ghost OG stands out among the resin-packed queens of 2017, but which varieties will ascend to the throne next?

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  • Kevin Wilson

    I’ve ran across Chemmy Jones here in Colorado at 6 different dispensaries and they have all had it 35-38%… Are they all having it tested at the same lab that is giving false THC reporting? I’ve bought this same strain for almost a year so it wasn’t a one off either. Just wondering…

    • Hey Kevin, if you’re see values in the 35-38% range for flower, it’s likely that these are NOT legit numbers. If I restrict myself to looking only at labs from WA that show no evidence of cheating up THC values, the 99th percentile THC level for THC-dominant flower is about 27% THC by dry weight. It’s possible for flower to go above 30%, but it’s *very* rare. However, if I look at data from a lab suspected of inflating THC values, the 99th percentile THC level is about 31.8%. So, 35-38% would be extremely high even from a lab suspected of cheating up THC numbers.

      • Kevin Wilson

        Just use Leafly to do a search for Chemmy Jones. It’s in many nearby dispensary’s for me and none have it listed at less than 32%. I’m not arguing the authenticity of these test, but every dispensary that has it listed has it with high THC%. I do find it annoying that I come to Leafly to read articles like the one above but also to find the bud nearby that I am going to purchase, however, this article is practically saying that Leafly is in fact not correct… I can pull you up a menu for a local dispensary with at least 5 strains over 30%. So why come to Leafly for my information if either the article I just read is incorrect or they allow dispensaries to false advertise…

        • androloma

          Don’t believe everything you read on dispensary walls.

          • Kevin Wilson

            Did you miss me saying that’s Leafly has these % reported on their pages. Sure they let the dispensaries edit it, but still, Leafly, the same website that just had this article also post dozens if not 100’s of strains that they say are over 30%. I don’t know why this is hard to grasp.

          • Dustin Becker

            Advances in cannabis lab testing have helped to put the terms like “strength” and “potency” in quantifiable terms—a percentage point that many consumers now primarily look to when choosing a strain. Though we now know that a strain’s subjective intensity is determined by a harmony of cannabinoids and terpenes, many people primarily focus on the THC content if looking for a powerful cannabis experience.

      • Netwie

        Absolutely,I agree. I have been a medical user for years,and have a lot of previous experience with cannabis,as a consumer and a hobby grower here in Canada. Dispensaries dont care about anybody who walks in their door,just the cash…I think people should get used to what the buds/trichromes look like under a handheld magnifier. Until then,you will have to take someone’s word for it.

      • klw

        Good god you guys are making this way to complicated, geez who cares what it’s called or what the damn numbers are, DOES IT FRIGGEN WORK??!!

    • Netwie

      Dispensaries will display and brag if they are truly getting their THC tested. There is an online entity that I sometimes use and their THC ratings are definitely inflated. High 20’s is rare…35-38% is probably not true. Ask anyone who has tried to grow it how great/hard it is to reach 22%.Dispensaries are mostly full of shit,hate to break it to you. My medical provider has been posting thc rates for more than 2 years.I have a feel for it now and dispensaries that say something is 35% is probably false.38% is simply ridiculous.

      • Kevin Wilson

        I’m not arguing they are right or not, you guys continue to miss that point. I’m pointing out that they are all advertising on this website while this website is saying what they are advertising can’t be true… How about not letting them false advertise…

        • justadbeer

          Simple. Because they are sponsors and that’s how Leafly makes money. Always follow the money : )

        • Netwie

          Try and count how many possible or confirmed cases of “false” advertising you have encountered.That is always a factor,right? DRinking Budlight isnt going to turn anyone into a NASCAR driver…but THC ratings are impossible to enforce so ppl are going to lie.

          • klw

            And yes, so who cares what it’s called or the numbers. Does it work, period.

          • Netwie

            Lots of people care because it makes a difference and it’s fun to enjoy those aspects of cannabis.I guess you also think vintage wine or brandy is a waste of time. If you drink alcohol and smoke cannabis the subtleties of THC are lost on you. If you also smoke tobacco,same: you don’t get it like I do.I know this b/c I used to do all 3. If you don’t experience weed on that level,fine. But just because you don’t like it don’t mean it ain’t no good. Not everybody likes Stag Beer.

  • androloma

    Rare Dankness is where I get my Ghost Train Haze from, in Aurora. Life has been worse. 501st OG is a superb strain as well.

  • Daniel Gutierrez

    I had ghost OG, Blue Dream, and some others and don’t think the strains are any better than the weeds in the seventies. The only thing high is the price of strains.

    • Netwie

      I disagree,based on what is “70’s weed” to me which is fertilized female plants from either Michoacan or god knows where,with lots of seeds. Sinsemilla was very rare. The bud I smoked today is medical cannabis rated at 25% THC. There was nothing even close to it then,and it is close to the top 10 of all the weed ever now. You are having a romantic,hazy flashback,Strawberry.

      • justadbeer

        I just had this conversation with my kid. Yes, weed in the 70’s, when I was in high school, was a lot of seeds. twigs and leaf and was dry as the Sahara. It literally looked like a bag of oregano (no whole buds) . But…there was definitely good weed. Case in point, Acapulco Gold was around back then and was as good then as it is today. I truly believe that it was more of a matter of whomever was selling that garbage was taking the good stuff for their “real” customers and giving high school kids trim or the junk from hermied plants. Thoughts??

        • Netwie

          Highly likely(yes to the twigs and seeds….double album covers or frisbees helped with sorting the seeds)…as most ppl know,sinsimilla is the unfertilized female plant. Any plant that puts energy into producing seeds is no longer producing resin/trichromes at the same rate. Therefore any weed with seeds will be inferior to a well grown hybrid that did not get pollenated. Acapulco Gold or Colombian Redbud was $45/oz and had seeds but was very good in comparison to the Michoacan @$35/oz…to a 15 yr old rookie.All of the 70’s weed I recall are no comparison to the Ghost Train Haze I have here right now….or the Black Tuna,both are tested and are well over 20% THC.Im going forward eith technology and hybridization….the 70’s were great though!!!!

          • klw

            Well I will have to try and find this Ghost stuff I guess, still say nothing today is as good as back then, especially anything from Thailand. You must have gotten the short end of the deal back then if you think today is better or you got ripped off a lot.

        • klw

          I remember all of them being available, the four finger bag of commercial all the way to honey oil, killer hash and many choices for weed. AG, where the hell do you get that these days??

      • Justin_Khase

        The only one flashbackin’ is you there netwienie. Strains from Panama, Acapulco, the Kona Coast.. Cannabis of the one-hitter-quitter variety is nothing new. Strains of the 70s’ could lay you out just like the ones today. But like Daniel G. said: the cannabis today no stronger, just more expensive.

        • Netwie

          Thank you Justin Douchenozzle…but I was there. Today’s hybrids are good. In fact,I have tried old strains from seed and they were all inferior and weaker.Could be many reasons why but today’s weed is stronger in general.

          • Justin_Khase

            Sure Netwaffle – The only old strains you’ve tried from seed are your senior clients who keep you in knee-pads and regale you with their tales of when you were just a little squirt to now when you’ve become the ‘Big Load”.

          • klw

            NO IT’S NOT!!! I was there too.

          • klw

            He’s right, you’re wrong period.

        • klw

          Yep, well said. And true. Especially from Thailand.

        • klw

          Correction, weed today is just more expensive not stronger. No such thing as one hit weed anymore, very sad. Pretty sure it’s Trumps fault somehow.

          • dennis wadkins

            Now that’s funny!

      • Steve Moeller

        Buddha sticks from Thailand and Hawaii strains were incredible. Oaxacan flower tops, black bud Colombian, red bud Colombian. These were great in the 70’s. mexican dirt weed full of stems and seeds went for about $10/oz

        • justadbeer

          OMG…your bringing back old memories for me (and dating yourself). I haven’t heard anyone mention Thai stick in years. Thanks for the trip down memory road

          • klw

            Ya back when weed was everywhere and a lot better then today’s product and we had many more choices too. We used to get some weed from Mexico that was very nice but it had big seeds in it. Sold tons of it because it was good and cheap. Of course that is about the time that the almighty Sinsemilla seedless weed came about. Smelled like a skunk got ran over, so much resin you had to peel the nug off your finger, no matter the size of the hit coughing ensued along with a head-rush, god I miss those days.

          • Rick Pauley

            More choices in the 70s than what’s available now? I don’t know where you’re shopping for your weed but, clearly, you need a better place.

          • dennis wadkins

            Don’t you mean there are more names for Sinsemilla cross breeds? I started with the Sativa happy buds and now in Colorado nobody wants to grow Sativa because it takes too long. If I’m going to get high, I want to feel high not drowsy and dopey and feeling drunk.

            “If the people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” THOMAS JEFFERSON

          • Martin Fry

            YEP! Those were truly to “good ole days!” I don’t care what anybody says, if they were there in the 60’s and 70’s, and smoking, then they know what is available today pales in comparison to what we bought for $5-10/oz back in the 60’s and 70’s.

          • scott steven

            sorry dude in Colorado where I live we had $5.00 6 finger lids (a baggie stuffed full place 6 fingers against baggie there were no ounce weight back in the day late 60’s early 70’s at least in my state.

          • scott steven

            Mexican red hair sensi

          • Anton_Zilwicki

            Whut?
            lol

        • hppyhippi

          Don’t forget the elephant press primo hashish from Afghanistan !!! Remember with the white coating on top everyone said might be Opium? WHOA !!!

          • klw

            Yep we used to get it from Afghanistan still in the wrapped foil brick with the stamp very visible. Blonde Lebanese, Red Lebanese ya those were the days. Still nothing today compares to one of my favorite imports, Thai Stick/Weed.

          • scott steven

            amen bro also red/gold and double oo gold and choking red we smoked in Europe in 70s was the best true hash no opium added was

          • dennis wadkins

            Yummy, I haven’t seen that in decades. When i was in Germany, the main dealer would take care of me. He were infatuated with Americans. He would light up with a big smile when we met. He made sure guys took care of me. It’s always about who you know. Traded hash for weed with some girls from Yugoslavia.

          • scott steven

            yes it was opiated gold seal black but the best true hash was lebonese double oo gold, red/gold and choking red NO opium or morphine added to those so didn’t get the opium high

        • klw

          Oh ya!!:)-

        • G.M.Duclos

          We had access to Thai Sticks, Maui Wowie, and Sinse’, back in the day, but they were the exception. Mostly Colombian, and Mexican seed weed. Happily the growers here in CT have been growing and releasing some of the landrace strains, my favorite is Sativarin E, aka Mama Thai.

        • scott steven

          never forget Panama Red and Santa Marta Columbian Gold bud. when in Germany in early 70s had the previledge to try Lebonese Gold bud, choking red and red gold awesome strains only problem lebones cannabis is all kept in country for hash making the true best pure hash in the world. No opium or morphine added like the afgan, pakastand Moroccan middle east hash that’s their conasouirs hash

      • klw

        Sorry, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Weed from the old days was way better then anything now. Kids always trying to prove me wrong with no success so far. I have tried side by side low thc and high thc, not impressed. Tell you what, a couple of hits from some killer Buddha Stick from back in the day, you will forget all about the modern crap. Thai weed, Thai sticks, Panama Red, Colombian Gold, real Hash, Honey oil, all gone and nothing today compares.

        • Netwie

          Fibbledy floo! I was there so you can’t tell me anything i dont already know….I don’t doubt you enjoyed the old days more.Some guys prefer bald,some 70’s bush.But to insist that today’s weed is all inferior is going too far. Overall,the THC ratings are higher today,and the strains can be fantastic.There wasnt much hybridization and a lot of seeds…70’s Bush sucked!

          • klw

            Nobody checked THC content back then. Good old fashioned experience. Most posters here agree, it was better back then. I never said it was inferior just not as potent.

          • dennis wadkins

            You’re 100% right. To me it’s the Indica that has the higher content of THC. I just prefer the smell, taste, and high of Sativa more.

            (Pro 17:22) A cheerful heart makes good medicine
            (Sir 26:4) Whether a man be rich or poor, A good heart makes at all times a cheerful countenance.

          • scott steven

            my room mate when in Germany was from Hawaii his clan was growing for centuries sensi seedless taught me a lot on growing when I got stateside and grew seedless home grown everyone said heck home grown don’t get a fly high. lol after smoking a joint of my homegrown seedless panama red and Santa Marta Columbian gold bud they ALL harassed me sell them some but heck no I smoked with everyone , gave it for Birthday presents and Christmas but never sold any of my awesome homegrown id put it up to against I grow legally today and I have some awesome genetics I grow today

        • Chris

          Y’all are crazy…I’m waiting for someone to tell the story about how y’all use to walk up hill in the snow barefoot to school every day…there’s just no way anything weed wise from the 70s touches today’s stuff!

          • klw

            STFU and go away rookie. You there?? I doubt it so shut your pie hole. Walking barefoot in the snow???? That’s the best you can do little boy? What a douche bag.

          • dennis wadkins

            What experiences are you comparing. Greater THC content does not a buzz make.

        • dennis wadkins

          We got the good Sativa back then. Now, in Colorado I can only get cross breed Indicas with enough names to fill a phone book. Fast growers with big buds is what brings the cash.. My brother in Reno has to go to California to get good Sativa.

          • TweetyBird

            No dispensaries in Colorado offer sativas? That seems very odd to me. Every medical dispensary I’ve ever been to in Arizona has a wide variety of sativas, hybrids and indicas.

          • scott steven

            my casey jones is 100% sativa and I live in Colorado I never shop at pot stores inferior products commercial grows not home awesome care growers

      • Steven Tobias

        Columbian, Jamaican, Thai and the always present Mexican. Now and then treats were available like hash, hash oil or Maui Wowie. All of it except the Mex was superb and it all had seeds. I didn’t get my first taste of sensimillia until the mid-70’s.

      • Nigel Connell

        You don’t understand. I’m saying that the experience of balanced cannabis goes FAR beyond merely getting as high as a kite. Taste i.e. all the other cannabinoids/terpenes are just as important. Don’t forget, the plant can only make so much resin, so the higher the THC, the less the proportion of other cannabinoids.

        • dennis wadkins

          Preachin’ to the choir, amen! I like it all. Sativa makes me feel good and not drowsy and dopey.

      • dennis wadkins

        It all boils down to, Who You Know. Growing up in southern Arizona, it is definitely who you know. I tasted my first in ’65 after high school and never went back to beer, I did go to prison when I got out of the Army.

    • Roberta Kanovsky Anderson

      O gawd. It was Mexican shit weed with seeds. So many we used an album cover and a pack of papers to strain the shit. I lived through it. Sensi came around mid late seventies. Thx rest is history

    • Andy Shotts

      Some of us were lucky enough to have access to actual cultivated sinsemilla in the 70’s, just as good/strong then as today. Crappy Mexican brick seed-weed was available too, I remember some folks even preferring it, not me! The constant “then vs. now” comparisons are only used by alarmists to keep the uninitiated in the dark.

      • klw

        What??!!

    • love.violet524

      Haven’t sung this song in a while, but … Where has all the Tai Stick gone? long time passing… Where’s all the Wohachen … long time ago … Maui Wowie Hawaiian, Sinsemia anyone? When will we ever burn? When will we ever burn…. … 🙂

      • Netwie

        Oaxacan=wah-HOCK-en

        • klw

          Don’t be an azs.

        • love.violet524

          Thanks Netwie! I always knew how to say it, but never knew how to spell it… 🙂 Is that where it came from? Oaxacan?

          • Netwie

            Yes…jeez,we used to say “mohawken” 😀

          • love.violet524

            lol give me some mo of that hawken!!! lol 😀

      • Danny Carbona

        Sinsemilla is weed without seeds.

        • love.violet524

          Oh I see that I misspelled it, but I do have a question about that, Danny. Maybe you can help me with this. If Sinsemilla is ‘weed with out seeds’, does that mean that all female plants are considered sinsemilla?

          • Danny Carbona

            No, only the unfertilized flowers of a female plant, but any strain of weed could be considered sin (spanish for without) semilla (seed), as long as no male pollen gets to the flowers. Hope I helped 🙂

          • love.violet524

            Thanks Danny! That helps a lot! 🙂

    • klw

      I have tried BD from several stores here (OR) and none are very impressive. And as far as comparing to the 70’s and 80’s, no comparison at all. The old stuff was way better with more choices.

    • Martin Fry

      In then 60’s and 70’s we bought Mexican dirt weed for $40/pound (and they weighed 2-3 pounds, or more, because the Mexicans did not have or use scales) that was far superior in effect, though did not taste as good as the newer strains today. I used to smoke Acapulco Gold, Kona Gold, Maui Waui, Hilo, Michoican, Santa Marta red and gold, and a few other strains that were grown in the open air with no special chemicals or methodology that was 3-4 times as strong as these “high potency” strains being sold today for outlandish prices. I have had weed that 2-3 hits kicked me into last month. This stuff today is so weak I can smoke two or three j’s in a row and not get vertigo, which is my barometer for good weed.

      Recently, I had Medicine Man, Afghooey, Star Dawg, Sour Diesel, Golden Goat, Shortbread and Sun Ra. Individually, I got the most bang for my buck from Medicine Man, but even it did not last too long. Then, I made a blend of all seven strains and even that does not give me that much of a boost. I miss the 60’s and 70’s, when people who knew nothing of agronomy, agriculture, botany or any other earth science threw seeds in a pot and grew weed that was SO much stronger and better than what we get today. I suspect that part of the problem has to do with the growing time (longer is almost always better) and hw it is dried. What I buy commercially is always dry as a bone – good for not having water weight, but bad because it does not have nearly the oils or the potency of properly grown weed.

    • scott steven

      Panama Red grown seedless back in the day was awesome. Santa Marta Columbian Gold bud sensi imported by Robert of the Black Tuna Gang in the 70’s likewise was kick arse. puna butter grown in Hawaii was also devestating

  • Kenneth Aaron

    So many factors. Least of which is grower’s choices. Environment, medium, in or outdoor. But, a nice plug for Scott Reach, nonetheless. As was said – “” Though we now know that a strain’s subjective intensity is determined by a harmony of cannabinoids and terpenes, many people primarily focus on the THC content if looking for a powerful cannabis experience.””

    Is a fact that is glossed over in much of the industry. Hence why a strain like the Cheese aka Skunk #1 Special Pheno (usually under 10% THC) still is way up there at the top.

  • Danny Carbona

    “predatory amount of resin”

    Someone buy this lady a thesaurus

    • dtschuck

      I saw that too but had different reaction. It struck me as an interesting turn of phrase.

      • AL Maricle

        Me too. I thought it was an awesome expression. Danny, F*CK O**

  • richhyruuck

    i have had 30 percent green crack,,, everytime my dispensary has GC its atleast 25 percent

    • Netwie

      I am willing to bet you that rating is inflated. GC is not known to be a high THC strain…I think it tops out at 20%?? Dispensaries have good intentions but would you post a THC rating of 16% in today’s market? Most dispensaries do not test their weed,and that is a true story.It is expensive. Btw,I am not a fan of GC or GGC…not my favorite hybrid.

      • richhyruuck

        I have had black widow from same dispensary tested at the same lab that had total thc percent of 15.5 so I mean lol.

        • Netwie

          Yes,or it could be 12%…or maybe you are right. Im just saying I doubt it based on my experience with typical THC ratings performed by licensed labs for Canadian Medical Marihuana system. That sh*t is tested and retested.I have been in that system for long enough to have a feel for strains/attributes/ratings..I have a handheld scope for viewing the trichromes. I also have taken to time to look at every single tub of cannabis I ever received(dozens of crops).I had an ill fated growing career…2 crops of b.s. I think I have a solid grasp of the relationship between THC ratings and how the plants look before and after curing. My favorite comment on here is the fellow who said high THC is not the be-all-end-all…I agree with this but must add that regular users need a high THC strain to keep costs down. I love a good sour diesel at 19% but a good sativa at 25% is also great to have so I can eat something without feeling nauseous,and not have to smoke 3 gramsof schwag a day(it’ll rip your lungs out,Jim).

      • klw

        Pretty sure they have to test and display results here. I see ratings of 0% CBD only to high 20’s. Still none as good as Thai stick or Thai weed.

        • Chris

          Come on dude the Thai stick comparisons are getting out of hand!

  • Nigel Connell

    So what? This obsession with high THC is like saying the only alcohol worth drinking is 100 proof. For those whose only goal is to get wasted, be aware that you are MUCH more likely to develop tolerance and withdrawal symptoms with high THC strains – and who wants to expose themselves to that? What about all the other components of weed: the 100 or so cannabinoids, and 400 or so terpenes, etc.? To me it make more sense to treat weed like wine, savoring the aroma and taste as much as the high – not to mention the medicinal properties. I think more emphasis should be put on growing STABLE strains of much less than 15% THC, and having properties other than the ability to send one into outer space

    • jack

      I think in use of cancer treatment higher thc is desired and proven to be better.

      • cmerder

        In pill form with Concentrate made from it maybe. There’s really not much if any cancer eradicating benefit from smoking it as it just burns up, if using it to kill the cancer proper Concentrate with coconut milk, lemon juice etc has saved 2 family members who were given 6 & 9 months to live after all chemo/radiation had been used and dr’s said that there’s nothing else they could do. After starting both of them on an aggressive pill regiment (no smoking weed & they had never I used the
        before) I am beside myself with joy that they are both cancer free now and have been for 2yrs & newly respectively. Cancer # or wbc of 185 to start and in the next 5 one month check-ups respectively they were 165-160-145-120-100 and the Tumor that continued to grow thru all chemo/radiation had liquidfied. The TV show the doctors showed a microscopic real time image of cancer cells and then cells from the mariquana added to it and over the course of 24hrs the marq cells began attacking the cancer cells, it slowed them down first then began to eradicate the cancer cells cell wall 1st and eventually killed the cancer cells all together! Our dr’s especially cancer dr’s know this info but with it being an illegal substance federally there hands and mouth are locked shut. My family’s dr’s said when the cancer 1st started shrinking “whatever your doing keep it up this is incredible” and when told the Dr which is in a non medical use state said I can’t acknowledge the info your telling me but keep up whatever (wink wink) your doing cuz at this rate if it continues you will be cancer free by the end of the year, and she was and is. I hope that our cancer dr’s will get the restraints lifted and condense this treatment make it quicker, stronger and perhaps injected directly into tumors etc and who knows it is working I’ve witnessed it twice in person now and perhaps this is the Cure For Cancer. If it can save 2 people given a death sentence of a 1/2 year imagine how beneficial it may be for patients with the onset or early stages, and possibly eliminate treatments like chemo and radiation and there awful side effects. Let’s all keep pushing for it and not get complacent that we can kinda sorta legally smoke weed, remember partial legality is for tax dollars and control only not because the government decided to do something friendly. Keep fighting!

        • scott steven

          Bill also go to cancertutor dot com. 28 alternative cancer kills. Kelmun protocol is awesome with the diet. Jim Kelmun is a cancer specialist MD had 200 stage 4 patients referred to him 6 months or less to live 185 lived at least 15 more years. its natural grade b or grade A if u cant find grade b and aluminum free baking soda. it kills the microbes in the cancer cells and tumors then chanes them back into healthy cells. I use it once a yr as a prevent as well.

    • Netwie

      Well tended Sour Diesel at 18% can be a very good experience…however,for chronic (medical) users, high THC helps as you dont have to use as much. Having said that…I have tried flavorless high THC rated (indica) weed that I wouldn’t rush to use again as it lacked pain relief or didnt help with sleep.

    • Mo Jo

      Or their goal might be to get more bang for their buck. Higher % lasts longer. I agree that those who are hitting that Whisky Weed too often might have to deal with dependency issues, just like the friend we all know who pounds straight Jack Daniels all the time. You can still get the other cannabinoids and terps in Whisky Weed, although it tends to smell like chemicals to me (some people like that). Stable strains have to do with Negative or Positive pollination. Anyway, I find that most people want candy. They will pay a premium for Purps or Mango or whatever because it’s a euphoric, rather than crushing, experience. That said, some Whisky Weeds can be euphoric. Ever had G13?

      • Martin Fry

        I have been smoking weed daily for 45 years and I am not “dependent” yet! But, I do have some tolerance that makes me smoke more to achieve the same level.

    • Jeff Hudson

      Not to be picky but you do know that 100 proof means the alcoholic content is ‘only’ 50%.

      • Nigel Connell

        Yes. Most hard liquor is less than this…

    • Real

      Nigel, I would agree with you if it was in everyone’s interest to smoke bud the traditional way and if everyone was smoking it in general. First off, vaporizers do not work as well, in my experience, as smoking it the traditional way. In this case, higher THC would be desired. Some people turn the bud into oil so they do not have to smoke it at all so higher THC is desired so you do not have to use as much or swallow as much. When making creams to use if you have psoriasis, so higher CBD percentages. When it becomes legal and pharmacies can start selling CBD the same way they sell fish oil, higher CBD would be beneficial. Bottom line is, not everyone uses it the traditional way. I use THC to help me sleep and CBD for psoriasis. I buy high THC so I only need to use very little and not blazing some cone. Recreational use, I agree with you.

    • Janell Popplewell

      Nigel, you obviously don’t smoke weed for pain and sleep or you would know that the high thc content is important for those of us who use it as a medicine. For example, I’m trying to get off of opioid and the weed has been crucial when dealing with withdrawals,pain and restless body. The higher thc content means better pain relief, better sleep and the ability to eat. Btw, I’ve never seen or experienced withdrawals and addiction to pot and my only tolerance is actually an intolerance for shitty weak bud.

      • Jonny Newman

        agreed. for opiate withdrawal high thc content is best.

      • CBrains

        Don’t forget the terpenes! I also need big powerful indica for sleep, but am finding THC can be lower if there’s a lot of the terpene Myrcene. I was surprised by this, as I was sure more THC is what I needed. I also mix a 50/50 of heavy THC product with a strain that’s loaded with Myrcene–it helps and usually works.

        • John Benedetto

          So true. Try Wild Thai if you can find it. Great terpene profile with higher Myrcene

      • John Benedetto

        Try the terpine combo in jillybean or wild thai for opioid recovery in combo with suboxone, eventually tapering off the suboxone. We have found it very comfortable and successful at brightside clinic

  • Anton_Zilwicki

    First weed I ever smoked was in April of 1971 while surfing with friends in Hawaii. Some shit my buddy Rusty bought in Panama. We burned a couple joints and paddled out to get in line. I remember we surfed all afternoon and then crashed on the beach. I woke up and Rusty had caught a whole bunch of fish and killed a chicken. Much barbecue later we realized just how stoned we were. Never looked back.

  • pserules

    I have a question about the liquid medical marijuana I’m on. It has 25mg of THC and I’m taking 5mg a day. With that dosage should I be getting high.

  • Leroy Mosley

    Panama Gold where the hell can I get some ? Man! I miss the good old days.

    • klw

      Yes, Thai stick and Thai weed. One of the best was Chocolate Thai.

  • klw

    Ya I don’t get it, I have smoked weed for 45+ yrs. The flower of today is supposed to be the strongest ever?? I say BS!! Making everything into a hybrid has messed it up I think. Back in the day before messing with it all, I could smoke just 2-3 hits of Thai weed and couldn’t remember my name that never happens now. The kids will tell me they have some that will kick my ass, bring it on and they do and no it didn’t. What happened to the skunky, smelly so full of resin you can’t shake the nug off your finger? Some of the pics in the stores shows buds that don’t even look like weed anymore. I want the old stuff back, along with the prices too. I miss the old days.

  • They say marijuana effects your short term memory, wow I must of heard that awhile back. HA!! When I started a “4 finger lid” <— Not weighed in ounces then was $8.00 Thai Sticks were $12.00 a stick. Then came the big price hike when Mexican went up to $10.00 a lid, Thai Sticks at $15.00 a Stick I remember everyone bitching. Then came the Columbian Gold, Red Bud Columbian and Brown Columbian between $25.00 and $40.00 a lid. Blond hash $6.00 to $8.00 a gram, Purple Microdot (LSD) $.75 cents a hit and Orange ZIG ZAG papers had 72 leaves instead of 32 leaves.
    Those were the daze… days!

  • dtschuck

    The comments here are amusing, some hilarious. The one’s I like best are the ones that claim the quality of modern THC has been degraded through breeding. Dude, really? THC is THC whether it’s 1970 or 2017. Next someone is going to be telling us that salt in the old days was so much better.

    While having limited experience, I can assure you most of the weed in the ’70s were sticks, stones, twigs and seeds. That’s not to say it wasn’t a lot of fun, but that fun was not from quality of product but the newness of experience. Those that have been smoking for 40 years remember the weed of 40 years ago as being “more fun”. Well, it probably was, but fun is subjective. More likely, today’s muted fun is not because of inferior weed from breeding and hybridization but from having become jaded.

    • Snegurochka

      Absolutely, THC is THC, so all you have to do is load a little more bud in the vape, and the THC dose is equalized for a slighter “weaker” strain, which may taste better.

    • Netwie

      Yes,for anyone to suggest cannabis and THC peaked with landrace in 1991 is hilarious and pitifully uninformed.Yeah…one dude got lucky in 1991 and the rest of us have never had great weed,it is laughably naive. THC is a molecule…it wasn’t stuck together differently in the 70’s and anyone who says nobody has grown good chiba since whenever is a romantic fool.

  • Snegurochka

    There was some pretty good pot around back in the day, like the Hawaiian gold flags that reportedly grew on a 2-year cycle in sugar cane plantations.

  • searchlight

    Strain that sometimes exceeds 30% THC…. Eran Almog.

  • keegan

    You old farts don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
    Weed was shit until 91 and its gotten a lot better since then
    And where’s the chemdawg on this list? I’ve had it at 34%

  • Dev O

    THE CLINIC in Mundelein IL had (Grape God Bud) that weighed in at 29.8% THC. The highest THC bud I’ve ever had the pleasure of purchasing. An interesting note is that it didn’t seem to be as effective for my wife (Fibromyalgia / Lupus) as (Tangie) is for her symptoms. (TANGIE) weighs in at 17.5%. And (GGB) is way too stoney for her liking. The TANGIE however is a perfect balance with pain relief, creativity, mood enhancer and even focus. Just don’t smoke too much (LOL) that’s when TANGIE gets stoney. (If you want it to, it can definitely be stoney as well).
    Anyway, cannabis has been a wonderful substance for many years for my wife and I. Thank God she is able to have safe access now in Illinois. It’s reliable (always available) and clean (no mold or pesticide residue) and a selection, not just different strains but several dosing options with edibles, drink mixes, sprays, tincures……and the list goes on. I still have to pinch myself to make sure it’s not a dream…..LOL (not really), but everything surrounding cannabis has been amazing in this country. Slowly but surely we’re getting more sensible in this country regarding attitudes toward cannabis. Still a long way to go concerning the publics general perception of cannabis. but it has begun…

  • Cosmic Ken

    How much THC/CBD in my old pound for $250 of sticks, seeds and stems…. seems like a long time since I burnt a hole in my couch or truck.. LOL….. Now i am a coniserwer. Use to have home grown that smelled sweet and clean…. Just like to get buzzed not annihilated. Peace!

  • Samantha Cook

    Very good company by the way. Cannabis oil has literally changed my life. I experience severe chronic pain because of disability. I was able to abandon some strong opiates, and my health is doing just fine. Highly recommend..

  • Devin Brannen

    What’s up ya’ll!! So i’m a medical patient in New Mexico as well as a grower… It’s not uncommon to come across strains that are high 20’s to 30% THC. Yes some of these strains are very potent and produce a very euphoric high but that’s not the only factor that goes into what strain is best fo you!! I’m very strain specific and some strains do not work well for me. Also, I have come across strains at 17-22% that smoke and produce way better results rather than just a high THC strain. Remember everybody’s chemical makeup is different and THC doesn’t guarantee anything!!

  • Trista S.

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  • Patrick Petrie

    All bullshit… they confuse thc content with resin content… now what’s that resin made of?? Over 80 identified canibanoids and many other known and unidentified materials… The whole thc percent cap is all marketing… a 17% sativa will get you waked when a 22 percent ruderallus won’t even give you a stone.

    • Philsco

      Wow chill out nerd.

    • Philsco

      Smoke some of that shit you’re putting under the microscope and be easy, buddy.

  • Phenotrykes Terpgod

    Ya’ll need to look at sclabs las vegas theres a strain by BAM called Sin Valley OG that tested at 36% THC with double digit mg per gram of terpenes including myrcene limonene and caryophylene. Also Polaris grew a batch of Head Cheese that tested at 34% THC at sclabs as well so maybe washington should catch up wit the big dogs here in vegas.

  • james

    Their is a big issue with this article. Ghost og it primarily a clone only plant. Meaning each plant is an exact copy, canabinoids included. Any gardener who produces a quality product should have similar thc levels as any other person growing it. Where as some of the other strains in this list often come for seed. They will be from the same genetic pool, but not exact copies just like any human sibling

  • Phenotrykes Terpgod

    SIN VALLEY OG by BAM (Body and Mind) of Las Vegas, Nevada owned by Don Decatur tested at 34.8%THCA with 2.7mg/g of linalool 4.36mg/g of myrcene and 3.8mg/g of limonene and i bought that eighth on 09/07/2016. The test was done twice. Once with SC Labs and another with DigiPath Labs in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both are reputable laboratories in the industry. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad9e87e54d7a79a09d42189313129fc752c2c73d023efdd88a3ffc21dbb33f1d.jpg

  • Paul Sorensen

    GMO Cookies (90% indica hybrid) has a THC of 34.9. Available in Oregon. But, as others have mentioned, numbers alone are deceiving. Obama Kush is at about 22% THC, but is quite affecting.

  • scott steven

    what about Tuketumon (King Tut) bred by rare dankness? they advertise it as being tested at 33%. I grow Ghost OG as well and under scope King Tut shows more trichomes the Ghost.

  • Wilmer Nunez

    Wow what ever happened to. Hey spark it up lets get blitz. U guys make me NOT whant to SMOKE A JOINT. Wtf

  • John Benedetto

    We have found great pain control with a combo of bud and suboxone as long as there is no co occurring psychosis. Suboxone is a pain killer and the bud helps with dopamine and anxiety and a thc cbd balanced bud will also help with inflammatory pain and help with sleep

  • John Benedetto

    We have found great pain control with a combo of bud and suboxone as long as there is no co occurring psychosis. Suboxone is a pain killer and the bud helps with dopamine and anxiety and a thc cbd balanced bud will also help with inflammatory pain and help with sleep. Brightside clinic