As cannabis legalization spreads across the United States and around the globe, the need for competitive products in the legal market becomes more prominent. In the last several years, cannabis producers have worked to create new products, better edibles, beverages, and stronger strains of marijuana. Typically, a “stronger” or more potent cannabis strain has higher levels of THC. While there has been some controversy in recent years regarding labs inflating the THC levels on marijuana product labels, some strains have a reputation for being more potent than others. Here are three cannabis strains known to have higher levels of THC and greater potency.
Godfather OG, also known as “OG Godfather”, “Godfather”, and “The Don of All OGs”, is a highly potent indica strain. Breeders created it by crossing Alpha OG and XXX OG. Godfather OG is widely popular in Southern California and won first place for Best Indica at the 2013 Cannabis Cup. Average THC levels are around 25%, but tests have revealed some variations of Godfather OG to have THC content as high as 28%, making it a strain that beginners should use with caution. The dominant terpene in Godfather OG is myrcene and it is responsible for its earthy and pine aroma. The taste is similar to the smell, with a bit of added spiciness and undertones of sour grapes. The effects are sedating and relaxing, and many medical patients turn to Godfather OG for pain relief.
Grease Monkey is an indica-dominant hybrid created by Exotic Genetix. It is a cross between Cookies and Cream and Gorilla Glue. It has THC levels between 25-30%, making it a very potent marijuana strain. Users report a heavy body buzz, often inducing a deep feeling of relaxation with some mild cerebral stimulation. Many medical patients turn to Grease Monkey for help with insomnia or other sleep disorders. The fragrance and flavor are a strong mix of skunk and diesel with a bit of sweetness.
99 Problems is a sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain. The exact parentage of 99 Problems is unknown, but many believe that it is a cross between Stardawg and White 99. It is a very potent strain with THC levels between 25-30%. The effects are balanced, providing users with a sense of relaxation and calm while still allowing them to feel energetic and creative. The dominant terpene found in 99 Problems is caryophyllene, which contributes to the peppery and spicy diesel aroma, with a taste to match. There is a hint of sweetness and citrusy orange in the smoke as well.