More and more frequently strains are being bred to create a higher potency or for one specific look, flavor or effect – the number of cannabis strains has significantly increased in the last couple of decades. So, with all these new strains how do you decide which is the one you want? Sites like Leafly provide an overview of hundreds of different strains with information about the original breeders, the cultivation and of course the flavor and potency of the plants, to help you make your decision.
Based on popularity and THC content, these are 5 of the most potent indica strains available in dispensaries right now.
This strain is as old as the name makes you believe, a hybrid from the late 90s that crosses Bubble Gum and Kush that has a THC content higher than either parent strain would have you expect often as high as 28%. Pre-98 Bubba Kush is perfect for patients looking to beat anxiety and depression and hoping to enjoy the intense feelings of a potent indica with just enough sativa thrown into the mix to make it a great wake and bake bud as well as a great help in winding down after a long day.
Since we started with a classic strain it only makes sense that the next would be a relatively newer strain. Jesus OG cropped up on the market sometime in 2017 for most of us and is a cross between Jack the Ripper and Hell’s Angel OG. This strain is known for a smooth smoke and a familiar aftertaste that is reminiscent of the Chemdawg strain. This is a great strain for long lasting anxiety and stress relief that leaves you with a noticeable cerebral buzz and a physical relaxation you won’t want to fight.
As the name suggests, Super Kush provides a super buzz – something that even those with the highest of tolerances can enjoy with only a few puffs. This strain is great for beating conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and so much more. The dank aroma translates into a fruity flavor and a great physical and mental relaxation leaving you feeling uplifted and possibly sleepy and couch-locked if you take a few too many tokes.
A hybrid of an age-old favorite, White Widow, and an unknown North American indica strain, White Rhino is definitely an indica you won’t forget, even if you forget everything else after smoking on it. This strain provides an extremely strong and heady high and is known for it’s extremely high THC content – upwards of 25% on average. If you’re looking for a strain to help you beat insomnia or just take away the stress of a long day, look no further than this indica dominant hybrid.
A descendant of the legendary OG Kush this indica dominant strain is known for having all the best effects of a potent strain. Heavy relaxation both mentally and physically will wash over you followed by sedating and euphoric effects that could leave you couch-locked and ready to enjoy a good funny movie or TV show for hours to come. If you are a more experienced consumer then you may be able to fight past the thick head fog and heavy limbs to use this as a daytime strain, but in most cases Yoda OG is saved for an evening strain.