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While scrumptious landrace strains were popular in the hippie era, today’s cannabis environment is full of craft hybrids. Contemporary strains are often fast-growing, high-yielding, fragrant, and are chock-full of psychoactive THC. In fact, strains are now producing upwards of 25 to 35 percent of the compound. If you’re interested in consuming or growing some truly potent cannabis, here are 10 of the strongest hybrids in the world right now.

1. Strawberry Banana

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Bred by DNA Genetics, Strawberry Banana is an indica-dominant hybrid with an undoubtedly fruity and sweet aroma. Like many contemporary hybrid strains, Strawberry Banana is potent, sticky, and glistens with THC-laden resin. In fact, levels of the psychoactive often reach up to 28.4%.

The first thing you’re likely to notice about this strain is its delicious smell and taste. However, expect a sedative high with plenty of mood-lifting properties. To make things even better, many find that this strain makes for great creative inspiration.

2. Chiquita Banana

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Chiquita Banana has won the title of one of the strongest strains in the world. In some tests, this strain reached over 33% THC, making it one of the strongest strains in the world. Those who manufacture clear concentrates or distillates will love this strain, as it produces such a concentrated amount of THC naturally.

Chiquita Banana is a cross between the famous OG Kush and Banana, and you’ll be finding yourself soaring through dreamy, euphoric bliss after just a taste or two of this strain. This strain has been named a High Times strongest two years running, in 2015 and in 2016.

3. Blissful Wizard

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This strain is a potent hybrid cross between Captain’s Cookies and Girl Scout Cookies. Bred by The Captain’s Connection, this hybrid features up to a whopping 28% THC. It won Best Non-Solvent Has at the SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup in 2015, and it remains one of the highest testing strains around right now.

The high from this strain is happy and comfortable overall, interspersed with an extremely pleasurable blissful euphoria.

4. Gorilla Glue #4

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Gorilla Glue #4 shook up the cannabis world with test results reaching up to 33% THC. There are several phenotypes of Gorilla Glue available, though #4 is the most popular, followed by #1. Gorilla Glue produces a very strong hybrid high, perhaps leaning a little toward the body-heavy side.

However, this strain also provides some intensely euphoric effects. All in all, anyone in need of a powerful yet blissful experience will love Gorilla Glue.

5. Bruce Banner #3

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Bruce Banner #3 is a difficult find, and the demand for this bud is increasing. Bruce Banner #3 is a heavy-hitting hybrid that features up to 28% THC. One of the strongest strains in the world, Bruce Banner is a great medical cannabis bud and can be extremely helpful for those with chronic pain, including neuropathic pain and pain after injury.

This strain is also known to inspire a bout of creativity, that is often appreciated by those who struggle with focus and attentiveness.

6. Girl Scout Cookies

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Girl Scout Cookies has become one of the most popular hybrid strains along the West Coast. Often used as a base for Kurupt’s Moonrocks, this potent herb features up to a whopping 28% THC. As a hybrid, Girl Scout Cookies provides a heavy-handed high with a significant amount of body relaxation and mood uplift.

This strain is known to inspire some giggles and a hazy, euphoric feeling. However, in large doses, this strain can cause sedation, which might make it difficult to get off of the couch.

7. White Fire OG

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If you need something strong during the day, White Fire OG is an excellent choice. Often called WiFi OG, this hybrid can test between 22 and 30% THC. Sativa-dominant, Wifi OG features a contented and sociable high.

Many consumers report that this strain also has a lung-expansive effect and some pleasant sensations of bodily heaviness. Wifi OG is a cross between The White and Fire OG.

8. OG #18

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Released by DNA Genetics under the Reserva Privada label, OG #18 is a phenotype of OG Kush.  OG #18 tested with up to 27% THC. This strain has won several awards, including Best Hydro at Spannabis 2011. This strain perhaps leans a little to the indica-side of OG Kush, providing consumers with a positive, upbeat mood and a substantial body relaxation.

This strain is certainly potent, but it is not likely to leave you stuck on the couch. Rather, save this bud for an easy afternoon when you can sit back, unwind, and de-stress.

9. The White

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Parent strain to White Fire OG, The White is a potent hybrid with merits of its own. The genetics and original breeder of this strain are quite mysterious, but it is thought to be a phenotype of a Kush strain, Triangle.

Triangle is a three-way cross between OG Kush, Purple Kush, and Master Kush. Some reports have put this strain up to 29%, it features an average of about 24 to 25%.

For experienced consumers, The White produces a largely manageable daytime high. Novice consumers may find this strain a little on the sedative, or hazy side. The White is a rare strain, though this hybrid is quite valuable to breeders.

10. King Tut

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King Tut, also known as Tutankhamon, is a sativa-dominant hybrid with THC levels that can reach up to 30%. This strain is thought to be an offspring from the legendary AK-47, a potent sativa that produces a fast-acting and clear-headed cerebral high.

This is a great strain for daytime use, promoting energy, vigor, and focus. However, those sensitive to sativas or large amounts of THC may experience some anxiety with this strain.

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Delilah Butterfield is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for cannabis and natural health. Contact her on Twitter @delilahbfield.
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