In general, most of the incredibly strong strains on dispensary and coffee shop shelves are hybrids or indicas. However, there are a few sativa strains that consistently show up to the plate. These top 10 strongest sativa strains all can produce over 20% THC and are famous for providing cerebral and zippy cannabis experiences. Break out these beautiful buds when you’re hoping for a strong daytime experience.
1. Ghost Train Haze
Ghost Train Haze has been making lists for the past couple of years. This cerebral and extremely potent sativa has tested up to nearly 28% THC, making it raining champion as one of the top 10 strongest strains on earth.
Speedy and uplifting, this strain is like taking a shot of relaxing espresso. With such high THC levels, Ghost Train Haze is recommended for experienced consumers.
2. Strawberry Cough
Strawberry Cough is consistently one of the most popular sativas around. While this fruity and fragrant strain does have a reputation for causing a bit of a tickle in your throat, it’s also quite potent.
In fact, Strawberry Cough will likely be one of the more potent sativas available on coffee shop or dispensary menus. Expect THC levels between 24 to 26% in this tasty flower.
Cinex is a strain with some variety. It’s not uncommon to find Cinex samples that produce as little as 15% THC. However, when grown with expert care, this happy sativa-dominant hybrid can produce up to 26% of the psychoactive.
Regardless, of the potency, Cinex is known for producing a very clear-headed and focused high with a comfortable body relaxation to boot. Save this strain to use during the day, or right after breakfast.
Chernobyl is a three-way cross between Trainwreck, Jack the Ripper, and Trinity. Bred by TGA Genetics, this sativa-dominant hybrid has been making the rounds on dispensary shelves.
While it’s possible to find Chernobyl samples that test somewhere in the teens, this strain has reached a whopping 30% THC. The potency of this strain is a lovely surprise, as Chernobyl provides an uplifting and contented experience overall.
5. Durban Poison
Sometimes, the strength of a strain is about more than THC. Durban Poison is a landrace sativa strain from South Africa. Unlike many hybrids out there, this strain is a 100% pure sativa. Consumers can expect a strong head rush from this bud. Durban Poison hits like a shot of espresso, though significantly more relaxing.
At best, this strain has reached up to 25.5% THC. However, this strain is also known as a high producer of THCV, a lessor-known cannabinoid that may be helpful in the treatment of diabetes.
6. Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is an old school sativa with some legs. While many sativa strains provide an introspective, clear-headed, and concentrated experience, Amnesia Haze truly takes after it’s namesake.
While this strain is lively and thought-provoking, it’s also quite hazy. Featuring up to 25% THC, this strain will send you off into a euphoric (and perhaps even a little psychedelic) bliss.
7. Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is a quintessential sativa strain. Popularized back in the 1990s, this sativa hybrid has won the hearts of cannabis fans all over the world. While Super Silver Haze is not often the strongest strain on the shelf, this bud has some impressive trichomes for a sativa strains.
When grown with expert love and care, Super Silver Haze can produce up to 24 and 25% THC, making it one of the strongest sativas around.
8. Green Crack
Rumor has it, this strain was named by Snoop Dogg himself. Get ready for a truly gleeful and energetic experience with this bud. Green Crack can feature up to 24% THC, and often provides a spacey, cerebral experience.
Many find that laughter comes a more easily after a little Green Crack. A great daytime strain, some find that this strain helps them focus and calmly get things done.
9. Cinderella 99
Cinderella 99 is not the most potent strain out there in terms of THC. But, this is certainly one strong sativa-dominant hybrid. Often featuring up to 22% THC, this strain is still considered a potent bud.
Cinderella 99 provides a very quick cerebral high and is nice and energizing. While some strains on this list can be extremely racy or just a little too energetic, Cinderella 99 is a strong-armed strain that provides a slightly more mellow experience by comparison.
10. Laughing Buddha
As the name might suggest, Laughing Buddha is one happy hybrid. Easy going, enjoyable, and energetic, this strain is jolly and can help you accomplish all of your daytime tasks.
Similar to Cinderella 99, Laughing Buddha is not quite as potent as other strains on this list. However, this bud certainly provides a strong yet manageable sativa experience. Expect this strain to produce up to 23% THC with lots of care and nurturing.