New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. While 2016 was a tough year for many, it was certainly a good one for indica strains. Several indica-dominant strains have earned the title of the world’s strongest, providing deeply relaxing and couch-locking highs to cannabis lovers all over the world. To honor some of the best indica 2016, here are the top 10 sedative strains popular this year.
1. Strawberry Banana
Strawberry Banana is a 70/ 30 indica-dominant hybrid. Bred in a collaboration between DNA Genetics and Serious Seeds, Strawberry Banana is one of the most potent strains of the year. Featuring between 22 and 26% THC, this strain is some serious top-shelf bud. It also features a unique and
Strawberry Banana also features a unique and delicious sweet fruit aroma, making it mouthwatering delight in both flower and concentrate form. Recommended for experienced consumers, Strawberry Cough produces a sleepy yet uplifting head-to-toe high.
2. Golden Lemons
Golden Lemons is another indica-dominant hybrid from DNA Genetics. This strain is gaining popularity along the West Coast and it also features impressive amounts of THC.
On average, the strain features between 20 and 24% of the psychoactive, rivaling Strawberry Banana in potency. Golden Lemons produces a calm yet powerful high and is perfect for extractors and those hoping to press some high-quality hash.
3. God’s Gift
God’s Gift is one potent herb. After a few tastes of this strain, it’s not hard to understand why many think of it as a gift from the heavens. God’s Gift is covered in a thick coat of crystally resin, making it quite potent. Consumers can expect buds to range between 18 and 22% THC.
Though this strain is quite potent, God’s Gift isn’t the most mind-bending indica in the world. Many consumers report that they still have enough cognitive ability to remain present in conversation and enjoy their present company.
4. Kosher Kush
DNA Genetics has been introducing some potent and truly top-shelf strains over the past several years. Kosher Kush is one of them, with THC levels testing between 22 and 25%.
Those who love heavy-hitting indicas should give Kosher Kush a try. Not only is the strain gaining popularity on dispensary shelves, but crosses of this strain have produced some dreamy, resin-laden buds. In fact, the earlier mentioned Golden Lemons is an offshoot of this pungent strain.
5. Critical Mass
Many hybrids from the Critical are popular in dispensaries and coffee shops this year, including CBD Critical Cure and Critical Kush from Barney’s Farm. However, psychoactive Critical Mass from Mr. Nice Seeds is a legendary strain that provides reliable insomnia, stress, and pain relief to cannabis lovers all over the West.
This flower is truly a grower’s dream. Critical Mass produces buds so heavy that they snap their branches. It also features a THC content of up to 22%, making it quite potent.
6. Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush has been around for a while, but it will be difficult for contemporary hybrids to catch up to this strain. A heavy-hitting offshoot of the famed OG Kush, Bubba Kush frequently produces well over 20% THC and provides a sedative and relaxed body high.
When it comes to pain, this sweet pine strain is a true knock-out herb. However, this strain is not without mental effects. Bubba Kush is known to provide a happy, euphoric high that puts consumers in a jolly good mood.
7. Northern Lights
Northern Lights remains one of the most popular indicas of all time. This strain has more than earned its place in the cannabis hall of fame. Northern Lights is fast-acting and powerful. It is also extremely popular among medical cannabis patients suffering from pain and chronic stress.
This strain has a reputation for inspiring the munchies, so it is often well-received among those who struggle with appetite and gastrointestinal disorders. Be warned, though. This is a nighttime strain. Northern Lights will quickly leave you stuck to the couch or send you off into a deep, dreamy sleep.
8. Mr. Nice
Named after the 1970s drug smuggler, Howard Marks, this strain has proved that it can withstand the test of time. Mr. Nice continues to be one of the most popular indicas available. It is a child of the illustrious G-13, a powerhouse indica that was supposedly bred in secret by the U.S. Government.
Mr. Nice has inherited some of the G-13 potency, often producing between 18 and 20% THC. Many love this easygoing strain for its narcotic-like effects and mood-boosting potential.
Stardawg is an up and coming indica that won second place in the 2013 Seattle High Times Cannabis Cup. This strain has a pungent, savory taste, making it an excellent choice to use in dishes that include garlic, rosemary, and other rich, slightly acidic flavors. This strain is the lightest indica in the group. It is technically a hybrid, and it may produce sativa-dominant phenotypes.
However, this strain is known to provide a lovely body relaxation and pleasant sense of mental well-being to both recreational and medical consumers. Stardawg produces between 16 and 24% THC, and is recommended for moderate to experienced cannabis consumers.
10. Death Star
The force is certainly with Death Star. This potent indica was voted one of the High Times strongest strains in the world, winning the Michigan Cannabis Cup. Featuring over 26% THC, this Death Star will certainly knock you out and send you off to space.
Be prepared for a battle with drowsiness and even experienced consumers will struggle to resist the temptation to doze. Anyone planning on celebrating the end of the year with a Star Wars marathon will appreciate the couch-locking effects of this potent bud.