Genetics also affect the strength of the plant. Genetics are what holds all the information about the plant. How much THC and CBD it produces, how it smells and tastes and how it grows. Cannabis displays a mix of traits from their parent strains just like humans.
Although there are many methods of growing cannabis, they all come with a different set of pros and cons . for example, if you wanted to grow your plant under some of the UVB spectrum, you would either have to find a nice mountain close to the equator or purchase some UVB emitting LEDs. Both of these methods have problems; LED lights are rather expensive, and walking up a mountain to grow your bud will also leave you feeling pretty low on energy.
Determining the strength of cannabis is not always straight forward, once you have have chosen which strain you would like to use, there are also a number of factors which will affect the THC content of the bud.
The main external factors influencing the strength of your bud are: Location (e.g. indoor vs outdoor), growing medium (e.g. soil or hydroponics), nutrient levels, light source, temperature & humidity and carbon dioxide levels.
While we’ve had access to plenty of strong cannabis strains for quite some time, there are new advances in the field every day. We’re happy to present an updated list of some of the most potent varieties of the bunch. Featuring new strains like Cookies Gelato and Triple G, as well as some of the old-timers!
You want the chronic? Well, whether you can handle it or not, you got it. This is no run-of-the-mill best-in-class cannabis roundup. These are the 10 most potent strains by category in the RQS collection. Nothing but royal dankness. Recreational growers will relish our super high-THC feminized and autoflowering strains. And for the CBD grower, we’ve included our finest CBD-rich strains that also offer impressive THC levels to boot.
FIRE FEMINIZED STRAINS
Calling 2020 a challenging year would be an understatement. After weathering the storm, cannabis growers all over the world are welcoming spring 2021 with open arms. It’s time to embrace a new year, new opportunities, and another successful growing season. If you’re after enormous levels of THC and heavy yields, consider sowing our 2021 genetics.
Photoperiod-sensitive cannabis strains require a 12/12 light/dark cycle to transition from vegetative growth to flowering. Our phenomenally potent feminized varieties all punch through the 20% THC threshold for high-grade cannabis. The following are the nobility of RQS feminized seeds.
The ever-popular Girl Scout Cookies teamed up with the newly minted cannabis celebrity Gelato. Joining dank forces in superhero fashion, the outcome of this pairing was made manifest in Cookies Gelato. Packing a punch with up to 28% THC, she’s pretty much as potent as you can get, delivering an immediate high that hits from the top down. Although not a smoke for novices, seasoned smokers love the cerebral, almost psychedelic buzz that comes with a nice relaxing touch. Sugary sweetness, a hallmark flavour of Cookies strains, makes it difficult to put the strain down, but then her massive potency helps keep you in line.
Born from The White and Fire OG, White Fire OG (also known as WiFi OG) is a force not to be trifled with. Uplifting euphoria launches your mood into the clouds with an elevated feeling that will shake creativity and happiness wide awake.
The below cannabis strains are just a selection of popular powerhouses, but keep in mind that there are many more options and frontrunners out there. You can also filter for “potent strains” on Leafly dispensary menus to see if any of these recommendations are available near you. And remember the adage “start low, go slow” with these ones.
Average THC: 18%
Average THC: 19.5%
Bruce Banner, appropriately named after the Hulk’s alter ego, is a heavy-duty hybrid with a staggering THC content. Rated the strongest strain in 2014 by High Times following its victory in the 2013 Denver Cannabis Cup, Bruce Banner has since carved itself quite the reputation. Powered by OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel genetics, Bruce Banner delivers a dizzying punch of euphoria that anchors your body in deep relaxation.
Looking for more strains? Check out this list of heavy-hitters.
Chemdog is a classic strain whose unforgettable potency keeps a vice grip on its fan base. Ripe with the scent of acrid fuel, Chemdog delivers an unforgettable flavor profile alongside its invigorating euphoria, inviting creativity alongside firm stress relief.