If you know anything about the world of cannabis, you’ve probably heard of THC, the cannabinoid—or “major active ingredient”—most directly responsible for the plant’s distinctive “high.” And sometimes, you want a lot of it, especially to combat symptoms such as chronic pain, nausea, and insomnia.

What marijuana strain has the highest THC level? In today’s post, we’ll share a curated list including the highest THC marijuana strain. But be forewarned: These products aren’t for beginners, or those who find the psychoactivity of THC to be distracting or disorienting. That’s why we always counsel our customers to “start low and go slow.” You can always have more marijuana, but you can’t have less!

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Best Marijuana Strains: Introduction to the Cannabinoids

Before we unveil the strongest marijuana strain, it’s useful to understand the concept of cannabinoids. Because while—as we mentioned a moment ago—THC imparts marijuana’s “high,” that’s not all it’s doing.

The cannabinoids are a family of several-dozen natural compounds. They include CBD—a cannabinoid linked to many medicinal benefits, such as reducing anxiety and stress—as well as lesser cannabinoids such as CBN and CBG.

Besides imparting its unforgettable euphoria, THC does a lot for our bodies and our minds. Research suggests that in addition to its pain-fighting and anti-inflammatory effects, THC is a powerful remedy for nausea, such as that associated with chemotherapy.

That brings us to the topic of the highest THC marijuana strain. Because in addition to the enjoyment many of us derive from THC’s relaxing psychoactivity, many of those who rely on its medicinal properties want the powerful symptomatic relief of the strongest marijuana strain they can find. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of a few of the very heaviest hitters.

Highest THC Marijuana Strains

Highest THC Marijuana Strains: A Curated List

Kashmir Black, Abatin Wellness

Packing a truly astonishing 30.7% THC level, this powerful flower was bred from the legendary Durban Poison, OG Kush, and Champagne cultivars. Thanks to its profile of terpenes—or aromatic oils—it’s known for imparting deep calm, comfort, and inspiration.

Jack Herer, Center City Cultivation

Another true legend in the cannabis world, this sativa-dominant hybrid is named for the late cannabis activist, author of the foundational marijuana and hemp treatise “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” Jack Herer—the strain, that is—is known for imparting a truly profound body high that is balanced by strong cerebral stimulation. This comes as no surprise given its hefty THC content of 30.6%! 

Pre-roll Moonrock: Viper Lemon Red, Alternative Solutions

We’ll admit it: This hefty pre-rolled joint “cheats” the THC test a bit by adding kief—or dry-sifted trichomes—and bits of the popular concentrate “shatter” to dry flower. But when you’re looking for an extraordinarily flavorful—and at 42%, exceptionally high-THC—smoking experience, this expertly crafted pre-roll is hard to beat.

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Pre-roll: Fog Jam, Alternative Solutions

While the lineage of this hybrid cultivar is somewhat shrouded in mystery, its effects are anything but. Packing a powerful 31% THC content, this pre-roll is beloved for its ability to help melt away stress and physical strain, anxiety, and insomnia. The delectably floral and hazy aromas serve as the icing on the cake.

Cherry Chem, District Cannabis

We’ll close out our list of highest THC marijuana strains with this crowd-pleasing favorite, a cross between the Cherry Pie and Chemdawg cultivars. Beyond the stellar flavor—a blend of sugary fruit mixed with gas and spicy notes—the high THC content (at a respectable 30%) makes this a go-to flower for those who wish to sink into a deeply relaxed and happy end-of-the-day state of mind.

Best CBD Products: In Conclusion

As the District’s first and longest-running medical cannabis dispensary, we’re grateful that so many Washingtonians turn to Takoma Wellness Center. If you have any further questions about CBD products, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re always here to help!