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Top 3 Strongest Strains of Weed

gorilla glue weed strain

Feeling like your favorite strain has lost its spark? Let’s explore the strongest strains of weed you can try today. 

We’ll discuss each one, highlighting their high THC content, unique flavor profile and intensity that redefine what it means to be high.

Whether you’re looking for an extra energizing high, full-body relaxation, or both, these cannabis strains will definitely deliver. 

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Factors influencing strain potency

First things first. What makes certain strains hit harder than others? Well, numerous factors influence the potency level of each cannabis strain.


Each strain has a unique genetic composition, which directly influences certain aspects, including potency. 

Some strains can naturally produce higher levels of THC, boosting their potency. In contrast, others may have a more balanced ratio of cannabinoids, including CBD. 

When the breeder selectively crosses two or more strains with higher THC levels, it may lead to the birth of a stronger strain of weed. The breeding helps improve the genetic potential for high potency in certain strains. 

Harvesting time

Harvesting the cannabis at the right time ensures optimal potency. For instance, harvesting too early may deprive the crop of its full potential, leading to lower cannabinoid levels. Also, harvesting too late increases the chances of self-pollination and rotting.

Thus, the crop should be brought in at the right time to have the strongest weed strain. 

Post-harvesting practices

This is another factor that may influence the strain potency. Once the plant has been harvested, it should be stored properly to preserve the terpene and cannabinoid levels. 

Top 3 strongest strains of weed 

Now that you know what factors influence the strain potency, let’s look at the strongest strains of weed. 

Godfather OG

Often called The Don of All OGs, Godfather OG is a potent indica made by crossing XXX OG and Alpha OG. 

It’s by far the most popular indica out there. In fact, it was named the Best Indica at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2017, with a staggering 34.04% THC. 

Godfather OG appearance and flavors

Godfather OG doesn’t have an overly special appearance, but don’t let this fool you. It has long, loose and fluffy buds.

This potent strain has fairly light green leaves and buds with dark contrast. The buds are covered with thick crystal white trichomes, giving it a glittering appearance. 

Godfather OG has a unique flavor. On the inhale, you will get a grape-like, earthy, and piney taste. On the exhale, you should be hit with woodiness and hops. 

This legend exudes a strong, pungent smell with hints of spice. 


Godfather OG has a high THC content of between 28 to 30%. Due to its high potency, it produces an extremely powerful body high. Your body will experience full-body relaxation with uplifted energy.

With its remarkable terpene profile, Godfather OG delivers an incredible buzz you’ve never felt before. 

The strain is ideal for veteran consumers who have high tolerance and tends to smoke from big bongs. However, if you want to try this strain, start with a small amount. You don’t want to experience paranoia due to the high THC levels. 

Gorilla Glue #4

The next strongest strain of weed is Gorilla Glue #4 AKA GG4 AKA Original Glue. It’s a highly sought-after indica-dominant strain known for its extremely powerful psychoactive effects. 

GG4 is a complex crossing of Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel. The strain has an extremely strong aroma, proof of its Diesel roots. 


GG4 is quite a looker. The cannabis strain has compact and densely packed buds covered with crystalline trichomes, giving the buds a snowy appearance. The plants also have leaves and hairs that tend to stick out. 

THC and terpene profile 

Original Glue has a high potency of up to 25% THC. However, some samples have provided up to 32% THC content. 

The weed strain also has a unique terpene profile, with the dominant one being Limonene. Others include Myrcene, Pinene, Caryophene, and more. The presence of these terpenes helps create a unique flavor and aroma, further elevating your trip.


When you consume GG4, you’ll experience tranquility and full-body relaxation, followed by a burst of creative energy. 

As you’re enjoying a blissful state of mind, you’ll drift into a euphoric state without a care in the world. 

However, you should be aware of side effects like dry mouth, eyes, and dizziness, especially when consuming a large volume. 


Also known as Chemdog, Chemdawg is a legendary strain with a somewhat murky past. Most modern strains have a clear family tree. Growers always try to keep breeding records, making it easier to trace back to their ancestors and geographical origins.

However, this is not always the case. Chemdawg strain is one such case. Little is known about its lineage. 

Despite this, Chemdog is quite a popular strain amongst cannabis enthusiasts. 

Appearance and aroma

Chemdawg strain has compact, densely packed, and conical-shaped buds. The buds are covered with sticky and frosty trichomes, giving them a silvery look. 

The leaves and buds have a green shade ranging from deep to light. 

Chemdog has a memorable aroma profile. It often exudes a strong, pungent, diesel-like smell with a hint of pine.

Effects of Chemdog

This strain has an average THC content of about 20%, capable of delivering an intense buzz.

The Chemdog strain delivers the best of both worlds. After consuming, you’ll experience an uplifted mood and happiness. Then, a burst of creativity and mental focus. This makes it ideal when engaging in conversation and other productive activities like painting or playing musical instruments. 

What is the strongest strain of weed?

Godfather OG takes the cake as the strongest strain of weed, packing up to 30% THC. Others also pack a substantial amount of THC content. For this reason, it is always important to be extra cautious when giving the strongest strains of weed a go. 


About Jeremy

Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from the Technical University of Kenya. Over the past four years, he's been passionate about writing on a wide range of cannabis-related topics. In addition to guides, he's explored various aspects of cannabis, including its medical benefits, legalization efforts, cultivation techniques, and its impact on society. You can reach him at [email protected].