THC 27.67% CBD 0.02% 24K Gold (aka 24 Karat Gold, 24k, or sometimes Kosher Tangie) is an indica-dominant hybrid, although its long-lasting physical effects seem almost exclusively sativa. Created by high-profile breeders DNA Genetics -- the same people behind Chocolope and LA Confidential -- this strain is a cross between award-winning Kosher Kush and sativa favorite Tangie. In addition to a standout citrus flavor profile, 24K Gold impresses with colorful, eye-catching flowers. This hybrid’s potency has been measured at between 15% and an impressive 27%; it may not be the best choice for cannabis novices. 24K Gold is marked by medium to large flowers. Depending on the phenotype, these buds range from almost spherical to tapered and spade-shaped. Across the board, though, the flowers adhere in a dense, indica-typical bud structure. The leaves are a pale shade of spring green and are threaded through with rust-colored pistils. A translucent coat of trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of the blossoms, accounting for the strain’s psychoactivity and giving it an icy white sheen.
THC; 28% Afghan Kush has a name that spread like wildfire through the cannabis community. For pure Indica landrace strains, no plant is as famous or infamous as Afghan Kush. Those who just want to chill out snacking while their favorite music plays, slowly falling asleep to the strain’s influence, become Afghan Kush regulars after one toke. Growers love how hardy it is and users love how much CBD it retains. For long-lasting body-based effects, this strain is a keeper. This strain grows in sturdy branches, covered in resinous, huge, condensed buds whose trichomes glisten beneath rusty red hairs and broad leaves. The strain is originally a landrace strain from the Amu Darya River Valley along the border of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Afghan Kush was a wild lady for hundreds of years, flourishing in the harsh natural climates of its homeland and refining itself through many generations of evolution
Although it has roots in California’s very own OG Kush, Alien OG is an out-of-this-world strain with a reputation all its own. This sativa-leaning hybrid was created by seed company The Cali Connection as a cross between Tahoe OG Kush (itself a phenotype of the original OG Kush) and Cali Connection’s very own indica Alien Kush. Alien OG offers a soaring psychedelic high with roughly equal parts cerebral stimulation and and physical relaxation. Alien OG’s THC content can range from 20% to as much as 32%. Buds of Alien OG are packaged as small, nugget-like clusters. Although the flowers often have a dense, compact bud structure, some phenotypes lean more sativa and have looser, fluffier leaves. The leaves themselves appear light green and are offset by orange to vibrant red pistils, which are structures that allow the female plants to catch pollen for fertilization. As evidenced by their high THC content, flowers of Alien OG are resinous, covered in trichomes that make them appear moist and frosty. This strain has a surprisingly sweet, citrus-like smell, with notes of lemon wafting up from the cured buds. There are also more subtle notes of earth and fresh pine. When combusted, flowers give off a more spicy, hashy scent typical of the OG family. The smoke is lung-expanding but very smooth. Smokers may taste hashy incense and a faint tang of ammonia on the exhale. This is one pungent strain, and its odor can linger for a while after it’s smoked; this might not be the right choice for any smokers trying to keep their consumption discreet.
Banana OG is an indica-leaning hybrid with an unusual aroma: when properly cured, flowers of this strain have the subtle scent and flavor of banana. Banana OG is a cross between perennial favorite OG Kush and Banana Kush, which itself is the product of Ghost OG and Skunk Haze. These Kush, Haze, and Skunk genetics intermingle to yield a surprisingly sweet and mild smoke. Besides its standout taste, Banana OG offers a balanced, long-lasting high that’s enjoyable in a wide range of situations. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has found samples of this strain to have THC levels ranging from 16% to 25%. Banana OG is distinguished by impressively large, chunky flowers that have a tapered, spade-like shape. The buds maintain a distinctly indica structure, dense and tightly-packed. Leaves are a pale green and play host to a profusion of rust-colored hairs (which are actually pistils intended to catch pollen from male plants). Banana OG’s flowers are also covered in amber-colored trichomes that give the leaves a slightly yellow tint.
THC : 27%Blueberry Kush is a predominantly Indica hybrid that produces solid, dark green and frosted with trichomes buds. It is known for its smooth blueberry taste and for its powerful long-lasting Indica type high. The high comes with euphoric feelings and uplifted mood. The produced full body high stimulates appetite and generates feelings of sedation and sleepiness. Aside from the dry eyes and mouth, users may experience paranoia, dizziness and headaches. Due to its Indica heritage, Blueberry Kush is great for natural pain relief and is considered among the strongest medicinal strains. It is recommended for use during the evening or night-time. Its powerful sedating effects make it ideal for insomniacs. Blueberry Kush is used for nausea and anorexia and, to a lesser degree, for stress and anxiety relief.
THC: 32% Critical Kush is an indica strain that delivers powerful, full-body relaxation and soothing mental effects. It is the brainchild of Barney’s Farm, the Amsterdam-based growers who have given us such powerful strains as LSD and Liberty Haze. Critical Kush is a cross between Afghani-descended Critical Mass and none other than OG Kush. Cannabis testing lab gives this bud consistently high marks, with THC measurements between 16% and a whopping 32%. With that kind of potency, Critical Kush is almost certain to put you in critical condition. Critical Kush sets itself apart with medium to large-sized nugs of resin-filled goodness. The buds are densely-packed, as you might expect of a pure indica. Leaves are a bright shade of spring green and are twisted through with deep orange pistils. A network of shiny trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of these large buds, making them very difficult to break up without the help of a grinder.
THC; 29% Eve had the right idea - that is if she were reaching for this particular Forbidden Fruit. Apples are great and all, but we assure you once you’ve tried this strain, you’ll have a hard time imagining Eden with anything else. This 70/30 hybrid is made by crossing two extremely flavorful and effects-heavy strains, Cherry Pie and Tangie, to create a well-balanced, delicious nighttime bud. The THC levels in this indica-dominant strain are regularly reaching heights of 26% or more, giving users a powerful high that begins in your head, but rounds out with you completely couch locked and/or asleep. As its parentage would suggest, this is a flavorful bud packed with bright cherry sweetness, tropical fruitiness, citrus and pine tones, and a smooth musky aftertaste. The aromas of pine, lemon, and cherry complement the rich coloring of this forest green rocky nugget. To round out the aesthetic these buds are covered in bright green trichomes, sticky resin, and a thin spattering of orange hairs.
THC; 32% Strains going by the name Fruity Pebbles have circulated since at least 2006, particularly in dispensaries in California. These strains are so named for smelling just like their namesake cereal. Although most are labeled as hybrid or as slightly Indica-dominant, the true genetics of Fruity Pebbles may be impossible to discern, as individual growers may use different parent strains or breeding techniques. According to a report provided to Us by Alaskan grower, Alaska Loven It, the THC composition of Fruity Pebbles was tested in 2021 with a THC percentage high of 31.40%. One variety, created by breeders Alien Genetics, was marketed as Fruity Pebbles OG, an April 2012 limited edition. Packs of these special Fruity Pebbles OG seeds sold for $1,000-$1,500 each. The mother, a cross of Green Ribbon and Granddaddy Purps, was bred with a strain crossed from Tahoe OG and Alien Kush. Given that successful growers can reap anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 per plant, a pack of these specialty seeds may substantially cut into profit margins for commercial growers -- and would certainly be a sunk cost for the more casual home grower.
THC; 28% Grape Ape is a tasty, memorable strain with strong indica roots. Its distinctive look and complex fruity flavor makes it an easy favorite -- to say nothing of its incredibly potent body high. Grape Ape is the product of strains as different as Mendocino Purps, an award-winning Northern California crossbreed, the influential staple strain Skunk, and a legendary Afghani landrace. The combination of these nuances has yielded a bold and visually striking variety. There are different varieties of Grape Ape, with seeds available from Washington State-based Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm, the seed bank responsible for creating other taste-focused strains like LSD and Pineapple Chunk. Testing lab Analytical 360 has tested samples of Grape Ape at between 15% and 28% THC
THC; 29% L.A. Confidential is a pure Indica strain that has won multiple awards, including the 2006 High Times Strain of the Year. The high of this pine-scented strain begins by numbing the body, inducing a state known as "couch-lock." Users experiencing couch-lock often feel waves of relaxing and calming euphoria and, occasionally, cerebral effects.