It’s that time of year again, where we look back at all the highlights of the past year. When it comes to cannabis, there were many. And as far as cannabis strains are concerned, with each year that passes, the potency seems to get higher and higher. Some of the strongest strains on earth are now pushing well past the average THC content of right around 19 percent.

These days it isn’t abnormal to see strains with THC content as high as 30 percent or more. 2017 was no exception. Following are five of the strongest cannabis strains seen (and smoked) in 2017.

The 5 Strongest Cannabis Strains of 2017

1. Nova OG

It’s believed that this strain developed by Manali West could be the strongest strain of cultivated cannabis ever. Nova OG is definitely not a strain for beginners to test out for their first toking experience. With a THC content of 35.6 percent, Nova OG is a top-shelf, designer strain crossed with Stardawg Guava and OG/Diesel.

2. Chiquita Banana

This super sticky, sweet, tropical tasting bud has won numerous awards, and is one of the most popular strains available. Noted for THC levels of 33.5 percent, Chiquita Banana is a cross of Banana and OG Kush. A high producing flower that packs a powerful punch, Chiquita Banana is definitely a strain to pick up the next time you’re looking for a heavy-hitting, THC-laden lift.

3. Pink Starburst

Leave it to Manali West again to come up with the second highest strain of cannabis available on the market today. They specialize in unique and rare strains of cannabis and concentrates…ending up cultivating some of the strongest products around. Pink Starburst is a rather complicated cross of Blueberry, Headband, and AJ Sour Diesel. It’s been tested with THC levels as high as 32.49 percent.  

4. Bruce Banner

Ahhhh, Bruce Banner. The infamous strain named after the Incredible Hulk’s alter ego. If you haven’t tried this sativa-dominant hybrid, it’s well time you do. With levels of THC reported to be upwards of 30 percent, Bruce Banner is a favorite amongst old-school growers and cannabis connoisseurs alike. Crossed with OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, this is a strain you don’t want to miss.

5. Gorilla Glue #4

As another popular strain among many growers, Gorilla Glue is a super sticky, indica-dominant strain that will leave you “gorilla-glued” to the couch. It offers a euphoric, relaxing high, with a THC content between 24-28 percent. There’s a reason this earthy, sour strain crossed with Chem’s Sister, Sour Dub, and Chocolate Diesel is one of the most popular around right now.  It’s heavy hitting and eases any pain you might be experiencing in an instant.  

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