Top 20 intoxicating weed strains of 2019

Published Oct 6, 2019 09:00 a.m. ET
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Smoking weed these days isn’t quite the same as it was back in the ’60s or even before then, as cultivators have worked tirelessly for years to produce the most potent cannabis strains in the world. Many of which weigh in at an average of 30% stronger than their predecessors, which results in a much more intense experience for the consumer. This quality is helpful for both recreational and medical users, as it is perfect for relaxing at the end of a long day, and for relieving uncomfortable bouts of pain that are challenging to live with, but do you have any idea why smoking weed produced this type of effect?

The importance of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

A lot of people know that certain weed strains will get you really high, but a surprising number of consumers have no idea why it produces such an intense effect. Cannabis produces two primary cannabinoids that we have researched most, and they are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is non-psychoactive, which explains when an individual takes cannabidiol infused products, they don’t get high. The essential ingredient for a euphoric experience is the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol, which tends to be found in the highest concentrations amongst weed strains that are most popular for recreational consumption.

Why you might want to consider alternatives to smoking weed for euphoria

One of the oldest, most popular and most used methods of ingestion is smoking weed, but what if we told you there was a way to intensify the euphoric sensations, and even make them last longer? Indeed, pure dry buds that have been rolled up and burnt can certainly provide an enjoyable effect, but it is fast-acting and quick to leave the system. The reason that a buzz typically only lasts for a couple of hours is that it is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream through small vessels that line the lungs. Since it is all forced through so quickly, the results also wear off just as fast.

How to get the most intense high from cannabis

If you are looking for more bang for your buck, then you might want to consider a new popular alternative to smoking weed, like edibles. When you ingest marijuana edibles that have been infused with high THC weed strains, the tetrahydrocannabinol takes awhile to make it to the bloodstream. That connection doesn’t occur until the edible makes it to your stomach and is absorbed through your stomach lining, which can take up to 2 hours.

Now we aren’t entirely certain as to why, but the human body appears to process cannabinoids much slower this way, so instead of a couple hour-long buzz, you could be intensely high for up to 12 hours after the initial ingestion. Another interesting thing happens when you eat edibles, and it is an intensified high, so even if the consumer ingests the same amount of THC as they would have through smoking weed, the sensations are enhanced. So if you are looking for the strongest buzz out there, then you might want to consider an ingestible cannabis product instead.

Best weed strains for euphoria

Whether you plan on smoking weed or using edibles, you will want a high THC strain for the most potent and soothing experience. Though we would not recommend any of these weed strains if you have big plans ahead in the day, if you have several hours to sit back, relax, and just enjoy being high, then you’ll definitely want to check out these top 20 weed strains for euphoria.

  • Ghost OG
  • Blue Dream
  • Ghost Train Haze
  • Gelato
  • Bruce Banner
  • Original Glue
  • Romulan
  • Sour Diesel
  • Death Star
  • Jack Herer
  • Girl Scout Cookies (GSC)
  • Purple Punch
  • White Fire OG
  • Green Crack
  • Kosher Kush
  • Durban Poison
  • The White
  • Mimosa
  • Chemdawg
  • Super Lemon Haze

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Effects: Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Ghost OG Kush, an award-winning clone only strain providing strong euphoric highs.
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Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Blue Dream makes users feel calm and relaxed throughout their whole body, with its strong body high. Alongside that it also gives users a subtle head high and a little burst of cerebral energy with it.
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Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Originally bred by Rare Dankness, Ghost Train Haze is the crossing of Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck.
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Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Gelato is bred from Cookie Fam Genetics, with lineage from Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC.
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Effects: Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Bruce Banner is a hybrid cannabis cross of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel presenting powerful green buds.
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Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Uplifted
GG4 or Original Glue is a strong strain that gives users very potent sedative effects, a state of happy, calm and relaxed. Known to put users “On da couch”.
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Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Romulan, is known for its potent therapeutic qualities while the genetics remain unknown.
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Effects: Creative, Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Uplifted
Sour Diesel gives an invigorating head high that can be used to get much needed energy or as relief for sleep loss, anxiety, pain or even depression and other similar conditions. It's likely named after its strong-smelling gasoline aroma.
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Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Death Star shares the effects of its sativa and indica parents Sour Diesel and Sensi Star.
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Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Uplifted
Jack Herer will give users happy feelings, a high functioning head high and with an extra spark of creativity.
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Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC has a very sugary, sweet and natural flavor. GSC effects typically include strong full body relaxation, a loss of time, and positive, happy vibes.
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Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Purple Punch is the breeding of Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple. The delicious tasting blueberry muffin and grape candy smelling strain is indica-dominant
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Effects: Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
White Fire OG,AKA WiFi OG, will deliver an uplifting and comfortable high.
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Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Uplifted
Despite its name, Green Crack is not related to cocaine in any way, but it is an extremely stimulating cannabis strain, that could keep you up all night.
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Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sleepy
Kosher Kush blessed by a Rabbi is the first commercial blessed strain.
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Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Uplifted
Durban Poison in a great choice of strain for any highly mobile or creative endeavors, as it brings a lot of dynamic energy along with a smooth syrupy smell and taste.
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Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
The White is an indica-dominant hybrid also known as Triangle Kush.
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Mimosa bred by Symbiotic Genetics provides a delicious fruit punch, citrus rind aroma.
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Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Chemdawg is a great evening strain due to it's sedative effects.
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Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Uplifted
Super Lemon Haze was bred at Green House Seeds and incorporates a cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze.

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