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Keeping the grow free of contaminants is also a major factor. Before entering RB-26’s grow, you have to trade in your clothes for a sterile suit and your shoes for a pair of crocs. “Worst case scenario, you’re bringing in pollen, which could pollinate flowering plants and ruin the whole room,” he said.
Danko said of Gorilla Glue, “It’s one of the strongest strains we’ve tested here at High Times, consistently testing over 25 percent THC and higher.” Before we lit up, he took a look at the buds. “It’s just super-duper frosty, covered completely with glandular trichomes and you can just tell that its going to reflect in the potency levels because that’s where all the essential oil is.” After a few puffs, Danko briefly reviewed its flavor profile, “Just from the taste of it you can tell how potent it is. It’s just very thick smoke. It’s similar in some ways to OG and Sour Diesel, but a little bit fruitier. It has that fuel flavor and some sweetness to it. One of those hybrids of the last five years that have really been changing the strain game.”
This didn’t happen by accident. Growers have been hard at work, diligently crossing high potency strains to increase the amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the central psychoactive and therapeutic chemical in cannabis, in their plants.
To cross reference his stellar consecutive test results from California’s SC Labs, RB-26 also had his marijuana tested by CannLabs, a Denver-based facility that has tested thousands of strains for cannabinoid content since 2010. CannLabs spokesperson William Livemore described the testing process—called liquid chromatography—to me in an email: “We measure out a quantity of the flower and use a specific solvent to pull the cannabinoids from the flower into the solvent. and measure the quantity of cannabinoids present compared against a calibration curve.” Based on CannLabs data, the average current THC content in Colorado is 15 to 17 percent, up from 10 to 15 percent in 2010. RB-26’s Gorilla Glue 4 tested at twice the average. According to Livemore, “Anytime we test a sample over that is over 30 percent TCH-A, it is tagged for retesting to make sure we have accurate measurements.” After a dozen tests, Gorilla Glue 4 remained as resinous and THC-rich as RB-26 had planned.
“I’m an extremely data-driven person,” RB-26 told me at his Denver home. “I log everything in little journals, and I’ll do tons of tests if I change anything in the room.” Over the last two and a half years, he has been refining a cultivation process that he claims has an edge over any other.
It’s a glorious time to be a pothead in the US. Not only is the legalization movement gaining support across America, but we’re also smoking way better buds. In place of the leafy, stem-filled weed that prevailed decades ago, we now have access to meticulously crafted cannabis flowers tinted white with THC crystals. These days, the weed is prettier, more fragrant, and gets you much, much higher than it ever did before.
In 12 consecutive tests conducted by the California testing company SC Labs, RB-26’s Gorilla Glue 4 and Chiquita Banana strains tested between 30 percent and 33.5 percent THC, numbers that raise equal amounts of excitement and skepticism. Any smoker would love to try a strain that is a third THC by weight, but is that volume even possible? According to RB-26, it’s just a matter of growing methodology.
RB-26’s Gorilla Glue 4. Photo courtesy of RB-26
It’s also easier to control factors like temperature and humidity in these smaller environments. RB-26 maintains a lower overall temperature than most growers—72 to 77 degrees as opposed to high 70s or low 80s. “Heat is one of the biggest stressors of plants and as your temperature rises, you’re going to be degrading terpenes [aromatic plant compounds] and oil production, and that directly affects potency,” he said.
A Denver grower who goes by RB-26 claims to have achieved the first strain to consistently test at 33 percent THC. That’s some STRONG weed.
2. Pink Stardust. This ultra potent weed has tested as 33 percent high. It’s reserved for experienced cannabis connoisseurs, which means beginners should stay away from this Indica-Sativa marijuana hybrid.
Irish Cream instills couch lock, which is a really, really great way to relax.
3. Satori. This herb’s THC content reaches 28 percent max. Satori triggers a cerebral high and eases the mind while making one feel clear headed and joyful after a few puffs. If you want a quick mood boost, Satori is a great choice.
You don’t aim for a THC spike or a beer high because the label says the product’s this or that. You imbibe or whatever because of the experience.
But that’s like arguing Brewmeister Snake Venom and Schorschbräu Schorschbock are the best beers in town because their 50 percent alcohol content will get you stone stupid drunk before you realize what’s happening.
Sure, the stats will tell you Chiquita Banana, Satori and Pink Stardust will trigger that special high in no time. And they do the job.
Talking about which weed strain gives the strongest THC kick reminds one of that really mundane argument about the strongest beers in the country.
It’s long been held Chiquita Banana is ideal for those doing analytical and work-related tasks. The strain has also been linked to creative highs and more relaxed inhibitions.
So that’s why when you go looking for the most potent strains of weed out there, choose the one that scratches that itch in you. If you want to unleash a raging creative fury in you, go for Chiquita Banana. But if you just want to slow the flow and gape at the scenery, then go ahead and do Irish Cream.
It’s really about scratching that itch when you decide on what weed strain will get you going right now.
Keeping the grow free of contaminants is also a major factor. Before entering RB-26's grow, you have to trade in your clothes for a sterile suit and your