24 Best Cannabis Indica Strains
It was a hard job, but we’ve pulled together the 24 best indica strains available today. There’s also a special one that was grown in tribute to a very special person – Kimbo Slice. The legendary MMA fighter would have been proud that the weed that bears his name is genuinely worthy. Not an easy task and a big set of shoes to fill, such was Kimbo’s reputation as the meanest of the mean.
Gaining notoriety for its heavy hitting effect that knocks people out, we reckon it’s one of the best indica strains on the market today. Though don’t take our word for it, run to your nearest supplier today and demand some of his finest Bubba Kush. It will take over your full body, kidnapping your senses and relax your muscles from head to to and back. With this one you can float away without needing a boat, just a sofa a bong and your own imagination.
Zkittlez – One of the Best Indica Strains for Low THC
With a consistently low THC level of 15% Zkittlez is a strain that is useful for both recreational and medicinal purposes. It’s one of the most flavored breeds to grace the market place. Mellow and moderately sedating its smooth and won’t blow you off your chair, unlike some others we could mention. It’s a mix of Grapefruit and Grapefruit X to be more specific with the lineage, with a 7 – 8 week flower time and a yield of some 13 ounces can be expected.
This one’s a classic descended straight from the Afghan desert. The buzz you can expect is relaxed and even euphoric. It’s been around since the 70s or 80s and a citrus and candy smell and taste. According to legend it was bred by Sacred Seeds and Sam the Skunkman, but others report Sickmed Seeds are actually the breeders. It’s definitely useful for medicinal purposes.
Emanating from Northern California’s Emerald Triangle (Humboldt County) and bred by the Cannabis Buyers’ Club of West Hollywood, Purple Urkle is a medicinal grade marijuana product that has ripped through common folklore since the late 80s. Often noted to be a classical strain and the phenotype of Granddaddy Purple. Indoor grows can yield 18 ounces with a 20% THC content for a mid-range strength smoke if you’re after the recreational element.
With THC levels often exceeding 20% Presidential OG is a heady mix of Bubble Gum and OG Kush. Also referred to as Presidential Kush, this one is by Royal Queen Seeds. It has both a citrus-pine taste and smell. Medical marijuana patients have reported feeling relaxed, sleepy and uplifted. We think it’s the ideal medicine to take the edge off a hard day at the Oval Office desk if you’re the Donald or a DT wannabe. Most definitely a top-level indica strain.
Growing tall and thick with purple colored leaves, this is specifically a medical-grade indica strain. It’s a cross between Black Cherry Soda and Space Queen. It makes up for its low yield of 3 – 7 ounces with a THC content of around 20%. Coming in two phenotypes, one being short, stocky and potent, the other bigger, bushier with more yield, but less potency. The choice is yours.
Named after its parents Pez and Sour Pink Grapefruit, sporting an amazing fruity zingy flavor and smell. It has a sleepy sensation that is ideal for treating insomnia, should you be wishing to gain some medicinal benefits. Though you may wish to float along with the euphoria combined with happiness and a laser-like focus. It produces an average yield with THC levels of 12 – 15 %, making this a good all-rounder.
Grown from a cross between Petrolia Headstash by Woodhorse Seeds from Humboldt County and a mysterious local strain direct from the Kentucky Hills called Killer New Haven. Also known as Mandarin Sunset, this best indica strain has a mega 25% THC content and for those that put in the graft, it rewards with a heavy harvest. This strain is gaining popularity for treatment of ADHD and other mood disorders that can be regulated by cannabis consumption.
Bred by Superior Genetics in Michigan, Obama Kush is a balanced Indica marijuana strain. This herb’s spicy grape flavors are fit for the oval office, leaving you feeling euphorically happy and energized after a hard day Tweeting to the world. With an average to decent yield of 14 ounce and a THC content of 14 to 21%, the parents of this indica strain should be very proud. Step forward Afghani and OG Kush, your child is an upstanding member of the cannabis community.
There is possibly no more famous cannabis strain than Northern Lights, it’s what put skunk, or super skunk, on the map. People first heard about this when people came back from Holland with tales of ladies with no clothes on. Descended from one of the original Afghani land race strains, it has a THC punch of 16-21%, making it kick like a mule. Being 95% indica, it is a well-regarded medicinal strain, as much as it is famous for party goers and coffee shop heads.
A Cannabis Cup winner for two years running in 1992 and 1993, this is definitely one of the best indica strains around. Nothing proves quality better than winning silverware. THC content might go up over the years on new strains, but this one has held the test of time like a true champ with levels of 20 to 24% and yields of 14 ounce indoors and 18 ounces outdoors. Definitely one to consider as a potent indica for medical marijuana followers.
Built from strains around the world, Lavender by Soma Seeds has its origins from Super Skunk, Big Skunk Korean and Afghani Hawaiian. Also known as Soma Number 10 this serial competition winner has a THC count as high as 19%. Its powerful indica effects make it ideal for anxiety, depression and stress and especially pain relief. The spicy Afghani hash like taste has too many medicinal properties to list here. Suffice to say it is one of the best indica strains for anyone wanting a pharmacy-grade cannabis strain.
Winner of Cannabis Cup’s best indica in 2010 and 2011 as well as overall best strain in 2011, this is one to blow your socks clean off. THC levels of 29% have been registered. Yep, it’s a power house! Bred by DNA Genetics in California and originally referred to as Jew Gold. It only has an average yield, but those who have smoked her have been ‘blessed’ so hit some up to see for yourself.
Exotic Genetix out of Washington State crossed Platinum Blackberry Kush and Starfighter to create this unique, super-potent indica-dominant hybrid that placed at the 2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup. With an 18 ounce yield, far outpacing Kimbo Slice’s sparring gloves and a jaw-dropping, or shattering, 29% THC and 1% CBD, this one is mega. Remember that special guy we told you about! Yep, this is the stuff that carries his name on for generations to come… and will continue knocking people out for generations to come.
This one’s quite a rarity, a cross between Original Royal Cheese from the UK and Indica Hash. It’s stinky and aromatic, but doesn’t quite live up to its smell with its THC levels of only 19% maximum, making it a mid-ranger rather than a Power Ranger. A yield of 12 – 16 ounces and a flowering time of 5 – 7 weeks can be expected. Medicinal qualities are wide-ranging and cover the usual indica band such as pain, depression, insomnia.
Chiseled by the rugged mountains that it calls home in Afghanistan to 500 miles towards Pakistan, Hindu Kush is a pure indica strain. he harsh climate of its homeland has conditioned this strain to express a thick, protective coat of crystal trichomes cherished by hash makers worldwide. Back in the 60s and 70s travellers who walked along the ‘hippie trail’ brought back seeds from the land races in Asia and hence the legends was born. A yield of 14 – 16 ounces with a THC content of 20% combined with its easy-growing attributes, make this a really good strain to get to know. Anything that can survive alone in the barren Pakistani wilderness will surely feel at home with water, soil and a keen gardener in attendance.
Great Grape Ape
It has the smell and taste of a grape, but the punch and kick of an ape. 15 t0 23% THC to be more specific. Grape Ape marijuana strain induces uplifting, euphoric cerebral high coupled with relaxed deep body buzz. Promotes relaxation and sleep. Relieves stress. Great Grape Ape has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. All in its a well-rounded indica dominant cannabis variety. Reports for pain-killing attributes are especially common.
Created back in 2003 by Ken Estes, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the famous Granddaddy Purple is an indica cannabis strain developed as a pain-fighting, sleep-inducing aid for California’s medical marijuana patients. Just the fact it is requested 6 to 1 more times than its nearest competitor in the medicinal marijuana field, that is according to the Granddaddy Purple Collective, who might be a tad biased, but it sure is legendary. Up to 23% THC content with all the usual health benefits and more. Granddaddy knows best!
Such is the urban legend of G13 that according to some accounts, the FBI, CIA and other federal agencies, got together at the University of Mississippi and bred some super strong super-secret marijuana strains. One super hero technician liberated a cutting from this all-conquering strain and it hit the streets and your local weed dealer everywhere. Clearly not true. What is true, though, is that G13 is a genuinely potent weed strain. A yield indoors of 21 ounce and up to 40 ounce outdoors, combined with a THC level of 22-24% make this one superstar of the medical marijuana world. Yikes!
After battling to claim the High Times Cannabis Cup for best indica in the year 2000, Blueberry catapulted itself to the Hollywood A list of marijuana strains. Plus its name rhymes with Burberry, maybe that helps? A large yield of 18 indoor and 25 outdoor more than makes up for average THC levels of 15 – 19%. This one’s all about the flavor and the buzz. A true chillaxing indica strain with good medicinal properties.
With celebrity parents like Blueberry and White Widow, it’s only natural that Berry White is also a popular indica weed variety. It offers a tasty berry aroma with upbeat buzz and euphoria. High THC levels of 22% plus yields of 16 in 18 out you’ve got a Swiss Army knife of the cannabis world. Thank the breeder Green Beanz Seeds for this one.
Believed to descend from Afghani indica, Afgoo or Afgooey is a potent strain that uplifts and induces ones creative qualities. The strain can have wide-ranging effects for medicinal purposes as well as a buzz that stoners would appreciate. A classic member of the Kush family, it leaves you happy and a little sleepy; one of the less known varieties or at least less smoked these days. Have some in a blunt for a lazy weekend or relax and chill with its 18% THC levels.
Believed to be an original land race strain, Afghani is named after the part of the world it comes from – Afghanistan. With THC levels of about 17 to 20% this is a classic among ganja heads. It’s easy uniform growth with big yields makes it a winner with home farming enthusiasts. The buds have a strong, earthy sweet aroma.
9 Pound Hammer
A potent heavy hitter that wallops the body from head to toe with its 23% THC content. Less well known than other brands, but still a decent sativa if strength is top of your radar. Its heavy duty sedation comes from the patchwork quilt of genetics that it has been bread from. With its heavy yield to match its buzz, this is one heavyweight of the indica cannabis community.
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