Hog Strain

There are so many different strains of cannabis that it can be difficult to choose the right one for you.

It is really important to do your research before you decide to try something new, as this will help you to find out more about the strain beforehand to avoid disappointment. It will also help to prepare you for what a specific strain has to offer.


Not every strain is going to work for everyone, and you will need to consider wha you are looking for in a certain strain before you go ahead and try it.

With so many different options available, it can be difficult to narrow down your choice, but we are going to be focusing on the hog strain in this article.

The hog strain of cannabis is one that is very well known, and it is one of the strongest strains that you can get your hands on.

It can provide various different benefits for some people, but with that being said, it is certainly not for everyone. This is something that you should keep in mind.

Strain History

The hog strain is known worldwide as one of the strongest strains that you can get hold of, and it is so strong that people are being advised to use cautionary dosage control when they use it.

This strain has been around for many years, and it is one that is highly recommended by many. 

Interestingly, this train was awarded the gold medal for Best Indica at the High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 2012 after it received a high amount of recognition for its strong effects.

We are going to tell you everything that you need to know about the hog strain below, so you can find out just how powerful it is for yourself.


The exact genetics of this plant are not very well known. There is a lot of secrecy surrounding the hog strain, but it is thought that the parent of this strain is North American Indica.

For those that don’t already know, this refers to any strain that is natively grown in North America. So, this strain does come from North American Indica genetics, although it is not known exactly where it comes from.


Hog is one of the more potent pure indica strains that you can find, but the exact percentage of this is not known. This strain was created by the well known Amsterdam breeder called TH seeds, and this is the same breeder that created Bubble Gum and A-Train. 

As we have already mentioned, it is thought that the hog strain has been bred from North American indicas, but the exact breeding origin is not known.

This strain is well known for its  pseudo-narcotic effects, and it was even named the Top Indica Strain in 2002 in the High Times Cannabis Cup.

Strain Appearance

The hog strain features plump buds that range in shape. They can be anything from point and spade like to an almost cylindrical shape.

The flowers of the plant tend to cling on to one another to form a classically dense indica structure, and the leaves are well known for being tightly curled inward towards the central stem of the plant.

The leaves are a bright and visually pleasing shade of green, and they are twisted amongst a high volume of orange hairs. These hairs are actually called pistils, and they are essentially structures that are supposed to collect pollen from the fertilizing male plants.

On occasion, phenotypes of hog will display various pale shades of purple amongst their leaves, 

These stunning hues will come around when the pigments in the genetics of the strain, called anthocyanins, are stimulated by the colder weather when they are still growing.

As well as all of this, you will notice trichomes that provide these already full of color buds with a whhite sheen when you view them from a distance.

Strain Flavor

The flavor of this strain is much less harsh than the smell of it, and it features an earthy kind of skunkiness that is accompanied by strong floral and sweet spice flavors. You will also likely notice the mild taste of dirt and pepper on your palette when you exhale. 

Strain Aroma

You will know when you encounter this strain as it is well known for its stinky and sour pungency. You will notice that the resinous flowers of this plant have a strong and sour earthy smell to them, and some people have speculated that this is where this strain gets its strong name from.

Although, underneath these strong smells is a slightly woodsy odour that almost smells like pine.

When the buds have been broken open, the smell of this strain is even more pungent, and the sourness will become amplified in the air. It is certainly not the most pleasant of smells, and it won’t be for everyone.

If this strain is burnt in a pipe or a joint, it will create an acrid and earthy smoke that is likely to tickle at your sinuses. Some people have even noted that the smell is so strong that it can bring tears to your eyes and make you cough before you even smoke it. 

Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC  – 24 to 25.67%
  • CBD – 0.03 to 0.21%
  • CBC – 0.38 to 1.32%
  • CBG – 0.37 to 2.2%
  • CBN – 0.32 to 0.36%
  • THCV – 0.44 to 1.53%

Strain Terpenes

The terpene profile of the hog strain is as follows:

  • Pinene – 0.09%
  • Ocimene – 0.18%
  • Humulene – 0.36%
  • Eucalyptol – 0.18%
  • Phellandrene – 0.18%

For those that are interested, you should know that the total terpenes content of the hog strain is 0.99%.

Strain Side Effects

Due to the strength of this strain, you can expect various different side effects. The high that you can experience is very powerful in nature, and you will almost immediately be plunged into a blissfully euphoric state.

The high is very head-heavy, and it can make your eyes want to droop and completely space you out in the mind. 

As you get lost in your own disconnected thoughts, your body will begin to slowly creep into a full body buzz that will make you feel heavy.

It can have a sedative effect, leaving you wanting to drift off into a restful sleep. It can leave you feeling quite drowsy, and you will probably fall into a deep and uninterrupted sleep.

Some of the most common side effects of this strain include feeling relaxed, sleepy, and creative. For this reason, it is commonly used to help with depression, anxiety, and migraines.

Medical Benefits

As well as the calming properties of this strain, it also has a great medicinal value, and it can be used for dulling chronic pain in conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia.

It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with both headaches and nausea, and it can help to temporarily relieve the symptoms of mild to moderate stress, depression, and anxiety. 

Some people recommend this strain for counteracting insomnia due to its sleep-inducing abilities. As well as this, hog is a good choice for people that are prone to panic or that have a low tolerance of THC because it is not likely to make you think too much.

Generally, the hog strain can be used to treat various different conditions, including insomnia, chronic pain, inflammation, chronic stress or anxiety, and mild to moderate cases of depression.

Strain Review

This high from this strain is likely to creep up on you, and it can take up to 15 minutes to fully kick in. You may notice pressure around your eyes and temples, before melting into a full body high that is perfect for evening use.

You should know that the physically numbing feeling that this strain provides can be too intense for some people, causing disorientation and depersonalization. It is known that a small amount of this strain does go a long way.

The hog strain will provide physical and mental effects that are dulling and calming in nature, eliminating any stresses or concerns on a temporary basis. It can provide users with a spacey kind of mindset, allowing for daydreaming and drifting thoughts.

This is definitely not the strain to use if you are planning on being productive, but it can be a social bud if you are planning a chilled and mellow evening with friends.

Strain Grow Info

This is a plant that can very easily be grown indoors, and it is a great choice for people that are new to cannabis cultivation. The plants average at around 4.5 feet tall, and the plants themselves are quite bushy.

However, due to the strong smell that this strain produces, you will need odor control in your indoor growing environment. 

Strain Seeds

You can only get hog strain seeds online through TH Seeds. 

Strain Flowering Time

The flowering time of this strain will occur after 8 to 10 weeks.

Strain Yield

You can expect a higher than average yield from this strain at around between 37 and 56 grams.

If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on the Chem Kush strain.

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