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Best Strains for Head High and a Truly Cerebral Experience

Last updated: 21 August 2022

top cannabis strains for head high

Some strains will boost your mood and energy, while others will leave you couch-locked all day long. Different strains can provide different highs, which are separated into two main categories – head and body high. In this article, we will cover everything about the head high, as well as the best head high strains on the market.

What’s a Head High and What Strains Provide the Most of It?

Head high strains, or cerebral strains, are those that provide effects associated with mood alterations. Mostly, a head high leads to an uplifted mood and energy, as well as motivation and a creativity boost. Cerebral effects will also increase your aural and visual capacity, making everyday activities more enjoyable. This kind of high is primarily attributed to Sativa strains, which usually contain very high amounts of THC and little to no CBD content.

Strongest Head High Strains at Herbies

To save you some of your precious time, we’ve listed the best head high strains available in our catalog below.

Desfrán (Dutch Passion)

Desfrán (Dutch Passion) Desfrán (Dutch Passion)
  • Photoperiod
  • 22 - 26 %
  • 500+ g/m² indoors
  • Mind-blowing
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Desfran is a 100% Sativa cannabis strain made by crossing two selective Destroyer clones. This potent Sativa can contain up to 26% THC, providing mind-blowing cerebral and psychedelic effects that might be too strong for beginners. Thanks to her South American origin, the buds come with a unique tropical flavor and aroma of sweet exotic fruit. Selective breeding allows this strain to produce massive yields of potent buds in just 9 weeks from germination. In optimal conditions, this strain can yield over 500g/m2 (1.6oz/ft2).

Mimosa Shot (Herbies Seeds)

Mimosa Shot (Herbies Seeds) Mimosa Shot (Herbies Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 30 %
  • Unapologetic glee
  • 600 - 800 g/m² indoors
    1300 - 1600 g/plant outdoors
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Mimosa Shot is an Indica-dominant hybrid that’s nicely balanced with 35% Sativa genetics, making it suitable for any time of the day. This highly potent strain was created by breeding two delicious citrus varieties: Mimosa and Fruit Punch. Mimosa Shot can contain up to an incredible 30% THC and offers hard-hitting euphoric effects after just a couple of puffs. The buds produce a pungent flavor and aroma of a citrus cocktail with hints of spice. Mimosa Shot produces heavy yields after just 60 days, yielding up to 800g/m2 (2.6oz/ft2) indoors and up to an amazing 1600g (56.4oz) per plant outdoors.

Cherry Cola Auto (Fast Buds)

Cherry Cola Auto (FastBuds) Cherry Cola Auto (FastBuds)
  • Autoflowering
  • Champion in mood lifting
  • 500 - 600 g/m² indoors
    50 - 250 g/plant outdoors
  • 25 %
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Cherry Cola Auto is a perfectly balanced hybrid that produces terpene-rich and potent buds in no time thanks to her top-notch genetics. The flavorful buds contain up to 25% THC, offering an energizing and mind-clearing yet balanced high. Cherry Cola Auto will fill a room with a unique tropical smell of berries with hints of diesel. Growers can harvest their juicy buds after just 10 weeks from germination. Indoors, yields can reach up to 600g/m2 (1.9oz/ft2), while outdoors, this can be anywhere between 50-250g (1.7-8.8oz) per plant.

Trippy Gorilla (Big Head Seeds)

Trippy Gorilla (Big Head Seeds) Trippy Gorilla (Big Head Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 25 - 28 %
  • 600 - 750 g/plant outdoors
  • Euphoric waves through the body
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Trippy Gorilla is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that has the amazing growth properties of an Indica. This potent variety is a result of crossbreeding Gorilla Glue #4 with Bighead #1 genetics, and it can contain anywhere between 25-28% THC. Trippy Gorilla delivers strong cerebral effects with clear-headed high, dominated by her Sativa genetics. The buds come with delicious terpenes that produce a smooth and pleasant aroma and flavor of pine with a citrusy background. After just 56 days, growers can expect rewarding yields that can reach up to an amazing 750g (26.4oz) per plant.

Super Lemon Haze Auto (Green House Seeds)

Super Lemon Haze Auto (GHS) Super Lemon Haze Auto (GHS)
  • Autoflowering
  • Evaporates the sadness
  • No official information
  • 500 g/m² indoors
    70 - 80 g/plant outdoors
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Super Lemon Haze Auto is a potent hybrid with Sativa-dominant genetics made by crossing the original Super Lemon Haze with a Ruderalis phenotype. This autoflower produces buds with over 20% THC and will boost your mood and energy after just a couple of tokes. The incredible terpene profile produces an overwhelming aroma and flavor of sweet lemon. The lifecycle of this strain spans over 9 weeks, yielding up to 500g/m2 (1.64oz/ft2) if grown indoors and up to 80g (2.8oz) per plant in an outdoor environment.

Mimosa EVO (Barney’s Farm)

Mimosa EVO (Barney's Farm) Mimosa EVO (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • 25 - 30 %
  • 700 g/m² indoors
    2000 g/plant outdoors
  • Laughing buddha
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Mimosa EVO is a balanced hybrid that resulted from crossing Purple Punch and Clementine genetics. This heavy-hitting strain can contain anywhere between 25-30% THC that offers potent uplifting and euphoric effects. The buds come with truly delicious tropical terpenes. They produce a strong smell and taste of fruit punch and tangerines with undertones of citrus and berries. Plants are ready for harvest after just 65 days and will provide growers with monstrous yields. Indoors, these can get up to 700g/m2 (2.2oz/ft2), while outdoors, a plant can yield up to a massive 2000g (70oz).

Bruce Banner Auto (FastBuds)

Bruce Banner Auto (FastBuds) Bruce Banner Auto (FastBuds)
  • Autoflowering
  • Say Good Bye to the stress
  • 450 - 600 g/m² indoors
    50 - 200 g/plant outdoors
  • 25 %
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Bruce Banner Auto is a Sativa-dominant hybrid developed by breeding the original Bruce Banner with a Ruderalis. This hybrid has THC levels that can reach 25%, delivering potent and fast-acting effects that will leave your worries behind. After just a couple of tokes, you will feel uplifted and stress-free. An amazing terpene profile produces a pungent diesel aroma and flavor with hints of sweet berries. Bruce Banner Auto is ready for harvest after just 10 weeks, leaving growers with super-sized buds. Harvests can reach up to 600g/m2 (1.9oz/ft2) in an indoor environment and 200g (7oz) per plant outdoors.

Gelato Auto (Herbies Seeds)

Gelato Auto (Herbies Seeds) Gelato Auto (Herbies Seeds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 400 - 600 g/m² indoors
  • 26 %
  • Outpouring of creativity
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Gelato Auto is a hybrid with Sativa-dominant genetics, and it’s among the most potent autoflowers available on the market. This strain was made by crossbreeding Gelato and GSC genetics with an unknown Ruderalis. The buds contain up to 26% THC, offering potent mood and creativity-boosting effects. Gelato Auto’s terpenes produce a scent and taste of sweet cookie dough and ice cream, backed up by citrus and a dank earthiness. After only 9 weeks of flowering, this strain can yield up to 600g/m2 (1.9oz/ft2) indoors and up to 200g (7oz) per plant outdoors.

Colombian Gold (World of Seeds)

Colombian Gold (World of Seeds) Colombian Gold (World of Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Irrepressible wave of fun
  • 18 %
  • 400 g/m² indoors
    700 g/plant outdoors
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Colombian Gold is an incredible pure variety with 100% Sativa genetics that produces great yields of potent buds with 18% THC. The effects of this strain are strongly cerebral and psychedelic – it’s therefore commonly used by both recreational and medical users. The terpene profile produces a delicious taste and aroma that combines a pungent sweetness and fruitiness. The average flowering time of Colombian Gold is 65-75 days, after which growers can expect yields of up to 400g/m2 (1.3oz/ft2) indoors, while in outdoor conditions, a plant can yield up to 700g (24.6oz).

Café Racer (BlimBurn Seeds)

Cafe Racer (BlimBurn Seeds) Cafe Racer (BlimBurn Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 25 %
  • 450 g/m² indoors
    600 g/plant outdoors
  • Creativity booster
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Closing our list of the best strains for head highs is Café Racer. This is an extremely potent hybrid with Sativa-dominant genetics that was developed by breeding Grandaddy Purple and Girl Scout Cookies. The incredibly sticky buds can contain up to a whopping 35% THC. After just a couple of puffs, you will feel strong uplifting effects that will slowly turn into a feeling of relaxation. Café Racer has a pungent aroma and flavor of spicy skunk with a fruity background. This strain has a flowering period of 70 days, yielding up to 450g/m2 (1.3oz/ft2) indoors and up to 600g (21.1oz) per plant outdoors.

Where to Buy the Strongest Head High Strains

Cerebral effects are a great option for users who want to boost their energy levels and get motivated. These kinds of effects are mostly provided by Sativa-dominant strains, which usually feature large amounts of THC and very low CBD levels.

If you’re a grower seeking the best strains for a head high, check out our online catalog at Herbies. Besides this top 10 list, you can find various head high strains with different potency levels. Our descriptions always include info on each strain’s effects, so it won’t be difficult to choose. What strains with cerebral effects are your favorites? Let us know!

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