What Are The Most Popular THCA Flower Strains?

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The realm of cannabis and hemp products is ever-growing and changing, with developments in prerolls, vapes, and dabs. However, many users prefer sticking to the basics and smoking regular old flower. THCA flower is taking the scene by storm with more and more strains to choose from. 

THCA flower is in the hemp category, but THCA changes into Delta-9 THC when you heat it, offering an experience that’s very similar to traditional cannabis.

Though there are more and more options, not every strain has the right mix of THCA and inactive Delta-9 THC to be considered hemp, and not all taste as good as you’d hope. So, we’ve compiled a list of the hottest THCA flower strains, pointing you to where you can find the best THCA products. 

Key Takeaways

  • THCA flower represents an innovative approach to categorizing traditional cannabis as hemp, thanks to its non-psychoactive cannabinoid content. At its core, THCA flower is virtually identical to conventional cannabis, except it contains THCA, an inactive compound that doesn’t induce a high when consumed in its raw form.
  • When smoked, THCA provides an experience similar to Delta-9 THC cannabis because it converts into Delta-9 THC through a process known as decarboxylation, which is triggered by heat or light.

What is THCA Flower?

THCA flower and traditional cannabis flower share many similarities, with the primary distinction being how they’re classified for regulatory purposes. This classification allows these buds to be marketed as hemp, navigating around stricter regulations. If you’d like more details about the THCA cannabinoid, check out our Imperial THCA blog. 

Is THCA Flower Legal?

The key to this flower being legal is that it does not possess active Delta-9 THC naturally. By selecting strains rich in THCA, manufacturers can offer a product that aligns with the 2018 Federal Farm Bill’s guidelines. This legislation requires that the flower contains less than 0.3% active Delta-9 THC, a standard confirmed through third-party lab testing.

Best THCA Flower Strains

Now that we’ve established some background on THCA flower let’s discuss some of the most popular strains out there. These have gained recognition for their flavor, potency, and effects. 

Yoda OG 

Yoda OG, from the iconic OG Kush lineage, carries indica-dominant traits that lead to profound mental and physical relaxation, making it a favored choice for evening use.

Imperial Yoda OG THCA Loaded Prerolls

Pink Gelati

Gelato strains are a classic, known for their soothing properties and for delivering relaxation. A hybrid blend of Gelatti and Pink Gelato, Pink Gelati is celebrated for its soothing qualities, which envelop the senses and lull you into a tranquil, stoney haze.

Imperial Pink Gelati THCA Loaded Prerolls

Berry Marmalade Strain

Berry Marmalade’s rich berry profile will surely capture your heart if you’re a fan of sweet and berry flavors. This delightful sativa strain, with THCA levels varying from 16% to 20%, is widely cherished for its invigorating, tingling effects. As a bonus, you can experience this strain through our pre-rolls at the MUNCHIES! online store.

MUNCHIES! Berry Marmalade Double Doinks

Lemon Kush Strain

Introducing OG Cali Kush, a standout among citrusy and tangy strains. This sativa-dominant hybrid is rich in the limonene terpene, making it an excellent option for those seeking a mood enhancement and a kickstart in productivity. Typically, this strain contains 19% THC, which translates to about 22-23% THCA content.

Mr. Nasty

Introducing Mr. Nasty, a bold AAA+ light dep strain born from the marriage of GMO and Grease Monkey. This Indica-dominant hybrid packs a punch with its pungent skunk terpenes, delivering a high-THC, savory smoke. Experience deep relaxation and tranquility with Mr. Nasty’s robust, long-lasting high.

Imperial Mr. Nasty THCA Flower

Yaaas Betch

Prepare for a sensory adventure unlike any other with Yaaas Betch. This delightful fusion of Cheesecake and Power Sherb tantalizes the senses, from its funky cheese aroma to citrus undertones. Beyond its inviting flavors, indoor strain Yaaas Betch offers potent effects, melting stress away and inducing blissful relaxation.

Punch Breath

Enter the world of Punch Breath, a light dep hybrid blend of Mendo Breath and Purple Punch. Its tangy cookie dough aroma swirls with sweet berry notes, offering a post-dinner treat for the senses. Delivering an instant head and body high, Punch Breath lives up to its name with its powerful effects, leaving users feeling uplifted and tingly.

Imperial Punch Breath THCA Flower


Bario, a robust AAA+ light dep hybrid from Banana OG and Rainbow Road, captivates with its earthy kush profile and heavy-hitting effects. Enhanced by a blend of Limonene, Myrcene, and Beta-Caryophyllene, Bario promises a potent, full-bodied experience, reflecting its rich lineage.

Imperial Bario THCA Flower


Indulge in Samoa, crafted from Forum Cut GSC and Face Off OG Bx1. Its skunky Kush aroma blends seamlessly with the smooth cookie terpenes, reminiscent of the famous Samoan dessert. AAA+ Samoa THCA flower offers potent effects, including relaxation, euphoria, and creativity, elevating your cannabis experience.

Apple Fritter

Apple Fritter, a potent AAA+ hybrid crossing Sour Apple and Animal Cookies, combines relaxation with upliftment, inducing giggles and easing tension. With a flavor profile featuring sweet, earthy notes and hints of cheesy apple pastry, Apple Fritter promises a delightful sensory journey.

Imperial Apple Fritter THCA Flower

Lemon Cherry Gelato

Lemon Cherry Gelato, bred from Sunset Sherbet and Girl Scout Cookies, offers a 20% THC content, delivering relaxation and euphoria. This indoor strain’s aroma blends lime, berries, and citrus, while its flavor profile features lemon and sweet fruit notes.

Imperial Lemon Cherry Gelato THCA Flower


Zoap is an indoor blend of Rainbow Sherbet and Pink Guava. This powerhouse strain brings swift euphoria and positivity, leaving users feeling giggly and relaxed. With its sweet, floral flavor and earthy undertones, Zoap offers a truly enchanting experience.

Imperial Zoap THCA Flower

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GMO Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is a classic strain beloved by users for years. GMO Cookies is a potent Indica hybrid born from the cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Chemdawg, delivering calming effects perfect for peaceful and relaxing evenings.

Imperial GMO Cookies Loaded Prerolls

Banana MAC Strain

This strain boasts a 3.5% THCA content, with delectable tropical undertones and resinous buds. Despite its lower cannabinoid levels, its rich nutty and tropical flavors mimic the taste of a freshly baked banana cookie. In terms of effects, anticipate a boost in mood and an overall sense of relaxation.

Champagne Slushie Strain

When exploring THCA-rich buds, the indica-dominant Champagne Slushie is a standout choice. It shares lineage with other Champagne variants, such as Champagne Kush, and boasts THCA concentrations ranging from 15-18%, influenced by its genetic background and breeding techniques.

Many versions of this strain feature enticing pear, vanilla, and butter flavors, offering a luxuriously indulgent experience. It’s available in pre-roll form enhanced with THCA crystals for those interested in trying this strain.

MUNCHIES! Champagne Slushie Double Doinks

Death Star Strain

This strain takes you to a galaxy far, far away. The potent indica Death Star is famed for its strong skunky scents and punchy flavor. With an impressive 19% THC level, it translates to about 22 to 23% THCA content, making most users experience a profound melting-away sensation.

Laughing Buddha Strain

Contrary to what its name might suggest, this bud is seriously strong. Boasting THCA levels of over 25%, this prize-winning sativa is rich in spicy and fruity undertones, adding a delightful complexity to its profile. As for the effects, be prepared for bursts of laughter and a surge of energy, thanks to its pure sativa lineage.

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler is one of the most flavorful strains, boasting the wealthiest scents of peach, fruit, and vanilla. This distinct indica-dominant hybrid delivers profound relaxation, making it an ideal indulgence with its THCA content exceeding 26%. For those eager to experience this tantalizing strain, we offer it in an infused pre-roll form. Explore our selection of infused pre-rolls to find it.

Yaaas Betch

Yaaas Betch is a highly potent indica strain from Cheesecake and Power Sherb parents. Its funky cheesy notes are rounded out by bright citrus. This strain will give you a full, relaxed high with ultra-euphoric effects. 


HeadHunter is great for smoking and looking at, with a bright contrast of deep and light green buds. It is known for its diesel and pine scent and sweet diesel taste. This unique bud provides soothing relief and a stress-free high. 

Super Boof

Super Boof, a vibrant hybrid strain, is Black Cherry Punch’s and Tropicana Cookies’ offspring. Users often describe Super Boof’s effects as deeply soothing and conducive to laughter. It’s also known to induce euphoria and creativity. Super Boof consistently shows a THC content of 28%, with myrcene as its primary terpene, lending it earthy and cherry flavor profiles. 

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Best Place to Buy THCA Online

We’ve reviewed some of the best-tasting THCA flowers around the hemp space; however, smoking these still requires you to get smoking paraphernalia, like bongs, pipes, or papers. If you want to skip the cleaning and maintenance hassle, we recommend trying our THCA Loaded Prerolls. These prerolls are ready to use, with top-shelf flower and a reusable glass tip. This means no licking, no mess, just a smooth smoke ready to go at your fingertips.

Check our sibling brand, MUNCHIES!, for even more great THCA products. MUNCHIES! THCA prerolls feature delicious hemp flower coated with THCA extract and enriched with premium THCA diamonds. These fine particles elevate your smoking experience, delivering a more potent effect than standard THCA flower and enhancing the hemp’s natural flavors and aromas.

**(Disclaimer reminder: This article is not medical advice. It is based on anecdotal user experience alone. If you are thinking about incorporating cannabis (delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, CBD, etc) into your medicinal routine, please consult a healTHCAre professional. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.)

Disclaimer: This article was written in March 2024 and reflects the United States’ laws that were current at that time. Because cannabis laws in the United States laws are subject to change at any time, please make sure that you are always staying up to date on your federal, state, and local county’s cannabis laws. Additionally, we are NOT encouraging anyone to break the law––we are simply showing people ways to legally and discreetly bring their cannabis products along with them on their travels so that they may have access to those products when they reach their intended destination.

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