May 192013
 May 19, 2013

jack the ripper strainI recently posted a question on my Facebook page, ‘what state has the best marijuana?’ As I expected, there were a lot of comments, and they seem to keep coming in. It is a question that can be debated forever with virtually no chance of everyone reaching a consensus. People love to brag about their state’s marijuana quality, especially out West. I know we have a lot of pride in our marijuana here in Oregon.

In the 90’s I purchased a lot of marijuana from Washington State, and of course from Oregon. That was back when most of the growers I knew grew for quality, not quantity. That has changed a bit with a lot of mass produced marijuana flooding the market in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, as most growers would rather have a ton of decent marijuana versus a pound of the finest marijuana it seems like. However, there are still some supreme nuggets from the Pacific Northwest if you know where to look.

I have been to the Cannabis Cups in Denver a couple of times, and the Cups in California, and was lucky enough to receive samples of the top entries. I will say, they were very, very good. But I was happier to get home to my stash in Oregon, for what it’s worth. There’s just something about the Jack the Ripper strain via Southern Oregon that I find irresistible. Oregon is home to Subcool and TGA Genetics, and home to legendary dab maker Ganja Jon, and countless other world class marijuana geniuses. I always point out that there is a reason that Jack Herer called Oregon his home.

With that being said, I obviously haven’t smoked all the marijuana everywhere, so maybe I am just having a classic case of hometown pride! So I put the question out to TWB readers – what state has the best marijuana? And  why? It can be flower or concentrates. Include strain names if you would like.

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  228 Responses to “What State Has The Best Marijuana?”

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    Oregon, hands down.

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    None of you tried hawai’i buds.

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    I’d say 100% the west coast states. California, Oregon, and Washington definitely have the best bud. But as for the east coast, you can find some really good shit in Pennsylvania. Some of the best stuff I ever smoked came from there.

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    Alaska has some super dank weed but nobody ever thinks of that

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      I tell people that too and they always scoff at me like it isn’t possible Lol. Alaska has some of the most potent weed I’ve ever smoked. Has a lot to do with who you know though. You can be around the best weed on the planet, but if you don’t know anyone to get it from then you’re probably getting something far less desirable.

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        Right . I had real Alaskan thunder f$!# at hookahville in Ohio. It had half circles of tiny white flowers on it. You couldn’t physically hit it more then 2 times. It hit you like a ton of bricks right away and didn’t even start to kick in for 15 mins. Then you were shit faced for 8 hrs

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      Alaskan has some of the strongest weed in the world. They just don’t have the selection of different strains like in Cali or ohio. I went to a head fest 10 mins from columbus oh and you will find better weed there then in any store in co

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    Ky has great bud

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    Ohio has that good bud… I would most definitely say ohio… Especially from the kent/ portage county area definitely has some of the best shit, I’ve had stuff from Cali. Washington, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, and Texas shit from out west… But ohio, and Michigan have some of the best shit… Especially when death Star came up in ohio, we had that dank shit around for a while…. Hands down, OHIO

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      Haha your so funny u obviously have never been to Colorado or California everything in Ohio has to be black market you don’t have the same nutrients or products but you can get your hands on so just cuz you live in Ohio doesn’t mean you have the best marijuana

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        dude just cuz you live in Ohio or from Ohio doesn’t mean you have the best weed. you obviously have not been to California or Colorado right now Colorado has the best weed. Maybe even past California. I swear to god I laughed for about 5 minutes when I read that you said Ohio… I’ve been to Ohio many times bro that s**** garbage

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          What, big city did you visit, LOL?! The kind is in southeastern, OH, bro.

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          Sounds like you been to Cleveland. I had real Alaskan thunder that had tiny flowers on it and you couldn’t hit it more then 2 time even if your life depended on it. The top shelf in ohio and the top shelf from no cal / so or is the best in the world. Both are decriminalize markets . in ohio you can possess 200 gs and its a 250 fine. That’s not an illegal market. You should see what The growers are doing with the co strains. My buddy brought a zip of banana kush back and seeds from co. The buds he grow smoke at least twice as hard as the top shelf buds from co

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            “Tiny flowers” means: It’s a b o y.

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            Naw Alaskan thunder f×÷k has tiny flowers on it and it wasn’t a boy. Lol silly Billy. You couldn’t hit it more then 2 times. You don’t get high off male plants stupid

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            im a MENSA member sweetie. Toe tally non-violent. You answered though so could you give me one more: My Greenhouse Seeds Kings Kush is sitting in nearly neutral ‘causa duh cold but is surviving nicely in my greenhouse with a 1,000 watt and a 400 watt grow light mostly for warmth. They have partly cloudy trichs; no amber. Will they keep piling up the THC?

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            How old are they Mr simpson?

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            Plus your suppose to be so smart then 1 why the hell are you asking me 2 why the hell didnt you plan your harvest 3 why the Hell are you growing that stupid strain 4 you are suppose to be non violent Then why do you talk crazy to ppl 4 no reason 5 if your so smart then why haven’t you bought the George cervants ultimate grow guid from high times ? I can keep going but announcing to the world this or that with out prof is deffentaly a sign of a dumb arse

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            I grew ATF a few years ago and did not notice the “tiny flowers.”

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            Doubt it. The only places you can get thunder Fuck from is Alaska ,no cal ,and some growers in appalation . in no cal and app there are a hand full that have the real strain. The ones you order from the stores is atf x afgani. Real atf looks like shitty red hair crappy buds but it has white dots in the shape of half moons or c’s. It is also in The mid 30s% for thc. My boy grows it in se ohio on top of a mountain. You can’t physically hit it more then twice. He took a batch out to Cali and it tested 38% thc off a head bud. The white dots are tiny lite flowers

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            Gee why jest hatefull? Greenhouse Seeds are very hard workers in the industry. You screwing Greenhouse Seeds or jest George Cervantes? Bet he agrees with me.

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            I’m screwing amber ,query,Ticelyn,Heather,and kim

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            When DoD you plant them? What laditube do you live at? What state do you live in?

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            Thanks jdub. I’m 25 miles south of the Oregon border ’bout the middle of the state of CA. and these gals were sprouted in a cold room then moved outdoors in a small glass house with lights to keep them warm the week after I harvested last year ’round Thanksgiving so been in the ground nearly a year now; since DEC. 7th. BIG girls now.

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            Jesus Christ you left them sit for like waaaaaaaaaay toooooooo long. I honestly don’t believe you because after a certain point The plants turn into hermaphadites and they stop producing thc like 2 weeks after their peek

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            Weed does whatever you tell it to if you have the write equipment. I “planted them” outdoors with lights DEC. 7th last year. If anythink the opinion could be “you planted them way too” early. I did. Worked harder than I needed to ’cause I have not gained that much over waiting ’til, say, May to get started. They are hecka juicy and very big.

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            You could of had 3 harvest by that time. Yes your right weed can do what ever you want with in the vegetative part. Once you start budding it you got x amount of time till it’s ready. It funny my buddy grow blueberry and strawberry cough in Humboldt. Dude grows his plants sideways . they grow to be 30 feet long and because he grows it sideways all The buds are head buds.

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            Fantastic! I happen to have a few planted sideways now but did not know why it was recommended. Just did it ’cause I got lonely right after finishing last years’ harvest and, as stated, started my (78) little gals outside after sprouting inside but in the back COLD room, on DEC 7th. The sideways gals did not get as big but the calyxs are all huge; like tops. Thanks. I have a theory that, as my gals are almost in suspended animation at 3/4 clear, the THC could be fuller as they go all milky, hopefully, by the next full moon.

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            Where is the best place to relocate Colorado or California? I drive trucks I’m from south ga, tired of a lot of racism. Criminal/driving record is clean! I just would love to move away, like mom tells me move where it’s legal. Dad always telling me stop being a mama boy get the titty out your mouth. I want to move where I could buy from any1 that grows indoor and me buy whole sale 2-3units?

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            I flew over Colorado and thought it VERY nice. Got my gals almost dry. The one whose pic I posted I dried really fast ’cause I was worried ’bout mold then had it tested. A little over 161/2 thc. The other 19 grew like regular king’s kush and the test on them should be ’round 19% but won’t be ready for ‘nuther two weeks. Sorry Ashle’ I don’t have any extra “units” but plenty frosty smoke if you get to Northern CA. I live up by Oregon. Though my gals all got very large (from being in the ground a YEAR) it was not worth the extra work and expense to take them clear through last winter so imma start them in April or May next year. Have been doing this harvest all by myself so busy day and night. For another month.

            I have heard the best weed is BC weed. Best I ever had I grew in Seattle.

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        Having lived in Ohio and now on the Cali border, the main difference is price!! Max $200 an Oz here whereas it was close to $400 back there. Man, are the nutes different out here? I know the growers back home were very serious growers. All organic, killer compost mixes, maybe some ‘name brand’ top soil (like Fox Farms) are available everywhere. And, I’m pretty sure High Times still lists Meigs County Ohio as one of the best places in the country for great weed. Now, that said, I can’t find ‘bad’ weed out here. Back there, there were times when ‘bunk’ HAD to do… not out here!

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          That’s what ppl don’t get about growing. Growing indoors is better then growing outdoors unless you live in a perfict climate . plus the ppl in no Cali and se ohio have been growing way longer. It’s funny because I get mendo buds and co buds from the same person. If you would put the mendo up against the co its no comparison. The mendo is mid and the co is top shelf and the mendo is so much better the the co buds it’s not even funny. The top shelf from mendo is bionic

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    Idaho will surprise you with it’s quality of weed. Especially up north. Less than 100 miles from Canada and Washington and not too far from Oregon, it is hard to get bad weed up here. Not saying it is the best but nothing is bad.

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    Humboldt county in northern Cali !!!

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      For real. I love the strain humbult county green when it’s top shelf from there. Simply amazing

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      This is what I’ve got in the ground in Northern CA. Northern. That is, 30 miles south of the Oregon border County of Siskiyou. Gonna get cold so harvest in just a few days.

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    You need to visit Cali or colorado. Ohio buds aren’t anywhere near the best. Its average weed not “The best”.

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      Ohio and Cali and no 1 and 2 in the states. The middle of the state of ohio is dead head country. They get all there weed from the east coast’s version of no cal/so or area in ten and wv

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    Check this out guys. You can grow good greens anywhere. There’s a desire that exists amongst all pot heads to have,find,& smoke the finest greens. . . You gotta give it up to the east coast for their desiel. And Hawaii,. Good ol’ Hawaiian bud yum!!!
    But California, Washington,Colorado & Oregon seems to have the best. Not in that order but they have the dank…

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    I am an experienced grower and have been growing my same great strain for. Appx 35 yrs. I have my strain and Oregon, California, south Dakota and over in maine. I found that the majority of my strains including my legendary r13. Maine has a great climate. This yr has been one of my best yrs. We only got two little rains in am and Sun everyday! My plants usually always finish by October and it just seems the trics get way more constantly swollen with more Amber trics then I ever got in “yumbolt”.

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    bunch of fucking dip shits out there LOL how can anybody argue Bay Area Northern California have the best marijuana hands down with the purples and the Girl Scout cookies so fucking powerful just looking at the WEED gets you stoned LOL but seriously no shit Ohio wear whatever the fuck Boston Massachusetts seriously everybody out there wants to be California any way shape and form and hands down Northern California has the best weed

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    Look me up Facebook Cleo Ortiz I can grow purple and Girl Scout cookies that just looking at it gets you stoned LOL I’m from San Jose California here in the Bay Area to the valley Modesto Stockton Manteca hands down we have the best marijuana anywhere this year I grew some purple diamond Girl Scout cookies absolutely fucking destroys you we have multiple strands in the Bay Area but the purple and the Girl Scout cookies most definitely beat anyone’s weed anywhere THE END..

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    Being from Sacramento California aka a NorCal native makes my decision seem obvious. However I have spent months with family in both southern and northern Oregon. I honestly dont have a single fav. My number one is both Cali&Ore. I’m sure Wash and Co have some rope as well as the rest of Merica. At the end of the day the west is the Og of herb in cost, availabiltity and overallfire with the east left in awe.

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      Lol NorCal… Fuck Northern California.. Southern California has California’s best pot brooooo

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        I imagine you can get your hands on fire in most California cities north or south. I like many others prefer the Norcal scene.

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        Fuck southern California shit weed its all about norcal outdoor grown fuck your shitty southern cal weed you guys get all your good outdoor shit from us lmao ??

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          Lol I highly doubt that, we don’t take shit from no gay area, or lame ass farmer people, tell me why when wiz and all the rappers come to Cali they hit LA first lol ask Sosa where he get his weed from

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            LOL Wiz be grabbin from Berner who’s from the The Bay. You know who also cops from Bern? Uncle Snoop.

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            He ain’t the only one selling weed, plus the weather for marijuana growing is way better down here it’s always raining up north. Maybe in the lame ass farms grow good weed just maybe

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      I’ve always wanted to visit north Carolina to sample their strains.. heard it’s the best

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    One word

    Vermont

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