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The Hog marijuana strain is a pure (100%) indica cultivar with a secretive past. Breeders at T.H. Seeds in Amsterdam have kept the genetic lineage of this strain to themselves. It also goes by the names Haracept and Tennessee Hog.

Hog first placed in the indica strain category at the 2002 High Times Cannabis Cup. It’s renowned for its strong sedative effects, reserved for well-seasoned cannabis users. Hog is an ideal variety of cannabis for managing chronic pain and insomnia.

Hog is said to be one of the most potent strains in the world, with high THC levels varying from 17% to 29% and a stinky, sour pungency.

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Strain types

  • 100%Indica
  • 0%Sativa


  • Skunky
  • Sour
  • Spicy


  • Hash
  • Pine
  • Spicy


Terpenes, found in trace amounts in cannabis, are responsible for producing a wide variety of smells and flavors unique to each strain. Terpenes vary from strain to strain and can also vary depending on various factors.

You can maximize the levels of terpenes in your yield by growing in nutrient-dense soil, having high levels of light exposure, and curing your buds slowly and carefully.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

  • Ocimene

  • Phellandrene

  • Pinene



Hogs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Hunger
  • Sedating
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Couch Lock
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

You can expect to feel pretty hungry after a dose of Hog so remember to have a good stash of snacks on hand. Results are overpowering, so this isn’t the strain to have if you want to get something done or socialize. Hog is one of the best strains for helping you get to sleep. If you’re a bit of a cannabis heavyweight, this is a great way to experience some strong indica effects.

Medical Applications

The therapeutic uses of cannabis are extensive. Research is ongoing to determine exactly how the unique blend of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids of each cannabis plant interact to impact your body. Users have found that hog strain can alleviate symptoms of a variety of conditions
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Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

Hog is a great option for novice growers as it isn’t too challenging to look after due to its thick and sturdy nature. This strain has a short flowering time and offers a high yield of around 27 ounces per plant (400-600 grams per square meter), making it an even more attractive option for experienced growers and novices alike.

Buds have a classically dense indica structure, some with hints of orange and purple. It may need occasional pruning to keep side branches under control, preventing excess moisture from seeping in and helping to aerate the plant.

Something to keep in mind is that this strain has a very potent smell, so you may need some control measures to stop the smell from taking over.


Hog is a short plant that grows to around 3-4.5 feet (100-140 centimeters). This makes it a great option if you’re looking for an easy strain to grow indoors.

Humidity and Temperature

Hog grows best in a Mediterranean environment. Start with a humidity of around 70% during the seedling stage. As you near the flowering stage, lower this humidity to 40%. This is critical because if you keep humidity high, you risk more moisture trapped in your buds, leading to mold growth.


Flowering time is shorter than many other strains, at eight weeks. For cannabis to enter the flowering stage requires periods of 10-12 hours of complete darkness, so keep this in mind if you’re growing indoors. The flowering stage will occur naturally outdoors as the days get shorter.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hog strain good for?
How does the Hog strain make you feel?

Hog produces a strong, sedative high that has been reported to make people feel hungry and sleepy.

Is Hog an indica or sativa?

Hog is a pure indica strain composed of 100% indica genetics.

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