Garlic Breath Marijuana Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi March 02, 2023 - 6 min read
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You won’t be surprised to learn that this is stinky weed.

Indica-dominant (70%/30%) Garlic Breath is considered a very rare strain. This weed’s aroma is pungent thanks to the strong scents of garlic and herbs, and the taste is similar (but not as strong as the smell). Garlic lovers will be in heaven after they’ve taken a few tokes.

Garlic Breath is potent, with an average THC content of 24%. It delivers a head high that’s happy and uplifting at first and then relaxing; the body stone adds to the relaxation with a buzz that often turns sedating.

Patients with mood issues like this strain (if they can find it) because of its mood-boosting euphoria and pain patients appreciate its heavy and ultra-relaxing body stone.


The effects of Garlic Breath tend to shift over time.

Its initial cerebral high is uplifting, stress-busting, happy, and creative. The feeling isn’t a focused one, though. It can be somewhat floaty and spacey, meaning the added creativity is usually more conducive to “weed thoughts” than productive work. After a while, the head buzz turns calming and relaxing, and some users find it disorienting due to the weed’s high THC level.

The later stages of Garlic Breath’s cerebral high are a perfect match with its relaxing physical effects, which increase throughout the experience. Users are likely to find themselves locked on the couch with their eyelids growing heavy. Sedation and sleep aren’t guaranteed, but they’re very possible. The high potency of this strain means that its effects can hit very powerfully.

The best time to smoke this bud is in the evening or on a lazy weekend day. The initial high can provide stress relief after a long day, and the body stone can eventually lull the user into a satisfying night’s rest. The happy head buzz makes it possible to socialize while enjoying Garlic Breath, but users are more likely to prefer solo enjoyment when the physical effects fully kick in.

Bottom Line: Garlic Breath is a potent weed that delivers an uplifting and happy head high that can turn stoney, and it follows up with a body-locking punch that can be sedating for many users.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 3/5
  • Creative: 4/5
  • Pain: 4/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 4/5
  • Mood: 4/5

Side Effects

Any weed with a THC level close to 25% is liable to produce negative effects for some users, and Garlic Breath is no exception.

Dry eyes and cottonmouth are quite likely to be side effects of smoking this bud. And even some experienced users report slurred speech or a woozy feeling, particularly after smoking a little too much Garlic Breath. The possible disorientation some people feel from the head high could also be considered a side effect — if your goal isn’t to get totally wasted.

High-potency weed can cause increased anxiety, paranoia, or panic attacks. This strain fits that profile, although those side effects are pretty rare for veteran smokers. Newbies, users with low THC tolerance, and anxiety patients are much more likely to have those problems; they should either avoid Garlic Breath or begin by microdosing to see whether they can handle this bud.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 3/5
  • Dry Mouth: 5/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 5/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

Patients dealing with mental health conditions say the strong, uplifting high of Garlic Breath is able to erase their negative and recurring thoughts in a hurry, making it a perfect weapon against stress, anxiety, and depression. (Anxiety patients, however, should remember the warning we mentioned earlier about this strain’s potential for making their anxiety worse.)

MMJ users with pain issues say Garlic Breath works well for them, particularly after the powerful body relaxation and sedation kick in. Chronic pain may disappear relatively quickly, but it’s only after the strain takes full effect that severe pain from injuries or cancer diminishes. Patients suffering from insomnia also seek out this weed to help them get a great night’s sleep.

Flavor and Aroma

We hope you love garlic.

To be honest, some strains have even stronger garlicky scents and tastes, but Garlic Breath can more than hold its own. The aroma is pungent and savory, as the smell of herbs and chemicals mix with the strong garlic scent.

The flavor isn’t as pungent as the aroma, but it’s still quite savory. There’s lots of garlic taste in the smoke, of course, along with herbs, pepper, citrus, pine, and earth. Garlic Breath is extremely tasty, as long as you’re a fan of garlic.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 1/5
  • Spice: 4/5
  • Wood: 2/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

You won’t find many strains in retail outlets with an average THC level of 24% — meaning this is among the most potent choices you can find. (That is if you can find it at your local dispensary.) The levels of other cannabinoids are pretty high for such potent weed; CBD and CBG content may top 1% in some samples of Garlic Breath.

Limonene, ocimene, and myrcene dominate the terp profile of this strain, with slightly lesser amounts of the terpenes sabinene, valencene, and phellandrene also present.


There are several different stories about Garlic Breath’s heritage. CannaVenture and ThugPug Genetics are each given credit for breeding this strain by different weed experts. And while most believe that Garlic Breath is a cross of Hogsbreath and ultra-potent Chemdawg D BX2, others insist it’s a product of breeding GMO with Mendo Breath.

Where to Buy Garlic Breath Seeds

This strain’s seeds are easier to find than the flower itself, although you’ll probably have to settle for regular seeds; feminized ones are nearly impossible to locate. You can purchase standard Garlic Breath seeds from Seedsman, Seed Supreme, and Seeds Here Now.

Similar Strains

Those searching for other weed strains with strong garlic flavor and aroma should give Garlic Z or Garlic Kush a try. For effects similar to Garlic Breath, check out Colorado Bubba, Peanut Butter, or Watermelon Ice.

Garlic Breath Strain Review: FAQ

Q: Is Garlic Breath sativa or indica?
A: It’s a hybrid, but it has strong indica characteristics. Most samples have about 70% indica genetics versus 30% sativa genetics.

Q: What is the THC level of Garlic Breath?
A: Reputable lab tests show the average THC content of this strain to be 24%, although many samples have come in at amounts closer to 20%. On the other hand, some cannabis authorities have tested this weed and found THC levels in the high 20% range.