LA Confidential Strain

La Confidential is a widely loved indica-dominant strain that has won several awards over time. In 2006, this strain was the winner of High Times’ Strain Of The Year competition, illustrating how popular it was and continues to be.

This heavy-hitting strain can have up to 26% THC and is known for its ability to numb the user and put them into couch-lock. Make sure you don’t have any plans before consuming this strain; you might not be able to get off the couch! It’s no wonder this strain is such a heavy hitter with its Afghani lineage.


Because this strain is so heavy on its indica content, you can expect a deep sense of relaxation and foggy bliss to settle in over time. It has some effects that are usually associated with sativa strains, like a light feeling of euphoria and a mental boost.

Some users have even said that the effects were a little bit psychedelic. La Confidential also comes with a signature sense of laziness, given how it can relax the user and lead to couch lock so quickly.

This is definitely not a strain you should choose if you’re looking to be productive! After you consume this strain, prepare for a decompressing and calm experience that may very well end in a nap or a good night’s sleep.

Appearance and Flavor

Unlike most indica-dominant strains, LA Confidential plants grow to be pretty tall. The nugs are medium in size and a dark green, with some purple streaks visible depending on how that particular plant was grown. LA Confidential’s aroma is intensely skunky and is oftentimes known to fill the room when you’re breaking it down.

You’ll also be able to perceive notes of earthiness and pine as you’re grinding up the buds. Its flavor is very similar to its smell: a strong skunky base with earthy undertones and notes of pine. LA Confidential may not be a sweet, candy-like strain, but its flavor is loved by those who regularly indulge.

Medical Benefits

Given how easily it can knock the user flat on their back, LA Confidential is primarily used to help combat insomnia. After taking it, patients will start to feel more and more relaxed, which will help them get a good night’s sleep.

This strain is also commonly used to treat anxiety and chronic stress because of how it can boost the mood and replace any feelings of stress with a deep, calming decompression. In a similar vein, LA Confidential is also helpful to those dealing with depression because of its ability to elevate the mood, although it won’t do much for fatigue!

This indica-heavy strain can also be used to treat physical pain very effectively, including migraines. Lastly, LA Confidential is a great way to make you hungry and ease any pain you might be feeling from digestion.


Growers like LA Confidential because it is very resistant to molds and diseases and gives good harvests. For this reason, it is recommended for growers of any experience level. If you choose to cultivate this strain outdoors, it will be happy anywhere, as long as it has a fairly warm and dry climate.

Growing outdoors is recommended, given how the plants can grow fairly tall and need a sufficient amount of space to thrive. If you do choose to grow LA Confidential outdoors, harvest time will be from late September to early October, and the yields will come out to be around 16 ounces per plant. When grown indoors, the flowering period is 6 to 8 weeks before your yields of 14 ounces per square meter are ready.