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Cannabis Strains & Cultivation

Last Updated: July 7, 2020
Roy Stevens
Product Review by Roy Stevens

There’s no denying that over the past decade, cannabis has seen a complete reversal regarding not only its popularity but also its acceptance as part of mainstream culture.

We’ve definitely come a long way regarding how we think of cannabis. An entire culture is emerging across the United States and even around the world surrounding different cannabis strains and the advantages and disadvantages each strain has.

Cannabis is no longer something that’s whispered about and bought and sold in small baggies in dark streets. Now, we’re seeing cannabis culture and cannabis science come screaming out of the darkness and into the forefront of discussions.

People not only want to buy cannabis to consume; they also want to cultivate cannabis, and for that, they’re after specific strains and grow equipment.

If you consume or cultivate cannabis on a regular basis, then check out our cannabis strain library, explaining everything you need to know about what went into their creation and what the effects of different cannabis strains are.

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1

Gorilla Glue Strain

Gorilla Glue, which is often referred to as Gorilla Glue #1, is a very potent strain of cannabis with a THC content which can exceed 28%. Average THC content usually sits around 25%, however. It is an Indica dominant hybrid that was derived from Chocolate Diesel and Sour Diesel strains.

The effects of Gorilla Glue are extraordinary as one might expect from a cannabis strain with such high THC levels. Users tend to receive a cerebral high, which increases one’s willingness to sink into the couch and not move for several hours! Recreational users love it, and that is why Gorilla Glue remains one of the most sought-after cannabis strains around.

Medicinal users are equally as fond of Gorilla Glue as their recreational-user counterparts. Therapeutically, Gorilla Glue can numb pain which makes this a preferred strain for those with chronic ailments, including sciatica and other disorders.

Fans of Gorilla Glue looking to grow a batch may rejoice in the news that it is not a particularly difficult strain to grow. It is fairly resistant to disease and pests, and it does not grow to ludicrous heights like some strains. Gorilla Glue plants do best when kept away from heavy rain, and they require careful trimming of their leaves.

Pros

  • High Resistance to Disease
  • Great for Cultivators of all Levels
  • Good THC Levels

Cons

  • None
2

Wedding Cake Strain

There are fewer strains more potent than Wedding Cake. With THC levels averaging upwards of 25%, Wedding Cake is a strain which should not be taken lightly by inexperienced users. Even seasoned smokers of marijuana ought to exercise restraint and moderation when it comes to Wedding Cake strain.

Wedding Cake was derived from two strains which also possess names involving baked goods – Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie. Wedding Cake’s lineage gives the strain a 60%-40% Indica-Sativa profile and distinctively sweet flavors and aromas.

Effects of Wedding Cake include an intense feeling of relaxation combined with a deep sense of wellbeing. Its strong Indica component can induce the famous couch-lock so potheads should prepare themselves with drinks and snacks on-hand.

Wedding Cake is good for medicinal users who praise the strain for its stress-busting and pain-relieving abilities. It is said that Wedding Cake is an excellent alternative for opiate-based medicines.

Wedding Cake plants tend to be relatively short and squat with strong stems. These properties make Wedding Cake a robust and resilient plant that can thrive in many environments.

After 7-8 weeks during indoor growth, Wedding Cake plants produce dense buds with a yield of 18-21 ounces per square meter. Outdoors, Wedding Cake produces yields averaging 21 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Easy to Grow
  • Ideal for Both Indoor & Outdoor Growing
  • Relaxing High

Cons

  • None
3

Gelato Strain

Gelato, also known as Larry Bird, is a deliciously decadent hybrid strain from famous producers Cookie Fam Genetics. Gelato is from the Bay Area, and when the buds bloom, you’re going to see some truly awesome dark purple and fiery orange trichomes and crystals combined with a shiny covering of white crystal resin.

If you’re new to cannabis, or particularly sensitive to high THC strains of cannabis, then it is advised to approach this powerful bud with extreme caution. Gelato is a potent strain of cannabis that is particularly THC dominant and will leave you lying down and wondering what you did wrong if you smoke too much of it.

Many cannabis connoisseurs consider Gelato to be one of the best dessert cannabis strains going round because of the sweet, floral taste that is combined with just the right amount of fruity deliciousness.

The Gelato Strain is definitely a fan favorite of anyone that’s chasing high-THC strains of cannabis and prefer sweet strains, it’s advised to approach Gelato with extreme caution!

Pros

  • High THC Level
  • Potent High
  • Big Buds
  • Plenty of Crystals and Trichomes
  • Great for Insomnia

Cons

  • None
4

OG Kush Strain

If you’re looking for a strain of cannabis that would be considered the ‘backbone’ of West Coast cannabis, you’d be hard-pressed to go past the glorious and mysterious OG Kush.

The exact origins of OG Kush are considered a mystery, despite many claims that it was bred from a combination of Hindu Kush and Chemdawg. This claim can’t be proven because originally, OG Kush came from bag seed in the early 1990s.

The seeds made the journey from Florida to Colorado and eventually made their way into southern California.

There are a variety of different phenotypes that all branch off OG Kush including, Tahoe OG, Alpha OG, and SFV OG. One of the most popular reasons that people choose to smoke OG Kush is its ability to help you handle stress and anxiety.

It has a powerful and heavy euphoria that will knock any stress, your feeling right out of the park.

The versatility of OG Kush and the way that it has spawned so many of the most popular strains of cannabis on the West Coast cannabis region.

Pros

  • Heavy Euphoria
  • Superior Genetics
  • Good Price Point
  • Powerful
  • Classic Strain

Cons

  • None
5

Blue Dream Strain

Blue Dream is one of the most common and famous strains found across the United States. This sativa-dominant hybrid originally came from California and has risen to the top of the most competitive West Coast cannabis regions to be considered one of the greatest cannabis strains of all time.

It was originally created by joining Blueberry indica with Haze sativa to create a delicious and potent hybrid strain.

Blue Dream gives you a balanced full-body high that’s perfect for relaxing or mellowing out, while also giving users a subtle cerebral invigoration. It doesn’t matter if you have tried a hundred strains of cannabis or one, you’re going to love the level and balanced high that Blue Dream offers.

If you’re new to cannabis and looking for a way to ease yourself into a powerful, yet balanced strain of cannabis that smells and tastes delicious, then Blue Dream is a fantastic place to start.

A truly great strain for the cannabis cultivator!

Pros

  • Perfect for That Mellow High
  • Top Rated
  • Incredibly Popular
  • Good Price Point
  • Fantastic Taste and Aroma

Cons

  • None
6

Skywalker OG Strain

If you’re searching for a powerful indica dominant strain, then you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far away because Skywalker OG is right here! A powerful cross between OG Kush and Skywalker, this powerful strain will leave you couch-locked and stress-free in no time at all. This powerful hybrid strain has made its way to position three in our top twenty-five list of the most popular cannabis strains.

Skywalker OG has strong physical and mental relaxation properties, and it’s going to come on strong and fast. Many of the people that extensively use Skywalker OG describe the effects of the hybrid strain as heavily sedating and fast-acting, with a highly-sedative feeling which will leave you hassle-free.

If you have trouble with chronic pain, pain related to illness or injury, cramps, and mild cases of stress, anxiety, or depression, then Skywalker OG would be a good choice. Skywalker OG isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s recommended that you don’t plan any activities after smoking as you may have trouble just getting your butt up off the couch!

Pros

  • High in THC
  • Loves the Sunlight
  • Powerful Euphoric Feeling
  • Good for a Relaxing Mellow High
  • Great Strain for All Levels of Smokers

Cons

  • None
7

Grape Ape Strain

Grape Ape is an Indica strain of cannabis that was originally created by the teams over at Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm. With three hugely powerful parents, Afghani, Mendocino Purps, and Skunk, this strong Indica strain was always going to be a powerhouse when it came to the dominance of Indica cannabis strains.

Grape Ape gets its name not because it’s named after a gorilla, but because of the sweet and delicious grape smell that this strain of cannabis has. When you look at Grape Ape buds, you’re going to notice the dense and compact buds that are wrapped in deliciously deep purple leaves that get darker as the flower reaches full maturity.

If you have been searching for a strain of cannabis that provides you with a relaxing and carefree high, then Grape Ape is the strain for you. This strain boasts some truly famous cannabis genetics and has earned its place in our list of cannabis strains.

Pros

  • Great for Pain or Stress
  • Gives a Happy Uplifted High
  • Superb Genetics
  • High Yields
  • High THC

Cons

  • None
8

Northern Lights Strain

It’s probably one of the most well-known strains in the world, and even people that aren’t involved with cannabis could name Northern Lights. This pure indica strain of cannabis has given birth to a variety of other famous strains, including Super Silver Haze and Shiva Skunk, just to name a few. If you follow the history of Northern Lights, it was first grown in Seattle from seeds that made their way over the ocean from Holland in 1985.

Northern Lights has a very pungent and strong odor, with hints of spicy and sweet aromas that come directly from the crystal-like trichomes on the buds. Under the right light, Northern Lights will give off a faint purple hue. The effects of Northern Light are psychoactive relaxation to the max and are perfect for relaxation, stress relief and to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Northern Lights has rounded out the top five of some of the most popular strains and has cemented its place in the hearts of cannabis users around the world. It’s definitely a strain that should be on everyone’s list of ‘must-try’ cannabis strains.

Pros

  • Perfect for Growing Outdoors or Indoors
  • Nice THC Level
  • Well-Known Strain
  • Mellow, Easy High
  • Great for Relaxation

Cons

  • None
9

White Widow Strain

White Widow is another balanced hybrid strain that boasts world-famous roots. White Widow was first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds before it made its way across the ocean to the United States. Walk into any Dutch coffee shop since the 90s, and you would have seen White Widow on the menu.

White Widow, like its name suggests, has beautiful frosted white crystals and is one of the most potent original strains available anywhere in the world. Be warned; this is one bud that packs a really powerful punch. You’re going to experience a rush of euphoria and energy when you first take a few hits of White Widow that’s going to help stimulate your creativity.

Some of the other famous and potent strains that have risen out of White Widows genetics include White Russian, Blue Widow, and White Rhino. White Widows high is quite intense and will leave you up all night talking about it with your friends.

Pros

  • Easy to Grow
  • Bountiful Yields
  • A Classic Among Cannabis Strains
  • Good THC Level
  • Loves the Sunlight

Cons

  • None
10

Pineapple Express Strain

You know you’ve made it to the pinnacle when Seth Rogan makes a movie about you, and that’s one of the reasons that Pineapple Express is so popular around the world.

If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s definitely worth a look and contains crazy drug dealers, secret government-run underground cannabis labs and heaps of explosions and laughs. Why not smoke some Pineapple Express and make a night of it?

Pineapple Express has a strong fresh apple and mango smell that combines a flavor profile of pineapple, cedar, and pine. You’re going to experience a long-lasting energetic buzz from this sativa-dominant strain of cannabis, and the high is perfect for those looking to kick on late into the night or searching for that perfect creative buzz.

The sweet and delicious taste and euphoric and energetic buzz are what has pushed Pineapple Express into the number seven spot on our list cannabis strains. Great for use throughout the day and of a night if you’re looking to unwind.

Pros

  • Long Lasting High
  • Energetic High
  • Good THC Level
  • Intense Flavors
  • Good Price

Cons

  • None
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Hindu Kush Strain

Breeders prize Hindu Kush for its thick and luscious coat of resin and sweet flavors. Hindu Kush was named after the region where it first originated, the Hindu Kush, a 500 mile stretch of dangerous land between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was the harsh and often unpredictable climate of this region, which forged the strong and tough genetics of Hindu Kush.

The cold climate of the land where Hindu Kush originated forced this strain to develop a thick protective coat of trichomes. These thick and resin packed crystal trichomes are valued by breeders around the world for their high yield.

Hindu Kush has a very subtle yet sweet aroma that contains a mix of sandalwood and earthy. Most people that enjoy Hindu Kush relate the experience to one of calmness and relaxation.

One of the other reasons why Hindu Kush is so popular and made its way into our top ten positions is because of its thick coat of resin that makes a delicious and potent high yield hash.

Pros

  • High Yields
  • Fast Growing
  • Perfect for Dry, Warm Growing Environments
  • Great for Pain Relief
  • Good THC Level

Cons

  • None
12

Master Kush Strain

Master Kush definitely comes with a fine pedigree coming from the mixture of two landrace strains of cannabis, which each come from different parts of the famous Hindu Kush region. Master Kush was bred by the Dutch company White Label Seed Company that’s located in Amsterdam.

This popular indica strain is going to wow you with earthy citrus smells, just the smallest hint of incense. Many people describe the smell of Master Kush is the original, vintage, cannabis smell. If you have ever tried the world-famous Charas Hash, then you’d recognize the taste of dried Master Kush.

Regular users of Master Kush describe the high from smoking this popular cannabis strain as a ‘full-bodied’ relaxation without the stereotypical mind-numbing effect of many other popular indica strains.

You’re going to get a sharpened sensory experience during your high, that can make any activity more fun and involved. If you enjoy a full-body high without the total brain drain of most indica’s, then Master Kush is definitely one strain that you need to try for yourself.

Pros

  • Great for Indoor and Outdoor Grows
  • Good THC Level
  • Mellow, Smooth High
  • Great Price
  • Good for Smoking Alone

Cons

  • None
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Blackberry Strain

You’re going to see and hear a lot about Blackberry because of the huge yield which it offers cultivators and growers. Any cannabis plant that produces a high-yield is always going to be attractive for growers. Blackberry doubles down because while also being a high-yield indica dominant hybrid, it also produces a balanced buzz that people have grown to love.

Blackberry is a cross between Black Domina clone and Raspberry Cough and was bred by the Dutch cannabis company Nirvana Seeds in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since!

Blackberry strain is a fast flowering strain, with most growers seeing buds between 8-11 weeks into the grow. The Blackberry buds are tight and dense, with frosted tips buds that look and smell delicious.

If you’re planning on growing a few sly Blackberry cannabis plants be warned, they have a strong and pungent odor that people are instantly going to recognize!

Blackberry strain has a slight fuel smell combined with hints of pepper, herbal, and citrus smells. This delicious Blackberry strain is easy one of the best cannabis strains in the world.

Pros

  • Great THC Level
  • Unique Aroma
  • Good for Mental Relaxation
  • Fairly Easy to Cultivate
  • Good Yields

Cons

  • None
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Purple Kush Strain

The history of Purple Kush is a little bit mysterious. Still, most experts agree that it emerged from the Oakland area of California after breeders crossed Purple Afghani and Hindu Kush.

The plant itself is popular with growers because of its high-yield, but the plant grows wider rather than taller, so you need to allow additional space per plant.

You’re going to see this awesome plant ready to harvest after an eight-week flowering time and some buds ready to smoke!

The aroma of Purple Kush is a little more subtle than many of the other cannabis strains we’ve talked about. It has a sweet, yet subtle aroma, which is a combination of earthy and sweet that’s reminiscence of most Kush cannabis varieties.

Most smokers of Purple Kush have agreed that it provides you with a long-lasting, blissful, and euphoric high. It’s great for people that are looking to deal with stress and anxiety, pain, and insomnia. You’re going to have no trouble sleeping after hitting a few pipes of Purple Kush.

Pros

  • Resilient Grower
  • High THC Level
  • Good for Indoor and Outdoor Grows
  • Subtle Aroma and Taste
  • Great for Relaxing

Cons

  • None
15

Snowball Strain

If you’re looking for a strain that’s going to produce some truly monster buds, then stop looking right now because you’ve found it with Snowball. Ethos Genetics bred snowball by crossing to extremely popular strains, Chem 4 OG and The White. The result of this breeding was Snowball Strain, a cannabis strain that produces huge buds with dense and tight leaves and to top it off a massive amount of resin.

The Snowball buds are truly massive, which is why the plant itself is so popular with growers and cultivators. Depending on the maturity of the plant and the growing conditions, you’ll sometimes get some beautiful purple trichomes among the white crystals that look amazing.

Snowball produces an epic high and has the creamy and earthy flavor profile. If you love OG strains and the high they produce, then the chances are high that you’re going to love Snowball and the high it produces too. Snowball Strain is easily one of the most popular cannabis strains currently available.

Pros

  • Excellent Yields
  • Massive Buds
  • Earthy Flavor
  • Fantastic High
  • Extremely Popular

Cons

  • None
16

Cherry Cookie Strain

If you’re searching for an indica dominant hybrid, then the Cherry Cookie Strain could be just what you have been looking for! This indica hybrid strain is a cross between two popular strains, Cherry Pie (aka Cherry Kush) & Cookies F2, and was bred by renowned growers Cream of the Crop Gardens.

If you love the high you get from an indica dominant hybrid strain of cannabis; then the chances are high that you’re going to love Cherry Cookie.

Cherry Cookie offers a delicious balance of savory and sweet aromas in one small bud. If you had to try and describe the smell and aroma of Cherry Cookie, it would be as the smell of fresh-baked shortbread cookies and delicious fruity flavors.

Many smokers like the sweetness of Cherry Cookie, and most reviews of the hybrid indica describe the high as balanced body and mind high that’s perfect for an after-dinner treat. The Cherry Cookie Strain comes in as one of the most popular cannabis strains in the United States.

Pros

  • Delicious Aroma
  • Well Balanced High
  • Good Size Buds
  • Very Popular
  • Great Yields

Cons

  • None
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Glueball Strain

If you’re planning on accomplishing anything after smoking, then steer clear of Glueball Strain. This indica dominant strain is going to creep up on you and leave you couch-locked and slack-jawed.

Glueball is a full-body high that’s perfect for anyone that’s looking to grow roots on their couch and not for anyone that has any plans they aim to keep.

Glueball is a cross between Snowball and Original Glue and is an indica-dominant strain that features some very potent genetics, including OG Kush, Chemdawg, and The White.

Some of the terpenes that you’re going to run into when you’re using Glueball are citrus and pine, with a subtle diesel undertone that’s become extremely popular in the cannabis world.

One of the most popular cannabis strains, Glueball has been getting some fantastic reviews from users across the United States, but one thing is for sure, this strain isn’t messing around. It’s going to knock you down and keep you down every time that you smoke it.

Pros

  • Great Pain Relief
  • Deep, Relaxing High
  • High THC Level
  • Big Buds
  • Good Yields

Cons

  • None
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Rose Gold Strain

Rose Gold Strain has a strong genetic profile with genetics from both Pineapple Express and MoonBow strains, which both have their own strong genetic lineage that cannabis users are remarkably familiar with throughout the United States.

It’s the high resin yield of Rose Gold, which makes it attractive to many cultivators and growers, particularly those that are looking to produce potent hash products.

The flowering time on Rose Gold is approximately 60-70 days, and you’re going to see some tight and dense buds with a delicious layer of multi-colored trichomes and crystals.

The buds of Rose Gold have a fruity aroma and produce excessive amounts of potent resin. The aroma of Rose Gold is a combination of peaches, grapes, pineapple combined with spicy floral notes.

There’s a reason that Rose Gold made it into our list of some of the best cannabis strains in the United States and its resin. If you are searching for a strain of cannabis that pumps out potent resin, then Rose Gold is the strain for you.

Pros

  • Strong Genetics
  • High Resin Yield
  • High THC Level
  • Nice big Buds
  • High Number of Trichomes and Crystals

Cons

  • None
19

Lime OG Strain

Lime OG Strain is a cannabis strain produced by Exotic Genetix and is a combination of two extremely popular strains of Lime Skunk and Triple OG. With strong genetics, this potent THC hybrid strain of cannabis is ready to be unleashed and will leave you feeling stoned like you’ve never felt before.

If you’re looking for a THC dominant strain of cannabis that you can either grow indoors or outdoors, then stop looking right now because this hybrid strain of cannabis is the perfect choice for either growing options.

This 50/50 hybrid strain combines the best of both worlds and is a popular choice with growers and cultivators because of its high yield and the balanced high that it offers smokers.

There’s a reason that Lime OG Strain comes in at number sixteen, and it’s the overall balanced high that results from its dense and tight buds and the extremely high yield that the plant offers.

Pros

  • Great for Indoor or Outdoor Cultivation
  • Nice Compact Buds
  • High Yield
  • Calming, well balanced Buzz
  • Good Genetics

Cons

  • None
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Sour Punch Strain

Sour Punch Strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that’s bred by Sannie Seeds and boasts strong genetics from its parent strains Super Silver Haze and The One. If you love sativa-dominant strains of cannabis, then you’re going to love Sour Punch.

The buds of Sour Punch are dense and sweet, giving growers and cultivators a well-balanced high-yield of buds every time they’re planted. The aroma of Sour Punch buds is a combination of sweet berry and bitter lemon.

People that have enjoyed smoking Sour Punch liken the effects to that of an uplifting and dreamy high that’s perfect for people that enjoy getting creative when they are smoking weed.

It’s best enjoyed during the day, but many users enjoy smoking Sour Punch of an evening as well. It won’t leave you couch-locked like many cannabis strains, instead of giving you that uplifting and creative high.

If you love sativa hybrid strains of cannabis, then you’re going to love the Sour Punch Strain, and that’s why it has made it to our list of most popular cannabis strains in the United States.

Pros

  • Strong Genetics
  • Uplifting High
  • Good THC Level
  • Popular Strain
  • Good Price

Cons

  • None
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Pink Candy Strain

Pink Candy Strain, sometimes referred to as Pink Candy Kush, is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that is bred by New420guy Seeds. It’s a cross between two other extremely popular strains of cannabis, Cotton Candy, and Stinky Pinky.

If you’re searching for a nice afternoon bud, then Pink Candy could be just what you’ve been looking for.

If you like sativa-dominant strains of cannabis, then Pink Candy could be the perfect strain for you. With strong genetics, this sativa strain has proven to be immensely popular with cannabis users across the United States.

It has a sugary and sweet flavor profile, which makes it great as a dessert strain if you like sweet buds. The aroma of the Pink Candy Strain is a combination of fruit and citrus and reminds you of that awesome pink lemonade that you used to drink as a kid.

Pros

  • Smooth, Well Balanced High
  • Strong Genetics
  • Okay THC Levels
  • Helps With Pain
  • Popular With Strain Enthusiasts

Cons

  • None
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Snowman Strain

If you’re interested in trying one of the premium creations of Berner and Cookie Fam, then the Snowman Strain could be the cannabis strain for you! Snowman is a hybrid strain that’s a sativa-dominant strain that boasts some incredibly famous and potent genetics from the GSC lineup.

Snowman is going to produce a euphoric and uplifting high that will be perfect for people that love smoking pot and getting creative. The sativa dominant strain is an uplifting high and won’t leave you couch-locked or numbly watching the hours of the day tick by.

The Snowman strain produces an average yet potent yield that growers and cultivators across the United States have fallen in love with.

The aroma of Snowman is a fuel/gassy scent combines with a deliciously sweet vanilla flavor that lurks subtly in the background of the flavor profile. If you love sativa dominant strains, then you’re going to love number twenty on our list, Snowman from Berner and Cookie Fam.

Pros

  • Premium Strain
  • Potent Genetics
  • Euphoric High
  • Good Yielding Strain
  • Sweet and Dominant flavor

Cons

  • None
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Purple Dream Strain

The love child of Blue Dream and Granddaddy Purple, Purple Dream Strain boasts some hugely impressive genetics that growers, cultivators, breeders, and smokers across the United States have fallen in love with.

When you smoke Purple Dream, you’re going to experience a strong head high, and the THC content of Purple Dream means that beginners should approach this strain with caution, especially if smoking it of a night.

From the customer reviews, a lot of cannabis users have suggested that Purple Dream is a great cannabis strain for people that are dealing with anxiety and stress, inflammation, chronic muscle, and joint pain.

If you love to get creative when you smoke cannabis, then Purple Dream is going to give you some fantastic creative energy for whatever project you’re working on and won’t leave you couch-locked.

Purple Dream is best enjoyed during the day to heighten your creative energy and not of a night to help you sleep. However, some people swear by Purple Dream for both day and night use.

Pros

  • High THC Potency
  • Powerful High
  • Lovely Big Buds
  • Great for Pain or Anxiety
  • Very Popular

Cons

  • None
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Moonrise Strain

Moonrise strain is bred by the expert and experienced team at 14er Holistics and boasts some impressive genetics from its two parent strains, Moonshine Haze and Double Purple Dojo.

Moonshine Haze is a super popular sativa strain from the team over at Rare Dankness, and Double Purple Dojo is a rare strain that was named in honor of one of the breeders over at 14er Holistics that put a lot of time and effort into its creation.

If you love sweet sativa strains, then you’re going to fall in love with the sweet and musky flavors of Moonrise that are highlighted with just a subtle hint of sweet berries. While Moonrise is a strong sativa strain, a lot of people have commented on the indica-type high that they experience when they smoke Moonrise.

When you smoke Moonrise, you’re going to get a combination of the typical sativa head high combined with a body high thanks to the influences of the Double Purple Dojo. This popular sativa strain comes in at number twenty-two on our list of the twenty-five most popular cannabis strains.

Pros

  • Creative and Uplifting High
  • Fantastic Genetics
  • Good Price
  • Good THC Level
  • Intense Flavors

Cons

  • None
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Strawberry Kush Strain

If you love indica dominant hybrid strains of cannabis, then you’re going to fall head over heels in love with the popular Strawberry Kush Strain. Strawberry Kush has everything that cannabis growers and smokers enjoy, and the well-rounded indica strain is going to give you an effective body high that’s ideal for those that love lying on the couch.

With its sweet and strong flavor and aroma, Strawberry Kush features a very musky strawberry flavor profile that is reminiscent of its parent strain Strawberry Cough. One of the great things about Strawberry Kush is that it’s strong, but not strong enough to overwhelm you.

If you’re new to cannabis, then Strawberry Kush is one cannabis strain that you need to approach with caution as it’s extremely potent and strong effects can truly knock you over.

The high from Strawberry Kush is heavy body high, that’s perfect for nighttime and people looking to get a better night’s sleep. If you fancy growing Strawberry Kush, it’s available as a clone and usually flowers between 7-9 weeks and produces an average to high yield.

Pros

  • Lovely, Relaxed, Deep High
  • Fantastic Genetics
  • Smooth Flavors
  • Perfect for Insomnia
  • Extremely Popular

Cons

  • None
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White Skunk Strain

If you’re a fan of indica dominant hybrids, then White Skunk Strain could be the perfect cannabis strain for you! It’s rare to find such a well-balanced cannabis strain, but the team at Sensi Seeds’ White Label has done an awesome job with White Skunk.

You’re going to experience a sour but skunky flavor profile, which is typical of most skunk strains of cannabis. The high you’re going to get from White Skunk is a well-balanced head and body high, which combines to give you a relaxing body and head high state.

If you’re a beginner grower or looking to branch out, then White Skunk is a great strain to start with as the plants itself are hardy, easy to grow, fast-growing, and produces a high yield of delicious and potent buds with an extremely short flowering cycle.

It’s this reason that White Skunk joins our list of the top cannabis strains in the United States. White Skunk is definitely one strain that you should be keeping an eye on in the future!

Pros

  • Intense High
  • Potent High THC Level
  • Quick Flowering
  • High Yields
  • Great for Beginner Cultivators

Cons

  • None
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Super Skunk Strain

One of the best cannabis strains in the United States is the famous and well-known Super Skunk. This predominantly indica strain of cannabis boasts some impressive family genetics, Afghani and Skunk #1 crossed these two intense and potent strains to create the extremely popular Super Skunk Strain.

Super Skunk has robust and dense flowers from its parent strain Skunk No 1. If you’re planning on growing a few cannabis plants without attracting much attention, then steer clear of this pungent strain of cannabis because everyone will smell it well before they see it!

Despite their pungent and strong aroma, these dense and sticky buds have a surprisingly sweet taste when you’re smoking them. Most people that smoke Super Skunk relates the experience to a very relaxing body high that gently washes over you and is perfect if you suffer from stress or body aches and pains.

Super Skunk is the perfect strain for many cultivators!

Pros

  • Great Genetics
  • Fast Grower
  • Bountiful Yields
  • Big Buds
  • Helpful for a host of Ailments

Cons

  • None
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Afghan Strain

Originating in the rugged terrains of the Hindu-Kush mountains in the mysterious nation of Afghanistan, this Indica variety of cannabis proliferates in all manner of conditions.

Particularly adept at growing in harsh, outdoor environments, the Afghan strain of cannabis is very resinous and is distinctive in appearance with its broad, dark green leaves, which are somewhat sticky with moisture compared to other strains.

Afghan cannabis delivers a powerful sedative effect enjoyed by both recreational and medicinal users. It is a popular strain with smokers all over the world due to its potency and ability to deliver intensely relaxing sensations to consumers.

While the taste and aroma of Afghan may not be as notable as other strains, its potency and unique effects when smoked make it a favorite among cannabis aficionados.

Usually, flowering takes place after around seven or eight weeks. However, this time may vary slightly depending on the growing conditions. Most growers can expect a potent indoor yield of around sixteen ounces per square meter, although experienced growers might get a slightly higher yield.

Those growers considering processing their crop to produce hashish should consider Afghan seeds, particularly if outdoor growing is preferred.

Pros

  • Calming
  • Great for Insomnia
  • Good for Pain

Cons

  • None
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Agent Orange Strain

Agent Orange bizarrely shares its name with the deforestation chemical used by the US military during the highly controversial Vietnam War. However, as a renowned cannabis strain, Agent Orange is a Sativa dominant hybrid breed that delivers an energizing, laughter-inducing high for recreational users.

With its origins in sunny California, Agent Orange is a popular strain of cannabis throughout the world as it grows well in soil and hydro. Flowering takes place after at least fifty-five days, but the process can take even longer – sixty-five days is not uncommon.

In optimal conditions, Agent Orange can take on a purple-hue, but the warm orange colors are far more common.

In terms of visual appearance, Agent Orange plants are characterized by bright green sticky flowers and vibrant orange pistils. Equally as distinctive as its appearance is its tangy citrus flavor which users note as tasting remarkably similar to oranges. Its aroma is similarly citrus-like with exceptional sharpness.

Cannabis users looking for a mood-lifting high or a pain-relieving experience should strongly consider Agent Orange as their strain of choice. Patient growers who can manage the height of plants well might enjoy growing a crop of Agent Orange.

Pros

  • Great for Depression
  • Relaxed, Happy High
  • Fast Flowering

Cons

  • None
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AK-47 Strain

Named after an automatic gun, which became synonymous with Communist uprising and violent revolution, AK-47 as a marijuana strain is much more pleasant and peaceful than its ballistic namesake.

AK-47 is a mixture of cannabis strains hailing from various parts of the world, namely South America, Thailand, Mexico, and Afghanistan. Specifically, it is an Indica-Sativa hybrid that forms a remarkably potent marijuana strain.

First developed in the Netherlands, AK-47 is an international blend enjoyed on all the world’s continents.

The effects of consuming AK-47 include euphoria, relaxation, and intense creativity. The sensation of paranoia caused by this weed is minimal. These traits combined make AK-47 a firm favorite of cannabis connoisseurs who enjoy the joyful creativity that this strain delivers.

When grown indoors, AK-47 usually flowers within nine weeks and sometimes as soon as seven weeks. Growers must be aware that this strain is prone to mold and excellent ventilation is perhaps the only way to avoid mold damage while careful management of the plant’s height is a must – AK-47 plants get rather tall!

Aside from these tricky traits, AK-47 is relatively easy to grow, and even beginners are likely to enjoy some success with this strain, which under optimal indoor conditions can yield fourteen ounces per plant

Pros

  • Great for Beginners
  • Fast Flowering
  • Uplifting & Mellow High

Cons

  • None
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Amnesia Haze Strain

Amnesia Haze is an exotic mixture of strains from around the world, which fuses Sativa breeds from Hawaii, Jamaica, and Cambodia with Afghani and South Asian Indica varieties.

As its name suggests, Amnesia Haze isn’t noted for its abilities to enhance cognitive performance. However, it is famed for the warm, psychedelic highs that are loved by its smokers and consumers who ought to consider Amnesia Haze the social smoker’s strain of choice.

Amnesia Haze possesses high levels of THC – a psychoactive ingredient present in marijuana that makes users high. With THC levels around an impressive 21%, this strain is adored by recreational users and medicinal users who favor Amnesia Haze for its pain-relieving properties.

Visually, Amnesia Haze is defined by its neon greens and warm orange pistils. However, it’s the aroma of the strain which is most appealing for many weed enthusiasts who note Amnesia Haze’s lemon fragrance as a distinctive characteristic.

Beginner growers might wish to steer clear of amnesia haze as it can be a tricky strain to cultivate. In the outdoors, Amnesia Haze needs a Mediterranean-style climate in places where pests are minimal.

Time taken to flower is an unimpressive nine weeks, however, where Amnesia Haze shines is in its high yield which stands at around twenty-one ounces per square meter of plants.

Pros

  • Great Yields
  • Euphoric High
  • Good for Indoor & Outdoor Growing

Cons

  • None
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Banana Kush Strain

A Californian hybrid strain, Banana Kush delightfully fuses Indica and Sativa plants, namely Ghost OG and Skunk Haze. Derived from these two highly potent strains, their offspring packs a similarly powerful punch and delivers a high which is uniquely its own.

Banana Kush delivers a relaxed sensation and floaty high, which leaves smokers in an uplifted state and seeing things through a positive lens. These traits mean that Banana Kush is a strain favored by those seeking calmness and meditation.

Its tendency to cause paranoia is very low and this enhances its status as a strain for promoting relaxation and reducing the symptoms of mood disorders, such as depression.

The THC content in Banana Kush can vary substantially, with content sometimes being as low as 16% and as impressive as 27%. The skill of the grower in providing optimal growing conditions may be a significant factor in determining the THC levels.

Growing Banana Kush is only moderately difficult, but it requires plenty of tender loving care when it comes to pruning to maximize yield and potency.

Banana Kush is an aptly named variety of marijuana as it possesses a sweet-banana fragrance that is unmistakable. Its flavors leave a similar banana-like aftertaste which further delights its smokers.

Pros

  • Fast Flowering
  • High THC
  • Uplifting High

Cons

  • None
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Big Bud Strain

Big Bud, as an Indica dominant hybrid strain, delivers cerebral highs to make users feel a sense of elation. However, it is not a strain that should be consumed by those on a busy schedule as its tendency to bring out the laziness in people is one of its most notable characteristics.

Sleepiness and intense hunger (dubbed ‘the munchies’) are among the effects of smoking, vaping or eating Big Bud.

For medicinal users, Big Bud may be useful in reducing feelings of anxiety in those suffering from conditions such as Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GSD). Sufferers of chronic pain may find a reprieve during a Big Bud high which relaxes muscles and bodily tension.

Cannabis connoisseurs enjoy the spicy flavor of Big Bud and its sweet, fruity aroma which lingers in one’s nostrils.

Growing Big Bud can be done outdoors or indoors, although indoor growers ought to implement hydroponic systems. Be mindful that these plants can grow to around five feet tall, so if discretion is a consideration, Big Bud may not be the best option for you.

After seven weeks, one can expect Big Bud to flower with a yield of around 12-20 ounces per square meter of plants.

Pros

  • Easy to Grow
  • Deep Relaxing High
  • Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation

Cons

  • None
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Black Widow Strain

Black Widow, as a cannabis strain, shares its name with a deadly arachnid which is synonymous with cold-hearted predatory behavior. The cannabis strain, however, is considerably safer than its eight-legged namesake, and it is enjoyed by passionate cannabis enthusiasts seasoned pot smokers the world over.

A Sativa-dominant cannabis strain, Black Widow is highly potent, and its consumption should only be undertaken by those accustomed to smoking, vaping, or eating weed – newbies need not apply! Black Widow’s potency is owed to its extremely high THC concentration which can be as high as 28%.

Black Widow’s properties cause users to feel extremely relaxed and happy. However, it doesn’t enhance concentration particularly well, and it can diminish one’s motivation, so Black Widow is best avoided by those with a long to-do list filled with essential items.

Would-be growers will be pleased to know that this potent strain of cannabis is relatively easy to grow. The ease of growth is owed to the plant’s toughness and its resistance to pests, mold, and mildew, which can be problematic for cannabis cultivators.

Managing the height of the plant is easier for indoor growers as it usually only grows to around three feet high, however, outdoor growers need to cautious of its potential to grow to six feet high or more.

Pros

  • Calming High
  • Great Strain for Quick Results
  • Good Strain for Indoor Cultivation

Cons

  • None
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Blue Cheese Strain

Blue Cheese originated in Europe when UK Cheese and Blueberry strains were hybridized. The resulting strain, which is comically known as Blue Cheese, is now a firm favorite of potheads around the world.

Like a pungent cheese, this strain of marijuana has an unmistakable aroma. Moreover, it carries tones of sweet blueberry, which enhances the uniqueness of its scent. The taste similarly resembles a strong cheese combined with sweet summer fruits that has a broad appeal in the cannabis world.

Blue Cheese consumption induces feelings of relaxation and happiness while minimizing drowsiness. For some users, Blue Cheese marijuana promotes cannabis-induced hunger known as ‘the munchies.’

Its ability to stimulate one’s appetite combined with its relaxing properties make Blue Cheese effective as a medicinal strain of marijuana as well as a good one for recreational consumers.

An easy strain to grow, Blue Cheese stands up well against problems such as mold. Furthermore, it can be grown in a slightly cooler environment which may make it a favorable choice in places with a more temperate climate, or for growers who are conscious about generating intense heat during the growing process.

Flowering usually takes place around nine weeks with indoor yields being a reasonable nineteen ounces per square meter.

Pros

  • Great for Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation
  • Fast Flowering
  • Strong Euphoric High

Cons

  • None
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Blue Haze Strain

A previous winner of ‘High Times’ Cannabis Cup’, Blue Haze is an exquisite cannabis strain of prestigious lineage; its parent, Blueberry, was also a previous winner of the Cannabis Cup.

Delivering sensations of relaxation and mood elevation, Blue Haze is a popular Indica-dominant strain that offers THC concentrations ranging from 16.5% to 20%. However, negative or adverse effects of consumption can include intense feelings of paranoia which means that Blue Haze might not be the best choice of strain for those new to smoking, vaping, or eating cannabis.

Medicinal users seeking pain relief may also find greater satisfaction elsewhere as Blue Haze is not as effective as other strains in the alleviation of chronic pain.

Blue Haze presents numerous challenges for growers, and it is safe to say that first-time growers may struggle to grow Blue Haze successfully. Blue Haze is particularly sensitive to changes in conditions, and it is thus recommended for growers who are experienced in maintaining an optimal environment for cannabis plants.

After around nine weeks is when Blue Haze tends to flower. Yields are substantial with competent indoor growers achieving around fourteen to twenty-two ounces per square meter, while outdoor cannabis farmers achieve around twenty ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Balanced Cerebral High
  • Dense Buds
  • Best Results When Grown Indoors

Cons

  • None
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Blueberry Strain

A previous winner of High Times magazine’s ‘Cannabis Cup’, Blueberry is a renowned strain of marijuana that possesses a distinctive visual appearance characterized by the subtle blue hints.

Blueberry is an Indica-dominant strain that possesses a moderate THC content, ranging from 14-19 %. Its 2% CBD content, however, is rather impressive when compared to other strains.

Whether one chooses to smoke, eat, or vape Blueberry, a pleasant experience is guaranteed. Blueberry induces a sensation of intense relaxation for its users but beware that it is also known to make its consumers somewhat drowsy.

It may be pleasing to some to know that Blueberry does not stimulate a sense of paranoia as some strains can, and this may make Blueberry a sensible choice for first-timers.

Medicinal users can benefit from the consumption of the Blueberry strain. Positive medicinal effects can include stress reduction and the alleviation of insomnia.

Growing Blueberry is tricky. Demanding a lot of space and an optimal growing environment, Blueberry is a strain suitable for experienced growers.

It grows best outdoors in a sunny, Mediterranean climate, but indoor growers can achieve a healthy yield provided optimal growing conditions are maintained. Competent growers can expect nine weeks until the plants begin the flower.

Pros

  • Great for Pain or Stress
  • Ideal for Outdoor Cultivation
  • Fantastic Tasting

Cons

  • None
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Bruce Banner Strain

Extremely potent with an intensely pungent aroma, Bruce Banner is a strain of cannabis that is amongst the strongest available on most cannabis markets. Bruce Banner is especially famous in North America, including US states such as Colorado.

Bruce Banner is a hybrid strain merging OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel to form an Indica-Sativa mix of 40-60. Its high THC concentration ranges from 24% to 29%, making it one of the most THC laden strains around. Make no mistake; Bruce Banner is not for the faint-hearted.

The high THC content of Bruce Banner enables it to deliver an exquisite sense of euphoria, which inspires creativity in its consumers. Medicinally, it is useful in the treatment of chronic stress disorders, and it can be beneficial for those suffering from depression or conditions characterized by a low mood. Moreover, Bruce Banner is an awesome alleviator of chronic pain.

Bruce Banner grows into very tall plants that flower around the 9-10-week mark. Outdoor yields can be as high as 35 ounces per plant while indoor harvests can bring about as much as 21 ounces per square meter of plants.

Overall, Bruce Banner enjoys popularity for a good reason – it is one of the most potent strains money can buy, and growers love its ability to generate high yields.

Pros

  • Powerful, Relaxed High
  • High THC Levels
  • Fast Flowering

Cons

  • None
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Bubba Kush Strain

Originating in the warmth of California, USA, it is believed that Bubba Kush owes some of its lineages to America’s deep south, namely Louisiana. Rumour has it that OG Kush was crossed with an Indica-strain from New Orleans to create Bubba Kush which has since grown into a much-loved cannabis strain renowned by potheads and growers around the world.

The most notable effect of Bubba Kush is the deep sense of relaxation it induces in its consumers. The infamous ‘couch lock’ has become synonymous with certain strains of marijuana, and Bubba Kush is one of them. Although it is a motivation-killer, it is excellent as a stress reliever and is effective in the treatment of various ailments, including insomnia and restlessness.

Growing Bubba Kush is relatively easy, and it can be cultivated outdoors or in an indoor growing environment. In either outdoor or indoor settings, Bubba Kush is robust and resistant to molds and mildews, which can endanger cannabis crop harvests.

Bubba Kush yields are not particularly impressive. Indoor harvests usually achieve around 15 ounces per square meter while outdoor harvests fetch approximately 20 ounces per plant. Of course, yields can be much higher or lower depending on conditions.

Pros

  • Uplifting Euphoric High
  • Best for Indoor Cultivation
  • Good Yields

Cons

  • None
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Bubble Gum Strain

Bubble Gum is an Indica-Sativa hybrid that was first bred in the United States during the 1970s. Since this time, Bubble Gum has gained popularity in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world. Historically, Bubble Gum has received acclaim from cannabis connoisseurs, leading to success in High Times’ Cannabis Cup in the 1990s.

Users of Bubble Gum point to its ability to generate pleasant, happy feelings as one of its benefits. These benefits make Bubble Gum a prime choice for those wishing to use marijuana as a means of reducing chronic stress. Also, as a powerful muscle relaxant, Bubble Gum alleviates muscular aches and pains, and it does not promote the ‘munchies’ as much as other strains might.

In terms of its THC content, Bubble Gum possesses moderate concentrations of cannabis’ psychoactive ingredient with ranges from 13% to 19 %. These moderate levels of THC make Bubble Gum a good choice for first-time cannabis consumers who often enjoy its sweet and fruity taste and fragrance.

Growing Bubble Gum is relatively easy for experienced cultivators, but newbies to growing weed may wish to look to alternatives as Bubble Gum’s sensitivity to mold and rot presents significant challenges to the inexperienced.

Pros

  • Great Tasting
  • Well Balanced High
  • Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation

Cons

  • None
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California Dream Strain

An Indica-dominant strain from the United States, California Dream is an exquisite mix of Afghani Indica and Mexican Sativa.

The effects of California Dream include an intense sense of relaxation, which is accompanied by a mild uplifting feeling. What’s more is that California Dream is an excellent strain for relaxing strained or aching muscles and that is partly why this strain receives acclaim from medicinal users, particularly those suffering from chronic conditions such as arthritis.

The THC content of California Dream varies between 17% and 24%. Experienced growers are more likely to achieve a THC concentration north of 20% while new growers should be satisfied with anything around the 17% mark.

Successful outdoor growth takes place in sunny Mediterranean climates while indoor growers ought to consider a hydroponics system.

California Dream receives mixed review when it comes to its resistance to disease, mold, and mildew so it may be best to err on the side of caution when it comes to growing this strain.

Yields of California Dream can range from 14 to 16 ounces per square meter when grown indoors while outdoor growers can expect around a pound of bud per plant.

Pros

  • Good Yield
  • Great for Outdoor Growing
  • Fantastic for Insomnia

Cons

  • None
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Candy Kush Strain

Candy Cush (sometimes called Kandy Kush) fuses OG Kush, and Train Wreck strains to form a delightful Indica-Sativa mix which is truly Californian. The strain’s distinctive bright green leaves and violet hues give it a distinctive appearance.

Delivering a pleasant experience to users, Candy Kush stimulates feelings of happiness and relaxation. Certainly, Candy Kush is a favorite among recreational users, but medicinal users also praise the effects of Candy Kush, which is great at alleviating chronic stress and psychological disorders, including forms of depression.

The THC content in a healthy batch of Candy Kush sits comfortably in the 15%-21% range while its CBD content sits around 0.2%. Interestingly, Candy Kush is almost always a 50-50 mix of Indica and Sativa.

Growing Candy Kush is relatively hassle-free due to the strain’s robustness and its resistance to disease, mold, and mildew. Experienced growers can expect around 14 ounces per square meter when growing indoors under optimal conditions.

Outdoor growers, on the other hand, should aim for 18 ounces per plant. Candy Kush favors cool climates. For those where discretion is a consideration, Candy Kush is an ideal strain with plants that typically only grow as high as 3.5 feet.

Pros

  • Great for Indoor Cultivation
  • Good for Pain Relief
  • Relaxing High

Cons

  • None
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Cheese Strain

A very popular strain of cannabis, most marijuana smokers have at some point or another come across the Cheese strain. As its name might suggest, Cheese is a strain infamous for its pungent aroma which wafts around university campuses.

Cheese is an Indica-dominant strain which boasts a THC content of 14-20% and a CBD content of 1%. Its effects include relaxation, euphoria, and stress-relief. For these reasons, it is a strain that is thought of in high regard by medicinal and recreational users.

Growers of the Cheese strain delight in its easy-going nature and its ability to stand up to disease and other factors that can kill or damage plants, such as mold. It is said that even new growers can achieve high yields in favorable conditions. Generally, Cheese is best grown indoors, but it can be grown successfully in the outdoors provided the climate is somewhat Mediterranean.

Cheese, like many marijuana strains, possesses its own distinctive look. Its harvested buds usually boast a very bright green color of leaves adorned with orange pistils and sprinkled with fine crystals. Pot smokers can usually be seen using a grinder to make a joint with the Cheese strain, but it is also possible to pick at the buds when a grinder isn’t available.

Pros

  • Good for Warmer Climates
  • Classic Strain With a Good High
  • High Yields

Cons

  • None
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Chemdawg Strain

The renowned Chemdawg strain has given rise to numerous other strains, including OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Chemdawg itself, however, is believed to be a hybrid strain blending Thai and Nepalese Sativa breeds.

Potent and pungent, Chemdawg is one of the most distinctive strains out there. THC content is usually above 18%, but it can exceed 26% when grown under optimal, well-managed conditions.

The potency of Chemdawg provides an intense feeling of euphoria, which makes it a very popular strain. For medicinal users, Chemdawg can be very effective in the treatment of a range of ailments, including the alleviation of stress and depressive disorders.

Growing Chemdawg is notoriously challenging. Experienced growers attempting to cultivate a batch of Chemdawg ought to invest in cutting-edge cannabis growing gear to maximize the yield of the crop.

The growing environment needs meticulously careful management as Chemdawg is prone to succumbing to diseases and conditions such as mold and mildew.

Successful growers can expect Chemdawg to produce high yields of around 28 ounces per square meter of indoor plants and a similar yield per plant when grown outside. While Chemdawg cultivation is fraught with challenges, it is a strain that can pay dividends to committed and savvy farmers.

Pros

  • Soothing High
  • Fast Flowering
  • Fairly Easy to Cultivate

Cons

  • None
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Cherry Pie Strain

As its name suggests, Cherry Pie is a sweet-tasting strain that is aromatically pleasing. Its appearance is somewhat distinctive due to the bright orange pistils which adorn its buds.

The origins of Cherry Pie are unknown, but it is commonly believed to be a cross between Grand Daddy Purple and Durban Poison strains. Whatever its origins, Cherry Pie is a pleasingly fragrant strain that delivers a unique high characterized by euphoria and an injection of energy. These effects are somewhat unusual for Indica strains.

Cherry Pie, while potent enough to deliver an enjoyable high, is not so strong that it wouldn’t be a good choice of strain for first-time recreational cannabis consumers. Medicinal users can expect Cherry Pie to provide relief for a variety of ailments, including stress and depression as well as mild aches and pains. Another benefit of Cherry Pie is its ability to stimulate appetite in patients undergoing treatments that diminish appetite.

Growers of Cherry Pie need to ensure warmth and exposure to ample light for both indoor and outdoor growth. Harvesting usually takes place around the nine-week mark and yields for outdoor growers can range from fourteen ounces per plant, while indoor cultivators can expect sixteen ounces per square meter.

Pros

  • Happy relaxed High
  • Good for Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation
  • Strong Flavor

Cons

  • None
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Chocolope Strain

Chocolope is a Sativa strain that has earned a reputation for being energizing and invigorating. Some users proclaim it to be superior to caffeine for that morning kick that so many of us crave.

Fusing Thai chocolate Sativa and Cannalope Haze Sativa, Chocolope is a full-bodied Sativa strain with prestigious lineage. Its flavors and fragrance are true to its name as the strain’s distinctive chocolatey aroma and flavor delight smokers, papers, and eaters of cannabis.

For recreational users, Chocolope offers an uplifted high, which stimulates creativity. Adverse effects are typical of most cannabis strains and include dry mouth and dry eyes, but paranoia is usually mild. Medicinal users can benefit from Chocolope consumption as the strain is great for relieving stress and anxiety.

It is not particularly difficult to grow Chocolope, provided the grower is vigilant and quick in responding to outbreaks of mold and mildew. Well-ventilated spaces are a must, and it grows best in balmy, Mediterranean conditions. Successful indoor growers can expect yields of around 21 ounces per square meter, while outdoor cultivators might achieve 35 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Intense High
  • Best for Sunny Climate
  • Can be Cultivated Indoors

Cons

  • None
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Chronic Widow Strain

Spicy flavors make Chronic Widow a distinctively aromatic and tasty strain that delivers an intense relaxing sensation. The effects of Chronic Widow make it ideal for treating insomnia as well as low mood. Be warned; however, some users report feeling of paranoia when high on Chronic Widow so it may not be the best strain for first-time users.

It is an Indica-dominant hybrid, and its origins can be traced back to the cannabis farms of Amsterdam where much of the world’s most renowned strains are cultivated. A cross between Chronic and White Widow strains, Chronic Widow lives up to its forebears and is a fine marijuana strain in its own right.

Chronic Widow provides a THC concentration of around 23% and a sub-one percent CBD content. It favors warm, sunny conditions for optimal growth, and it is a tricky strain to cultivate for even experienced growers who have found that the strain is particularly sensitive to soil conditions, humidity, and light intensity. Furthermore, its bushy leaves increase the risk of damage from pests, mold, and mildew, so this requires meticulous monitoring.

Overall, Chronic Widow is a delightful strain that suits more experienced smokers, vapers, and cannabis eaters. Growing Chronic Widow is not for inexperienced cultivators so if you’re a first-time grower; you ought to look at other strains until you have the experience to take on the challenges of growing this strain.

Pros

  • Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation
  • Impressive Yields
  • Fast Flowering

Cons

  • None
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Critical Mass Strain

A cross between Afghani Indica strains and Skunk #1, Critical Mass is an Indica-dominant strain that possesses remarkable sweet citrus flavors and aromas.

High in CBD, Critical Mass is favored by medical professionals who cite the strain’s ability to relieve pain as a key medicinal benefit. For instance, doctors may prescribe this strain for medicinal use to treat chronic joint pain, muscular pain, migraines, and inflammation.

Recreational users love Critical Mass for its relaxant properties which make it ideal for lazy days at home watching films or playing video games. The high can be very intense, and it is certainly wise to avoid operating machinery or doing anything physically and mentally demanding once one has consumed Critical Mass.

Critical Mass is a great strain for beginner growers. This is due to its resistance to disease and pests as well as the generous yields it provides under reasonable growing conditions.

In some cases, indoor yields can be as high as 27 ounces per square meter. Outdoor farmers will succeed in sunny, Mediterranean climates where yields of 21 ounces per plant are achievable.

Pros

  • Good for Aches & Pains
  • Easy High
  • Incredibly Hardy Strain for Cultivation

Cons

  • None
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Crystal Strain

An award-winning cannabis strain, Crystal is the result of crossing White Widow and Northern Lights to form a 70-30 Indica-Sativa mix.

Crystal generally possesses high levels of THC. However, there is a significant variance in the upper and lower ranges of THC concentrations between plants that received optimal conditions and those that did not. As a rule, though, Crystal is very potent and produces a cerebral high in consumers. It is a great relaxant, but recreational users should be patient as the full effects of the strain do not kick in immediately.

Medicinal users will rejoice at the pain-relieving properties of Crystal which also is a great appetite stimulant. Users have reported that it is great for alleviating back pain and muscle spasms while those users who are suffering from chronic illnesses, where the appetite for food is reduced, state that Crystal enables them to eat substantially.

Crystal has a flowering period of around nine weeks, and its plants can grow to around two meters in height. The bushy buds of these plants are covered with small red ‘hairs’, giving them a distinctive aesthetic. Outdoor growers can expect significantly higher yields than indoor growers, subject to conditions.

Pros

  • Great for Stress Relief
  • Good for Indoor & Outdoor Growing
  • Ideal for Beginners

Cons

  • None
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Durban Poison Strain

A descendent of South African Sativa, and hailing from the South African port-town of Durban, Durban Poison is a sought-after Sativa strain that has gained adoration from potheads all over the world.

Durban Poison is a very potent strain of marijuana, and it probably best avoided by first-time users; however, experienced cannabis connoisseurs will delight in the cerebral high it delivers. Creative types, in particular, praise Durban Poison which is said to inspire and invigorate those who smoke, vape, or eat Durban Poison.

Medicinal users of Durban Poison may expect significant relief from mood disorders, such as anxiety, low mood, and depression. The ability of Durban Poison to relieve feelings of nausea also means this strain is favored by those recovering from treatments such as chemotherapy.

Those interested in growing Durban Poison should expect a relatively easy experience. Durban Poison is robust and stands up well to molds and pests, and it tends to root itself deeply into the soil. Indoor growers should see the best results with a hydroponic set-up. Indoor yields are usually around 13 ounces per square meter while outdoor yields are around 16 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Happy Relaxed High
  • Good for Outdoor & Indoor Growing
  • Popular Classic Strain

Cons

  • None
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Fire OG Strain

Fire OG has been dubbed a super-hybrid strain because it was derived from two very potent OG strains, namely Fernando OG and Kush OG. Fire OG is one of the most popular Indica strains available today.

The effects of Fire OG are intense. Users can expect to feel heavily but pleasantly sedated, so its best advised not to consume Fire OG when you have a burgeoning to-do list.

Alongside the feelings of relaxation, Fire OG also stimulates a sense of euphoria in some users, making it a great strain for unwinding. Fire OG’s potency and its ability to induce relaxation make it an outstanding strain for medicinal use.

Conditions like stress, depression, and chronic pain can be relieved through the use of Fire OG. Cannabis enthusiasts cite Fire OG’s trademark pungent aroma and sharp citrus flavor as also being amongst its most remarkable features.

Growing Fire OG takes considerable skill and experience, and is not a strain for new growers to cut their teeth. The main reason for this is because Fire OG is particularly sensitive to environmental changes and it is therefore critical that growers of Fire OG understand how best to maintain optimal growing conditions.

Pros

  • Uplifting High
  • Great for Sunny Climates
  • Strong THC Level

Cons

  • None
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Girl Scout Cookies Extreme Strain

Comical name aside, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme is an extremely potent strain that boasts THC levels as high as 28%. It emerged as a hybrid of OG Kush and Durban Poison to form an Indica-Sativa hybrid.

Recreational smokers, vapers, and eaters can expect an intense but very pleasing high from Girl Scout Cookies Extreme, which will induce sensations of euphoria as well as the famous ‘couch lock’. Like many strains of marijuana, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme can have some adverse effects, including dry mouth. However, adverse effects are relatively mild and are outweighed by the relaxing high this strain of weed brings to users.

Its high THC content makes it not only a favorite strain for recreational users but medicinal users also. People suffering from diminished appetite can almost certainly expect the munchies after taking Girl Scout Cookies Extreme while those suffering from depression, anxiety or the effects of chronic stress will also find a welcome relief.

It can be tricky to grow Girl Scout Cookies Extreme thus it is probably wise for inexperienced growers to look elsewhere for a strain. Experienced growers, however, can expect substantial yields provided they can provide optimal growing conditions.

Pros

  • Good Yields
  • Enjoyable High
  • Great for Beginners

Cons

  • None
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Granddaddy Purple Strain

A cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle strains, Granddaddy Purple is an Indica dominant hybrid strain of marijuana which first emerged in the United States’ west coast.

Anyone seeking CBD should steer clear of Grandaddy Purple as its CBD content is 0%. However, THC concentrations are reasonably high in Grandaddy Purple, with average levels around 21%.

The THC concentration of Grandaddy Purple makes it a highly potent relaxant that induces in its recreational users’ typical stoner traits, namely munchies and the couch-lock. Medicinal users may find relief from pain, stress, depression, and anxiety in Grandaddy Purple.

Users should beware of adverse effects as with any strain of marijuana. Typical adverse effects of Grandaddy Purple include dry mouth (‘cotton mouth’) and mild paranoia. The intensity of these effects may vary from user to user.

It is moderately challenging to grow Grandaddy Purple. Very committed beginners may enjoy success growing this strain, but it is generally more suited to those with at least intermediate levels of experience.

Amongst the challenges of growing Granddaddy Purple are the need to maintain humidity around 50%. It can be grown indoors or outdoors and can be expected to yield around 17 ounces per square meter indoors and around 19 ounces per plant out in the open.

Pros

  • Very Easy to Grow
  • Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation
  • Good for Sleep

Cons

  • None
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Jack Herer Strain

An Indica-Sativa hybrid developed by Dutch cannabis experts Sensi Seeds, Jack Herer strain, was named after one of the marijuana legalization movement’s most prominent figures. Jack Herer campaigned tirelessly for the US authorities to reconsider the illegality of cannabis paving the way for the more relaxed attitudes to the drug that North America enjoys today.

For those that like their weed to invigorate them, Jack Herer is a great choice. Many users feel that Jack Herer inspires their creativity and boosts their energy to produce art and partake in other hobbies. Also, Jack Herer can make users rather talkative, which makes it a great strain to be shared amongst close friends. Medicinal users suffering from a range of ailments also enjoy Jack Herer’s ability to relieve symptoms of conditions, including PTSD and ADHD.

Complete beginners enjoy success growing Jack Herer hence the strain’s reputation as an easy-to-grow strain. Its resistance to disease and pests are two of its most laudable traits. Those needing discretion, however, ought to consider another strain because Jack Herer plants can easily grow to over two meters in height. Indoor growers of Jack Herer may wish to invest in a hydroponics set-up to achieve the best possible results.

Pros

  • Long Lasting High
  • High Resistance to Diseases
  • Fast Flowering With High Yields

Cons

  • None
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LA Confidential Strain

There are no prizes for guessing from which part of the world this strain comes! You may also not be surprised to learn that this strain of cannabis is popular amongst the gangster rappers of the City of Angels, such as Cypress Hill and Snoop Dogg.

LA Confidential is almost pure Indica, but a minuscule amount of its genetic makeup is Sativa so it may be regarded as an Indica-dominant hybrid strain. As Indicas are known for their sedative effects, it is probably a strain that is best saved for later in the day when one has less to do. LA Confidential will certainly induce the famous couch lock as one of the effects of its intense highs. Medicinal users can benefit from the 21.5% THC content, which supports the alleviation of chronic inflammation and other causes of pain.

Suitable for growth in indoor and outdoor environments, LA Confidential is a beginner-friendly strain. Inexperienced growers can succeed with this strain due to its resistance to mold, mildew, and pests as well as its easy-to-maintain nature. Another plus point is that LA Confidential does not grow to lofty heights as some strains can, and thus it is easier to grow this strain discreetly. Yields are somewhat generous; Indoor growers may obtain 14 ounces of bud per meter squared while the plant may yield 16 ounces per plant when grown outdoors.

Pros

  • Ideal for SCROG
  • Easy to Grow
  • Powerful Euphoric High

Cons

  • None
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Green Crack Strain

Despite its name, Green Crack has nothing at all in common with the manufactured street drug known as ‘crack’. Green Crack is a pure and beautiful marijuana strain. It is believed that rapper Snoop Dogg coined the term ‘green crack’ for this cannabis breed, but it is important to note that some sellers prefer to call it ‘Green Kush’.

Green Crack is a Sativa dominant strain, and its effects reflect this aspect of its nature. For instance, a sensation of invigoration and inspiration are amongst Green Crack’s most prominent effects. Creative types working on a project would enjoy the effects of Green Crack due to its ability to stimulate a ‘mind high’.

Medicinally, Green Crack is very useful. It is not a cure for critical conditions, but it offers significant relief to those suffering from fatigue, depressive moods, and anxiety.

Growers of all levels of experience will enjoy growing Green Crack because it forgives enough for beginners while more advanced growers may find that it is very receptive to their attentiveness and refined botanical skills.

While it can be grown indoors or outdoors, it is important to ensure that Green Crack plants are not subjected to too much humidity, this can cause pesky mildews to occur. Outdoor growth is only recommended in warm, sunny Mediterranean climates.

Pros

  • Great Tasting
  • Good Yields
  • Easy to Grow

Cons

  • None
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LSD Strain

Sharing its name with a hallucinogenic drug, LSD strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid that came about from Dutch cannabis cultivators who cross-bred Mazar with Skunk #1.

The name ‘LSD’ is appropriate for this strain which induces a vibrant psychedelic high reminiscent of an acid trip. Euphoria and relaxation are sensations that are common when using LSD strain. However, because of the intensity of the high, it is probably a strain that inexperienced users should avoid.

The THC content in LSD strain sits at around 24%, which is fairly high. CBD content ranges from 2-5%, which is pleasing for those who use CBD for medicinal purposes. LSD strain is suitable for the treatment of psychological disorders, including PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and it is also good for alleviating muscular pains and spasms.

As a strain that stands up well to disease and pests, LSD is not particularly hard to grow, and many committed beginners achieve a potent harvest on the first attempt. LSD can be grown indoors or outdoors, and it will generate a high yield of buds in either environment, provided basic maintenance of the plants is done regularly.

Pros

  • Powerful High
  • Can be Grown Indoor & Outdoors
  • Fairly Easy to Grow With Good Yields

Cons

  • None
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Mango Kush Strain

A deliciously sweet hybrid, Mango Kush’s origins are disputed; however, it is perhaps likely that it stems from the Hindu Kush and Mango Kush strains.

With its mouth-watering flavours and delicate aromas, Mango Kush is an ideal strain for sharing with close friends. Mango Kush is much fun as it tends to induce fits of laughter and bouts of talkativeness as its high begins to kick in.

The effects of Mango Kush are owed to its moderate THC levels which can range from 11-20%. These THC levels help people suffering from low-mood and other ailments, including anxiety.

Mango Kush is fairly easy to cultivate provided growers are committed to regular pruning and maintaining their plants as a means of promoting the flow of air and essential gases around the plants.

These plants flouring in a warm and sunny environment, so plenty of high-quality lighting is needed for indoor growing. After around nine weeks, the plants will flower, producing rather large buds—yields for indoor growth average 14 ounces per square metre. Outdoor growers can expect 16 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Energetic High
  • Fast Flowering
  • Great for Medicinal Use

Cons

  • None
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Maui Wowie Strain

From the idyllic islands of Hawaii, Maui Wowie is every bit as exotic as the paradise from which it hails. Its unmistakable sweet pineapple flavors are amongst the most memorable of any cannabis strain, and it lives up to its renowned parent strain – Hawaiin Sativa.

Amongst Maui Wowie’s most notable effects, is its ability to obliterate stress and lift one’s mood. These effects are owed to its TCH content which averages around 20%. Medicinal users also report that Maui Wowie offers significant pain relief and appetite-stimulation alongside its mood-boosting properties.

Growers of Maui Wowie need not have extensive experience as this strain of cannabis is somewhat easy to grow compared to others. Its resistance to diseases and pests are some of the main reasons why Maui Wowie is a good strain for beginners.

Maui Wowie grows best when conditions are Hawaiian-like, and care and attention are given to maintaining these plants. Reasonable indoor yields range from around 12-14 ounces per square meter.

Outdoor yields, on the other hand, average around 16 ounces per plant but this can rise substantially if nutrient-rich, volcanic soils are used.

Pros

  • Fast Flowering
  • Happy High
  • Great Taste

Cons

  • None
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MK Ultra Strain

MK Ultra strain shares its name with something rather more sinister – a CIA project where this US intelligence agency experimented in the field of ‘mind control’. Fortunately, MK Ultra cannabis is not shady, or part of any government-sponsored espionage strategy – it’s a beloved marijuana strain that is enjoyed by pot enthusiasts all over the world.

As cannabis, MK Ultra is a hybrid of OG Kush and G-13 strains which was created by TH Seeds and has won awards, including first place in the Indica category in the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup.

Its success in these competitions is owed to its potency and moderately high THC levels, which average around 22%. Recreational users state that the strain is so potent that novice users ought to avoid MK Ultra but that the feeling of relaxation it induces is intensely deep. Medicinal users of MK Ultra highlight its stress relieving and pain-relieving properties as being amongst its many benefits.

While MK Ultra packs a punch when consumed, growing, it is a relatively more gentle learning curve. The strain is quite resistant to diseases, and it grows very well indoors. After 8-9 weeks, it flowers, producing luscious buds. Yields for indoor growth are around 12 ounces per square metre, and it will generate 6 ounces per plant when grown outdoors.

Pros

  • Powerful High
  • Fast Flowering Plant
  • Great for Hydroponic Growing

Cons

  • None
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NYC Diesel Strain

Artists and creative types love NYC Diesel for the way it inspires, stimulates the imagination, and uplifts one’s mood. It is fruity in flavor, and its origins are a mystery, although there seems to be some consensus around the notion that it stemmed from a cross between Sour Diesel and Afghan Indica which was subsequently crossed with Hawaiian Sativa.

While NYC Diesel can inspire its users, it also has a few adverse effects as do most strains. Adverse effects include dry mouth, mild paranoia, and dry eyes. However, these adverse effects are relatively mild, and the pleasure obtained from NYC Diesel’s high outweighs the negatives; hence why medicinal users favor this strain for its mood-boosting abilities.

A few words of caution for growers of NYC Diesel – this plant can become very tall! Reaching heights of around 12 feet, NYC Diesel needs plenty of room and is thus not an ideal strain for those with limited space or those who require discretion. Only experienced growers should attempt to cultivate this strain. Those who are successful can expect indoor yields of 14 ounces per square meter and outdoor yields of 12 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Uplifting High
  • Good Yields
  • Good for Indoor & Outdoor Growing

Cons

  • None
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Orange Bud Strain

Orange Bud Strain is a world-renowned Indica-dominant strain that excels in all areas, from taste and aroma to its recreational and medicinal effects.

A mixture of Indica and Sativa, Orange Bud contains THC levels ranging from 16% to 23 % on average while its CBD average 0.35%. These levels mean that Orange Bud delivers a euphoric and relaxed high with only a few, mild side effects.

These side effects include dry mouth and dry eyes, and they are common with most cannabis strains. Orange Bud is as popular with medicinal users as it is with high-chasing recreational users. Conditions that can be alleviated by Orange Bud include stress and depression.

Orange Bud cultivators can expect their plants to flower around the eight-week mark, and they are usually ready for harvesting not long afterward. It is an easy strain to grow so novice growers would be wise to start with Orange Bud while experienced growers would easily be able to maximize yields with this breed.

Most Orange Bud growers elect to grow their plants indoors, using a hydroponic system or a ‘screen of green’. It is not uncommon for growers to report yields of 14 ounces.

Pros

  • Relaxed High
  • Fast Flowering Plant
  • Easy to Grow

Cons

  • None
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Pineapple Haze Strain

Pineapple Haze is a strain of marijuana that delivers pleasant, happy highs that clear one’s head a boosts energy levels. For this reason, it is a strain enjoyed by many all over the world, including those new to the wonders of cannabis consumption.

Pineapple Haze is characterized by its sweet, fruity flavors. Its aromas are similar with a hint of the floral. Appearance-wise, it does not look remarkably dissimilar to other strains of cannabis, although connoisseurs may claim that its deep orange colors distinguish from other cannabis types.

While recreational users enjoy the gentle, clear highs of Pineapple Haze, medicinal consumers say that the strain excels in relieving three ailments in particular: stress, depression, and fatigue. However, all strains of marijuana carry some side effects, and Pineapple Haze is no different. Dry mouth and eyes and mild dizziness are common adverse effects of Pineapple Haze.

Pineapple Haze plants grow tall with a narrow stem, and these features make them prone to breakages. Growers must maintain these plants carefully to prevent broken stems and collapsing plants. If growers can care for the plants sufficiently well, they may be rewarded with yields up to 17 ounces per square meter (indoor) and 9 ounces per plant (outdoor).

Pros

  • Big Buds
  • Good Yield
  • Good THC Levels

Cons

  • None
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Power Plant Strain

The Dutch, Amsterdam-based ‘Passion Seeds Company’ first brought Power Plant to the cannabis world over two decades ago in 1997 when they successfully bred South African Sativa strains. Since this time, Power Plant has achieved critical acclaim, winning first place in the Prairie Harvest Medicinal Cannabis Cup of Canada in 2016.

Popular in Amsterdam’s coffee shops, Power Plant delivers a unique high characterized by feelings of happiness and relaxation. Its pungent, earthy aromas are very recognizable, and its spicy flavors are sharp. Recreational and medicinal users love this strain, with the latter group praising Power Plant for its stress-relieving properties. With THC levels around 15-20% and CBD levels as high as 2%, it is small wonder that this strain receives much praise from medicinal cannabis enthusiasts.

Power Plant is highly resistant to disease and pests, features that make it an easy strain to grow for cultivators of all skill levels. Indoor yields of 17 to 21 ounces per square meter are achievable for anyone with a little patience and diligence when it comes to growing cannabis. Yields of around 21 to 35 ounces per Power Plant are attainable for the outdoor grower in Mediterranean-style climates.

Pros

  • Great Yields
  • Amsterdam Classic
  • Happy High

Cons

  • None
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Purple Haze Strain

Jimi Hendrix paid tribute to Purple Haze in his eponymous, electric-guitar classic from the 1960s. It’s no wonder this strain of marijuana received homage from one of rock ‘n’ roll’s guitar legends. A few puffs of Purple Haze may take one to a psychedelic state of mind where creativity and imagination run wild.

For a good reason, Hendrix sang, “Purple Haze, all in my brain.” Purple Haze delivers a cerebral high, which induces a sense of euphoria evident in the way its consumers giggle and chat with one another. It’s a sociable strain that lifts mood and reduces anxiety in many of its users.

Purple Haze can produce some adverse effects, such as mild paranoia. However, most users report that Purple Haze’s positive effects outweigh any of its adverse ones.

Purple Haze thrives in sunny, warm climates similar to those of the Mediterranean regions. However, it does not fare too poorly in cooler climates either. Indoor growers ought to invest in hydroponic systems for Purple Haze as well as nutrient-rich soils.

With these conditions and intense lighting, indoor growers of Purple Haze can expect a yield of 19 ounces per square meter from the harvest, which often takes place at nine weeks.

Pros

  • Can be Cultivated Indoors & Outdoors
  • Fairly Easy to Grow
  • Long Lasting Energetic High

Cons

  • None
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Sour Diesel Strain

Sour Diesel, which is also known as ‘Sour D’, is a premium quality Sativa strain that produces quick and lasting highs. Its unusual name comes from its pungent aroma which is often described as a combination of fuel smells mixed with floral notes. Sour Diesel is a descendant of Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk, and it first emerged in California.

Sour D is renowned for how it lifts users to euphoric heights. Being Sativa dominant, its highs are cerebral, and it injects energy and enthusiasm into those who partake in it.

For these reasons, Sour Diesel is a good choice of cannabis for those who enjoy an early morning spliff. The mood-boosting, stimulant effects of Sour Diesel make it a popular choice with those who need medical treatment for conditions such as depression and chronic fatigue.

Beware of Sour Diesel’s adverse effects which include dry mouth and eyes as well as dizziness and paranoia.

Sour Diesel needs intense heat and light to reach its potential. Also, it is not particularly resistant to molds and mildews so it may be best left to experienced growers with lots of patience.

Pros

  • Fun, Psychedelic High
  • Resistant to Diseases
  • Can be Grown Indoors & Outdoors

Cons

  • None
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Strawberry Cough Strain

With its sweet, sharp strawberry flavors and cough-inducing, thick smoke, Strawberry Cough is an aptly named cannabis strain. It is a Sativa-dominant hybrid derived from Haze, and its THC and CBD levels are moderate.

Strawberry Cough is popular throughout the world due to the way it induces sensations of delight and joy in users. Its adverse effects are minimal with most Strawberry Cough users reporting only mild cases for dry mouth and eyes; thus, it may be considered a good strain for beginners to try. Medicinal users love Strawberry Cough for treating stress, depression, pain, and fatigue.

Strawberry Cough is quite easy to grow because it stands up well to disease and various other plant-killers such as mold. It favors very warm conditions, and it can be grown in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Those favoring indoor growing may wish to use hydroponic systems, but good results can be achieved without intricate set-ups. Indoor growers may be rewarded with 14 ounces of bud per square meter while outdoor growers may generate 14 ounces of bud per Strawberry Cough plant.

Pros

  • Sweet High That Brings Clarity
  • Fairly Easy to Grow
  • Popular Classic Strain

Cons

  • None
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Strawberry Kush Strain

A mouth-wateringly sweet hybrid, Strawberry Kush’s was derived from Strawberry Cough and OG Kush to form an Indica-dominant hybrid that possesses moderate amounts of THC.

With its fruity flavors and aromas, Strawberry Kush is a great strain for sharing with friends in an intimate setting. Strawberry Kush provides intense fun as it promotes laughter and bouts of talkativeness.

It is a strain that lifts the moods of consumers and leaves one feeling positive. These positive effects of Strawberry Kush are due to its moderate THC levels which can range from 18-23%.

Strawberry Kush is quite easy to cultivate for growers who are committed to regular pruning and maintaining their plants as a means of promoting airflow and the movement of essential gases around the plants.

These plants flourish in warm and sunny environments, so plenty of high-quality lighting is needed to produce good results when growing indoors. After around nine weeks, the plants will flower, producing rather large buds—yields for indoor growth average 18 ounces per square meter. Outdoor growers can expect 16 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Good for Stress & Pain Relief
  • Fast Flowering
  • Good Yields

Cons

  • None
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Super Lemon Haze Strain

With strong citrus aromas and flavors, Super Lemon Haze is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain from the Haze family of marijuana. Originally, it was bred by the Green House Seed Company in the Netherlands who successfully crossed Lemon Skunk and Silver Haze to give rise to Super Lemon Haze.

Effects of Super Lemon Haze include the stimulation of energy and happy sensations, which make it a great strain for social users. The strain also promotes creativity, making it great for band practice or while getting on with hobbies where imagination is needed.

The medical marijuana community holds Super Lemon Haze in high regard. Medicinal marijuana connoisseurs cite the strain as a good one for reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Growing Super Lemon Haze is just as challenging as many strains, but it is not so difficult as to be avoided by novice growers. Super Lemon Haze plants grow tall, and it is thus critical that growers take the time to prune the leaves regularly to avoid top-heaviness. Hydroponic systems work well when growing Super Lemon Haze as do specialist soils.

Expect a substantial yield in both indoor and outdoor environments when the maximum care and attention is given to these plants.

Pros

  • Euphoric Long Lasting High
  • Good Yields
  • Popular Well Loved Strain

Cons

  • None
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Super Silver Haze Strain

Well-known cannabis cultivators, Shantibaba and Neville, bred Super Silver Haze while working for the Dutch Green Seeds Company in the 1990s. Their work produced a much-loved Sativa strain which has won critical acclaim through the decades since its conception. Original Haze, Northern Light #5, and Skunk #1 are the descendants of Super Silver Haze.

There are two stages to a Super Silver Haze high. The first stage is characterized by an injection of energy which makes users want to move and talk and laugh. The second stage, in contrast to the first, is more of a body high, causing the user to relax and inducing feelings of contentment. Both stages of the high are equally as pleasant.

Super Silver Haze usually favors hydroponic set-ups, but it is a strain that does well outdoors too, provided the climate, and overall conditions are suitable. When grown indoors, flowering tends to occur around 11 weeks, and yields average around 19 ounces per square meter. Outdoor growers can expect to harvest Super Silver Haze around October with yields of 15 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Energetic, Mood Boosting High
  • Good for Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation
  • Good for Hydroponic Setups

Cons

  • None
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Trainwreck Strain

Trainwreck is a Sativa-dominant hybrid with substantial Indica properties. It was named by Californian breeders in the 1970s who moved their crop to avoid detection when a nearby trainwreck attracted the attention of the authorities. Train Wreck strain is a descendent of Thai and Mexican Sativas and Afghan Indica.

Clear-minded highs are typical of Trainwreck’s effects on the user. Inexperienced consumers may find the high leaves them feeling idle and unwilling to move. These properties make Train Wreck the sort of strain one ought to avoid on busy weekdays.

Trainwreck’s strong sedative effects are beneficial to those enduring ghastly conditions such as insomnia or chronic stress. The strain receives much acclaim from members of the medicinal marijuana community for these sleep-inducing properties.

As strains go, Train Wreck is resilient and adaptable, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor environments. Like many marijuana varieties, Train Wreck can grow tall, and its wide leaves will need regular trimming and maintenance.

Train Wreck grows well both inside and outside, but it tends to be a little easier to grow in an indoor setting. Outdoor growth requires greater care and attention; however, yields for outdoor growth tend to be higher at around 25 ounces per plant.

Pros

  • Euphoric High
  • Fairly Easy to Grow
  • Great for Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation

Cons

  • None
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White Rhino Strain

A pure Indica strain hailing from numerous contents, White Rhino is a sought-after strain that is fortunately not as rare or endangered as its namesake.

Originally bred by Green House Company in the Netherlands, White Rhino fuses the very best of White Widow, and North American Indica strains to form a unique strain that offers moderately high THC and CBD levels.

White Rhino induces sensations of euphoria and intense relaxation. Some liken its effects to tranquilizers; thus, it is not a strain for those seeking an energy or motivation boost. However, medicinal users love it for its insomnia-busting qualities.

If you struggle to sleep, White Rhino can be a welcome remedy to help you catch some slumber.

White Rhino’s simplicity and easy-going nature make it a popular strain among growers of all skill and experience levels. Yields are usually very generous with indoor growers achieving an impressive 32 ounces per square meter in some instances.

Outdoor growers, who should seek damper environments, can expect 42 ounces per plant. Generous yields and an unfussy nature make White Rhino a great choice for all Indica fans.

Pros

  • Soothing High
  • Strong THC Levels
  • Great for Pain or Stress

Cons

  • None

How to Choose Cannabis Strains

If you have been looking at tips on how to pick the right marijuana strain, then you’ve come to the right place! Before you make the decision to leave for your local dispensary or go online and start choosing the best cannabis strains, it’s important that you have some idea of what it is that you’re looking for.

There are hundreds of different cannabis strains out there to choose from, and you want to be safe in the knowledge the cannabis strain is right for your situation. It’s no good consuming a strain that’s going to give you energy and creativity if you’re searching for a full-body high that’s going to allow you to sleep through the night.

When you arrive at the dispensary, there’s always a lot of pressure to decide, and let’s face it; there’s a lot of different options. It’s always a good idea to have some sort of clear idea about what strains you’re looking for before arriving.

In the following section, we’ll take a look at six different tips on how to pick your ideal cannabis strain!

Learn the Different Types of Cannabis Strains Available

The three main types of cannabis available to choose from are indica, sativa, and hybrid, which is a mixture of indica and sativa but usually either indica or sativa dominant. Indica strains are going to give you more of a body high that will leave you couch-locked, while sativa strains are more energetic and will help to inspire creativity. If you know which strain you prefer, it will help to narrow down what you’re looking for considerably.

Research Different Cannabis Strains

Different strains are going to give you a completely different experience, regardless of whether or not it is an indica or sativa. Different strains will help you focus, increase creativity, stimulate your appetite, help you sleep, relax you, and much more. Look for strains that meet your requirements.

Understand your Tolerances to Different Cannabis Strains

It’s important that you understand what your tolerances to marijuana are. There’s no point getting the most potent THC strain of cannabis available if you’re not used to it. Trust us. You won’t enjoy the experience. All strains of marijuana contain a balance of CBD and THC. THC is responsible for the euphoric high that you experience when you smoke marijuana. The higher the THC, the higher you’ll get.

What Smells or Aromas do you Like in your Cannabis Strains?

You may be surprised to learn that not only do different marijuana strains not all smell the same, some of the smell pretty funky. You want to try and smell different strains before you buy them to ensure that you’re going to like the smell. There is nothing worse than trying to smoke a lot of weed when you don’t like the aroma.

Make Sure That your Chosen Cannabis Strain is Still Available

There’s no good heading down to the dispensary with your perfect strain picked out only to find out that it’s not even available to buy. Different strains will be more prevalent in different areas, while less popular strains of cannabis may only be available at certain times of the year. Dispensaries always have their preferred strains of cannabis that they stock year-round.

Look at the Different Cannabis Strains Before you Decide to Buy

Most good dispensaries have their cannabis in small containers that allow you to look at it and smell it before you choose to purchase it. Look for things like vibrant colors, and the small crystal trichomes.

If you have questions about the strain of cannabis that you’re thinking about purchasing, then ask the dispensary staff if they have ever tried it themselves or could make any recommendations. Most staff have a lot of knowledge and are more than happy to help educate new customers and beginners that are just trying cannabis for the first time.

Hopefully, with the tips we’ve given you above, you’ll be able to make some smarter, more educated decisions about what cannabis strain is best for your situation, whether that be consuming or growing.

Remember, don’t be afraid to ask questions while you’re trying to find the best cannabis strain for you. Try buying smaller sample sizes of cannabis until you narrow down what strains you prefer and then move onto larger purchases. It’s a great way to avoid having a lot of cannabis that you don’t like.

Recap

Well, that wraps up our list of some of the most popular cannabis strains in the United States!

We hope that you have found your favorite strain in the list and our guide to picking the right cannabis strain will point you in the right direction when purchasing cannabis strains to consume or seeds for your next grow.

But if you’re still unsure, then check out this helpful cannabis resource on the most trusted cannabis seed banks over at thinkcannaseed.com.

With so many different cannabis strains to choose from, it’s never easy to make such a comprehensive list like this. There are always going to be some weed strains that don’t make the list initially.

But, if you enjoy cultivating and consuming cannabis and discovering new strains of cannabis to try, then check back regularly as new strains will be added to the library on a regular basis!

The Highest Crop Team.

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