With more states allowing recreational marijuana use, the demand for the best strains continues to grow.
Whether you’re a novice user, connoisseur, or potential marijuana dispensary owner, you should be familiar with the most popular weed strains.
You could invent your own strain, identify what weed fits your needs, and become an expert to those around you.
This article will serve as your guide, and hopefully, you get a chance to try some of the products.
1. Blue Dream
This strain is considered to be great for the rookie user. It has enjoyed excellent sales in California, Washington, and Colorado where marijuana is legal.
What makes this strain so popular?
Blue Dream mixes indica and sativa in a perfect blend that displays all the properties that are enjoyed by weed. Known to have an especially mellowing effect, you can use this weed during the day or night.
It will disarm all your tensions and anxiety.
The flavors and colors might be the most inviting qualities about this strain. It is commonly described as tasting like grapes, berries, and cheese. For some, it even tastes like a warm berry pastry.
The buds usually appear pale and green with dark green leaves. It’s a recognizable appearance to the experienced user.
2. Girl Scout Cookies (The Other Kind)
Girls Scout Cookies (GSC) is another good strain for beginners that weed veterans still savor. The strain is a cross of OG Kush and Durban Poison. The child they produce in GSC makes the user mellow and happy.
The name comes from the minty accent against the sweet earthy hint.
GSC lends its genetics to other strains due to its popularity and quality. You will see many users try and mix and match because of the indica dominance in the strain.
It has been awarded numerous awards in the weed community. Read more here if you are serious about trying excellent weed strains.
3. Green Crack
It is definitely not crack cocaine!
Green Crack is generally smoked as a daytime cannabis. It has a very recognizable smell of pineapple and mango when smoked.
Created by breeding Skunk#1 and an indica, the strain can calm any nerves while not completely overpowering your mood.
Some say the strain was named by Snoop Dogg, but everyone agrees this is a popular must-have/must-try option.
4. Skywalker OG
If you’re in the mood to just relax and be lazy, Skywalker OG is the perfect strain for you. The result of breeding between Blueberry, Mazar I Sharif, and OG Kush can put you down to rest.
It’s strong sedative properties make this the go-to for people needing a day of rest or a good night’s sleep. The indica effects are extremely strong and create a potent drowsiness.
Skywalker OG tastes sweet with a pungent earthy profile. This strain is extremely popular in California and spreading.
5. Jack Herer
The strain is an extremely recognizable citrus and pine cannabis loved by all.
Jack Herer is named after a late weed activist who penned The Emperor Wears No Clothes championing weed.
To create Jack Herer, a pure sativa Haze hybrid breeds with Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5 cross. The goal of Jack Herer is not to overpower the user but provide good focus without any headaches.
The effects of this strain make it the choice for those beginning a long day of concentration and new medical marijuana patients who do not want to be lethargic all day.
6. Gorilla Glue #4
Due to a recent lawsuit settlement with the glue makers Gorilla Glue, it is now referred to as GG #4. But most people still call it Gorilla Glue #4.
Gorilla Glue #4 was created to contain extremely high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It is a mixture of Chem Sis, Chocolate Diesel, and Sour Dubb. As the fourth variation of GG, it can contain up to 30% THC.
It has a frosty appearance and the flavor profiles can range from fresh pine to sweet nuttiness to rich chocolate among others.
It is not recommended that a novice cannabis user try this strain. The elevated THC levels helped create the name Gorilla Glue because it can make you stick to a seat and never get up.
This strain can be used after intense days in front of a computer or tedious tasks. Do not use GG before work or anything that requires responsibility.
7. Strawberry Cough
Strawberry Cough is a new and mysterious cannabis strain in the California market. With unknown origins and unknown parents, the only thing users do know is that it’s a sativa hybrid of some kind.
As the name suggests, Strawberry Cough overwhelmingly smells and tastes like strawberries. Experimentation with the strain can create other flavor profiles that others might find more appealing.
Designed to be smoked during the day, it is another hybrid not recommended for new users.
Sherbet is a combination of one of the strains already listed, GSC, and Pink Panties.
Like a lot of strains, this one was created in California and produces a high that stimulates creative juices and deep thought. Tinker with the breeding to create a more relaxed mood while also deep in thought.
Sherbert changes stressful and bad moods into physical relaxation and calm energy. Some say smoking before work is an excellent way to deal with high-stress jobs.
9. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel has a strong pungent diesel smell to it. Known as Sour D, the sativa-dominant strain has been popular for almost 30 years.
The popularity comes from its ability to give dreamlike effects that won’t pull you down. These properties make this strain extremely useful to those battling depression, stress, or physical pain.
Sour D lends its genetics to tons of other strains for people looking to escape a harsh reality. Dispensaries should never be short of this cannabis.
Knowing the Most Popular Weed Strains
It might seem overwhelming to remember and try all of the most popular weed strains. Don’t worry about memorizing everything. Find the strain that works for you and have fun. Try smoking or consuming marijuana for the first time with friends to heighten your experience.
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