The cannabis industry is booming becoming it versatile in the field of medicine and even for recreation. All strains may have similarities when it comes to its effects but they are not created equal. There are over a thousand cannabis strains that are divided into categories. In this article, we’ll know more about the top ten cannabis strains and how they contributed to the cannabis evolvement.
This strain is known as the celebrity strain because of its popularity. It has an Afghani descendant that is a Pure Indica. It is favored by novices and beginners because of its resiliency to molds, diesel. Its potency is due to its crystal-like coatings from its heavy resin buds. It has a distinct flavor and aroma of spicy saccharin with hints of pine and citrus.
This is a strain suited to be grown outdoors. It would take at least 6-8 weeks for it to enter the flowering stage. This quality cannabis strain concentrates on the quality rather than the quantity it produces. With just two hits, except that this strain is fast acting. You will feel an instant numbness throughout your body that will give you laziness vibe after a long and tiring day.
This is a perfect strain for inducing appetite especially for those whose appetite is lost because of anxiety and depression.
This Sativa Dominant strain has been around since the early 90s. As its name implies, it has a solid white nug that is enriched with long-stalked trichomes that has a whitish-gray appearance. Its ammonia-like scent gives off an earthy pine aroma when smoked.
This strain is a well-known strain for those who don’t want to indulge for marijuana goodness on a regular basis. It is known as the brainy strain because of its cerebral high that will make you creative and productive. Its THC level between 18-28% is an indication of a high that brings alertness of the mind while still giving you calmness and physical relaxation. A high dosage consumption causes visual distortion.
This South African bred strain is a pure Sativa making it known to be a powerful strain because of its physical and mental effects. It has a great-tasting and intoxicating well-blended aroma of lemon candy sweetness and spiciness of anise. Its Sativa genetics contributed to its dense-compact structure that has sticky texture trichomes with orange pistils and green leaves
This is a perfect day time strain that brings a clear-headed mind that makes you function creatively in social events. It also has suppressant properties that are an aid in treating migraine, nausea, and depression.
This strain is one of the Sativa strains that can grow well in outdoor settings. It grows very tall but is easy to manage through the use of some training methods such as the SCROG method.
This Indica dominant hybrid is an awarding winning strain that came from its descendants Afghani and Purple Thai. It is known to be a delectable strain because of its beautiful appearance. It has trichomes covered with golden hairs and buds that has hues of purple and blue. Its sticky buds give off sweet berries and earthy pine smell with mouth-watering blueberry flavors.
It’s characteristics, potency and remarkable effects are brought by its exotic genetics. Its THC level of 18.20 % is an effective relaxant and stress reliever that provides an uplifting vibe. Its long-lasting high is a great benefit for patients because of its high CBD content making it a powerful treatment for different pain conditions brought by cancer and other mental conditions such as depression and insomnia.
This potent Sativa- Dominant Strain is an award-winning strain for its long-lasting effects.
Its magnificent characteristics came from its descendants Jamaican Sativa and Afghani Hawaiian, an Indica-dominant. It has a well balanced Indica and Sativa characteristics. It has tightly-packed buds with rust-colored pistil with leaves that have patches of green and yellow hues. It has a unique taste and smell of a combination of lemon tangy, notes of wood and spiciness.
It has a great quality of psychoactive and cerebral high properties making its name misleading. Its high comes up immediately that leads to a sharpening of mental focus and alertness. It is known to be a giggle strain because it will make you socially active with talkativeness and giggling vibes. It also brings up improvement of the mood that is inclined to positiveness.
This strain is great for activities involving bodily motor skills and mental functioning. Because of its contribution to mental buzz, this strain is a great choice for depression and anxiety.
Girl Scout Cookies
This strain is a cross breed from OG Kush and Durban poison giving it a relatively 60:40 ratio of Sativa and Indica component. The sweet aroma of this fresh strain will definitely hit your olfactory senses. Once smoked, it will show off a dessert-like cedar flavor. It came from medium-sized purple buds that have purple leaves and orange hair trichomes that is pleasant to the eyes.
Its THC, CBD, and CBN level make it a very potent strain for recreational and medical use. It has a long lasting high that is popular among patients to achieve well-being. It treats depression, stress, migraine, and chronic pains. It has munchies effect good for treating lack of appetite. If you want to have an inspiring strain to make your day, this is a go-to train but consumption in large quantities may result in couch look.
Grand Daddy Purple
This strain’s fantastic genetics came from its parents Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This strain is a popular strain known for its photogenic qualities because of its outstanding appearance. It has dense and fuzzy buds that have an indigo and purple hues. Its trichomes are covered with heavy resin and orange hairs. Its taste of rich mixed fruits smooth hashy delivers psychoactive effects that kick in both mind and body.
Aside from its delivery of relaxation and overwhelming feelings of happiness and euphoria, it is also widely used for its medical uses for pain management such as arthritis, muscle spasm and is also helpful for insomnia, stress, and loss of appetite. It is best to keep this strain indoors to maintain its physical properties through pruning techniques and humidity control.
Super Lemon Haze
This is a bred from Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze making it a Sativa-dominant strain.
As the name implies, it delivers real lemony scents and flavors with notes of sweet-tart and candy taste. This strain is easy to be recognized because of its Christmas tree-like appearance with solid buds and a balanced ratio of leaves. This strain offers a wide array of mind and body effects such as mood elevation, creativity appetite stimulation, and has the capabilities to serve anti-anxiety properties that brings total relaxation.
Growing this strain may not need a lot of attention during the seedling to the vegetative stage but it needs much attention on the flowering stage because it is where its potency is well flourished.
This strain got its sturdiness from its Landrace strain origin. It has a well-balanced natural selection and human cultivation properties. It consists of pale green medium-sized buds with an orangey thick coating of trichomes.
This strain has a distinct and famous taste and the smell of diesel-like and citrusy aroma. It can be grown indoors or outdoors depending on the climate. It can grow short but bushy with a height ranging from 2-4 feet.
Its harsh and thick smoke delivers goodness to recreational users that can stimulate appetite and give a deep body high relaxation. It can be enjoyed alone because during the few hours of the high sleepiness that leads to couch lock may be experienced. This strain contains sedative properties that are useful to the treatment of PTSD and depression.
This strain enjoys its popularity because of its potency, effects and distinct smell. It is a cross breed between two popular and potent strains which are the Northern lights and Skunk #1. It appears to have yellowish green medium-sized buds that have red hairs pistils. The buds have an overpowering aroma similar to gasoline.
First-time users describe the flavor of this strain unpleasant because its ammonia-like taste that stings. Its pungent taste and smell quickly provide a pleasant character.
It’s intense cerebral high is a great help for those who have mood disorders. It stimulates cerebral functioning that gives off the feeling of relaxation and euphoria. Moderate levels of consumption also lead you to have associative and creative thinking, however, a higher dosage may give you the “out of control” feelings and altered mental state.
Choosing a strain that is perfectly suited to your needs is quite challenging especially that cannabis industry offers a lot. With the advancement of technology, it is now easier to track and trace different type of strains with their unique characteristics that match your lifestyle.