10 All Time Favorite Marijuana Strains
Marijuana is arguably the fastest rising recreational and medicinal drug in today’s modern era because of how more and more people are now using it for treatment or to simply take the edge off. Because of its benefits, cannabis has also become a legal plant or drug in many countries and states worldwide. This has also led to the rise of many breeders growing new strains.
Because of how many strains there are in the world today, we almost cannot keep track of them. Likewise, different people have developed different tastes and preferences when it comes to a strain’s effect and flavor.
But, despite that, we cannot argue that the cannabis community still has common favorites. In truth and in fact, there are still certain strains of marijuana that tend to stand out and have dominated the industry. Here are 10 of those strains:
Named after cannabis activist and enthusiast Jack Herer, who was one of the most influential figures in the marijuana seeds industry during his lifetime and even until his death, the Jack Herer strain has risen up to become just as popular as its namesake. Wherever you go, Jack Herer will always be one of the top-selling strains on the market and is probably the favorite sativa for most cannabis users.
What makes Jack Herer so beloved is that it provides you with everything you need from a good sativa. It improves the flow of creative juices in your mind while also making sure you stay imaginative, focused, and happy all at the same time. Moreover, it comes with as minimal psychoactive effects as possible. And, to top it all off, it boasts of a piney aroma that will remind you of woods up in the mountains.
OG Kush is also a classic strain that has been around since the 1990s. Since its introduction to the cannabis market, this strain has become one of the favorite hybrids and continues to stay at the top of the best-sellers list. OG Kush is also popular among breeders as it has become the genetic backbone of many modern strains we see today. It really puts the “OG” in the OG Kush.
A 55% sativa-dominant strain, OG Kush is actually more balanced than many people think. It starts out by filling the head with euphoric thoughts to promote a sense of happiness and cheerfulness. It would then promote creativity and imagination as you might find yourself floating from one thought to another. This is then followed by a mild couch-locking effect that relaxes the entire body.
An all-time great sativa, Sour Diesel finds its way to this list because of how it is often one of the first sativas people would come looking for in a dispensary or from their local dealers. The reason for this is that it makes you feel like you are taking a cup of morning Joe because of its classic sativa effects, sour aroma, and caffeine-like taste.
Sour Diesel comes at you like any sativa would. This sour strain has the classic pot-like scent and flavor and would make you feel like you really are smoking a true blunt. And with its potent THC levels, there is no way on earth that Sour Diesel will not make you feel energized and invigorated early in the day. That is why this strain is a top option for wake-and-bake users.
You really cannot complete a list of all-time favorite cannabis strains without having Northern Lights in it. Considered as one of the greatest of all time in the cannabis community, this marijuana strain is as iconic as any other weed and is almost always the first one to fly off the shelves in most dispensaries.
What’s so great about Northern Lights is that it stands out even amongst the best indicas on the planet. It hits you with a euphoric sensation that keeps your mind and soul happy and uplifted. At the same time, your body will feel like it is melting into a bed of heavenly feathers as you drift into the most blissful sensation known to man. This makes it the ideal option for late-night smoking.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies sounds as appealing and as delicious as the cookies your local neighborhood girl scouts sell all over the neighborhood. The good news is that it actually is appealing. An award-winning strain, GSC is known to have a delicious earthiness in its aroma and has the sweetness of mint candy. In that sense, it really is mouth-watering and tasty.
But GSC is not all about taste. It actually is a very balanced strain that can hit you from all angles. It has the uplifting and invigorating rush that sativas have but it also puts your body at ease with its relaxing type of high. That is exactly why GSC is a favorite for users who want to feel a creative kind of rush in their head while also making sure the body stays relaxed.
If there is a strain that can be called a classic among classics, it is White Widow. This strain has been around for quite a while but time has never slowed it down. An award winner back in 1995, this balanced hybrid slightly tips over to its indica side but it has effects that blend with each other quite nicely.
With its THC levels that can reach as high as 25%, White Widow is said to be one of the most potent strains in the entire world. Nevertheless, it does not hit you too hard to the point that you cannot enjoy its lovely effects anymore. That said, you can certainly feel the invigorating sativa high complementing the indica effects really well.
Gorilla Glue #4
Gorilla Glue #4 really lives up to its name. It really is like a gorilla because of how strong it is even when compared to other potent strains. And because of how potent it is, it has a lot of sticky trichomes that makes it feel like you are touching glue. In fact, it is so sticky that some breeders even report that their trimming scissors tend to get too sticky and useless when used on Gorilla Glue #4.
That said, this strain really is a favorite because of how potent it is. But the catch here is that it actually is an indica-dominant bud though the name might suggest that it is more of a sativa. When using this strain, expect yourself to feel all the weight of the world crashing down on your body to make it feel limp because of how strong its relaxing effects are. The great part about it is that your mind tends to float in a euphoric plane as the high relaxes your entire physical being.
This strain is one of the greatest to have ever come out of the West Coast of the United States as it has reached legendary status throughout the years of its existence. The best part about Blue Dream is that it is not only for recreational users but is also an ideal bud for treatment. That is why you will often see it as a top choice for medicinal marijuana.
Blue Dream is a very versatile strain in the sense that it has different types of effects that help make it one of the first ones to sell out in most dispensaries. If you want a shot of energy in the middle of the day without feeling the jitters, you might want to take a smoke of Blue Dream as it helps give you the necessary focus you need while also making sure your body stays relaxed.
Anyone in the cannabis community knows what Green Crack is because of how it was christened as such by Snoop Dogg himself. But this strain is not actually the “crack” drug it might sound like. Like all cannabis strains, it is purely organic and all-natural.
But what makes it the “crack” of the cannabis world is how it makes you feel like you are actually on crack. With its sativa effects, you can expect yourself to feel a boost in your energy as your entire well being goes into overdrive. At the same time, you will also feel a spike in your creativity as imaginative thoughts will tend to race into your head.
Skywalker OG is an indica-dominant strain that came from the classic OG Kush and the equally loved Skywalker. Because of its Kush qualities, it really helps make you feel like you are actually walking in the sky (pun intended). No wonder it ranks as one of the all-time favorite strains.
This bud is actually known for its heavy and potent physical effects. When under the effects of Skywalker OG, you can expect yourself to feel extra relaxed but also uplifted at the same time as if you are up in the sky. Also, make sure you pack some snacks or prepare a huge meal nearby because Skywalker OG is notorious for the intense munchies it induces.