With more and more new and uniquely named cannabis strains storming the market every year, there is no doubt about the fact that people indeed love to experiment with their marijuana. Cannabis lovers are always looking for that perfect strain which would give them the right kind of high they are after. Currently, there are over two thousand strains available in the market and cannabis users vary in their choices. However, a handful of strains are more universally popular than the others. In this post, we bring to you the top 5 most popular cannabis strains so that you can make an informed decision before procuring.
5 most popular cannabis strains in the market
While the number of distinctive cannabis strains is steadily growing, a few of them continue to be extremely popular among the users and therefore dominate the market. Here are a few of them:
One of the most popular and potent cannabis strains in US and Canada, Gorilla Glue #4 is a 50/50 hybrid of cannabis indica and sativa breeds. With a high THC content (25-30%), GG gives you a highly sedating body-high. It has an earthy, pungent flavor with a strong overtone of diesel that stays for long.
In recent years, this particular strain has become exceptionally popular among Canadian cannabis users. A sativa dominant hybrid with an average THC content of 13-20%, AK-47 gives you a happy and uplifting mood. A high CBD content (08-1.5%) ensures that the high is mellow and relaxing which makes this strain extremely useful in stress management. The strain has a distinct skunky and woody aroma.
One of the oldest genetically developed marijuana strains available in the market, OG Kush has an earthy and woody aroma with an undertone of fuel. Being a breed from the Afghani indica plants of the Hindu Kush region, it is an extremely potent strain that contains 20-25% THC. As it gives you the right combination of euphoria and calming sensation, OG Kush remains very popular among both recreational and medical marijuana users.
Another cannabis strain that has a high THC content (18-23%), Jack Herer is named after the famous marijuana activist and author of the book The Emperor Wears No Clothes. First developed by Dutch pharma companies in the 1990s, it is a sativa dominant strain that combines a Haze hybrid with Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk breeds. This particular genetic makeup of the strain gives you a blissfully mellow and creative high which makes it perfect for use in daytime. A unique earthy and piney aroma makes Jack Herer very distinct from other popular cannabis strains in the market.
Blue Dream is extremely popular among those cannabis users who are looking for a cerebral rush. Developed as a Sativa dominant hybrid (60% sativa and 40% indica) of Blueberry X Haze strains, it contains moderately high amount of THC in it (17-24%). Blue Dream gives you an exhilarating head high that hits fast and hard. The strain, which has a nice fruity and floral aroma, also produces full-body relaxation and sedating effect.
Some best smelling cannabis strains to smoke
Flavor and taste of marijuana vary from strain to strain. If you smoke your cannabis, you’ll find that not all of the strains smell nice. Each cannabis strain has its own scent signature which largely depends on its genetic structure. While some breeds are popular for their various sweet and fruity smells, many others have distinctive pungent aromas. Strains like Super Skunk, Chemdawg Sour Diesel or Cat Piss are known for their awfully stinking smokes. Keep reading this post to find out which popular cannabis strains give you the best aromas and smokes.
As the name suggests, this particular strain is famous for its rich fruity flavor and taste. Combining the scents of strawberry, wildflowers, citrus, sweet pine and vanilla with freshly baked pancakes, the strain smells amazing when smoked.
A hybrid of Mexican and Thai sativas bred with Afghani indicas, Trainwreck is easily identifiable by its uniquely beautiful aroma. It has a dominant lemon-lime scent that is quite different from other citrus smelling cannabis strains. The subtle hints of menthol and sourness make the aroma pleasantly unpredictable and quite intoxicating.
One of the most popular cannabis strains in the market, the Tangerine Dream has a strong fruity scent to accompany the euphoric high. The smoke combines dominant notes of oranges with mild notes of clove and other sweet yet earthy aromas. Both the scent as well as the tangy taste it leaves on your mouth is quite unparalleled.
If you are a fan of bubble gum, this is a perfect strain for you. According to the users of this particular strain, Gummo reminds one of the lemon candies that combine rich olfactory notes of citrus, cinnamon, sandalwood and chai tea. The rich flavor of the strain, along with the mellow and laid-back high it produces, has the power to uplift you to a state of absolute bliss and serenity.
According to one famous marijuana expert, Golden Ticket smells ‘sweet floral and sort of tropical, like a papaya’. If you grind the buds of this particular strain, it further gives you more fruity flavors like green apples and pineapples mixed with tropical flowers, spearmint and fresh pines. The result is an extremely complex but charming aroma that is quite energizing and mood uplifting.
Your marijuana experience depends not only on the particular type of the high but also on the singular aroma your cannabis strain produces while smoking. After reading this post, you surely have a fair idea of what to expect from the various popular cannabis strains available in the market. Why wait! Go choose your own aromatic cannabis strain from the local dispensary in Canadian or order it online!