Gone are the days of calling cannabis “bud, green, and weed“ and other secretive phrases. It is 2021 and we are cannasseurs calling flower by strains! Many cannabis strains have gained popularity from celebrities and influencers, others have been around long enough to establish a strong, nostalgic reputation. In the era of ever evolving crosses, hybrids, etc, we have narrowed down the most requested and well known strains below.
7. Green Crack
This super sativa took the cannabis community by storm with its sharp citrus notes and laser focused effects. Green Crack is known for its rush of energy and ability to increase productivity. This contrasts many strains valued for their sedentary effects, making it a love/hate strain. Green Crack is a descendant of Skunk #1.
6. Grand Daddy Purple
The heavy indica cannabinoids and sweet, fruity terpene profile of Grand Daddy Purple, often nicknamed “GDP,” is loved by many. It is not as much of a grand daddy strain as its name suggests, first harvested in 2003. GDP is a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle.
5. Pineapple Express
This feel good hybrid was of course made famous by the iconic movie with the same name. Sweet and skunky flavor paired with grandiose euphoric effects, Pineapple Express is well known for a reason. Despite being very energetic, it also has incredibly relaxing effects. Pineapple Express is a cross between Hawaiian and Trainwreck.
4. Sour Diesel
Another sativa super star, this popular strain is named after its juxtaposing flavor of sour lemon and gasoline. This Chemdawg and Super Skunk cross has a speedy onset and energetic, giggly effects. It originated in Long Island, New York, but has had such a following it exploded in popularity all the way across the states to San Diego, California.
Although the name has changed several times, thanks to the popularization of the nationwide brand with this strain’s namesake, this hybrid has a cult following. An indica dominant hybrid, cookies is a sweet and savory strain known for its relaxing and euphoric effects. Cookies is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison.
2. Blue Dream
This strain blew up in California and made a name for itself everywhere thanks to large celebrity influence. It is highly debatable that a strain has been more referenced in mainstream music than the infamous Blue Dream. A sativa dominant hybrid, this strain is popular for its creative boost and case of the giggles, and is a cross between blueberry and haze.
1. OG Kush
Our number one pick is OG Kush. It is highly contested whether “OG” stands for ocean grown or original, but what isn’t contested is this is the most famously known and loved cannabis strain. OG Kush is praised for its gasoline flavor and balanced cerebral high. It is the mother of many famous crosses, and crosses itself with Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Hindu Kush. Whether you’re new to cannabis or have been enjoying it for decades, you know OG Kush.These iconic strains are not going anywhere anytime soon. The future of cannabis is endless, but these strains are timeless. Next time you’re in the shop, your patient consultant can direct you to these strains, strains like them, or something new! Did you know all of these?