The marijuana buying experience has changed quite a bit over the past few years. The days of street dealers handing you a bag of who knows what are fading away. Instead, buyers can head down to their local dispensary and choose from dozens of different strains and forms of cannabis.
Walking into a dispensary for the first time can be a bit daunting, it is difficult to know where to start. Clerks can be very helpful, but choosing a perfect strain for yourself is an extremely personal choice.
Most Popular Marijuana Strains
The most popular cannabis strains according to Leafly are either Sativa or sativa dominant hybrids. Most people seem to prefer the uplifting high of a Sativa over the couch-lock high of an Indica strain.
We want to help beginners choose a top quality strain right off the bat, so we put together a list of the top 10 most popular strains available almost anywhere.
1. Blue Dream – Sativa-Dominant Hybrid
Probably the most common strain across the nation after originating on the west-coast.
Blue Dream is a cross between Blueberry Indica and Sativa Haze, giving users a well-balanced high.
2. Sour Diesel – Sativa
There is much mystery surrounding the origins of this potent strain, but it is currently classified as a Sativa.
Sour Diesel or Sour D is a popular strain for medical patients thanks to its long-lasting pain relief and energizing high.
3. OG Kush – Hybrid
Another west-coast staple, almost every stoner has heard the name Kush, and for good reason. OG Kush offers users a euphoric high that will leave them smiling from ear to ear.
4. Green Crack – Sativa
While Green Crack has nothing to do with the cocaine derivative, it does give users an unparalleled cognitive buzz.
A super tasty, fruity flavor that will relieve stress and give you the focus necessary to take on your day.
5. Girl Scout Cookies – Hybrid
After winning a couple of Cannabis Cup awards, Girl Scout Cookies became a hugely popular strain originating from the west-coast.
Characterized by long, twisting buds wrapped in slightly purple leaves and covered in bright orange hairs. Sure to be enjoyable as their namesake.
6. Granddaddy Purple – Indica
Kick back and relax with Granddaddy Purp. These gigantic buds have a sweet berry smell thanks to their Big Bud / Purple Urkle parents.
Granddaddy Purple is a great strain for relaxation and getting to bed. Its powerful body-high makes it a perfect choice for pain and stress relief.
7. White Widow – Hybrid
After originating in the Netherlands in the 1990’s, White Widow gave life to many of the most popular strains including: White Rhino, White Russian and Blue Widow.
White Widow remains one of the most popular strains worldwide. Characterized by its thick layer of white crystals, a preface to the potent high it offers.
8. Jack Herer – Sativa
Another Netherland native strain that combines Haze with Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk created by Sensi Seeds.
While Jack Herer is considered a Sativa, many people think of it as a Sativa dominant hybrid. Offering uplifting, creative thoughts and a rather potent high.
9. Bubba Kush – Indica
Thought to be the descendant of Bubble Gum and OG Kush, Bubba Kush is a powerful Indica with a hazy history.
What we do know about Bubba Kush, you will want a couch nearby after puffing. Powerful relaxation and sleep inducing effects make it a perfect strain for before bed.
10. AK-47 – Hybrid
Much like its namesake, this is a seriously powerful strain! Having won numerous Cannabis Cups thanks to its outlandish THC content, AK-47 is a legend.
The name may seem intense, but this is a super mellow strain that will give you an energetic cerebral buzz. A great strain for any time of day.