Thanks to decades of research and crossbreeding, marijuana is now available in a wide variety of strains.
It’s no secret that the weed you can find today is a lot stronger than what was around in the 70s. Not only that, you can find a lot of strains with interesting flavor profiles too. Some actually taste like blueberries, for instance!
But with so many different strains to choose from, how do you know what’s good? It all depends on what you’re looking for, but some strains are definitely more popular than others.
While there has never been a formal survey done on the most popular strains of marijuana, we spoke to a few dispensaries in Colorado and poked around the internet for some answers.
“With every customer that comes into our stores there’s no way of saying if they will go for this or that,” explains Matthew Givner, marketing director for Colorado dispensary LivWell. “I will say, however, that flowers are still far more popular than any of our other products.”
Wondering what to buy on your next trip to the dispensary? Here’s a useful list of the 10 most popular strains right now.
10. Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies has been a popular pick for a long time. By now it’s been crossed with a lot of other strains too, so you can find many different variations such as Chem Scout, Animal Cookies, and Blue Sugar Cookies. The original, however, comes from California and is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison.
Girl Scout Cookies is a heavy hitter that has won multiple Cannabis Cups and continues to be a solid choice for anyone looking for quick relief of nausea, pain, and low appetite.
9. Green Crack
Green Crack was named by none other than Snoop Dogg because he noticed that anyone who tried it kept coming back for more. Sativa and indica-dominant hybrids are available, and the strain is said to give a very uplifting and relaxed high, much unlike what its name would have you think.
Green Crack isn’t well known for its great smell or flavor, but its pleasant effects and daytime usability are what earn it a spot on this list.
8. Bruce Banner
In the Marvel comic book universe Bruce Banner is The Incredible Hulk who has the power to transform into a giant green beast when he gets angry. But if he smoked some of this stuff, he probably would lose his ability to Hulk-out.
This strain was grown by Delta9 Labs and it’s a cross between OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, so it still has some of the sweet scent common to diesel strains. A sativa-dominant strain, Bruce Banner is uplifting and will kill your pain as well as boost your appetite. Maybe you could Hulk-out on a bag of cookies after a round of Bruce Banner?
7. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is famous worldwide — and for good reason. It’s a powerful strain with loads of flavor, and its long orange hairs and frosty trichomes make it very pleasing to look at.
Sour Diesel has a piney smell, but once it’s smoked the fruity and lemony tones start to come out. With a very soothing and relaxing high, this is one strain that is sure to give you your money’s worth.
6. Durban Poison
Coming in at number 6 on this list is another legendary bud. Durban Poison is a classic sativa strain originating from the South African city that gave it its name.
Durban Poison’s sweet taste and energizing effects make it the perfect daytime smoke. Many find the high from this strain to be productive and clear-headed — a true characteristic of purebred sativas.
5. Kosher Kush
Kosher Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid from California that came from an OG Kush cross. It won the Cannabis Cup in 2011 and 2015 and packs a tremendous dose of THC. Indeed, this strain won’t fail to impress even the most experienced of smokers.
Kosher Kush has an earthy and fruity flavor, and comes with a very mellow and relaxing buzz. If you ever have insomnia, this strain is pretty much a guaranteed cure.
4. Blackberry X Blueberry
Blackberry X Blueberry is another indica-dominant hybrid, and a particularly tasty one too. As you might have guessed from the name, you’ll find blackberry and blueberry flavors in this bud and that’s the main reason why it’s so popular right now.
Blackberry X Blueberry is a strong indica loaded with visible white crystals. Many find this strain to be good for medicating pain and anxiety.
3. Tangerine Power
Fruity strains are extremely popular these days and Tangerine Power fits the bill. It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that comes from crossing Agent Orange with Blue Power, so it has all the best qualities of both.
Tangerine Power bears citrusy aromas with just a hint of spice, which some find to be reminiscent of an Afghan Kush. The high is reported to be both uplifting and relaxing at the same time.
2. Banana Kush
Even those who don’t know a lot about strains know that Kush is good, so it’s no surprise that you’re seeing a lot of Kush’s on this list.
Banana Kush is a cross between the classic OG Kush strain and the lesser-known Banana strain, and provides a wonderful fruity aroma just like many others on this list.
Like other Kush strains, Banana Kush is a hard hitter and rich in THC. An indica-dominant hybrid, this strain is recommended for nighttime use. Take a sniff of a bag of this stuff and you should detect the scent of bananas.
1. Blue Dream
Perhaps the most popular, best-selling marijuana strain right now is Blue Dream. There are a lot of reasons why this strain is topping dispensary lists.
A sativa-dominant hybrid with a distinct flavor profile, Blue Dream is widely known for its relaxing and mellow high. While not as strong or hard-hitting as others, this strain makes a great choice for novices and seasoned smokers alike.
Surprisingly, Blue Dream also gives somewhat of an active buzz, so it’s good for both daytime and evening activities. The fact that it isn’t super-strong makes it more accessible as well. In other words, pretty much anyone can enjoy this strain.