THE MOST POPULAR STRAINS - 420 DAY - 2017
BLUE DREAM, GORILLA GLUE,OG KUSH, GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, GREEN CRACK, BUBBA KUSH, GRAPE APE, WHITE WIDOW
Why do we think our top strains list is top?
First, we looked at the top lists from the top ranked sites and then formed a consensus opinion.
Then we looked at what a major marijuana analytics firm had to say.
Finally, we Googled each of the top 20 strains (from the consensus) and recorded the results.
We assigned one G-hit to equal one M-hit or toke. Who knows, maybe this is the reality?
Without further ado, here is our TOP STRAINS FOR 420 DAY - 2017 list.
BLUE-DREAM - 39,400,000 estimated tokes
Blue-Dream, is a Sativa-dominant hybrid originating in Cali that has achieved legendary status across the country.
Blue-Dream is Sativa dominant hybrid (60% Sativa / 40% Indica) variety and is a very potent cross between the also famous Blueberry & Haze strains. This notorious bud boasts THC level that range from 17 to 24%.
The Marijuana brainiacs at BDS Analytics listed Blue Dream as the most popular variety under the sun in 2015 as did most of the other big internet M-sites. Blue-Dream patrons use this herb medically and recreationally, to get through daily grind of the 9 to 5, to medicate or to party-hearty on 420 Day.
FAST FACTS - BLUE DREAM
THC: 20% (+-4%)
CBD: low CBG: 0.5% (+-0.3%)
Flowering Time Indoor: 58 to 68 days
Yield / Quantity: absolutely top yields - absolutely recommendable
Effect: very strong and long lasting, happy, relaxed, uplifting
SOUR-DIESEL 6,870,000 estimated tokes
East Coast Sour Diesel is a cross of Mexican & Afghani Diesel. SD has a strong fragrance of vanilla, lemon and cream and provides a heavy stone. Its 90% Sativa genetic-buzz is described as high-end, mind expanding, cerebral. Sour Diesel is often taken in the early morning, throwing on a bright, energetic glow.
The Sour Diesel marijuana herb is thin and tall when cultivated outdoors. The beautiful females tops out at about 6 feet indoors and displays that ever-pleasing Christmas tree shape. As the ladies mature fully, the foliage turns purple, with pistils of pink. Loose buds, shaped like spears are common.
FAST FACTS - SOUR DIESEL
Type: 90:10 Sativa:Indica Hybrid
Optimal environment : Outdoors & Indoors
THC Range: 20% and higher
CBD: low CBG: low
Gardening Skills Required: Moderate
Effects: happy, uplifting, euphoric, energising, head-centered buzz
Indications: Migraine, Headache, Nausea, Depression, Chronic Pain
OG-KUSH - 6,710,000 estimated tokes
Originating from the sunny mountains of Southern California some thirty-ish years ago, OG Kush remains as one of the most in-demand strains of medicinal and recreational marijuana. Rock and movie stars, hippies and marijuana mothers of invention, all enjoy it's sticky feel, piney-lemon-earth aroma, and dense crystal-covered buds, which give way to a potent, stoney high. This serious medicine sells in Cali for about $30 per gram or $80 per eighth. When properly cultivated and dried, its leaves are neon-ish green.
"Kush is known to be fairly difficult to grow; and will produce low yields if not grown properly. This also makes OG Kush a risky investment for growers; and these difficulties tend to drive down the supply." - Medical Jane
FAST FACTS - OG-KUSH
THC: 25% (+-14%)
CBD: low, CBG 1.4 %
Type: Indica Dominant
Optimal environment : Indoors
Prefers cooler temps (around 75 degrees F).
8 to 9 weeks required for flowering.
One of the "Ultimate" kush strains..
Gardening Skills Required: Moderate
Indications: Stress Relief, Anger, Bipolar Disorder, Nervous Conditions, Alzheimer's, Migraines, Headache, Vomiting, Depression, Parkinson's Disease, Chronic Pain
GREEN-CRACK 6,470,000 estimated tokes
We have a tie for #4, just as we go to press....
Don't worry, there is no cocaine what so ever in this strain. Green-Crack's is so named because it provides sharp energy, focus and an invigorating buzz.
Green-Crack Strains are used medically to lift depression and lethargy. Green-Crack has become an industry standard, up there with Blue-Dream, Chemdawg, or OG Kush. Green-Crack is a Sativa-dominant Hybrid with genetics of Skunk #1 (Sativa) and "something else".
Its bud has a sweet fruity tropical lemon flavour,with tight nuggets full of bright orangy hairs.
FAST FACTS - GREEN-CRACK
THC: 16% (+-5%)
CBD: Low CBG: Up to 3%
Aroma: tangy, fruity mango
Twist: There is a 75% Indica version out there
Effects: happy, uplifting, energetic, focusing
GRAPE- APE 6,490,000 Tokes
As we go to press, we see that Grape Ape was somehow ranked incorrectly and comes in at #4. So we just insert it at #5 - a tie with White Widdow.
Grape Ape's was invented by Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farms. GA is predominantly an Indica strain; crosses of Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and Afghani. So named for its distinct grape fragrance, this Indica is popular for it's ability to send you on a holiday, with carefree relaxation. Medically this strain soothes pain, cuts through stress, and anxiety. Grape Ape sports dense, compact buds with deep purple leaves which darken at maturity, or at 7 to 8 weeks when it's flowering time.
FAST FACTS - GRAPE APE
Classification: "Pure" Indica
Optimal environment: Indoors
5 - 6 weeks to flowering.
Grows 3 - 4 feet high
THC Range: 15 to 20%
CBD: low CBG: 0.5%
Gardening Skills: Moderate
Effects: Relaxed, happy, dreamy, sleepy.
Medicinal Usages: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Nervousness, Migraines, Headache, Nausea, Depression, Pain
WHITE-WIDOW 4,860,000 estimated tokes
The worldwide famous White-Widow is a balanced hybrid originating out of the Netherlands in the 1990's. WW is a cross between a Brazilian Sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South-Indian Indica. White-Widow has blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth in the 90s. Buds are rich in crystal resin, a distinct warning of the potent effects about to come; euphoria and energy, creative and conversational.
White-Widow’s is parent to other legends like White Russian, White Rhino, and Blue Widow. At the end of the day, most growers prefer cultivation of the original White-Widow, which flowers in about 60 days indoors. White Widow has gained its reputation as a medicinal marijuana strain for its relatively high production of CBD, or cannabinoid. CBD is well known to relieving anxiety, and works with the THC to provide excellent pain relief.The White Widow variety grows short, stout, and produces foliage quickly. White Widow produces compact, dense buds, coated in frosty resin glands. White Widow is used to make cannabis oil, which is used to treat tough conditions such as cancer and chronic pain.
FAST FACTS - WHITE-WIDOW
Hybrid: 60:40 Sativa:Indica
CBD 1 %
Flowering period as quickly as 55 - 65 days
High Times Cannabis Cup winner in 1995, and 1996
Genetics: Brazilian Sativa landrace, South-Indian Indica
GRANDDADDY-PURPLE - 3,720,000 estimated tokes
Green buds begin to show purple hues as they mature on Granddaddy-Purple plants. This all-Indica marijuana variety is known worldwide for its many phenotypes including: Grape Ape, Grandaddy Grape Ape and Purple Erkel. This variety still hails from the Northern Californian hills after more than twenty years. GP grows very well indoors and is suitable for either hydroponics or soil. Granddaddy-Purple is quite a hardy grower. As an Indica, it tends to be short and bushy. Extensive branching makes this lady a poor candidate for Sea of Green cultivation. However, she is able to produce heavy yields when left to nature. Indoors, this shrub-like herb grows up to three feet. Outdoors, up to eight feet. Internodes are tight, leaves are dark green and or purple, and overall,
At all stages of the growth cycle, Grand Daddy-Purple medical marijuana is easy to work with. This herb likes cooler temperatures, right around 75 deg. F. However, as long as you give her at adequate nutrients, water and lighting, Grandaddy should always be a vigorous grower. True to its Indica genetics, Grand Daddy-Purple weed will give most people an incredibly deep body stone.
FAST FACTS - GRANDADDY PURPLE
Type: Pure Indica
Optimal environment : Indoors
Prefers cooler temps.
8 to 9 weeks required for flowering.
Yield between 8 ounces and 5 pounds when cultivated outdoors.
Susceptible to mites.
Cultivation Skills: Moderate
Indications: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Nervousness, Alzheimer's, Migraines, Headache, Nausea, Depression, Parkinson's Disease, Pain
Granddaddy-Purple Buzz In a few words: Hashy Grape Body Stone
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 1,310,000 estimated tokes
Girl-Scout-Cookies, or GSC, is OG Kush crossed with Durban Poison. At one time, GSC was a niche-local California favorite. In time, the strain gained legendary status across the planet. With a sweet and earthy aroma, Girl-Scout-Cookies launches peeps to euphoria’s top shelf, where full-body relaxation ensues and time bends. A little goes a long way. Girl-Scout-Cookies has won numerous Cannabis Cup awards. Patients needing a strong dose can count on GSC for severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss.
There are several different phenotypes of Girl-Scout-Cookies, including Thin Mint and Platinum Cookies, which have similar but different effects. Girl-Scout-Cookies has attractive twisting green calyxes wrapped in purple leaves with fiery orange hairs. Patients and rec users looking to cultivate this marijuana staple should wait 9 to 10 weeks for GSC to finish flowering.
FAST FACTS - GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
CBD low, CBD up to 3% THCV 0.6 %
Effects: Happy, relaxing, euphoric, creative
Genetics: OG Kush and Durban Poison
JACK-HERER 538,000 estimated tokes
JH Plants from seed show exceptional variation - due to Jack-Herer’s complex genetics Jack H is right at the cusp being either Sativa or Indica dominant. Enhanced features from both sides of the family are expressed in different combinations, allowing growers to select mother herbs tailored to their wants, needs, circumstances and tastes.
Three of Jack’s four main phenotypes are Sativa-dominant while the fourth has a growth pattern of Indica, is fast-flowering and relatively compact, with a dense, expansive, spherical bud structure. JH is well suited for cash cropping. Jack’s Sativa phenotypes can also produce a good per plant yield when cultivated skilfully, though it is quite rare for GH crops to be sold commercially.
The trait common to all Jack-Herer phenotypes is a dazzling double edged potency, a stratospheric cerebral high underpinned by a breathtaking body-buzz with seismic power. Smokers should be prepared to feel the earth shake under their feet, morphing into pleasant feeling where your head is placed firmly in the clouds.
FAST FACTS - JACK-HERER
Class: Hybrid 90:10 Sativa:Indica
Flowering: 9 to 11 weeks
THC Range: 15 to 20%
CBD: Low, CBG 2%
Gardening Skills: Moderate
Medicinal Indications: Stress, Anxiety, Migraines, Headache, Nausea, Depression, Pain and More
BUBBA-KUSH 481,000 estimated tokes
The original Bubba is basically an old school Northern Lights variety.
While usually less potent than OG Kush, this marijuana variety is none the less a true Kush classic, and has developed quite a following. When cultivated and cured properly, Bubba-Kush has a unique, somewhat sweet and hashy taste and aroma.
Bubba-Kush plants grow true to its Indica genetics, short, with multiple palm tree like branches and heavy tops. This fine herb has an average flowering period of 7 to 9 weeks (or late October outdoors), Bubba plants usually produce 700 to 800 gr per sq meter of top shelf buds, which are covered in red hairs with THC crystals.
Bubba-Kush smoke goes straight to the head, with a mind numbing effect that slowly spreads down to the entire body. The smooth, tasty smoke encourages another hit, but overindulgence will probably lead to couchlock and a major case of the munchies. This effect however is perfect for the anxious anorexic, no doubt.
Considering Bubba's popularity, it is of little surprise that similar strains popularity have taken off as well ... including Early Bubba-Kush, Bubba76, Pre98 Bubba, and Purple Bubba.
FAST FACTS - BUBBA-KUSH
THC 15 to 22%
Effects: Happy, sleepy, relaxed, euphoric, hungry
Genetics: Hybrid of OG Kush and an unknown variety from New Orleans.
In a few words: Chocolate hash.
#10 - GORILLA GLUE 240,000 estimated tokes
Gorilla-Glue #4 is a very potent variety of marijuana, mainly cultivated in Colorado. The genetic makeup is a mix of Chocolate Diesel with Sour Diesel. The smell of diesel is strong but the taste is similar to stale coffee. The smell is extremely strong, one of the strongest strains. This is why it is mainly cultivated indoors. The THC level is about 25 to 28%. This marijuana herb is light green in color. When it is ready to be harvested, the leaves look like they have snow or salt on them.
Gorilla-Glue #4 is a Sativa dominant hybrid variety. This type of marijuana is often used by those that feel a need to self medicate. It can help with reducing chronic pain such as arthritis and chronic back pain. It is also used for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
FAST FACTS - GORILLA-GLUE #4
THC: 18 to 25%
Type: Sativa hybrid
Genetics: Chocolate Diesel x Sis-dub
Flowering: 60 days
Effects: Happy, euphoric, uplifting, relaxing, relaxing, relaxing
DURBAN POISON - RAPIDLY CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Based on current trends, Durban Poison is projected to be in the top 5 in a year or so. Why? The top strains cater to both medical and recreational users. The top strains simply make the user feel good, while relieving pain and especially stress. Durban Poison contains higher levels of THCV, which invigorates, while suppressing appetite.
Medically speaking, the perfect medicine might be a blend of Druban Poison with a top CBD strain, with a little CBG thrown in on the side.
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Sativa marijuana strains have gained popularity in recent years; this popularity continues as more people begin to understand the differences between sativa, indica and hybrids. Given that sativas are often great for daytime use, and great for a high without drowsiness, their popularity makes perfect sense. However, not all sativas are created equal, so here we list some of the best.
Without further ado, below are the top 10 most popular sativa marijuana strains so far this year (using data from Leafly):
Sour Diesel: Sour Diesel earns its place at the top with a unique and enjoyable taste, and a high that exemplifies why sativas are so loved: its heady with a nice, uplifting body buzz, and it accomplishes this without making you drowsy. It’s pretty much always an excellent choice.
Green Crack: With its sweet, citrus-like flavor and smell, and balanced high, Green Crack has shot into prominent in recent years. Many in the cannabis community, for good reason, are opposed to its name and believe that it does the marijuana movement no favors, but if you can look past that what you’ll find is an enjoyable smoke with an even, smooth high.
Jack Herer: Jack Here, for good reason, is about as legendary a sativa strain as there is. Its prominence over the past couple decades haven’t prevented it from remaining popular to this day; even as legal cannabis takes hold across the country. Jack Herer is an excellent cross between Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk; this results in piney flavor and smell that’s a complete joy to consume
There are also signs of new names entering the world of seeds and strains, so it will be interesting what de-thrones hugely popular cannabis selections in 2017. A list of 10 that is likely to rule the popular markets:
OG Kush continues in popularity as it has since the early 90s. It has an earthy citrus scent and memorable piney flavor. It produces a quick and intense high that may be too much for novice smokers. High in THC (19-24%), grower's blend it with other strains to boost their effects. Strains, like those under Tommy Chong’s label, are used to reduce migraines, improve appetite, and calm Tourette’s Syndrome.
Jock Horror is another longtime favorite, another strong fast-acting, clear-headed, high energy buzz. A Indica-Sativa hybrid, it produces a fulfilling berry flavor but a prominent skunky aroma. A tall plant, it flowers early, so you can use it sooner. Approved for medical use, it is important to patients fighting anxiety, asthma, depression, headaches, migraines, stress, and other conditions.
February may have brought upon trying times for the cannabis community, but the current presidential administration won’t stop us from enjoying the finest strains legally available any time soon. As we head into springtime, do your part to rage against the machine and check out our list of the best marijuana strains from last month.
A lip-smacking cross between Golden Goat and Pineapple Kush, this gorgeous flower is ready for spring training with all five tools: a tasty citrus flavor, gorgeous bag appeal, mental euphoria, pain relief, and a whopping 23.5 percent THC content. Pick up your very own stash of Golden Pineapple at one of San Francisco’s staple pot shops, the Bloom Room.
CBD-rich flower has come a long way, which is evident in this 1:1 THC to CBD strain that took first place in last year’s Emerald Cup. The aptly titled Rainbow Gummeez delivers deep medicinal relief as well as a mild buzz, all within a flavorful smoke. This special herb is offered exclusively at a handful of California shops, including Berkeley’s CBCB dispensary.
If you're a marijuana grower, experienced or not, you'll want to make sure that you seek out the best weed strains of 2017. Without the right marijuana seed, you're going to face some complications, when attempting to grow your bud. The best cannabis strains will provide you with an exceptionally high germination rate.
This will help to ensure that your weed grows, without much of a struggle. Of course, this isn't the only factor that should be taken into account, when attempting to find the best cannabis seeds to buy.
Although many consumers will want to choose the most budget friendly strain, or even the best weed in the world! this isn't always a wise choice! Choosing a higher yield is more important than a cheap price for some individuals. Other consumers will suggest that the flavor and effect of the marijuana is the most integral aspects of the strain.
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I've been reading up on the history of Marijuana. I smoked weed for years without having much knowledge about it. Now that I have more knowledge I have little to no desire to smoke it. But on occasion it's nice to hit the pipe and relax. I've compiled a list of the 10 best marijuana strains. Mostly so the uneducated like myself will have a starting point when taking a puff of the cannabis.
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