Get To Know The World’s Most Famous Cannabis Strains
There are hundreds of cannabis strains in the world today. With the rise of the craft cannabis market, more continue getting bred.
But there will always be famous, legendary strains. Names that you always see in dispensaries around the country, names that are considered classics. Despite the sheer variety of cannabis strains in the market today, many users still go back to specific strains – these are the world’s most famous ones, which are there for a reason.
These are 7 of the world’s top-selling cannabis strains and the stories behind them:
Blue Dream is the result of crossing a sativa Haze and indica Blueberry, and it’s known for setting the benchmark when it comes to the perfect hybrid effect. However, some phenotypes are more indica-heavy. Most users love Blue Dream for its ability to put you in a great, uplifted mood. It’s an ideal strain for newbies to try, because it’s not that heavy. Blue Dream can take you any mood you want to be in; use it in large doses at night to sleep, but a few hits in the morning can set the tone for the day.
Patients rely on Blue dream for its ability to provide quick symptom relief without the couch lock. This strain is widely used for treating pain, nausea, depression, headaches, and stress.
Granddaddy Purple is one of the most in-demand indica strains because it imparts classic yet comfortable indica properties, making it ideal for users who want a potent relaxing buzz for nighttime use. It sedates both body and mind, and ends up with a smooth physical high, sending you off to delicious slumber.
For this reason, many pain patients prefer classic indicas like Granddaddy Purple. Its THC content helps with pain, but also helps you get shut eye – which we all know can be close to impossible if you’re suffering from excruciating pain. Granddaddy Purple is perfect for insomniacs; it also does a terrific job at treating appetite loss, stress, and muscle spasms.
Simply put, if you need a reliable strain for relaxing or going to sleep, look no further than Granddaddy Purple.
The sativa-dominant properties of Green Crack make this a great choice for users who enjoy waking and baking, or who need a strain that pack a punch in the productivity department. If you need a little help focusing at work or getting a creative job done, Green Crack will help – plus its effects last pretty long. Few other strains can hold a candle to the mental clarity that this strain brings, and that’s what makes it pretty special. It’s cerebrally invigorating and euphoric; the high energy it delivers makes it a great outgoing strain too. If you’re looking for a classic sativa, this is as good as it gets! It doesn’t hurt either that Green Crack has a tasty fruit flavor.
Green Crack is an excellent antidote to fatigue, depression, and stress. It’s also used to treat appetite loss and pain.
Girl Scout Cookies has a delicious earthy wood scent topped off with a sweet citrus taste. Most phenotypes are indica-leaning, as this strain can set you off on a happy yet mellow mood. Although originally from California, the effects of Girl Scout Cookies earned it a reputation too large to stay within the state. It’s well-loved for the full-body relaxation and euphoria it delivers, plus you don’t need a lot to enjoy a high. A few tokes of this strain will go a long way. It’s also been the recipient of several Cannabis Cup Awards.
Medically, Girl Scout Cookies effectively treats insomnia, stress, depression, and chronic pain. If you need a strong dose for any of these conditions, this strain will do the job.
While not much is known about the exact history of Northern Lights, we do know that it ended up in the Seed Bank, owned by groundbreaking cannabis breeder Neville Shoenmaker. At the Seed Bank in the Netherlands, Northern Lights was marketed as a pure indica bred from Afghan genetics, and it began to spread like wildfire, breeding more Northern Lights phenotypes.
Northern Lights is for the cannabis user who needs a relaxing, sedating strain. Use this strain to treat depression, appetite loss, stress, PTSD, and migraines.
Sour Diesel is a pungent sativa that will knock out depression, stress, and even the heaviest of pain in record time. It is believed to have been the product of breeding Northern Lights, Chemdawg, and a Skunk phenotype. It contains some indica, but doesn’t give off that heavy couch lock that most other indicas are known for. Because of this, Sour Diesel may not be the best for insomnia. Many love Sour Diesel for its lively high, and in fact use it during the morning or the daytime for a surge of productivity and creativity. The high is well-balanced and it can even be used for daily medication, delivering a dependable dose of uplifting euphoria, happiness, and energy.
The medicinal benefits of Sour Diesel are far-reaching. It’s widely used for the treatment of stress, PTSD, chronic pain, fatigue, depression, bipolar disorder, and headaches. In small amounts, it can also treat anxiety.
The history of White Widow is muddy at best, as there are many stories and theories surrounding this strain. Regardless, it’s come a long way since then and is now considered an essential strain among dispensary menus and in medicine cabinets for patients. White Widow has parented other popular strains including Blue Widow, White Rhino, and White Russian. The original strain produces a very cerebral, heady high that is usually associated with sativa plants, but this is because of the large amounts of THC usually in this strain. Because of its cerebral high, many turn to White Widow to help fight off depression and stress. Once the high starts to die down, you’ll end up feeling its physical buzz attributed by its indica content.
But overall, White Widow is a cult favorite because it keeps you mentally alert and feeling positive while relaxing you mind and body. It’s medicinal benefits don’t go unmentioned either: White Widow is helpful for PTSD, appetite loss, hepatitis, chronic pain, depression, and for alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy. Because of its versatile benefits for the recreational and medicinal user, White Widow is hard to beat in the eyes of many smokers.
If you haven’t tried any of these strains before, do yourself a favor and try them. Thank us later.