The 10 Marijuana Strains Everyone is Smoking

Here are the 10 marijuana strains everyone is smoking.

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Blue Dream.

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in nine states. It’s legal for medical in over 30. Clearly, marijuana has become, or at the very least is quickly becoming, completely mainstream. Because of this, the market for marijuana has exploded. Hundreds of various strains are being offered throughout the country. Despite the vast number of strains, there are 10 strains that are the clear favorites among cannabis consumers. Using data compiled by Leafly, below is a list of the 10 most popular strains at this moment.

Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant strain has retained its popularity for years. A dispensary or cannabis store that doesn’t have Blue Dream is a rarity. This cross between the indica-dominant Blueberry and the sativa-dominant Haze has a smooth, uplifting high. It’s known forits delicious blueberry-tinged taste and smell.

Sour Diesel is another mainstay of the cannabis world. A cross betweem Super Skunk and Chemdawg. It has unique and strong diesel-like smell, and an energetic yet potent high.

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The 10 Most Popular Marijuana Strains to Start 2018

As we march into 2018, here’s a look at the most popular marijuana strains on the  market.

In the U.S. marijuana is now legal in eight states for recreational use, and dozens for medical purposes. Using data collected by Leafly, below is a list of the top 10 most popular marijuana strains for the start of 2018.

Anyone who has consumed cannabis for any amount of time will likely find Blue Dream’s placement on this list unsurprising (especially those in states with legal marijuana stores). This sativa-dominant strain has remained one of the most popular for years, and is a mainstay in almost all marijuana stores and dispensaries. The popularity of this strain – a cross between the indica-dominant Blueberry strain and the sativa-dominant Haze strain – is well earned, with it’s smooth, uplifting high, and it’s delicious blueberry-tinged taste and smell.

Sour Diesel is another long-term mainstay of the cannabis world. With Super Skunk and Chemdawg lineage, this strain is best known for its strong diesel-like smell, and potent, energetic high.

This hybrid – a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison – has bursted onto the scene in recent years. With it’s excellent taste and smell, and its powerful high, this relative newcomer has quickly become more popular than legendary strains like OG Kush and White Widow.

Despite an unfortunate name Green Crack is a growingly popular and respected strain. It has an extremely energetic high and powerful body buzz, and its sweet, ofttimes citrusy flavor and smell make it stand out from the crowd.

OG Kush is known the world around. The classic combo of Hindu Kush and Chemdawg has an earthy and piney flavor, and has one of the most sought after marijuana strains for years.

As far as indica-dominant strains go, Granddaddy Purple is one of the most vaunted. An excellent mix of Big Bud and Purple Urkle, this strain has a sweet, often berry-like flavor. Most people know this strain for its dense, kiefy nuggets.

Jack Herer – named after the legendary activist and author – is a sativa-dominant cross between Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk. It has a piney smell and flavor with a backdrop of citrus, and a smooth, even high.

White Widow’s popularity is due to its energetic, uplifting and powerful high; its uniquely earthy flavor and smell also help it stand out. This strain is a mix between South American Sativa and South Indian Indica.

Gorilla Glue #4 has shot into prominence over the past few years. It won the 2014 Los Angeles and Michigan Cannabis Cups, as well as the High Times Jamaican Cannabis World Cup. Given its status as a balanced and tasty hybrid, it’s likely to remain popular for years to come.

Bubba Kush is a powerful indica-dominant strain that has remained popular for years, and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

Top 10 Sativa Marijuana Strains of 2017 (So Far)

Here are the 10 most popular sativa-dominant marijuana strains so far in 2017.

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Super Silver Haze.

Recently we listed the top 10 marijuana strains so far in 2017. Now, we will be more specific by breaking down the top sativa-dominant strains.

Sativa marijuana strains have gained massive popularity in recent years; this popularity continues to grow as more people begin to understand the differences between sativa, indica and hybrid strains. Given that sativa strains are often great for daytime use, and great for a high without drowsiness, their popularity makes perfect sense. However, not all sativas are created equally, and 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 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.

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 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.

Durban Poison, which has African Sativa lineage, has gained worldwide notoriety for its sweet smell and energetic, uplifting high. As with many strains on this list, Durban Poison is perfect for daytime use or wake-and-bake sessions, making it a go-to strain for regular cannabis consumers.

According to Leafly: “Lemon Haze has been characterized as smelling of fresh peeled lemon slices with a similar taste. Its buds appear to be green and yellow with amber hairs on the trichomes, giving it the yellow tint. This strain’s THC has been measured at about 15-20% with a CBD of 0.38%.”

When Super Silver Haze debuted in the late 90s, it burst onto the cannabis scene; it was a first-place winner at each of the first three High Times Cannabis Cups in 97, 98 and 99. It has remained a well-loved and much-coveted marijuana strain ever since.

This sativa-dominant strain is a mix of Northern Lights, Skunk and Haze; all three much-respected strains in their own rights. This results in a sweet, earthy flavor and smell.

Strawberry Cough earns its name with a taste of sweet strawberries, with a backdrop of pine. This potent sativa-dominant strain has remained popular for years, even though its exact lineage is a bit of a mystery.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck. (Photo: TheNug.com)

ATF is known for its dense, kiefy nuggets. It’s also know for its relaxing and euphoric high. The headiness of this strain makes it more potent than many other sativa strains, but it’s uplifting enough to remain a solid daytime option.

Super Lemon Haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid; it’s a cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze which has is a two time Cannabis Cup winner. As the name implies, the taste and smell is that of sweet lemons.

Maui Wowie, with its sweet, tropical flavor, has become known for its pleasant and smooth high. Excellent for relieving stress, this strain is far from the most potent sativa around, but is a joy to consume regardless.

 

Tangerine Dream Marijuana Strain Review

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Tangerine Dream is a potent medical strain that smells like a basket of fresh and fragrant oranges.

tangerine dreamThis suitably named hybrid has uplifting talents that will ensure you a good time, allowing you to kick back on a lazy afternoon, and soak in the good and positive vibrations.

A special strain for many reasons, Tangerine Dream comes from a lineage of outstanding parent strains. This citrus burst was created by Barney’s Farm Seeds by crossing G13, Afghan and Neville’s Haze, resulting in a wildly fragrant and enjoyable smoking experience.

Tangerine Dream has won several accolades and is recognized by doctors for its medicinal purposes, turning it into a favorite among those in the medical cannabis community. This hybrid has a soothing and energizing presence, that will light you up in the most literal sense, making you feel sudden bursts of happiness.

Information about Tangerine Dream:

ORIGING13, Afghani mixed with Neville’s Haze
EFFECTShappy – 10
uplifted – 9
relaxed – 9
euphoric – 9
energetic – 7
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)dry mouth – 10
dry eyes – 4
dizzy – 3
anxious – 2
paranoid – 1
FRAGRANCEcitrus, sweet, dank, pungent, berry
FLAVORScitrus, orange, sweet, sugary, tropical, berryt
MEDICALstress – 10
pain – 8
depression – 7
fatigue – 4
inflammation – 4
FLOWERING TIME INDOORS9-10 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSlate October
PLANT HEIGHTMedium
THC CONTENT %25%
CBD %0.10%
INDICA / SATIVA %50% / 50%
INDOOR YIELD18oz/ m2
OUTDOOR YIELD16oz/ plant
CLIMATEhot and dry outdoor climate
GROWTH LEVELeasy
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEhigh resistance

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

Tangerine Dream is a three-way hybrid that has inherited only the best traits from its parentage. This smoke comes in with an immediate head rush, and will instantly invigorate you, making your senses tingle with excitement. It is a happiness-inducing strain, that is sure to make you smile uncontrollably.

The high from this hybrid is all about feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. Tangerine dream can invoke a feeling for being inspired and uplifted, often adjusting to your own needs. Whether you are looking to feel calm and relaxed, or be active, this strain can do just that for you because of its perfect sativa/indica balance.

Tangerine Dream is truly like a dream in a sense – this strain will make you feel elated and euphoric, with a rush of happy emotions that will make you giggle. This hybrid can also provide you with energy as it will wake up your senses and inspire you to become productive in whatever way you choose.

Fragrance

Tangerine Dream has earned its name, as there couldn’t possibly be a better one for it out there. This strain has an aroma that will hit you instantly. It boasts of hints of berry and shocks of citrus, and is both dank and pungent, and makes this bud easily recognizable among veteran smokers

Flavors

This plant also has a very distinct flavor; and its aroma is a strong indicator of the beautiful flavors you will soon enjoy. Tangerine Dream has a smoke that will instantly fill your mouth with a sensational blend of orange, berry and other sweet and sugary tropical fruits.

Medical

Tangerine Dream is a true source of relief for many chronic stress sufferers. It can induce a state of focus, without the nervousness and agitation. This strain can help eliminate feelings of restlessness. Also, calming the mind and allowing the body to follow into a state of relaxation.

This hybrid can keep you alert, while eliminating other ailments, especially chronic pain. Tangerine Dream is perfect for the treatment of muscle spasms, joint aches and back pain, because of its ability to loosen up tensed up muscles and a tired and stressed out mind too.

Tangerine Dream is also a favorite among those who suffer from mood disorders. Patients who struggle with depression and anxiety can find relief in this particular strain, as it is not only invigorating in its smell and flavor, but also in its uplifting effects. Those who need help with inflammation problems may also seek relief from this talented strain.

Growing

Tangerine Dream is an environmentally flexible strain that can be grown indoors and outdoors, as long as it can receive a warm and humid place to thrive in. This medium sized plant is easy even for amateur growers to cultivate, and can reap a very hearty and generous yield during its harvest.

tangerine dream growing
Tangerine Dream growing.

Flowering Time

Indoors
This strain takes around 9 to 10 weeks to flower indoors and become ready for a full harvest. Tangerine Dream can be expected to yield an estimated average of around 18 ounces of fresh and fragrant bud.

Outdoors
Tangerine Dream grown outdoors can be expected to be ready for harvest around late October. This hybrid can yield around an average of about 16 ounces of bud per plant.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Tangerine Dream? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Top 10 Marijuana Strains So Far in 2017

Here’s a look at the 10 most popular marijuana strains so far in 2017.

Marijuana StrainsMarijuana is now legal in eight states, with medical marijuana legal in many more. This increase in legal access to marijuana hasn’t prevented some of the top marijuana strains over the past couple decades from retaining their popularity; legendary strains like OG Kush and Jack Herer remain some of the most popular around. However, relatively new strains like Girl Scout Cookies and Green Crack have also become consistently popular options.

Using data compiled by Leafly, below are the top 10 most popular marijuana strains so far this year:

Blue Dream, a sativa-dominant hybrid, is well deserving of its massive popularity. The brilliant cross between the indica-dominant Blueberry strain and the sativa-dominant Haze strain has a smooth, even high that buzzes through the body. The taste and smell is that of sweet blueberry, with hints of pine and citrus.

For many cannabis consumers when they think of a good sativa, they think of Sour Diesel. The popular strain, which has Super Skunk and Chemdawg lineage, is known for its strong, diesel-like smell. The high is energetic and uplifting, which makes it great for daytime use and wake-and-bake sessions.

This cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison is known for its sweet smell. It’s also known for its excellent taste and uplifting high. This hybrid tends to be high in THC, and has been the recipient of numerous cannabis cup contests over the past few years.

green crackDespite an unfortunate name that doesn’t do the cannabis movement any justice, Green Crack is an extremely popular and well-loved strain. In fact, it’s widely considered one of the most energetic sativa strains available, and with sativas all the rage in recent years, its popularity is unsurprising. It has a sweet, ofttimes citrusy flavor and smell.

OG Kush, with its earthy and often piney flavor, is known the world around. The classic combo of Hindu Kush and Chemdawg is aone of the most sought after marijuana strains, which has been the case for many years. Few strains have a status as legendary as OG Kush.

For those who like indica-dominant marijuana strains, it doesn’t get much better than Granddaddy Purple. A brilliant mix of Big Bud and Purple Urkle, this strain has a sweet, often berry-like flavor, and dense, kiefy nuggets.

White Widow is another one of those strains that nearly all cannabis consumers have heard. Its energetic, uplifting and powerful high is well known, as its uniquely Earthy flavor and smell. This strain is a mix between South American Sativa and South Indian Indica, with the results being an excellent hybrid.

jack hererJack Herer – named after the legendary activist and author – is a sativa-dominant cross between Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk that has a legendary reputation in its own right. It has a piney smell and flavor with a backdrop of citrus, and a smooth, even high.

Gorilla Glue #4 has shot into prominence over the past few years. It won the 2014 Los Angeles and Michigan Cannabis Cups, as well as the High Times Jamaican Cannabis World Cup. According to Leafly, this well-balanced hybrid; “delivers heavy-handed euphoria and also relaxation, leaving you feeling “glued” to the couch. Its chunky, resin and also kief covered buds fill the room with pungent earthy and sour aromas inherited from its parent strains, Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel.”

According to Leafly, “Bubba Kush is an indica strain that has gained notoriety in the U.S. and beyond for its heavy tranquilizing effects. Sweet hashish flavors with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee come through on the exhale, delighting the palate as powerful relaxation takes over. From head to toe, muscles ease with heaviness as dreamy euphoria blankets the mind, crushing stress while coercing happy moods. Bubba Kush exhibits a distinctive, bulky bud structure with hues that range from forest green to pale purple.”

Red Headed Stranger Marijuana Strain Overview

A beautiful mix between Haze and William’s Wonder, Red Headed Stranger should be no stranger to your stash.

red headed strangerRed Headed Stranger is an uplifting sativa-dominant strain with an absolutely energetic, body-buzzing type of high. Perfect for daytime use and wake-and-bake sessions, this strain is great to help you tackle whatever you might have going on that day. Many college students find its high to allow for greater focus when taking tests; musicians report the same thing when performing. Thankfully, the unique yet pleasant taste and smell make this an overall excellent strain.

Red Headed Stranger is great for helping with pain, depression and stress, among many other ailments.

Smell and taste:

  • Strong pine
  • Various herbs
  • A subtle peppery note

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication Red Headed Stranger has 51 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.6 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

“A great sativa! Uplifting, very cerebral effects thanks to the Haze heritage, but the Willy’s Wonder balances it nicely. A perfect day smoke. Not overly pungent, lightly citrus with earthy hints. Dense fluffy buds that glisten, it never disappoints.”

 

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, Leafly has a strain finder that can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying then Red Headed Stranger marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Green Crack Extreme Marijuana Strain Overview

Green Crack Extreme, as the same implies, is a more potent version of the widely popular Green Crack strain.

Look at that frostiness! (Photo: AllBud.com)

Green Crack Extreme is a powerful sativa-dominant strain that has a similar high to Green Crack, but with a considerably stronger buzzing that permeates throughout the body. Despite its strength, this is an energetic and uplifting strain that makes an awesome and powerful wake-and-bake strain. The taste and smell is sweet and earthy; at times it smells like a mix of wild flowers was coated in sugar.

This strain is excellent for treating pain, depression and stress, among many other ailments.

Smell and taste:

  • Sweet flowers
  • Herbs

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication Green Crack Extreme has 49 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.5 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

“Compared to her sister the original green crack, this batch really kicks your ass. The sweet candy-like aroma with bright green crystal filled leaves, and a bud that is dense as a rock.”

 

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, Leafly has a strain finder that can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying then Green Crack Extreme marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Green Candy Marijuana Strain Overview

Green Candy is a sativa-dominant hybrid that smells and tastes great, and has a smooth uplifting high.

green candyAs its name implies, Green Candy is a mix between Green Crack and Candy Kush, two excellent strains in their own right. The combo is a worthy sativa that delivers a smooth, well-balanced high and an enjoyable taste and smell. The smell is pleasant enough that even those who typically dislike the smell of marijuana will likely find it pleasing; it smells of sweet pine, which is quite enjoyable.

Smell and taste:

  • Sugar
  • Pine

 

Reviews:

Green Candy currently has 82 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.3 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

“A very good Sativa effect. I was impressed with the taste and longevity of the effects. Was medicated for hours feeling very uplifted and happy. Took care of my anxiety and I had no problems doing day to day activities. Overall very good strain, I would definitely recommend giving it a try.”

 

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, Leafly has a strain finder that can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying then Green Candy marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Seattle Cough Marijuana Strain Overview

Seattle Cough is an uplifting, energetic sativa-dominant strain.

(Photo: AllBud.com)

Seattle Cough is a clone of Dutch Cough, which itself is a mix of Northern Lights #5 and Haze #2. The high is that of a potent, energetic sativa. The high permeates throughout the body, bringing forth a nice buzzing feeling. This strain is excellent for daytime use and for those wanting a burst of creativity.

The smell and taste is extremely pleasant; sweet citrus mixes with pine, and the smooth is incredibly smooth.

Seattle Cough is great for depression, nausea, loss of appetite and stress, among many other things.

 

Smell and taste:

  • Sweet citrus
  • Earthy pine

 

Reviews:

Seattle Cough currently has 35 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.7 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

“70% Sativa dominant Seattle Cough has potent and powerful euphoric properties. Great for lifting your spirits , provoking deep thought or getting you motivated to accomplish any tasks. It will get you up and going, great for socializing, enjoying a walk with a friend (two legged or four), grooving to music or whatever. She has just enough indica in her to smooth out those aches and pains but not slow you down. The ex…”

 

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, Leafly has a strain finder that can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying then Seattle Cough marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Green Queen Marijuana Strain Overview

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Green Queen is a mix between Green Crack and Space Queen. If you’re familiar with those strains, that’s enough information to entice you.

green queen
(Photo: THC Finder)

Green Queen is an almost 50/50 hyrbid; a Jack-of-all-trades type strains that mixes the best of the indica and sativa worlds into a smooth, elegant high that works well for almost all situations. The indica head high allows it to be a great strain for relaxation or even getting some sleep, but the uplifting body high of the strain’s sativa half allow for it to work great as a Sunday afternoon, going for a walk or just chilling with friends type of strain.

Green Queen has a lovely taste and smell that will become an immediate favorite of those who like strains with a strong skunk flavor. Green Queen gracefully tames the skunk with a just-bolder-than-subtle sweet citrus taste.

Typically Green Queen nuggets are a beautiful green with bright orange pistils, making it a strain that looks almost as it as it smokes.

 

Smell and taste:

  • Strong skunk
  • Sweet citrus

 

Reviews:

Green Queen currently has 123 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.2 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

JadeFX:

“The high is very floaty and relaxing, probably from the space queen, yet very euphoric and happy from the green crack. You can definitely tell its a hybrid, though I would say it’s more of a head high than a body high.”

 

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, Leafly has a strain finder that can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Green Queen marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.