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 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.”

Sin Mint Marijuana Strain Overview

Sin Mint, a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Blue Power, delivers a powerful head-high similar to an indica, but without drowsiness.

Sin Mint is a sativa-dominant strain that tends to feel more like an indica; the head high is strong, and the buzzing body high of sativas is noticeably light. However, this strain won’t put you to sleep as heavy indicas are known to do for many people. This makes it perfect for those wanting to relax and hang out, without dozing off.

The taste and smell is that of burnt cookies, with undertones of mint and pine. The smoke is smooth on the throat and lungs, making it a pleasant experience whether rolled in a joint or blunt, or loaded in a pipe or bong.

 

Smell and taste:

  • Burnt cookies
  • Subtle mint
  • Pine

 

Reviews:

Sin Mint currently has 35 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.5 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

PakMan83:

“Super smooth smoke from start to finish and the smell is outta this world. …a strain for creativity.”

 

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 Sin Mint marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Animal Cookies Marijuana Strain Overview

Cookies and Cream Marijuana Strain Overview

Cookies and Cream is a marijuana strain that earns its name with an amazing aroma and taste.

One of the highest rated strains on Leafly (among strains with over 100 reviews), Cookies and Cream is a genius cross between Starfighter and Girl Scout Cookies. The hybrid isn’t too powerful for daytime use, but is strong enough to be great for those wanting to relax at night or even sleep; it’s really a “Jack of all trades”, if we’re using cliches (which apparently we are).

Cookies and Cream made a splash in the cannabis scene by taking the award for 1st place hybrid in the 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup, and has been a vaunted and sought-after strain ever since.

The top effects of the Cookies and Cream marijuana strain are:

  • Happiness
  • Relaxation
  • Increased appetite and also
  • A strong head and body high

Medical properties:

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Lack of appetite
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and also
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Growing information:

Cookies and Cream typically has a medium yield and flowers in around two months. It grows well both indoors and outdoors, and is adaptive to varying types of soil.

Click here for a useful guide with tips on growing marijuana.

Reviews:

At the time of publication Cookies and Cream has 156 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.6 out of 5 (9.2 out of 10).

Where to find it

If you are lucky enough to live in a state where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational purposes, we suggest you check out Leafly’s strain finder.

This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Cookies and Cream marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.

Girl Scout Cookies Marijuana Strain Overview

Girl Scout Cookies has quickly become one of, it not the most popular marijuana strains. Here’s a look at why.

Girl Scout Cookies Marijuana Strain
Girl Scout Cookies marijuana strain. (Photo: Medical Jane)

If you’re a cannabis consumer, you’ve likely heard of the Girl Scout Cookies marijuana strain; there’s also a good chance you’ve tried it. The 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 marijuana strain tends to be high in THC, and has been the recipient of numerous cannabis cup contests.

According to Leafly, the top effects of the Girl Scout Cookies marijuana strain are:

  • Happy
  • Relaxed
  • Euphoric
  • Uplifted
  • Creative

 

The top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of appetite

 

Growing information:

  • 60 day flowering window with a typically low yield of 25 to 30 grams per plant
  • Prefers moderate amounts of fertilizer
  • Trains well as a multi-branched plant or with sea of green (SOG) operations

 

Where it can be found:

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational purposes, we suggest you check out Leafly’s strain finder; this uses your location to find the closet cannabis store/dispensary to you that is currently carrying Girl Scout Cookies marijuana strain. This can be found by clicking here.

 

May not have a future in the legal marijuana industry – at least in name:

Recently Oregon officials banned the use of the name Girl Scout Cookies as a marijuana strain. They argued they it appealed to kids. Whether or not that’s true, it’s possible that other states will follow suit. If they don’t, it’s quite possible that it could become a copyright issue which could prevent its use. However, the solution is easy; simply rename it to something else. Or, as many have suggested, simply use its acronym GSC, which many already know and use.

Girl Scouts Make Killing Selling Cookies In Front Of California Dispensaries

Although many people are familiar with the cannabis strain known as ‘Girl Scout Cookies’, few are likely to expect actual girl scout cookies to be available at their local dispensary.

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Danielle selling cookies outside The Green Cross.

In California, patients are seeing just that.

Danielle Lei, of Girl Scout Troop 3168, has been circulating the San Francisco area, setting up tables of cookies outside local cannabis collectives – and, as one might expect, the boxes have been selling so fast she can barely keep in stock.

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