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.

 

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.

 

Marijuana Strain Overview: Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade is a great day-time use sativa that’s a mix between Strawberry Cough and Lemon OG.

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(Photo: MedicalJane.com)

Strawberry Lemonade, a sativa-dominant strain, has an uplifting, almost energetic high to it that buzzes throughout the entire body. The taste is great, and perfectly matches its name. As one reviewer (deadlightbulb) on Leafly puts it, it’s like “a tornado made it way through a strawberry field, lemon tree farm and directly into my mouth.”

A concentrate made from the Strawberry Lemonade strain took 1st in High Times’ 2015 Denver Cannabis Cup as “Best Sativa Concentrate”.

This strain is great for those suffering from chronic pain, stress, depression, lack of appetite or anxiety.

Smell and taste:

  • Ripe strawberry
  • Tart lemonade

 

Reviews:

Strawberry Lemonade currently has 82 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.1 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

“This strain tastes is like a tornado made it way through a strawberry field, lemon tree farm and directly into my mouth. I can’t believe how much flavor this packs! Such a tantalizing terpene profile for this sativa. It is a powerfully uplifting sativa that will give you a very nice cerebral buzz. It was a bit harsh and did make me cough, but the aftertaste was like exhaling a sweetened lemon zest.”

 

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 Strawberry Lemonade marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Green Queen Marijuana Strain Overview

green queen

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.

 

Pandora’s Box Marijuana Strain Overview

Pandora’s Box is a top-notch mix between Jack the Ripper and Space Queen.

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This sativa-dominant strain has a sweet and spicy herbal flavor with hints of citrus, and a smell of sweet pine. Its high is that of potent sativa strain which also contains some indica traits such as a relaxed head high.

The top effects of the Pandora’s Box marijuana strain are:

  • Happiness
  • Body tingling
  • A head high that resembles an indica, without the drowsiness
  • Creativity and also
  • Increased appetite

 

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pain and also
  • Lack of appetite

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication Pandora’s Box has 88 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.3 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

The_Shattered_Soldier:

I was immediately impressed by the nice, comfortable, even high this strain delivered.

 

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, you may want to 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 Pandora’s Box marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Looking for overviews of other marijuana strains? Click one of the links below!

 

Grape Skunk
Animal Cookies
Batman OG
Watermelon
Love Potion #1
Strawberry Banana
Trump OG
Jedi Kush
Jesus OG
Obama Kush
Cookies and Cream
LSD
Mango Kush
G13
Grape Ape
White Widow
Super Silver Haze
Granddaddy Purple
Jack Herer
Bruce Banner
Pineapple Express
Green Crack
Allen Wrench
Sour Diesel
OG Kush
Girl Scout Cookies

Animal Cookies Marijuana Strain Overview

Jedi Kush Marijuana Strain Overview

Jedi Kush is a powerful Indica with intense medical value.

(Photo: Analytical 360)

Jedi Kush is a cross between Death Star and SFV OG Kush that has a powerful indica high; this is accomplished, however, without the heavy drowsiness brought on by some indica strains. Because of this, it’s a favorite among many medical cannabis patients who benefit from indica strains, but want to use them during the day.

The strain has a sweet, earthy flavor with a strong skunk smell.

Some of the effects of Jedi Kush include:

  • Relaxation
  • Happiness
  • Creativity
  • Increase in appetite and also
  • A powerful head high

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with includes:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Lack of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Pain relief and also
  • Stress

Growing information:

Jedi Kush plants grow great as an outdoor plant, but also thrives indoors. It has a flowering time of roughly two months, with a typically medium yield.

For a short but useful beginners guide on growing marijuana, click here.

Reviews:

At the time of publication Jedi Kush has 190 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 (9 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 Jedi Kush marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.