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.”

White Widow Marijuana Strain Overview

An energetic hybrid, White Widow is one of the most well known and loved marijuana strains in the world.

White Widow
(Photo: 420 Magazine)

First bred in the Netherlands, White Widow is a strain 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.

White Widow has been a mainstay in Dutch coffee shops since the 1990s, and has been popular in the U.S. for nearly as long. It has been mixed with other strains to make some of the best hybrids on the market, including White Russian and Blue Widow.

 

Smell and taste:

  • Unique Earthy flavor
  • Strong wood-like smell and taste
  • Subtle pine

 

 

Effects:

  • Happiness
  • Relaxation
  • Creativity
  • Focus
  • Increase appetite

 

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication White Widoe has 2127 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.4 out of 5.

Highlighted quote (from one of the Leafly reviews):

“Excellent strain! White Widow definitely delivers its legendary reputation. I was loading the nug into the bong, and I took a rip out of it.. White Widow gave a spice, smooth tasting. It taste excellent, the high feels incredible. It gives you that happy, relaxed feeling. I also became energetic, then later you mellow out and it is amazing. Would definitely buy again!”

 

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 White Widow marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

White Widow Marijuana Strain Overview

White Widow, a hybrid originating in the Netherlands, is one of the most popular strains across the globe.

white widowWhite Widow is a hugely popular strain (and for good reason). This is especially true in the U.S., where it’s sold in cannabis outlets and dispensaries throughout the country. It’s also true in the Netherlands, where it’s sold in many cannabis coffee shops (some of which have been selling it since the 90s).

The cross between South Indian (an indica) and Brazilian (a sativa) has a strong, earthy (sometime wood-like) smell and taste. Many find it best used at night when attempting to relax or get to sleep.

 

The top effects of the White Widow marijuana strain are:

  • Relaxation
  • Hunger
  • A very strong but pleasant head high
  • Happiness and also
  • Calmness

 

Medical properties:

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Insomnia
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression and also
  • Anxiety

 

Growing information:

White Widow is a relatively easy strain to grow with a typically medium yield and plant height It’s also best grown indoors.

Below are a few growing tips specific to this strain courtesy of Leafly:

  • Suitable for sea of green (SOG) and screen of green (SCROG) setups.
  • Fertilize and water in moderation to avoid mildew and to preserve flavor profiles.
  • Changing light cycle to 8 hours during the final 2 weeks of flowering prevents regrowth of buds; stress will induce better resin coverage.
  • Needs a lot of sun outdoors, but is suitable for colder climates.

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication White Widow has 2,067 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.3 out of 5 (8.8 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 uses your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the White Widow marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.