Recently we broke down the most popular sativa marijuana strains so far in 2017, and in a separate article listed the top indica strains. In this article, we look at the most popular hybrid marijuana strains of the year so far.
For some people, indica strains can be a little too strong. They tend to cause drowsiness particularly in those inexperienced with consuming the plant. This can make it a challenge for new consumers to handle especially during the day. However, for some of these same people, sativa strains aren’t quite strong enough.
In comes hybrid marijuana strains. These strains typically are no more than 60% indica or sativa; well-balanced hybrids are almost exactly 50% sativa and 50% indica.
With that being stated, below are the 10 most popular hybrid marijuana strains so far in 2017, using data compiled by Leafly:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Pineapple Express is a beautiful cross between Trainwreck and Hawaiian that earns its name with a delicious taste and aroma. The flavor is often described as pineapple mixed with cedar. The high is energetic and longer lasting than many other sativa strains. It’s perfect for daytime use.
According to Leafly; “Trainwreck is a mind-bending hybrid with potent sativa effects that hit like a freight train. Mexican and Thai sativas were bred with Afghani indicas to produce this Northern California staple, passing on a sweet lemon and spicy pine aroma. Trainwreck begins its speedy hurtle through the mind with a surge of euphoria, awakening creativity and happiness.”
AK 47 is a mellow and relaxing hybrid that is a cross between Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani varieties.
Headband is a brilliant mix between OG Kush and also Sour Diesel. The results is an even yet potent hybrid that has a lemony diesel taste and also smell. Headband has, for good reason, become a mainstay in the cannabis community in recent years.
Leafly notes that; “The original source of powerhouse strains like Sour Diesel and OG Kush, Chemdawg is known for its distinct, diesel-like aroma. Pungent and sharp, you’ll be able to smell this hybrid from a mile away.”