Medical and recreational marijuana has been on the market in several states now for several years now. By now, there is a wealth of information out there about who buys what. We’ve gathered data from the major marijuana websites and research groups and made our own conclusion on what top marijuana strains are really the most popular for recreational use.
Marijuana comes in three distinct species, with Sativa and indica types and hybrids (mixtures) dominating the consumer market in the United States and other western countries. Generally speaking, Sativa strains are more energizing and provides users with a”head” high, while indica strains are more relaxing and subdued giving more of a “body” highs. With that said, not all people respond in the same way, a few people react oppositely to the norm. Consumers love energizing weed, to get them through the day in style, as they say, while few marijuana smokers don’t want something sedating and relaxing after a hard, or easy day at the office.
9 Pound Hammer
9 Pound Hammer is a chunky indica-dominant strain that really stands out when you see it growing next to other strains. Its flavors intermix and create a sweet funk that leads to deep relaxation.
Blue Dream is Sativa-dominant, described as full-body relaxation yet invigoratingly cerebral.
Pineapple Express cannabis strain is moderate in THC, making it ideal for some people for day use. Its flavour profile encompasses sweet, pineapple (obviously), and earthy notes, and it’s reported to make users feel really happy. It tends to have moderate THC levels, around 12%.
Northern Lights pure indica best known for its relaxing dreamy, relaxing effects that calm the body especially. Obviously, this strain is popular at bedtime.
Durban Poison is a sativa loved for its robust uplifting and energetic effects. D-Poison contains high amounts of THCV which might account for its outrageous popularity.
This indica dominant hybrid is known to inspire a heavy and relaxed feeling. With a THC content that ranges from 13% to 19%, OG Kush users report that it’s best for daytime use. Its flavour profile is an earthy, minty taste with spicy undertones.
Sour diesel is a Sativa strain, made especially popular for its antidepressive and anti-pain properties. Rarely will a recreational user say no to Sour Diesel as well.
Blueberry diesel, no surprise is a cross between the very popular blueberry and sour diesel strains. A great medical strain with appreciable CBD content and %15 THC which is also very popular among the recreational crowd.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is a cross of OG Kush and Durban Poison and is popular because of it’s over the top THC content. GSC also contains THCV which might account for its extra kick.
Considered to be one of the most commonly consumed cannabis strains in the world, White Widow is usually a high-THC hybrid. Its genetics stem from a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica. This strain produces scores of white trichomes, giving it a frosty appearance. Its THC levels can range between 14% and 19% and embodies a sweet, floral flavour profile.