What Are Some Of The Most Popular Strains of Marijuana?


Anytime someone finds out I work in the marijuana industry, I get asked, “What’s the best weed?” or “What are the top strains out there” or “What are the most popular strains of marijuana?”

Those are hard questions to answer because each person is different and just like one person may like a Bud Light and another may prefer an IPA, different people like different things which makes those questions really hard to answer. So, we’ve compiled a few of the the most popular strains from across the nation to help give a better answer to these questions.

But before we get to that, tell us. . .


Jack Herer

The sativa-dominant Jack Herer is named after the famous author who was also known as the “Emperor of Hemp.” It’s a spicy, award winning cannabis strain that combines a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross. The Jack Herer strain of pot smells like Christmas and delivers a potent effect. This royal weed encapsulates the deep thinking associated with sativas and the relaxing unwound state of indicas.

Girl Scout Cookies (GSC)

Girl Scout Cookies is a sativa-dominant marijuana hybrid cross, most likely between OG Kush and Durban Poison (although a paternity test may be in order!). This Cannabis Cup award-winner takes you on a smooth cruise through slow time. The high THC levels mirror the high calories of real cookies, so be cautious not to overindulge. Its medical effects are a sweet departure from issues such as severe pain, nausea and lack of appetite.

Super Silver Haze

If you are curious about the heroic wonder of Super Silver Haze, just note that it won first prize at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998 and 1999! Put a cape on that and smoke it! It brings together Skunk, Northern Lights and Haze, creating a sativa blend that delivers a super-fun, super-long body high. The uplifting medical effects help decrease stress levels or combat lack of appetite or nausea. This sweet, sticky and fruity strain of pot is top-notch.

Durban Poison

This delicious weed is not the Evil Queen’s poison. Hailing from South Africa, it is a sweet-smelling sativa that is globally loved for its uplifting effects. Durban Poison is a pure strain of marijuana that makes you want to get things done with creative flair. Use Durban Poison cannabis for a solid, consistent high that makes any to-do list much more enjoyable. The downside of this weed? Maybe a little dry mouth.


Skywalker is an indica-dominant hybrid that bestows upon medical patients the power to relieve pain and enjoy an amazing night of sleep. There is also a subtle sativa side of this pot that delivers a gentle head high. Skywalker smells like fruit, which offers comfort, although its major potency can’t be ignored. This is a great medical marijuana choice for those fighting insomnia or stress. May the liquids be with you as you consume Skywalker, as your eyes and mouth may be a little dry.


Is this weed named after a plane, a government operation or a piano chord? Who knows, but it’s really, really good in our opinion. G13 is an extremely strong strain of cannabis indica that can be tapped for relieving stress, anxiety, pain, appetite loss, insomnia and depression.

God’s Gift

With a high THC content of 18-22%, this God’s Gift has power, but it’s not for everyone. However, if you can handle your pot and need to escape medical pain, cramps, anxiety or stress, this truly is a present. Its parents are Granddaddy Purple and OG. The earthy and powerful God’s Gift contains understated flavors of grape, citrus and hash.

Tahoe OG Kush

Want to curl up, relax and enjoy a body high by the fireplace? Would you like to be deep and contemplative until you doze off into sweet dreams? If so, this is the weed for you! Tahoe OG Kush is a robust and fast-acting marijuana hybrid. It delivers many indica effects combined with a moderate amount of sativa-related euphoria.

Death Star

Death Star is the pot lovechild of Sensi Star and Sour Diesel, so it has both the sativa and indica effects of its parents. Don’t try to sneak a hit of this one– it combines skunky, sweet and fuel flavors and fragrances into a very potent aroma. This marijuana may not send you into orbit, but it has undeniable strength. With its euphoric effects, Death Star will actually allow you to relax and enjoy life. The effects of this medical marijuana help people battle stress, anxiety and depression.

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie is so much more than a bad 80’s song or classic dessert. The marijuana version of Cherry Pie has famous parents: Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison. With that kind of lineage, this strain of pot has notoriety for a delicious high. With aromas of sweet and sour cherry pie, the effects have been known to sneak up on you and linger for a little while before a second helping of this weed is needed.

Golden Goat

Golden Goat is a hybrid weed with a sweet, sour and spicy scent. Its tropical fruit flavor delivers a sweet head-to-toe buzz, lasting only one or two hours. This sativa-dominant hybrid has a THC level of up to 23%, so you’ll just need a little to feel golden. The benefits of this medical marijuana are vast, including nausea reduction and the battle against PTSD and ADD/ADHD. Just one hit and you’ll agree, this goat is golden!

Fire OG

The beauty of the elements isn’t lost on this cannabis indica strain. It’s parents, OG Kush and San Fernando Valley OG Kush F3, deliver very high levels of THC. This weed has signature little red hairs, which explains the fierce name. Whether you want to graze or blaze, Fire OG is a hot choice.

Lamb’s Bread

A cannabis sativa strain, Lamb’s Bread (or sometimes called Lamb’s Breath) induces shear happiness. As with many strains of sativa dominant weed, it has the ability to produce energy spikes and optimistic introspection. If you battle medical conditions including anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, migraines or PTSD, this slice of goodness may be just you need.

White Russian

You don’t have to be “The Dude” to enjoy White Russian, is a hybrid cross of AK-47 and White Widow. It is an indica dominant strain but it’s sativa roots pack a punch! With sky-high THC levels measured as high as 22%, White Russian is a weed that can’t be underestimated. It is one of the strongest marijuana strains ever tested. With its potency and intense high, it offers energy and is often recommended for medical marijuana use.

Berry White

With its sweet, jazzy name, Berry White is an indica strain. Born from Blueberry and White Widow, Berry delivers smooth, balanced effects. Its flowers have a berry and pine smell and taste. This weed is the right choice for creative artistry, listening to music, enjoyable conversations and a relaxing vacation. Chill out with Berry White!

Super Sour Diesel

This cannabis sativa fuels the senses and is a prime choice for daytime use. A cross between Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel, this weed reduces stress and pain while sparking introspection and sociability. However, Super Sour Diesel (SSD) is not for newbies; it may shift cerebral effects into high gear, which may be overpowering to some. This marijuana’s pungent diesel aroma is also undeniable.

Deadhead OG

Deadhead OG is a 60/40 hybrid of Chemdawg 91 and SFV OG Kush. This classic weed induces a rockin’ body high and the potential of giggly introspection. When smoked, this it has a pungent marijuana, so be aware of sparking up in the right place at the right time. This medical marijuana has many uses from migraines to ADD/ADHD. However, you may not be grateful for the dry eyes and dry mouth you’ll find with Deadhead OG.

Kosher Kush

A legitimate indica also known as “Jew’s Gold”, Kosher Kush is a religious experience for many. With a pungent yet pleasurable smell, Kosher Kush won the High Times Cannabis Indica Cup in 2010 and 2011. Mozel-tov insomniacs!This weed brings on extreme feelings of sleepiness and eliminates pain and stress.

MK Ultra

MK Ultra is an cannabis indica that has the capability to mess with your mind just like the CIA Project it was named after! This ultraweed is a cross between OG Kush and G13. This pot has strong cerebral and hypnotic effects. MK Ultra is an award-winning weed that is fast acting and should only be consumed when a major high is in order. It’s one of the strongest indicas in the world so prepare yourself for some couch lock!

Platinum Bubba Kush

The term “platinum” shouldn’t be used flippantly, and this marijuana deserves the title. Platinum Bubba Kush is an indica-dominant strain of cannabis that is a sweet, spicy and undeniably strong. This pot is the result of a cross between Platinum OG Kush and Bubba Kush, delivering a medical marvel that addresses many ailments. If you’re seeking medicinal relief or full body relaxation, this weed is better than gold, after all, it’s platinum! While you may not feel the effects of Platinum Bubba Kush , keep in mind, this weed is a creeper and the effects are long lasting! Be prepared for a wicked case of the munchies, a long couch session and a great night’s sleep when you turn to this weed.


Your budtender won’t think you’re playing Battleship when you ask for J1. It’s a top-shelf sativa dominant hybrid that is skunky and potent. A cross between favorites Skunk #1 and Jack Herer, J1 leaves you clear-headed. This weed has an uplifting and calming high that is perfect for tasks that demand focus or getting up and moving around. This weed is often recommended for it’s medical benefits to people with PTSD, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, migraines or even that pesky PMS.

Chemdawg 4

There are several Chemdawg strains, but Chemdawg 4 stands out from the other Chemdawg strains due to its indica dominance. Users feel it in the head first as but it can slowly creeps to a full body buzz that lasts a couple of hours. Super citrusy, this pot smells and tastes of lemon. Chemdawg 4 has many medical uses, but Fibromyalgia patients may enjoy relief from this marijuana. Just be careful, the euphoria may lead to a little dizziness, doggone it!


Herijuana is a strong cannabis indica with a flowery sage flavor. When you turn to a medical marijuana for pain-free relaxation, this pot will numb your entire body and deliver relief. Look to another strain of weed if you are seeking a social evening with pals! But for the millions of people suffering from Arthritis or joint pain, Herijuana is a fantastic option. This strain is continuing to gain popularity as excellent medicinal marijuana. Don’t ya-juana try it?


Vortex is an award winning sativa-dominant strain (80 sativa/20 indica) that can transport the mind and body into another dimension. Bred from the Space Queen and Apollo 13 strains of cannabis, its effects can bring out your inner Galileo or make you a bit spacy, depending on quantity. With an extremely high THC content, Vortex should be taken seriously and enjoyed thoroughly as it will send you into your own orbit.

True OG

True OG is a cannabis indica from Southern California, bringing the region’s reputation for relaxation straight to you. Genetically from OG Kush, True OG offers chill, enduring effects and a pretty sweet head high. This bud gives off a crisp, sweet and citrusy scent. True OG has repeatedly landed second place in the indica category of the High Times Medical Cup. Medically, this marijuana is most often used for battles against depression, insomnia and stress. True OG will have you riding the chill waves all the way to the kitchen sink for some water to get rid of that darn cottonmouth!

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