THE MOST POPULAR CANNABIS STRAINS

Cannabis is an annual, dioecious, flowering herb. The leaves are palmate, compound or digitate, with serrate leaflets. Cannabis has long been used for hemp fiber, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Globally, in 2013, 60,400 kilograms of cannabis were produced legally. In 2013 between 128 and 232 million people are thought to have used cannabis as a recreational drug (2.7% to 4.9% of the global population between the ages of 15 and 65). Thanks to decades of research and crossbreeding, marijuana is now available in a wide variety of most popular cannabis strains.

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes three different species:

  • Sativa,
  • Indica,
  • Ruderalis

and seven taxa – where with this term is indicated a group of one or more populations of an organism or organisms seen by taxonomists to form a unit. Although neither is required, a taxon is usually known by a particular name and given a particular ranking, especially if and when it is accepted or becomes established. The two species most commonly grown are Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. The third one, is very short and produces only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and for this reason it is not commonly used for industrial, recreational or medicinal purpose. The three species are different related to height and form of leaf. The Sativa’s specie is tall with long internodes and branches and large narrow-bladed leaves. The Indica’s varieties are shorter similar to a bush with wider leaf. The Ruderalis is little and short with little leaf.

Popular Cannabis strains are pure breeds or hybrid varieties of Cannabis, typically related to the species Indica or Sativa. Marijuana generally produces from Indica cames from Asia: Banglasesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, where is used for the production of hashish. Is used in medical field because this type of herb is a heavier sedating quality. Cannabis Sativa plants are quite different from the others for the grow and the way of smoke. It is popular among recreational smoker but also for medical use in particular in order to help anxiety, depression and muscle tension. They have a higher level of THC and lower levels of CBD (Generally, the strongest strains are those with the higest THC content). Large variety of popular Cannabis strains are continually developed to highlight a specific combination of properties of Sativa and Indica or to establish marketing differentiation. Generally, the combination takes the balance of both Indica and Sativa characteristics in order to maintaining the best qualities from both of them, with a perfect combination of energizing and relaxing, depending on the ratio of Sativa to Indica. Strain names are typically chosen by their growers, and often reflect properties of the plant, such as taste, color, smell, or the origins of the strain. Hybrid variety is much more common than the pure one.

The Marijuana strains are a lot, usually you can find all the type that are in commerce, on lists and databases with more than two thousand names. But with so many different strains to choose from, how do you know what’s good? Flavor and effect of the marijuana is the most integral aspects of the strain and more important than price. Then it all depends on what you’re looking for, but some strains are definitely more popular than others.

● BANANA KUSH:

Banana Kush is a cross between the classic OG Kush (produced from Indica Strains) strain and the lesser-known Banana strain, and provides a wonderful fruity aroma. Like other Kush strains, Banana Kush is a hard hitter and rich in THC. An indica-dominant hybrid, this strain is recommended for nighttime use.

● BLUE DREAM:

is a Sativa dominant type of hybrid (80% Sativa and 20% Indica) originated in Northern California from a plant comes from the Santa Cruz area. The plant is a dense popcorn-like bud with purple and blue hues. It looks sweet and tastes. This sativa-dominant hybrid is widely known for its relaxing and mellow high. It’s a perfect match for all levels.

● STRAWBERRY COUGH:

It is a sweet-flavored indoor hybrid with just an Indica influence (80% Sativa and 20% Indica). Definitely try and keep this sativa to daytime use as it can keep you up late into the night if you consume too close to bedtime.

● BLUEBERRY:

The name is obviously related to the flavor of the finished product, but also fits with the cool blue hues of the plant and buds. The taste and aroma are very fruity, with the blueberry taste, that is a signature of this popular cannabis strains. This Indica-dominant strain (80% and 20% Sativa) tastes great and it is excellent for anxiety.

● MK ULTRA:

Named for an experiment conducted by CIA and Canadian Police it is an Indica strain. MK Ultra is a go-to trifecta for many medical patients. It helps with anxiety, appetite, and insomnia. MK-Ultra has a thick, lingering aroma and a fresh pine-tree flavor that surprises with a lingering tongue-fizz, like a carbonated soda or a fizzing candy. It’s a great evening sash smoke and a must have for any stash.

● TRIPLE DIESEL:

A sativa strain, Triple Diesel is great for both daytime and nighttime depending on how much of it you smoke. If you have real responsibilities or need to operate heavy machinery, day tokes should be kept light because it will create a bit of a hilarious confusion, even for those with a high tolerance. Diesel in the name should tip you off that it smells (and tastes) a little bit like gas.

● NORTHERN LIGHTS:

The Northern Lights (NL) is one of the most potent and famous Indica strains adapted to indoor growing. It need just 6 weeks to flower. It has a fresh scent and good bud formulation.

● LEMON DROP:

Also known as lemon sativa or lemon it is a very energetic sativa strain. It has a sweet body because the sour overtones based on lemon flavor are paired with a powder sugar coating.

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