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What Are The Different Weed Strains?


Whether you call it weed strain, cannabis strain, or marijuana strain – all mean the same thing. Believe it or not, there are more than 700 weed strains out there. So, the main question is, what’s the best weed strain among the hundreds? Or, which weed strains should you buy?

It’s actually quite easy to pick a weed strain from the pile. All you have to do is look into your preferences and answer some basic questions:

  • What’s your THC tolerance? Are you a beginner or a seasoned cannabis user?
  • Are you looking for recreational or medicinal weed strains?
  • What are your flavor and aroma preferences?
  • Do you have any medical conditions you want to treat? 

Once you’re sure of what you want, you can simply look through our list of the best weed strains and pick one or more for yourself. To make things simpler for you, we have listed the top strains under different categories. Check them out below!

Best Weed Strains – Indica Category

In a nutshell, indica weed strains are all about the “body high.” Consuming indica strains will offer a full-body high that will relax you from head to toe. It is often sedating. Common effects include:

  • Relaxing
  • Pain-relieving
  • Sedating
  • Euphoria
  • Sleepy

Grandaddy Purple 

Grandaddy Purple (GDP) is an OG indica strain that’s highly sought after for its sleep-inducing effects. It has a sweet fruity flavor and aroma profile, with an average THC content of 17%. Note that GDP has no CBD in it; hence, it’s more suitable for experienced users who are comfortable with THC. 

Hindu Kush

Hindu Kush is a landrace strain. Meaning, it’s a pure indica marijuana strain named after the mountain range that falls between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It has a 19% THC content on average. Hindu Kush is heavily sedative, making it an ideal option for night-time use. 

Northern Lights

With an average THC content of 18%, Northern Lights is a cross between Afghani and Thai weed. The effects are so powerful that just two puffs of an NL doobie are enough to make you weak on your knees. However, this potent strain is actually more popular among cannabis enthusiasts for its unique sweet and spicy flavor.

Girl Scout Cookies

If you love dessert strains, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t love Girl Scout Cookies or GSC. Trust us; these buddies smell like a fresh batch of cookies straight from the oven. But don’t underestimate this strain for its sweet aroma; it can hit you like a train. Thanks to its 19% THC content that can go as high as 28%!

Wedding Cake

This strain is more popularly known as Pink Cookies in Canada. It’s a hybrid between Animal Mints and Triangle Kush. However, some people argue that it’s a mix between Cherry Pie and GSC. Regardless, Wedding Cake is a potent indica that has a THC content of about 16-25%. On the inhale, it’s a sweet treat. However, you’ll taste some peppery notes on the exhale. 

Best Weed Strains – Sativa Category

Generally, Sativa weed strains are associated with a “head high.” Meaning, it has cerebral effects, thereby it can potentially affect your mind, emotions, and mood. Likewise, common effects of sativa strains include:

  • Energizing
  • Creativity
  • Productivity
  • Mood Enhancing

Durban Poison

Durban Poison is one of the best-smelling- and tasting Sativas on the planet. It’s a sativa landrace, hailing from South Africa. Many cannabis users turn to this strain for relieving stress, depression, and pain. It may not be the most potent strain out there, but it sure does a great job in pumping you for the day!

Green Crack

Previously known as Cush, Green Crack is an award-winning strain, having bagged the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup in 2015. It has a citrusy scent and a fruity-earthy taste. Many people claim that Green Crack is the perfect strain to experience what true sativa effects feel like. It will boost you up with energy and inspiration.

Fun Fact – The name “Green Crack” was given by none other than Snoop Dogg. 


AK-47 is undoubtedly one of the most popular strains in Canada, especially in Toronto. Have you tried it too? If not, you might be missing out on a lot! Contrary to its lethal name, the AK-47 strain offers a mellow high. Common effects associated with this strain are uplifting, euphoric, and peaceful.

Sour Diesel

Standing true to its name, Sour Diesel is packed with diesel-like aromatic notes. If you’re looking for a THC-rich Sativa that will offer you an immediate head rush, Sour Diesel won’t disappoint you! It has THC levels of about 26%. 

Pineapple Express

Owing to its stardom in its namesake movie by James Franco and Seth Rogen, Pineapple Express is one of the few strains that has stood the test of time. The THC levels of this strain range between 26% and 31%. It’s definitely a heavy hitter and not meant for the faint of hearts. 

What are the Best Weed Strains for Recreational Users?

Whether you’re riding solo or having a silly night out with friends, a doobie in hand can make things more fun and interesting. Well, that’s what thousands of cannabis lovers suggest! 

Here are our picks for the best recreational marijuana strains:

  • Pineapple Express
  • White Widow
  • Wedding Cake
  • Durban Poison
  • Sour Diesel

Of course, speak with your local pot shop to find out if they have these strains. Tier1 is ready to meet your cannabis needs. Talk with one of our representatives today to find out more!

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