Ever since most states legalized the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, its popularity has skyrocketed. There are so many new strains on the market that even an experienced user may be at a loss. To help you find the perfect one for your needs, we’ve made this list of the best weed strains out there.
If you’re looking for deep relaxation or sleep aid, Granddaddy Purple is the right choice. This THC-rich Indica strain will calm any anxiety you may feel and put you in a state of pure tranquility.
Granddaddy Purple is fairly easy to grow, and thus great for beginners. You can cultivate it both indoors and out, though growing it in a controlled environment yields results after only 65 days. On the other hand, outdoor cultivation can take months.
When it flowers, the plant displays blue, orange, and purple shades, which is how it got its name. Typically, you will get around 17 ounces of marijuana per plant.
This strain contains up to 23% of THC, making it quite potent. Smoking it is rather a pleasant experience — Granddaddy Purple often has a fruity, grapey taste. However, if you want a more CBD-rich strain, we’d suggest you look elsewhere. It only has around 1% CBD.
The name alone sounds relaxing — so just imagine what the plant can do! This 20% Indica and 80% Sativa hybrid is less potent than Granddaddy Purple, but still gives feelings of high and euphoria. It’s a perfect strain for everyday use — if used moderately.
The flowering time for Blue Dream is around ten weeks if cultivated indoors; outdoors, you can expect yields around October. It has a berry scent and tastes like blueberry and sugar. What’s more, the flavor stays on your tongue long after you’ve finished smoking!
Blue Dream is one of the most popular strains in the US — and for a good reason. It inspires creativity and thoughtfulness, and it’s often used to treat depression, pain, and nausea. In fact, chronic pain sufferers swear by this strain, saying it helps them get through the day.
Unfortunately, like all Sativa-rich hybrids, Blue Dream can cause high levels of paranoia and anxiety. So if you’re prone to these mental states when smoking weed, perhaps it’s best to avoid it.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is another hybrid, but unlike Blue Dream, Indica is dominant in this strain. The strain likes plenty of space — it can grow 6 inches tall if given enough of it. After ten weeks that it needs to flower, Girl Scout Cookies yields purple and light-green buds and fiery orange leaves.
Girl Scout Cookies is quite potent — its THC levels reach up to 21%. It gives you an optimal full-body high that takes you on a wave of thoughtfulness and euphoria. Don’t expect to be able to do much after consuming this strain — you’ll likely be glued to your couch, lost in thoughts. Your creativity will be heightened, but you won’t have enough motivation to use it.
The strain got its fun name for a good reason — when you smoke it, the first thing you feel is a taste of chocolate, followed by mint. Girl Scout Cookies is excellent for relieving chronic pain, inflammation, and muscle tension. People suffering from anxiety also swear by it, saying it relaxes them and puts them to sleep.
Whether you want to grow or just use, it’s useful to know what weed strains are available. There are thousands to choose from — so make sure to always do proper research into what you’re buying. That’s the only way to ensure a strain is right for you.