It’s difficult to choose 10 cannabis strains from hundreds of them. However, in this article we want to describe 10 iconic cannabis strains that have been popular for decades. You can choose from autoflowering strains, Indica, Sativa and hybrids. There are so many strains that sometimes it’s overwhelming. In this blog post we will recommend you 10 iconic cannabis strains that you must try.
1. Royal Gorilla
It is an Indica dominant hybrid cannabis strain (60% Indica and 40% Sativa). This cannabis strain is very high in THC (25%). Royal Gorilla is perfect if you are looking for an intense psychoactive experience. Expect an incredible high with Royal Gorilla. This cannabis strains could be useful for people who suffer from chronic pain.
2. Blue Dream
Blue Dream is a Sativa dominant strain from California. Its THC content ranges from 17% to 24% THC with 2% CBD. Blue Dream is ideal for relaxation. It is a hybrid between to cannabis strains: Blueberry Indica and Sativa Haze.
This cannabis strain is very popular now and many cannabis users appreciate its versatility. In addition, it is a good cannabis strain for beginners.
3. Pineapple Express
This cannabis strain became popular with the movie Pineapple Express. However, it seems as it didn’t exist until the movie was made. Pineapple Express has a THC content of 17.5% and it is a hybrid strain, being its parent strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian.
This cannabis strain is a classic. I have heard of AK-47 since the they first time I smoked weed. AK-47 is a sativa dominant strain with a 16.5% THC concentration. It is believed to be a mixture of Colombian, Mexican, Afghani and Thai genetics. Despite its name, AK-47 will induce more relaxation than euphoria.
5. OG Kush
Kush is a strain of cannabis Indica and OG Kush was first cultivated in Florida. Its THC content is not so high (18% THC). OG Kush is a parent strain of other famous strains such as Bubba Kush or Banana OG (parent strains OG Kush and Banana). It is a parent strain of many potent child strains such as Tahoe OG Kush (with THC levels of 20-25%). Other popular strains such as Skywalker OG is also a mix between OG Kush and other strains (in this case with Skywalker). Usually, this hybrid strains are very high in THC.
6. Purple Haze
This cannabis strain is named after Jimmy Hendrix song “Purple Haze”. Purple Haze has a THC content of 17%. Even though it induces euphoria, Purple Haze is known as a cannabis strain with potent relaxation properties.
7. Acapulco Gold
Acapulco Gold, also known as “Mexican Sativa”, was very popular in the 1960s during the counterculture movement. This cannabis strains is probably one of the most famous ones for its symbolic status and popularity between famous people such as Jack Nicholson. In addition, Acapulco Gold was named one of the greatest strains of all times by High Times.
Acapulco Gold is one of the parent strains of Skunk No. 1. Skunk No.1 is also a famous cannabis strain that has influenced cannabis on a global scale (with 17% THC content). Skunk No 1. Was originally designed to be cultivated indoors.
8. Chem Dog or Chemdawg
A strain with a very distinct aroma, you will smell this train from a long distance. Chem dog or Chemdawg is one of the most popular cannabis trains. It has a 19.5% of THC which is very high.
This cannabis strain is not recommended for cannabis newbies as it tends to give a highly psychoactive experience.
At 17% THC, Gelato is a potent THC-rich strain. It induces relaxation while still keeping you mentally sharp to hold conversations. It is a cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.
10. Sour Diesel
No doubts, Sour Diesel is one of the most famous cannabis strains. It is a hybrid strain of cannabis Sativa and Indica. Sour Diesel has an 18.5% (some strains between 20-25%) of THC. Sour Diesel is popular for recreational and medical use. This cannabis strain is considered an energizing and euphoric strain. In addition, Sour Diesel is also ideal for stress-relief and to combat depression (thanks to its euphoric effects).