Mistifi's 8 Favorite Cannabis Strains of All TimeSuper Silver Haze. Super Silver Haze is a legendary sativa with a name that sounds like it belongs to a comic book superhero. You're probably wondering how, exactly, we came up with The List. We admit that it's not a bad job, deciding which strains are the best of all time, but even so, the task comes with its challenges.
Classifying the varied histories of these strains was not exactly easy, since the lineage, affiliation and even the birthplace of some of these strains are, at best, murky. Another true autochthonous breed, Durban is The List's only strain that comes from Africa. A pure sativa, this strain has been used in a wide range of breeding projects, as it was one of the first strains from South Africa to show none of the autoflowering traits of ruderalis, sometimes found in wild native lines. Lately, the pure forms of Durban have been appearing in Cup competitions, and she has impressed to a large extent with her licorice flavor and her very potent “high”.
White Widow was winning Cannabis Cups in Amsterdam as early as 1995, and its actual date of birth extends to almost a decade before that. A well-balanced hybrid, reportedly made by crossing a Brazilian sativa with an unknown indica from South India, has an indica-dominant and a sativa-dominant phenotype. Both phenos are usually densely covered with trichomes, which gives it a very white appearance (and, its name). This sativa-dominant hybrid produces a balanced but highly stimulating high.
The progeny of the Indica Strawberry Fields from Vermont and a mixed breed Haze, Strawberry Cough is revered among connoisseurs of good cannabis both for its exquisite taste (think berries) and its high THC content. When it has grown organically or veganically, as some would say, it tops the THC charts and claims the Cups as it should. This slot isn't just about the indica heavy cannabis supermodel known as Chem Dog; it's also a tribute to all her sexy sister phenotypes (Chem '04, Chem's Sister, etc.) that were generated from the legendary 13 seeds found in a pound of Colorado buds purchased on a Grateful Dead tour to early 90s. From those grains emerged a line that launched a completely new generation and genetic revolution, of a newer and better species of marijuana in the world.
For its part, Chem D has been the mother of more Cup-winning strains than any other in the current century, including the original OG Kush (and therefore all other OG phenotypes), Sour Diesel, Stardawg and a whole series of Chem D crosses. Known more simply as Haze, this woman is also called Nevil's Haze or A5 and was created by the Haze Brothers of Northern California. In the early 80s, Dave Watson brought her to Amsterdam, a, k, a. Sam the Skunkman, where she was backcrossed and stabilized by Nevil, another of the legendary godparents of the breeding.
A project of crossing Mexicans x Colombians x Thais x Indians (all native sativas), Haze was a fundamental import at the beginning of the genetics trade that was formed in Amsterdam during that time. When grown well, OG Kush can take home a Cup in any competition, anytime, anywhere in the world, and already takes dozens of Cups through various OG phenotypes and crosses. Almost one in three new hybrids that come on the market has the OG stamp in its genetic code, which almost makes the OG its own subspecies within the genus Cannabis. We all owe OG Kush a debt of gratitude for helping to make way for the next generation of great cannabis lines.
Without a doubt, OG is another strain that will always be on The List. I know, Blue Dream is my favorite. Acapulco gold from the 80s is still the best better than any of the new strands Wow really that is freaking amazing No Purple Chem? Why not uncle? I heard it on The ???? Trainwreck, Lambs Bread, Cinderella 99, Cali-O, Juicy Fruit. Thanks for the information, and where can I get seeds of this variety? There is no mention of the best Australian natural.
It is difficult to identify or obtain the original strain today. A totally different experience than the hydroponic skunk that seems to rule now. I understand that this list takes into account the strain's lineage, but even with that, chem dog and chem 91 are questionable choices. I would say that those two options are based solely on other strains that were bred by crossing chemical dogs.
If you have the option, would you rather smoke chemical dog instead of GG4 (I don't know how it's not included, especially if GDP is), ice cream or a cake strain? This list includes parental strains just because they are parent strains. Skunk 1, og kush, white widow, Durban poison, afghani, haze, northern lights and sour d are just classic parental strains. And a Thai stick, really? It includes a strain that is defined as being wrapped around a stick and becoming extinct. However, I love that strawberry cough is on the list, one of my favorite sativa hybrids.
Save my name, email and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Maui Wowie is a legendary strain from the 1960s that has become an all-time favorite. Maui Wowie is originally from the island of Maui. They have traveled stories far and wide about how hippies and other members of the movement put it up after arriving there in the 1960s.
According to another report, Maui Wowie was a Landrace strain discovered on the island of Maui. We'll never know which account is right, but it's okay because we're glad that Maui Wowie exists. Maui Wowie is a Sativa-dominant strain that will leave you feeling energetic and euphoric. This variety is ideal for people who prefer to go outdoors rather than stay at home.
Maui Wowie is so old that the lineage has not yet been discovered. No list of the Best Herb Strains would be complete without Sativa-dominant Jack Herer. Jack Herer is named after a cannabis extremist who spent much of his time on Earth trying to legalize medicine. Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant strain created for Sativa lovers.
It's not clear who invented this potent strain. Even so, it was produced by crossing the Sour Diesel with the Super Silver Haze to create a heavy hitter. THC levels typically exceed 21 percent, making it anything but a cheating strain. Sour Diesel is ideal for relieving stress while still having enough energy to get through the day.
However, don't use this strain before going to sleep; otherwise, you may end up awake for hours instead of getting a good night's sleep. The terpene profile of caryophyllene, limonene and humulene produces intense fragrances. The name of this increasingly popular medical alternative refers to the effectiveness of its symptom relief rather than the potency of its effect. Sour Tsunami is high in CBD, up to 10% or even 11%, making it one of the most seizure-friendly treatments on the market.
THC levels, on the other hand, are deficient, usually below 10%. As a result, this is an attractive alternative for some children with severe epilepsy and others whose conditions respond to CBD. A cross of Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel, this cannabis strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. In any case, the genetic balance of Sour Tsunami is much less important to most patients than its high CBD content.
Chronic pain, seizures, insomnia and stress could be treated with this strain. It can also help patients who need to eat more by stimulating their appetite. Sour Tsunami, like its parents, has a sour taste and aroma with strong notes of diesel and earth. Despite its popularity in California and Michigan, this strain is mainly found in the Pacific Northwest.
Below each variety you will find information about its lineage, type of indica, sativa or dominant hybrid terpenes, activities it serves, history, why we love it and where to buy them around you. With its astronomical price, cult following and a stellar terpene profile, NYC Sour Diesel revolutionized New York's marijuana world when it exploded on the scene in the late 90s. To talk about the importance of this strain, we went straight to the source and talked to the man behind the legend, AJ Sour Diesel. In addition to being a personal favorite, Maui Wowie is on the list of several of our experts.
With a pine and spicy profile and a high that is both stimulating and neutralizing stress, it is the perfect strain for daytime use. When Julia Jacobson of Aster Farms' tolerance to NYC Sour Diesel was increasing too much to benefit adequately from its effects, which usually happens when she smokes the same strain every day for 12 years, she turned to Maui Wowie for support. Next, we have the tropical and windy strain behind the recent wave of flowers with an orange and citrus nose. A cross between California Orange and a Skunk hybrid, Tangie has been a very popular strain in recent years for its euphoric and stimulating high and its dream profile of mandarin.
To explain why Tangie is so special, who better than the one responsible for the strain itself, Aaron from DNA Genetics. I would say that it checks all the boxes in terms of factors that make a strain excellent. OG Kush is one of those varieties that is a success without competition. When asked which strain they would choose if they could only smoke one for the rest of their lives, half of our experts chose OG Kush.
Pete Pietrangeli, Vice President of Cosmic Distribution, responded immediately and without hesitation: “OG Kush. I don't even have to think about it. The inclusion of OG Kush also brings up the conversation about the performance of a strain and how that contributes to its great performance. For growers like Aaron from DNA Genetics, it plays a very important role.
The only thing I would say is that, like LA Confidential, it doesn't really check the box in performance. But it has everything else. When asked about the best varieties, Farrar replied: “Super Silver Haze is the first strain that comes to mind. I have literally been growing it for 25 years.
We just had a batch of Super Silver Haze with 31% THC, which is damn radical for a sativa like that. The vast majority of smuggled marijuana in North America during the 1960s originated in Mexico. And, with a THC content that was only between 3 and 5%, most of it was not very potent. In the early 1970s, further development of sophisticated strains began to occur in the Netherlands, which introduced such legendary strains as Northern lights and many others.
These contained THC levels that could reach 15% or more. With 10 different premium D8 hemp varieties and volume discounts to match, Exhale is our top choice. Whether aficionados call it NYC Diesel or Sour Diesel, this spicy variety of herb is predominantly Sativa. It is often preferred to a cup of coffee in the morning by its many fans (including myself).
It has been rated as 90% Sativa and only 10% Indica, which explains its well-known reputation for delivering a vibrant and effervescent high. Myrcene is the most prominent terpene found in NYC Diesel. This Sativa-dominant variety also features minor terpenes, such as pinene and caryophyllene, which add earthy, citrus and fruity notes to its flavor profile. OG Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that is one of the most potent and popular strains on the market, mainly because of the stellar effect it provides.
The THC content of the OG Kush flower is one of the highest cannabis strains available on the market and is usually between 19 and 25%. Depending on how much you smoke or steam, OG Kush can also deliver a dramatic hit at the end of a hard day that can provide the much-needed relaxation that both your mind and body require. Developed in Florida in the early 1990s, and one of the king-pen varieties native to California, Chemdawg, together with OG Kush, forms part of the genetic base of many of today's most popular strains. The two most prominent terpenes found in OG Kush are Caryophyllene and Limonene, along with a number of additional contributors such as myrcene, linalool, alpha-pinene and humulene.
OG Kush is a much better strain for experienced users who know what they are getting than for those who are acclimating to the many uses and benefits of Cannabis. The pure, spicy, citrusy aroma and flavor profile of Lemon Haze can take you almost as high as the herb itself. Lemon Haze is still one of the best-selling varieties on the market due to its stimulating effects, which often cause the appearance of laughter along with a desire for activity and social interaction. This strain is best for experienced canophiles due to its formidable cannabinoid profile, with a THC level that on average is around 19% or more.
The main terpenes found in Lemon Haze strain are Terpinolene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Humulene and Myrcene. Lemon Haze's high THC content means it's a frequent favorite of relief seekers. Maui Wowie was the first and probably one of the best strains of high-potency marijuana from the Hawaiian Islands. It first appeared on the local scene in the late 1960s, but once visitors to the islands' west coast tried it, word spread across California and the mainland among cannabis lovers looking for superior love.
Maui Wowie delivered the products with its ability to impart an energized, uplifting and euphoric high that didn't put you to sleep afterwards, but that generally left you clear and calm. Maui Wowie offers a delicious taste of 'Aloha' while providing you with an energetic high, along with the desire to get out and start a productive day. The terpene profile on Maui Wowie is high in limonene, linalool and myrcene, followed by lower amounts of caryophyllene, pinene and humulene. Maui Wowie is a classic Sativa strain with benefits similar to Indica.
It has evolved over a century within Hawaii's rich and unique botanical environment to become a true native Hawaiian sativa strain. Although genealogical technology within the cannabis industry in recent decades may have produced herb with a higher THC content, Maui Wowie is still considered one of the best choices for cannabis consumers around the world. Tangie is one of the relatively new marijuana strains believed to have been inspired by one of the most popular marijuana strains on the market, Tangerine Dream. It is a powerful Sativa-dominant hybrid that has an extremely low CBD level of around 0.1%, which, in my experience, allows for a mild, euphoric high that gradually reduces and leaves you happy and full of energy without the feeling of feeling sedated afterwards.
Myrcene is the most prominent terpene of the Tangie strain, and its earthy essence comprises a whopping 36% of Tangie's entire terpene profile. Personally, I have found Tangie a great anxiety reliever. In addition to being an excellent antidote to feelings of depression and stress, it also offers a floral aroma and a sweet tropical flavor with hints of fresh oranges and citrus fruits, making Tangie one of the tastiest varieties on the market today. Linalool is the most outstanding player, with Humulene in second place.
Myrcene remains at 17%, while beta-caryophyllene, alpha pinene and the rest of the strain's terpene groups each comprise less than 5% of its total composition. With a ratio of 80% Indica to 20% Sativa and THC levels that can reach up to 25%, it really takes a beating that allows your mind to roam freely while your body relaxes. If you're looking for an energizing boost to help motivate you to start an active day, Jack Herer may be the best strain to meet your needs. Originally created in the Netherlands in the 1990s, Jack Herer is named after the outstanding advocate of cannabis and has won numerous international Cannabis Cup awards as the best flower in its class.
Although there are several different variants of Jack Herer, the most outstanding strain is 55% Sativa and 45% Indica. Jack Herer's terpene profile is created by a wide variety of collaborators. Myrcene offers all the fruity notes, while alpha-pinene and beta-pinene add a woody essence with a pine scent. Alpha-bisabolol is the terpene responsible for providing a good part of the floral essence to Jack Herer.
Trans-nerolidol, also found in lemongrass and jasmine, adds an extra touch of fresh flowers and citrus. The minor contributors to the Jack Herer profile are Guaiol and Caryophyllene Oxide, both of which are present in trace amounts. Jack Herer also offers such an effective supplement for sedation and relaxation that Dutch doctors and pharmacies adopted its application decades ago after realizing its medicinal potential. Super Lemon Haze is an original Amsterdam classic that was created by growers creating a cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze.
The main terpene in Super Lemon Haze is beta-caryophyllene, along with terpinolene, humulene and myrcene. This powerful hybrid strain from the West Coast contains a potent 19% THC content which, with 55% Indica and 45% Sativa, creates an almost equal balance of cannabinoids. This strain contains a complete terpene profile, consisting of 29% beta-caryophyllene, 22% limonene, 0.12% linalool, 0.08% myrcene, 0.06% humulene, 0.06% alpha-pinene and 0.01% terpinolene. White Widow is a classic, well-balanced hybrid strain that has won international awards since the mid-1990s.
This potent Indica strain is a cross that can contain 20% or more of THC and very little CBD. Because of this, most people mainly choose to enjoy OG during their leisure hours. While there is debate about its exact origin, most researchers suggest that it is a hybrid cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. The terpene profile of GSC is composed of 0.9% caryophyllene, 0.5% myrcene,.
With an astonishing THC content of up to 27%, Wedding Cake is one of the most potent herbs on the market. Tom Gatch is a well-published author, columnist and journalist who has been an active advocate for the legalization of cannabis since the late 1960s. King Louis has a strong pine and herbal flavor. It definitely tastes like a natural brew and, for many, works as a herbal sleep potion.
This notoriously strong Indica has significant sedative effects. It is not a strain that you should use if you want to go to sleep a little later. It's a strain you should use if you're ready to tuck in right now. It's best to put on your pajamas before turning on King Louis.
The best varieties of weed in history have to come with powerful physical effects. Consumers prefer these specific strains because of their soothing properties. This is presented as a relief at the end of a long and stressful day at work, or simply as a recreational experience. For example, Blue Dream is ideal for spending a fun day with friends and can be used during the day due to its stimulating and energetic effects.
From soothing, sleep-inducing Indicas to Sativas and their burst of energy, the best strains of all time come with strong cerebral highs. Depending on needs and preferences, mental effects cannot be overemphasized. What they all have in common is relaxing calm and happiness, which eliminate all negative thoughts and leave the consumer in a happy and euphoric state of mind. The most famous marijuana strains can't ignore the taste and flavor profile.
Nobody enjoys a smooth experience, so the best buds are some of the best in terms of taste and flavor. They are varied, so there is an option for all preferences and needs. Northern Lights is one of the purest Indicas available today with only 5% Sativa. As a result, it has strong sedative properties, ideal for hitting the body in a lazy and numbing experience.
It is extremely powerful, since it only requires a couple of strokes to generate a strong high in body and mind. Northern Lights provides a strong dose of happiness and well-being, ideal for insomnia. It is used at night to eliminate chronic pain, stress and anxiety. It is also a strong appetite inducer, ideal for anorexia and other eating disorders.
Blue Dream is a potent strain ideal for daytime use. It is a stellar bud that reaches an impressive amount of 2% CBD, efficient in treating different medical conditions. Well-balanced effects start with a cerebral high that boosts motivation. As it progresses, the consumer begins to feel very relaxed, perfectly calm and ready for any task.
On the other hand, it is not recommended for anxiety, as it could improve the condition. Blue Dream can easily encourage the consumer and prepare them to work. OG Kush is a legendary strain known all over the world. Its high is mostly cerebral, increasing focus and intensifying sounds and colors.
The alteration of the senses is followed by general uplifting effects, which slowly develop into euphoria. Unlike other Sativas, OG Kush does not disorient the smoker, but is a balanced combination of mental stimulation and happiness, ideal for conversations with friends and parties. It is also used for stimulating activities, such as sex, video games, or exercise. Acapulco Gold is a rare Sativa marijuana strain.
As one of the best-known varieties, Acapulco Gold is considered by many to be one of the best of all time due to its delicious taste and clean high. This strain produces effects that are motivating and energizing, but still retains a stony high on the head and body. This variety comes from the Acapulco area and its surroundings, and its orange hairs resemble a golden nugget with gold, green and brown colors and lots of resin in the buds. A burnt caramel aroma persists when the bud breaks.
Acapulco Gold is reputed to be one of the best cannabis strains ever created, and it's getting harder and harder to find. Blue Dream is a Sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Blueberry with Haze. This combo produces a balanced high along with effects such as brain stimulation and whole-body relaxation. Blue dream has 18% THC, but has a low CBD percentage, making this potent strain a fan favorite among novice and veteran cannabis users.
In terms of taste, Blue Dream is reported to smell and taste like sweet berries. Patients with medical marijuana often use Blue Dream to treat symptoms of depression, chronic pain and nausea. Blue Dream originated in California and has since achieved legendary status among West Coast varieties and has quickly become one of the most desired strains in the world. Among the most classic cannabis strains in the world is White Widow, a hybrid strain that Green House Seeds first created in the Netherlands.
The buds you will find in this variety are white with a dense crystalline resin, which warns of the powerful effects that await you. In addition, the powerful burst of euphoria and energy that you feel almost immediately stimulates conversation and creativity. Then the strain slowly dissipates in the body and becomes a smooth, creative and stony experience. Its ability to transform into an amazing amount of varieties is what makes this meditation on the best possible strains, but it is also what makes it difficult for the strains to maintain their original high and integrity.
Not only is it one of the strongest strains on Earth, but it is also among the most varied, exhibiting more phenotypes than almost any other strain we have seen and proving that it is a true product of its environment. According to some accounts, in the 1960s, several government agencies gathered the best marijuana varieties from around the world and grew several superhybrids in a secret facility at the University of Mississippi. However, it wasn't until the last few decades that research and development of strains around the world have begun to produce an herb that is beyond what was previously available in terms of potency, effects, and types of high they offer. However, if you smoke this strain with the belief that it will taste like Bailey's, you'll be disappointed, as it offers classic, moist flavors of grass.
According to tradition, government agencies in the 1960s collected the best marijuana varieties from around the world and bred superhybrids in a secret facility. This is an indica-dominant strain (approximately 70%) and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing strains of marijuana that exist. The variety and intensity of the effects you experience from any given strain also depends on a complex combination of terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids within marijuana that create the individual characteristics specific to that particular cannabis strain. In fact, this strain is used to create Sour Diesel, another of the most popular (and potent) marijuana strains in the world.