What is a marijuana strain?
A marijuana strain refers to a specific genetic variation of the cannabis plant, resulting in distinct traits such as potency, flavor, aroma, and growth patterns, among others.
What are the four main strains of weed?
Cannabis species are primarily categorized into four main weed strains, each with distinct characteristics:
Sativa strains typically have high THC levels, resulting in a cerebral, uplifting high. They're well-suited for daytime use, enhancing focus, creativity, and energy. Sativas thrive in warm climates and produce tall, thin plants.
Indica strains have higher CBD content than sativa varieties, inducing a relaxing, full-body high. They're ideal for nighttime use, providing relief from pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Indicas are compact, bushy plants suitable for colder climates.
Ruderalis is the least common and has lower THC levels. This strain is often used in hybrid breeding for its autoflowering genetics, making them really appreciated for breeding purposes.
Unlike the already mentioned varieties, hybrids are crossbreeds, combining Sativa, Indica, and even Ruderalis traits. This blend offers a diverse range of effects and growth characteristics, allowing breeders to create customized strains with varying THC/CBD ratios, flavors, and growth patterns.
How to choose a strain
When it comes to selecting strains of weed, we must take into account the desired effects, medicinal benefits, growth environment (indoors or outdoors), and personal preferences for flavor and aroma. It is important to always check the strain's genetics, THC/CBD levels, and reviews to make an informed choice.
Explore the most extensive cannabis catalog online
At GB The Green Brand, we stock hundreds of different cannabis strains, including all the mentioned varieties above, from all seed banks and for different purposes, including both recreational and medicinal. On the other hand, we also have a wide selection of grow tools and accessories to carry out all the growing process.
What are the most popular types of weed?
There are thousands of weed strains out there with different properties and characteristics, so it’s nearly impossible to decide which one is the best or the most popular one as it depends on every user's personal preference. However, we do know some of the most preferred strains of weed by our customers.
Gelato is a well-balanced hybrid known for its sweet and dessert-like aroma. This weed strain is a cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC.
This autoflowering version from Silent Seeds is a balanced strain with a high potency and an amazing production. Despite having to wait 12-13 weeks to be harvested, the result will be totally worth it.
Blue Dream strain
Blue Dream is a widely loved Sativa-dominant hybrid. Renowned for its balanced effects, it offers a gentle cerebral high coupled with mild body relaxation.
With a medium to high potency, this is one of the most famous balanced strains of weed in the USA west coast. In just 9-10 weeks indoors, you’ll be able to enjoy the incredible medicinal effects of this wonderful plant.
Durban Poison strain
Durban Poison is a pure Sativa originating from South Africa. It's prized for its uplifting and energizing effects, perfect for daytime motivation.
With a 80/20 Sativa-Indica ratio, this plant provides a very potent, mentally energetic effect. On the other hand, its licorice-like aromas and citrus flavors result in an incredible medicinal session.
Afghan Kush strain
Afghan Kush is a 100% Indica strain recognized for its deeply relaxing and sedative effects, making it an excellent choice for alleviating stress, insomnia, and pain.
Afghan Kush is a weed strain with a short flowering time that produces large yields of medicinal cannabis. Besides, it has a strong hash aroma and its buds are incredibly resinous, being perfect for performing extractions.
Purple Kush strain
Originating from the Pacific Northwest, Purple Kush delivers deep relaxation, making it an ideal choice for easing stress and anxiety.
This autoflowering plant is perfect for those looking for fast and compact plants. Its sweet, earthy flavor profile and ability to induce a relaxed, full-body experience contribute to its popularity among Indica enthusiasts.
Tropicana is a Sativa-dominant hybrid famous for its vibrant citrus aroma and tropical fruit flavors. It offers an uplifting and euphoric high.
Tropicanna Banana is an easy-to-grow strain that produces large yields and has incredibly intense aromas and flavors, very appreciated for its strong medicinal effects.
FAQs about Cannabis Strains
What are the three main types of cannabis?
The three main types of cannabis are Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis. However, sometimes Hybrids may be considered a fourth type.
Which strain gives you a better high?
Reaching a "better" high depends on personal preferences and desired effects. While some prefer the energetic, creative high of Sativa, others seek the relaxing, calming effects of Indica strains.
What is the difference between indica and sativa cannabis?
Indica strains often induce physical relaxation, help with sleep, and are associated with a "body high." On the other hand, Sativa strains provide more of an uplifting, cerebral effect, potentially boosting energy, focus, and creativity.