What were you smoking on 420? In a recent post for Leafly discovered that this year, some of the most popular 420 choices were some contemporary cannabis classics. In the past several years, 10 strains have dominated the cannabis scene. By the looks of things, these strains are still some of the most sought after selections around. Here are the 10 buds that dominated 4/20/2017.
1. Blue Dream
Blue Dream has been a long running cannabis favorite, and it’s not surprising that it was a top choice on 420. A hybrid that’s perfect for just about any occasion, Blue Dream provides a mellow high, upbeat high that makes everything just a little more chill.
A cross between two legendary strains, Blueberry and Haze, this relaxing bud features a sweet berry aroma with hints of fresh earth. Growers and consumers alike tend to love Blue Dream.
High-yielding and fast-growing, this strain is easy to get onto dispensary shelves and is an excellent first strain for those who grow at home. Many medical cannabis consumers love this herb for pain management and stress relief. Expect between 17 and 24 percent THC from this psychoactive flower.
2. Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is yet another beloved hybrid with some extremely potent effects. Though happy, upbeat, and euphoric overall, Girl Scout Cookies is famous for producing large amounts of THC.
Often featuring up to 28 percent of the psychoactive. Such potency makes it a popular base for products like Kurupt’s Moonrocks and butane hash oil (BHO).
A cross between renowned strains Durban Poison and OG Kush, Girl Scout Cookies provides a cerebral and euphoric hybrid high. Excellent for social occasions, there’s no doubt that this bud will bring a big smile to your face. At the same time, this strain features a full body relaxation that makes it easy to destress and unwind.
3. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is a speedy flower with a surprisingly pleasant fuel-like aroma. Another classic bud, Sour Diesel is one of the most popular sativas around. This strain is a daytime bud that is known to produce a clear-headed and stimulating buzz.
This strain is recommended for those who prefer an “elevated” cannabis experience over a sedative, stuck-on-the-couch kind of high.
This strain has a complex heritage and stems from a cross between Chemdawg, Northern Lights, and Skunk No. 1. The powerful trio has made for a fairly potent strain that frequently produces up to 22 percent THC. All in all, this strain is an excellent way to kick of a 420 celebration. It’s no wonder why people loved it!
4. Gorilla Glue #4
Gorilla Glue #4 is a strain with a devout following. There are some people out there who smoke and grow nothing but this beastly bud. Producing huge, bountiful plants and a powerful hybrid high, Gorilla Glue #4 is one of the strongest and most popular strains on the market.
In some instances, Gorilla Glue has featured up to 30 percent THC. With THC levels like this, the flower is considered of the most potent in the world. Great for those seeking relief from severe pain, Gorilla Glue #4 produces a strong body high and deep relaxation.
All the while, this hybrid provides a unique combination of cerebral uplift and slow, mental sedation. An A+ strain for those seeking something powerful on 420.
5. OG Kush
Of course, OG Kush made the cut on 420. Like Blue Dream and Girl Scout Cookies, OG Kush is an excellent social strain. Happy, silly, and giggly, this bud is known to inspire a smile or two and offers consumers an overall positive sense of wellbeing.
There are many different phenotypes of this bud floating around, some of them may be a little on the indica-dominant side. This strain tends to be more relaxing than energetic, but it does provide a profound euphoria that makes just about any situation more entertaining.
The THC content of this bud can get quite high, often featuring up to 20 percent THC.
6. Green Crack
There are a couple of different variations of Green Crack available. The most common is a spunky sativa that hits like a cup of strong coffee. Excellent for the day, Green Crack promotes a focused and alert clear-headedness.
Whether people were lighting up this bud to kickstart their 420 morning or using it to fuel their late-night festivities, this bud tends to hit hard and fast.
Rumor has it, Green Crack earned its name from none other than Snoop Dogg himself. Thought to be so good that it is difficult to put down, Green Crack is creative and energizing with a pleasant euphoric uplift. Many people grab this strain for relief from ADD/ADHD and headaches.
7. Granddaddy Purple
Granddaddy Purple is one of two indica strains that made the cut this 420. Considered a classic, this strain is famous for its delightful grapey aroma and easy sedative effects. For many, the idea of a perfect cannabis bud is one that melts you into your seat.
Granddaddy Purple can do just that, providing consumers with a powerful and long-lasting sedation.
This strain has some serious shelf appeal. Featuring dense violet buds with hints of dusky green, this bud both looks and smells purple. A popular sleep aid and natural pain remedy, Granddaddy Purple has a gentle, calming nature that makes for an excellent evening nightcap.
8. White Widow
White Widow is a famous powerhouse hybrid born and bred in the Netherlands. Since its debut in the 1990s, this flower has made a lasting impression. Strong-armed and happy, White Widow is known to be a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid that produces an almost psychedelic experience.
Though perhaps slightly hazy, White Widow produces a sociable experience all around. The friendly, talkative nature of this bud makes it an excellent 420 pick. A cross between a Brazilian landrace sativa and an Indian indica, it wouldn’t be surprising if this creative hybrid made the list in 2018 as well.
9. Jack Herer
Along with Sour Diesel, Jack Herer is considered one of the most famous Sativa strains around. Energizing and euphoric, this bud is the perfect choice for an upbeat and fun kind of day. This world-famous strain is a three way cross between Haze, Shiva Skunk, and Northern Lights.
Though there is plenty of indica in the mix, Jack Herer provides a stimulating mental experience and slight body relaxation. This lemon-pine scented flower produces a focused and alert experience that is perfect for powering through a tough workday or taking with you on an exciting night out with friends.
10. Bubba Kush
Getting a good night’s sleep is needed even on 420. Bubba Kush is the strain for the job. This dreamy indica has been a favorite in the United States for several years now, and it certainly looks like it’s here to stay.
An OG Kush offspring, this flower is silly and playful while providing strong pain relief and deep relaxation at the same time. It tends to ease away stresses and worries, replacing them with a cheerful yet heavy-lidded buzz.
Bubba Kush often features up to 18 percent THC on average, making it a fairly potent bud. Many describe this strain as having a chocolate or nutty aroma that is nicely complimented by a striking pungency. Overall, get ready for a silly and slow experience from this peaceful herb.