Strain Stories

Most people love the crazy names of cannabis strains, but very few people know their origin story. More than just a standard strain review, Strain Stories dives into to the rich histories of your favorite flower. Whether it is Charlotte’s Web, inspired by a little girl whose life was saved after CBD stopped her seizures, or MK-Ultra, a strain named after a secret CIA mind control experiment. Whatever strain we profile, you can be sure the story will be captivating and engaging.
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Episode #1

Strawberry Cough Started In A Dixie Cup

Everyone knows you have to “cough to get off” but what if when you coughed it tasted like an explosion of strawberries? Then you probably just smoked some Strawberry Cough, a super strong, super...

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Episode #2

From The South African Port City Of Durban

Originating in the 70’s from the South African port city of Durban, Durban Poison is a highly popular strain with unique properties that has made waves around the world.

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Episode #3

Few Strains Hit As Strong As AK-47

Few strains hit as strong as “AK-47.” In fact when it first made its way to coffeeshops in Amsterdam, customers would commonly fall off their bar stools mid-joint. People joked that it looked like...

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Episode #4

The Bold Citrus Flavour of Agent Orange

Even if you were blindfolded you could identify Agent Orange without much trouble because of its iconic, bold citrusy flavour. This well-balanced sativa hybrid derives from two strains, Orange...

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Episode #5

Granddaddy Purple The Strain With Many Names

Granddaddy Purple, aka Granddaddy Purps, aka GDP, is not only one of the most well known purple cannabis strains, it’s also one of the most popular indica strains cannabis has to offer!

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Episode #6

The Complicated Origins of OG Kush

One of the most mysterious cannabis strains is the notorious “OG Kush.” It’s one of the most popular strains around, yet the origin story of “OG Kush” raises more questions than it answers.

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Episode #7

Pineapple Express Strain Famous in Hollywood

Sure we all know the name from the Seth Rogen/James Franco stoner comedy, “Pineapple Express,” but what we don’t know for sure whether the strain existed before that.

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Episode #8

Unknown Origins Of Trainwreck

Trying to figure out the exact origin of “Trainwreck” is as elusive as trying to catch smoke with your bare hands.

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Episode #9

Northern Lights A Natural Phenomena.

According to cannabis legend, the strain was first grown in the 1970’s by a mysterious man simply known to people as “The Indian” on an island near Seattle, Washington.

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Episode #10

Jack Frost Is Your Festive Bud

If you’re looking for a strain that perfectly embodies the holiday season, look no further than “Jack Frost.” With nugs that look like snow-dusted Christmas trees and glazed with a crystalized...

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Episode #11

Girl Scout Cookies From The Cookie Fam

If the hashtag “Girl Scout Cookies” gets more hits for weed than the actual Girl Scouts of America, you're probably doing something right.

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Episode #12

G13 Government Grown Weed

Rumour has it that the G13 cannabis strain was smuggled out of one of these government research facilities in Mississippi, where the local University was helping to develop a super-strain.

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Episode #13

White Widow An Epic Journey

If strain hunter Shantibaba had never shared his joint with a complete stranger in the hinterlands India, the world would have never smoked one of the most popular strains of all time, White Widow.

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Episode #14

Gorilla Glue A Happy Accident

Gorilla Glue #4 was a happy accident. An unlucky situation fell upon grower Joesy Wales when a group of stressed out Chem Sister plants turned into hermaphrodites. The situation got worse when a...

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Episode #15

Sour Diesel Turning Friends Into Enemies

Lying, cheating, backstabbing—Sour Diesel is a strain that people would sell their own grandmother just to get a taste of. Created in New York City in the 1990’s, most people think this prolific...

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Episode #16

Sour Tsunami Strain Saved CBD From Extinction

Before the great cannabis enlightenment we're living through today began, black market cannabis cultivators grew weed for virtually one purpose…. to get consumers as high as humanly possible. In...

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Episode #17

Pinkman Goo A Mint Discovery

A mysterious seed was found in an Altoids tin behind a stove by the sister of a purple thumb. Named after it’s sticky secretion of THC sap.

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Episode #18

How Lambs Bread Became Bob Marley's Favorite Strain

We take a look at Bob Marley’s favorite strain, Lambs Bread.

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Episode #19

How Charlottes Web Saved A Little Girl's Life And Changed Weed Forever

Produced by the Stanley brothers in Colorado. Charlotte's Web is a high-cannabidiol, low-tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis extract.

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Episode #20

Mind Control, LSD and The CIA: MK Ultra Has A Secret History

Named after the elaborate mind control project by the CIA, MK Ultra is an indica-dominant strain known for providing a deep and hypnotic high.

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Episode #21

How Alaskan Thunder F*ck Became The Infamous Strain Of The North

This strain will leave you Thunderf*cked… in a good way.

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Episode #22

How Jack Herer Became The Emperor of Hemp

This strain is named after the true emperor of hemp, Jack Herer.

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Episode #23

How Green Crack Became Snoop Dogg's Favorite Flower

This sativa dominant strain got its name from none other than the Dogg himself, Snoop.