OG Kush is the hybrid of all hybrids that swept California by storm in the 1990s and set the bar for many of the high-potency strains we smoke today. It has a flavor of earthy, sour, gassy, and skunky terpenes that we’ve come to identify as “kush,” which give way to an intense cerebral experience.
Though it can be extremely potent, OG Kush is still the perfect example of a long-lasting euphoric high that doesn’t much teeter toward feeling energizing or sleepy—you’ll just be stoned.
Blue Dream is another legendary hybrid that people love for its relaxing qualities, morale-boosting euphoria, and overall feel-good high that brings a smile to your face. It’s a cross of Blueberry and Haze that produces a sweet, berry, terpene profile that’s dominant in myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.
Euphoric: OG Kush
Green Crack is a prime example of a cannabis strain that usually adjusts a person’s knobs to an energizing experience. Bred way back in the 1970s, it’s a legendary sativa that tastes like earthy citrus terpenes and is great for daytime consumption. Its three most common terpenes are myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.
And with that, here are five of the best strains to set your dials to feeling energized, uplifted, euphoric, relaxed, or sleepy.
“Subjective effects are due to THC causing different patterns of functional connectivity in the brain… a measure of how much they talk to each other,” said Nick Jikomes, Leafly’s Director of Science & Innovation, and host of the Good Chemistry podcast.
If you want something uplifting, Sour Diesel is held in high regard by the medical cannabis community for its mood-blasting abilities. It’s a potent sativa-dominant hybrid created by crossing Chemdog and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel’s sour and gassy terpene profile features caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene.
A tsunami of outdoor Original Glue satisfies smokers yet again this fall. But in terms of unique crosses for 2020, Equilibrium Genetics’ Forbidden Lemon Glue dumps gobs of thick grapefruit and lemon stank atop glue’s fuel base. It also looks like genetically engineered roses from an alien exoplanet.
Next year, shop Equilibrium Genetics seeds at licensed dispensaries and glue your own garden.
Forbidden Lemon Glue
“The grower was just so happy, he was giddy,” said Pennington.
Ask your budtender for the freshest stuff.
Underneath the hood, GMO is stacked with power from parents Animal Mints and Triangle Kush, said Jodrey.
For making hash, all variants of the Kush strain give amazing results. Kush comes from the Afghan valleys, and it’s used to make the best hash in the world. Pakistan Chitral Kush is a strain that grows wild in the valleys, and from which a lot more strains have originated. The buds are a beautiful purple color, super compact and really shiny thanks to the amount of resin all over the plant. You can use practically all of this plant due to even the leaves being covered in their entirety by resin. It’s a pretty classic strain that’s been used to make hash for years, which is why the flavor might remind you of quality hash. It has a completely relaxing effect and an extremely intense flavor, the most intense hash we’ve ever tried.
If you’d prefer a strain that gives the best results as an indoor crop, then the best one for you would probably be Critical +, an absolute monster of a plant. Thanks to the powerful genetics of this plant, it gives an enormous production rate in very small spaces, and it only takes about 60 days to finish flowering. It has an extremely strong blocking effect, which you might not notice at first, but after a while the feeling will start to invade your body.
A lot of people want to know which marijuana strain is the best in the world, but with the thousands of genetics that we have available to us nowadays, it’s hard to pick just one. Each variety has its own properties and its own strong point, making it possible for one strain to have different effects on us depending on the state we’re in, apart from the fact that everyone has their own taste.
For medicinal users we have strains with different cannabinoid ratios that can be useful to treat pains or illnesses. CBD Amnesia is a strain that has a THC:CBD ratio of 1:1, meaning that we can take advantage of its relaxing properties but without being in a blocked mental state. It has a very classic earthy taste with some citric flavors, obviously inherited from Amnesia Haze. It has a levelled effect and it has a wide variety of medicinal uses, including helping with all kinds of pains, like for example muscle pains, while still leaving you with an active brain.
Black Domina is considered by many the best strain to help you sleep because the effect it has is swift, and takes over your brain and body very fast. It’s a classic strain; it’s been around since the 90s thanks to its strong flavor and potent effects. You can have gigantic outdoor crops with this strain, but you’ll get the best results when it’s grown indoors. It needs some specific parameters, but if done right each and every bud will be absolutely full of resin. Indoor plants will turn out with a much more intense flavor and a more powerful effect.