With thousands of weed strains available on the market as of January 2020, I created a list to help you narrow down a strain that you would love to smoke next!
I evaluated each marijuana strain across a variety of factors including potency, effects, lineage, THC & CBD content, and most importantly — popularity.
If you’re reading this, you most likely fall into one of the two categories:
- Those who haven’t smoked pot at all but are intrigued by the herb.
- Those who have smoked way too much and are looking to explore more.
Both of these categories of readers need to read about different strains. The newer reader needs to know about the most popular strains and the regulars need to know about the newer strains.
In this article, I shall cover the best weed strains you can find in the market based on influencing factors for each category of my readers.
But before we move on, let me form the basis of comparison.
First, for those who haven’t smoked any pot, I am going to list some of the evergreen strains that will always have a special place in the lungs of the tokers.
Second, for those who have smoked their lungs out and are just intrigued to know what are the new strains that have caught people by surprise.
So without further ado, let’s get started!!
Note: If you know all the veteran strains, I insist you skip to the newer varieties listed later on in this guide!
Beginners: Good ol’ strains that are evergreen!
Strains are mainly categorized into three categories based on their chemical composition.
A strain high which gives you a body high. As in, you feel relaxed and sleepy. You would probably laugh your ass also!
A strain high on THC which gives you a mind high. This one is hard to explain unless you try it yourself, being brutally honest with you. But if I had to put it in words, you think a lot more than you act.
These are genetically engineered strains that have both THC and CBD which is in a proportion that best suits the grower’s needs.
So for the newbies, here is a list of a strain in every category.
Must Try Indica Strain: OG Kush
A strain that every real smoker in the world knows about. OG Kush has a dank flavor, with an aroma and aftertaste that lingers while you enjoy equally intense body and milder head highs.
- Primarily comes from an Afghanistani strain.
- 80%-90% indica
- Strong and long-lasting high
- You probably know about it from Snoopdogg or Wiz-Khalifa
Must Try Sativa Strain: Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is a name that is synonymous with most of the smokers out there. This kush holds respect because it is one of the very few strains that hails from California originally. One of the best Sativa!
- Primarily comes from a Californian strain.
- 70%-80% Sativa
- Cerebral, clean high
- Up to 20% THC
Must Try Hybrid Strain: Pineapple express
One of the most popular, highly hybrid strains out there is Pineapple express. No doubt it gained massive popularity because of the James Franco movie, but I feel that the popularity is well deserved.
- Great euphoria for its consumers.
- Appropriate for marijuana beginners
- Primarily origins unknown
- 70%-90% Sativa
- Cerebral and physical high
- Up to 27% THC
Regular Tokers: Best New Strains
These are a few strains that will aw you with one puff. Here is a list of the best new strains
The elder brother of Banana OG, this strain redefines the punch you get from the banana flavor. Perfectly balanced THC and CBD levels just give this strain the edge over the other new strains.
- Engineered in California
- Higher sativa levels
- Indulging and empowering high
- Up to 28% THC
Ice-cream cake or wedding cake
This is a strain that has very recently taken cannabis enthusiasts to start reconsidering their favorite strain. The ice-cream cake is a cross between a Wedding cake and Gelato #33.
- Engineered in California
- At least 25-30% indica
- Will not let you sleep at night. You will self analyze your existence.
- Up to 27% THC
Honorary mention: White Nectarine
A completely one of a kind strain that does not resemble any old strain every remotely. Every feature of this strain is unique from the looks, smell and everything.
- Engineered in Sonoma California
- Sativa: Indica balance – Unknown
- Haven’t tried it, but hear so much about it!
Winding-up: Best Weed Strains
So now you know, about the best weed strains that are new and trending in the market and also about the old ones that have a special place in everyone’s hearts.
I have tried to explain the high and the origins, but you will only truly experience what I speak of once you smoke a joint.
If you ever smoke a j of any of the strains that I have listed here and have altered views, let me know in the comments below.