To eliminate outliers that might skew the results, we restricted our search to the top 200 ranking strains of 2016. These strains tend to be more available nationwide, and we hope you’re able to find them in your area!
Quantum Kush tipped the charts in 2016 as one of the fastest trending sativa strains. While some strains bring on the buzz with a bit too much gusto, resulting in anxiety and paranoia, Quantum Kush manages to deliver creative, talkative, giggly qualities without what we like to call “The Fear.”
Purple Candy blossomed in British Columbia, Canada. Believed to be a cross between BC Sweet Tooth and Mendocino Purps, it’s as sticky and sweet as grape hard candy. But you won’t feel a sugar rush with this strain; instead, expect the heavy-hitter to prime you for bedtime or a solid nap.
We all know that customers swarm around anything containing the word “Cookies,” thanks to the GSC hype. But what makes Blue Cookies stand out from the many, many other Cookie crosses? The addition of Blueberry genetics, of course.
Grape Stomper isn’t a new strain, but a jump in Leafly reviews will show that not all good things are sparkly and new. Strong genetics inherited from Purple Elephant and Chemdog Sour Diesel equip this strain with the full package: flavor, potency, and consistency. Relaxing without encumbering social skills, the balanced Grape Stomper is an excellent choice for so many different activities. No wonder its popularity isn’t waning.
A new generation of GSC has arrived, and its name is Gelato. From the same breeders that delivered fan favorites Sunset Sherbet and GSC, Cookie Fam Genetics from Bay Area, California isn’t finished with their royal line quite yet. Gelato, a descendent of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC, blooms in bright colors that are almost as inviting as its tantalizing dessert-like aroma.
Budtenders and inventory managers—are these trending strains on your menu? If not, consider keeping an eye out for them. Because in 2016, they were flying off the shelves fast.
Last year, the top trending strain was Original Glue. This year it’s Superglue, which surprisingly bears no family ties to last year’s champ. A cross between Northern Lights and Afghani, Superglue develops a thick coat of sticky resin that will quite literally glue your fingers together. Though its parentage may lead you to believe Superglue will be a knockout, this strain is bred to deliver more light-footed effects. In fact, Leafly users have described this strain as focusing and creative while simultaneously relaxing the body.
Nuken is also an older strain making a comeback. Originally found in Canada, it’s since proliferated throughout the Pacific Northwest to states like Washington and Oregon. Herbal and sweet in flavor, Nuken cradles you in a blanket of dreamy euphoria where your thoughts can float upward to bliss.
Every year, Leafly looks back and recognizes the rising stars of the cannabis world. In 2016, these were the top trending strains per our database.
Girl Scout Cookies is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison, and it’s bred for maximum potency. This strain is known for its high THC content — marijuana’s active ingredient.
“It’s not a fickle strain,” Manlove said. “It’s not very susceptible to mold and pests, and the common stresses on a plant.”
Consumers like it because it gives them an “energetic” high, Manlove said. But it’s not only popular because of consumers — it’s also easy to grow and cultivate.
Many of those effects, however, are user-reported, and the science isn’t totally clear on how the particular compounds in the marijuana actually interact with your brain, as Business Insider’s Melia Robinson reported.
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Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant strain that blends ” full-body relaxation” with ” gentle cerebral invigoration.”
Generally speaking, sativa strains are considered to be energizing “head” highs, while indica strains are more subdued “body” highs, helpful for putting you to sleep.
Green Crack is a sativa strain that will give smokers a strong burst of energy. It’ll help you increase your focus during the day.
At BI, Jeremy has covered the bumpy rollout of Canada’s cannabis legalization, the boom in cannabis companies going public in 2018 (and the resulting fallout ), multibillion-dollar mergers between cannabis companies and corporations from other industries , the ongoing health effects from vaporizers, the mislabeling of CBD products , and how the world’s largest financial , legal , and political institutions are reacting to and planning for legalization.
It's all about Blue Dream if you're a Colorado weed-smoker.