He was born and raised in Toronto and is based in Brooklyn.
Tradiv, an online cannabis-distribution platform, and BDS Analytics, a cannabis-focused analytics company, teamed up to release a report outlining the most popular marijuana strains in the legal Colorado market.
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Marijuana comes in two distinct species, sativa and indica, and they’re thought to have different effects on your mind and body.
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.
Recreational marijuana has been on the Colorado market for over two years now, and we’re starting to get some interesting data about the preferences of its consumers.
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.
The report itself is based off of point-of-sale data from a sample of Colorado cannabis retailers that represent 15% to 20% of the market. The sample was then fed through a proprietary algorithm to represent the whole market, Liz Stahura, the vice president of BDS Analytics, told Business Insider in an email.
It's all about Blue Dream if you're a Colorado weed-smoker.
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.
The citrus-loaded strain Tangie can’t possibly be improved. Or can it? DNA Genetics has done it again, spinning their Tangie masterpiece with the help of East Coast Sour Diesel genetics. Sour Tangie improves the fuel-like taste of Sour Diesel without compromising Sour D’s high-flying creative effects, making this one a must-have for flavor enthusiasts and artists alike.
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.
Who knew the not-so holy union of God Bud and Green Crack would result in something so heavenly? God Bud is known for producing mammoth yields of gargantuan buds, but the effects are a little heavy-handed for some. God’s Green Crack, a cross of the two, focuses all of its effort on elevating the mind to a place where laughing fits are inevitable.
Another decadent Cookie cross, Birthday Cake Kush also pulls in genetics from Cherry Pie to achieve a dessert-like taste that’s not altogether unlike cake itself. It may not be your birthday, but the luxurious and relaxing qualities of this potent hybrid are certainly something to celebrate.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.