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Jack Herer

Strains get their reputation, notoriety and fame over time through sharing. (JOAQUIN . [+] SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sativa lovers will appreciate the energizing effects of this strain that’s named after Durban, the coastal South African city where it originates. It’s a good pick for mornings or days where you have lots of running around to do but still want to partake. While this high will linger for a little bit, it won’t stop you from being present or productive but can make you a little spacey if you overdo it.

This is how strains get their reputation, notoriety and fame over time. Classic strains gain their prestige by having top-notch genetics that reliably offer stunning aesthetics, distinct flavor profiles and potent effects that people come to love, appreciate and expect. Though there are many strains that have made it to legendary status, these five strains are some of the most common ones that will regularly come up in conversation or smoke circles wherever you go.
Named after cannabis activist and author of the influential cult classic The Emperor Wears No Clothes, this strain was originally created in the Netherlands. It’s good for smoking during the day thanks to its uplifting high that can keep you clear-headed enough to stay focused while you’re stuck at your desk, bouncing from meeting to meeting and fielding phone calls. If you’re trying to get some rest or looking for something relaxing, this strain isn’t for you
Durban Poison
Formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies, this strain is not to be confused with the timeless dessert of the same name. It’s a Bay Area creation that has outgrown its California roots to become an award-winning strain known and loved among connoisseurs for its ability to completely chill you out and lift your spirits. It’s good for evenings, weekends and times you don’t have any structured plans that will interrupt your calming haze.
Granddaddy Purple

Smoking high-quality cannabis is like eating a delicious meal. Though you can easily appreciate it by yourself, it’s always better when you share it with someone you enjoy. That’s why cannabis has largely been considered a social plant that inspires community and makes people want to come together to revel in a common interest. When people gather to have sessions, it’s like a potluck except instead of everyone bringing their favorite dish, they come with their favorite strains. If people like them, they seek them out later and continue the cycle of sharing with others who can appreciate it.

Classic strains gain their prestige by having top-notch genetics that reliably offer stunning aesthetics, distinct flavor profiles and potent effects that people come to love, appreciate and expect.

Cheese is a skunk hybrid which invaded Amsterdam from the U.K. It eventually got crossed with Blueberry which resulted in a savory experience, unlike any other strain. A comforting smoke that remains a favourite of stoners into strong flavours.

The New Kid on the Block. A runaway success thanks to its delicious chocolate taste. White Choco became a favourite at its home base Boerenjongens after which it conquered the Dutch coffee shop scene.
A true Amsterdam strain which is famed for its refreshing tangerine aroma and euphoric effects. This remake of the legendary Tangerine Dream became a hit in its hometown after which Tangie conquered the world.

Power Plant was developed by Dutch Passion in the late 1990s. The name says it all: not one for the faint-hearted, although its happy and creative high is loved by many.
Green House came up with a cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a South Indian indica. It later was the subject of many experiments by seed banks like Paradise Seeds. The white crystal buds inspired the name which graced all coffee shop menus during the 1990s and beyond. A powerful plant with multi-layered effects.
The Jack Herer plant is a famous strain that was created by crossing Haze with Northern Light and Shiva Skunk. Users describe the effects as blissful, clear and creative. Named after the cannabis activist Jack Herer this powerful plant became a bestseller, winning a record number of Cannabis prizes along the way.
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Bubble Gum is another visitor who stayed in Amsterdam. Originally from Indiana, it was finally stabilized in the 1990s seducing many with its characteristics sweet smell and euphoric high.

The Dutch coffee shop is a national institution. Controversial, sure, but also world-famous and one of the great motors behind cannabis innovation. All these decades of smoking have resulted in some true classic strains you will find on any menu. To honour the coffee shop we asked our weed specialists for a list of ten coffee shop strains which have stood the test of time. Now it’s even easier to grow your own coffee shop favourite at home or in your garden. You’ll have to imagine the rainy weather, bikes and canals. And the whole month of July you can get them at a 20% discount!

The Dutch coffee shop is a national institution. Controversial, sure, but also world-famous and one of the great motors behind cannabis innovation. All these decades of smoking have resulted in some true classic strains you will find on any menu. To ho…