A relative newcomer compared to other strains on this list, Strawberry Cough has undefined genetics, making its lineage a question mark, but it is accepted to be a mostly sativa hybrid. This strain’s overwhelmingly sweet strawberry scent gives it its namesake, and Strawberry Cough has hints of a funky sweet, overripe berry flavor.
Typical Gorilla Glue #4 buds are laden with trichomes , giving them a frosty, almost shimmering quality. Dominant scent and flavor profiles may differ for each GG#4 harvest, but users often report hints of rich chocolate, pungent diesel, refreshing pine, and sweet nuttiness.
Now known as GG #4, Gorilla Glue #4 was specifically bred to have one of the highest THC percentages possible, hitting up to 30 percent THC in high quality grows.
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Strawberry Cough has taken the LA market by storm, its popularity as a strain due to soaring THC potency. Even with these heightened THC levels, uplifting effects without anxious feelings are commonly reported by users, making Strawberry Cough a useful daytime strain.
A very approachable strain for beginners and the experienced alike, Girl Scout Cookies (now popularly known as GSC) provides a good spirited set of effects thanks to its breeding of Durban Poison and OG Kush. Both of these parents are well respected strains in their own rights. Bringing them together in the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain makes for a well balanced hybrid experience.
Sensi Seeds created Jack Herer by combining a pure sativa Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross. The result was a sativa dominant strain that wouldn’t overwhelm the minds of users. With less sharp cerebral effects than some other sativas, Jack Herer won’t be too intense, helped by the indica genetics to offset any head rush with mellow looseness in the limbs.
Girl Scout Cookies will give off a sweet citrus and earthy wood scent profile. Some users report a hint of richly herbal mint, perhaps lending this strain its name. GSC typically has a slight indica dominance in most cuts. This popular strain is reputed to put users in happy, mellow moods.
The mellow, vibrant effects from Blue Dream slice through tenseness. It is a very happy strain, putting users in a fantastically easy going mood. Many users turn to the Blue Dream strain during the day, but it can also double as an evening marijuana strain as you wind down before bed, especially at large doses.
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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.
Hell’s Angel OG is an indica-dominant hybrid strain, which produces large, heavy buds, and its effects hit you “quickly and heavily.”
“It’s not a fickle strain,” Manlove said. “It’s not very susceptible to mold and pests, and the common stresses on a plant.”
Jeremy joined Business Insider in 2015 after graduating from Bowdoin College and spending time in Nepal. At BI, he covered breaking news, the 2016 election, and science and the environment, before he built up a beat around cannabis. When not working, you can find him surfing Rockaway Beach, climbing at Brooklyn Boulders, or hopefully on a ski trip somewhere snowy.
Sour diesel is another sativa strain, and it’s a popular strain for medical patients dealing with anything from stress to depression and chronic pain.
He is a frequent speaker at cannabis industry conferences, moderating panels and conducting live interviews.
Editor’s note: While the science remains murky and various strains affect different people in different ways, we pulled product descriptions from Leafly, a popular strain-reviewing website.
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.
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.
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