Understanding The Different Strains Of Cannabis

Whether you are a newbie to the cannabis world or a long-time consumer, you may have wondered about the different cannabis strains, especially if you want to try them all out. There are several types of strains with their own unique cannabinoid and terpene compounds. In this post, we have listed a few popular strains so you can make your weed bucket list (why not?).

What Are Cannabis Strains?

“Strains” is a term used to refer to different microorganisms that have the same origin or family. In this context, cannabis strains simply mean the wide variety of cannabis/weed that are derived from the parent plant. 

All these different varieties of weed have different cannabinoid compounds, THC, terpenes, yield, growth structures, and other features. That “high” you feel after consuming weed? It depends on what kind of weed strain you consumed.

Some strains will give you a creative high, making you insanely productive and motivated to work on a project, while some will induce a full-body relaxation so all you want to do is be a couch potato.

How Many Types of Cannabis Strains Are Out There?

Generally speaking, there are two main types of strains – indica and sativa. However, since cannabis growers are continuously experimenting and developing new strains, there’s more to it.

As of now, there are more than 700 strains with varying THC content. This doesn’t include all weed strains – only the stable and recognized species. You obviously can’t find or access all of them easily (we know, we’ve tried…), so let’s talk about the cannabis strains you can actually buy from reputable brands.

In addition to indica and sativa, we also have ruderalis and hybrid, which were created by cross-breeding indica and sativa strains.

Indica Strains: Indica strains produce low levels of CBD and high amounts of THC, which is why this is considered a strong weed. Most users use it at night before going to bed because its effects are very sedating and relaxing.

If you suffer from insomnia or want a “full-body high”, indica is a great option. Indica cannabis is characterized by a shorter, bush-like appearance. The leaves are rounder, fuller, and darker than the sativa plant.

There are several indica strains out there, but the most common ones include:

  • Bubba Kush
  • Gelato Cake
  • Banana Kush
  • Purple Punch
  • Pineapple Chunk
  • Northern Lights
  • Wedding Pie
  • Wedding Crasher

Sativa Strains: Sativa is the most popular strain among recreational weed users because of its creativity-fueling, mood-boosting, and energetic effects. If you’re looking to combat stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental conditions, you should give sativa a try. The plant is characterized by a tall and skinny appearance.

Some of the most common sativa cannabis strains are:

  • Amnesia Haze
  • Chemmy Jones
  • Pineapple Skunk
  • Strawberry Cough
  • Candyland
  • Jack Herer
  • Island Sweet Skunk
  • Green Crack
  • Purple Haze
  • Super Sour Lemon

Hybrid Strains: Hybrid weed is made by crossing indica and sativa strains so it has properties of both, making it a super popular option. In fact, most strains grown today are hybrids rather than pure indica or sativa. 

The most common Hybrid strains are:

  • Cherry Pie
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Sour Tangie
  • Skywalker OG
  • White Widow
  • Lemon Haze
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Durban Kush
  • Cherry Diesel

Ruderalis Strains: This one has minimal levels of THC compared to others listed here, so it’s not as popular among recreational users. However, weed growers love ruderalis because it’s ideal for creating new strains due to its auto-flowering feature.

Find the Best Cannabis Strains At Laughing Buddha

At Laughing Buddha, we work with only the best strains hand-picked by our experts. Our flowers, tinctures, gummies, vapes, and other products are created with meticulous attention to detail and care. Check out our online store to place your order today. If you have any questions about the products or shipping, call us at 877-420-8420 or contact us online.

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