Indica: This strain emerged from the Bay Area of California and that area’s telephone area code is the source of its numerical moniker. It’s a cross between Sour Diesel, OG Kush and Master Kush. 707 Headband plants flower in 9 to 11 weeks and usually have large yields. An indica dominant hybrid, this strain is known to have high THC levels and can be strong, but it’s balanced enough to leave most users feeling “heady” and creative rather than sleepy. Because of this, it’s often used to treat tension and anxiety – More>>
Indica: Alien Rock Candy by Alien Genetics is an indica-dominant hybrid with an aroma as sweet as the name suggests. This Sour Dubble and Tahoe Alien cross captures a fruity, citrus aroma that carries through until the exhale. Full relaxation of the mind and body make this strain ideal for the end of an active or stressful day, with a heaviness that segueways nicely into sleep. The effects may take a few minutes to peak, but Alien Rock Candy packs a powerful euphoric punch once it sets in. A good choice for both novice and expert growers alike, Alien Rock Candy finishes around 8 weeks into its flowering cycle – More>>
Indica: Bio-Jesus is a potent indica-dominant hybrid strain. These flowers smell sweet and earthy with a strong diesel scent. This appetite stimulating strain will relax and numb both mind and body, so it is best reserved for use before bed when high functionality is not required.
Indica: Grape God is an Indica-dominant hybrid that combines God Bud and Grapefruit genetics. As its name suggests, this strain has a sweet grape aroma with earthy notes that activate on the exhale. Powerful, long-lasting euphoria knocks out stress, leaving your mood elevated and your body relaxed.
Indica: Gorilla Glue #4, developed by GG Strains, is a potent hybrid strain that delivers heavy-handed euphoria and relaxation, leaving you feeling “glued” to the couch. Its chunky, resin-covered buds fill the room with pungent earthy and sour aromas inherited from its parent strains, Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel. Taking first place in both the Michigan and Los Angeles 2014 Cannabis Cups, this hybrid’s supremacy is no longer a secret, and consumers will search far and wide to get their hands sticky with Gorilla Glue.
Indica: Getting its name from the classic bubble gum flavor, Gumbo is a perfect medicine for the evenings and has a smooth taste and finish. Gumbo is great for treatment of muscle spasms, sleeplessness, helpful with overall pain management as well as serving as an appetite stimulant.
Indica: Kosher Kush, offered now in seed form from DNA Genetics, originated in Los Angeles as a clone-only strain. Winner of High Times Cannabis Cup’s Best Indica in 2010 and 2011, as well as Best Strain in 2011, Kosher Kush produces staggering levels of THC, with some samples testing over 29%. Known as one of the most odiferous OG Kush-related strains, it has a unique yet familiar smell reminiscent of rich earth and fruit, and is considered by many to be one of the tastiest smokes around. The high experienced is typical of many heavy indica strains, producing pronounced relaxation and pain relief, with sleep often following close behind.
Indica: Revolution Kush One is hybrid with a terpenoid profile that incorporates a pine flavor that has undertones of spicy incense. This strain has been known to relieve symptoms of depression, eye pressure, stress, pain, insomnia, anorexia, and muscle spasms.
Indica: OG #18, a phenotype of OG Kush, was introduced by DNA Genetics. Also known as “Private Reserve,” this indica-dominant hybrid delivers a long-lasting sedative and trancey high, ideal for leisure and relaxation. True to its predecessors, this flower carries the distinct diesel kush flavor with sour undertones. Its prominence is not new: a winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup in ’09 and ’10, as well as the Europe Champions Cup and Spannabis Indoor Hydro Cup in ’10. Interested in growing? Plan for a 9 week flowering time indoors.
Indica: If you thought Girl Scout Cookies couldn’t get any better, then behold its next evolution, Platinum Girl Scout Cookies. This Cup-winning hybrid — a cross of OG Kush, Durban Poison, and a third unknown strain — fills your nose and lungs with sweet notes of berry and candy, followed by a fruity spiciness. Patients with severe pain, nausea, swelling, migraines, and stress should look no further for relief as symptoms both physical and mood-related melt away instantly. The Platinum Girl Scout Cookies strain flaunts a heavy coat of crystal trichomes over its sage green leaves, assuring its potency to any consumer in doubt.
Indica: Jah Kush is a true catch for any cultured cannabis consumer. Its well-rounded excellence is achieved by a distinct, exceptional aroma and long-lasting, mellow effects that are dynamic but not overwhelming. This hybrid is optimal for tension relief and mood lift, offering a rich and slow experience with a citrus aftertaste. With disputed genetics and supposed origins in Northern California, Jah Kush is a self-made success story.
Indica: By crossing an SFV OG clone with an Afghani father and selecting for favorable traits over several generations, the indica-heavy SFV OG Kush was born. You can smell the OG genes in this one, as its odor is commonly described as a strong lemon cleaner smell intermixed with pine.
Indica: Heavy Indica delivering a potent impact for patients unable to sleep. YEM is worth the sacrifice thanks to its potency and beautiful white micro-frost crystals. Fresh and fruity taste balanced by a piney aroma, this strain is excellent for medical patients in pain or looking for a solid night’s sleep.
High CBD Flower / Buds
High CBD Strains contain high levels of CBD; the other, lesser known active cannabinoid found in Cannabis. CBD offers pain relief, anti-anxiety and depression, and is shown in studies to reduce tumor size and kill cancer cells.
Sativa Dominant High CBD: Harlequin is a 75/25 sativa-dominant strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD. A descendant of Colombian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai, and Swiss landrace strains, you can depend on Harlequin to provide clear-headed, alert sativa effects. Unlike most high-CBD strains, Harlequin almost always develops a CBD:THC ratio of 5:2, making this strain one of the most effective out there for treatment of pain and anxiety, as CBD counteracts THC’s paranoia while amplifying its painkilling properties. Flavors can range from earthy musk to sweet mango, but without a doubt, what draws crowds to Harlequin is its ability to relax without sedation, and to relieve without intoxication.
Sativa: Canna-Tsu is a hybrid cannabis strain that combines genetics from two CBD-rich parents, Cannatonic and Sour Tsunami. Sweet earthy flavors activate on the exhale, complementing the subtle citrus aroma that radiates from Canna-Tsu’s buds. Because of its high-CBD, low-THC cannabinoid profile, Canna-Tsu delivers its mellow effects with mental clarity. Strains high in CBD like Canna-Tsu are highly demanded by patients treating pain, inflammation, anxiety, and seizures.
Indica Dominant High CBD: Born in the days of grunge, The Spice Girls, and Y2K, Pre-98 Bubba Kush is a blast from the past. This strain provides consumers with a consistent indica-heavy body sensation, making it a favorite for more than a decade. Pre-98 Bubba Kush is great for those looking for pain relief without feeling overwhelmed or incapacitated. Flowering at around 10 weeks, P-98 features a pungent, musky scent and coffee-like taste. This oldie but goodie might be just the thing when you’re looking to relax and unwind at the end of a long day.
High CBD 1:1 Harmony: White Harmony is a 1:1 Harmony strain that is named for its equal balance of THC and CBD, its nuanced earthy and citrus notes come on strong from the first opening of the bag to the final exhale. With effects that embrace both the mind and body, one to one delivers blissful relaxation that encourages a positive mood.
Sativa Flower / Buds
Sativa strains tend to be more focused on the “mind” and give the added benefits of increased energy, creativity and focus.
Sativa: (Big Buddha) Blue Cheese is a hybrid which incorporates (Skunk No. 1 (Cheese) x Afghani) x Blueberry. This legendary strain was crowned “3rd Place” in “The 2006 International Cannagrapic 420 Growers Cup” and “3rd Place” in “The 2006 High Times Cannabis Cup”.
Sativa: This pure sativa originates from the South African port city of Durban. It has gained notoriety worldwide for its sweet smell and energetic, uplifting effects. Durban Poison is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, when exploring the outdoors, or to lend a spark of creativity.
Sativa: This #1 rated Cannabis Cup winner of 1996 is the love child of Purple Thai and an Afghani Indica, bred by Dutch Passion and later propagated by DJ Short. The plant is described as having pear-shaped buds with purple calyxes. Flo can potentially be harvested multiple times, creating a “flo” of buds. The effects are characterized as light and energetic, allowing for clarity of thought.
Sativa: First bred by Rare Dankness, Ghost Train Haze is a sativa cross between Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck. Unlike typical sativas, Ghost Train Haze grows dense buds blanketed in white, crystal-capped trichomes. With a sour citrus and floral aroma, Ghost Train Haze delivers a potent dose of THC to knock out pain, depression, and appetite loss, but patients prone to anxiety should steer clear of this heavy-hitter. Low doses are conducive to concentration and creativity, but you may notice some cerebral haziness as you administer more. Ghost Train Haze is a suitable outdoor strain for warm climates and has a 65 to 80 day flowering time indoors.
Sativa: Golden Goat was created by accident in Topeka, Kansas, when a male Hawaiian-Romulan pollinated Mr. Dank’s Island Sweet Skunk mother. The strain is often light green and pink in color, which is indicative of its Hawaiian sativa side. The scent is described as being a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy, with a tropical fruit flavor. Effects are strong and felt from head to toe, lasting about 1-2 hours.
Sativa: Island Sweet Skunk, sometimes called Sweet Island Skunk, is a sativa strain that users enjoy for its energetic effects. The flavor is most easily described as “sweet skunk,” where tropical fruit flavors take the lead. Often the fruity aroma is likened to grapefruit. Originally bred by Federation Seed Company in Canada, this strain is a descendant of Skunk #1 and grows tall, straight, high-yielding plants. Some varieties of Island Sweet Skunk have a heightened CBD content to help patients treating anxiety, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
Sativa: Maui Waui (or Maui Wowie) is a classic sativa whose tropical flavors and stress-relieving qualities will float you straight to the shores of Hawaii where this strain was originally born and raised. Since its beginnings in the island’s volcanic soil, Maui Waui has spread across the world to bless us with its sweet pineapple flavors and high-energy euphoria. Lightweight sativa effects allow your mind to drift away to creative escapes, while Maui Waui’s motivating, active effects may be all you need to get outside and enjoy the sun.
Sativa: Outer Space is a sativa-dominant strain that is a cross of Island Sweet Skunk and Trinity and is known for cerebral and creative effects. It has a citrusy odor that is strong and produces a flavorful smoke. Great as a daytime medicine.
Sativa: Known for its sweet smell of fresh strawberries and an expanding sensation that can make even the most seasoned consumer cough, Strawberry Cough is a potent sativa blend with mysterious genetic origins. The skunky, berry flavors will capture your senses while the cerebral, uplifting effects provide an aura of euphoria that is sure to leave a smile on your face. Strawberry Cough is a great solution for managing social anxieties and to balance yourself in times of elevated stress.
Sativa: Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Stress, pain, and depression fade away in long-lasting relief that makes Sour Diesel a top choice among medical patients. This strain took root in the early 90’s with cannabis breeder Chem Dog, and it is believed to have descended from Chemdawg, Northern Lights, and a Skunk phenotype.
Sativa: A sativa-dominant hybrid of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze and two time Cannabis Cup winner from Green House Seeds. Super Lemon Haze is a kief-caked multi-colored wonder. As the name states this strain has real lemony characteristics. The smell is zesty, citrusy, and a little sweet. As for the taste, it’s everything one would expect from the namesake; tart and sweet like lemonheads candy – not quite as sharp as one might expect. The effects are uniquely energetic and lively, may not be the best strain for those of us that are naturally wound-up tight.
Sativa: Tangie is another fantastic offering from DNA Genetics in Amsterdam that has quickly gained popularity in its home and is spreading elsewhere. This strain is a remake of sorts of the popular version of Tangerine Dream that was sought-after in the 1990s. The genetics on this strain are a cross of California Orange and a Skunk hybrid, and its citrus heritage is the most evident in its refreshing tangerine aroma. As a plant, Tangie grows best outside, producing sticky buds that provide euphoric yet relaxed effects.
Hybrid Flower / Buds
As the name implies, hybrids include medical properties from both the sativa and the indica lineage of the plant.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid: Blue Dream, a sativa-dominant hybrid originating in California, has achieved legendary status among West Coast strains. Crossing a Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze, Blue Dream balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the level effects of Blue Dream, which ease you gently into a calm euphoria. Some Blue Dream phenotypes express a more indica-like look and feel, but the sativa-leaning variety remains most prevalent.
With a sweet berry aroma redolent of its Blueberry parent, Blue Dream delivers swift symptom relief without heavy sedative effects. This makes Blue Dream a popular daytime medicine for patients treating pain, depression, nausea, and other ailments requiring a high THC strain.
Indica: Bio-Diesel is an all-encompassing and balanced hybrid strain crossed from Sour Diesel and Sensi Star. These potent flowers smell like coffee beans, skunk, and fuel. This strain delivers an immediate, energizing cerebral buzz that slowly settles into tension-relieving total body relaxation. The hybrid effects make this strain a reliable choice for mental and physical relief alike.
Indica Dominant Hybrid: Bio-Jesus is a potent indica-dominant hybrid strain. These flowers smell sweet and earthy with a strong diesel scent. This appetite stimulating strain will relax and numb both mind and body, so it is best reserved for use before bed when high functionality is not required.
Hybrid: Bubba Diesel, also known as “Bubba D” or “Big Bubba Diesel” to some users, is an even hybrid (50% indica/50% sativa) of the insanely popular Bubba Kush X Sour Diesel strains. This bud boasts a THC level ranging from 18-23% on average and a myriad of sativa and hybrid effects. Users describe the high of Bubba Diesel as a quick onset of a relaxed, light-headed euphoric head high within a few minutes of smoking. This is followed by a slowly creeping body high that leaves you with a mild sense of couch-lock and a feeling of ease that is ideal for day use. The head high is slightly more overpowering than the body high, which likely accounts for a moderate level of physical functionality among users. Because of these potent effects, Bubba Diesel is ideal for treating patients suffering from conditions such as body aches, muscle spasms, depression, and hypertension. The Bubba Diesel bud has light minty green nugs that are incredibly dense and fluffy with long, thin fiery orange hairs and a thick layer of snowy white trichomes. These nugs have a sweet, fresh scent with a hint of sour lemon and a taste that is an earthy berry that sweetens upon exhale.
Sativa: A Sativa dominant strain with a high THC and overall Cannibinoid content which makes it an excellent choice for severe pain, muscle aches and spasms. This strain also increases appetite in patients and helps with nausea and depression. Its flavor profile consists of a very strong scent of pine.
Indica Dominant Hybrid: Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC, is an OG Kush and Durban Poison hybrid cross whose reputation grew too large to stay within the borders of its California homeland. With a sweet and earthy aroma, Girl Scout Cookies launches you to euphoria’s top floor where full-body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space. A little goes a long way with this hybrid, whose THC heights have won Girl Scout Cookies numerous Cannabis Cup awards. Patients needing a strong dose of relief, however, may look to GSC for severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid: Jah Kush is a true catch for any cultured cannabis consumer. Its well-rounded excellence is achieved by a distinct, exceptional aroma and long-lasting, mellow effects that are dynamic but not overwhelming. This hybrid is optimal for tension relief and mood lift, offering a rich and slow experience with a citrus aftertaste. With disputed genetics and supposed origins in Northern California, Jah Kush is a self-made success story.
Indica Dominant Hybrid: The buds have the Louis trichomes and body, but the low density and lack of large leaves and dark hairs are a sign of Chem influence. Instantly hits right in the knees, and spreads in waves up your back. Again, you’ll always know a real Louis cross by the nature of the body melt…that tingling pain-relieving buzz that literally crawls into the joints. Its also filling the head from the Chem. The Sativa end is moderate…you’re definitely feeling more euphoria than you would if it were a straight Louis. Lots of appetite stimulation if you want help eating breakfast. In the evenings, this can get heavy, but for Average to Heavy smokers, it’s an amazing smoke for anytime of day. King Louis strains are NEVER for anything high-impact, but there’s enough mental uplift and active buzz in this one to keep it versatile for many situations.
Indica: This indica dominant hybrid creates a mellow euphoric feeling and is a perfect strain for mild forms of depression, anxiety and insomnia. With a low to moderate amount of THC the high is relaxing without being overly cloudy, very functional for daytime use. Its flavor profile is sweet and aromatic with a delightful berry aroma.
Indica: This Indica dominant strain is a cross of Power Plant and UK Cheese which features a signature musty smell combined with a classic skunk and spicy cheese flavor profile. Popular for it’s well-balanced traits, Power Cheese provides euphoric head effects combined with relaxing and mellow pain relief.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid: Red Diesel takes the distinctive sweet and sour diesel flavors of NYC Diesel and adds in California Orange, a stable heavy producer, to increase the yield and potency. Bred by Barney’s Farm, Red Diesel is a recurring option on the menus of Amsterdam coffee shops. The powerful euphoric effects have an immediate impact and give consumers an energetic rush that lifts your mood.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid: Between its mysterious origin and ambiguous genetics, Chemdawg has developed quite the name for itself over the years. The original source of strains like Sour Diesel and OG Kush. Chemdawg is known for its distinct, diesel-like aroma. The strain quickly leaves users with feelings of cerebral euphoria before it settles into a good mood and total body relaxation.