Whether you’re a novice just getting into cannabis or a vet who’s looking to grow your knowledge of the product, it’s good to learn a little bit about the most popular strains of cannabis and their effects.

These strains can appeal to everyone, and since we recommend finding which strains work best for you, this list is a good place to start.

Below, you’ll find the strain’s name, type, backstory, and reason why it’s great. So, pull up a seat and get ready to get a lesson in weed pop culture. And if you’re craving anything in particular after finishing the article, you can order many of these strains on our site

1. Banana OG—Hybrid

Backstory: This hybrid of OG Kush and Banana will intoxicate you with its aromatic flavor of overripe banana and pine needles. It has a high THC percentage (over 25%) and is known as a creeper.

Why It’s Great: This strain is great because of the aroma, and as a hybrid, it leads to an energy of relaxation and laughter. Great for smoking with mates.

2. Blue Dream—Hybrid

Backstory: This cross of Blueberry and Haze is an Indica-dominant strain that promotes relaxation from head to toes with some light cerebral stimulation.

Why It’s Great: This super-common strain can be found nearly anywhere, and beginners and novices alike will enjoy its calm euphoria.

3. Fruity Pebbles—Hybrid

Backstory: Fruity Pebbles began as a limited-offering from Alien Genetics, but this sweet berry-flavored strain became so popular, it’s now easy to find. It’s a great move to make when you’re feeling stressed and need to relax.

Why It’s Great: This mellow and delightfully uplifting hybrid has such a distinctive cereal aroma, we think everybody ought to try it at least once.

4. Gelato—Hybrid

Backstory: Gelato was born from the parent strain Sunset Sherbet and is a Bay Area native bloom that tends to result in dark purple buds with fiery orange hairs in the flower.

Why It’s Great: This is a sweet and floral-tasting bud, but it’s a powerhouse of THC content. Novices take heed with this weed.

5. Grandaddy Purple—Indica

Backstory: Coming from Purple Urkel and Big Bud, Grandaddy Purple came out in 2003 as a staple California Indica. This strain has strong effects in both the body and the mind, and chronic users love it for just that reason.

Why It’s Great: This flavorful Indica is a king of its strain, with a beautiful look and an even better relaxing effect.

6. Green Crack—Sativa

Backstory: As the name indicates, this strain is a pure, powerful, and invigorating cannabis. It’s a light and tangy strain perfect for daytime smoking.

Why It’s Great: This Sativa is great to stimulate cerebral effects for a stronger mind high than body high. It tastes great and is a safe option when you still need to get things done after smoking.

7. Northern Lights—Indica

Backstory: As one of the most famous strains of all time, Northern Lights is a tough one to beat. This strong Indica is a parent strain to many other hybrids, but we recommend experiencing the original at least once.

Why It’s Great: The psychoactive qualities of this Indica relax the body’s muscles and put the mind at ease, a perfect choice for just before bedtime.

8. OG Kush—Hybrid

Backstory: This hybrid comes from an unknown parent strain, but we do know that it has roots in the West Coast. This bud gave rise to many other West Coast strains, but this is the original.

Why It’s Great: If you’re stressed out, give this a go.

9. Pineapple Express—Hybrid

Backstory: Made famous from the eponymous movie featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco, this strain would still be well-loved without it. The smell of fresh apple and mango combined with its Sativa-dominant buzz pair together for a great base for afternoon productivity; contrary to the film’s characters…

Why It’s Great: This fan favorite’s smell, taste, and pleasant feel will leave you giggling and enjoying yourself whether day or night.

10. Sour Diesel—Sativa

Backstory: This invigorating Sativa-dominant hybrid delivers a beautifully cerebral and energizing effect to users, pushing its popularity to legendary heights.

Why It’s Great: This is probably the most popular Sativa hybrid. The focus and productivity the strain gives smokers is great for getting some work done and enjoying cannabis at the same time.

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