Most Popular Cannabis Strains of All Time

Popular Cannabis Strains
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From unique strain names to cannabis strains that swear to transport you to another dimension, some bud holds an impressive reputation and rank high in the cannabis world due to its extraordinary properties and genetics. Perhaps some offer a recognizable and potent aroma, while others reward with a fantastic flavor or deliver a surreal high. Making these strains the most popular cannabis strains of all time. 

If you’re new to cannabis and would like to get to know what it’s like to smoke the dankest of the dank, then reading our list of the most popular (and classic) cannabis strains of all time might get you off to a helpful start before lighting up.

Blue Dream

Originating from California, Blue Dream is a Sativa hybrid strain that has claimed some legendary fame in the cannabis realm making it one of the most popular cannabis strains of all time. This infamous bud combined with Super Silver Haze and a big-yielding Blueberry Indica. The THC in this cannabis reaches up to around 18% on average. Blue Dream is well-balanced with a myriad of both Indica and Sativa effects but leans more on the Sativa side. Cannabis lovers describe Blue Dream’s high as delivering an instant uplifting cerebral buzz accompanied by waves of creative energy. 

Left wholly motivated and focused, this strain may be able to help address feelings of depression and chronic stress in patients. This bud retains much of the Blueberry taste from its mother, so prepare for sweet blueberries notes to linger on your tongue long after smoking.

Sour Diesel

Some people legitimately enjoy the smell of gasoline, and we’re not here to judge. This is a stimulating Sativa with a pungent odor that will leak through any jar or bag and tickle the nose —  one of the unique characteristics that gave rise to its fame.

Believed to be a cross between Chemdawg and Super Skunk genetics, Sour Diesel has changed the game since the ’90s. We’re pretty sure it’s never going out of style. Consumers love Sour Diesel bud for its instant effects, so prepare yourself to get super-blazed up and fast. 

The high is both uplifting and creative and delivers an energizing mental buzz that gives long-lasting relief that may be able to help rid depression, pain, and stress. With this energy comes with it the desire to be active and exercise, play a sport, or socialize with friends.

White Widow

This bud has been classic in Amsterdam coffee shops for many years. White Widow cannabis strain was a crossbreed with South Indian Indica and Brazilian Sativa. Known for its immense ‘white” resin gland production and subtle citrus, peppery aroma, this is a sophisticated strain that has a pretty impressive high on the senses. Some consumers have described the high as being a bit on the psychedelic side, but it mostly promotes activity and can be pretty thought-provoking.

White Widow cannabis also aids motivation and allows you to focus on tasks quickly. The body high of this earthy cannabis is one of deep calmness, so it may be ideal for those who need help relaxing after a long day and want pain relief.

Durban Poison

Due to its potent levels of THC, new explorers of the cannabis realm will eventually hear about Durban Poison. 

Originating from South Africa, this classic pure Sativa is renowned for its stimulating, get-things-done effects and has been frequently used for breeding other cannabis hybrid masterpieces. The alluring earthy notes and high of this cannabis is unlike any other. For those needing a little help staying motivated and making it through the day, Durban Poison’s cannabis will give you a productive and creative buzz that uplifts consumers in the mind and body. Making it one of the most popular cannabis strains of all time

Medically, these effects may be useful in helping persons with conditions like states of depression and other mood disorders to maintain focus.

OG Kush

Another top-notch classic. The genetics of OG Kush cannabis appears to be unknown. However, what we do know is that the flower offers a powerful and impressive high and is the choice for smokers of all kinds in California. We can say that his citrusy, diesel-smelling Indica-dominant hybrid is certainly heavy on the Indica side of the spectrum.

Although the head high is there too, the long-lasting high of this strain targets the body more. 

This bud is characterized by relaxing and soothing consumers into a  brings about a meditative state, so it may be the right choice for using at the end of the day. As a strong relaxant, consumers may find OG Kush herb to help with managing anger, stress, and bouts of anxiety.

Skunk #1

Classified as an Indica dominant hybrid, Skunk #1, remains one of the most popular cannabis strains of all time, born three decades ago in Holland. 

True to its name, Skunk #1 has an aroma that mixes sour and earthy skunky notes with a taste that mirrors, radiating a pungent scent at first toke. It’s THC levels are not mainly considered to be “off the charts,” but they do still rank in. The head high is energetic and creative, but Skunk #1 cradles the body into a deep relaxation that feels peaceful and soothing. If you desire to use Skunk #1 medicinally, it may be useful for helping with anxiety, pain, headaches, as well as lack of appetite.

Hey — Keep In Mind One Thing

We hope that this roundup of the most popular cannabis strains of all time provides a little something for everyone. There is much to appreciate about cannabis. While the plant may be known to many for its synergistic compounds, the overall therapeutic capabilities are still unknown to several people. 

We should say, though, if you are new to the world to THC, here’s a little piece of advice: start low and slow. While THC has never caused a death in the history of man, overconsumption is possible and can bring on a litany of unwanted symptoms. In the end, all is well with moderation. 

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Written by Mell Green

The multifaceted ways that cannabis helps us are one of the many proofs that nature is our friend. And, in every sense of the word, Mell is an advocate who has worked hard to make that message clear using her words over the last several years. If you dig it, check out more of the work at

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