From classic strains to some newer favorites, let’s take a look at some of the most sought-after Indica-dominant and Sativa-dominant strains, including several hybrid strains, taking the cannabis community by storm.
From household names like the highly sought-after Blueberry and Sour Diesel strains to some newer, exotic strains like White Truffles, Slurricane, and Gelato Cakes strains, we take a wide-ranging look across the spectrum of cannabis strains.
If you’re looking to try some cuts of some new strains or a slice of some classic strains but want a little insight on where to start, look no further.
What Makes These Cannabis Strains So Special?
In short, everything from flavor to potency to overall effects, these strains are among the top of the crop. Our team has put together a list of the top 14 cannabis strains that you need to try at least once in your life, or as soon as possible. Who knows, you might find your new top pick or even a long-time favorite throwback weed strain among our picks.
Top Cannabis Strains To Try Right Now
1. Motorbreath: Uplifting hybrid with citrus hints
Motorbreath is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that comes from the crossing of Chemdawg and SFV OG Kush. With terpenes like Limonene, B-Caryophyllene, and B-Myrcene, this strain offers a citrusy, cinnamon flavor with a hint of hops. The effects of Motorbreath are euphoric and uplifting, also making it an excellent choice for those looking for a little pick-me-up.
2. Slurricane: Relaxing, fruity & calming.
Slurricane is a potent Indica-dominant hybrid strain that comes from the crossing of Do-Si-Dos and Purple Punch. With terpenes like Limonene, Myrcene, Pinene, Caryophyllene, and Linalool, this cannabis strain offers a sweet, fruity flavor with hints of spice and pine. The effects of Slurricane are relaxing, calming, and pain-relieving, also making it an excellent choice for those looking to unwind after a long day.
3. Mimosa: Socialable and giggly
Mimosa is a hybrid strain that comes from the crossing of Clementine and Purple Punch. With terpenes like Myrcene, Caryophyllene, and Limonene, this strain offers a citrusy, hoppy flavor with a hint of earthiness. The effects of Mimosa are happy and giggly, also making it perfect for social situations.
4. Gelato Cakes: Get a good night’s sleep
Gelato Cakes is a hybrid strain that comes from the crossing of Wedding Cake and Gelato. With aromatic terpenes like Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Linalool, this strain offers an earthy, sweet flavor with a hint of vanilla. The effects of Gelato Cakes are soothing and sedating, also making it perfect for those looking for a good night’s sleep.
5. Cherry Gorilla: Uplifting and social
Cherry Gorilla is a hybrid strain that comes from the crossing of Gorilla Glue #4 and Black Cherry Pie. With terpenes like Limonene, Myrcene, and Pinene, this strain offers a spicy, sweet flavor with a hint of earthiness. Cherry Gorilla provides a relaxed and uplifting experience, making it perfect for social situations.
6. Amnesia Haze: Energizing, peppery, uplifting buzz.
Amnesia Haze is a Sativa dominant hybrid strain that comes from the crossing of Haze, Thai, Hawaiian, and Afghani. With terpenes like Terpinolene, Myrcene, and Limonene, this strain offers an herbal, peppery flavor with a hint of citrus and spice. The effects of Amnesia Haze are happy, uplifted, and energizing, making it an excellent choice for daytime use.
7. Wifi OG: A Powerful Indica Dominant Hybrid
Wifi OG is an Indica-dominant hybrid that crosses Fire OG and The White. With a blend of limonene, myrcene, and ocimene terpenes, Wifi OG has a sweet lemon flavor, combined with pepper and oak notes. This strain’s energizing and focused effects also make it perfect for daytime use.
8. Blueberry: A Sweet and Relaxing Indica-Dominant Hybrid
Blueberry is a popular Indica-dominant hybrid strain that has been a favorite for decades. The strain has a sweet blueberry flavor and relaxing effects. Blueberry won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2000 due to its colorful hues and high THC content. DJ Short, an American breeder, created this strain from various landrace strains in the 1970s.
9. Runtz: A Creamy and Smooth Hybrid with Euphoric Highs
Runtz is a hybrid strain with a creamy and smooth smoke that produces euphoric highs and uplifting effects. This cannabis strain features a rich purple and lime green color spectrum, and it’s easy to grow both indoors and outdoors. Runtz won Leafly’s strain of the year in 2020. Runtz is bred made by Cookies by crossing Zkittlez with Gelato.
10. White Truffles: An Indica-Dominant Hybrid with a Savory Flavor Profile
White Truffles is an Indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain that’s a type of Gorilla Butter. This weed strain produces a quick-hitting head high that clears your mind of worry, and eventually, spreading throughout your body, leaving you in a relaxing trance. White Truffle’s savory and earthy flavor profile, accompanied by a mild skunky aroma, makes it perfect for enjoying after a long day of work or during the evening hours to relax and unwind.
11. Peanut Butter Breath: A Deliciously Potent Indica-Dominant Hybrid
Peanut Butter Breath, is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain. It’s known for its unique and distinct aroma, similar to the nutty scent of peanut butter. PBB is a cross between Mendo Breath and Do-Si-Dos, both well-known for their potent effects and relaxing properties. Peanut Butter Breath boasts a high THC content, ranging from 18-28%.
The effects of Peanut Butter Breath are predominantly physical, inducing full-body relaxation and a sense of calmness and euphoria. PBB stimulates appetite, making it a great medicinal choice for those who struggle with a lack of appetite or nausea.
12. I-95: A Deep Hybrid Cut with Balanced Effects
I-95, a deep hybrid cut bred by Money Mike from Top Dawg Genetics, crosses a Triangle Kush and a Legend OG x Stardawg IX2 hybrid. The strain produces dense, light green buds covered in glistening trichomes. It offers balanced physical and mental effects. I-95’s terpene profile is a pungent bouquet of diesel fuel and sour funk that fills the room and excites the palate.
13. Sour Diesel: A Terrific Blast of Chemdawg and Sativa
Sour Diesel is a popular strain that will give you a terrific blast of Chemdawg and an unidentified Sativa. It’s a nearly pure 90% Sativa strain that delivers ultimate happy heaviness. With 26% THC, it also retains 2% CBD and 4% CBN during extraction, making it a highly potent strain. Sour Diesel’s lineage contains a little mystery. Researchers suspect that the Sour D was created accidentally from strains in the Chemdawg and OG Kush line. This weed strain is an east coast cannabis favorite!
14. Girl Scout Cookies: Not Your Ordinary Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies, often also abbreviated as GSC, is a hybrid strain that comes from the crossing of Durban Poison and OG Kush. With terpenes like Limonene, Caryophyllene, and Myrcene, this strain offers a sweet, earthy flavor with hints of lemon and spice. The effects of the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain are euphoric, relaxing, and mood-lifting. This makes it an excellent choice for stress relief and easing pain. This weed strain also been known to stimulate appetite and creativity.