Popularity can be subjective, so we went over to the authority of cannabis strain info to compile our top 50 marijuana strains list; leafly.
We did our best to describe just what makes each strain so popular and what you can expect when smoking it. If you are displeased with the information and want to know more, let us know in the comments and we will do our best to answer any questions or provide further information.
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Most Popular Marijuana Strains
50. Cinderella 99 – Hybrid
A sativa dominant hybrid with some seriously potent effects. C-99 has a sweet tropical aroma / flavor and comes from a loving family: Jack Herer & Shiva Skunk.
Expect a happy, uplifting high when casually toking. Go hard on Cindy and expect to have an early night. Cindy hits hard!
49. Hindu Kush – Indica
A pure indica strain that is often used to make hash because of its extremely thick trichome coat. A great strain for stress-relief and relaxation, expect some serious couch-lock though.
48. Mango Kush – Hybrid
Kin to the Hindu Kush plant and the Mango strain, Mango Kush is a pure indica with some seriously tasty flavors.
Aside from the fantastic taste of this tropical-infused strain, you can expect a seriously happy high. This is still an indica strain though, so deep relaxation is part of the package. Get comfy.
47. $100 OG – Hybrid
A 50% indica, 50% sativa strain that earned its name because it was so damn expensive when it was first sold.
Expect potent effects from both sides of this strain. Users report a strong, full-body high as well as a powerful cerebral high. It will hit you like a ton of bricks, new tokers beware.
46. NYC Diesel – Hybrid
NYC Diesel came to life thanks to a super spicy threesome between: Sour Diesel, Afghani and Hawaiian.
A 60% sativa-dominant strain, expect strong cerebral effects with full-body relaxation. Users report a paranoia-free high that is great for social occasions.
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45. Tahoe OG Kush – Hybrid
The super dense, super potent child of OG Kush and SFC OG, Tahoe OG Kush isn’t for the faint of heart.
An indica heavy hybrid, Tahoe OG Kush is a perfect nighttime strain. With THC levels around the 20-25% mark, expect a deep relaxing high, but don’t expect to leave the house.
44. Death Star – Indica
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (Ohio), one green thumbed innovator decided to mix Sour Diesel with Sensi Star to create the indica heavy Death Star strain.
Perhaps it is the super-potent aroma and high, or the name alone, but Death Star has become a very popular strain.
43. Bubble Gum – Hybrid
First hitting the scene in Indiana, Bubble Gum took an amazing journey to New England and finally Holland before it became what we know today.
Amazingly, the Bubble Gum strain tastes quite a bit like bubble gum! Considered to rather mild, it is a great strain for infrequent daytime smokers.
42. Skywalker OG – Hybrid
Another familiar name, much like Death Star, Skywalker OG has some powerful indica qualities. A mix between Skywalker and OG Kush, this strain generally ranges between 18-30% THC.
41. Purple Haze – Sativa
Haze and Purple Thai came together to give to the world a top shelf sativa strain with an amazing aroma and color. Buds generally get a vibrant purple hue that is simply irresistible.
Smokers should expect a very heady high from Purple Haze. The euphoric feeling and powerful cerebral effects leave even the most seasoned stoners giggling all day long.
40. G13 – Indica
A pure indica strain with some mild sativa-like cerebral effects. Users report a long-lasting, relaxing high that doesn’t put them down and out for the rest of the day.
G13 is a very potent indica strain, thought to be the product of some of the very finest indica strains from around the world. Whether or not that is true, we don’t know, it’s bomb AF though.
39. Lemon Kush – Hybrid
The specific genetics for this strain are disputed, but the parents are thought to be Master Kush and Lemon Joy.
Sweet citrus aroma and flavors make this a very popular strain among cannabis connoisseurs. Lemon Kush is a hybrid strain sure to leave you feeling relaxed, stress free and creative. Giving consumers the best of both sativa and indica strains.
38. God’s Gift – Indica
On the sixth day, God created mankind. Who later created God’s Gift from Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush. A straight indica with a heavenly aroma.
Melt into your favorite chair and enjoy the many gifts Mary Jane has to offer.
37. Purple Urkle – Indica
Thought to be a descendant of either Granddaddy Purple or Mendocino Purps, Purple Urkle is a no-nonsense indica.
Expect a powerful full-body high that will help relieve pain and gently coax you into a deep restful slumber.
36. Skywalker – Indica
Let’s say your dad chops off your hand, Skywalker will help relieve the physical pain with its powerful body-high and ward off the trauma with its mood enhancing cerebral effects.
Blueberry and Mazar I Sharif came together to give the galaxy a gift of epic proportions. This is a must try for indica fans.
35. Amnesia Haze – Sativa
Don’t let the name fool you, no one who tries Amnesia Haze forgets just how awesome it is. An uplifting sativa strain that became a staple in cannabis coffee shops after winning the 2012 Sativa Cup.
34. Cherry Pie – Hybrid
Granddaddy Purple has certainly influenced the genetics of a large number of fan-favorite strains. Cherry Pie is no exception, combining GP and Durban Poison to create an instant classic.
Cherry Pie is a hybrid with powerful indica qualities. The dense hairy nugs smells like warm cherry pie, giving users a smile before they even light up.
33. Chocolope – Sativa
It sounds like a magical mythical creature from a long-lost text, instead it is a magical cannabis strain perfect for morning tokes. Users report a significant euphoric ‘shift’, a great strain for stress relief or depression.
Chocolope was developed by combining Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze, and the result is delicious. The sweet, earthy aroma combines notes of coffee and chocolate, making it a perfect companion for your morning coffee.
32. LA Confidential – Indica
A serious indica that offers a well-rounded high. Expect the classic indica couchlock that makes drifting off to sleep that much easier.
Users report LA Confidential is great for both stress and pain relief. A pungent strain that gives tokers a potent, all-around high.
31. White Rhino – Indica
White Rhino is an indica strain that has some seriously head-heavy effects. Born from White Widow and an unknown North American indica, White Rhino is a favorite strain for medical users because of its high THC content.
30. Maui Waui – Sativa
A pure sativa strain born from the Hawaiian sativa. Maui Waui offers a super tasty tropical flavor and aroma. It gives users a strong euphoric feeling coupled with an energetic buzz; perfect for daytime adventures.
Maui Waui doesn’t hit you quite like the name suggests. It is a very focused cerebral high wrapped up in a very mild strain. Great for infrequent smokers and daytime tokers.
29. Afghan Kush – Indica
A pure and potent indica originating around the Afghanistan and Pakistan border. Afghan Kush has a huge amount of resin, making it a great strain for making hash.
Expect some serious sedation and a deep relaxation. Users report some serious post-sesh munchies and couchlock.
28. Super Lemon Haze – Sativa
An 80% sativa dominant strain derived from Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. Great tasting citrus flavors and aroma with a potent high-energy, euphoric high.
Super Lemon Haze is a fantastic strain with remarkable pedigree. A great everyday strain for seasoned tokers who like an uplifting and energetic high.
27. Master Kush – Indica
A popular amsterdam favorite derived from Hindu Kush and Skunk #1. Master Kush is an indica heavy strain that provides total relaxation without dulling cerebral activity.
Master Kush is a good strain for medical users who are looking for the relaxation and pain relief benefits.
26. Cheese – Hybrid
Named for its potent cheese-like aroma, no doubt due to its relation to Skunk #1. Cheese is a hybrid that leans towards the indica side.
Expect some extreme relaxation coupled with total bliss.
25. Blueberry – Indica
This is one of the most well-known indica strains, period. Blueberry became a legend after winning the Cannabis Cup in 2000 for Best Indica.
The instantly recognizable blueberry aroma and flavor make this one of the tastiest strains on the list. In addition, Blueberry also has a high THC content and light purple color deviations. One of the prettiest, tastiest and powerful strains available.
24. Grape Ape – Indica
Another amazing threeway gave birth to an amazing strain of bud, Grape Ape. Afghani, Mendocino Purps and Skunk #1 came together to create this vibrant purple indica.
For an indica, Grape Ape has relatively low cannabidiol (CBD) levels. It still offers deep relaxation for users, but it is a head-heavy indica high.
23. Strawberry Cough – Sativa
A potent sativa strain that combined the infamous Strawberry Fields with the Haze strain. Strawberry Cough is as delightful as it sounds, a sweet skunky-berry aroma will transport you to a lush strawberry patch in the middle of summer.
Expect a super-uplifting and euphoric high, perfect for individuals with social anxiety or increased stress levels.
22. Blackberry Kush – Indica
This strong indica combined the hybrid Blackberry strain with the straight indica Afghani. The dense, crystal-filled nugs smell and taste like blackberries mixed with that distinct kush aroma.
Blackberry Kush is a great strain for people managing pain. It’s powerful indica properties offer deep relaxation effects wrapped up in a delicious and dense nug.
21. Lemon Haze – Sativa
WIth CBD levels reaching around 0.38%, this is a cannabidiol heavy sativa strain. Created by combining Lemon Skunk with Silver Haze, Lemon Haze has an instantly recognizable lemon scent that refreshes the palate.
Users report a long-lasting mellow high that doesn’t burn you out afterwards. A favorite among frequent smokers for its delightful taste.
20. Super Silver Haze – Sativa
If you smoked in the late 90’s, you know about Super Silver Haze. By combining Skunk, Northern Lights and Haze, growers managed to create a 3-time back to back Cannabis Cup winner.
Super Silver Haze is a sativa dominant strain with plenty of kick.
19. Durban Poison – Sativa
A potent pure sativa originating from Durban, South Africa. Users report an uplifting, energizing high that is perfect for day-time tokes.
Durban Poison is a favorite strain for concentrate enthusiasts because it has enormous resin glands. Extraction yields are quite large and the effects are quite potent.
18. Chemdawg – Hybrid
Well-rounded and ‘super-effective’, Chemdawg is a very well loved hybrid, for good reason. The aroma is strong and a bit offensive, the diesel-like smell will leak through your bag and fill your room. Not a great strain to keep around the house if you have to hide your stash.
If you are looking for a high that will relax your body while offering a highly-cerebral experience, Chemdawg is for you.
17. Alaskan Thunder Fuck – Sativa
Once upon a time, Alaskan Thunder Fuck was one of the most potent sativa strains in the world. Since then, dozens of powerful strains have come up and de-throned ATF. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth checking out though, this is a legendary strain among long-time tokers.
Alaskan Thunder Fuck is a pure sativa strain coming from the Matanuska Valley in Alaska. Very cerebral high that leaves users feeling happy and uplifted.
16. Purple Kush – Indica
Oakland born strain created by crossing Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. Purple Kush was one of the most desired strains when the Kush-Kraze was at its peak.
Vibrant purple flowers are a defining characteristic of this indica strain.
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15. Pineapple Express – Hybrid
Pineapple Express is well-known in stoner-circles thanks to the cannabis comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Pineapple Express, the strain, is a heavy hitting sativa dominant hybrid born from Trainwreck and Hawaiian.
Expect a fruity bouquet coupled with a pineapple / pine taste. A high CBD to THC ratio and a thick coating of resin makes these buds a perfect choice for seasoned smokers.
14. Headband – Hybrid
Coming in between 20% and 27% THC, Headband is a hard-hitting hybrid with accomplished parents. OG Kush and Sour Diesel came together to give the world the potent hybrid Headband.
Beginners beware, the effects are known to come on slowly, so pace yourself.
13. Blue Cheese – Indica
Descendant of the original UK Cheese crossed with Blueberry, Blue Cheese is a sweet & rich indica. If you are already a fan of either Cheese or Blueberry, you have to check out Blue Cheese.
The complex savory aroma and taste coupled with heavy indica effects make Blue Cheese a top contender for regular smokers looking to kick back and relax.
12. Northern Lights – Indica
Hands down one of the most famous strains of all time. Renowned for its high resin buds, powerful body-high and resiliency during its growth cycle. Strong genetics that have made their way into some of today’s top strains including Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel.
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11. Trainwreck – Hybrid
Yes, it hits like a train full of trucks. Trainwreck came to life by crossing Mexican and Thai sativas with Afghani indica strains. The sweet, fresh aroma will wake you up with one whiff and chill you out with one toke.
Trainwreck does a great job combining the desired benefits of both sativa strains and indica strains. A great option for medical users looking to relieve pain or deal with anxiety and stress.
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10. AK-47 – Hybrid
The name suggests intensity and violence, yet this strain will leave you totally mellow and uplifted. AK-47 became a hugely popular strain due to its high THC content, winning it a couple Cannabis Cups.
A sativa heavy hybrid that offers a long-lasting cerebral high without dulling the senses.
9. Bubba Kush – Indica
Bubba Kush is kin to the Hindu Kush landrace strains, a seriously pure indica strain with a pungent aroma.
Expect some couchlock when puffing on this next-level relaxing bud. Bubba Kush has some fantastic medical applications, helping lull users to sleep, relax muscles and relieve pain.
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8. Jack Herer – Sativa
Cannabis activist and author Jack Herer got a pretty amazing strain named after him. The sativa dominant strain was a result of crossing a Haze hybrid with Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk.
Jack Herer captures the cerebral high associated with sativa strains, and the resin-heavy benefits of indica.
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7. White Widow – Hybrid
An extremely popular hybrid strain that is known for its dense resin content and thick white crystal coating. White Widow has been a global favorite for over two decades due to its high energy, euphoric high and fast acting effects.
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6. Granddaddy Purple – Indica
Take some Purple Urkle and cross it with Big Bud, need we say more? We will anyway.
Granddaddy Purple (GDP) will hit you with a tantalizing berry-like aroma before sending you off into a whimsical high. The supersized densely packed buds make GDP a favorite for growers and smokers alike.
5. Girl Scout Cookies – Hybrid
With some genetic variations reaching upwards of 28% THC, Girl Scout Cookies quickly became a top shelf strain. GSC offer a well balanced, potent high with unparalleled cerebral effects plus deep full-body relaxation.
Girl Scout Cookies were a result of crossing Durban Poison and OG Kush, a fantastic marriage that has swept the nation.
4. Green Crack – Sativa
A sativa dominant strain that brings about mixed feelings for cannabis enthusiasts. Green Crack gives tokers an invigorating cerebral high that is perfect for helping treat depression, stress and fatigue. On the other hand, the intense name can be upsetting to some, perpetuating the myth that marijuana is a dangerous drug.
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3. OG Kush – Hybrid
With soaring THC and CBD levels (26% and 0.3% respectively), OG Kush is a west coast staple. Its genetics pop up in a wide variety of west coast strains because of its much desired bud structure.
OG Kush is known for its distinct earthy,pinetree aroma and taste. Expect a serious stone when puffing on OG Kush, happiness and relaxation should be expected.
2. Sour Diesel – Sativa
Another extraordinarily popular strain with high THC and CBD levels. Sour Diesel or Sour D is a sativa dominant strain that has a strong diesel smell.
Fast acting effects and a dream-like cerebral high make this a great choice for relieving stress and warding off depression. Thought to be a product of Chemdawg, Northern Lights and Skunk.
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1. Blue Dream – Hybrid
We have arrived at the single most popular strain of marijuana at the moment; Blue Dream. By combining Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze you end up with a sativa dominant hybrid that is an absolute delight to smoke.
The THC and CBD levels are on the higher side, but Blue Dream remains a great strain for beginners and seasoned tokers alike. The full-body relaxation effects from the Blueberry indica pair with the invigorating cerebral high of the Haze sativa for a well-rounded high.
Much like its Blueberry parent, Blue Dream emits a tantalizing blueberry aroma and tastes like sweet berries. It is popular among day-time smokers because it doesn’t have the same sedative effects as some indica heavy strains, but you will probably find yourself toking on it every chance you get. It is that delicious!