What are Cannabis Strains?

It is believed that cannabis originated somewhere in Central Asia. However, over time, the exploration and conquest brought it to practically every continent on earth. The cultivators went on to selectively pick the plants that suited their community needs.

With each generation, the plant went through a lot of variations in terms of their cultivars across all the contents. Those variations are what is now known as strains.

Most of these strains came from their native lands and brought to the West where they went under crossbreeding which was done to improve the overall potential of the plant.

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This hybridization of different males with female cultivars gave birth to myriad varieties of cannabis strains that are now available to consumers at online cannabis stores under different interesting names. Interestingly enough, each of those strains has varying potency levels and a unique profile of effects.

You must already be familiar with terms like Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid. These are all cannabis strain types. All three are basically different structures and plant shapes with varying features.

It is a well-established fact that Indica strains tend to have sedating effects while sativas are popular for their energy-boosting effects. The effects of the hybrid are somewhere between the two.

Strongest Cannabis Strains:

  • Ghost Train Haze 

A Sativa strain – Ghost Train is a cross between Neville’s Wreck and Ghost OG. It is so potent that it was named as one of the strongest strains by High Times back in 2012. Because of its potency, it is not recommended for beginners. This strain has dense, green buds that are covered in crystalline white trichomes. In terms of the aroma and the flavor – it’s citrusy with floral, earthy tones. 

This one is always making the list when it comes to the strongest strains. The users can expect a cerebral, energetic high with a buzz of creativity and vigor. It may make you mildly euphoric but those struggling with anxiety should stay away from this one as it might make an occasional user paranoid.

  • Strawberry Cough

The reason why this is named as such is that it’s capable of giving even the most experienced users a strong cough with its thick haze. 

This is a medium-sized plant that grows in both outdoors and indoor conditions and has great yield. The buds are small and dense; covered in trichomes and red hair which is why it looks like a strawberry. It’s also the reason why it’s named strawberry cough.

However, don’t think that it’s sweet like the fruit. It packs quite a pick with itself and is one of the most potent strains out there with THC content close to 25%.

In terms of the sensation – it feels uplifting coupled with a surge of happiness. This is why strawberry cough is recommended for people suffering from depression, nausea, anxiety, and stress.

  • Laughing Buddha

There’s a reason why it’s named Laughing Buddha. It promises you giggles after you smoke this Sativa strain. This product comes from Jamaica and Thailand. It has a fruity, sweet, flavor profile. The plant grows up to be quite tall. It grows nicely both indoors and outdoors.

It takes around 75 days to flower and as a result, you get one of the strongest strains. The yield is pretty good and the buds carry around 22% THC with 1.6% CBD content.

Laughing Buddha is ideal for those battling fatigue, stress, and symptoms of depression. This strain has received several accolades in the past. It was touted as one of the best strains from Sativa In the years 2003 and 2016.

  • Cherry Berry D

This one is a cross between Strawberry and Chemdog. That’s why the THC content is pretty high (around 32%) which makes it possibly the most potent strains. Novice users should definitely steer clear of it.

Being one of the most potent strains, its effects are apparent in both the mind and the body. It combines feelings of happiness and mild euphoria and easily lasts a couple of hours. On top of that, the interesting terpene profile gives it fruity and sweet flavors combined with chemical-y scents.

This is ideal for people suffering from anxiety, mood swings, and loss of appetite. The good amount of THC helps to combat these psychosomatic issues.

  • Blue Dream

Among the most popular strains such as Sour Diels nad GSC, there’s the BLUE DREAM – which is Sativa-based cannabis buds are popular for giving a feeling of relaxation, and an easygoing mild high. It is perfect for use during the daytime as it tends to relax you a little; but not so much as to leave you feeling passive and unable to carry on with the everyday routine tasks.

It has remained one of the most popular strains of 2020; not to mention the best-selling as well as strongest too. The smell is that of blueberry and the undertones range from being mango-ish to vanilla-like. There’s a nice hint of sweet berry-like taste that it gets from the genetic background of Haze Sativa and Blueberry Indica. The buds of this strain are densely covered in neon green nugs and blue hair. The THC content is between 17-24%.

This one strain is ideal for both novice and experienced users. It’s excellent for symptoms of nausea, pain, and depression.

Final Thoughts

If you are a novice who is trying cannabis strains for the first time, do stick with the milder ones to avoid any unpleasant effects. Also, make sure to equip yourself with different kinds and what they are capable of offering. After that, buy only from a certified vendor. 

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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