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What Are the Different Types of Cannabis Strains That Exist Today?

Are you wondering what strains of cannabis are out there for you to try? Well, then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a weed beginner or a seasoned stoner, it can be fun to learn about new strains (and smoke them). And today, we’ll discuss some of the best marijuana strains in the Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid categories. Hint: be prepared for some funky strain names!

Keep reading to learn all about different types of cannabis strains.

Indica Cannabis

You may have heard Indica referred to as “nighttime weed.” That’s because it’s meant to calm the mind, improve sleep, and reduce physical pain. When smoking this, you may feel sleepy, hungry, and relaxed.

The plant is not only distinctive for its effects but also its features. Indica cannabis plants are short, have broad leaves, and are a dark green color.

Each strain will have a different effect, but they all fall under the Indica umbrella. Here are some of the best Indica strains:

  • Ice Cream Cake
  • Purple Punch
  • Blueberry
  • Northern Lights
  • Grandaddy Purple
  • Bubba Kush
  • Grape Ape
  • Do-Si-Dos
  • Slurricane
  • Pennywise

Sativa Cannabis

Sativa is commonly called “daytime weed.” It gets that name because it boosts energy, improves focus, and stimulates the mind. When smoking this, you may feel uplifted, energetic, and creative.

The Sativa plant also looks a little different from the Indica plant. If you ever see a Sativa plant, you’ll notice it’s tall, has thin leaves, and is a light green color.

Each strain will have a different effect, but they all fall under the Sativa umbrella. Here are some of the best Sativa strains:

  • Sour Diesel
  • Green Crack
  • Maui Wowie
  • Jack Herer
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Durban Poison
  • Candyland
  • Strawberry Cough

Pro tip: if you want to try some of these strains, do your shopping on a dispensary website that has a location close to you. For example, is a reputable website that has many different dispensary locations.

Hybrid Cannabis

If you haven’t guessed it already, hybrid is a blend between Indica and Sativa strains. It’s the best of both worlds! When smoking this, you may feel happy, energized, and relaxed.

Since these plants are cross-bred, they have a different look than both Sativa and Indica. However, it will more strongly resemble the appearance of the dominant parent plant.

Each strain will have a different effect, but they all fall under the Hybrid umbrella. Here are some of the best Hybrid strains:

  • Pineapple Express
  • Wedding Cake
  • GG4 (gorilla glue)
  • White Widow
  • AK-47
  • GSC (girl scout cookies)
  • OG Kush
  • Blue Dream
  • Sour Tsunami
  • Chemdawg
  • Runtz

Try Some New Cannabis Strains

Now that you know all about the best marijuana strains, you can feel confident walking into any dispensary. And if you still don’t know which strain is right for you, try a few and see which ones you like best! Now hit the dispensary, light up, and chill out.

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