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Here is a list of some popular strains I have compiled from multiple websites.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: North American Sativa
Backstory: Alaskan Thunder Fuck (also referred to as ATF, Matanuska Thunder Fuck, or Matanuska Tundra) is a legendary sativa-dominant strain originating in the Matanuska Valley area of Alaska.

According to the legend, it was originally a Northern California sativa crossed with a Russian ruderalis, but sometime in the late 70s it was crossed with Afghani genetics to make it heartier. ATF presents large, beautifully frosted buds with incredibly strong odours.

Amnesia
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Skunk No. 1, Cinderella 99, Jack Herer
Backstory: Amnesia is typically a sativa-dominant cannabis strain with some variation between breeders. Amnesia’s genetic forerunners have passed on uplifting, creative, and euphoric effects ideal for putting you in a great mood, no matter the day, time, or situation.

Banana OG
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: OG Kush, Banana
Backstory: With a smell and flavour of overripe bananas, this hybrid definitely earns its name. Banana OG has tested at over 25% THC and has a reputation as a “creeper”—as in, its effects will creep up on you if you’re not careful

Berry White
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Blueberry, White Widow
Backstory: Berry White is the offspring of parents of near-celebrity status in the cannabis world, and is famous in its own right for effects that offer shelter from stress and a sturdy sense of euphoria.

Blue Dream
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains:  Blueberry, Haze
Backstory: Blue Dream, a sativa-dominant hybrid that originated in California, has achieved legendary status among West Coast strains. By crossing a Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze, Blue Dream balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the level effects of Blue Dream, which ease you gently into a calm euphoria.

Blueberry
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Afghani, Thai, Purple Thai
Backstory: A true A-List cannabis strain. Blueberry’s legendary status soared to new heights after claiming the High Times’ Cannabis Cup 2000 for Best Indica. The long history of the strain is traced back to the late 1970s when American breeder DJ Short was working with a variety of exotic landrace strains.

Bubba Kush
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: OG Kush
Backstory: Bubba Kush is an indica strain that has gained notoriety in the U.S. and beyond for its heavy tranquilizing effects. Sweet hashish flavours with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee come through on the exhale as powerful relaxation takes over. Bubba’s stocky plant stature and bulky bud structure suggest Afghani descent, but its genetic origins aren’t certain: The breeder whom this strain was named after states that Bubba Kush emerged just after 1996, when an OG Kush hybrid pollinated an unknown indica strain obtained in New Orleans. The genetically ambiguous indica was simply called “Bubba.” Bubba Kush has flourished ever since.

Cherry Pie
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Granddaddy Purple, Durban Poison
Backstory: With illustrious lineage, buds that are dense and full of orange hairs, and a touch of purple colour, this strain smells of sweet and sour cherry pie. Its effects come on in minutes and stick around for hours.

Cinex
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Cinderella 99, Vortex
Backstory: Cinex, a mix of already popular parents, has a variety of flavours ranging from sweet citrus to earthy skunk. The effects are clear-headed and uplifting—perfect for building a positive mindset and stimulating creative energy.

Durban Poison
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: African
Backstory: This pure sativa originated in the South African port city of Durban, from whence it has gained notoriety worldwide for its sweet smell and energetic, uplifting effects. Durban Poison is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, explore the outdoors, or spark creativity. The over-sized resin glands make this strain a quality choice for concentrate extraction, and the buds are round and chunky with a thick coating of trichomes.

Fruity Pebbles
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Green Ribbon, Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe Alien
Backstory: Fruity Pebbles (aka Fruity Pebbles OG) by Alien Genetics was originally a limited-time offering from the breeder. This sweet hybrid borrows a mix of great genetics to create a tropical, berry flavour reminiscent of the cereal it’s named for. The euphoric effects will keep you happy when you’re stressed—pour yourself a bowl of Fruity Pebbles anytime.

Gelato
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Sunset Sherbet, omitted due to copyright concerns.
Backstory: Gelato (also referred to as “Larry Bird”) is another tantalizing hybrid cannabis strain from Cookie Fam Genetics. This Bay Area native tends to bloom in dark purple hues illuminated by fiery orange hairs and a shining white coat of crystal resin. Novice consumers may want to approach this THC powerhouse with caution.

Golden Goat
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Hawaiian, Romulan, Island Sweet Skunk
Backstory: Golden Goat was created accidentally in Topeka, Kansas, when a male Hawaiian–Romulan pollinated Mr. Dank’s Island Sweet Skunk mother. The strain is often light green and pink in colour, which is indicative of its Hawaiian sativa side. The scent is described as being a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy, with a tropical fruit flavour. Effects are strong and felt from head to toe.

Grandaddy Purple
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Purple Urkle, Big Bud
Backstory: Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross: The California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its oversized, compact bud structure. GDP flowers bloom in shades of deep purple, a contrastive backdrop for its snow-like dusting of white crystal resin. Its potent psychoactive effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, and growers particularly love GDP for its massive yields

Grape Ape
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Mendocino Purps, Skunk, Afghani
Backstory: Grape Ape, propagated by Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm, is a mostly indica strain that crosses three powerhouse parents. Named for its distinct grape-like smell, this indica is known for providing carefree relaxation. Its dense, compact buds are wreathed in deep purple leaves which darken as this indica reaches full maturation.

Green Crack
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Skunk No. 1
Backstory: Don’t let the name fool you: This is pure cannabis. Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus as it induces an invigorating mental buzz that keeps you going throughout the day. Green Crack has branched into two genetic lineages, the most common of which is its sativa line descended from Skunk #1. The 75% indica variety of Green Crack is said to have come from an Afghani strain. Because its name perpetuates a negative image, some people have taken to calling this strain Cush (with a ‘C’) or Green Cush instead. Whatever you call it, a tangy, fruity flavour redolent of mango make this the perfect daytime strain.

Headband
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: OG Kush, Sour Diesel
Backstory: Meet Headband, the love-child of cannabis’s power couple. The smooth, creamy smoke is accented by flavours of lemons and diesel while the long-lasting effects are great for pain relief and relaxation. Many report that the effects create a slight pressure around the crown of the head, which feels as though you’re wearing a headband

Hindu Kush
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: None; landrace strain.
Backstory: Hindu Kush is a pure indica strain named after the mountain range where it originated, which stretches 500 miles between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The harsh climate of its homeland has conditioned this strain to express a thick, protective coat of crystal trichomes cherished by hash makers worldwide. With a subtle sweet and earthy sandalwood aroma, Hindu Kush induces a deep sense of calm.

Jack Herer
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Haze, Northern Lights #5, Shiva Skunk
Backstory: Jack Herer has gained as much renown as its namesake cannabis activist, the famously outspoken author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Sensi Seeds created Jack Herer in the Netherlands hoping to capture both the cerebral elevation associated with sativas and the heavy resin production of indicas. It was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a recognized medical-grade strain. Since then, the spicy, pine-scented sativa has taken home numerous awards for its quality and potency.

Jilly Bean
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Orange Velvet, Space Queen
Backstory: Jillybean is described as being an upbeat and happy hybrid, with flavours of tangy orange and mango. This strain is a top choice for creative minds and social butterflies looking for unencumbered euphoria during daytime hours. She often expresses herself with deep hues of maroon on the leaves.

Juicy Fruit
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Afghani, Thai
Backstory: Also known as Fruity Juice, this cannabis strain was developed by Sensi Seeds. The plant is large-leafed and thick-stemmed, and as buds are broken up, colours of lavender, orange, and amber-purple flow throughout the trichome heads and into the stems. The strain’s aromas range from tangy and sweet, sort of like fruit punch and lemons, to a blend of piña colada and plums.

Kosher Kush
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: N/A
Backstory: Kosher Kush, offered now in seed form from DNA Genetics, originated in Los Angeles as a clone-only strain. Winner of High Times Cannabis Cup’s Best Indica in 2010 and 2011, as well as Best Strain in 2011, Kosher Kush produces staggering levels of THC, with some samples testing over 29%. Known as one of the most odiferous OG Kush-related strains, it has a unique yet familiar smell reminiscent of rich earth and fruit, and is considered by many to be one of the tastiest smokes around.

Mango Kush
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Mango, Hindu Kush
Backstory: Mango Kush tastes like an actual mango fruit, with a distinct Kush flavour and notes of pine on the exhale. Its buds are extremely dense and covered with orange pistils. Mango Kush is a favourite with both indoor and outdoor growers, and grows with thick shiny trichomes which are readily evident when the bud is broken apart.

Master Kush
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Hindu Kush
Backstory: Master Kush is a popular indica cross created out of two landrace strains from different parts of the Hindu Kush region. Bred by the Dutch White Label Seed Company, located in Amsterdam, the plant produces a subtle earthy, citrus smell with a hint of incense, which is often described as a vintage flavour. The taste of cured Master Kush is reminiscent of the famous hard-rubbed charas hash. This strain offers a superb balance of full-body relaxation without the mind-numbing effect that many indica strains produce; instead, Master Kush offers a sharpened sensory awareness that can bring out the best of any activity

Maui Wowie
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Hawaiian
Backstory: Maui Wowie (not Maui Waui) is a truly classic sativa. Its tropical flavours and stress-relieving qualities will float you straight to the shores of Hawaii, where this strain was originally born and raised. Since its beginnings in the island’s volcanic soil, Maui Wowie has spread across the world to bless us with its sweet pineapple flavours and high-energy euphoria.

Mendocino Purps
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: North American Indica
Backstory: Mendocino Purps, or Mendo Purps, or even just The Purps, comes out of Mendocino County in the famed Humboldt region of Northern California. Winning one of the Top Ten slots in High Times’ Strains of the Year in 2007, Mendocino Purps began as a clone-only plant, but BC Bud Depot developed a stable cross to make The Purps seeds widely available. The delectable flavour has been likened to caramel coffee and woodsy pine

Northern Lights
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Afghani, Thai
Backstory: Northern Lights stands among the most famous strains of all time, a pure indica cherished for its resinous buds that has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze. Rumour has it that Northern Lights first sprouted near Seattle, Washington, but was propagated out of Holland after 1985 at what is now Sensi Seeds. Pungently sweet, spicy aromas radiate from the crystal-coated buds, which sometimes reveal themselves in hues of purple. Northern Lights’ psychoactive effects relax the muscles and pacify the mind in dreamy euphoria.

Og Kush
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Unknown
Backstory: OG Kush makes up the genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, but in spite of its ubiquity, its genetic origins remain something of a mystery. Popular myth maintains that Chemdawg and Hindu Kush parented OG Kush; however, we can’t be sure because OG Kush first came from bag seed in the early 90s. The earliest propagators (now known as Imperial Genetics) are said to have brought the seeds out of Florida to Colorado and southern California, where it now flourishes. There are many different phenotypes of OG Kush, including Tahoe OG, SFV OG, and Alpha OG. OG Kush is cherished for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria.

Pineapple Express
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Trainwreck, Hawaiian
Backstory: Pineapple Express combines the potent and flavourful forces of its parent strains. The smell is likened to fresh apple and mango, with an overarching flavour profile mixing pineapple, pine, and cedar. This hard-hitting sativa-dominant hybrid provides a long-lasting energetic buzz perfect for productive afternoons and creative escapes.

Purple Haze
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Purple Thai, Haze
Backstory: Popularized by Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 classic, Purple Haze delivers a dreamy burst of euphoria that brings veteran consumers back to their psychedelic heyday. This nostalgic sativa staple remains cherished for its high-energy cerebral stimulation that awakens creativity and blissful contentment. Purple Haze is believed to have descended from parent strains Purple Thai and Haze, which pass on a mix of sweet and earthy flavours underscored by notes of berry and sharp spice. Purple Haze buds typically acquire vibrant hues of lavender that justify the name of this strain.

Purple Urkle
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Mendocino Purps
Backstory: Purple Urkle’s history is as complex as its flavour palate. A California strain, its origins are believed to stem from a select phenotype of Mendocino Purps, while its essence is a blend of skunk, berry, and fresh grape aromas and flavours. The quick-onset effects are deeply relaxing, sleep-inducing, and a great option for full-body bliss.

Read Headed Stranger
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Haze, William’s Wonder
Backstory: Red Headed Stranger is an energizing sativa strain named in homage to the 1975 album by Willie Nelson. A cross between Tom Hill’s Haze and William’s Wonder, Red Headed Stranger offers a jolt of cerebral vigor that fuels creativity and focus. True to its Haze heritage, RHS takes on a sharp spicy aroma with subtle herbal notes.

SFV OG
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: OG Kush
Backstory: SFV OG by Cali Connection is a sativa-dominant hybrid. As the name indicates, this OG Kush relative originates from California’s San Fernando Valley. The flowers are fairly small and may not look impressive, but what this strain lacks in looks it makes up for in heavenly aroma. It’s best when consumed in a flower-friendly vaporizer.

Skunk #1
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Afghani, Acapulco Gold, Colombian Gold
Backstory: Skunk No. 1 (or Skunk #1) is a hybrid strain that has influenced cannabis on a global scale, parenting a horde of Skunk crosses since it first bloomed in the late 1970s. Sacred Seed Co. originally bred it using diverse genetics from around the world, which converged through an intricate selective breeding process that spanned several generations. Finally, the genetic cornerstone of countless cannabis hybrids was born. The original Skunk #1 gave rise to several variations that were later harvested in the gardens of Sensi Seeds, Dutch Passion, Flying Dutchmen, Nirvana Seeds, and Royal Queen Seeds. As its name suggests, Skunk #1 buds radiate with an aromatic blend of sour skunkiness and subtle earthy notes

Sour Diesel
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Chemdawg 91, Super Skunk
Backstory: Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa-dominant strain named for its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to reach legendary status. This strain took root in the early 90s, and it is believed to have descended from Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk.

Strawberry Cough
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Unknown
Backstory: Known for its sweet smell of fresh strawberries and an expanding sensation that can make even the most seasoned consumer cough, Strawberry Cough is a potent sativa blend with mysterious genetic origins. The skunky, berry flavours will capture your senses while the cerebral, uplifting effects provide an aura of euphoria that is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.

Sunset Sherbert
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Omitted due to copyright concerns.
Backstory: Heir to the throne of its illustrious predecessor is Sunset Sherbet (sometimes spelled Sunset Sherbert), an indica-leaning hybrid with intoxicatingly potent effects. Sunset Sherbet inherits the genetic lineage of its powerhouse parent, whose parentage in turn includes the famed strains OG Kush, Cherry Pie, and Durban Poison. Crossed with an indica known as Pink Panties, Sunset Sherbet exhibits powerful full-body effects elevated by a jolt of cerebral energy. A complex aroma colours Sunset Sherbet with notes of skunky citrus, sweet berry, and a candy-like smell. Stress, tension, and sour moods melt away with the carefree mindset and physical relaxation that comes with this rich hybrid.

Super Lemon Haze
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Lemon Skunk, Super Silver Haze
Backstory: A sativa-dominant hybrid and two time Cannabis Cup winner from Green House Seeds, Super Lemon Haze is a kief-caked, multi-coloured wonder. As the name states, this strain has hefty lemony characteristics: The smell in particular is zesty, citrusy, and a little sweet. As for the taste, it’s everything one would expect from the namesake; tart and sweet like lemonheads candy, but not quite as sharp as one might expect. The effects, meanwhile, are uniquely energetic and lively.

Super Silver Haze
Strain type: Sativa
Parent strains: Skunk, Northern Lights, Haze
Backstory: Super Silver Haze, bred by Green House Seeds, was the first prize winner at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998, and 1999. It also won awards at the High Times Harvest Festival. By crossing the genetics of Skunk, Northern Lights, and Haze, we are left with a beautiful, sticky sativa blend that boasts an energetic, long-lasting body high.

Tahoe OG
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: OG Kush, SFV OG
Backstory: Tahoe OG, or Tahoe OG Kush, is super-strong and fast-acting—so much so that you may not want to consume this strain if you’re planning to leave the house. Tahoe OG has made a name for itself among other indicas as a top night-time strain, providing an extremely lazy, heavy body sensation. Due to superb breeding, Tahoe OG embodies all of the typical indica effects with an added euphoric, sativa-like kick. This strain features an earthy, lemon taste, and is a must-try phenotype of OG Kush.

Tangerine Dream
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: G13, Afghani, Neville’s A5 Haze
Backstory: This winner of the 2010 Cannabis Cup was created by the illustrious Barney’s Farm and is by all measures a strain for connoisseurs. Its ability to knock out physical discomfort while increasing energy is what makes Tangerine Dream so special, and while too much Tangerine Dream may leave you stuck on the couch, this strain was handcrafted to meet the demands of busy consumers. Uplifting and euphoric, it provides users with mental clarity while deeply relaxing the muscles.

TrainWreck
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Mexican, Thai, Afghani
Backstory: Trainwreck is a mind-bending hybrid with potent sativa-leaning effects that don’t pull any punches. Classic sativas were bred with iconic indicas to produce this Northern California staple, and they pass on a sweet lemon and spicy pine aroma. Trainwreck begins its speedy hurtle through the mind with a surge of euphoria, awakening creativity and happiness.

Uk CheeseStrain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Skunk No. 1
Backstory: UK Cheese is a popular hybrid strain known for its potent, balanced effects and signature musty cheese smell. The flavour is also unique, with notes of berries and spicy cheese (a characteristic that may just have to be tasted rather than described). This strain is thought to be a specific phenotype of Skunk No. 1 that was originally cultivated in the early 1990s by a UK collective group known as Exodus. As a result, this strain is also known as Exodus Cheese. It became popular for its energetic, euphoric head effects combined with its impressive pain relief potential, and quickly spread beyond the borders of its British homeland

White Fire OG
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: Fire OG, The White
Backstory: White Fire OG, also known as WiFi OG, is a 60% sativa hybrid with uplifting and comfortable cerebrally-focused effects. This strain combines the best features of its parent strains: the sour, earthy, diesel aroma of Fire OG and the high resin production of The White. Many phenotypes of White Fire OG exist, some with dense, barrel-like buds and others with pointed, conic formations.

White Widow
Strain type: Hybrid
Parent strains: South American, South Indian Indica

Zkittles
Strain type: Indica
Parent strains: Grape Ape, Grapefruit
Backstory: Zkittlez is an indica-dominant mix of Grape Ape and Grapefruit that is crossed with another undisclosed strain to produce this candy-flavoured cannabis bred by 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz. The award-winning combination took 1st Place at the 2016 Emerald Cup and 1st Place Indica at the 2015 Cannabis Cups in San Francisco and in Michigan. Its chunky colas explode in a spectrum of light green hues and emit a sweet, tropical blend of fruit flavours. The effects of Zkittlez are surprisingly uplifting for an indica, leaving consumers focused, alert, and happy while relaxing the body to help the consumer unwind.
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Nice work dude, some tasty stuff out there :).
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I think you should also add strawberry cheesecake to your list. It is pretty popular as well.

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Awesome list! Well compiled and written! Thanks for making the effort!

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Gelato mmmmmmmm.
Just ordered some wedding gelato from royal seeds. Not growingbthem for 2 months but black Friday 50% off I couldn't say no. Then accidentally put purple queen in the basket too oops!
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Hmr81.5 wrote:
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Gelato mmmmmmmm.
Just ordered some wedding gelato from royal seeds. Not growingbthem for 2 months but black Friday 50% off I couldn't say no. Then accidentally put purple queen in the basket too oops!
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Purple queen is a freaking banger mate! good choice :rock:
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Cant wait!!! Doing a 3 strain grow after this practice auto grow.

Going for purple queen. Wedding gelato and critical!! So excited
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Blue dream isn't a top on my list neither is cinex. My top strains are, G13, purple haze, Chem dawg. A local strain around here they call grateful dead, which is probably deadhead og. And this year is holy grail and pineapple chunk.

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