The US cannabis market is worth around $61 billion, and a record number of 68% of people support its legalization.

Now, imagine that all cake was just labeled ‘cake’ and there was no distinction between chocolate and lemon drizzle. That’s how significant the differences between different strains of cannabis are!

The best thing about legalization is that it opens up the market to freely talk about all the different types of marijuana strains and their differences.

Beyond enjoying a variety of flavors and odors, you can also experience different therapeutic benefits and psychoactive effects depending on which strain you choose. If you want the best cannabis experience, it’s time to learn about the most popular strains available.

Read on to find out more.

Bubba Kush

Marijuana Strain

If you’re the ‘spliff before bed’ type of smoker, you’ll love Bubba Kush. This is famous for its sleep-inducing properties and is debatably as effective as prescription pharmaceuticals.

All Kush strains are primarily high in Indica, which promotes sleep. However, Bubba Kush has extra terpenes that’ll help you fall asleep the second your head hits the pillow.

Maui Wowie

Maui Wowie will inspire creative energy that you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. This strain of weed is perfect for the days you need to be productive but want to enjoy your day simultaneously.

Maui Wowie is a classic Sativa strain that originated in the 1970s on the Hawaiian island, after which it’s named.

White Widow

You need to try White Widow if you’re using cannabis for its mood-enhancing effects. This therapeutic strain will help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, all while improving your energy.

Many people use White Widow to take the edge off during difficult times. The best thing about this strain is that you can help yourself feel better without numbing yourself to reality.

Acapulco Gold

This type of cannabis is one of the best marijuana strains from Mexico. If you’re after a buzz and euphoric high, it’s a strain you need to try. Additionally, Acapulco Gold has been praised by experts in the cannabis industry for its therapeutic effects. Anecdotal reports state that it can help reduce stress, pain, and nausea.

Girl Scout Cookies

This is one of the more well-known strains, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Girl scout cookies are around 20-25% THC, yet they contain less than 1% CBD. This extreme ratio makes Girl Scout Cookies one of the most effective sleep aids.

Additionally, it contains caryophyllene. This is a terpene that anecdotal and early evidence suggests may work as a sedative.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel (otherwise known as Sour D or Sour Deez) is a popular Sativa strain. Sour Diesel is appropriately named after its odor and smell profile – it’s definitely not one to try and smoke discreetly.

It’s a hybrid strain made from crossing Skunk with Chemdawg, and the effects are extraordinary. You can expect a dreamy, cerebral, and energizing experience when indulging in Sour Diesel.

Afghan Kush

As the name suggests, Afghan Kush originates from the mountains around the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Typical of the Kush family, this strain is guaranteed to give you the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a long time.

Cherry Cough

Cannabis plants are incredibly versatile, as demonstrated by the Cherry Cough strain. This is the ultimate cherry soda replica and is a high-CBD flower.

The therapeutic benefits of the high CBD content are so sought after that many manufactures turn into CBD oil. Cherry Cough is a relaxing Indica strain that’ll have you ready to hibernate through the day.

Pineapple Express

When it comes to the name, Pineapple Express truly is an ‘if you know, you know’ strain. If you don’t know, look up Pineapple Express on Netflix and enjoy a classic stoner comedy.

Pineapply express is famous for its energetic buzz and intense strength. Potentially, this strain could be great for productivity – but make sure you start slow and learn your optimal dosage.


Some people worry about the psychoactive effects of THC. However, research suggests that choosing a strain with high CBD can help mellow the effects of THC.

If this sounds like something that would suit you, Harlequin is your dream strain. It contains 7-15% THC and 8-10% CBD. This helps give you a mellow yet enjoyable high and avoid any potential paranoia.

Super Silver Haze

If you want a quick smoke before work, Super Silver Haze will boost your energy and creativity (although maybe give it a miss if you’re driving or operating machinery).

Super Silver Haze can promote feels of euphoria, relieve pain, eliminate nausea, and really help you let your creative juices flow.

LA Confidential

This is an elite strain that’s primarily used to help with insomnia. Its benefits are so great that you’ll often find LA Confidential derivatives in medical cannabis settings. Whether you have insomnia, nausea, or pain, LA Confidential is sure to help reduce it.

This weed sports spectacular colors and the classic skunk aroma. If you’re ready for an Indica blast to help you sleep well, choose LA Confidential.

The Types of Marijuana Strains Explained

Marijuana Strain

There’s your ultimate guide to the different types of marijuana strains you could be smoking today. Whether you want a sensory buzz or a mind-numbing sedative, there’s a marijuana strain out there for you!

So, why compromise? Go out and find your favorite strain; you won’t regret it.

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