Black Diamond is an indica-dominant hybrid featuring dark purple nugs that produce highly pungent musky and earthy aromas with slight undertones of red wine. The taste is earthy with a long lasting aftertaste. This highly sedative strain is recommended for night time use and is great for easing nausea, anxiety and loss of appetite.
Pineapple Express combines the potent and flavorful forces of parent strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian. The smell is likened to fresh apple and mango, with a taste of pineapple, pine, and cedar. This hard-hitting sativa-dominant hybrid provides a long-lasting energetic buzz perfect for productive afternoons and creative escapes.
This pure sativa originates from the South African port city of Durban. It has gained popularity worldwide for its sweet smell and energetic, uplifting effects. Purple Durban Poison is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, when exploring the outdoors, or to lend a spark of creativity.
Black Tuna is a British Columbian strain created by 5 Star Organic to give patients a potent punch of THC that is ideal for chronic pain relief. This Herijuana and Lamb’s Bread cross has gained quite a bit of fame in Canada for both its strong narcotic effect and its whimsical marketing—prepackaged meds were sold in sealed tuna cans. Flowers will be compact, trichome-covered and have a strong smell.
Black Tuna doesn’t smell quite like fish, however; the strain’s name comes from the Black Tuna Gang that was famous for smuggling Colombian marijuana into the United States in the 1970s. Given its potency and high THC, this strain may be too much for novice or moderate consumers.
Platinum Wreck is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a dynamically sweet flavor and potent mental effects. This bud is a cross between sativa favorite Trainwreck and the resinous Platinum OG Cookies. Fans of Platinum Wreck praise its ability to induce a buzzy, thoughtful mindset is tempered by some late-blooming relaxation. The strain’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 25%.
Platinum Wreck’s buds are typically medium to large. The buds have a markedly indica structure, with small leaves that curl tightly inward toward their central stems. These leaves themselves are a mossy green and are threaded through with a higher than average volume of vibrant orange pistils. Finally, parent strain Platinum OG passes on its tendency for high resin production, giving Platinum Wrecks’ flowers their own coating of sticky, platinum-looking trichomes.
Blue Dream is an indica-dominant strain that produces flowers which smell like sweet blueberries and skunk. This strain will leave users feeling intense relaxation of both body and mind that is suitable for lounging or social events. It does not necessarily cause drowsiness, but it may induce one into deep relaxation.
Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This 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 effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, delivering a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. While your thoughts may float in a dreamy buzz, your body is more likely to find itself fixed in one spot for the duration of GDP’s effects. Like most heavy indica varieties, Granddaddy Purple is typically pulled off the shelf for consumers looking to combat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms.
Romulan, named after the alien Star Trek race, is a powerful indica revered for its potent therapeutic qualities. Though mostly indica, Romulan growers insist sativa genetics have crept in over time, lending it intense cerebral effects. These squat, pine-scented plants produce dense frosty buds that have found their following among connoisseurs in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. A deep, sedating relaxation makes Romulan a favorite strain for patients treating muscle spasms and nerve damage.
UK Cheese is an indica cross created by crossing a Blueberry male with an original Skunk #1 phenotype female. The sweet and savory smells of berry and blue cheese combine to create a pungent, unique flavor reminiscent of the original Cheese. The heavy indica effects will help you feel relaxed at the end of the day and can provide relief for muscle spasms, pain, and stress.
UK Cheese is a pleasantly balanced strain that achieves equally potent effects on the body and mind. It’s well-suited to mindless post-work or weekend unwinding, as well as to tasks or errands that have to be performed during the day. The sense of uplift makes it a popular option for social gatherings as well. With such qualities to recommend it, Blue Cheese is unlikely to be as polarizing as its dairy counterpart.
DNA Genetics’ Sour Tangie is an 80% sativa cross between East Coast Sour Diesel and Tangie. This strain brings together the classic Sour Diesel aroma with Tangie’s creative, elevating buzz and strong citrus overtones. This sativa has two different phenotypes that express either the Diesel or Tangie bud structures and effects. It grows quickly in its vegetative cycle and finishes flowering in 9 to 10 weeks indoors.
Users will feel an uplifting rush right after consuming that alleviates depression, stress, and fatigue. Melting away conditions that may be hampering you from your daily routine.
Maui Wowie is a classic sativa whose tropical flavors 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 flavors and high energy euphoria. Lightweight sativa effects allow your mind to drift away to creative escapes, while Maui Wowie’s motivating, active effects may be all you need to get outside and enjoy the sun.
Mendocino Purps, or Mendo Purps comes out of Mendocino County in Northern California. Winning one of the Top Ten slots in High Times’ Strains of the Year in 2007 and 2009. Inexperienced users, or those with a lower tolerance, should be aware of this strain’s ability to induce powerful drowsiness and laziness. It is recommended that users keep food close at hand as the “couch-lock” effect may be stronger than the ‘munchies’ effect. Some might also find that this strain may cause ‘the giggles. Mendocino Purps’ mood elevating effects make it effective medicine for relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. The numbing body high gently eases away most chronic aches and pains, particularly those that are accompanied by movement disorders such as muscle spasms. It is also used to calm nausea and increase appetite. This strain generally features THC content in the teens, which can climb as high as 20%.
God’s Green Crack is a balanced hybrid strain bred by Jordan of the Islands, who wanted to lighten up the heavy effects of God Bud with a high-flying Green Crack sativa. The Indica and sativa parents work together to deliver a duality of head and body effects that lift the mood while relaxing muscles. Patients looking to alleviate stress and depression will especially find this strain useful. Its buds take on a deep purple coloration toward the end of its maturation, especially when raised in lower temperatures.
Northern Lights stands among the most famous strains of all time, a pure indica cherished for its resinous buds, fast flowering, and resilience during growth. Itself a descendant of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains, Northern Lights has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze. Rumor 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 settle in firmly throughout the body, relaxing muscles and pacifying the mind in dreamy euphoria. Comfortable laziness allows patients to relieve pain and sleeplessness, while its mellow contentment roots out depression and stress.
The mostly indica Nuken is a Canadian strain bred by combining genetics from Kish (a cross of two Shishkaberry parents) and God Bud. Her even-keeled effects are delivered alongside a sweet, earthy aroma of fresh herbs and grass. While undeniably strong, Nuken typically leaves you functional enough to still enjoy hobbies and the company of friends. Nuken blooms with rounded, dense buds covered in a blanket of crystal resin veiling its sage hues.