Top 10 Sativa Weed Strains
We’ve put together a list of the best Sativa strains of 2015, based on their strength and popularity among the stoner community.
Cannabis Sativa is one of the more popular strains among growers and smokers alike, despite its longer flowering time. Growers love sativa strains because of the outstanding yield that they are rewarded with after a long, drawn-out flowering time. Smokers love pure sativa because of the intense cerebral high that you can achieve with it, and not to mention its medicinal value.
Well, anybody who likes smoking weed surely likes a good quality sativa high, so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 sativa strains of 2015, based on strength and popularity. If you’re looking for the next sativa strain that you are going to entertain your taste buds with, check out this list before you go shopping!
1. Amnesia Haze
Just like the name suggests, if you smoke this marijuana, you might have a case of amnesia. It is one of the stronger sativa breeds and is loved by growers because it has one of the greatest yields of any sativa strain. It has an uplifting, energetic buzz that is extremely long lasting.
This strain was the winner at the Cannabis Cup in 2004 and 2012 and is a popular strain among coffee shops in Amsterdam.
2. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel, or otherwise known as Sour D, comes from California’s famous Emerald Triangle. It gets its name because of its pungent diesel fragrance and gives the smoker a somewhat dreamy cerebral high. This strain is said to help writers overcome writers block. For medical patients, this strain is used to alleviate stress, pain, and depression. It can be grown indoor style or outdoor style.
3. Laughing Buddha
This sativa strain is popular among smokers because, you guessed it, it brings on the giggles! Laughing is just about the best medicine there is and Laughing Buddha strain is sure to encourage the humor within you.
For growers, this strain is especially good because it grows tall and fast, although the over-sized colas require a little more attention than others. However, once the hard work is done, the plant is covered in beautifully big buds, giving a good harvest.
3. Strawberry Cough
Strawberry Cough is made for the braver of the stoner souls out there, because of its potent ability to make the user cough. It gets its name for that reason as well as its berry taste and berry fragrance when smoked.
It is potent and gives the user an extremely uplifting, euphoric high that is good for curbing anxiety and managing stress.
4. Moby Dick
Whether you are a grower or a user, or both, this strain is loved by all. It has a THC content which makes it one of the strongest strains on the market. It’s known to super-charge the smoker with a buzz and give long standing cerebral stimulation. It has a sweet citrus aroma as well as a sweet vanilla taste on the pallet.
For growers this plant is ideal because of its short flowering time, its resistance to mold and its high yield, this strain is a definite must try!
5. Lambs Bread
Well, if you like some nice green, sticky herb, get your hands on this one. It is sometimes called Lamb’s Breath and is another top rated sativa strain. Good for smoking alone or smoking with friends because it gives a lot of energy but is also known to create a mood of introspection.
Bob Marley himself is said to have tried this wonderful strain, with its origins coming from Jamaica. So, it’s definitely one to try if you’re feeling any stress and need to feel OK!
6. Maui Waui
This sativa strain sends you floating on your high all the way to the sandy beaches of Hawaii. It smells and tastes like pineapples and gives a strong euphoric high. The effects of this strain are lightweight but nonetheless desired by smokers. The light effect gives a creative push to those who are looking for a creative solution, or simply some time to enjoy creative endeavors like music or painting.
Ideal for outdoor in an environment that is warm and tropical, but can be grown indoors in an environment that mimics this.
Despite what the name of this strain suggests, it does not smell or taste like chocolate. It belongs to the new found chocolate range of strains, but this one carries an earthy, sweet coffee aroma. It is a dreamy, cerebral high.
Medicinally, it is used to treat stress and anxiety as well as for those that are coping with depression.
8. Green Crack
Although this strain doesn’t contain any crack (only plant material here), it gets its name from its crack like effects. It gives a super hit of energy that gives focus and keeps you invigorated throughout the day. It is one of the highest rated sativa strains on Leafly and is also loved for its fruity mango flavor.
9. Willie Nelson
This strain won the 2005 High Times Cannabis Cup for the amazing euphoric high that it brings to the smoker. It has an enormous fan base of stoners who love to get on board, especially those who love to get creative.
Stoners love that this strain doesn’t fog their minds, keeps them level-headed and ready for a night on the town.
10. Jack The Ripper
Appropriately titled because according to Leafly, it is a “killer” cannabis strain. It can leave you in a meditative state, so it might be best to do this one with an intimate friend or alone. The buds are sticky and covered in resin, and it has a strong lemon taste and aroma.
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What do you think of our list? Do you see your favorite or have you a strain to add? Let us know your thoughts on our social media page or in the comments section below.
The 10 Strongest Indica Weed Strains On Earth Right Now
What’s your favorite indica? These top ten strains are loaded with THC, so expect plenty of euphoria and some quality nap time with these pungent buds.
Kush fans are in for a real treat with this list. Indica strains are naturally high resin producers, meaning that you can count on plenty of crystal-coated buds from these strains. Sedative, dreamy, and calming, these psychoactive flowers can ease away stress while delivering some seriously euphoric highs. Medical consumers may appreciate the potent and narcotic-like pain relief provided by these intoxicating herbs. Without further ado, here are the 10 strongest indica strains on earth right now.
1. Strawberry Banana
Strawberry Banana is a potent indica-dominant hybrid from DNA Genetics. This drowsy herb produces more of a euphoric feeling than other strains on this list thanks to split indica/sativa lineage. A cross between Banana Kush and Bubble Gum, Strawberry Banana is an award-winning strain loaded with THC.
On average, this fruity bud produces between 22 and 26% of the psychoactive. Unlike other strains on this list, Strawberry Banana is not completely sedative. This powerful bud can encourage a deep relaxation and jolly mental high. Some can get away with consuming Strawberry Banana during the day, however, it is generally considered an evening strain.
2. Purple Kush
Testing with up to 27% THC, Purple Kush is a hard-hitting favorite. Considered one of the most powerful strains in the world, this flower is 100% indica. A mix of Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, this strain has landrace heritage and delivers a pure indica experience. Many consumers report deep sedation and pain relief from Purple Kush.
Thanks to its potency and unique body-relaxing effects, Purple Kush is perhaps one of the most valuable medical cannabis strains around. However, this numbing herb is best saved for nighttime. A few tastes of Purple Kush can leave you feeling stuck to the couch with drooping eyelids.
3. Death Star
An indica-dominant cross between Sensi Star and Sour Diesel, Death Star is one powerfully sedative hybrid. Featuring between 20 and 26% THC, Death Star will blast stress and worries to another galaxy. Highly euphoric, this strain is known to promote some laughter and a positive sense of well-being.
However, this strain is also about 80% indica. That means that most can expect to feel drowsy, relaxed, and maybe even a little unmotivated after several tastes of this psychoactive plant.
4. Ice Wreck
Ice Wreck is technically a hybrid, but this potent strain has some seriously drowsy effects. A cross between Ice and Trainwreck (an equally noteworthy sativa strain), Ice Wreck provides an almost psychedelic experience. Testing as high as 27.7% THC, this strain offers the cerebral stimulation of a sativa with the heavy-hitting relaxation of an indica.
Many find this strain to be helpful in pain management and insomnia. Drowsy and relaxed, this strain is known to promote a tingly body buzz and a bad case of the munchies.
G-13 is one of the most mythic indicas on the market. As the story goes, G-13 is an escapee from a breeding experiment funded by the U.S. government. While there is no saying whether or not this story is true, G-13 is truly a five-star indica hybrid. One of the most potent strains on the shelf, G-13 features between 20 to 24% THC.
Recommending for experienced consumers, this strain provides a powerful, rolling euphoric high that can truly warp your senses of space and time. Encouraging deep body relaxation and heavy eyelids, it’s easy to melt into a puddle of bliss after just a small amount of G-13.
6. Kosher Kush
Kosher Kush is a Californian strain with unknown indica heritage. Bred by DNA Genetics, this bud features a robust herbal aroma with plenty of lemon and pine. Containing between 20 and 25% THC on average, Kosher Kush is one drowsy bud that indica fans are sure to enjoy.
This strain is recommended for nighttime use, though Kosher Kush also has a giggly, talkative side to it as well. Recreational consumers who love winding down with a movie and some nice herb after a long day may find a new best friend in this crystal-coated flower.
7. MK Ultra
Named after a mind-control program operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), MK Ultra is an uber-strong indica hybrid that promotes a dreamy, euphoric state. One of the strongest indicas in the world, the THC in this strain reaches between 18 and 23%.
THC, however, is not the ultimate indicator of strength. Rather, there’s something about MK Ultra that promotes a super heavy body numbness and a spacey, euphoric bliss. This cross between G-13 and OG Kush is a must-try for serious indica fans.
8. Critical Kush
Critical Kush is a Barney’s Farm creation. A cross between Critical Mass and OG Kush, this woody flower boasts THC levels between 20 and 25%. This deeply tranquilizing strain may be soothing for those with anxiety or under chronic stress. Fast-growing and high-yielding, Critical Kush is an excellent cash strain.
As a Critical Mass offspring, Critical Kush features large, resin-dense buds that release an intoxicating lemon-pine scent. Popular among patients with chronic pain, Critical Kush is a therapeutic strain that provides full-bodied nighttime relief.
9. God’s Gift
No matter your religious beliefs, God’s Gift seems like a flower from a higher power. This sedative indica can feature as much as 22% THC. Though this strain has been around since the 1990s, it remains an impressive specimen. Fast-acting, the happy and upbeat effects of this strain often come on first. Many enjoy the happy, bubbly mental side of this strain.
However, don’t let the upbeat nature of this herb fool you. God’s Gift can pack some serious sedation. The area behind the eyes is likely to grow heavy, and many find that this strain leaves them stuck on the couch. Get some snacks ready and prepare yourself for a strong, yet genuinely good-spirited experience with this one.
10. Sunset Sherbet
Sunset Sherbet, an indica-dominant hybrid, is heir to the Girl Scout Cookies throne. Funky and pungent, this strain boasts THC levels of up to 20%. While this strain may not be the most potent in terms of THC, the overall experience is quite incredible.
Thanks to its hybrid heritage, Sunset Sherbet is more uplifting than many strains on this list. Many find that the effects often start off in the head, providing a joyous and upbeat high. However, this strain soon mellows out into an easy, full-bodied indica experience.
This strain is only gaining popularity as a go-to indica hybrid. It is much beloved by those with mood disorders and chronic pain. Sunset Sherbet is a very enjoyable, top-notch bud all around.
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10 Strongest Hybrid Weed Strains On Earth Right Now
These hybrid strains produce more THC than almost any other strains out there. Here are 10 contemporary strains with 25% THC and above.
While scrumptious landrace strains were popular in the hippie era, today’s cannabis environment is full of craft hybrids. Contemporary strains are often fast-growing, high-yielding, fragrant, and are chock-full of psychoactive THC. In fact, strains are now producing upwards of 25 to 35 percent of the compound. If you’re interested in consuming or growing some truly potent cannabis, here are 10 of the strongest hybrids in the world right now.
1. Strawberry Banana
Bred by DNA Genetics, Strawberry Banana is an indica-dominant hybrid with an undoubtedly fruity and sweet aroma. Like many contemporary hybrid strains, Strawberry Banana is potent, sticky, and glistens with THC-laden resin. In fact, levels of the psychoactive often reach up to 28.4%.
The first thing you’re likely to notice about this strain is its delicious smell and taste. However, expect a sedative high with plenty of mood-lifting properties. To make things even better, many find that this strain makes for great creative inspiration.
2. Chiquita Banana
Chiquita Banana has won the title of one of the strongest strains in the world. In some tests, this strain reached over 33% THC, making it one of the strongest strains in the world. Those who manufacture clear concentrates or distillates will love this strain, as it produces such a concentrated amount of THC naturally.
Chiquita Banana is a cross between the famous OG Kush and Banana, and you’ll be finding yourself soaring through dreamy, euphoric bliss after just a taste or two of this strain. This strain has been named a High Times strongest two years running, in 2015 and in 2016.
3. Blissful Wizard
This strain is a potent hybrid cross between Captain’s Cookies and Girl Scout Cookies. Bred by The Captain’s Connection, this hybrid features up to a whopping 28% THC. It won Best Non-Solvent Has at the SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup in 2015, and it remains one of the highest testing strains around right now.
The high from this strain is happy and comfortable overall, interspersed with an extremely pleasurable blissful euphoria.
4. Gorilla Glue #4
Gorilla Glue #4 shook up the cannabis world with test results reaching up to 33% THC. There are several phenotypes of Gorilla Glue available, though #4 is the most popular, followed by #1. Gorilla Glue produces a very strong hybrid high, perhaps leaning a little toward the body-heavy side.
However, this strain also provides some intensely euphoric effects. All in all, anyone in need of a powerful yet blissful experience will love Gorilla Glue.
5. Bruce Banner #3
Bruce Banner #3 is a difficult find, and the demand for this bud is increasing. Bruce Banner #3 is a heavy-hitting hybrid that features up to 28% THC. One of the strongest strains in the world, Bruce Banner is a great medical cannabis bud and can be extremely helpful for those with chronic pain, including neuropathic pain and pain after injury.
This strain is also known to inspire a bout of creativity, that is often appreciated by those who struggle with focus and attentiveness.
6. Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies has become one of the most popular hybrid strains along the West Coast. Often used as a base for Kurupt’s Moonrocks, this potent herb features up to a whopping 28% THC. As a hybrid, Girl Scout Cookies provides a heavy-handed high with a significant amount of body relaxation and mood uplift.
This strain is known to inspire some giggles and a hazy, euphoric feeling. However, in large doses, this strain can cause sedation, which might make it difficult to get off of the couch.
7. White Fire OG
If you need something strong during the day, White Fire OG is an excellent choice. Often called WiFi OG, this hybrid can test between 22 and 30% THC. Sativa-dominant, Wifi OG features a contented and sociable high.
Many consumers report that this strain also has a lung-expansive effect and some pleasant sensations of bodily heaviness. Wifi OG is a cross between The White and Fire OG.
8. OG #18
Released by DNA Genetics under the Reserva Privada label, OG #18 is a phenotype of OG Kush. OG #18 tested with up to 27% THC. This strain has won several awards, including Best Hydro at Spannabis 2011. This strain perhaps leans a little to the indica-side of OG Kush, providing consumers with a positive, upbeat mood and a substantial body relaxation.
This strain is certainly potent, but it is not likely to leave you stuck on the couch. Rather, save this bud for an easy afternoon when you can sit back, unwind, and de-stress.
9. The White
Parent strain to White Fire OG, The White is a potent hybrid with merits of its own. The genetics and original breeder of this strain are quite mysterious, but it is thought to be a phenotype of a Kush strain, Triangle.
Triangle is a three-way cross between OG Kush, Purple Kush, and Master Kush. Some reports have put this strain up to 29%, it features an average of about 24 to 25%.
For experienced consumers, The White produces a largely manageable daytime high. Novice consumers may find this strain a little on the sedative, or hazy side. The White is a rare strain, though this hybrid is quite valuable to breeders.
10. King Tut
King Tut, also known as Tutankhamon, is a sativa-dominant hybrid with THC levels that can reach up to 30%. This strain is thought to be an offspring from the legendary AK-47, a potent sativa that produces a fast-acting and clear-headed cerebral high.
This is a great strain for daytime use, promoting energy, vigor, and focus. However, those sensitive to sativas or large amounts of THC may experience some anxiety with this strain.
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What’s the story of Haze?
Haze is, probably, the most grown and renowned 100% sativa hybrid throughout the world. Its origins date back to the early 1970’s in the region of Santa Cruz, California (USA).During this time, two brothers known as the “Haze Brothers” (R. Haze and J. Haze) cultivated and crossed different cannabis lines using seeds of the best imported sativa strains, most times offered by their friend and neighbor Sam “The Skunkman”.It all began with a hybrid between a landrace sativa from Mexico and another landrace from Colombia. One year later, the best females selected from this hybrid were crossed with a landrace strain from southern India. Finally, the female offspring of this new hybrid was crossed again with a landrace male from Thailand.
Origins of Diesel cannabis strains
In recent years, Diesel strains have become, by their own merits, one of the most popular cannabis genetics, seeked by growers and users both for its intense and special taste and for its strong effect, mainly caused by THC contents which can exceed 20% in most specimens. As it often happens in the world of cannabis, the exact origin of this genetics is uncertain, although one of the most commonly accepted theories tells us that it’d be directly related to the Chemdog and, later, also to the OG Kush marijuana.
The Skunk gene pool
The Skunk is, doubtless, one of the most widely known and grown cannabis strains worldwide. The Skunk marijuana is a poly hybrid between two Sativa landraces – Colombian Gold and Acapulco Gold – and an Afghani Indica purebred.
This legendary cannabis strain was developed during the early 70’s in California by a group of growers and breeders known as Sacred Seeds, leaded by Sam Skunkman.
During this glorious time, selections of thousands of plants were usually performed outdoors. In this way, the best traits of the gene pool were detected and stabilised over the years, according to the criteria that has made the Skunk to become a truly impressive marijuana variety: nice yields, early flowering, nice branching, dense and resinous flowers with few leaves and extraordinary scent.
During the 80’s Sam Skunkman brought the Skunk to Europe (Netherlands) and sold some seeds under the name of Cultivator’s Choice. The remaining stock of seeds was then bought by Neville Shoenmakers, owner of The Seed Bank, later to become the Sensi Seed Bank.
Today, the Skunk#1 is considered a stable and homogeneous plant, what explains why it is so oftenly used to develop new hybrids such as Haze x Skunk or Seedsman’s Hawaïan Skunk. Continue reading
The history of Northern Lights
The Northern Lights cannabis strain is, probably, one of the most renowned and appreciated Indicas around the world. Winner of countless awards and born as pure Afghani for the first years, it seems like some Thai Sativa genetics were added to its genepool at some time, what probably accounts for the fruity taste and intense cerebral high for which this variety is known. In this way, and despite it is a mostly Indica strain, Sativa phenotypes are found from time to time, rare individuals with spectacular features.
According to most sources, it is believed that it was created on the 70’s by a breeder known as “The Indian” on an island near Seattle, WA, although others claim that the strain originated in California before The Indian started growing it. The story goes that there were 11 Northern Lights plants (labeled #1-#11), being #5 and #1 the best ones, all of them truly Afghani plants with strong Indica features: resinous, compact, dark green and very stable.
Somehow, in 1985 the 100% Indica Northern Lights arrived Europe – Netherlands – from the Pacific North West – ending up in Neville Schoenmaker‘s hands, owner of Holland’s first marijuana seedbank, known as The Seed Bank (later renamed Sensi Seeds by its new owner). It is told that all plants given to Neville were females, but The Seed Bank soon had Northern Lights seeds available in its catalog, so…how did Neville create his NL lines? Continue reading
About the Blueberry cannabis strain
The renowned Blueberry cannabis strain – and the Blue family created from it – was developed in the USA sometime during the 70’s by breeder DJ Short.
This genetics is a blend of different strains. Firstly, DJ Short was tasting some landrace Sativas from Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Panama. Two very special plants stood out over the rest: a Highland Thai – also known as Juicy Fruit for its sweet and tropical flavour – and a Purple Thai from Oregon – hybrid between Highland Oaxaca Gold and Chocolate Thai.
On the other hand, he had a very special Afghani male from California that, while not havieng the exquisite features of his Sativas, was perfect to cross with them and achieve more easy to grow plants than those pure breds, allowing the grower to have more control.
After a hard work of breeding, DJ Short finally developed his two best known strains: the Flo and the Blueberry. The Flo is a hybrid between Purple Thai and the Afghani male, while the Bueberry ia a cross between the Flo and the Highland Thai “Juicy Fruit”. In this way, the Blueberry has genes from the two best Sativas that he found and also genes from the valued Afghani male. Continue reading
Dutch Passion Think Different auto grow review
Dutch Passion have seen their automatic ‘Think Different’ variety become one of their best sellers, more popular even than some of their established photoperiod varieties which have been on sale for years. It has been surprising to see how quickly the best automatics have become so popular so we followed a Think Different grow review by European grower ‘Tang’ to find out more.
Think Different is a sativa variety based on genetics from an exceptional phenotype of AK47.
“This Think Different is the second biggest auto I’ve grown. The biggest was Dutch Passion’s AutoXtreme but that had more than twice the light above her. The Think Different was very low odour until the last few weeks when she smelt of citrus and fresh grass….lovely. The next time I grow this strain I will make sure I have more light available. The dry yield on this Think Different was bang on 6oz at 168 grams. She was grown under 200W of LED, LED is the only indoor grow technology which allows me to maintain cool grow room temperatures in the hot summer months. Its also less expensive to run than an HPS, which makes it worth the extra purchase cost”.
“Think Different germinated and was grown in a 15 litre soil container containing Plagron Light soil. The nutrients were Sensi Grow and Sensi Bloom from Advanced Nutrients. Every day I gave her 20 hours of light and 4 hours of darkness, this was the same for 75 days from start to finish. Autofem genetics can flower under 20 hours of daylight, this gives them bigger colas than a photoperiod variety can achieve in the same time. My Think Different grew like a normal cannabis seedling, automatics look and seem like traditional cannabis at first. I saw the first female flowers after 25 days. It is strange to see cannabis blooming under 20 hours of daily light, but somehow automatics manage it. Think Different grew one dominant bloom and was surrounded by slightly smaller blooms. Under 20 hours of light it takes about another 40-50 days to finish, so in total from seed to harvest is about 70-75 days, 10-11weeks”.
“Automatics use the 20 hours of daily light to grow faster than they could under 12 hours of daily light. Week by week you can see the difference, the roots grow quickly and the plant development is surprisingly fast. Growth of the side branches is rapid, they search out the light and you can see the plant expand with vigour. The resin production starts to gradually increase from day 40-50. On Think Different the smell odour and aroma were not too intense, I would say for the last 2 weeks you need to pay attention to the carbon filter. By the end the hairs were starting to turn orange and the blooms had finished growing. Feeding is easy, just understand when your plant is ready for stronger feed and slowly increase the nutrient concentration. Its just like feeding a photoperiod variety, follow the same rules”.
“I can see why this strain has become one of their (Dutch Passions) customer favourites. The yields are well above average, it’s a killer smokeand it’s easy-to-grow. Its easy enough for a new starter wanting a tough plant or an experienced grower wanting to push a strain to the limit. This is the second time I’ve grown Think Different so I know a spicy taste will evolve in my curing jars over the next few months, she packs a punch and tastes good now but I know it will get even better. If you are going to give this strain a run be careful – she will get large in bigger pots, this one was grown in a 15L Airpot in soil.