Indica THC: 19% – 25%
Berry White, also known as “White Berry” to many cannabis connoisseurs, is a 100% pure indica strain that is the “celebrity child” of the insanely popular Blueberry X White Widow strains. Despite its indica parentage, Berry White exhibits effects from both indica and sativa strains, leading to a balanced effect that offers relaxation and mind relief with a sense of euphoria. Users describe the Berry White high as one that is fast hitting, leading to an immediate feeling of relaxation and a widespread warming sensation. These feelings peak after about an hour, before fading into freely flowing meditative thoughts and a feeling of mellow couch-lock and the munchies. Due to these effects, Berry White is an ideal strain for treating conditions such as chronic pain and stress as well as insomnia. Berry White buds have dense, popcorn shaped nugs that are a dark olive green with deep blue and rich purple undertones and a spattering of curly purple leaves. It is flecked with long thin dark olive green hairs and is absolutely caked in an almost overwhelming layer of thick crystal trichomes, paying tribute to its White Widow parentage. This dank bud has an aroma of tangy sweet blueberry and a taste of sweet blueberry cake.
Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% IndicaTHC: 20%
Green Ribbon is a near-even hybrid with a sativa/indica ratio of roughly 50:50, a California native with the genes of Green Crack and something or other – possibly Trainwreck, maybe Afghanica, or perhaps White Rhino. The effects favor the sativa side, delivering a heady cerebral rush and a boost of energy, along with creativity, happiness, and sociability. Green Ribbon can be an effective tool in treating anxiety, pain, depression, and migraine headaches. Adverse effects include the usual: dry mouth, dry eyes, paranoia, and dizziness. THC contents are reported to reach 20%, making this a particularly potent choice for medical use. But CBD levels are not nearly so high; in fact, they’re too low to recommend Green Ribbon to patients who need CBD preparations. This strain has a pungent aroma and taste with notes of forest, pine trees, and soil. The buds are dark green with dark brown hairs and a decent layer of trichome crystals. Green Ribbon is relatively easy to find in the United States, both on and off the legal markets, but it’s most common on the West Coast and in Arizona.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 70% Sativa / 30% IndicaTHC: 16%, CBD: 1%
Cherry AK-47 obviously comes from storied parents: It’s a phenotype of AK-47, a strain famed worldwide for its potency. The “Cherry” part of the name reflects its reddish-purple coloring and cherry aroma. THC levels can reach 16%, so Cherry AK-47 is moderately potent, while CBD concentration doesn’t exceed 1%. That means this isn’t a great choice for treating epilepsy. But it is helpful with lack of appetite, nausea, chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety. As a sativa-dominant hybrid (sativa/indica ratio of at least 70:30), Cherry AK-47delivers both body and cerebral effects. The sensation is strongly euphoric and psychoactive. In addition to cherry, this strain smells of cream, sandalwood, mint, and rotten fruit, while it tastes of skunk. The bud is almost silver with shiny trichomes, growing on top of strands of green, brown, and gray. Cherry AK-47 can cause red eyes and dry mouth, while dizziness and paranoia are somewhat less likely. The medical markets in California, Colorado, and Arizona sell this effective but not especially popular strain, which might be found in other states with legal marijuana. It’s less likely on the black market, but may circulate there as well.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 70% Sativa / 30% IndicaTHC: 19% – 22%
Dream Queen is the potent and popular progeny of two legendary strains, Blue Dream and Space Queen. It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid with a sativa/indica ratio of between 70:30 and meaning a creative, euphoric, happy head high driven by THC levels that can exceed 19% in some tests. This strain has a fairly high CBD content, roughly 0.5%, but that’s not high enough to recommend it as a front-line form of treatment for seizure disorders or other conditions that respond to CBD preparations. Instead, Dream Queen can be used as an effective treatment for fatigue, nausea, stress, and lack of appetite (it induces powerful munchies). There are earthy notes of sage and tar to the flavor, while the aroma is earthy and rubbery. The nugs are light green and amber with a glistening coat of trichomes. Watery eyes and cottonmouth are both widely reported with this strain, while dizziness and paranoia are possible but much less likely. Dream Queen is a California original, found in medical marijuana dispensaries up and down the state, though it also appears occasionally in Oregon.
Indica Dominant Hybrid – 75% Indica / 25% SativaTHC: 22%
Key Lime Pie is just as tasty as it sounds! This indica dominant hybrid (75% indica/25% sativa) strain is a phenotype of the ever-popular Girl Scout Cookies strain and boasts a moderate THC level f 19-22%. Smoking Key Lime Pie will give you an intense onset of feeling stoned followed by a mellow, lucid high with cerebral clarity. You’ll be couch-locked and slightly drowsy but have an insane sense of creativity and focus. Because of these effects, Key Lime Pie is ideal for treating manic depression, insomnia, and stress disorders, including PTSD. With a minty, candy-like taste with a smoky lime aftertaste and a chocolate cream scent, Key Lime Pie may seem to he ideal for novice users. Don’t be fooled – it tends to overwhelm newer patients due to the deceptively sweet taste and moderately high THC level. As long as it’s taken in small doses, users of all experience levels should be fine. Key Lime Pie has a dense green furry body with traces of purple and a resinous base – it looks as good as it tastes!
Indica Dominant Hybrid – 60% Indica / 40% SativaTHC: 22% – 25%
Godfather OG is referred to as the Don of all Kush strains. Not only is it a popular cannabis strain, but it has quite a reputation for its sedative properties. Being an indica dominant hybrid strain, it has a 60:40 indica sativa ration with an amazing 22-25% THC content. The strain produces exquisite buds that are nothing short of a delight to look at. The strain is primarily produced by crossing Bubba Kush, L.A Confidential and GDP. The buds are dense and equally frosty at the same time. Additionally, it houses relatively large calyxes and have bright purple hairs with an equally good coverage of trichomes. The smell and taste are quite different from any other indica dominant strains you may have medicated with before. Godffather OG delivers piney and earthy flavors with pungent undertones and is incredibly potent at the same time. The high is unlike any other and is indescribable to say the least. It is powerful enough to knock you out for good if you are not careful. Godfather OG is largely recommended for patients suffering from severe medical conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pains and aches along with other mood disorders.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 60% Sativa / 40% IndicaTHC: 13% – 15%
Royal Highness is a sativa dominant hybrid (60% sativa/40% indica) strain created through a cross of the cult favorite strains Dance Hall X Respect. This bud is best known for its active and cerebral buzz that’s powered by an average THC level that typically falls between13-15% on average. The high starts with a cerebral rush full of motivated and focused energy that inspires you to get up and get moving. You’ll feel a clear-headed euphoria that leaves you able to function without any racing thoughts or mental pain that’s extremely well balanced by a mild warming body buzz that alleviates any physical pain as well and leaves you completely relaxed. Because of these high energy but well-balanced effects, Royal Highness is said to be perfect for treating conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, pain, mild cases of depression, and appetite loss. This bud has a sweet fruity aroma with a surprisingly sharp hint of skunk and a taste of sweet juicy blueberries with an earthy hint of skunky tobacco that fills your lungs upon smoking it. Royal Highness buds have small grape-shaped dark forest green nugs with rich purple undertones and hairs, a frosty layer of lavender hued crystal trichomes, and visible droplets of sweet sticky resin.
Indica Dominant Hybrid – 80% Indica / 20% SativaTHC: 24%
Blue Haze, more commonly known as “Blueberry Haze,” is an indica dominant hybrid (80% indica/20% sativa) strain created through a delicious cross of Blueberry X Super Silver Haze. This sweet and peppery strain features a spicy berry smell and a moderate 18-20% THC. Feelings of euphoria, and cerebral stimulation are common, as are bouts of insane creativity. Smoking too much at once could lead the Blue Haze to have overwhelming psychedelic effects and lead to feelings of paranoia. This strain is practically made for new users with its sweet taste and mild side effects, as long as its taken in small doses. Blue Haze is a dense, compressed dark green bud blanketed in crystals with blue undertones and bright fiery orange hairs. It is an ideal choice for patients who are suffering from chronic stress and anxiety, chronic pain due to cancer, and migraine headaches. With a smooth and consistent high that doesn’t limit your functionality, Blue Haze is great to smoke any time of the day.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 70% Sativa / 30% IndicaTHC: 18% – 23%
Strawberry Kush is sweet, strong and truly well-rounded. This strain certainly justifies its lineage and contains a musky artificial strawberry taste with a THC content of up to 23 percent. It is essentially found as a cross between the bitter OG Kush and the sugary Strawberry Cough and is mostly strong but not overwhelming. Based on the dispensary, the ancestry of this strain tends to vary. Certain dispensaries contain more sativa-dominant or hybrid versions that lead to opposite, stimulating effects. This strain typically blossoms in eight to nine weeks and is obtainable by cloning only. In its make-up, Strawberry Kush contains Sativa genetics and it is smoked more as a Sativa than an Indica. Upon lighting this weed, one instantly identifies citrus, pine and of course, strawberry. A clean flavor is provided by the fruity combination and the buzz of this weed mentally stimulates a person, leaving them alert and ready for action. Strawberry Kush is a good smoke for daytime use since it will not make you drowsy. From a medical perspective, it helps patients with stress and appetite loss.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 55% Sativa / 45% IndicaTHC: 24%, CBN: 1%
OG Kush is an American marijuana classic, a Southern California original with some of the highest THC levels in the world. With a 55:45 sativa/indica ratio, this strain pulls no punches. Expect a hard, mixed high with intense euphoria followed by serious couch-lock. The plant’s THC concentration can reach levels as high as 21-24%. That just 1 percentage point less than the current record-holder. The cerebral boost from OG Kush is ideal for depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, while the heavy body high can help with pain and nausea. OG Kush is also used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Dry mouth and eyes are the most common negative effects, though headaches and paranoia are also possible. This strain is a hybrid, probably a descendant of a female Chemdawg plant and a male Hindu Kush plant. OG Kush, which has given rise to countless West Coast strains, has an earthy, wood taste and a strong pine scent. It’s most popular in California, the Pacific Northwest, and Colorado. What does the “OG” stand for? No one seems to know anymore. Many think it means “Ocean Grown,” a reference to Cali weed. Others think it means “Original Gangster”.