From the golden hills of the California Valley to our nation’s capital, the legalization of both recreational and medical use of cannabis throughout the country has inspired a new generation of cannabis connoisseurs. Responsible for both the cultivation and demand for new strains, these canna-connoisseurs have been experimenting in an effort to create a new user experience.
5 game-changing cannabis strains
Over time, as demand for cannabis grew, breeders realized they could mix traditional strains in different proportions and make new strains. This is how the five strains in our list came into being. Today, they are some of the most popular cannabis strains in the world.
Let’s take a look at what they are:
When it comes down to ease of growth and versatility, there is no strain better than Northern Lights. Starting out as a pure indica hybrid, this first-generation hybrid strain soon evolved to incorporate beautiful sativa flavors.
This particular strain won the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam for the Sensi Seeds seed bank, officially putting itself on the map and giving cannabis breeders a way to grow high-yield cannabis in the shortest time, indoors. With it, the cannabis market became more accessible and friendly to growers.
One of the first hybrid strains ever created, Skunk incorporates taste and aromas of three of the most iconic landraces of all time – Acapulco Gold, Afghani, and Colombian Gold. This gives Skunk such a unique flavor that’s almost hard to beat by any other strain.
As a parent strain to many popular strains like Super Silver Haze and Cheese , Skunk has changed the cannabis world dramatically.placing the US cannabis market on the world map.
With growers favoring indica strains for their fast growth, sativa was all but forgotten in the 1990s. But with the introduction of Sour Diesel, an amalgamation of hybrids Super Skunk and Chemdawg, things changed in favor of Sativa.
This recreational marijuana strain changed the way cannabis was consumed by making slow-growing Sativa strains popular. In fact, Sour Diesel was such a hit with cannabis users that it had a higher value in the market than indica strains.
OG Kush is one of the first hybrid strains created by breeding two hybrid strains together. While its history is shrouded in mystery, the strain itself is considered as one of the best cannabis strains in the world.
The OG Kush strain can be called a cultural landmark in the world of cannabis. It mimics the flavor, texture, and aroma of iconic landrace strains like the pungent Acapulco Gold and the earthy Panama Red.
Cannabis contains two main types of cannabinoids– CBD and THC. While THC causes great psychoactive effect, CBD doesn’t; meaning you can get high on THC, but not on CBD. To ensure that all strains provide a high for users, growers started deliberately breeding-out the CBD content in cannabis. However, after researchers realized the potent health benefits CBD provides; Lawrence Ringo and his team decided to breed CBD back into cannabis. Often prescribed for conditions like epilepsy and chronic pain, Sour Tsunami is the first stabilized CBD-rich medicinal marijuana strain in America.
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