Did you know that nearly half of the adult American population say they’ve smoked cannabis before?

As states rush to get on board with the legalization movement, the cannabis industry is booming across America.

For the consumer, this is awesome. No more illegal drug deals; now, you can choose from unlimited flavors, smells, strains, and more. Whatever takes your fancy, it’s available!

So, don’t miss out on the perfect types of marijuana strains for you – read this guide to learn which strain you should buy next.

Cannabis Sativa

The Cannabis Sativa plant is tall, with thin and pale green leaves. Sativa-heavy strains of weed are known for providing a more energetic high. These strains often contain higher levels of THC, which may contribute to this type of high.

Some of the most popular Cannabis Sativa strains include:

  • Durban Poison
  • Jack Herer
  • Mango Haze
  • Lilac Diesel
  • Limelight
  • Chemdog
  • Jack Haze

If you want to be blown away by a Sativa strain, definitely try Durban Poison. It isn’t the most powerful Sativa strain, but it’s one of the best options for a wake and bake.

Cannabis Indica

Cannabis Indica plants are known for having a more sedating high. The plants are shorter than Sativa strains and have broader, dark green leaves. Some people believe that the sedating effects of Indica are due to the high CBD content.

The most popular Indica strains include:

  • Purple Kush
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Wedding Cake
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Hindu Kush
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • White Tahoe Cookies
  • Mac and Cheese

If you’re new to smoking Indica strains, the OG flavor to try is Purple Kush. Purple Kush is one of the most potent strains as the flower is 100% Indica.

However, don’t smoke Purple Kush if you’ve got a long to-do list that day – be prepared to lie in bed watching Netflix and eating munchie foods for a good few hours after indulging in this potent Indica.


Can’t choose between Indica and Sativa? No problem. Buy a hybrid strain instead.

If you want the best properties from both strains but with a more balanced approach – hybrid is perfect.

You can either walk into a dispensary and ask for details about cannabis plants and hybrid strains, or you can mix your own concoction.

Simply buy the products you want, mix them together and make edibles (more info here). Remember, smoking cannabis isn’t the only way to get high, and a hybrid edible may give you a long-lasting, balanced high.

The Main Types of Marijuana Strains Explained

That’s everything you need to know about the types of marijuana strains that exist. Now, you’ll be able to pick your perfect smoke.

So, do you feel like you’ll be partial to an Indica, Sativa, or a hybrid strain?

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By Manali