There are thousands of strains available today at dispensaries. We wanted to know what are the most common strains? The CannMenus team looked at what was available from dispensaries all across the US. Here is our list of the 10 most widely available strains on the market today.
1. Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake is available at over 1800 dispensaries. It is one of the most popular strains on the market today. Wedding Cake is commonly referred to as Pink Cookies in Canada. There is some dispute with the lineage of Wedding Cake. Many claim that this strain has its lineage from Cherry Pie. According to Seed Junky Genetics, the creator of Wedding Cake, it was created by crossing Animal Mints with Triangle Kush. Wedding cake has won many awards including 1st prize for Best Hybrid Flower at the 2018 SoCal High Times Medical Cannabis Cup, which has contributed to its soaring popularity. Wedding Cake is known for its sweet, earthy flavor and high THC content over 20%.
2. Ice Cream Cake
Ice Cream Cake can be found at over 1600 dispensaries. It is a cross between Gelato #33 and the award winning, Wedding Cake. Ice Cream Cake is an Indica dominant strain that offers an enjoyably relaxing and sedative experience. While Ice Cream cake is sweet and creamy it also has strong notes of cheese giving it a complex flavor profile. Ice Cream cake regularly tests THC above 20% which is one of the reasons it is so popular. While varieties exist from Seed Junky Genetics, another major cultivar was created by Mad Scientist Genetics in California. This cultivar of Ice Cream Cake won 1st place in the 2018 IC 420 Cup for best Grower Indica.
3. Blue Dream
Blue Dream is available at over 1400 dispensaries. It has achieved legendary status and is a favorite among artists and musicians. It is known for fostering creative ideas and an energetic uplifting high. Blue dream is known for its extremely large buds and large yield which makes it a favorite for growers. It has a sweet flavor with notes of blueberry. Like a lot of legendary strains, its origin is a bit of a mystery. It is commonly thought to be a cross between Blueberry and Haze. Blue dream is known to have THC between 17-24%.
4. Purple Punch
Purple Punch is available at over 1100 dispensaries. This Indica dominant hybrid is the result of a cross between Grand daddy Purple and Larry OG. Purple Punch stays true to its name delivering a strong blast of grape flavored euphoria. The Purple Punch strain has THC above 20%. The powerful knock-out punch that purple punch delivers sets in as a strong body and head high . Its strong relaxing effects can be great for stress and insomnia, as is initial uplifting effects eventually lead to a sleepy relaxed high that can be great before bed.
5. Sundae Driver
Sundae Driver, also known as Sunday Driver, can be found at over 900 dispensaries. It is a evenly balanced hybrid cross between FPOG (Fruity Pebbles OG) and Grape Pie. It is known for its happy and uplifting high. That can make it great for stress and anxiety. Sundae Driver is perfect for a weekend adventure for its uplifting and relaxing effects. Sundae Driver was created by Cannarado Genetics in Colorado. It usually has THC around 15% which can make it great for novices and the more experienced.
Mimosa is available at over 900 dispensaries. It was created in 2018 by Symbiotic Genetics and is a sativa dominant hybrid cross between Purple Punch and Clementine. It has very high THC content and is a fantastic uplifting strain for all day use for an experienced stoner. However, a beginner might approach this high THC strain with caution. It can be great for stress and anxiety. Mimosa has a citrus and fruity flavor. It gives a clear, energetic high, allowing you to focus on your daily tasks. Mimosa won 2nd place at the 2018 High Times Cannabis Cup in Santa Rosa.
Gelato can be found at over 800 dispensaries. It is a legendary strain that has many famous cultivars including Gelato #3, Gelato #33, Gelato #41, Gelato #45, Gelato #47 and Gelato #49. Gelato is a cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. It is an evenly balanced hybrid that leans slightly toward the indica side of its genetics. With THC over 20%, it has a heavy relaxing high that keeps you aware enough to stay awake. Gelato is known for its sweet and fruity flavor, but people keep coming back for the high it gives. It can be great for pain, insomnia and anxiety.
8. Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze can be found at over 800 dispensaries. Super Lemon Haze is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. It has won many titles including back-to-back 1st prizes at the 2008 and 2009 High Times Cannabis Cups and the 2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup. This is a powerful wonderful strain that is a must have. Super Lemon Haze is a sativa dominant hybrid. Super Lemon Haze is a very energetic strain, that makes it perfect for going about your day or going out for an adventure. Super Lemon Haze was created by Greenhouse Seeds. It is known for its piney citrus flavor that must be experienced.
9. Kush Mints
Kush Mints is available at over 800 dispensaries. It is a hybrid between Animal Mints and Bubba Kush. It is a relaxing, high THC strain, (over 20%), that is great to unwind at the end of the day. It is known for its uplifting happy effects and strong munchies. It has a strong minty flavor and was created by Seed Junky Genetics. Kush Mints has a mellow high that is great for stoners of all experience levels.
10. MAC (Miracle Alien Cookies)
MAC is available at over 800 dispensaries. MAC is also known as Miracle Alien Cookies. It is an evenly balanced, but indica leaning hybrid strain. It was created by crossing Alien Cookies with Columbian and Starfighter. It was created by cannabis breeder, Capulator. MAC regularly tests THC above 20%. It is known for its diesel citrus and sour notes. It is a versatile strain that can be great for almost anything from going on an adventure, to creating music to unwinding. It is known for its happy, relaxed and social high.
Where to find these Strains?
It can be difficult to find the right strain when you want it. Most stoners are subject to whatever is available when you walk in. This can often lead to limited options and an unhappy customer experience.
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