Hybrid strains are an important piece of the complex cannabis puzzle. That’s because they tap into the best of what Indicas and Sativas both have to offer. And the result is a whole range of effects. Here are the most popular hybrid cannabis strains.
Girl Scout Cookies
If you want to see what hybrids are all about, check out Girl Scout Cookies. This strain seriously brings out the best of its Indica and Sativa lineage.
A cross of OG Kush and Durban Poison, this strain will give you an out of this world head high that will send you into the stratosphere. Once you’re in orbit, you’ll notice yourself melting into a blissful body buzz. Indica or Sativa? With this one, it’s definitely both.
White Widow is a classic on the Amsterdam cannabis scene. But it’s also established itself as a standard in the U.S. Wherever you get it, you’re in for a treat.
This strain gets its name from the milky white, crystal-covered buds it produces. But White Widow doesn’t just look beautiful. All those trichomes follow through by delivering a sh*t ton of THC.
After a sesh with White Widow, expect to feel euphoric and creative. It’s a great strain for social settings and for times when you need an energizing boost. White Widow can also be used to treat depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.
Blue Dream originated in the legendary cannabis labs of California. And once it hit the scene, it quickly started showing up all over the place. Now, it’s found in dispensaries around the country.
Blue Dream has built a sizable fan base. That’s largely because this strain delivers a smooth, gentle, well-balanced high. A few puffs in and you’ll notice your body starting to relax and settle into a comfortable calm.
The body high complements the cerebral high that produces tender feelings of euphoria. The entire experience sets in calmly and smoothly, gently depositing you on the shores of bliss.
Any cannabis connoisseur worth her resin knows a thing or two about OG Kush. That’s because this strain is fundamental to the entire cannabis scene, especially when it comes to hybrids.
Although its genetic background is a bit murky, this strain has been used to create tons of familiar strains. OG Kush is well known for its classic flavor profile that’s piney, woody, and earthy.
It’s also known for delivering a powerful punch. This strain averages between 22% and 27% THC. OG Kush produces feelings of relaxation and happiness. It’s perfect for taking the edge off. It can also be useful for treating migraines, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Trainwreck somehow manages to be both bold and soft-spoken, powerful yet gentle. In fact, that’s exactly what this strain is known for.
Trainwreck gives users a powerful body high. But the edges are rounded off by a smooth sense of calm and relaxation. All of this makes it a great choice for low-key hangouts or nights in. It also makes Trainwreck a good candidate for treating ADHD, anxiety, stress, PTSD, and mild pain.
This strain is immortalized by the stoner movie “Pineapple Express.” But there are plenty of other reasons why this strain deserves to go down in the books as an absolute powerhouse.
From start to finish, Pineapple Express is a unique experience. As you break apart your nugs, you’ll immediately notice a sweet smell that’s kind of like a cross between tropical fruits and apples. As you spark up, those scents will accompany a subtle earthy and woody undertones.
Finally, the clear head high leaves you feeling euphoric, energetic, and creative. Paired with a gentle, calming body high, this strain is an excellent choice for afternoon and evening use.
The name of this strain can be a little bit misleading. It’s not all that violent or aggressive. Instead, it delivers a smooth cerebral high.
The energizing, creative, and inspiring effects of AK-47 have made it many smokers’ go-to daytime strain. It’s perfect for days when you need a little boost, as well as for social settings.
AK-47 is also used medicinally. Its most common use is for stress, pain, and depression.
Chemdawg has a pretty impressive resume. Not only is it one of the most popular, potent, and powerful hybrid strains. It’s also the proud parent of tons of other strains.
Probably the most distinctive trait of Chemdawg is its smell. If you’ve ever used this one, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. The best way to describe it is as a strong diesel smell with undertones of chemical earthiness.
Beyond the distinctive smell, Chemdawg is known for being potent. Buds average between 15% and 20% THC. And a sesh with this strain will leave you feeling profoundly relaxed—maybe even couch locked.
Skywalker OG focuses most of its attention on your body. After a few puffs on some Skywalker, you’ll notice a deep-seated body high that will help you feel relaxed, calm, and sedated.
These effects make it an excellent choice for a handful of medical uses. Patients have had success using this strain to treat everything from stress and depression to pain, insomnia, and lack of appetite.
Cheese came to the U.S.A. from England. As indicated by its name, this strain is probably best known for its sharp and pungent flavor profile, which many describe as similar to—you guessed it—cheese.
Beyond the cheesy smell and taste, however, this strain also delivers a distinctive high. Users end up feeling relaxed and happy.
Affecting both the mind and the body, Cheese is an excellent choice for evenings when you’re relaxing by yourself or hanging out with friends. It’s also great if you’re coping with stress, depression, or other similar mood disorders.