Last updated on October 26th, 2022
Top Cannabis Strains 2021
2022 will be here before you know it, and with new laws legalizing cannabis in many states, more people will likely turn to cannabis in the future. The top strains of weed might change from year to year, but some classics are likely to be popular among users.
Taste, smell, high, and effects are all relevant when selecting a strain of cannabis to suit your needs. Some people only want a high that will make them feel happy, and others need a strain to help them sleep. If you’re starting or looking to refresh your strain list, consider these five top cannabis strains that will probably stick around for at least the next few years.
1) Afghan Kush
Afghans Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid from Hindu Kush Mountains. It is potent and tastes floral and herbal, like rosemary. There is evidence that Afghan Kush has been cultivated since ancient times, although some say its modern incarnation was developed in California during the 1970s. Afghans have medium levels of THC (averaging about 16 percent), and their effects include creativity, euphoria, and relaxation. This strain may help increase focus. Afghan Kush tends to provide users with a clear-headed buzz. Some recreational users find it helps relieve stress or as an appetite stimulant. Afghan Kush is sometimes referred to as the laughing Buddha due to these traits.
2) Skunk #1
A cross between Colombian Gold and Acapulco Gold, Skunk #1 produces an up high perfect for staying active. You’ll feel energetic and happy, with very little in terms of paranoia or anxiety. This strain works well for those who suffer from depression or PTSD, as it allows you to get things done without feeling weighed down by negative emotions. However, if you smoke too much of it at once, you may end up experiencing headaches, dizziness, and dry mouth.
3) Blue Dream
Perhaps one of the most famous and classic sativa-dominant hybrids in recent years, Blue Dream has maintained its popularity over time. Its clean blueberry aroma has won over medical patients and recreational users alike. It has a spicy berry flavor that will please even those who typically don’t favor sativas. It may be enough to recommend just by itself, but there are many more reasons why we think Blue Dream is worthy of being called one of (if not the) best strain(s) on the market right now: A euphoric head high with creative energy allows you to work productively.
Trainwreck is named after its parent strain, a mostly sativa cross of Mexican and Thai sativas with an Afghani indica. Classified as a sativa-dominant hybrid, Trainwreck offers a complex experience: uplifting, mood-elevating effects paired with mellow body relaxation. The strain produces instantaneous euphoria, leading to creative energy and lively conversation. It has a spicy lemon-lime aroma with earthy undertones and tastes just as delicious. Users may notice their eyelids drooping slightly as it induces mental bliss.
5) Purple Kush
Purple Kush is a hybrid strain that combines some of the most potent genetics from multiple continents. Its genetic lineage was first traced to the Hindu Kush and an Afghani landrace. Purple Kush is relatively high in THC, ranging from 15-22%, which helps treat pain, anxiety, nausea, and sleeplessness. It has earthy and sweet citrus flavors. Users report feeling uplifted, relaxed and sleepy after smoking Purple Kush. The buzz starts as soon as you exhale with an intense burst of cerebral energy that floods your brain before mellowing out into tingly body highs. This strain can cause dry mouth, dry eyes, paranoia, and dizziness, so users should take it easy.
It’s easy to get lost in the overwhelming number of cannabis strains out there these days. They vary not only in appearance but also in smell and effects. This guide aims to help you narrow down your options and figure out which strain will best fit your needs. The green rush is on, and more people will be looking for the best cannabis strains.