Trends are continually changing in today’s world, and it seems as though new cannabis strains are popping up every few weeks. Typically, these new strains create quite a buzz in the community when they reveal themselves, sometimes even overshadowing some traditional great cannabis strains.
There are a handful of cannabis strains that stand out to both regular and first-time cannabis users straight away. These strains have earned their iconic status due to their unique properties and potent aroma.
But let’s take a look at the top 10 cannabis strains that we recommend for 2021. We have summarized a list of the top strains that we feel are ideal for both newbies and regular users of cannabis.
Black Diamond is a Northern California strain ideal for patients who need strong medication but still want to be active and sociable. A cross between Blackberry and Diamond OG, its flowers have a glittery trichome covering and purple coloring that make it a beautiful gem to look at.
Black Diamond gives off a pungent aroma similar to that of red wine, with earthy and musky undertones. This strain has been known to induce fits of laughter making it a wonderful strain to enjoy with friends or to pair with a great movie.
Northern Lights AAA stands among the most famous strains of all time, a pure indica cherished for its resinous buds, fast flowering, and resilience during growth.
The Northern Lights is a descendant of indigenous Thai landrace strains and has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze. Rumour has it that Northern Lights first sprouted near Seattle, Washington, but was propagated out of Holland after 1985 at what is now Sensi Seeds.
Originating in Los Angeles, California, LA Kush is a hybrid with obscure genetic roots. Not to be confused with OG Los Angeles Kush, the general consensus is that LA Kush is a variety of OG Kush, and possibly a select phenotype of Abusive OG.
In spite of the mystery, LA Kush presents itself as an earthy mix of pine and menthol flavors. Its happy effects bring a smile to your face, lifting your mood and relaxing sore muscles.
The mostly indica Nuken is a Canadian strain bred by combining genetics from Kish (a cross of two Shishkaberry parents) and God Bud.
Nuken even-keeled effects are delivered alongside a sweet, earthy aroma of fresh herbs and grass. While undeniably strong, Nuken typically leaves you functional enough to still enjoy hobbies and the company of friends.
This classic strain is a favorite of patients and breeders alike, with long-lasting effects that are perfect for a late-night when you need a little extra help to get to sleep. The high starts with a subtle lift, filling the back of the head with a light heaviness that soon spreads its warming tendrils forwards through the eyes, dropping you into a state of dreamy sleepiness.
A relaxing body high comes next, warming your limbs and leaving you feeling pleasantly heavy and at ease, sinking into the couch before passing out into a long and peaceful sleep.
Death Bubba, bred by Matteo Suleyman of Vancouver BC, is a beautiful, purple-hued strain with trichromes and terpenes abound.
Created by crossing Death Star and Bubba Kush, this pungent pairing reeks of grass and skunk while the smoke is sweet, earthy, and clean on the palate. Its semi-sedative effects lock the consumer to the couch, unknotting tension and soothing minor physical discomfort with ease.
Skycake is an exotic, sweet, and unique strain that is the result of a cross between LSD and Rocky Mountain Blueberry Kush. This hybrid-indica dominant strain comes packed with many different flavors that are sure to catch your palate off guard.
These buds have a vibrant combination of magenta and leaf-green hues, and are decorated with a thick layer of translucent trichomes. Skycake is a semi-sedative strain that provides functional relaxation and is a great pick for those who are looking to unwind, slow down, and enter their creative space after a long day.
Peanut Butter Breath is a hybrid marijuana strain known for its sedating effects. Crossed with Do-Si-Dos and Mendo Breath, Peanut Butter Breath has a unique nutty and earthy terpene profile when smoked. Beyond the terps, this strain will bring you down into a quality state of chill and relaxation.
Rip City Purps is a mostly indica hybrid from Alphakronic Genes that pays homage to Portland, Oregon, the city where they got their start.
By using their own hybrid Gobstopper, itself a cross of Purple Urkle and Sin City Kush, and then backcrossing it with the Purple Urkle, AKG has created a seed line that adds better production, faster veg times, and some floral notes to the dense, dank-grape flavored buds of the Purple Urkle.
Wedding Cake is an uplifting Indica-dominant hybrid strain known for its relaxing and euphoric effects. The wedding cake is rich and tangy with earthy and peppery flavors.
According to breeder Seed Junky Genetics, Wedding Cake, also known as Pink Cookies, is a phenotype of Triangle Mints. This delectable treat of a strain should be enjoyed with a double dose of care due to its extremely high THC content.