Today it seems that everyone has a strain of weed with a name that touts a different kind of high with all kinds of effects and benefits. It can become quite confusing. So to clear up the confusion, we did a little investigative research to find the best strains based on seven criteria: arousal, creativity, euphoria, focus, happiness, relaxation, and mood enhancement. We chose these seven because they are just some of the positive effects of marijuana. All the strains listed can be found in most dispensaries. Enjoy!


1. Alaskan Thunder Fuck, Sativa. 19.54% THC

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Alaskan Thunder Fuck is a strong Sativa originates from Mataniska Valley in Alaska. It is good for morning and daytime use due to the uplifting Sativa nature that takes your mind for a happy joy ride and skips the heavy after-effects. Alaskan Thunder Fuck induces a strong euphoric experience with a uplifting cerebral high, allowing you to focus, socialize and enjoy the moment.
Alaskan Thunder Fuck specs


2. Purple Kush, Indica. 16.5% THC

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Purple Kush is an Indica dominant cross between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani , first grew in Oakland Ca. Purple Kush is world known for purple leaves, dense buds with white and orange hairs, delivering a good THC count. This is a great strain for using in the late afternoon and night time, it is not recommended to pump you up for a productive day. Purple Kush induces happy, sleepy, heavy and mellow high. Opiate like effect that will leave you on the couch for hours.
Purple Kush specs


3. Super Sour Diesel, Sativa. 18.15% THC

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Super Sour Diesel is a super potent Sativa that is great for daytime use. It delivers potent stress and pain relief while boosting energy and euphoria. First time users should proceed with caution as Super Sour Diesel delivers strong cerebral effects. This strain induces a happy euphoric cerebral buzz, boosts your energy, increases creativity and eases social interactions. Super Sour Diesel delivers long lasting pain control. Overall this strain is sociable and fun.
Super Sour Diesel specs


4. G – 13, Indica. 26% THC

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G-13 is a highly potent Indica that is the star of many urban legends and tales. There are numerous stories that speculate that in 1960’s FBI and CIA had collected the best cannabis strains worldwide and with a help of marijuana geneticists created many potent hybrids. G-13 was one of those strains that escaped from the lab with a help of a rebel scientist and distributed through private network by a cannabis enthusiast named Neville Schoenmaker. G-13 is potent, not for first time users. But old pros find it good for daytime use. G-13 induces a relaxing body buzz with strong analgesic effect, keeping head clear and light. G-13 is a very functional high. The herbological breakdown of G-13 is pure Indica grown from pure Afghani clones.
G-13 specs


5. Blue Dream, Hybrid. 20.5% THC

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Blue Dream is a Sativa dominant hybrid provides your body the relaxation effects of Indica and the uplifting cerebral euphoria commonly found in most Sativa strains. Due to high THC levels, Blue Dream delivers long lasting symptom relief without heavy sedation. This strain is good for daytime use for old pros and noobs due to its mellow onset and prolonged effects. Blue Dream induces a happy, uplifted, euphoric cerebral high and prolonged pain relief without heavy sedation. The hybrid breakdown of Blue Dream is cross between Blueberry Indica and Sativa Haze.
Blue Dream specs


6. BlackBerry Kush, Hybrid. 13.65% THC

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Blackberry Kush is an Indica dominant hybrid with dark purple buds and orange hairs. Due to high potency and strong Indica effects, it is great for treating pain and inflammation. Blackberry Kush is good for daytime use as it provides happy uplifted cerebral effects with a nice full body relaxation. Blackberry Kush induces a relaxed body high providing pain relief without making you too sleepy or glued to the couch. Also this green wonder delivers a critical boost of creativity and a delightful euphoria. A cross between Blackberry and Afghani Landrace gives you the Blackberry Kush that you so desire.
Blackberry Kush specs


7. El Cid, Hybrid. 20% THC

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El Cid is a 50% Sativa/50% Indica hybrid bred by All Star Genetics together with Spanish breeders. El Cid works her magic on mind and body, delivering a strong and long lasting punch of weedness. The impressive flowering time of about 70 days , massive yields ranging from 500-600 grams per square yard. El Cid is good for daytime, evening, medicinal and recreational use. El Cid induces cerebral euphoria, uplifted mood, boosts energy and creativity, stimulates social interactions, prompts laughter, followed by relaxing body high, increased appetite and analgesic effects. And the menage a trios combination of Morrocan Sativa Hash, Cheese and Pure Dankness is what gives you EL Cid.
El Cid specs


8. Lemon Haze, Hybrid. 18.74% THC

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Lemon Haze is a Sativa dominant hybrid packing high THC and low CBD levels, which contributes to high potency and psychedelic properties. This marijuana strain has an invigorating fragrance of freshly peeled lemons (hence Lemon Haze), the flowers have light coloration with orange hairs on the trichomes. Lemon Haze induces an uplifted euphoric cerebral high that boosts your energy, pastes a smile on your face, and provides excellent pain management. Lemon Haze is a combination of Sativa strains from Mexico, Colombia, Thailand and India. Talk about international collaboration.
Lemon Haze specs


9. El Jeffe, Indica. 14.71% THC

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Lemon Haze is a Sativa dominant hybrid packing high THC and low CBD levels, which contributes to high potency and psychedelic properties. This marijuana strain has an invigorating fragrance of freshly peeled lemons (hence Lemon Haze), the flowers have light coloration with orange hairs on the trichomes. Lemon Haze induces an uplifted euphoric cerebral high that boosts your energy, pastes a smile on your face, and provides excellent pain management. Lemon Haze is a combination of Sativa strains from Mexico, Colombia, Thailand and India. Talk about international collaboration.
El Jeffe specs


10. OG KUSH, Hybrid. 17.85% THC

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The world famous, OG Kush is a Sativa dominant hybrid, The OG stands for Ocean Grown Kush or Original Gangster Kush and is the most popular medical marijuana strain up to date. It has dense, popcorn shaped buds that are full of resin and very sticky to the touch, orange-red hairs and frosted glimmering trichomes. OG Kush is best for bedtime use as it provides strong trance like state that lasts for hours. It Induces a potent long lasting deep body relaxation and a trance like state that melts body and mind.
OG Kush hails from cross between Lemon Thai, Chemdawg and Old World Paki Kush.
OG Kush specs


11. Willie Nelson, Sativa. 20% THC

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Willie Nelson has great songs and a Sativa hybrid strain named after him. Plus this is a winner of 2005 High Times Cannabis Cup awards. The story goes that after trying the strain, Willie bought the first crop because he liked it so much. This ole girl is good for wake and bake and daytime use due to boost in energy and decreased social anxiety.
Willie Nelson induces a creative euphoric cerebral high, characterized by an increase in energy, social interactions and analgesic body effects.
Willie Nelson is a cross between such Sativa strains as Vietnamese Black and Highland Nepalese.
Willie Nelson specs


12. Ambrosia, Hybrid. 16% THC

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Ambrosia is a Sativa dominant hybrid has all the best characteristics of medical cannabis including a pleasant tropical-sweet aroma and taste, uplifting cerebral effects and strong pain relief properties. Ambrosia combines a potent cerebral high with couch lock. You get the full body stone with pain relief. Good for wake and bake and daytime use. Ambrosia induces a strong euphoric cerebral high that starts in the head, coupled with couchlock body stone that spreads all the way down into your toes.
Ambrosia is a cross between God Bud and Burmese. How can it be bad at all?
Ambrosia specs


13. Chiesel, Hybrid. 17.5% THC

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Chiesel is a 60 Sativa/40 Indica hybrid that was bred by Big Buddha seeds and provides the best of both worlds: relaxation and analgesic effects of Indica and uplifting vigor of Sativa. Good for daytime and evening use due to stimulative and functional high. When Chiesel is consumed in low doses you experinece euphoria, creativity, increase in energy and social interactions. When used in high doses be ready for deep relaxation, increased appetite aka “the munchies” and couchlock aka Netflix binge watching. Mr. Chiesel is a cross between Big Buddha Cheese and NY City Diesel.
Chiesel specs


14. Tangerine Dream, Hybrid. 27% THC

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Tangerine Dream is 60/40 Sativa dominant hybrid is a winner of winner of the 2010 Cannabis Cup and shares its name with world-famous, German electronic music band. This girl has great medicinal characteristics and long lasting cerebral effects due to high THC content. The best times to experience Tangerine Dream are daytime and evening time. When using Tangerine Dream expect the weed to induce uplifting cerebral euphoria paired with analgesic effect, deep body relaxation followed by couchlock, munchies and sleep. A cross between G-13 and Neville’s A5 Hash.
Tangerine Dream specs


15. Sour Diesel, Sativa. 53% THC

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This Sativa is named after its aroma, an intoxicating smell of lemons and pungent stench of diesel fuel. Sour Diesel is a very popular strain due to its unique cerebral buzz and strong, long lasting relief of medical symptoms. Induces uplifted, energizing, cerebral high, prolonged pain relief, might cause light-headed sensation and inability to concentrate on task at hand. A cross of Original Diesel and unknown Skunk phenotype.
Sour Diesel specs


16. Bubba OG, Indica. 25% THC

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This Indica hybrid is one of the strongest Indica strains available on the market. With slow onset, strong punch, and prolonged effect, this strain provides great medicinal value. The buds are dense and green with dark orange hairs, frosted with trichomes. Good for evening and night time use. Induces cough upon inhalation of thick smoke, followed by delayed body relaxation and couch lock but keeps the mind clear and functional. Also Bubba OG prompts cerebral euphoria and uplifted mood. A cross between OG Kush and Bubba Kush.
Bubba OG specs


17. King Kong, Hybrid. 20% THC

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This Indica dominant hybrid is strong as the colossal ape himself due to high THC level and long lasting grip. The buds are dense, covered by trichomes and numerous ape like hairs . The effects are strong with good medicinal applications. Best for evening and night time use due to sedative effect. King Kongs punch induces a strong, happy, euphoric cerebral high that elevates your mood and produces a deep body relaxation that eventually leads to increased chance of munchies and then 10 hours of sleep. A cross between Chronic and Ed Rosenthal Super Bud.
King Kong specs


18. Bubba Kush, Hybrid. 19.2% THC

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With Bubba Kush being a Sativa dominant, this strain induces strong cerebral energy boost while Indica locks the body to the couch. Good for evening and night time use due to deep relaxing properties. Ole Bubba brings about a deep mellow, sedative high mixed with an euphoric relaxation sensation. A cross between Bubble Gum and Kush
Bubba Kush specs


19. Ed Rosenthal Super Bud, Hybrid. 23% THC

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Ed Rosenthal Super Bud is a 60/40 Indica dominant hybrid was created by Sensi Seeds breeders to honor Ed Rosenthal – a famous cannabis advocate and master grower. This strain can also be known as Super Bud and is very potent strain due to high THC content, ideal for many medicinal applications. Ed Rosenthal Super Bud is good for daytime and evening use. When used Ed Rosenthal Super Bud induces a numbing body buzz which can prompt tiredness and laziness, good analgesic effect, coupled together with an euphoric cerebral high, a boost of creativity, increasing your focus and ability to enjoy social interactions. Also you can look forward to an uplifted mood, joy, and getting a serious case of the munchies. Ed Rosenthal is a cross between five landrace strains: an Afghani Indica, Hindu Kush, Mexican Sativa, Thai Sativa, and an African hybrid.
Ed Rosenthal Super Bud specs


20. Pineapple Express, Hybrid. 19.6% THC

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Pineapple Express is a hilarious movie and a sativa dominant hybrid that is very potent due to high THC content, making sure to provide long lasting energetic high. Noobs beware, Pineapple Express kicks like a mule because it is so dank. It is good for wake and bake, plus anytime in the day. Pineapple Express induces a happy, uplifted, energetic cerebral high accompanied by a melting body buzz. Pineapple express is a cross between Hawaiian and Trainwreck.
Pineapple Express specs