A descendant of Afghani and Thai strains, Northern Lights might be the most famous indica of them all. Because of its indica base, it produces a heavy head high that relaxes the body, inducing a relaxing state. Because of its relaxing effects, NL has strong success in reducing pain and stress from a user. It has also shown success in reducing depression and insomnia making it popular for medicinal uses, as well as recreational use. Rumored to have originated in Holland in the mid-eighties, Nother Lights has stood the test of time to become a stoner staple around the world.
With 4/20 two days away, stoners everywhere are making plans and picking up. Now that recreational marijuana is legal in a handful of states, this “holiday” has become easy for some but remains risky for others. Nonetheless, smokers will undoubtedly celebrate when the day arrives whether or not it’s legal where they live. With so many strains of that “bubonic chronic” out there its hard to keep track of them all. Though, if you’re looking for some strains with a lot of clout behind them, then look no further. Here are the top five most famous strains of cannabis.
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Coming onto the scene circa Florida in 1995, OG Kush has completely taken over the west coast. Since it was brought to the west coast in the mid-nineties, west coast growers and smokers have fallen in love with the strain making it the most prominent strain on that side of the country. So much so that OG Kush has been cross-bred with a number of different strains making its effects a part of a long list of other strains. It is known to eliminate stress easily and deliver a heavy but happy high. It contains medical use as well due to its ability to reduce nausea and induce hunger.
Thought to have been created in the early ’90s, Sour Diesel has remained a hugely popular strain since its introduction. Also known as Sour D, it is said to be the product of a cross between CHemdawg ’91 and Super Skunk, according to leafly.com. Classified as a Sativa, it is known to give a focused and energetic high with cotton mouth and dry eyes being the only real side effects. This strain is heavily recommended for medicinal use for people with depression and stress issues as it brings a long-lasting, pain relieving and euphoric high. If you are in a state with legal recreational use, chances are you can find it in your local dispensary.
It’d be impossible to do a list of famous strains without what could be the most famous of them all, Pineapple Express. Thanks to Seth Rogen and James Franco, Pineapple Express has become one of the most widely known strains due to its starring role in the movie using its name as the title. While the movie might have made it seem crazier than it really is, Pineapple Express had previously been popular within the smoking community for its energetic and uplifting high. Bred from Trainwreck and Hawaiin, the Sativa dominant hybrid has become popular among those suffering from PTSD. That alone should speak to its quality of high and credibility.
Now known just as GSC, Girl Scout Cookies is the offspring of an OG Kush and Durbin Poison crossbreed. Since its introduction, GSC has exploded in popularity grabbing itself a spot on this list. This strain is relatively new to the community compared to the others on this list, being created somewhere around late 2011 in northern California. The hybrid is known for its high levels of THC and its quick and heavy hitting high. Like most of the other strains on this list, it delivers a happy and euphoric high as well as inducing hunger into the mix. It is a strain best smoked in small doses and with plenty of snacks on deck. Be careful not too smoke too much at once though, as some users have reported anxiety after too much use in one sitting.
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Whether you're working or hanging with friends this 4/20, you should know what strain is going to help you celebrate. You can't go wrong with any of the strains out there, but these five are surely going to deliver.