How Many Marijuana Strains Are There?
For recreational and medicinal purposes, cannabis comes in the form of either Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica or hybrids of the two. From these, growers develop a variety of different strains to intensify certain characteristics of the plant, making it more palatable and attractive as a drug. According to the Los Angeles times, there are 779 strains of cannabis on record (130 Sativa, 218 Indica, 431 hybrid). As long as there are new growers experimenting, new strains will continue to emerge.
According to High Times, the strongest strain in the world currently is an Indica known as “Chem Dog.” From the Colorado region, Chem Dog holds the record for the highest potency ever recorded at a Hight Times Cannabis Cup event where it reached 32.13% THC.
Below are High Times top ten Canadian strains.
From British Columbia, Romulan was brought into the Vancouver Island area in the 70s and became an instant hit with local breeders. With a piney odour and peppery flavor, it is prized by medical marijuana patients for its ability to alleviate pain and give an intense “couch potato” high.
With an incredibly short life cycle (eight weeks from seed to bud) this strand has great appeal for growers. Smokers commend it for its high sweet scent, and euphoric, creative high.
Island Sweet Skunk
Grown on Vancouver Island, this Sativa generates a smoke with undertones of cedar and cinnamon. It inspires good moods in its users and can be effective in treating depression, anxiety and stress, leaving smokers with a greater capacity to focus.
A dense and potent Indica that made the list of High Times top ten strains of the year in 2007. A cerebral stimulant that calms nausea, relieves headaches and increases appetite.
Developed in the 70s or 80s by DJ Short (a mysterious breeder who has been described as the Willy Wonka of pot). A blueberry scent coupled with a relaxed and sedated high make this one a great insomnia reliever.
Winner of High Times Indica Cup 2004, this strain was originally created by the BC Bud Depot in British Columbia. A citrus, fruity taste. A euphoric high.
Perky and chill, when properly grown M-39 can good for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Downside? It can cause headaches.
Given its name by the medical community for its effective treatment of pain and nausea. Developed by Dr. David Suzuki. Induces euphoria.
Took 3rd place at 2007 Sativa Cup. Dark purple flowers give tremendous “bag appeal.” Candy flavor, upbeat high.
Best to use when you’ve got nothing planned. Powerful Indica, powerful body high. Great reliever of joint pain.Back To FAQ