At least 800 different strains of marijuana exist, with new variations coming and going all the time. Here are 10 of the best-named strains around.
1. Alaskan Thunder Fuck
One of the strongest sativas on the market, this strain is named after its originating location: the Matanuska Valley of Alaska. This strain is apparently capable of “thunder-fucking” your brain upon inhale, hitting strong but leaving you feeling happy.
ATF is known to have a “creeper” tendency, first offering a relaxing effect then changing to a more intense, euphoric feeling.
This strain has an earthy/woody flavor, with pine and lemon scents. It can provide relief from stress and mild depression, making it a popular choice among medical marijuana patients.
2. Bob Saget OG
Named after the actor, comedian, and TV host, this strain is perfect for enjoying old “Full House” reruns. This strain is a mix of Afghani and Pre-98 Bubba Kush that typically offers an uplifting cerebral high that calms into full-body relaxation without fully attaching its user to the couch.
3. Cat Piss
Named after its ammonia-like aroma, this sativa strain has a sweet and sour taste that offers a pleasant, stimulating, chilled vibration.
This strain began as clone phenotype of Super Silver Haze. While it may smell strongly of cat piss, there’s also earthy/pine undertones and the high it provides keeps users going back for more.
4. Dog Shit
If you weren’t already turned off by cat piss, how about some dog shit?
This sativa-dominant hybrid strain is most easily found in Oregon. It is known to provide an uplifting, euphoric feeling, elevating your mood and eliminating stress.
This strain’s genetic background is rather elaborate as it supposedly stems from Purple Zacatecas, Colombian Gold, Cambodian, and Hippie Trail Afghani.
5. Crouching Tiger Hidden Alien
Not sure what a “hidden alien” is? Apparently, this strain can turn you into one. This uniquely named strain inspires a heavy, full-body, deeply relaxed sensation, like that of taking a sedative if you consume enough.
In a smaller quantity, Crouching Tiger Hidden Alien can incite a reasonable level of creativity, or enhance a user’s current sense of creativity. This strain is also great for those experiencing stress or those who need a solid night’s sleep. It can also offer relief from nausea, pain, and inflammation.
This powerful indica strain is the child of Starfighter and Tigers Milk, originating in Washington state. The taste is known to be that of pepper/spice and it is famed for a high THC content of over 21%.
If its name isn’t obvious enough, this indica strain is capable of enhancing sensual feels, similar to the concept of Kama Sutra – except this method requires less flexibility.
Other than being capable of leaving you and your partner feeling relaxed and sensual, this strain also provides a mild but mood-elevating high. Cannasutra is great for an all-day smoke as it can boost mental focus instead of disrupting it.
7. Purple Monkey Balls
If you’re a fan of flavorful, heavy-hitting indicas, you’re going to want to get your hands on some Purple Monkey Balls.
This strain is believed to be a combination of Mendo Purps and Deep Chunk or Granddaddy Purple and Deep Chunk. The name comes from this strain’s appearance: big, purple-colored, round buds, and it has an earthy, grape flavor.
Purple Monkey Balls comes with a couch-lock caution, so it may not be best to smoke this strain right before you go to work. However, its potency does offer several medicinal applications, like alleviating depression, stress, and relief from pain.
8. Green Crack
A far less dangerous and addictive alternative to actual crack. This one-of-a-kind, indica-dominant hybrid strain can provide focus and energy, invigorating in a way that can apparently last through an entire day. It has an earthy, citrus, and sweet flavor.
9. Charlie Sheen
AKA “Crack Kush,” this strain is named after history’s most “winning” actor. Smoking Charlie Sheen causes wide eyes and exuberant levels of energy. If you smoke this strain among friends and in an atmosphere you feel comfortable, your levels of chatty-ness will increase as well.
Alternatively, this strain is not recommended for those who experience anxiety or paranoia when they smoke or otherwise. Charlie Sheen is best in small doses, especially for first-time users of this strain or those with a lower tolerance.
This indica-dominant hybrid is a mix of Green Crack and Hindu Kush. Fans of Charlie Sheen enjoy its quality, potent buds that smell of lemon and pine and have a flavor comparable to a sweet kush.
AKA “afgoo,” this strain is aptly named for its gooey nature. A strong hybrid strain of 80% indica and 20% sativa, Afghooey can turn a stressful day into an immensely relaxing one.
This strain’s buds are light, fluffy, and covered in crystals. It is known to make its users feel soft and gooey on the inside, hence its name. It is a sugarier version of an Afghan strain, with an earthy, sweet, and woody flavor.
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