Best Cannabis Strains: The Team’s Top 6 Favourites
April 29, 2022
by Ma Raim
We recently wrote an article on the best cannabis strains in Canada for 2022, now we’re tackling our personal top 6 favourite strains. What’s the difference? If you’ve ever watched Top Gear, a cooking show, maybe one of those ones where they buy and sell antiques, you’ve probably heard one of the experts say, “This is technically the best, but I just love this,” or something along those lines. Just like a person might be the perfect one for you on paper but doesn’t do it for you in person, sometimes you and certain cannabis strains meet, and the chemistry is just right.
You could be looking for the strongest weed strains, the best strains for creativity, the highest THC strain. It’s a personal thing. So, these aren’t the best cannabis strains based on reviews or sales numbers per se, these are our stoner team’s all-time favourites.
Pink Weed Strains
Pink weed strains have quickly become fan favourites for their alluring bag appeal. They just look sexy and get you in the mood to roll a joint. It doesn’t hurt that they put you into a lovely rosy high.
1. Pink Rockstar Weed Strain
Pink Rockstar is a 70-80% indica-dominant hybrid strain. It’s grown by crossing the potent Pink Kush and Rockstar Kush strains, both of which are highly popular in pot stores. You’re looking at 18-20% THC, so are in for a kick ass high. The parents are both heavy indica-dominant strains known for their euphoric properties. They boast strong physical effects and are loved by pain patients, people with inflammation and those who buy medical marijuana to help them sleep.
Pink Rockstar is a rare flower not often on the menu at Vancouver dispensaries. Your weed man might struggle to find this one at a fair price. Due to its rarity and potency we’re only selling by the 1/8th right now – you can try it for yourself here.
Pink Rockstar Effects
If you struggle to unwind before bed or wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep, this is perfect for you. Enjoy a full body release of tension and a calm mind. It’ll relax you for hours and then lull you into one of the best sleeps of your life so remember to set an alarm. People eat up this strain for weed delivery to Toronto, so can help you sleep through city noise too.
Appearance, Flavour, and Scent
Across customer reviews everyone was going mad for the taste of this weed. The scent starts sweet and citrusy on the burn followed by a satisfying earthy and musky finish with a hint of diesel. Think orange trees in fresh soil. The buds sport mint green leaves, well formed, and flecks of pink as the name suggests. You won’t be lacking for pinkish crystals either. These glittery trichomes will take you where you need to go.
The Pink Rockstar strain isn't for before work or socializing unless it’s a sleepover. This is an evening, done for the day, relieve all my stress kind of weed. Feel warmth spread over you and then chill. The flavour and body buzz will put a smile on your face before a relaxed but contemplative phase and then a peaceful sleep.
2. Pink Kush Weed Strain
The second of our top pink weed strains. How can you not fall in love with the Pink Kush strain immediately, simply by its beautiful colour and pungent smell?
Pink Kush is an indica-dominant strain known for its relaxing effects and does precisely that. It's the perfect strain to have on hand to help manage stress and let go of the worries of the day. At the same time, its euphoric effects will steadily lift your mood. Personally, I find it one of the best strains for after work to help me reset, let go of my stress from the workday and refocus on my plans for the evening.
Pink Kush Effects
Pink Kush is an indica-dominant (approximately 90%) strain with about 20% THC that is believed to be a descendant of the OG Kush we all love.
The main benefits of Pink Kush are its calming effects, making it perfect for the end of day relaxation and managing stress and anxiety. Its wonderful body feel is excellent for those who experience pain and may be looking for ongoing pain management.
At the same time as relaxation, Pink Kush provides a euphoric effect that can help lift your mood. This can be great to help you get into your self-care at the end of the day. It's also one of the best strains for creativity.
Pink Kush also may be helpful for those who are experiencing symptoms of depression. At higher doses, Pink Kush can be helpful for sleep.
As with all strong weed strains, some users may experience side effects. These may include dry eyes, dry mouth and sometimes mild paranoia. This reaction can be common for strains like this, but I wouldn't consider it to be too significant or bothersome.
Appearance, Flavour, and Scent
The dense and compact green nugs are punctuated by the pink highlights and coating of trichomes that almost give it a glazed candy-like look. It's a beautiful strain that boasts an array of beautiful colours and has a thick coating of sticky resin that gives it a bit of a frosty appearance. Super Pink Kush is a AAAAA strain with similar characteristics.
I would describe the aroma of this strain as pungent and striking, but it has some sweet undertones. You can definitely smell a sweet and rich vanilla scent along with some berry and floral notes.
The aroma of Pink Kush is powerful but not too overwhelming. However, I would recommend storing it in an airtight container.
Pink Kush has an intense flavour that shouldn't surprise you, considering its equally intense aroma. It begins with a sweet flavour that I would describe as candied vanilla, followed by a floral taste that often tastes a bit like pine or even dank earth. Cannabis strain connoisseurs tend to love the intricate taste of this strain.
Pink Kush is included in the 10 Best Weed Strains in Canada, and I definitely get it; it's one of my go-tos. Get Pink Kush from our online dispensary today, or try Super Pink Kush to kick it into overdrive.
Purple Weed Strains
Purple weed strains draw the eye as much as their pink cousins, with eye-catching colours shot through the flower.
3. Granddaddy Purple Weed Strain
This is your granddaddy’s weed. The strain was introduced in 2003, a year many of you may not remember. The OC, chain wallets, and two disappointing Matrix movies really sum up what that year had to offer. But it also birthed the literal granddaddy of purple weed strains. Without marijuana shops, taking the edge off was a challenge. But the wise grandmaster grower Ken Estes came to the rescue, dropping a strain that year named Granddaddy Purple (aka Grand Daddy Purps), and the world was better for it.
The strain is an indica cross of Purple Urkle and Big Bud, the former a fruity delight and the latter a high-yield behemoth. With its California origin, not too many Vancouver online dispensaries have this strain and when they do it gets snapped up fast.
Granddaddy Purple Effects
Some of the best cannabis strains start out mellow and build, if you're into that sort of thing. Many consider Granddaddy Purple a bit of a creeper. When it hits you’ll feel a heady happiness and your body’s troubles slip away. Get in a comfortable position because you might be there a while. Enjoy a dreamy state of relaxation coupled with a melty body buzz. If you’re a medicinal user you’ll find relief from pain, sleeplessness, appetite loss, muscular issues and stress. This is an evening strain, for sure, ideal for winding down after a long day.
Appearance, Flavour, and Scent
As the sire of purple weed strains, you’re looking at a strong purple colouring in the flowers along with plenty of white, dusty resin to top them off. Like Big Bud, GDP produces celebrated yields for growers around 55-60 days into its growth. Once it’s ready you’re down for one of the sweetest draws on the market. Fans love the juicy, sweet berry flavour. Some say you can smell the berries through the bag on the other side of a room. We don’t know about all that but this one definitely has a strong bouquet of berry, grape and underlying spice.
Granddaddy P might space you out for a minute or two. Then the strain will ease your pain, boost your appetite, initiate a dreamy euphoria and then nestle you in for a deep, contented sleep. Who could ask for more?
Strongest Weed Strains
Strongest is sort of a relative term when it comes to choosing a weed strain. All we know is the following ones hit us like a train during out extensive research for this article. Strong weed strains tend to just hit different, where you go on a bit of a trip, have a hell of an experience with friends, or get firmly melted to your sofa for the day.
4. Black Diamond Strain
The Black Diamond strain, also called Black Diamond OG or Black Diamond Kush, is an indica-dominant hybrid strain.
This strain is considered rare and isn’t often on the menu at Canadian dispensaries. In fact, a Vancouver will likely have to import it from its native Northern California. When found, it’s worth the search. Why so rare? Black Diamond is a clone-only strain, meaning it can only be reproduced with a cutting from a mature mother plant. You can’t get seeds of Black Diamond due to its unique genetic makeup. It can be grown indoors or out but reaches its fullest potential in soil.
If you're looking for the highest THC strain, this one is definitely up there. While studies vary, Black Diamond plants can pack in between 17 and 24% THC content. As a fairly balanced hybrid, you get a little of the effects of an indica and sativa: your mood will be lifted for a while and then you’ll get relaxed.
Black Diamond Strain Effects
Samplers described the Black Diamond strain as clearing the mind and letting them zone in to whatever they were doing. As it’s indica-dominant, this one isn’t really an outdoor party strain unless you have somewhere comfortable to chill, but is good for conversation. However, that sativa in its makeup will give you an early elation and liveliness before fading into indica mellow effects.
If you’re an overthinker or suffer from stress or depression, Black Diamond could be one of the best cannabis strains for your needs. If you struggle with insomnia or just switching off in the evening, this highly sedative strain has you covered. It can also alleviate nausea and help with a lack of appetite.
Appearance, Flavour, and Scent
Fans have described all sorts of aromas when grinding this weed. Musky and earthy are words that come up often, while some say it has a blackberry or grape flavour. It’s herby, piney and has a slightly sweet draw.
Try out the Black Diamond strain and you'll have a focused, in-depth conversation then take yourself to the couch for a powerful chill out featuring plenty of hunger pangs and laughs. Gain freedom from nausea, overthinking, anxiety and insomnia for a night of bliss.
Best Weed Strains for Creativity
Perfect for when you need to get something done but find yourself in your head, your mind wandering, your body tensing up, and you just need to focus and get in a headspace to make something amazing.
5. Dosidos Weed Strain
The Dosidos strain, pronounced Do-Si-Dos, is a popular indica-dominant hybrid, which has many great qualities and resembles the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain in bud structure and its effects. Dosidos is one of the strongest weed strains in the flavour category, which is what typically attracts fans. This is actually inherited from the GSC Strain. You can experience a taste of both worlds as you feel euphoric and relaxed simultaneously while smoking the strain. This strain is popularly called various names, such as Dosey Do, Cookie Face, Raspberry Cookie, and Peanut Butter.
Dosidos is of superior quality and is grown for its potency, flavour, and soothing effects. This strain crosses two OG Kush relatives (Face Off OG and GSC) and the potency of the strain reflects this relationship. By crossing these two OG strains the result is the perfect balance of smooth flavour and potent effects.
Dosidos Strain Effects
You can expect a relaxing tension release throughout your body while still being awake and energetic enough to get creative or sociable.
If you are well versed in strains, you will know that OG Kush is popular today for its high THC levels and for this reason most cultivators love to grow it and its relatives. Similarly, the Dosidos strain is a balanced hybrid that usually contains over 24% THC. The strongest version of the strain can have a THC level up to 30%, which is the highest THC strain among the majority of flower products. It's one of the best cannabis strains for sex if you don't overdo it.
Dosidos is considered a magical strain due to the perfect combination of both indica and sativa. It’s a fairly balanced hybrid that leans slightly to the indica side of its genetics. There are a variety of reasons that this strain has gained its popularity. Dosidos is commonly used both for medicinal and recreational purposes. It is known as a well-balanced indica hybrid strain and its potency is in part due to the trichomes that create its unique smell.
Appearance, Flavour, and Scent
The strain is grown in a popcorn-shaped plant bud, which is bright green in colour and gives a ripe smell when ground.The Dosidos strain is strong and has a unique smell. When consumed, the taste variation contains pine, flowers, a slight sweetness with danky and an earthy undertone.
So there you have it, some of the best, strongest, highest THC cannabis strains you could wish for. Did your top strain make the list? Have you tried any of these?
Highest THC Strain
While high THC doesn’t always signify how hard a strain will hit you personally, it’s a pretty good indicator that a bag won’t leave you disappointed if potency is your thing.
6. Girl Scout Cookies Weed Strain
Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC, is the highest THC strain in this list. It’s an indica-leaning hybrid strain of marijuana; the lovechild of OG Kush and Durban Poison. GSC has in turn given the world two beautiful progeny in the forms of the Sherbert and Wedding Cake strains. It’s a popular strain among expert stoners who have been in the blazing game for a long time. If you have a high tolerance, this strain will help you shatter that block and bust through to a solid high, boasting a massive max of 28% THC. Variations of GSC include Platinum Girl Scout Cookies and Thin Mints.
Girl Scout Cookies Effects
If you’ve got chronic pain, lost your appetite, struggle to settle an overactive mind, or suffer from nausea or restlessness, the Girl Scouts have a box of Cookies that’ll help with that. As our highest THC strain listed here, prepare for an intense euphoria, quickly boosting your mood and melting away your body’s troubles. Lay out plenty of snacks in advance as this isn’t really a get-up-and-move-around weed. However, some veteran users have described it as a daytime weed, so it really depends on your tolerance for heavy indicas. It's one of the best cannabis strains in the bedroom too.
Appearance, Flavour, and Scent
Girl Scout Cookies is a colourful strain. Our recent batch came through with some beautiful flecks of indigo in the leaves against a bed of pale green, as well as bright orange hairs that really pop. When you smoke up you can expect a sweet, fruity pull with some earthy, minty notes in there too. The nugs are densely packed together, so if you don’t smoke that often go easy when loading up your blunts and bowls.
As you would expect from a high-THC indica-dominant strain, Girl Scout Cookies will settle you in for a warm, elated rest. It’ll take your stresses, depression, and pains away for a release of several hours. One enthusiastic patron recommended Pink Floyd as an accompaniment, though this writer thinks pairing GSC with just about anything will only enhance your watching/jamming/chilling/sleeping experience. Only hit it if you don’t have any plans for the rest of the evening.
Best Cannabis Strains?
The best cannabis strains are the ones that hit different for you. There are all kinds of stoners out there, their needs as subtle and nuanced as any other connoisseur. We don't know exactly what does it for you. The highest THC strain that will send you into the stratosphere. Some to make your body feel like a melted mass of gummy bears in a warm car. A strain for creativity the day before your final piece is due. A strain so strong you bust through to the other side of reality and can taste colours and think without words, becoming a creature of pure experience. See the issue?
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