One month into nationwide legalization and cannabis curious Canadians are still getting acquainted with the newly regulated marketplace and all it has to offer.
While selection and availability might vary from province to province, these are the strains—in no particular order—that your fellow Canadians are searching for in Leafly’s database of strains.Learn About Cannabis in Canada
Blue Dream has achieved legendary status among West Coast strains. By crossing a Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze, the sativa-dominant hybrid balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the level effects of Blue Dream, which ease you gently into a calm euphoria.
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Pink Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid with powerful body-focused effects. In its most exceptional variations, pink hairs burst from bright green buds barely visible under a blanket of sugar-like trichomes, with traces of a sweet vanilla and candy perfume in the aroma. The potency of this strain could be considered overpowering, and often small doses are all you need.
Among the most famous strains worldwide is White Widow, a balanced hybrid first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds. In the years since its birth in the 1990s, White Widow has graced every Dutch coffeeshop menu. Its buds are white with crystal resin, warning you of the potent effects to come. A powerful burst of euphoria and energy hit the consumer immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity.
GSC, formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies, is an OG Kush and Durban Poison hybrid cross whose reputation grew too large to stay within the borders of its California homeland. With a sweet and earthy aroma, GSC launches you to euphoria’s top floor where full-body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space. A little goes a long way with this hybrid, whose THC heights offer a strong dose of relief of pain, nausea, and appetite loss.
Great White Shark is a potent strain that is known for its ability to provide a strong indica body buzz very quickly. For this reason it’s often recommended medically to treat chronic pain ailments. The sativa qualities of this strain keep this heavy hitter from being a complete knockout, but it isn’t recommended for days when a lot of work needs to get done.
Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa-dominant strain named for its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to reach legendary status. This strain took root in the early 90s, and it is believed to have descended from .
Tangerine Dream, a cross between G13, Afghani, and Neville’s A5 Haze, is by all measures a strain for connoisseurs. Its ability to knock out physical discomfort while increasing energy is what makes Tangerine Dream so special, and while too much Tangerine Dream may leave you stuck on the couch, this strain was handcrafted to meet the demands of busy consumers. Uplifting and euphoric, it provides users with mental clarity while deeply relaxing the muscles.
Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross: The California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its oversized, compact bud structure. GDP flowers bloom in shades of deep purple, a contrastive backdrop for its snow-like dusting of white crystal resin. Its potent psychoactive effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body.
OG Kush is cherished for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria. The strain makes up the genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, but in spite of its ubiquity, its genetic origins remain something of a mystery. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones, an aroma that has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants.
MK Ultra is renowned for its ‘hypnotic’ effects that are fast-acting and best used when strong medication is desired. The indica, parented by OG Kush and G13, is one of the strongest in the world. It might be best for a day when not getting off the couch would be fine.