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Five New Cannabis Strains with Canadian Origins

February 4, 2014

Some of the best cannabis strains we enjoy today migrated from the growers and seed banks of Canada. Since the 1990s when cannabis activism was revived with the opening of “hemp stores,” Canada has been a hotspot for new crossbred varieties.

Here are some of Leafly’s newcomers:

1. Blue God

Characteristics of Blue God:

  • 100% indica
  • Breeder: Jordan of the Islands
  • Cross between God Bud and Blueberry
  • Berry aroma
  • Offers full-body relief
  • May help with pain and sleep disorders
  • Soil preferred for growing
  • 55-60 day flowering time

2. Lethal Purple

Characteristics of Lethal Purple:

  • 80% indica
  • Breeder: Great White North
  • Floral aroma
  • Offers full-body relief with mental clarity

3. Endless Sky

Characteristics of Endless Sky:

  • 90% indica
  • Breeder: Greenthumb Seeds
  • Cross between Grenadine and Iranian landrace
  • Earthy, hashy aroma
  • Offers spacey, dreamy effects
  • Hydroponics preferred for growing
  • 42-50 day flowering time

4. Lowryder

Characteristics of Lowryder:

  • Hybrid
  • Breeder: Joint Doctor Seeds
  • Cross between Ruderalis and Northern Lights #2 x William’s Wonder 
  • Dwarf-sized plant that grows no higher than 40cm
  • Earthy aroma
  • Slow onset with balanced head and body effects
  • Hardy plants with a 40-45 day flowering time

5. Sapphire Star

Characteristics of Sapphire Star:

  • 60% sativa
  • Breeder: Jordan of the Islands
  • Cross between Blue Hawaiian sativa and God Bud
  • Berry, skunky aroma
  • Cerebrally energizing, physically calming
  • 49-56 day flowering time

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Bailey Rahn

Bailey is a senior content manager at Leafly, specializing in strains and health. She's spent 7+ years researching cannabis products, spreading patients’ stories, and exploring healthy ways of integrating cannabis into daily life.

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