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The 10 Most Popular Cannabis Strains in Washington

Washington is a special place (as a born-and-bred state native, I of course say this with total, unabashed bias). Two enormous mountain ranges cut through the evergreen terrain, creating a snowcapped fence that keeps the climate wet and temperate year-round. This presents a unique set of challenges for the outdoor grower. Because of those struggles and Washington’s legal market regulations, almost all harvests come from indoor grows. So what are some of the top strains to come out of those greenhouses and grow rooms?

We took a look at menu items from our Washington vendors to determine the top ten most commonly listed strains in the state. Unsurprisingly, this list is similar to the most frequently searched strains in Washington. Budtenders and inventory overseers, take note of what supply and demand is trying to tell you.

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1. Blue Dream

Leafly "Blue Dream" hybrid cannabis strain tile and effects bar

I don’t know what induced a national craze over Blue Dream, but it’s dominating menus in Washington, California, Colorado, and most other major markets in the U.S. If you’re one of a bajillion people to say your favorite strain is Blue Dream, you’re in luck because it’s practically everywhere.

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2. Dutch Treat

Leafly "Dutch Treat" hybrid cannabis strain tile and effects bar

As prolific as it is pungent, you can basically walk out your back door and smell the sweet aromas of Dutch Treat. This hybrid beckons you with the strong scent of candied citrus and evergreen trees, a reflection of the strain’s colorful terpene palette.

3. Green Crack

Leafly "Green Crack" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

We’ve got a Green Crack problem here in Washington. This sativa, named for its racy cerebral effects, puts your mind on the fast-track, a rollercoaster ride some enjoy more than others. Creatives and social butterflies flock to this tropical-flavored strain for its ability to spark ideas and conversation, and it’s sure to help Washingtonians through those long, dark winters.

4. OG Kush

Leafly "OG Kush" hybrid cannabis strain tile and effects bar

It wouldn’t be the West Coast if menus weren’t packed full of OG Kush and OG hybrids. Carrying a piney aroma familiar to any Pacific Northwest woods-wanderer, OG Kush is a commonplace strain in any Washington stash box.

5. Super Lemon Haze

Leafly "Super Lemon Haze" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Though originally from gardens of Dutch breeders Green House Seeds, this sativa-dominant strain is no stranger to Washington cannabis shops. Rich citrus flavors hit with profoundly uplifting effects, making Super Lemon Haze a pleasure for all the senses.

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6. Cinex

Leafly "Cinex" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

We Washington residents love our sativas as much as we love our coffee, apparently. The love child of Cinderella 99 and Vortex, Cinex provides all the energy and focus you need to hammer out all those projects that have been cursing your to-do list.

7. Grape Ape

Leafly "Grape Ape" indica cannabis strain tile and effects bar

The number one indica choice among Washington customers, Grape Ape is lovingly cherished for its district grape flavor and stunningly potent effects. Sedating in all the right ways, this indica powerhouse is often chosen by those with stubborn aches and pains, as well as anyone who could use some help getting to sleep.

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8. Blueberry

Leafly "Blueberry" indica cannabis strain tile and effects bar

A pedigree in the cannabis world, the Blueberry indica has been around a long time, which means it’s a classic strain that has perfected the art of flavor. Bursting with the aroma of ripe blueberries, this indica’s taste is as much a delight as its dreamy, relaxing effects.

9. Sour Diesel

Leafly "Sour Diesel" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Few strains make better outdoor companions than the enlivening Sour Diesel. This sativa-dominant strain offers a burst of energy and sensory stimulation, so hikers and backpackers keep this one in mind for your next sunny stroll through the Cascades or Olympics.

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10. GSC (f.k.a Girl Scout Cookies)

Leafly "GSC (f.k.a Girl Scout Cookies)" hybrid cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Washington couldn’t escape the Cookie craze, and GSC (f.k.a Girl Scout Cookies) still clings to its position on this list. Veteran and heavyweight consumers demand potency, and this hybrid rarely disappoints. Get ready for a psychoactive blast that will leave you feeling weightless and worry-free on euphoria’s Cloud 9.


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