We’re standing with both feet in 2019, so it’s time for an overview of 2018’s top sold marijuana strains. Trends are changing each year, and so are the growing techniques and modern technologies used to make the most out of each strain’s unique genetics and cannabinoid profile.
It may be difficult for less experienced users to choose the right flower, so our list of 2018’s top sold marijuana strain has been designed to help you out a bit. After all, the popularity of a given strain can tell you pretty much about its quality.
We’ve included both classic and less common strains, so chances are, you’ve already tried some of them. If not, this roundup gives you the opportunity to make up for this.
ACDC scores the #1 place on our list of 2018’s top sold marijuana strains. This flower is much different than most cannabis strains due to its extremely low THC concentration and a remarkably high CBD level. With THC clocking at around 1 to 6 percent, there’s almost no high from this strain. The CBD content, however, is more impressive, as it sits around 20 percent, which is way beyond the 0.05 average in typical marijuana strains.
ACDC is a cross between Ruderalis and Cannatonic, showing a 50/50 balance of Sativa/Indica genetics. In some batches, the strain has been shown to lean slightly toward Sativa. ACDC has also won several Cannabis Cup awards due to the high CBD concentration.
The smell of ACDC is earthy, sweet, and, at the same time, skunky. It may carry some hints of fruit, with the aroma carrying over to its taste. Users often report the cherry and lemongrass scent. The buds of ACDC are tight but fluffy, with green surface threaded through with orange hairs.
The ACDC has been created with medical marijuana users in mind. Recreational users should pass this one by as its cannabinoid profile is more like hemp. On the medical part, ACDC can relieve anxiety, seizures, severe pain, substance dependence, and cancer.
When a strain receives its name from weed legend Snoop Dog himself, you know that it must be one hell of a powerful bud. But when the descendant of this strain receives the “God” name, you can expect something heavenly.
Contrary to its name, God’s Green Crack is not a fancy name for a new, enhanced street drug. This is an indica-dominant marijuana strain that combines both the blissful body high with remarkable potency and a set of cerebral effects from its parent strain.
The buds of God’s Green Crack have a structure typical of indica; they are short and bulky with that slightly tapered shape that looks like a mini-pinecone. The strain comes with a spicy and pungent odor accentuated by a mix of citrusy notes. Even those who don’t like the distinct smell of weed love to indulge in the refreshing nuggets of God’s Green Crack. The flavor is similar to the aroma, spiced up by exotic herbal undertones.
When smoked, God’s Green Crack induces a delicate, mental high whose potency develops over time. The whole experience starts with a cerebral sensation that creeps right to the center of your head. At that point, you should feel the stress and anxiety giving the backseat to an overall calmness and euphoria, feeling elevated and filled with the surge of positive energy. The final stage of the high more body-centered, balancing the cerebral effects of this strain. Medical marijuana users praise God’s Green Crack for its potential to relieve depression, chronic pain, lack of appetite, and muscle spasms.
Northern Lights often scores high on the lists of top-selling strains, and our overview of 2018’s top sold marijuana strains is no different.
Northern Lights is the ultimate strain picked for relaxation and sleep aid. This award-winning Indica-dominant hybrid is well received by growers, recreational consumers, and medical marijuana patients. It’s also one of the most popular Indica strains of all time.
Often described as a “two hit and quit” strain, Northern Light puts the body into a wonderfully tranquilizing, lazy mode. The desire to kick back and chill on the couch may be inescapable for novice users even at lower doses.
Like most indica-based strains, Northern Lights is recommended for evening or nighttime use, specifically to tackle sleep disorders such as insomnia. It also has a well-documented record of relieving stress and anxiety. Being one of the purest Indica strains on the market (95% Indica and 95% Sativa), this flower can successfully keep you away from completing any task during the day, so make sure you take a day-off at work if you don’t want to wait until the evening to indulge in Northern Lights.
Purple Buddha is a wonderful cross between Blue Buddha and grape-flavored Mendocino Purps. It has a creamy berry taste and provides a balanced high with the prevalence of Indica effects.
The powerful, stress-relieving properties of Purple Buddha are mostly body-centered, so if you go overboard with its delicious buds, chances are that you might end up glued to the couch. However, when taken in moderation, the strain can bring up feelings of euphoria and enlightenment that can keep the user uplifted for the whole duration time.
Medical marijuana patients appreciate Purple Buddha for its ability to end insomnia, relieve stress, pain, depression, and headaches, but many people also report that the strain is great for curbing inflammation and thus a range of inflammatory disorders.
Once you put your nose into the bag of Purple Buddha, you’ll immediately notice an alluring berry taste, with notes of grape and little hints of diesel. As for the flavor, the berries dominate the profile being underlined by creamy, sweet, and lavender notes.
Purple Hashplant is a rare marijuana strain that is famous for its perfectly balanced head and body high accompanied by delicious flavors and tempting aromas. Although the exact origins of this hybrid are shrouded by a mystery, it probably comes somewhere from the sunny state of California.
This hybrid comes with a 50/50 ratio of sativa to indica. It also produces big, impressively colored buds that are covered by a generous layer of trichomes. Deep, forest-green shades intermingle with some violet and purple hues, which makes their bag appeal absolutely stunning. On top of that, Purple Hashplant offers a tempting, hashy aroma of fruit salad, with distinct notes of berries and sweet soil.
The effects of the Purple Hashplant strain are all about giggliness and elevated mood. Its remarkably high THC content can fill the user with euphoria and an irresistible urge to munch on some delicious food.
Due to its highly sedative properties, Purple Hashplant is recommended for evening or nighttime use, especially for insomniacs. The mix of cannabis-induced creativity, appetite, and mellow laziness makes this hybrid perfect for medicating sleep disorders.
On top of that, Purple Hashplant may come in handy for those suffering from anxiety, stress, mood swings, and depression. It definitely deserves its 5th place on our list of 2018’s top sold marijuana strains.
Godfather OG is one of the strongest marijuana strains on the planet. The strain isn’t for newbies, as it carries an extremely high THC content, testing as high as 28% of THC. For many tokers, it’s love at first sight, as Godfather OG produces dense buds with purple pistils and a generous coating of trichomes. The aroma is even more tempting, teasing the nostrils with pungent earth and pine notes. Occasionally, you should be able to detect hints of grape adding a nice fruitiness to its aroma profile.
If you’ve never smoked Godfather OG, you’re in for a nice treat. The strain offers one of the strongest highs among indica-dominant hybrids. At first, Godfather OG slams the user with a cerebral rush that results in almost immediate relief from stress and anxiety — tothe point you don’t care about anything that could potentially make you nervous.
Praised by the medical cannabis users, Godfather OG is a decent choice for fighting depression and pain, but it’s also one hell of a remedy when it comes to treating insomnia. Munchies are fairly prominent, too, so if you’re struggling with lack of appetite or eating disorders, you’ll soon find relief.
Also known as Government Indica Strain 13, G-13 is a pure indica strain that was first introduced to the cannabis community between the 70s and 80s. After years of consistent crossbreeding, though, the current G-13 is anything put a pure indica. Today’s G-13 varieties are typically indica-dominant hybrids with a 70/30 ratio of Indica to Sativa.
While the strain’s name doesn’t tell you much about its effects, make no mistake — the G-13 strain can hit you like a train, producing a powerful body high typical of Indica strains. The mellow sensation can calm you in no time, making you more focused and creative before the sedating nature of G-13 kicks in leaving you couch-locked.
Given the strong Indica leaning, the G-13 strain is best suited for the evening, easing chronic pain and muscle spasm while elevating the mood and curbing stress, anxiety, and depression. In addition, the extremely high THC content makes G-13 a perfect remedy for insomnia, eating disorders, nausea, and seizures.
Beware not to go overboard with this flower, as too much of G-13 can trigger dizziness, dry mouth and eyes, anxiety, and paranoid thinking.
As our overview of 2018’s top sold marijuana strain comes to an end, it would be a sin to leave Nuken without a mention. This 80/20 indica-dominant hybrid was created by crossbreeding the infamous God Bud with Kish — a cross of two Shishkaberry parent strains.
This potent bud comes with impressive THC content, reaching up to 25% in some batches, so novice smokers are advised to approach the strain with caution. Nuken has coined its reputation thanks to its intriguing mix of effects, providing the user with a strong, yet incredibly smooth high.
Speaking of which, the high offered by Nuken induces a very spacey and contemplative buzz that can last for a while, but it’s not too overwhelming as it gently spreads throughout the body, ensuring both mental and physical relief. Therefore, it’s an all-day marijuana strain.
Nuken has plenty of medical applications. Marijuana patients use this bud for treating conditions such as arthritis, ADD/ADHD, chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues, and muscle spasms. In addition, this indica-dominant hybrid may help you relieve symptoms of depression and keep anxiety at bay. Nuken inherited strong sedative properties from its indica parents, so you can freely use it to help yourself fall asleep faster and get a good night’s rest.
Appearance-wise, Nuken has big and furry buds, with light-green coloring. The nugs are generously sprinkled with fiery orange hairs and covered by a thick layer of crystal trichomes and sticky resin that stay on the fingers upon the touch.
Last but not least, here’s a strain that carries one of the most badass names in the whole cannabis industry. El Jefe is a 70/30 indica-dominant strain. It’s not easy to find it in your local dispensary, as the hybrid is very rare. It was created by crossing the Abusive OG strain with Rare Dankness #1.
El Jefe has brightly colored green buds that are covered by gorgeous trichomes enhancing the palette of green shades in the strain. It also comes with a wonderful, classic pot aroma that makes users want to spend the entire day with their noses inside the jars filled with El Jefe.
The strain also offers impressive THC levels ranging between 22% and 25%. Because of that, many people call this strain “the Boss”. Ultra-potent El Jefe is recognized by a soothing high that starts with a gentle cerebral buzz and travels throughout the entire body, resulting in utter relaxation and a clear head. The strain induces euphoric mood while helping the user get rid of any worries and anxious thoughts.
The high THC content of El Jefe may also come in handy for medical marijuana users. The strain has powerful, sedating properties that leave users pain-free without numbing their mind, so long as they don’t breach their tolerance threshold. In addition, people use El Jefe to relieve eye pressure, cramps, muscle spasms, and restless leg syndrome. The munchies produced by El Jefe are invaluable for treating eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, nausea, and constant lack of appetite.
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