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All the new Cannabis strains you need to know, reviewed.

April 12, 2018


Has the never-ending barrage of new cannabis strains released unto the world lately left you feeling unsure, out of the loop or lost?  As prohibition eases up and growers experiment with

new genetics, crossing one strain here and another there, the number of options available to the consumer has exploded.  Below we have reviewed 5 of our favorite new (some more than others) strains as well as our current favorite/go-to cannabis strains.  We hope this helps shed a little light onto the smoke clouds for you.  



Jack Herer

Jack Herer is undeniably one of the best marijuana strains on the market! This medical grade cannabis is an excellent option for beginners. Capable of inducing a great stoned effect, which can help to numb pain. As far as flavor goes, Jack Herer is very fulfilling and delivers a sweet taste, which is unmatched.


Also, this strain is a perfect balance of Sativa and Indica.  If you're looking for a satisfying strain this will undoubtedly deliver! Truthfully, you cannot go wrong with the Jack Herer!



THC Level : 18-24%

Indica/Sativa : Hybrid

Effect : Energetic, Euphoric, Creative

Flavor : Earthy, Woody


Durban Poison

If you want a trippy feeling, then Durban Poison may be the best strain for you. It is one of the most popular 2018 strains because of the "up" feeling you get with it, as well as feeling like you have so much energy! You'll be happy, euphoric, and even feel more creative than usual while you're at it. For medical use, this strain is one of the best for fighting stress and depression.


The yummy taste of Durban Poison is sweet and simple - it's a memorable flavor for sure! It'll remind you of cinnamon and yummy licorice. And the pine smell is great, without any of the funky odors you'd get in a more basic sativa. You'll like that this 2018 cannabis strain helps you focus and won't give you that tired feeling that you get with some other strains.

THC Level : 19-22%

Indica/Sativa : Pure Sativa

Effect : High energy, Happy, Creative

Flavor : Sweet, Cinnamon


Purple Kush


Purple Kush is a primarily Indica strain.. It is famous for its distinctive purple leaves and its high THC level of over 25 percent! It's the perfect choice for when you just want to relax, and its strong, smoky flavor will have you coming back for more and more.


Seasoned cannabis consumers will appreciate the strong buzz it produces in addition to its full-body sedative effects and long-lasting euphoria. In the world of medical marijuana, it has proved itself an effective treatment for pain symptoms, depression, muscle spasms or physical tics, insomnia, and anxiety. Most people report feeling primarily relaxed, sleepy, happy, euphoric, and hungry when using Purple Kush.


THC Level : 25.5%

Indica/Sativa : Hybrid - 75% Indica

Effect : Pure Indica High

Flavor : Sweet, Grape


Girl Scout Cookies

For the past few years, people have been buzzing enthusiastically about Girl Scout Cookies, also affectionately called simply "GSC". Medical patients know it well, as do cannabis fans. It is one of the best and most popular strains in 2018 because it relaxes you from head to toe, as well as making you feel happy, euphoric, and even creative. Get a body buzz unlike anything else. Medically, it's most popular for helping lower stress, depression, nausea, and pain.


The name Girl Scout Cookies makes sense! It has a sweet and spicy taste like fresh cookies and even smells like the baked goods they're named after. The faint yet noticeable chocolately taste that the strain leaves behind in your mouth keeps people coming back for more. With all of this going for it, no wonder Girl Scout Cookies has won so many Cannabis Cup awards and continues to be called one of the best marijuana strains and seeds around!


THC Level : 22%

Indica/Sativa : Indica dominant

Effect : Happy, Relaxed, Euphoric

Flavor : Sweet, Earthy


Granddaddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple, otherwise known as GDP or Grand Daddy Purps, is an indigenous Indica-dominant strain from Northern California. GDP’s influential terpene content and powerful compounds resulted in a second-place finish for “Best U.S. Indica” during a 2014 cannabis competition. A cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud, GDP’s genetics are currently being cultivated by growers nationwide.


A thoroughly psychotropic strain, GDP’s medicinal compounds benefit the work-weary psyche and the exploited body. Grand Daddy Purps has been reported to replace mental and physical angst with a euphoric sense of well-being and a welcome respite from physical pain.


The sweet taste of grapes and berries hits the tongue immediately, cleansing the palate like a THC-infused, grape flavored gum. This fruit flavored extravaganza is followed by a sweet, cream soda flavor that’s unique and refreshing. Strong undertones of skunk can be tasted as well. While the initial inhale is grape cola, the exhale is skunked-out and piney. Bottom line, these colorful and pungent flowers are sure to make fans of any purple skeptics still remaining.


THC Level : 18-20%

Indica/Sativa : Indica dominant hybrid

Effect : Relaxed, Euphoric

Flavor : Sweet, Skunky


Last but not least, our absolute current favorite...



California’s San Fernando Valley is a sprawling suburbia that’s famous for its inherent opportunities under the sun. Of which, the cultivation of the unique San Fernando Valley OG (SFV OG) is among the finest.  This modified OG Kush strain disarms the repressed psyche and relaxes the overstimulated intellect.


SFV OG is a Sativa-dominant strain that is a highly relaxing variant acknowledged for its medicinal efficacy. A naturally holistic medicine of the highest order, SFV OG vanquishes unrelenting stress and stress-related pain with a few simple tokes.


A citrus forward smoke with a spicy kick on the inhale, SFV OG offers hints of tangerines and a sweet diesel aftertaste when exhaled. A superior daytime smoke by virtue of its genetic predisposition, those suffering from bouts of social anxiety may want to pass on this strain – particularly in the evening.


Straddling the genetic dividing line, its Sativa side encourages euphoric creativity while the Indica side instills a sense of relaxed bliss. Imposed by the medicinal properties of its terpene profile, SFV OG allows patients and recreational smokers alike to elevate their mental functionality while reducing stress and anxiety.


THC Level : 18-20%

Indica/Sativa : Sativa dominant hybrid

Effect : Creative, Happy, Relaxed

Flavor : Sweet, Spicy


There you have the most notable cannabis strains on the market today.  This should give you a starting point and help you to wander in out of the dark.  


Enjoy and please save some SFV OG for me ;)





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