The Cannabis industry is booming since 2018. Researches and studies have shown that this interesting plant might have a great potential to be an answer to numerous medical conditions. Epilepsy, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, inflammation, and the list could go on. 

Many marijuana users can tell, that not all cannabis has the same effect on the human body. That is why the different strains can be useful in different scenarios. Sometimes can be overwhelming choosing the right one, especially because it doesn’t just depend on the strain how it is working for you but it also up to your unique body. We are all different and when one strain has a calming effect on someone it is possible that doesn’t do anything for another person. 

In this article we collected the most popular strains and their main properties below, to give you a good starting point. 

What is a marijuana strain?

By now you have probably heard about the 3 main categories that most people divide the cannabis strains into. It is believed that Indica has a relaxing effect on the user, Sativa is known to be energizing and hybrid strains are kinda the mix of the two previous groups. 

However, lately industry experts reconsidering these categories. Medical professionals and scientists come to believe that categorizing this way is more or less meaningless. While researching and testing countless samples of cannabis products, doctors couldn’t find identifiable characteristics that would be consistent with the category properties.

Meaning the chemical makeup of the flower is way too complex and it is not like that they could be only Sativa, Indica, or hybrid, and strictly be calming, energizing, or a little bit both. It is maybe better to just identify the different strains based upon their own characteristics. If you want to get deeper into this topic, you can do it here.  

Another reason that makes categorizing hard is that since we have this booming industry breeding got to another level. We can find strains that were made to have specific, enhanced effects on the user. 

How to find the right strain for your needs?

This is a tricky one since as we mentioned above, different strains can have different effects on everyone. 

We suggest that first, you nail down what result you are looking for. Do you need something that keeps your head clear and gives your a great body high? Do you want to treat chronic pain? Do you have difficulties falling asleep? Do you want something that eases your mind? These are the questions you need to ask and the more specific you are, the better answer you get. 

Below we will list the most popular strains and their best effect that you might run into on the market. 

Popular Cannabis Strains 

Cannabis Strains

Cannabis Strains

Before we get to the juicy part, keep in mind that there are high-CBD and high-THC strains. The legality of cannabis differs in every state. So your research and see what rules apply to your area, because recreational use of THC dominant strains is prohibited in most places. 

White Widow

Is a great strain to improve your mood. It is not just great at reducing pain and stress, but gives ease to your mind, while also keeps you energized and alert. It is a CBD dominant strain, so its psychoactive effect close to none. 


This strain will help you fight insomnia, depression, pain, and muscle spasm. It is definitely a THC-rich strain, so keep that in mind when you are trying to purchase. It has a complex grape and berry aroma. Granddaddy Purple will give you a strong head and body high, with a relaxed feeling. It is considered the best strain for sleep.

Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is your go-to buddy if you need a massive tranquilizing effect. This THC-rich strain gives you a great sense of relaxation and euphoria from head to toe. It has a sweet hashish-like flavor with a touch of chocolate and coffee aroma. 

Northern Lights

With its high THC content, Northern lights can send you into a deep sleep while dissolves pain and all your worries. It is also producing a euphoric effect with muscle relaxation. Consumers claim it has a sweet and spicy flavor. Medical patients use it to help with depression, stress, pain. 

Ringo’s Gift

This strain has variations with super high CBD content. It has quickly become popular for its cannabinoid-rich properties. The main effects you can expect from Ringo’s Gift is a cerebral activity with soothing, body – relaxation. 

Sour Diesel

Great Sativa dominate strain, with special gasoline and lemon-like aroma. It helps with creativity, depression, and anxiety gives you an energizing high alongside the feeling of euphoria. When you look around on the market you will be able to find this strain both with high THC or CBD content. 

Pineapple Express

It is a hard-hitting hybrid providing you with a long-lasting energetic buzz and productive feeling. If you need a creative escape, defiantly try this strain. You will be able to find Pineapple express with high THC content, and also as CBD hemp flower.


Don’t let the scary name fool you. This strain will bring out your real mellow mood. AK-47 famous for its complex flavors and effects. The sour and earthy scent is infused with sweet floral notes, a real bomb for your taste buds. Its most beloved effects include a long-lasting cerebral buzz while it keeps you mentally alert. It is a great strain if you wanna engage in social activities but need a little stress relief to do so.

Super Silver Haze

Super silver haze famous for its uplifting effects. This is the strain you want if you tend to get stressed and suffering from the loss of appetite or nausea. Also works like a charm when you are trying to stay in a creative state of mind.


High CBD strain with clear-headed effects. It is great to help with relaxation without sedation or intoxication. Because of its CBD content, Harlequin might be very effective with treating pain and anxiety while it’s giving you a nice body-high.

Sour Tsunami

Also, a high CBD strain that has plenty of medicinal benefits without the head- high. It might works great for anxiety, and as pain relief. 


ACDC is an easy favorite. The cannabinoid content is heavily CBD-dominant. ACDC is an outstanding companion for daily medicinal cannabis consumers seeking to relieve tension, pain, or anxiety. It also believed that this strain is an all-in-one. Gives you physical relaxation, elevates your mood, and keeps your mind clear in the process.