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The 7 best hybrid strains

In the world of weed, people usually think of sativas as the energizing head high strains, while indicas are the potent, sedating body high strains. While these generalizations of effects may have been applicable once upon a time, the truth is that very few 100% sativa or 100% indica genetics are available to the public — or even exist at all anymore.

Most of us are just smoking hybrids.

Hybrid cannabis strains are the result of cannabis breeders spending the past few decades crossing pure sativa genetics with pure indica genetics in the hopes of creating the “perfect” cannabis strains that every consumer could enjoy. Because of this, we now have thousands of strains that can make us feel a whole spectrum of ways. With so many hybrid options, choosing the right ones based on effects can be pretty overwhelming.

To ease the stress of browsing dispensary menus for hours, here are seven of the best hybrid cannabis strains ever.

OG Kush

Since its birth in the 1990s, Original Kush, better known as OG Kush, has been the backbone of California cannabis culture and genetics. As a result, there isn’t a strain out there that hasn’t been crossed with it; and usually, no matter the cross, those Kush attributes tend to be pretty dominant. Despite its fame, none of us really know for a fact which exact genetics created OG Kush. All we know is how it should make us feel.

OG Kush is known for providing potent effects suited best for those who can tolerate a high THC content. The high is generally a hard-hitting cerebral euphoria that leaves consumers feeling relaxed and goofy (i.e. stoned for hours at a time). While a heavy high, OG Kush isn’t thought to be a sleepy strain, though you can definitely smoke yourself into the couch with large doses.

Skunk #1

In the same breath as OG Kush and its influence on modern hybrids, we also have to mention Sam the Skunkman’s Skunk #1. It’s a classic cross of Afghani, Acapulco Gold, and Colombian Gold and is world-renowned for producing a pungent funk that smells like a skunk. Additionally, since the 70s, it’s been used to create many of the world’s favorite strains, UK Cheese being the most popular.

Past the skunky terpenes, the Skunk #1 high usually leaves people feeling happy, relaxed, and uplifted. If you need a daytime strain that can help push you through a typical Monday, this might be the hybrid for you.

Chemdog

Gas. When we see Chemdog, all we think is gas.

This legendary strain, whose story began as some bagseed found at a 1970s Grateful Dead concert, is the reason why we all love cannabis flowers that produce a diesely flavor profile. Like most old school strains, no one really knows its genetic history. What we do know is that famous chemmy terpene profile and the extremely potent high that follows.

Chemdog is the definition of couch-locking cannabis. Just a couple hits may leave you too high for activities. Because of its mind-numbing effects that quickly spread throughout the body, it is often best to consume this hybrid towards the end of the day — or night, for that matter.

White Widow

White Widow is so fun to smoke. It’s truly one of my go-tos when I want a strain that’ll make me feel happy and care-free. And the flowers are beautiful with a thick, white coat of trichomes.

White Widow was bred by crossing a Brazilian landrace with a South Indian landrace. It’s the perfect hybrid in terms of a long-lasting experience with effects that won’t bog you down. Anyone looking for a relaxed yet social high can probably stop right here.

GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies)

To know cannabis in 2020 is to know Cookies; it’s genetics are virtually inescapable at this point.

Formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies (but changed to GSC for legal reasons) this strain is the pride and joy of the Bay Area’s famous Cookie Fam. It’s a cross between Durban Poison and OG Kush that produces incredibly high THC percentages and long-lasting cerebral effects that apply to any time of day, much like OG Kush.

Original Glue (formerly GG#4)

Another strain, another name change due to legal reasons.

Original Glue is the artist formerly known as Gorilla Glue #4. It’s a hybrid with a complex mix of Chem’s Sister, Chocolate Diesel, and Sour Dubb genetics. It tends to have an earthy and somewhat diesel aroma.

If you came here looking for a hybrid that’ll lock you down for the next few hours, Original Glue is well-known for having potent and relaxing effects that leave consumers stuck to the couch.

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake seems to be the newest people’s champ of hybrid cannabis strains. It’s a phenotype of Seed Junky’s Triangle Mints strain that was named for its supposed vanilla frosting taste. Unfortunately, many of us just think it tastes like earthy dough.

The effects tend to follow the road paved by OG Kush and GSC, as anytime hybrids that produce a potent, long-lasting euphoria that often hits hardest in the mind.

Featured image by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Most of us are just smoking hybrids.

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Alien OG

A cross between Tahoe OG and Alien Kush, the buds on this plant grow tight & slightly elongated. Its branches tend to keep stretching in the first few weeks of flowering.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor, OG’s, Top Yielder

Banana Mango

Huge plants with amazing vigor produce exceptional banana and mango terps

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor, Top Yielder

Biscotti

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Black Jack

Black Jack is a heavy yielding sativa-dominant hybrid, that produces large dense flowers with big calyxes covered in crystals. Good for both indoor and outdoor grows alike.

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Top Yielder

Blue Dream

A cross between DJ Short’s Blueberry (indica) and Santa Cruz Haze (sativa), Blue Dream quickly rose to become a staple in the West Coast grower and dispensary communities. With 50-100% stronger yields than most other strains, Blue Dream produces huge dense buds packed heavily with trichomes, and covered with a fine coat of light orange hairs.

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-10 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor, Top Yielder

Chili Verde

Unforgettable spicy aromas and pops of color!

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Chocolate Tonic CBD

This high yielding, 2:1 CBD cannabis strain, that won Best CBD Flower, is sure to produce well for you no matter what garden environment you place her in!

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: CBD

Do-Sa-Do

Ridiculously resinous and beautifully colored, dense buds.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Dream Queen

Top choice for smell – extremely pungent with a fruity, sweet candy fragrance.

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor, Top Yielder

Feminized Seedlings

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Fire OG

Frost covered lime greenish buds packed heavy with red hairs giving the appearance of being on fire.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: OG’s, Top Yielder

Freakshow

This freaky strain looks like a fern but provides a wonderful, uplifting sativa effect!

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor

First place winner of the High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup 2014

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate

Ice Cream Cake

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Ken’s Granddaddy Purple

Created by breeder Ken Estes, Ken’s Granddaddy Purple differs from most GDP cuts. Ken’s GDP has been crossed back into itself creating a more potent, effective and robust strain.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Purple, Short in Height

Knights Templar OG

A potent OG for indica lovers!

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: OG’s
  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Headstash

Magic Melon

This lime green, frosty, big budded strain with hints of purples, orange hairs is a Humboldt Seed Company 10k Phenotype MegaHunt strain selection!

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor, Top Yielder

Platinum OG

This kush strain is so completely covered in crystals that it takes on an actual silvery platinum bling.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Low, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Headstash, OG’s

Skywalker OG

Obi-Wan Kenobi wasn’t kidding when he said “may the force be with you”.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor, OG’s

Sour Diesel

These plants are possibly some of the most stank and skunk smelling plants indoors.

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 10-12 Weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor, Top Yielder

Strawberry Banana

Grows to a medium height bush, producing a heavy yield of dense buds.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Short in Height

Sweeties

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate

Tropicana Cookies

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Vanilla Frosting

She’s a high-yielding, extremely potent, new & improved version of the consumer favorite strain, Gelato, hand-selected as Humboldt Seed Company’s 10K Phenotype Mega Hunt favorite!

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate
  • Categories: Top Yielder

Venom OG (All Gas OG)

A cross between Venom OG and Humboldt OG, Venom OG (now renamed Asphalt Plant) is a 50/50 Hybrid strain. The flowers are dense and bright green with protruding bright orange hairs that show purple colors towards the final weeks of flowering. With a piney, lemon aroma reminiscent of diesel and skunk, Venom OG will have you calm and relaxed.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: OG’s

Wedding Cake

A must-have for 2020, this clone-only strain smells like vanilla cake and has exceptional bag appeal.

  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

White Runtz

Super frosty flowers are fruity and potent!

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Headstash

3xCrazy

3X Crazy is an indica-dominant three-way cross between OG Kush, Bubba Kush, and Granddaddy Purple. Its aroma is comprised of sweet grape, spicy pepper, and earthy notes passed on by its Bubba Kush parent.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Purple, Short in Height

4G is a cross between Gelato #45 x Gorilla Glue #4 x Girl Scout Cookies. The Cola’s have a tight bud structure that stack well giving growers the quality high yield they are looking for.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Great for Outdoor

Allen Wrench

Perfect for sativa-lovers, Allen Wrench embodies the best traits from its Trainwreck and NYC Diesel lineage. With delicious flavors of sour-citrus fruits, its aromatic scent compliments its flavor profile.

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 10-11 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Difficult, Intermediate

Blackberry Fire

Bred by Purple Caper Seeds, Blackberry Fire is a cross between Blackberry Kush and Fire Lady. Lauded for its fuel like flavor, Blackberry Fire was awarded 2nd place in the HempCon Cup Awards in 2016. With a gas like terpene profile and hints of berry, the flavor has a sour, mineral like, fruity sweetness.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy, Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Blackberry Kush

Prized by the medical cannabis community, Blackberry Kush is primarily indica and is a mix of Afghani and Blackberry strains with deep purple flowers and bright orange hairs. Producing moderate yields with hard, dense buds that are heavily crystallized, Blackberry Kush has a strong jet-fuel scent and flavor tapered by delicious sweet berries.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Categories: Purple, Short in Height

Blueberry Muffin

2017 Emerald Cup winner by Humboldt Seed Company

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Boss OG

Crafted in-house at Dark Heart Nursery, Boss OG is an OG Kush phenotype sharing similarities with Fire OG. With its classic OG scent of fuel and citrus, Boss OG produces heavy yields making it an ideal strain for commercial growers and discerning patients alike.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid
  • Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Difficult, Intermediate
  • Categories: OG’s

Chemdawg 4

Originating from the Chemdawg lineage, Chemdawg 4 is different in that it is indica-dominant. With a lemon-citrus flavor reminiscent of Pine-Sol, Chemdawg 4 produces large cola’s with tight, plump structure and heavy crystallization with light sprinkling of orange hairs.

  • Type: 50/50 Hybrid, Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Categories: Top Yielder

Chernobyl

Rated one of the top 10 strains of 2010 by High Times Magazine.

  • Type: Sativa Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Categories: Headstash

Cherry Pie

Not quite the same Cherry Pie your grandma used to make – although just as delicious.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Categories: Headstash, Short in Height

Chocolate Grape Diesel

Direct from Purple Caper Seeds, Chocolate Grape Diesel comes from a clone-only Grape Diesel mother. The father plant is a Chocolate Kush and the same father that made the famous Chocolate Hashberry. The buds are an auto purple getting dark purple tinges in the flower without having to lower the temperatures. It is a very very dark bud once it ripens and has a deep rich plum color with a grape smell and sweet flavor.

  • Type: Indica Dominant
  • Flowering Time: 8-10 weeks
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

Chocolate Hashberry

A uniquely flavored bud with hints of semi-sweet chocolate and spice.

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