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Cannabis breeding has reached new heights in recent years. Medical and recreational cannabis users are open to the idea of trying new strains, but some strains are sheer classics – hard to replace. No matter whether you are a beginner, or someone who is new to medical cannabis, here are 4 extremely popular weed strains worth knowing about.

Jack Herer

This strain gets its name from known cannabis activist Jack Herer. This is a sativa-dominant strain, which has Haze, Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk, in its lineage. The THC content of Jack Herer is somewhere around 20%, which makes it an ideal strain for beginners and expert users alike. The effect of this strain is energetic and euphoric, but you will also feel relaxed and calm. It also has an interesting and unique terpene profile.

OG Kush

OG Kush has made way for many other popular strains, including Bubba Kush, but is a classic in itself. The origins and lineage of this strain is unclear, but it is believed to be a cross between Chemdawg, Lemon Thai and a Hindu Kush strain. The THC content of this strain is around 17%-20%, but some phenotypes may have higher THC. OG Kush is a great strain for both daytime and evening use, and its pine and fuel-like flavors are very desirable. The terpene profile of this strain includes caryophyllene.

Wedding Cake

This is an indica-hybrid strain, which is a cross between two other known strains – Triangle Kush with Animal Mints. Wedding Cake is one of the ideal strains for relaxing both mind and body, and it has this tangy flavor that’s hard to miss. It is known to be a good choice for medical cannabis users dealing with insomnia and pain. This strain is called Pink Cookies in Canada!


Some users may find it offensive to include ACDC in this list, rather than other options, but this is a unique strain that deserves a mention. This is a sativa-dominant phenotype, which is known to come from Cannatonic. ACDC has a unique THC to CBD ratio. The CBD content of this strain is around 19%, while THC content can be as low as 1%, depending on the variant. When you don’t want to cloud your mind, this is the strain to choose.

Other honorable mentions include Super Sour Diesel, Granddaddy Purple, Super Lemon Haze, Pineapple Express, Ice Cream Cake, and Purple Punch.