Cannabis is more popular than ever before. With potentially a few thousand different cannabis strains out there, it can be difficult to find reliable flowers that won’t disappoint. New strains are on the shelves practically every month, but only a few hundred of them have really taken off. Of those, there are several winners that often go underappreciated in such a competitive marketplace. Here are 10 of the most underrated strains that you need to try.
Cinex may be a popular strain in the Western United States, but this bud deserves worldwide recognition. A speedy cross between Cinderella 99 and Vortex, Cinex is a sativa-dominant hybrid famous for giggles and an energetic head high.
Samples of Cinex can contain as much as 25 percent THC. Though, it’s not uncommon to find buds that fall closer to 15 percent. Regardless, Cinex is easy, relaxed, and sure to send you on a cerebral mental adventure.
2. CBD Critical Cure
CBD Critical Cure is a Critical Kush offspring and rising star among CBD strains. Bred by Barney’s Farm, this strain often features a 2:1 ratio of CBD to THC. Indica dominant, this bud still provides a comfortable sedation regardless of its THC content.
CBD Critical Cure will not cause a traditional psychoactive high, but this mellow and calming flower makes for the perfect after-dinner treat that’s excellent for sharing. Expect at least 10 percent CBD from this bud.
3. Maui Wowie
Maui Wowie is an old school strain that needs some serious recognition. While this classic sativa has long been a popular favorite, keystone buds like Maui Wowie can be difficult to come by in today’s market. Kush strains and fruity new hybrids tend to dominate the scene, leaving funky and scrumptious sativas like Maui Wowie behind in the dust.
Pick up this happy, uplifting, and euphoric flower for a BBQ or any joyous daytime activity. While potent, this strain is sure to make an impression on friends and family with its deliciously tropical taste and aroma.
4. Laughing Buddha
When you’re feeling down, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of Laughing Buddha. A joyous and lighthearted strain, this bud will get you giggling in no time. Be warned, though. Laughing Buddha can be more potent than you might expect.
This sativa can feature between 18 to 22 percent THC on average, providing consumers with a zippy daytime high. Samples with less than 15 percent THC will be okay for novices, but some cannabis experience is recommended for this clear-headed Thai and Jamaican cross.
5. LA Confidential
LA Confidential is too often overlooked as an indica strain. While the bud is popular in Los Angeles, this strain provides a happy and relaxed high that is perfect for unwinding after a long day.
An evening bud, this strain tends to make you feel hungry and provides a decent level of sedation. This flower also has a pleasant but pungent floral aroma, perhaps a little akin to lavender. Pick up this strain when you’re ready to sink into the couch.
6. Sour Tsunami
Got pain? Pick up some CBD. For real. The original breeder of Sour Tsunami created this flower to address his own back pain. While high-THC strains are powerful in their own right, Sour Tsunami provides consumers with a 1:1 THC/CBD mix.
The result is a bud that is psychoactively mellow but strong-armed in the relief department. One of the best reasons to love this strain? It provides powerful relief without excess sedation.
7. Jack Herer
Nowadays, you’re more likely to find a Jack Herer cross than the original. Still, this bud is one of the most well-known sativas for a reason. This blissful flower has mild body-relieving effects and promotes an all around upbeat and pleasant mood. This strain is excellent to use during the morning, instead of or along with your daily cup of coffee.
Many of the old school sativas are difficult to find in today’s market. Sativas tend to take a long time to flower and many growers opt for faster-producing hybrids. Still, there is no replacing some of the landmark strains that parented many of today’s popular buds. The original Haze is an underrated strain that you should certainly try today.
Unlike other sativas on the market, Haze provides a foggy cerebral experience and strong sensations of bliss and euphoria. While too much of this bud might make you paranoid, moderate doses inspire creative thought and an upbeat high.
9. Blackberry Kush
Blackberry Kush is a strain that is readily available most places. Many may overlook this strain as just another berry-scented indica, however Blackberry Kush is a powerful and reliable herb that deserves some serious credit.
Not only does this bud have a mouthwatering forest berry aroma, but it provides a body-heavy high that will have pain and stress melting away after just a puff or two. Expect around 18 percent THC in this mellow indica.
10. Dr. Grinspoon
Dr. Grinspoon is a pure sativa named after the famous psychiatrist and cannabis activist, Dr. Lester Grinspoon. Grinspoon’s contributions to cannabis science have laid the groundwork for decades of research into cannabis and mental health. This speedy and unique sativa is the perfect way to pay respects to the man.
Featuring an odd, bulbous-like bud structure and powerfully energizing effects, this sativa makes the perfect wake n’ bake bud. With up to 22 percent THC, you can count on some seriously psychoactive effects from this strain. Those who need help with concentration are in for a treat.