Finding the best marijuana strains for you

Are you an Indica or a Sativa?

Finding the best marijuana strains for you
Lee DeVito

Alien OG, Bubba Kush, Durban Poison, Ghost Train Haze, Death Star.

There are hundreds of marijuana strains that provide different effects on the mind and body, and keeping track of them all can be confusing. To find the right strains for you, we consulted with dispensaries, growers and marijuana connoisseurs to identify the best strains for a host of ailments, moods, and activities.

3 primary types of marijuana:

Indica: Calmness, body relaxation, pain relief, ideal for night-time use

Sativa: Invigorating, cerebral, increases focus, ideal for daytime use

Hybrid: Many strains are hybrids of indica and sativa

Check or to find these varieties at local dispensaries.


Critical Mass (Hybrid)
Tangerine Haze (Hybrid)
Platinum Bubba Kush (Indica)

Anxiety & Stress:
Lavender (Indica)
CBD Shark (Indica)
Granddaddy Purple (Indica)

Harlequin (Sativa-dominant hybrid)
Cannatonic (Hybrid)
Anesthesia (Indica)

Purple Urkle (Indica-dominant hybrid)
Chocolope (Sativa)
Dutch Treat (Hybrid)

Back pain:
Blackberry Kush (Indica) Blue Widow (Hybrid) Blueberry Headband

Death Star (Indica-dominant hybrid)
Cookies & Cream (Hybrid)
Sour Bubble (Indica)

Blueberry (Indica)
OG Kush (Hybrid)
Chocolope (Sativa)

Jack Herer (Sativa)
Green Crack (Sativa)
Super Silver Haze (Sativa)

Tahoe OG Kush (Indica)
Skywalker (Hybrid)
God’s Gift (Indica)

Moods & activities:

Uplifting for a night out:
Tangerine Power (Sativa-dominant hybrid)
Mango Kush (Hybrid)
Sour Tangie (Sativa-dominant hybrid)

Watching sports/a movie:
Alice in Wonderland (Sativa)
Wookie (Hybrid)
Laughing Buddha (Sativa)

Tropicana Cookies (Sativa)
Afghan Kush (Indica)
Apollo 13

Fortune Cookies (Hybrid)
Charlotte’s Web (Sativa)
Kali Mist (Sativa)

Creativity: Lemon Sour Diesel (Sativa-dominant hybrid)
Ak-47 (Hybrid)
Blue Dream (Sativa-dominant hybrid)

Taking a hike:
Willie Nelson (Sativa)
Cinderella 99 (Hybrid)
Alaskan Thunder Fuck (Sativa)

From our beginners guide to marijuana issue.

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About The Author

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling is an award-winning investigative journalist who operated Motor City Muckraker, an online news site devoted to exposing abuses of power and holding public officials accountable. Neavling also hosted Muckraker Report on 910AM from September 2017 to July 2018. Before launching Motor City Muckraker,...
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