Marijuana Strains & Cannabis Genetics
Welcome to the original Marijuana Strain Library, where you will find detailed information on cannabis strains, including strain origins and genetics, strain-specific grow tips, smoke reports and descriptions of the effects, and more.
Marijuana strains are either pure breeds or hybrid varieties of Cannabis, typically of the species Cannabis Indica or Cannabis Sativa. Large variety of weed strains are continually developed to highlight a specific combination of properties of the plant or to establish marketing differentiation. Strain names are typically chosen by their growers, and often reflect properties of the plant, such as taste, color, smell, or the origins of the strain.
MOST POPULAR MARIJUANA STRAINS
Indica Marijuana Strains
Cannabis Indica plants get their genetics from the original landrace strains of India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, where they were used primarily for the production of hashish. Unlike sativa, smoking indica buds typically results in a heavier, sedating stone, which why they are often used for pain relief by medical marijuana users. When growing, indica weed plants tend to be somewhat compact, and have tight nugs and wide leaves.
MOST POPULAR CANNABIS INDICA STRAINS
Sativa Marijuana Strains
Cannabis Sativa plants are quite different from their indica counterparts in both the way they grow and the way they smoke. Known for it’s cerebral, uplifting high, sativa strains are very popular among recreational smokers as well as with the medical marijuana community, where it’s widely used to relieve anxiety, depression, and muscle tension, among other things. Sativa weed plants usually grow quite tall, and take longer to flower, but make the extra effort with higher yields.
MOST POPULAR CANNABIS SATIVA STRAINS
Hybrid Marijuana Strains
Hybrid marijuana strains are much more common these days than pure indica or sativa. As more cannabis breeders cross different strains in an effort to combine and better favorable genetics, many wonderful hybrids have been introduced to the world. These weed strains combine their parents’ genetics and often have a wonderful balance of both indica and sativa characteristics.