There are more than 750 different strains of cannabis on the market. Everyone has their favorites. You might love one particular variety, while someone else finds it to be the worst. Someone else might enjoy a strain you’ve never heard of before. Then there are those cannabis strains that everyone knows. Even if you’ve never tried it yourself, you’ve heard of it. You know its flavor and aroma profiles. Maybe you’ve even seen it in jars on your local dispensary’s shelves. In this article, we’ll provide you with some information on the five most popular bud names on the market. 

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Blue Dream

A California native, Blue Dream is a Sativa-dominant hybrid cross between Blueberry and Haze. It features the delicious flavors of juicy blueberries and sugar. 

Blue Dream is pretty potent, with a THC content of up to 27%. It also has a small amount (generally around 3%) of CBD. Its high is typically gentle, promoting mental invigoration and physical relaxation. Most people who enjoy it use it for nausea, pain, and depression. 

Girl Scout Cookies

Bud names like “Girl Scout Cookies,” are easy to love! A slightly Indica-dominant cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison, GSC features a sweet and nutty aroma and a cookie-like flavor that’s hard to resist. 

A potent strain, GSC has a THC content ranging between 16% and 28%. In fact, it’s one of the most potent strains available. It promotes extreme relaxation as well as strong euphoric and cerebral effects. You might consider using this one for chronic pain, poor appetite, insomnia, anxiety, or depression.  

Northern Lights

Another incredibly potent strain, Northern Lights is a mostly Indica-dominant hybrid that has up to 33% THC. It’s so strong, many users often refer to it as a “two-hit and quit” strain that hits hard and can leave you feeling lazy, happy, and a bit creative. The most common reason people choose Northern Lights is to help with sleep. 

OG Kush

OG Kush is another one of the most well-known strains on the cannabis market. It features a THC content of up to 26% and produces relaxing and calming effects. Many users also experience a happy euphoria. The strain, which tastes hashy and spicy, is great for stress, migraines, pain, and insomnia.  

Sour Diesel

A mostly Sativa-dominant hybrid, Sour Diesel features a unique flavor and aroma profile. True to its name, it smells like an odd mix of citrus fruit and diesel fuel. It also tastes a bit sour and skunky. It sounds weird, but proponents of this strain love it. 

Sour Diesel can reach upwards of 25% THC and provides intense cerebral and energizing effects. It’s an uplifting and happy strain that can help combat fatigue and enable you to get through your day. Its most common uses include combating pain and stress.

Look for Bud Names That Satisfy

Whether you’re new to cannabis or you’re a seasoned pro, there’s always something new to try. Once you take a hit of one of the most popular buds on the market, you’ll learn just why everyone loves it so much. Check out these strains during your next dispensary visit and pick one up and test it out. You might surprise yourself and find your next new favorite variety.