Cannabis Strain Reviews

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Indica, Sativa, and Hybrids – The Differences

Indica

A more sedating experience

Cannabis Indica originated in central Asia, and its short growth cycle makes the most of this growing region. The plants are shorter and bushier with thicker, darker leaves. They tend to have an earthy or musk-like aroma. Patients say that indicas are calming, and physically relax them for aiding sleep

Sativa

A more energizing experience

Cannabis Sativa originated throughout the equatorial areas, and its long growth cycle matches the even light/dark cycles of this region. This strain grows very tall in ideal conditions and has thinner, lighter leaves. Sativa varieties tend to have either a floral or spicy aroma. Patients find that sativa gives them energy and is uplifting.

Hybrids

Balances the qualities of both plants

Hybrids of indica and sativa are created when plant breeders cross different varieties to bring out the best, most desired traits in cannabis, sometimes focusing on a specific health benefit. Hybrids can be sativa or indica dominant, or a balance of both.

Strain Review – Floating Island by Green Relief

Strain Review – Floating Island by Green Relief

Floating Island is an Indica-dominant hybrid available through Green Relief.  The producer lists this selection as “nearly an even Indica and Sativa balance, Floating Island is moderate in its THC concentration and affects both mind and body.” We put this cultivar to the test in our latest hands-on review.   Strain Name: Floating Island by… ...
Strain Review – Crystal Kush by Pure Sunfarms

Strain Review – Crystal Kush by Pure Sunfarms

Crystal Kush is an Indica-dominant flower grown by Pure Sunfarms, available via Canna Farms. Information on the genetic origins of this strain is scarce, said to come from crossing a Kush variant with an unknown cultivar. Strain Name: Crystal Kush by Pure Sunfarms (via Canna Farms) Strain Details: Indica Dominant Hybrid – THC: 16.7%, CBD:… ...
Strain Review – Baleen by Organigram

Strain Review – Baleen by Organigram

Baleen is a CBD Shark phenotype produced by Organigram with a CBD to THC ratio of 2:1. CBD Shark is an Indica-dominant flower said to derive its genetics from crossing Shark Shock and an unknown high-CBD strain. Strain Name: Baleen (CBD Shark) by Organigram Strain Details: High CBD Indica Dominant Hybrid – THC: 4.04%, CBD:… ...
Strain Review – Green Cush by Tilray

Strain Review – Green Cush by Tilray

Green Cush is a Sativa-dominant phenotype of the famous strain Green Crack, which according to Leafly is a descendant of Skunk #1. Because its name perpetuates a negative image of cannabis, many have taken to calling this strain Cush (with a ‘C’) or Green Cush instead. Patients report a wide range of medical benefits including… ...
Strain Review – Ripple Effect by Green Relief

Strain Review – Ripple Effect by Green Relief

Ripple Effect is a proprietary Indica-leaning Hybrid available through Green Relief. This strain’s Indica-dominant genetics suggest it could be useful for a wide range of ailments including pain, nausea, and sleep. Keep reading to learn more about the results from our deep dive on Ripple Effect from Green Relief. Strain Name:  Ripple Effect by Green… ...
Strain Review – Blueberry Kush by Solace Health

Strain Review – Blueberry Kush by Solace Health

Blueberry Kush is a Shishkaberry phenotype via Solace Health cultivated under their KNUBA Naturals brand. This Indica-dominant hybrid was derived by crossing DJ Short Berry with an unknown Afghani phenotype. Shishkaberry is well known for its blueberry infused flavor and taste, making it a popular strain for medical consumption. Strain Name:  Blueberry Kush (Shishkaberry) by… ...
Strain Review – Trutiva by MedReleaf

Strain Review – Trutiva by MedReleaf

Trutiva is a Sativa-dominant CBD flower cultivated and distributed by MedReleaf. As this is a proprietary cultivar, no information is available about its lineage. Due to its low THC nature (less than 1%), Trutiva has been reported to be a good choice for new users looking for relief without the impairing properties of THC. Strain… ...
Strain Review – Blue Dream by Canna Farms

Strain Review – Blue Dream by Canna Farms

Blue Dream is a Sativa dominant flower originating from Humboldt, California. Its genetics come from a cross between the popular cultivars Blueberry and Sativa Haze. Blue Dream has achieved legendary status with its uplifting and energizing effects being popularized among recreational and medical users alike. Strain Name: Blue Dream by Canna Farms Strain Details: Sativa… ...
Strain Review – Warlock CBD by Tilray

Strain Review – Warlock CBD by Tilray

Warlock CBD is a phenotype of the well known Indica-dominant herb, Warlock. Warlock CBD is produced by crossing the high-CBD Cannatonic and the THC-dominant Warlock, producing a nice balanced 1:1 cultivar. Warlock CBD is available through the Canadian producer Tilray. Strain Name: Warlock CBD by Tilray Strain Details: Balanced Hybrid – THC: 7.8%, CBD: 7.0%… ...
Strain Review – Deep Purple by Green Relief

Strain Review – Deep Purple by Green Relief

Deep Purple is a cultivar available through Green Relief. It is reported that this rare Sativa originates from the volcanic soils of Hawaii. Deep Purple is known for its visually appealing structure and strong cerebral effects. Strain Name:  Deep Purple by Green Relief Strain Details: Sativa Dominant Hybrid – THC: 8-12%, CBD: <1% Terpenes: Guaiol,… ...
Strain Review – Dragon Fruit by Hydropothecary

Strain Review – Dragon Fruit by Hydropothecary

Dragon Fruit is a Hybrid cultivar distributed solely by Hydropothecary. As this cultivar is proprietary, there is little available information on its genetics, although Hydropothecary does disclose this is a 50:50 Hybrid with a low to medium levels of THC. Strain Name:  Dragon Fruit by Hydropothecary Strain Details: 50:50 Hybrid – THC: 9.15%, CBD: <0.07%… ...
Strain Review – Integrius by MedReleaf

Strain Review – Integrius by MedReleaf

Integrius an Indica proprietary strain cultivated by MedReleaf. No additional information about this cultivar lineage or genetics is available as MedReleaf is its sole provider and cultivator. Integrius is a mid-level THC dry herb product. Strain Name:  Integrius Strain Details: Indica Dominant Hybrid – THC: 14-17%, CBD: <0.02% Terpenes: Myrcene, Pinene, Caryophyllene, Terpinolene Physical Description: One… ...
Strain Review – Sour 92 by Solace Health

Strain Review – Sour 92 by Solace Health

Sour 92, cultivated by Solace Health, is a variant of the popular cultivar Sour Diesel. According to Leafly, Sour Diesel rose to prevalence in the early 90’s and is believed to have descended from a cross between Chemdawg ‘91 and Super Skunk genetics. Sour Diesel is a famous sativa cultivar named after its invigorating diesel-like… ...
Strain Review – Hindu Skunk by Canna Farms

Strain Review – Hindu Skunk by Canna Farms

Hindu Skunk is a time-honored Indica leaning Hybrid from the mountains of Afghanistan. This cultivar rose to prominence in the late 1970s for its excellent resin production and euphoric effects. According to Wikileaf, Hindu Skunk is produced from a cross of Hindu Kush and Skunk # 1 genetics and carries a notable affinity to its… ...
Strain Review – Infiniti by Peace Naturals

Strain Review – Infiniti by Peace Naturals

Infiniti is a high-THC Hybrid cultivated by Peace Naturals. Clients report that Infiniti is relaxing and produces a moderate physical sensation. Many clients prefer this cultivar as it is reported to provide soothing relief from a multitude of aliments without inducing mental fogginess. Strain Name:  Infiniti By Peace Naturals Strain Details: 50:50 Hybrid – THC: 22-27%,… ...
Strain Review – San Fernando Valley by WeedMD

Strain Review – San Fernando Valley by WeedMD

San Fernando Valley (aka SFV OG) is a Sativa-hybrid that originates in California. SFV shares close genetics to OG Kush and has helped breed many popular strains such as Aspen OG, Ghost Train Haze, and Tahoe OG. Strain Name:  San Fernando Valley (SFV OG) by WeedMD Strain Details: Sativa dominant hybrid – THC: 13.87%, CBD:… ...
Strain Review – Luminarium by MedReleaf

Strain Review – Luminarium by MedReleaf

Luminarium, cultivated by MedReleaf, is an award-winning variant of DelaHaze, known best for its use for increasing energy and improving mood. According to Leafly, DelaHaze strains express typical Sativa properties, delivering an uplifting cerebral energy that increases creativity as well as focus for the user. Although DelaHaze has the profile of a Haze Sativa, this… ...
Strain Review – Taiga by Hydropothecary

Strain Review – Taiga by Hydropothecary

Taiga is a Sativa dominant hybrid with mid to high levels of THC. This strain was created by cultivator Dutch Passions when they crossed a Sativa land-race hybrid known as “Power Plant” with an Indica hybrid whose genetics are rumored to come from Canada and Russia. Taiga is an auto-flowering cannabis cultivar with a short… ...
Strain Review – Hanna Haze by Solace Health

Strain Review – Hanna Haze by Solace Health

Hanna Haze by Solace Health’s KNUBA brand is a variant of the popular cultivar Sour Diesel. According to Wikileaf, origins of the legendary Sour Diesel were lost in the underground cannabis market of the 1980’s and 90’s. It is rumored however that this cultivar was created from seeds bought at a 1991 Grateful Dead concert… ...
Strain Review – Ultra by WeedMD

Strain Review – Ultra by WeedMD

Ultra, or MK Ultra is an Indica-dominant cultivar that is renowned for its fast acting and powerful hypnotic -like effects. This legendary cultivar was named after a CIA operation “Project MK Ultra”, a project with a primary focus on mental manipulation. MK Ultra derives its genetics from OG Kush and G13. In 2003, this cultivar… ...
Strain Review – Pink Kush by Canna Farms

Strain Review – Pink Kush by Canna Farms

Pink Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid with strong body-focused properties that have been popularized and used among recreational and medical users. Cultivated by Canna Farms, this Pink Kush variant has received two Canadian Cannabis Awards, one in 2014 for top hybrid flower, and the other in 2017 as first runner up for top high THC… ...
Strain Review – Treasure Island by Aphria

Strain Review – Treasure Island by Aphria

Treasure Island, cultivated by Aphria is a high-CBD strain useful for its medical properties without the intoxicating effects of THC. This strain was created by Las Vegas Sin City Seeds from a crossing of a Sativa flower known as Swiss Gold, and a hybrid flower called AC/DC. Treasure Island is documented to have different phenotypes,… ...
Strain Review – Napali CBD by Solace Health

Strain Review – Napali CBD by Solace Health

Solace Health describes their Napali CBD (CBD God Bud) as “a well balanced strain that provides a 1:2 ratio of THC to CBD” with “copious amounts of resin and an almost overwhelming musky-sweet smell.” As the name indicates, this strain shares genetics with the well-known God Bud cultivar, which was created by breeding Hawaiian with… ...
Strain Review – Sedamen by MedReleaf

Strain Review – Sedamen by MedReleaf

Sedamen a.k.a Pink Kush from MedReleaf won top Indica strain at the 2017 Lift Canadian Cannabis Awards. Pink Kush as a whole is a highly coveted strain by medical and recreational users alike. No one is certain of the strains exact lineage, but most believe it likely descends (at least partially) from the legendary OG… ...
Strain Review – Glacier Kush by Solace Health

Strain Review – Glacier Kush by Solace Health

Glacier Kush (also known as Jean Guy) is a cultivar from Solace Health with an Indica-dominant profile to it. Online sources suggest that this “Canadian strain is reported to be a phenotype of white widow which is best known for its uplifting cerebral effects and citrus tones.” Strain Name:  Glacier Kush (Jean Guy) Strain Details:… ...
Strain Review – Honeydew by Hydropothecary

Strain Review – Honeydew by Hydropothecary

According to Hydropothecary their proprietary strain, Honeydew, “is an Indica-dominant strain that offers up to a 2:18 ratio of THC:CBD. Doctors recommend this strain to help manage an array of symptoms without the intoxicating effects induced by many high-THC strains.” Strain Name: Honeydew Strain Details: Indica Dominant Hybrid  – THC: 0.51%, CBD: 14.3% Terpenes (most… ...
Strain Review – Blueberry by Tilray

Strain Review – Blueberry by Tilray

Blueberry is an Indica dominant strain, well known for it’s potent effects and incredible smell and flavour. Originally bred by DJ Short, it’s commonly claimed that the genetic lineage of the Blueberry involves a 3-way cross between Afghani, Thai, and Purple Thai. A phenotype of Blueberry won top marks in the 2000 High Times Cannabis… ...
Strain Review – Midday by Hydropothecary

Strain Review – Midday by Hydropothecary

  Midday is a balanced (THC and CBD) Sativa dominant hybrid that was created by Hydropothecary. Midday was designed to allow one to medicate during the day without heavy psychoactive effects, and is the only Sativa dominant strain in the Time of Day signature line-up. As with many of this LP’s proprietary strains, the genetic… ...
Strain Review – SN:Med by Beacon

Strain Review – SN:Med by Beacon

  It is difficult to find information on the heritage of SN:Med (Spoetnik), likely due to a high level of breeder secrecy in the industry. Some online sources explain that the genetics are most likely Afghani crossed with some Dutch genes. As many could guess, the common name of this strain comes from the CCCP… ...
Strain Review – Paradise Island by Emblem

Strain Review – Paradise Island by Emblem

Paradise Island a.k.a Dela Haze is a very popular strain around the world, most established on the continents of America and Europe. Dela Haze was originally created by Paradise Seeds to be a Sativa dominant strain, rumored to be a combination of Mango Haze and Lemon Skunk.   Strain Name:  Paradise Island (Dela Haze) Strain… ...
Strain Review – SI:Med by ABcann

Strain Review – SI:Med by ABcann

  SI:Med a.k.a Sensi Star is a world renown, legendary indica strain with incredibly powerful full-body effects that many medical patients seek. Different variations of this phenotype have placed in the 1999, 2000, and 2005 High Times Cannabis Cups. The version created by ABcann is truly the cannasseur version of all the Seni Stars phenotypes!… ...
Strain Review – Good Morning by Hydropothecary

Strain Review – Good Morning by Hydropothecary

  Good Morning is an indica dominant cannabis strain that has a mid THC level. This strain is a testament to the fact that looking at a cultivar as only Indica or Sativa is not always a good indication of how the strain will treat its user. Although indica dominant, this strain is much more cerebral… ...
Strain Review – WP:Med by ABcann

Strain Review – WP:Med by ABcann

  WP:Med a.k.a Wappa is one tasty and decadent strain! This strain was originally created by the breeders from Paradise Seeds. Although the specific genetics remain unknown, Wappa is rumored to have relations to Sweet Skunk. The Wappa is considered to be a hybrid strain with a 60% Indica, 40% Sativa split. Strain Name:  WP:Med… ...
Strain Review – Acadia by OrganiGram

Strain Review – Acadia by OrganiGram

Acadia is a proprietary strain from OrganiGram, and although the exact genetics of this strain are unknown, there is speculation that the Acadia may be a descendant of a Trainwreck strain, although this is not confirmed by OrganiGram. Acadia was a French colony in Eastern Quebec, with history going back to the mid-1600s, when a… ...
Strain Review – Hunter’s Corner by OrganiGram

Strain Review – Hunter’s Corner by OrganiGram

Hunter’s Corner a.k.a Hash Plant is a 90% indica strain originally engineered by Sensi Seeds. It is the result of crossing the Original Hash Plant with Northern Lights #1. Its lineage traces back to hash-producing cultivars from the Hindu Kush mountain range in Pakistan and has become a popular strain. Strain Name: Hunter’s Corner Strain… ...
Strain Review – Tangerine Dream by Canna Farms

Strain Review – Tangerine Dream by Canna Farms

  Tangerine Dream is one of the great strains organically-grown by Canna Farms. Originally created by the illustrious Amsterdam-based seed company Barney’s Farm. This strain was handcrafted to meet the demands of working medical patients. Genetically Tangerine Dream is the hybrid child of strains such as G13, Afghani, and Neville’s A5 Haze; and also shares… ...
Strain Review – Voluptas by MedReleaf

Strain Review – Voluptas by MedReleaf

  Voluptas a.k.a Island Sweet Skunk has been grown on Vancouver Island for decades and was originally bred by Next Generation Seed Company. Island Sweet Skunk is a descendant of Skunk #1. Outside of the Pacific Northwest this strain can still be difficult to track down. The Voluptas is a dazzling strain that looks exactly what… ...
Strain Review – Rex by MedReleaf

Strain Review – Rex by MedReleaf

  The Rex a.k.a Tangie is a fantastic offering from MedReleaf that will excite even the most refined connoisseur offering a refreshing tangerine aroma. Rex is a truly premium strain grown only in small batches; and patients are limited to 5g/month of this incredible flower. Rex unlike most varieties of Tangie is a 60% sativa… ...
Strain Review – Purple No. 3 by Spectrum Cannabis

Strain Review – Purple No. 3 by Spectrum Cannabis

  Purple No. 3 a.k.a Morning Glory is sativa-dominant hybrid strain with lower THC than most THC-dominant strains. Morning Glory as a strain was made popular by Barney’s Farm when it won in the 2002 Cannabis Cup. Morning Glory is a genetic cross of Afghani, Hawaiian, and Skunk, and certainly inherits flavorful terpenes from each… ...
Strain Review – IC:Med by ABCann

Strain Review – IC:Med by ABCann

  IC:Med a.k.a. Ice Cream is a highly sought after strain; IC: Med is cured and professionally prepared by hand. The Ice Cream strain was originally bred by Paradise Seeds and creates a great hybrid balanced effect with 60% indica and 40% sativa genetics. The genetic parentage of ice cream is currently unknown but ice… ...
Strain Review – Girl Scout Cookies by Canna Farms

Strain Review – Girl Scout Cookies by Canna Farms

Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) is a hybrid of the OG Kush and Durban Poison. The original GSC has roots in California and is believed to have come from the San Francisco Bay Area, however this part is open to debate. Although there are loads of different GSC phenotypes floating around, this strain in general has… ...
Strain Review – Bedtime by Hydropothecary

Strain Review – Bedtime by Hydropothecary

Bedtime has origins in the Netherlands and took the genetic experts at Hydropothecary 3 years of work and considerable effort to create; an 80% (Indica)/20% (Sativa) strain. After some online searching it appears Bedtime could potentially be a cross between Cinderella 99 (a.k.a C99/Cindy) and Afghani #1 (although this is not confirmed by Hydropothecary). Strain Name:… ...
Strain Review – Bakerstreet by Tweed Main Street

Strain Review – Bakerstreet by Tweed Main Street

  Bakerstreet a.k.a Hindu Kush is considered to be a pure indica strain. Hindu Kush originated from the  Hindu Kush mountain range that stretches for over 500 miles between Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Hindu Kush is cherished by hash makers worldwide densely-packed herbs that are famous for their resin (Hindu Kush may have been one of… ...
Strain Review – Kanata by OrganiGram

Strain Review – Kanata by OrganiGram

The Kanata was released on Canada’s 150th Birthday, pays homage to this strain’s Canadian roots and is a creation from OrganiGram; unfortunately, with the genetics are not known publicly. OrganiGram takes a lot of pride in being Canadian and therefore uses some Canadian influences when naming their strains. The name Kanata is derived from the… ...
Strain Review – Rhubarb Kush by Broken Coast

Strain Review – Rhubarb Kush by Broken Coast

Rhubarb Kush is a difficult strain to track down due to its recent emergence. Very little is known about Rhubarb Kush at this time making additional research near impossible; it appears to only be available through Broken Coast, affiliates LP’s that sell Broken Coast product, and a dispensary in Colorado. On an online forum about… ...
Strain Review – Hedgehog by Emblem

Strain Review – Hedgehog by Emblem

The Hedgehog a.k.a Afternoon Delight has been a recent staple for Emblem.  The Afternoon Delight strain was originally created by Colorado Seed Inc. and can be a difficult strain to track down (it is unclear as to why this is). Although Afternoon Delight is indica dominant it is classified as a hybrid strain and is… ...
Strain Review – Cognitiva by MedReleaf

Strain Review – Cognitiva by MedReleaf

Strain Name: Cognitiva (UK Cheese, Exodus Cheese) Strain Details: Indica dominant hybrid- THC: 14-18%, CBD: 0.0-0.2%, Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene, Humulene Strain Note: This strain is commonly believed to be a specific phenotype of Skunk #1- essentially same genetics, different end result. The first version of the UK Cheese was believed to have been originally… ...
Strain Review – Bedrocan by Bedrocan (available via Spectrum)

Strain Review – Bedrocan by Bedrocan (available via Spectrum)

Get your hands on this amazing strain before it’s gone! As of September 2018, Bedrocan has yet to renew their contract with Spectrum, meaning when this strain is gone, it’s gone for good! Spectrum’s website reads “products will no longer be produced for sale in Canada and will be phased out as inventory is depleted.”… ...
Strain Review – After Dinner from Hydropothecary

Strain Review – After Dinner from Hydropothecary

This strain is truly one of the most beautiful strains we’ve ever seen. It’s a deep dark imperial purple (parts of it appear almost black in the right light) with tiny orange hairs, which produce a slight orange haze around the buds! Bred from an Afghanistan indica and a classic sativa, this strain took Hydropothecary approximately… ...