As we march into 2019, it’s time to take a look at the most popular weed strains on the market to try this year.
The thriving cannabis industry makes everyone want to try to enter the game — and the opportunities are ripe, hence the abundance of different cannabis strains.
But with so much competition on the market, novice smokers have to face a serious dilemma — which weed strain will be the best for me?
Even for the most experienced stoners, it can be difficult to keep track of the latest weed strains. Fortunately, there are some evergreen flowers you simply can’t go wrong with.
From more classic buds to some of the latest shooting stars, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular weed strains to try in 2019.
Care for a decent smoke? Continue reading!
1. Alaskan Thunderfuck
Alaskan Thunderfuck tells pretty much about what to expect from this sativa bud. Hailing from Alaska, this strain can carry some serious levels of THC, reaching up to 27% for some batches.
The bulky buds and pale-green leaves are threaded through with orange pistils and coated with a dense blanket of trichomes — giving off a citrusy aroma underlined with hints of pine.
The high from Alaskan Thunderfuck is stimulating and thought-provoking, which makes it perfect for social gatherings and running inspiring conversations. Sometimes, people call it Matanuska Tunderfuck as a reference to the valley where the strain was bred.
2. Sour Diesel
The genetic lineage of Sour Diesel is a bit foggy, but the strain is believed to have descended from Chemdawg and Super Skunk. As the name may lead you to expect, the strain is known for its pungent, diesel-like smell. This trait is so distinct that it has made Sour Diesel one of the most popular weed strains on the market.
In addition to its unique aroma, Sour D has a reputation of a hard-hitter, but the euphoric and energetic strain is totally worth it. The strain can further bring the feeling of utter relaxation making it a perfect choice for those dealing with chronic stress, depression, fatigue, pain, and lack of appetite.
3. Blue Dream
Anyone who has, at least, some record of using cannabis, will likely find the occurrence of Blue Dream on this list unsurprising. This sativa-dominant hybrid has been placed among the most popular weed strains for years, and 2019 isn’t different.
Blue Dream will seduce you almost instantly with its blueberry-like aroma and earthy undertones, but what comes after inhaling the smoke or vapor from this bud deserves some serious credit.
Blue Dream can ease headaches, curb anxiety and depression, ease chronic pain, and fight a plethora of inflammatory conditions. Not only that, but Blue Dream is one of the easiest strains to grow.
4. Lemon Haze
How could we forget about one of our favorite marijuana classics? Lemon haze is one of the most popular sativa-dominant weed strains and a child of Silver Haze with pungent Lemon Skunk.
Lemon Haze gives off a memorable citrus aroma that carries over to its taste and provides a long-lasting, well-balanced high that starts with a pleasant cerebral sensation that spreads throughout the entire body, relaxing your muscles and leaving you stress-free.
The slightly creeping high is well tolerated even by less experienced cannabis users. That’s because of relatively low levels of THC — Lemon Haze has 12% of the psychoactive compound on average, with some batches testing as much as 25%.
5. Gorilla Glue #4
It looks like a list of the most popular weed strains in any given year cannot be complete without mentioning Gorilla Glue #4. This superstar, award-winning classic is the product of a three-way crossing between Sour Dubb, Chem’s Sister, and Chocolate Diesel.
Its chunky aromatic flowers are best grown in sunny climates, where they produce ridiculously sticky resinous buds. The intense production of the resin is why Gorilla Glue is so aromatic, hitting the nostrils immediately with its pungent odor accentuated by earthy and pine notes.
The strain is also a bit sharp on the inhale due to the exceptionally rich THC content that clocks at around 30% for a properly cultivated GG #4. The strain is perfect for recreational users who want to unwind after a long day of work or need a herbal nightcap to get a good night’s sleep.
6. White Widow
The immense popularity of White Widow is due to its genetics hat derive from South American Sativa and a South Indian Indica. Only a few other strains can match the energetic and uplifting vibe provided by the high from White Widow’s fragrant buds.
White Widow is best suited for daytime use, especially when you have tons of tasks looming over you and need to complete them as quickly as possible. Seriously, White Widow can make even the dullest task enjoyable. If you’re up for a meetup with your friends or need a jolt of positive energy to rock the day, this strain will be your best bet.
7. Banana Kush
There’s a myriad of different “Kush” strains, but Banana Kush is making big headlines in the industry, becoming one of the most popular kush strains to try in 2019.
With moderate levels of THC around 20%, Banana Kush can soothe your mind in no time, being beloved by PTSD patients. The high from Banana Kush is fairly productive and doesn’t leave your mind fogged, unlike a typical indica.
If you prefer an indica but still need to stay alert throughout the day, Banana Kush will soon become your best bud. Oh, and don’t be surprised by that sharp feeling on your tongue upon the exhale — you can actually taste the banana touch on the palate.
8. Death Bubba
A potent indica-dominant hybrid (27% of THC on average), a great uplifter, and hands down one of the most popular weed strains to try in 2019 — that’s what Death Bubba is.
Death Bubba has great potential to make you glued to the couch if you fail to keep the dosage in moderation. However, when approached with caution, its buds can induce an almost tranquilizing, full-body high that will leave you stress-free and clear your head from racing thoughts.
Remember that the indica-driven nature of Death Bubba, as well as its outstanding THC content, are best suited for evening or nighttime use; alternatively, you can smoke it during the day when you have a day off at work.
9. Blueberry Haze
As the name suggests, Blueberry Haze smells a lot like blueberries and leaves a sweet taste on the exhale that is smooth for both the lungs and throat. But don’t be fooled by that smoothness! This cross between Blueberry and Haze can pack a serious punch. With 16% THC on average, it’s a perfect strain if you want to improve the quality of your sleep or just relax on the couch while staying completely alert and eager to enjoy some creative games or have an inspiring conversation with your bud buddy.
Due to its moderate THC content, Blueberry Haze can be used by both new users and savvy consumers without the fear of experiencing anxiety or getting paranoid. What you must be prepared, though, is a strong case of munchies which proves invaluable for fighting every and any eating disorder.
10. Pink Kush
Bringing super strong body effects and a sweet and delicate flavor, Pink Kush is a 90/10 indica-dominant hybrid with average levels of THC around 20% that aim to please the user.
The strain is a descendant of OG Kush, which is already a good indicator of its quality. After all, Pink Kush derives from one of the most popular weed strains on this planet. The green nugs of Pink Kush are offset by pink pistils, hence its name. On top of that, the buds are generously coated with trichomes that create a sugar-like layer on their surface.
The strain brings relaxation with a twist of euphoric giggles. Users often report almost instant relief from stress and any negative thoughts. As the high continues to move down the body, it will keep you light as a feather for hours.
Have you ever tried any of our 10 most popular weed strains in 2019? What’s your favorite bud and why? Let us know in the comments below!