Cannabis hybrids offer consumers the best of both worlds. They inherit the traits of their parent strains, each coming with its own unique effects and fragrances that melt into an entirely new, natural creation.
What a poetic way to talk about weed, isn’t it?
The abundance of marijuana hybrid strains on the market makes it easy for each user to personalize their experience with the herb. However, those who have just started exploring hybrids may feel overwhelmed by so many names.
That’s why we’ve come up with our best picks for hybrid marijuana strains as we move into the fall of 2019.
Each of these buds sports a high THC content, so make sure you’ve got some prior experience with smoother-hitting flowers before making your choice.
Let’s start with an absolute legend.
1. God’s Green Crack
When a strain gets its name from Snoop Dogg himself, there must be something in the water. But when the descendant of this strain is named “God’s Green Crack,” you may expect a heavenly flower.
God’s Green Crack is an indica-dominant marijuana hybrid that combines an utterly relaxing high with outstanding potency and a set of cerebral effects from its parent bud.
The flowers of God’s Green Crack look like a typical indica. They are short and shaped in a slightly tapered manner. The strain releases a pungent aroma spiced up with a blend of citrusy notes.
When smoked, God’s Green Crack produces a gentle mental high whose potency increases with time. The buzz starts with a cerebral sensation that flows right to the center of your head. At that point, you should feel the strain’s remarkable stress-relieving properties.
As the high continues, it spreads down throughout the body, adding deep physical relaxation to the cerebral euphoria. This combination of effects makes God’s Green Crack a great strain to relieve chronic pain, depression, lack of appetite, and muscle tension.
2. Bruce Banner
Another epic strain, this time named after a comic book legend, Bruce Banner is one of the most popular marijuana hybrids on the market. It comes with a whopping THC content; some phenotypes of Bruce Banner may reach up to 30%.
The strain has amazing genetics, descending from the legendary OG Kush and tantalizing Strawberry Diesel. Its buds are dense and generously coated with a layer of trichomes, indicative of the aforementioned THC levels.
The aromas of Bruce Banner are all about typical pungence accentuated by a subtle scent of fresh strawberries with a diesel hint.
These fragrances carry over to the strain’s flavor. On the exhale, you can instantly feel the flowery notes followed by distinct and fresh berry flavors. Combined with sweet strawberries and some undertones of pungent funk, Bruce Banner will make your mouth water in no time.
The Bruce Banner strain is a very potent hybrid. It can get you really high and creative, making for a great choice at parties and other social settings. This sativa-dominant flower can make the user euphoric and free of everyday worries.
The sativa-driven nature of Bruce Banner makes it a popular bud among medical marijuana patients seeking relief from symptoms like nausea, fatigue, mood disorders, attention issues, and side effects of chemotherapy or radiation.
Chemdog is one of the highest THC marijuana hybrids on the market. This strain scored the second place for its THC content in 2019 High Times Cannabis Cup.
Created by breeders from Next Harvest in Denver CO, Chemdog is probably a result of crossing a Thai Sativa with some Nepalese strains, although the exact origins of this strain remain unknown.
Chemdog has medium-sized buds that look slightly different than those of pure indica lineage. They are rather tapered and popcorn-like, with loose flowers and wispy leaves. The flowers of Chemdog are all covered in sticky white trichomes, creating a silver-white appearance on the surface.
The high from Chemdog isn’t a creeper. Rather, it hits quickly, sometimes before the user even has a chance to finish smoking. You may experience a sharpening of the senses and become more sensitive to sounds and your surroundings. This initially confusing head high becomes more introspective and creativity-inspiring.
Many users report a sense of physical relaxation after consuming Chemdog. This feature, combined with stress relief and invigoration, finds particular use in symptoms of chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and even PTSD.
4. Gorilla Cookies
A strain that combines the genetics of both Gorilla Glue #4 and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies is something that you won’t come across indifferently.
This sativa-dominant hybrid is known for strong cerebral effects and deep physical relaxation that will help you start the day off on the right foot.
Although the lineage of Gorilla Cookies suggests an extremely high THC content, this strain is a bit less potent, with max levels clocking at around 23%. Its buds are rather small and densely packed, so if you’re expecting large nuggets, you’re going to be a bit disappointed. But, once you notice the insane resin production on this strain, you’ll instantly forget about their size.
Gorilla Cookies gives off a range of flavors and aromas to tease your palate, with flavors like lemon, pine, and earth reminiscent of its powerful parent strains.
As a good hybrid, Gorilla Cookies lifts you up to the sky before slightly bringing you down. A distinct set of cerebral effects will bring you into a sense of euphoria that will linger for a few hours.
Because of that, Gorilla Cookies is a top choice for medical patients who suffer from depression, stress, and anxiety.
5. Ghost Train
Ghost Train is an increasingly popular Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis bred by Rare Dankness. Being a cross of Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck, this strain won two High Times Cannabis Cup editions in a row — in 2013 and 2014.
It’s also an annual winner of High Times Strongest Strains on Earth, testing as high as 25% THC.
Ghost Train has bright green buds, with thick and dense nuggets that are rich in trichomes and threaded through with light orange hairs. The generously frosted buds of this strain will lead you into thinking it’s already Christmas time.
The aroma of Ghost Strain is reminiscent of a piney forest, with sugary nots and hints of citrus, lemon, and spice. The smoke is extremely smooth, with a sharp, pine flavor.
This flower is known for its potent effects that users oftentimes deem borderline psychedelic. It brings a boost in energy and euphoria, being a great choice for those who enjoy wake n’ bake as part of their everyday routine. However, in higher doses, it may lead to cerebral haziness and confusion, so it’s best to keep the dose in moderation if you plan on having a productive time that day.
On the medical note, Ghost Strain may be a useful strain for those suffering from pain, loss of appetite, depression, PTSD, glaucoma, and attention deficit disorders.
Did you find your favorite strain on that list? If not, what’s your favorite marijuana hybrid strain on the market?