There are more than 700 strains of cannabis out there. New ones are appearing seemingly out of nowhere all of the time. Even with so many options out there, some varieties are more popular than others. While some names might sound obscure, there are others that you know almost instantly. Here, we’ll provide you with a cannabis strains list of fan favorites that can help you find your next go-to product.


Blue Dream

Blue Dream is easily one of the most recognizable and popular strains on the cannabis market. A hybrid cross between Haze and Blueberry, this slightly Sativa-dominant strain offers a sweet blueberry flavor. It starts with a cerebral rush that provides a boost of motivation and focus. As the high continues, it puts you into a more relaxed state of being that leaves you feeling calm and hazy. Despite its name, it won’t melt you to your couch. Instead, it can help you tackle creative projects and alleviate your worries. 

Girl Scout Cookies (GSC)

With a name like Girl Scout Cookies, who wouldn’t come running? A slightly Indica-dominant cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison, GSC certainly smells and tastes like a box of the cookies you know and love. It features sweet, earthy aromas and a chocolatey, baked flavor. A potent strain, GSC starts with a fast-acting head high that turns into a more well-rounded body high. It does have sedative effects, so be sure to prepare yourself for a comfortable night at home. 

Gorilla Glue (GG4)

Gorilla Glue (also called GG4) has won multiple awards over the years. It’s a Sativa-dominant hybrid well-known for its high amounts of THC. While it averages 18% to 25%, some plants can reach as high as 32%. With very little CBD to counteract the THC, this strain causes a strong head high and heavy-handed body buzz. Expect to find yourself “glued” to your sofa as it delivers relaxation and euphoria. 


Harlequin is a Sativa-dominant high CBD strain. Its higher CBD content means that it won’t cause as much of a high as some of the other strains on this list. Any mental effects you do feel will likely take the form of an uplifted mood. Instead of the potent high, this popular strain offers effective relief from pain and inflammation. It can also help to improve your focus.   

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is another one of the most well-known strains on the market. It features a recognizable diesel-like aroma with hints of orange. A mostly Sativa-dominant hybrid, this strain is a cross of unknown origins. What we do know other than its unusual aroma and flavor is that it provides a pleasant head rush and gentle physical relaxation. Unless you use a lot, of it it’s unlikely to lock you to the sofa. The euphoria Sour Diesel produces can help to alleviate stress and anxiety, while inspiring creative thinking. 

While everyone has their preferred strain of cannabis, some strains happen to be more popular than others. When you hear the name, you recognize it almost instantly. Whether you’re new to cannabis or you’re looking to try something different from your usual, give one of these fan faves a try. After all, they’re favorites for a reason.