There are literally thousands and thousands of different cannabis strains on the market. While all this variety means plenty of choice for consumers, it can also make it increasingly difficult to find that one perfect strain you’re looking for.
This certainly applies to people who are not very familiar with marijuana terminology that can be very colorful with terms such as calyx to leaf ratio, SCRoG, Fimming and curing of buds.
Rest assured, if you have mastered the basic principles then you will soon be able to find your way between all those sativas and indicas.
What better place to start your journey with a visit to our Hall Of Fame. The Hall of Fame is divided into 3 categories: THE CLASSICS, NEW GENERATION and AUTOFLOWERING.
The CLASSICS are the strains of world renown that have proven themselves for decades by being at the top year after year. Some examples of strains that belong in this category are:
But these classics are of course not classics if on the other hand not a NEW GENERATION comes up that is eager to surpass them in greatness. Some good examples of strains in this category are:
Finally, there is the AUTOFLOWERING category. After the introduction of Lowryder 2, autoflowering strains have become very popular due to their specific characteristics. A very interesting collection of autoflowering strains has been created by breeders worldwide.
We also have an extensive section with Top 10 Lists. These Top 10 Lists contain the 10 best strains in a certain category or strains with a specific characteristic.
As said before, there are thousands of different cannabis strains on the market. This makes it practically impossible to select any 100% correct and up to date list with 'The Best Strains'.
Firstly, we obviously have not seen, smoked and grown all these strains ourselves. Unfortunately we are not that lucky. In addition, you can of course ask yourself the question; what is good and what is better? In most cases it simply comes down to personal taste and preference.
So you should certainly not interpret these Top 10 Lists as a 'we know all', but see them as a good help for your search for a particular strain with a certain characteristic. Recommendations are always welcome!
Mother Nature gave us the landraces of cannabis sativa and indica that we know under names like Afghani, Hindu Kush, Thai, Colombian and Malawi. Over the years, all breeders around the world have crossed and experimented so much with these and other landraces that an extremely large selection has been created of different strains with a colorful combination of smell, taste and effects.
At the moment there are more than 100 breeders and seed banks in our database with a description and all their strains. Naturally, the famous companies are there, such as Barney's Farm, Royal Queen Seeds, Dutch Passion, Dinafem, Green House Seeds, Subcool's The Dank and Sensi Seeds.
But do not limit yourself to the big brands only, also take a look at the smaller and lesser-known brands. Most of them have their own interesting strains which deserve a lot more attention than they actually get. We mention for example The KushBrothers, Humboldt Seeds and CBD Crew.
If you are looking for a strain with specific characteristics, do not forget to use our StrainFinder. Thanks to this search engine you will certainly increase your chance to find the strain that suits you best.
For both the cannabis consumer and the cannabis grower there is a large number of different characteristics to search to reduce your search area. And of course, the more characteristics you select to search, the more precise the result will be.
At this moment there are 1500+ different strains in our database. Each strain has its own information page with:
Breeder(s) of that strain
Most pictures of the strains are from the breeder(s) or from the seed bank that puts that strain on the market. In that case, the name of the breeder or seed bank is mentioned in brackets below the picture. A growing number of pictures come from visitors of Cannabis.info.
Below we give a brief explanation of what the characteristics on each strain page mean.
With each strain it is stated whether it is a sativa (dominant) or a indica (dominant) strain. In many cases, the% of dominance is included. If it is an autoflowering strain, then that is also mentioned here.
Here you can find the strains that are responsible for the composition of that strain. Pure landraces are hard to find nowadays. Almost all strains on the market are crossings between 2 or more parent strains.
THC is the main active compound of cannabis which is responsible for the 'high' feeling. Over the past decades, most breeders worldwide have mainly focused on creating new strains with the highest possible THC percentage. Nowadays there is cannabis on the market with THC percentages that can reach up to 30%.
If the THC percentage of a strain is known then it is mentioned here. However, the (exact) THC% is not always known. In that case the strain will be classified under Low, Medium or High.
In our database we use the following scale:
CBD is the active compound of cannabis that has been in the news so much in recent years due to its medicinal properties. Now that more and more is known about the effects of CBD, strains with a high CBD percentage have increased in popularity at a very fast rate.
Unfortunately, CBD percentages are often unknown. Sometimes the exact CBD percentage is known and of course this will be mentioned here. In other cases strains are classified under Low, Medium or high.
In our database we use the following scale:
Who doesn't like the smell of weed in the morning? Today there is a huge variety of strains that have their own specific smell and taste.
When smell and flavor of a strain is described you can come across the following terms:
and so much more
The effects of different cannabis strains vary. There are strains that give a very physical and relaxed high for example, while other strains provide an euphoric and cerebral feeling. And of course there are many strains out there which fall somewhere in the middle.
The relaxation and body buzz is often attributed to indica (dominant) strains. The euphoric and cerebral effects are often attributed to sativa (dominant) strains.
Indeed, this can be said of pure indica and pure sativa landraces. However, the strains currently on the market are the result of many crossings. Because breeders select on certain characteristics and then cross them again with other strains, the total genetic pool has become a gigantic mix of everything together.
This is not a problem in itself. On the contrary, we like a bit of variation. However, it does mean that
the often made statement
should not be assumed automatically
Although it is true in many cases, you should not be surprised when you come across an euphoric indica or a body buzz sativa.
Of the vast majority of strains, a lot of information is available online with regard to self-cultivation of that strain. This info can also be found on all strain pages. The Grow characteristics are listed below each strain description.