Growers in France have been busy over the last two years, at least according to our data. Our statistics provide a clear view of what the most popular strains in France are, and what’s being grown and smoked there as we speak. We have received close to 4 million page views from France during this period, with many of them aimed at the following 10 strains.
It’s hard to find a country that doesn’t appreciate this semi-old-school classic. Although the exact meaning of the letters “OG” is up for debate, her potency and taste are solid facts. She is the fusion of Chemdawg and Hindu Kush, two strains closely related to hardy landraces from Thailand, Nepal, and the Hindu Kush mountain range. OG Kush is capable of producing THC levels of up to 25%, fueling a sedating and tranquil indica body high. OG Kush is also widely used in edibles in attempt to capture her diverse flavors.
Plants grown indoors reach a height of 160cm and yield around 450g/m². Outdoor plants grow to a taller height of 220cm and produce a medium harvest.
Amnesia Haze is a sativa-dominant lady that produces massive colas decorated in colors of purple, green, and orange. She is the result of an ambitious breeding program that combined Jamaican, Afghani, Laotian, and Hawaiian genetics. Smoking these flowers induces a racing head high that stimulates the mind, but, as her name suggests, challenges the short-term memory. This high isn’t ideal for nuanced work, but serves as a great motivator during sports and physical activity. She’s also a popular party strain.
Amnesia Haze grows to a tall height outdoors and produces a large and fruitful yield. Indoor plants achieve heights of between 80–140cm and yield around 600g/m².
Critical Kush has gained traction in France for multiple reasons, including her unique look, enormous THC level, and relatively high CBD content. This almost-pure indica was created using parent strains Critical Mass and OG Kush, and contains 20–25% THC and 1–2% CBD. This cannabinoid profile results in a relaxing and therapeutic high. Although the experience can be quite intense, the presence of CBD takes the edge off.
Critical Kush produces large, tapered colas that are white with trichomes and feature purple and piercing sugar leaves. She is easy to grow, maintains a short height, and produces satisfying yields indoors and outdoors.
Cheese makes a great smoke for those times when you can’t decide between smoking an indica or a sativa strain. She represents a perfect balance between the two, with 50% sativa genetics and 50% indica. She was created in the United Kingdom during the late 1990s, with a high that targets the body and mind in unison, and has since found a large fan base in France. Medium levels of CBD add therapeutic value to a euphoric and happy high that can be enjoyed day or night to manage symptoms, without too much of a stoning effect.
Cheese is a pungent strain, so be sure to use carbon filters when growing indoors. Expect this strain to reach a height of 150cm and produce a medium yield.
Gorilla Glue is extremely popular on the European continent, especially within France. This indica-dominant lady offers the ultimate evening stone. Whether snuggled up on the couch or watching the sunset outside with friends, this high will bring about sensations of euphoria, happiness, and a physical buzz that encompasses the entire body. Novice smokers should tread lightly; THC levels of up to 30% are no joke. This mind-blowing high is augmented by tastes of citrus, fuel, pine, and earth.
Gorilla Glue has a medium growing difficulty and will be ready to harvest after a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. She achieves a medium yield both indoors and outdoors, and grows to a tall height in both environments.
This strain, like many other powerhouse varieties, stems from the West Coast of the US. She’s become extremely popular among the more seasoned smokers and growers within France. Smoking her flowers requires a high tolerance to cannabinoids. Her buds appear frosty with trichomes that contain a THC content of up to 28%—enough to sweep veteran smokers off their feet for a while. She produces a slightly indica-dominant high that makes the body feel heavy and relaxed. The sativa elements of the high inspire creative thoughts and an overall positive state of mind. This pleasant high is augmented by complementary tastes of sweetness, fruit, and mint.
Girl Scout Cookies produces flowers that are compact, small, and spread out. She has a flowering time of 8–9 weeks, grows to a medium height, and yields up to 500g/m².
This name is known by almost everyone that’s ever smoked weed, and for good reason. She has especially made her presence known in France, and is cultivated and smoked in the country primarily for her potent indica high and large, bountiful canopy. She stems from Brazilian and South Indian genetics and produces a THC level of 22%. Her flowers provide a high that strikes the body and mind, creating a happy, uplifting, and talkative mood among smokers. Her diverse terpene profile generates strong flavors of sweetness, fruit, spice, and pine—a mix that lights up every taste bud.
Part of the reason White Widow is so popular is because she’s easy to grow. It doesn’t take much experience to successfully cultivate this lady, as you watch her large and bushy canopy start to churn out flowers. She has a flowering time of 8 weeks, grows to a medium height, and can yield up to 500g/m² indoors.
Blueberry is a heavily indica-dominant variety that was created using parent strains Fruity Juice and Afghani. She’s gained recognition not only for her soothing indica high, but because of her unparalleled blueberry flavor. During the flowering phase, she fills the room with mouth-watering scents of blueberry pie; and when harvest time comes around, it’s best to use a vape to really experience her true taste. THC levels of 19–20% are enough to stone the body into a calming state for several hours.
Blueberry can be cultivated indoors and outdoors with relative ease. She grows to a medium height and produces a moderate yield in both environments. Plants have a flowering time of 8–9 weeks and outdoor plants will be ready to harvest during the month of October.
Bubble Gum is another delicious variety that has made her presence known in France, thanks to her tongue-bending tastes. This award-winning strain has seen success in the competition scene, with notable wins at the Spannabis Cannabis Champions Cup and High Times Cannabis Cup. She offers a slightly sativa-dominant high that produces euphoric, relaxing, and cerebral effects. A few tokes in and you’ll experience a vibrant body-buzz. Each toke is infused with rich flavors of sweetness, flowers, tropical fruit, and candy.
This lady produces large and wide flowers and has a medium growing difficulty. Indoor plants produce a yield of between 300–450g/² and grow to a medium height. Outdoor plants produce a moderate yield and will be ready to harvest during the second half of October.
Jack Herer is a favorite on the European continent, and is particularly respected by French smokers. This hybrid was created using a lineup of legendary parent strains: Haze, Skunk, and Northern Lights. This trio of stellar genetics produces a strain with an enormous THC content and contrasting tastes of citrus, sweetness, and spice. The effect is euphoric and energizing, making this strain a great choice for wake-and-bake sessions.
Grown indoors, Jack Herer is capable of providing up to 600g/m² whilst growing to a medium height. Grown outdoors under the sun, she produces a medium yield and reaches a taller height. She has a flowering time of 8–10 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest during October.