knowledgebase Category: Marijuana Strains

When you walk into a dispensary for the first time, you’ll notice quickly that there are many different varieties of cannabis. We refer to these different varieties as “strains.” You can think of strains in the same way that you think of different types of wine and beer or different breeds of dog. Even though cannabis strains might belong to the same plant family and species, they will have different properties and effects depending on their genetic makeup. Click the links below to see which products are available in the three different types of strains. 

NOR Anslinger
EightFold Inferno 1
EightFold TruthSerum
GB - Stardawg Pre-Roll
BohemianBros 401k
BohemianBros Chunckberry
BohemianBros Chunckberry
BohemianBros Chunckberry
BohemianBros Chunckberry
BohemianBros Chunckberry
BohemianBros Chunckberry
Earth Kush
Orange Cookies
Cannabiotix - Sour Grapefruit
Strawberry Lemonade
Cannabiotix Mandarin Mint (1)
Cannabiotix Kush Moutains
GB - Pineapple Express
CultivationsLabs SpaceCake
GB - Space Cake
Jenny Kush
Desert Grown Farms - Black Afghan
Virtue Triple G
Desert Grown Farms - Cookie Face
Desert Grown Farms - Desert Grown Cookies
DGF DesertgrownCookies
DGF DesertGrownGlue4
Desert Grown Farms - Desert Sunrise
Desert Grown Farms - Jack Herer (1)
Desert Grown Farms Kosher Kush
DGF Mojito 1
Desert Grown Farms OG Story 1
Desert Grown Farms - OG Story
Virtue Triple G
Desert Grown Farms Venom OG
The Facility Grape Stomper
DGF - Green Ranger
Desert Grown Farms - Venom OG
Blue Frost
DGF - Blueberry
Blueberry muffin
DGF - Camacho Kush
DGF - Grape Stomper OG
DGF - Green Ranger
Hendo Cream
DGF - Lemon Meringue #2
DGF - Lemon Meringue #2
DGF - Mojito #4
DGF - Namaste
DGF - Puff 'n' Stuff
DGF - Silver Mountain #2
DGF - Silver Mountain #4
DGF - Silver Mountain #6
DGF - The Homie's Choice (1)
DGF - The OG Story
DGF Zelda 1
DGF - Zelda #9
DGF _ Dark Wizard #1
Grape Stomper OG
Karma OG
Lemon Meringue
Lil' Blue
Neon LIght
Purple Cotton
Tahoe Alien
White OG
X rated OG
Fleur - Cherry Chem
Fleur - Cookies 'n' Cream
Fleur - Plum Crazy
Fleur - Triple Bodhi
Cannabiotix - Giesel (1)
Cannabiotix - Giesel
KIFF - Burkle (1)
Remedy Platinum GSC
Green Life Productions - Grateful Breath
GreenLeaf 3Pac 1
Banana OG
MOJ Lemon Skunk
MOJ Sour Tsunami
Greenway Medical - Curious George #7
Greenway Medical - Ghost Train Haze
Goji OG
Greenway Glue
Green Way Hells OG 1
Jamacian TenSpeed
Greenway Medical - Pootie Tang
Green Way Marijuana - Red Headed Stranger (1)
Greenway Medical - Rose OG (1)
Greenway Medical - Rose OG (1)
Greenway Medical - UK Cheese
GWM - Prodigium Pre-Roll
Home Grown Vegas - Lemon AK
HSH - Pinene Syringe
KIFF - Burkle (1)
Kiff Wifi
Kiff Wifi
Kiff SourTangie 1
Garden of Weeden - Super Lemon Haze
Kiff WhiteWidow 1
Lone Mountain/Verano - Chocolate OG
3 Pac
MMG Alien Cookies
MMG Chemdawg
MMG Dutch Treat
MMG Killer Ghost OG
MMG Killer Tahoe OG
MMG Platinum OG
MMG Westside OG
Mojave 1991OG
Mother Herb Acapulco Gold
Mother Herb Limelight OG
Mother Herb Yoda OG
Natures Chemistry Blue Dream
Natures Chemistry Cookies and Cream
NC Green Crack
NC Hells OG
Natures Chemistry Prodigium
Natures Chemistry Tangie
Home Grown Vegas - Green Crack
NLV Cinex Shatter
NLV Weed Bros OG Shatter
NLVO Cali Boss Hogg Shatter
NLVO Cinex
NLVO Pink 2.0 Disposable Vape Pen
NLVO Watermelon Mint Disposable Vape Pen
Prime Chocolate Mint OG
Prime Cold Creek Kush
Prime Double Cheese
Prime Green Crack
Prime Moby Dick
Prime Secret Weapon
Pure Tonic Desert Grown Glue Shatter
Pure Tonic Concentrate Jack Herer Shatter
Pure Tonic Concentrate Kosher Kush Shatter
The Facility Namaste
The Facility Namaste
The Facility Namaste
Remedy Island Sweet Skunk
Remedy Outer Space
Remedy Bio Diesel
Desert Grown Farms - Bio-Jesus
Remedy Blue Dream
Remedy Deadhead OG
Remedy Dirks OG
Remedy Gorilla Glue 4
Remedy Jilly Bean
The Facility Namaste
Shango XJ 13
Silver State Trading Chemdawg 91
Serene Sequoia Sherbert
Serene XJ13
TahoeHydro CherryDosiDos
TahoeHydro Gelato
Verano BananaOG
Verano Strawnana
Lone Mountain - Jamie Lee
Mojave Banana OG
VT Pure Haze
Virtue Triple G

The Three Major Types of Cannabis Strains

With 779 strains to choose from, how do first-time users narrow down their options so that they can find the strain that’s best for them?

First, they should consider the three major types of strains. They are as follows:

Sativa Strains

Sativa strains are recommended for daytime use because, when users consume them, they typically experience an invigorating, energizing, “head-based” effect.

Indica Strains

While sativas tend to be energizing and uplifting, the indica effect is “body-based,” sedative and relaxing. These strains are commonly recommended for nighttime use.


Hybrid strains are a cross between sativa strains and indica strains. They’re ideal for people who want both the head-based and body-based effects of sativas and indicas, respectively.

What Makes a Strain Unique?

The following factors determine how an individual strain will affect you:

The Percentage of THC

Some strains are bred to contain high concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

THC belongs to a class of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids.

THC is also psychoactive, which means you’ll feel intoxicated when you consume it.

The more THC found in a strain, the more powerful its effect will be.

The Presence of Other Cannabinoids

THC is just one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in cannabis.

Other cannabinoids, like cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabinol (CBN) can play a major role in the effect cannabis has on you.

CBD, in particular, is growing in popularity because of its medical benefits (pain relief, anxiety relief, anti-inflammation, anti-seizure). Plus, it’s non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t make you feel intoxicated.

The Presence of Terpenes

Terpenes are aromatic compounds that determine the smell and flavor of a strain. They also have medicinal properties and can alter or intensify the psychoactive effects of THC.

Why It’s Important to Know Your Strains

Some people say they don’t like cannabis because they don’t like the way it makes them feel (too anxious, too paranoid, too sleepy, etc.).

But imagine if someone said they don’t drink alcohol because they don’t like the way whiskey tastes.

That person would be missing out on drinks like beer and wine, which don’t taste anything like whiskey. Not to mention other types of liquor such as vodka.

Cannabis is similar in this regard. By educating yourself on the different types of strains available, you can make better, more informed choices about the products you purchase.

Most importantly, you can find products that are the best fit for you.