10 of the best weed strains in Canada

Published Jan 25, 2019 05:17 p.m. ET

 Canada has so much more to offer than its world-famous poutine and friendly citizens. Though Canada has only recently legalized marijuana for recreational use, it has some of the most potent weed strains in the world right now. From the strongest to the tastiest, our list of the best weed strains in Canada is sure to impress even the most seasoned pot connoisseurs. Our list also includes average costs in Canada to purchase each strain based on buying anywhere from 3.5 grams to 1 ounce. Here's some of the best weed in Canada:

Sour Diesel
Cost: $30-$250
This Sativa strain offers a warm energizing high and is currently the most popular strain in Canada. With its smooth earthy taste boasting an average 23% THC content, it is one of the strongest marijuana strains and it is easy to see why so many love this one. The effects are listed as uplifting, happy, and energetic with most common medical uses being to alleviate stress, pain, depression, and fatigue.

Cali Hash Plant
Cost: $35-$260
The California Hash plant is an Indica strain. This one offers a light earthy aroma and a sweet smell. This one ranks number two on our list and offers a more intense buzz. Cali Hash Plant has an average 22% THC content. Boasting plenty of bright red hairs this strain is both aesthetically pleasing as well as effective. Generally recommended medicinally to help alleviate stress, chronic pain, depression, lack of appetite and nausea.

Pink Bubba
Cost: $40-$300
This bubba is an Indica dominant hybrid strain. Perfect for a nice relaxing evening at the end of a hard day, this one is potent and known for its full body relaxation alongside its intense head buzz. Referred to as soothing and calming, perfect for anyone who suffers from anxiety, depression or nausea. Weighing in at a whopping 31% average THC content with the addition of a 4% CBD content, it’s easy to see why so many love it. Ranked number three because of its intensity, making it a suboptimal choice for some more sensitive users. It is the highest THC weed strain on our list.

Great White Kush
Cost: $30-$150
This Indica kush is powerful and is likely to glue you to the couch. Most recommended to heavy users, GWS has a potent smell with a sweet berry-like taste. Great for treating common ailments such as chronic pain, lack of appetite, anxiety, and insomnia. With a surprisingly low average THC content at 19% don't let this one fool you. It will make you tired, relaxed, and happy.

Green Crack
Cost: $40-$200
This Sativa is one of the strongest of its kind. With an energetic buzz that allows you to focus, it’s a favorite amongst writers and gamers alike. Medicinally recommended for daytime use for those who want to stay sharp and focused while treating ailments such as fatigue, depression, and stress. With an average of 20% THC and 1.1% CBD and a nice fruity berry flavor and smell, we rank this the highest on the list of any other Sativa strain.

Purple Grape
Cost: $40-$300
This Indica strain is the prettiest on the list. The PG strain produces giant, bright purple buds covered in crystals and tiny white hairs. Known mostly for its powerful head focused euphoric effects and its sweet berry flavor. With a THC content of 24% and 2% CBD, this PG strain will make users relaxed, happy and hungry. Recommended for anyone who currently suffers from depression, anxiety, stress, and lack of appetite.

White Widow
Cost: $35-$260
An even 50/50 hybrid, the WW strain is famous all over the world and was first produced in the Netherlands. Sporting buds coated in resin with bright orange hairs and what is described as a “cheesy” taste. WW is a popular strain for medicinal use with full body effects perfect for relieving stress and anxiety and dulling pain. WW has an average 24% THC content and offers everything you would expect from a well-designed hybrid.

Gorilla Glue
Cost: $50-$350
The most expensive strain on this list is, GG is a mix of Diesel and Chem Sister. GG is another perfectly designed 50/50 hybrid with an incredibly high 26%-28% THC content. With its aroma being described as minty and earthy it is sure to be a tasty treat. GG can lessen inflammation for those who have been diagnosed with medical ailments such as chronic back pain and arthritis with its effects being described as head-based, deep and intense. Though it's potential downside is that it is one of the most expensive weed strains in Canada.

Death Bubba
Cost: $30-$250
DB is an Indica dominant hybrid made with 70% Indica genetics. This one is one of the most widely used medicinally for chronic pain sufferers as it boasts a high 28% average THC content. DBs effects being most often described as a warm wave of intense relief that rushes over you and lasts for hours. Recommended mainly for evening use DB will pull you into a peaceful state of mind and lull you into the deepest sleep you have ever had.

Skywalker OG
Cost: $35-$250
Last but not least, another Indica dominant hybrid with some of the brightest green crystal covered buds you have ever seen. Skywalker OG offers a taste described as spicy paired with a strong appetite increasing effect. This one is the second most popular on the list amongst the medical marijuana community due to its success in treating chronic stress and pain due to illness or injury. With an average 26℅ THC content and it's popularity keeping it widely accessible Skywalker OG ranks tenth on our list of the most popular and most potent weed in Canada.

While there are many other incredible strains available in Canada, our list focused on factors such as popularity, online availability THC content and taste and is sure to offer a little something for everyone. Remember to always enjoy responsibly. Keep an open mind when trying new strains. While it’s normal to have a favorite you never know what else could be in store for you from taking a chance and trying something new.

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