8 Best Hybrid Strains to Try in 2022Erica Smith
The combination of Sativa and Indica strains is what leads to the creation of hybrid strains. The vast majority of cannabis strains are hybrids, as there are only a small number of Sativa and Indica strains that are pure. The term “strains” is inaccurate because even a specific variety from a specific part of the world can grow in either a Sativa-like or an Indica-like manner, depending on the environment in which it was grown. This is because cannabis is a highly adaptable plant.
The effects of Sativa strains, on the other hand, are known to be energizing, whereas the effects of Indica strains are known to be calming. The complete picture is more complicated, but generally speaking, people associate Sativas with energizing effects and Indicas with relaxing effects. Then, what can we expect from the effects of hybrid strains that come from a combination of Sativa and Indica lineage?
In the past, hybrid strains of cannabis were thought to have effects that alternated between energizing and relaxing, typically beginning with one and ending with the other. On the other hand, when it comes to the effect, the cannabinoids and terpenes that are contained within the plant are what count. The terms “Sativa” and “Indica” are completely meaningless when referring to the effects of cannabis.
Nevertheless, there is some benefit to be gained from investigating the varieties that were combined to produce a hybrid as well as the characteristics that breeders look for when developing hybrids.
The Widow White
Because it is the offspring of a Brazilian Sativa and an Indian Indica, White Widow can trace its roots back to multiple continents. The hybrid has cannabidiol (CBD) to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content that is relatively well-balanced (THC).
The potent hybrid known as Gorilla Glue is also known as Original Glue, Gorilla Glue #4, and GG4. It was named for its resemblance to a gorilla. This THC-rich strain, which has been awarded multiple times at the Cannabis Cup, is known to produce feelings of euphoria and profound relaxation in users. The combination of Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel gives Gorilla Glue its earthy and slightly sour flavor profile.
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Chiquita Banana is a strain that has the potential to produce profound therapeutic effects and could appeal to consumers who are fans of OG Kush. When OG Kush is crossed with Banana in the Chiquita Banana strain, the resulting THC content is extremely high at 26%. Caution is advised to beginners; stay away from this strain (especially in the form of super-potent marijuana edibles). This hybrid does not contain even a trace of CBD, but it does contain a significant amount of limonene, which is a terpene that is known to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Bruce Banner #3
It’s a given that any cannabis strain named for a superhero’s secret identity is going to pack a punch, and Bruce Banner #3 is no exception. This hybrid strain packs a punch even though it does not contain quite as much THC as the Chiquita Banana variety, which contains 20%. The Bruce Banner #3 strain, which was created by crossing OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, is famous for having effects that kick in quickly and tend to be energizing. Consumers who have a lot on their to-do list favor this strain known for its stimulating effects because it helps them stay motivated.
Sour Candy from Outer Space
Sour Space Candy is an excellent candidate to consider if you are looking for a hybrid that is predominately CBD. Sour Space Candy has a CBD concentration of 16% and a THC concentration of just 1%, so it may be able to relax you without making you high. The hybrid strain was initially developed in Oregon, and its parent strains are referred to as Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry. The cannabis plants that produce this strain produce colorful buds with a flavor profile that is slightly reminiscent of citrus.
The Cherry on Top
When Granddaddy Purple and F1 Durb are bred together, the resulting hybrid produces a strain with the flavor profile of both sweet and sour cherries. Some people say that the euphoric effects of this strain are responsible for a case of the giggles, while others simply use it to relax because of the strain’s balanced stimulating and calming effects. The THC content is moderate at 16%, but it is still quite high for someone who has never tried cannabis before.
The origins of Skunk #1 can be traced back to the 1970s. The hybrid contains a mixture of origins, including Afghani, Acapulco Gold, and Colombian Gold, which contributes to its diverse genetic makeup. It’s common knowledge that smoking marijuana gives you munchies, but it’s not a myth that smoking Skunk #1 can give you the urge to eat a hearty snack. Alongside feelings of euphoric energy, hunger is one of the effects of Skunk #1 that is most frequently mentioned by users.
Which hybrid strain has the highest possible potency?
Because of their careful breeding with a focus on producing high levels of THC, the hybrid cannabis strains Bruce Banner #3 and Chiquita Banana are among the most potent available. When developing hybrids, vigor, pest resistance, and cannabinoid content are frequently taken into consideration. Many hybrids are developed expressly for the THC or CBD content of their offspring. THC levels that are high or in the middle of the range, along with a diverse profile of other cannabinoids and terpenes, are often indicative of a strong hybrid strain.
However, because cannabis is a natural substance with a great deal of variation, strains that, on average, have a moderate amount of THC can on occasion have a high amount of the psychoactive compound.
Which type of cannabis plant is superior, hybrid or Indica?
The strain that is optimal for your particular needs is always the superior option. Additionally, hybrids and Indicas can be difficult to differentiate, and in some cases, there may be very little to no difference at all between the two! Because they are not completely Indica or Sativa, certain cannabis strains, such as Wedding Cake and Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), are classified as hybrids rather than pure varieties. The same can be said for a great number of Sativa strains, such as Blue Dream, which are not entirely Sativa in makeup. Try out a few different kinds of cannabis to find the one that best supports you in achieving your health and wellness objectives.
Should you try a hybrid strain if you’re a beginner?
If you are just starting, it is recommended that you select a hybrid strain that is predominately CBD. Beginning with a hybrid strain that leans more toward THC dominance is fraught with danger and increases the likelihood of experiencing unwanted side effects. Talk to an experienced budtender at a legal dispensary to find out which strain of marijuana might be most suitable for someone who is just starting with the drug.
When you get your medical marijuana card through KIF Doctors, you can enjoy all the benefits that come with using hybrid strains. In KIF Doctors’ online virtual clinic, our medical professionals are available to consult with you and assist you in applying for a medical marijuana card right away.