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Get Your Best Sleep Ever This Weekend, With These Cannabis Strains

Sleep is important. There are dozens of studies indicating that it leads to better health. It can also be deeply pleasurable — who doesn’t like to feel cozy? But at least 30% of adults can’t enjoy these benefits. For a variety of reasons, many of us spend each night working through every position we can comfortably contort our bodies into, with no shut-eye to show for it. Our eyes are red with exhaustion but the minute we lie down and close them our minds begin working through a list of stressors and fears.

As a result, we greet the following day with fatigue, cloudy thinking, and frustration. Which exacerbates the stressors and fears. And on and on.

Whether it’s difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep that plagues you, cannabis is well documented as a natural sleep-aid. Below, we’ve listed ten strains with a good track record for helping people get rest. Still, everyone is different — so hit the dispensary and work through them a gram at a time until you find a few that work. Then take note of their THC and CBD composition as well as their terpene profile. If you see a pattern, you’ll better know what to look for in the future.

Purple Kush

When it comes to using weed as a sedative, Purple Kush is one of the most popular strains around. A 100 percent indica variety, it can have a THC composition as high as 27 percent. That means serious relaxation. Users enjoy it in part because they find there is no initial head high that they need to wait out before the body relaxation sets in. Nope. There is an immediate physical ease complemented by a dazed sense of complete wellbeing. It’s great at knocking anxiety, depression, and pain on their asses, too. Expect to fall asleep with a content mind and a smile on your face.

People are also big fans of this strain’s aroma which leans toward the sandalwood musk associated with Afghani strains but also has notes that are fruity and sweet like plump, juicy grapes. The flavor is also a bit fruity with hashy overtones that can get you coughing. However, on the exhale, there is a sugary grape taste that’s a lot like the children’s syrup Dimetapp, but… in a good way.

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Do you like your weed to come with a side of urban legend? Then, this is the strain for you. There are tales about the CIA, FBI, and other agencies gathering the best cannabis strains from breeders across the globe in the late 1960s. They used these strains to begin crafting mega hybrids at a super-secret research facility at the University of Mississippi. A man named Neville Schoenmaker convinced someone to bring him a cutting, and G-13 was chosen because it was the most stable. He then got to growing and distributing this powerhouse to the masses. This strain is generally 70 percent indica and 30 percent sativa with 27 percent THC composition. That’s heavy stuff — perfect for making users lazy and lethargic before knocking them right out for the night.

G-13 isn’t a very sweet strain, so it takes a user with a more mature palate to really appreciate the woody pine flavor and the earthy undertone. It goes over well with people who like a fragrant mug of black tea without any sweetener or cream.

God’s Gift

At midnight, a lot of people who can’t sleep find themselves begging God to intervene and help them grab a few hours of Zs before they have to face another day of being a functioning human being. Whether or not this strain is God’s response, we couldn’t say, but we can tell you that this 90 percent indica hybrid has a THC composition of up to 25 percent. Don’t worry; it will knock you out for the night. The high itself comes on strong and quickly replaces all the worry in a user’s mind with a heavenly peacefulness. The relaxation is total, so you might want to smoke in bed. We aren’t saying that using it on the couch before bed means you will wake up on the couch the next morning, but we aren’t not saying that.

A bit of a tasty treat, God’s Gift has a well-developed taste that includes lemon, berry, grape, citrus, and hash flavors. It is for sure a pleasant combination to appreciate before you sink into your pillows and let sleep overtake you. Thanks, God.

9 Pound Hammer

“Why nine pounds of hammer?” you ask. Well, that’s a good question and one that we have also pondered without resolution. However, we can tell you with certainty that nine pounds of sticky, weedy hammer is more than enough to beat the crap out of your sleep difficulties. It is an 80 percent indica hybrid with a THC composition that can be up to 23 percent, and it will beat you over the head with no-nonsense sedation. Smoke or vape a little and feel your shallow breaths deepening as your limbs grow heavy and your muscles go slack. Recreational users may complain about the couchlock that accompanies using too much, but people looking for relief from sleeplessness will be happy to find themselves immobile in bed for a few minutes before they transition smoothly into sleep. Plus, this strain can give you the munchies something fierce so it’s good to find yourself meeting Mr. Sandman before you have a chance to raid the fridge.

9 Pound Hammer is one of those strains whose smell isn’t reflected in the taste as much as you might expect. The aroma is citrus and grape with a bit of incense, but the flavor is woodier and more piney — with a hint of lime when you breathe out the smoke. It is sweet and earthy and tasty, but not as berry as you might expect.

Northern Lights

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Using this strain won’t put you front row for experiencing Aurora Borealis, but it can absolutely make you feel like you are in Norway scanning the stars while you snuggle up in a warm woolen blanket. This is strong stuff. The 95 percent indica strain has a crazy THC composition that can be as much as 33 percent, which is considerably higher than most strains. It won’t take more than a couple of hits before dopey numbness sets in and the dial gets turned way up on happiness and a sense of comfort. Be very careful about returning to the pipe or vaporizer because too much of this can kick in some paranoia and anxiety that will not be helpful in sleeping like a log or sleeping like a baby or sleeping like a baby log.

Give yourself a low dose and go slow. It really won’t take much or take long.

If you can read the term “Christmas tree-flavored candy” without recoiling in horror, you should enjoy the flavor of Northern Lights, which honestly has a sweet pine flavor. There are also floral notes, a bit of earthy goodness, and some lavender taste. It’s not at all a conventionally yummy profile, but it isn’t bad to use at all. It grows on you.

Gorilla Glue

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Though we have gone with the Gorilla Glue name because it is the original moniker associated with the strain, it’s worth noting most dispensaries have taken to calling this weed GG1 or Sister Glue. It turns out that the adhesive company Gorilla Glue wasn’t cool sharing their name with cannabis. We hardly think people were having wacky mix-ups where they bought bud instead of superglue, but whatever. An even 50/50 hybrid, this bud brings the THC hard with a 28 percent composition. Thanks to all of that THC goodness, the high is instant and it lingers, meaning if you typically suffer from wakefulness in the night, GG1 will put an end to it. It will also put the kibosh on chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Warning: Upon enjoying some of this sedating wonder, you may immediately get dry mouth, so keep water on your bedside table for relief.

Gorilla Glue is a cross between Chem’s Sister and Chocolate Diesel, and it is so, so delicious. The Chocolate Diesel influence makes this weed smell and taste like cocoa and coffee. Be prepared for those flavors to be followed by a sour diesel taste that lingers. There are earthy pine notes as well.

Blue Cheese

There is a common belief that eating cheese in the night will give you nightmares. There isn’t much truth to it, though if you eat a ton of it, you might end up with a full stomach, which can cause more REM sleep, when dreams are most vivid. This cheese, however, is perfectly safe to have at night, and it will not give you bad dreams at all. It will only give you deep, restful sleep. Blue Cheese is an 80 percent indica strain with a THC composition that clocks in at 20 percent. Clearly, the potency isn’t as high as some of the strains on the list, but that makes it better for people who are new to cannabis and those who are sensitive to side effects like paranoia. You won’t get couchlock right away, though heavy use can certainly trigger it. It’s more likely that you will feel mellow and happy as you slip between the sheets and zonk out.

Do we think a cheesy tasting bud sounds delicious? We do not. Luckily, Blue Cheese owes its name more to its parentage than its flavor. A cross of Blueberry and Cheese, this strain has a tasty berry flavor on the exhale without any pervasive cheese funk.

Grape Ape

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Unlike the squares at Gorilla Glue, it looks like the makers of The Great Grape Ape Show are chill with sharing their name with a strain of weed. Although maybe that’s because the two have a common audience in lazy stoners, so the shared name benefits everyone. Insomniacs will appreciate the 100 percent indica strain, especially the THC composition that can be as high as 25 percent. Grape Ape delivers on a profound body high that starts slowly and develops over time to cause a heavy feeling in a user’s limbs. It is a full body stone coupled with a spaced-out mindset that makes falling asleep and staying asleep easy peasy. If chronic pain, muscle aches, stress, anxiety, or depression are contributing to poor sleep, this strain is perfect for replacing them all with a foggy relaxation.

The Grape Ape name has to do with the purple that can be seen on the bud rather than the flavor. However, it legit does have a fruity flavored smoke with grape and berry notes. A nice bonus is the sweet sensation that lingers after you exhale. Think of it like a grape-flavored hard candy.

L.A. Confidential

The film L.A. Confidential was a winner at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. And the strain L.A. Confidential was similarly lauded, including the award High Times Strain of the Year in 2006. Where the two part ways is that the weed will make you fall asleep, and the movie will not. Ideally. As a pure indica strain with a THC composition that can be as high as 26 percent, the L.A. Confidential will numb the body and trigger waves of relaxation that roll gently across a user’s muscles. Most folks find themselves asleep after an hour or two, so this strain does need to be used with a head start. Don’t wait too long and find yourself smoking more and more to bring on immediate sleep. You will end up with a headache and a heaping helping of anxiety.

Like a camping trip, this strain’s flavor profile is earthy and woody with a lot of pine. There is a bit of a citrus tang that rounds things out well. Who doesn’t like things a little sweet and dirty?

Ace of Spades

When the creators of Ace of Spaces designed the strain, they crossed Black Cherry Soda with Jack the Ripper as a way of making weed that was a bit sweet and sour. It worked. It also created a 60 percent indica leaning hybrid with a THC composition as high as 20 percent. Because it is both an indica and a sativa, the high affects both body and mind, but it certainly leans toward the physical. Along with intense relaxation, the effects also include a euphoria that can cause giggle fits, so users should be prepared for intense happiness before sleep arrives. This joy is especially beneficial for people whose sleeplessness has led to anxiety about going to bed. It makes the time between smoking and snoring feel safe and pleasant.

Think of a strain that mimics someone reading the best bedtime story ever. Forget Audible, get high.

There is a genuinely sweet and sour flavor mashup that also includes citrus and spice. It’s even a bit peppery, which shows up as part of an herbal sweetness on the inhale. Some users might even find it a bit like Dr. Pepper, and that’s fun in a cannabis strain.

Whether the problem is falling asleep or staying asleep, these weed strains offer a safe and fun solution.

Best Pure Indica Strain/s for sleep?

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Hello, I just wanted ask, which pure indica strain/s is/are best for heavy insomnia? I do not want any sativa-indica hybrids, as those don’t work very well for me. I’ve tried White Rhino, but unfortunately got a more sativa pheno and it kinda tends to make me feel uppity and not tired/sedated in the mind. It was grown organically and harvested later, but it still wasn’t enough. I really need a mind dulling, sedating indica which I can consistently rely on for good sleep meds and wanted to ask you, RIU, for help.

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Hello, I just wanted ask, which pure indica strain/s is/are best for heavy insomnia? I do not want any sativa-indica hybrids, as those don’t work very well for me. I’ve tried White Rhino, but unfortunately got a more sativa pheno and it kinda tends to make me feel uppity and not tired/sedated in the mind. It was grown organically and harvested later, but it still wasn’t enough. I really need a mind dulling, sedating indica which I can consistently rely on for good sleep meds and wanted to ask you, RIU, for help.

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Medicinal Strain List (A-Z)

(Afghanica) Nausea, pain

(Afghooie x Haze) PMS

(AK-47) Pain, nausea, depression, insomnia, headache

(Alien Train Wreck) Asthma

(Apollo 13) Back pain

(Auntie Em) Crohn’s Disease, MS

(Aurora Indica) Nausea, joint pain, arthritis

(Berry-Bolt) Insomnia, joint pain

(Big Bang) Used to sedate and relieve stress & anxiety amongst sufferers of severe anxiety,etc.(EDITED/ADDED by Apprentice.Source Greenhouse Seeds Co.)Cannabis cup winner, the reviews mention its medicinal properties.

(Big Kahuna) Herniated disc pain, arthritis

(Black on Blue Widow) HIV, back pain

(Black Vietnamese) Nausea, muscle spasms, pain

(Blue Fruit) Crohn’s Disease, muscle spasms

(Blue Moon Rocks) Anxiety, depression, insomnia

(Blue Satellite x Jack Herer) Depression, nausea

(Blue Satellite) Pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, muscle tension

(Blueberry) Nausea, insomnia, pain

(Bog Sour Bubble) Pain, anxiety

(Bonzo Bud) Body pain, migraine

(Burmaberry) Migraine, depression

(Burmese pure) Anxiety, depression

(C99 x Great White Shark) Anxiety

(Cinderella 99) Nausea

(CIT) Pain, nausea, insomnia

(Cripple Creek) Ankylosing Spondilitis, Hepatitis C, Degenerative Disc Disease, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Rotator Cuff Disease

(Deep Chunk) Joint pain, insomnia

(Dynamite) Asthma, Crohn’s Disease, Hepatitis C

(East Coast Sour Diesel) Edema, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, radiculopathy

(El Nino) Nausea, insomnia

(Fieldale Haze) Anxiety, back pain

(Fig Widow) Back pain, psychosis

(Firecracker) Anxiety, depression, nausea

(G13 x HP) Nausea, joint pain, insomnia

(G-13) Depression, pain, ADD, ADHD

(Grapefruit) Arthritis, Hepatitis C, pain, nausea

(Green Queen) Epilepsy, neck/spine pain

(Green Spirit x Timewarp x Herijuana) RLS, insomnia, migraine, joint pain

(Green Spirit) Nausea, headache, body pain

(Herijuana x Trainwreck) Diabetic neuropathy, joint pain, insomnia, MS

(Herijuana) Pain, nausea, insomnia

(Ice Princess x Bubblegum) Migraine

(Jack Herer) Anxiety, fibromyalgia

(Jacked #14) Nausea

(John Paul Jones) Body pain

(Juicy Fruit) Insomnia, joint pain, anxiety

(Kali Mist) Nausea, depression

(Killer Queen) Depression, back pain

(Krinkle x Kush x Freezeland) MS muscle spasms

(Leda Uno) Insomnia

(Legends Ultimate Indica x Herijuana) Muscle spasms, pain

(Legends Ultimate Indica) Insomnia, IBS

(Lemon Chemo) Insomnia, back pain, migraine

(Lemon Haze) RLS, chronic fatigue

(Lifesaver) Nausea, headache, pain, insomnia

(Lollipop) Cachexia, degenerative bone/disc disease, edema, general pain, general seizures, glaucoma, migraine, MS, nausea, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

(Lowryder) Nausea, pain, headache

(LSD) Nausea, anxiety, depression, headache

(Magic Crystal) Migraine, PMS, depression, SADS, mania, nausea

(Mango x Northern Lights # 5) Pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety

(Mango) Back pain, nausea

(Medicine Woman) Diabetic neuropathy, general pain, general seizures, glaucoma, Hepatitis C, muscle spasms, nausea, radiculopathy

(Misty) Hepatitis C, back pain, insomnia, nausea

(Motarebel Oguana Kush) Nerve Pain, muscle spasms, back pain, headache, insomnia

(Mountainberry) Insomnia, migraine, pain

(New York Diesel) Migraine

(Northern Lights # 1) Arthritis

(Northern Lights # 2) Nausea, insomnia

(Northern Lights x Jamaican) Arthritis

(Northern Lights x Cinderella 99) Depression

(Northern Lights x Shiva) Body pain, back pain, toothache

(Northern Lights) Anxiety, radiculopathy, insomnia

(Oak Goo) Pain, anxiety

(Oregon 90) Insomnia, joint pain, RLS, pain, nausea

(Original Mystic) Epilepsy

(Phaght Betty) Cachexia, degenerative bone/disc disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

(Queen Bee) Neck/spine pain

(Sensi Star) Migraine

(Shiskaberry x Dutch Treat) Migraine, anxiety, insomnia, nausea

(Shiskaberry x Hash Plant) Anxiety, nausea

(Skunk # 1) Nausea

(Sour Saver) Insomnia, joint pain, nausea

(Stardust 13) Pain, nausea, insomnia

(Strawberry Cough) Back pain, depression

(Super Impact x AK-47) Pain, insomnia

(Super Impact) Nausea, insomnia, muscle pain, depression, anxiety, SADS, mania

(Super Silver Haze) Nausea, depression

(Super Thai) Depression

(Swamp Mix) Depression

(Sweet Blu) Degenerative bone/disc disease, diabetic neuropathy, edema, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, nausea, neck/spine pain

(Sweet Tooth # 3) Depression

(Trainwreck x Herijuana) Nausea

(Trainwreck) Anxiety, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, depression

(TW x LUI) Arthritis, nausea

(TX) Arthritis, asthma, general pain, general seizures, glaucoma, MS

(Ultra Green) Insomnia

(Wakeford) Anxiety, nausea, insomnia

(White Rhino) Body pain, back pain, joint pain, insomnia

(White Russian) Pain, nausea

(White Widow x Big Bud) Depression

(White Widow) Cachexia, Hepatitis C, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

(Wisp) Nausea, headache

(WR) Muscle pain, nausea, insomnia

Medicinal Strain List (Details)

Afghani #1
Lineage: Landrace
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering period: 45 days
Yield: Average to good
Afghani #1 is a classic. Compact, easy to grow, and potent, it is exactly what you’d expect out of a landrace Afghani. Lots of resin production and a hashy, earthy taste and its couchlock indica high are great, though they don’t often measure up to today’s fancy hybrids.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

AK-47
Lineage: Colombian, Mexican, Thai and Afghani
Breeder: Serious Seeds
Flowering period: 53 – 63 days
Yield: Good to great
Strong smell, compact buds, great yield, and easy to grow. Compact stature. Look for the cherry smelling pheno. High is cerebral but not overpowering.
Recommended for: chronic pain

Apollo 11
Lineage: C’99 x Genius (Jack Herer) / [shivaskunk x JH f2] x shivaskunk
Breeder: Brothers Grimm
Flowering period: 45-55 days
Yield: Average to good
This is a great sativa for those who don’t have the time for a plant like Haze. It tends to be very branchy, but it’s very forgiving to grow, and has a remarkably short flowering period for such a sativa plant. It has an up, creative high and a lemony taste.
Recommended for: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

Big Bud
Lineage: Skunk #1 x Afghani
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering period: 50-65 days
Yield: Outrageous
If you’re looking to get the highest yield per plant possible, Big Bud is where it’s at. Unfortunately, its other characteristics don’t match its yield. It has a skunky but not powerful smell, and the high is typically indica. Between its low potency and the low ceiling of the high, it doesn’t make the best medical marijuana. Mr. Nice’s Critical Mass is a rebreed of Big Bud that fixes some of the potency issues. Big Bud is also very susceptible to bud rot and other kinds of mold.
Recommended for: anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Blueberry
Lineage: Juicy Fruit(highland) Thai x Afghani male x Chocolate Thai x Highland Oaxacan Gold
Breeder: DJ Short
Flowering period: 45-55 days
Yield: Average
Blueberry is very unique marijuana. It tends to turn from partially purple to full on blue, and if grown properly smells and tastes like blueberry muffins. The high is euphoric, uplifting, and comfortable. Blueberry can be difficult to grow, and is very sensitive to nutrients. Be sure not to overfeed.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Bubblegum
Lineage: Big Skunk with some Northern Lights
Breeder: Serious Seeds
Flowering period: 56-63 days
Yield: Good to great
Bubblegum tastes and smells exactly like what the name suggests. It has a powerful, euphoric, narcotic, indica stone and is very easy to grow. It is of medium to tall stature, and generally not very branchy.
Recommended for: muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

California Orange
Lineage: Thai x [Afghani x Acapulco Gold]
Breeder: Nirvana Seeds
Flowering Period: 56-70 days
Yield: Good
California orange, when grown well, has a sweet orange taste, but the potency is definitely lacking. The high is fairly typically indica, though not overwhelmingly so. It’s a pretty forgiving plant to grow, but it fails to excel in any one aspect.

Chronic
Lineage: NL x Afghan x NL / NL x Big Bud x Afghan
Breeder: Serious Seeds
Flowering Period: 53-63 days
Yield: Good to great
Chronic was bred to be a good commercial variety. It isn’t a branchy plant, and it doesn’t respond well to topping, but it grows giant buds, which makes it well suited for SOG. Its mild, sweet smell and typical indica stone are nothing special but pleasant nonetheless.
Recommended for: muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Cinderella 99
Lineage: ShivaSkunk x [sensi Jack Herer x Jack Herer]
Breeder: Brothers Grimm, several knockoffs
Flowering period: 60 days
Yield: Good
If you want a sativa high but don’t have the room or the time to do it, C99 is for you. The high is all sativa—heady and racy. But it flowers very quickly, and though it’s stretchy, it’s nothing like growing a full sativa. The taste and smell are a combination of citrus and floral, very refreshing.
Recommended for: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

F-13
Lineage: Juicy Fruit(highland) Thai x Afghani male x Chocolate Thai x Highland Oaxacan Gold
Breeder: DJ Short
Flowering period: 49-63 days
Yield: Average to good
The most outstanding characteristic of F-13 is its amazing, powerful, and clear high. The second is that the plant turns purple, sometimes fully so but usually only partially. It grows like a stretchy sativa, but it’s nowhere near as bad as a landrace and its short flower time keep its stature in check. The smell and taste are a combination of earthy and vanilla-y.
Recommended for: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

Haze
Lineage: Thai x Columbian x Mexican x Vietnamese
Breeder: The Flying Dutchman
Flowering Period: 12-16 weeks
Yield: Low to Average
Haze is an interesting plant in that it actually makes a better breeder than it does a grower. It passes on its best characteristics, but alone, it’s hard to grow and not worth the trouble. It has a sweet, sandalwood, spicy taste, and a very up, sativa, energetic high. It takes forever to flower, needs a ton of headroom, and is very sensitive to nutrients, so it’s not recommended for beginners.
Recommended for: Crohn’s Disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

Hindu Kush
Lineage: Landrace
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 45-50 days
Yield: Average to Good
Hindu Kush is a short, single-cola dominant indica that produces fat, sweet buds with a heavy stone. It is remarkably easy to grow, and has a very short flowering period. Pefect for SOG.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

HOG
Lineage: Kush x Afghani
Breeder: T.H. Seeds
Flowering Period: 56-63 days
Yield: Good
Strong, skunky smell and a knockout indica high combined with being easy to grow and a good yielder make this both a grower’s and a smoker’s favorite. Its short stature and big, fat, greasy colas make it perfectly suited to a SOG.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Jack Herer
Lineage: Skunk #1 x Northern Lights #5 x Haze
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 50-70 days
Yield: Average to Great
Jack Herer’s sativa phenotypes are average-yielding and Haze-dominant, while the indica dominant phenos look more like NL#5 and yield excellently. Both phenos have an up, energetic, sativa high, and are completely covered in trichomes. Jack Herer tends to be a stretchy plant, so be sure you have enough headroom, especially if you have the sativa phenotype.
Recommended for (sativa phenos): epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses
Recommended for (indica phenos): chronic pain, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Kali Mist
Lineage: Haze x Skunk hybrid / Cambodian sativa x Silver Haze
Breeder: Serious Seeds
Flowering Period: 70-90 days
Yield: Average to good
Kali Mist is a nearly pure sativa with a potent, up, energetic high and a hazy, pine taste. It stretches dramatically, so make sure you have room to grow it. It’s very mold resistant. Great headstash but not for beginners.
Recommended for: Crohn’s Disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

Lavender
Lineage: Super Skunk x Big Skunk Korean x Afghani-Hawaiian
Breeder: SOMA Seeds
Flowering Period: 56-63 days
Yield: Average to good
Lavender turns a very pretty purple color, and has a sweet, herbal, spicy candy taste. It has a classic, heavy indica stone—not daytime medicine. It’s fairly easy to grow, and can be a very good yielder if given the right care.
Recommended for: chronic pain, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Legends Ultimate Indica
Lineage: Ortega x Sweet Tooth #2
Breeder: Legends Seed Co.
Flowering Period: 49-63 days
Yield: Great
LUI is a great indoor plant—potent, good yielding, and easy to grow. It tastes like candy, and certain specimens can even change colors. Tight, compact buds and a heavy indica stone, as the name suggests. Short, compact stature.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Mazar
Lineage: Afghani x Skunk #1
Breeder: Dutch Passion
Flowering Period: 56-63 days
Yield: Good
Mazar has a nicely balanced indica/sativa high and is an exceptionally easy, forgiving plant to grow. It is compact in stature and there is little phenotypic variation.
Recommended for: anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Maple Leaf Indica
Lineage: Afghani
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 45-50 days
Yield: Good
Maple Leaf Indica is a knockout indica from Sensi’s vintage Afghanica stock. Abundant resin production makes it great for hash making. The taste is syrupy sweet with some citrus. Expect little stretch and dense nuggets.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Mr. Nice
Lineage: G-13 x Hash Plant
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 60 days
Yield: Good
Mr. Nice is a knock-down, drag-out indica to rival any. It has a hashy, earthy taste, and its resin production is out of this world—great for making hash or other extracts. Its high is extremely munchie-inducing and put-you-to-bed potent, and it’s fairly forgiving to grow.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Neville’s Haze
Lineage: Thai x Colombian with a 1/4 NL#5
Breeder: Greenhouse Seed Co, Mr. Nice
Flowering Period: 12-14 weeks
Yield: Good
Neville’s Haze is an almost pure haze with some Northern Lights bred into it to tame it somewhat for indoor growing. However, it is still not a plant for the novice or impatient. It will wrap itself around the lights very quickly, and it takes forever to flower. But if you’re looking for the classic haze high and taste, look no further.
Recommended for: Crohn’s Disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

New York City Diesel
Lineage: Mexican Sativa x Afghani
Breeder: SOMA Seeds
Flowering Period: 70 days
Yield: Good
NYC Diesel is best known for its citrus-grapefruit-lemon-fuel stench. It’s not quite as potent as Sour Diesel, but it packs quite a punch. The high is powerful and sometimes overwhelming, with both sativa and indica effects. Be sure you have enough odor control when growing this.
Recommended for: anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Northern Lights #5
Lineage: Afghani x Skunk #1 x Haze
Breeder: Varied
Flowering Period: 45-55 days
Yield: Great
One of the first successful hybrids of sativa and indica, Northern Lights changed the world of indoor growing. It combined a short flower period, a very high yield, good potency, a short, bushy profile, and ease of growing—a perfect indoor plant. The high is a classic indica couchlock, and the taste is hashy and earthy. It’s more of a grower’s plant than a smoker’s plant, but it’s always a safe bet.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Romulan
Lineage: California X [White Rhino X White Rhino]
Breeder: Federation Seed Co
Flowering Period: 55-60 days
Yield: Average
Romulan is a very strong mostly indica that tastes and smells like rotten fruit and black pepper. It is a striking dark green mottled with dark purple. Short plants and dense buds make this a good choice for a SOG setup.
Recommended for: chronic pain, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Shiva Skunk
Lineage: NL #5 x Skunk #1 [male]
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 45-55 days
Yield: Good
Shiva Skunk has a musky, skunky smell and a heavy smoke with mixed sativa and indica effects. It grows with indica dominant traits, and is remarkably hardy.

Silver Haze
Lineage: NL x Haze
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 65-75 days
Yield: Average to good
Though the haze is brought under control somewhat by the NL influence, this is still very much a sativa dominant plant. It stretches dramatically, the buds are airy and elongated, and the high is pure psychedelic sativa. Outrageous resin production makes this great for making kief or hash.
Recommended for: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses

Skunk #1
Lineage: 25% afghani, 25% Acapulco Gold, 50% Colombian Gold
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 45-50 days
Yield: Good
Skunk #1 is the classic from back in the ‘90s. Remember the stuff that made you think you’d just hit a skunk when you opened the bag? This is it. Easy to grow with consistently good yields, but if you smoke too much the high can get uncomfortably racy.
Recommended for: appetite stimulant

Sour Diesel
Lineage: [(SensiNL X MassSuperSkunk) X Dawg/Chem] X DNL
Breeder: Reservoir Seeds
Flowering Period: 75 days
Yield: Good
Sour Diesel has a stench like no other: citrus sour with ammonia, diesel fuel and skunk. It punches you in the face with an extremely powerful high and doesn’t let go. Sour Diesel is very sensitive to light leaks, but if treated well it will give you some of the best smoke you’ve ever tasted. Expect significant stretch.
Recommended for: chronic pain, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Strawberry Cough
Lineage: Strawberry Fields x Haze
Breeder: Dutch Passion
Flowering Period: 63 days
Yield: Average
A sweet, strawberry smell and taste and a comfortable, dreamy, euphoric high make this a nice smoke, but it is a relatively low yielder and produces leafy, airy buds that are hard to trim. Don’t expect every example to smell like strawberries, either—it may take a little imagination with some.
Recommended for: Recommended for: anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Super Silver Haze
Lineage: [NL x Nevilles Haze] x [Skunk x Nevilles Haze]
Breeder: Mr. Nice
Flowering Period: 56-70 days
Yield: Average to great
Super Silver Haze is one of the most revered strains in cannabis lore. It won the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Cannabis Cups in a row, and for good reason—its soaring, euphoric high and floral, sweet taste and smell are truly unique. The more indica phenotypes have the potential to be monster yielders, but the sativa phenotypes are generally more potent.
Recommended for (sativa phenos): epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses
Recommended for (indica phenos): chronic pain, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Super Skunk
Lineage: Afghani x Skunk #1
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 45-50 days
Yield: Good
Super Skunk is a great first plant to grow. It’s hearty and hard to kill, it yields well, and its smell harkens back to the skunky, pungent stench that pot smelled like before all of the berry and diesel strains took over. Though its sativa parentage means it stretches more than your average indica, it makes a great indoor plant that will reward hard work with giant colas.

Sweet Tooth #3
Lineage: Sweetpink Grapefruit x Blueberry x Grapefruit f1
Breeder: Spice of Life
Flowering Period: 56 days
Yield: Great
Sweet Tooth is a favorite of commercial growers in Canada. Hearty, easy to grow and a great yielder combine with a heavy, sedative stone and an almost cloyingly sweet taste to make this a prizewinner several times over.
Recommended for: chronic pain, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

Trainwreck
Lineage: Afghani x [Lowland Thai x Mexican/columbian]
Breeder: Clone only, Greenhouse Seed Co has a ripoff
Flowering Period: 60-70 days
Yield: Average
Trainwreck is a mostly sativa plant from Humboldt County, California that is famous for its pepper/lemon/catpiss smell and its powerful, up high.

Ultimate Afghan Kush
Lineage: (Pure Afghani x Unknown Kush, F4) x Legends Ultimate Indica
Breeder: Private
Flowering Period: 55-60 days, some variation
Yield: Good
Expect big, fat colas with a pungent pine-lemon-sweet aroma. Hearty plants with good mold resistance make this a good choice for beginners. Some stretch, but minimal. The high is on the psychedelic side of indica, but less so in the phenotypes that lean toward LUI.
Recommended for: chronic pain, muscle spasms, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

White Rhino
Lineage: White widow x Afghani
Breeder: Greenhouse, Nirvana
Flowering Period: 56-63 days
Yield: Good
A spicy strong smell, killer resin production, and a knockout high combine to make this super-potent indica a famous one. The high can actually be too intense for some, so beware. White Rhino’s particularly forgiving to grow, though it can be susceptible to mold.
Recommended for: chronic pain, anti-nausea, anti-emetic, and appetite stimulant

White Russian
Lineage: AK-47 x White Widow
Breeder: Serious Seeds
Flowering Period: 53-63 days
Yield: Good
This is an F1 cross that results in stable, medium height plants with dense, resin-covered tops. The potency is in line with what you would expect from a cross between two legends such as these.

White Widow
Lineage: Brazilian x Indian
Breeder: Sensi Seeds
Flowering Period: 50-65 days
Yield: Average
White Widow can be too potent of a smoke for some, but those who can handle the intensity of the high get to enjoy one of the most legendary plants of the 1990s. A combination of high resin production and a pale shade of green makes the buds appear “white”, hence the name.
Recommended for: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other seizure-related illnesses.
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