Classic Cannabis Strains

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From flavour and effects to yields and cultivation history, many attributes factor into whether a cannabis strain is considered a classic.

We have these classic cannabis strains to thank for serving as the foundation for the many thousands of cultivars we know and love today. More often than not, you can trace the genetics of newer strains to a classic parent or two. The pantheon of legends includes Skunk and Cheese, two pungent strains that arguably introduced a whole new generation to the world of cannabis.

However, it's not just old-school genetics that can be categorised as classic cannabis strains. The modern cultivar Gorilla Glue upped the ante as one of the first pioneering strains to reach the 30% THC milestone. And it's not just THC-laden strains that are of interest. As the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis, there are also some classic CBD strains, such as CBD Therapy, to be discovered. These are just a few examples of the classic cannabis strains you're likely to find here.

Whether you're new to cannabis or consider yourself a veteran grower, you're in for a treat when it comes to these strains. They're called “classics” for good reason.

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Coffeeshop Classics Pack - Feminized Strains

Dutch coffeeshops served as the go-to place for great weed long before the age of dispensaries and weed pharmacies. In honour of these establishments, we've created a seed pack of Coffeeshop Classics. Containing seeds from some of the most beloved coffeeshop strains, this pack will take you back to a time before Gelato and Cookies, when names like Amnesia, White Widow, and Cheese ruled the...

€ 59,99 € 44,99
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Blue Dream (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Exceptionally flavoursome and potent, Blue Dream from Zamnesia Seeds is a hybrid strain of distinct character and sophistication. A choice mix of Blueberry and Haze strains, Blue Dream manages to draw out the very best from both sides. Her shortened flowering time of just 9 weeks leaves other Haze strains in the dust!

€ 20,99 € 15,74
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Amnesia Haze (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Multiple Cannabis Cup winner and all round best seller Amnesia Haze, is a strain of high prestige. This predominantly sativa super strain is blessed with psychedelic powers that will captivate all of your senses (and body too). Her capacity for producing exceptionally high yields make her a prize catch for growers, regardless of her 12-13 weeks flowering period.

€ 20,99 € 15,74
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Skunk 1 (Sensi Seeds) feminized

The very finest example of feminized Skunk #1 and Sensi Seeds has it. Unashamedly uniform, Skunk #1 grows with both consistency and quality each and every time. Putting on an energetic performance, the Indica-dominant diva flaunts a tantalizing aroma and boasts amazing yields. Once inhaled, she puts hybrid genetics to good use, unleashing a physical/cerebral buzz that Indica lovers will...

€ 18,00
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White Widow (Royal Queen Seeds) feminized

Think "classic cannabis strains", and White Widow would surely be among the first plants that comes to mind. An absolute all-time bestseller in Dutch coffeeshops, and winner of numerous cannabis awards throughout the years, White Widow offers stable genetics, vigorous, low-maintenance growth, and an outstanding high—just what marijuana should be like.

€ 20,00
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AK-47 (Serious Seeds)

This easy to grow plant is the most popular strain of Serious Seeds. It is of medium height and produces good yields quite quickly. Available as Regular as well as Feminized seeds.

€ 80,00
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Northern Lights (Sensi Seeds) feminized

The feminized Northern Lights by Sensi Seeds is one of the three cornerstones of cannabis breeding and has a strong influence on the grower and blower communities for over 30 years now. The short flowering period of only 45-50 days and the heavy high-quality yields within such a short span, plus the quality and aromas and flavors of the end product made it win cup after cup. 90% Indica.

€ 41,00
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Amnesia (Super Strains) feminized

The original Amnesia seeds from Super Strains (formerly known as Hy-Pro Seeds). One of the best and strongest (Haze) sativa's on the market. Winner of many Cannabis Cups. Extremely strong effect and an incredible high. A must have for every cannabis connaiseur. The original Amnesia is available only as feminized seeds.

€ 35,95
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Critical (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Very much a plucky pot provider, Critical from Zamnesia Seeds is a (mostly) indica strain that is high on potency and even higher on yields. A meticulous combination of Afghani and Skunk, she is a short but remarkably sweet strain that flourishes under minimal supervision. In Just 7 weeks of flowering she is ready to share her bountiful bud with you.

€ 18,99 € 14,24
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Big Buddha Cheese (Big Buddha Seeds) feminized

Big Buddha Cheese is an award-winning strain, and one of the most popular varieties in the UK. Featuring a trademark flavour profile and a surging, energetic high, this Cheese variant harnesses the best genetics to produce a robust and unforgettable hybrid.

€ 35,00
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GG#4 Auto (FastBuds) feminized

GG#4 Auto by FastBuds is a spectacular autoflower that shines with incredible resin production, very high potency, and a superb taste. This autoflowering variant of the award-winning GG #4 is just the right strain if want top-quality buds at harvest time, but appreciate the ease and convenience of an autoflower!

€ 36,00
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OG Kush (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

A worldly icon hailing from California, OG Kush serves up a captivating mind-body experience. The popular strain combines Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush in a sublime matrimony of intense aromas. OG Kush by Zamnesia boasts a robust flowering time of only 8 weeks, yielding an abundance of quality buds.

€ 20,99 € 15,74
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Jack Herer (Sensi Seeds)

Jack Herer by Sensi Seeds is an award-winning hybrid that usually comes in the form of a sativa-dominant phenotype. The top-tier genetic material contained in Jack Herer is responsible for its amazing characteristics, ensuring fast flowering and heavy yields along with an incredible smell and high-potency buds. The quality of this strain is highly valued in the cannabis community.

€ 60,00
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Girl Scout Cookies (Cali Connection) feminized

The feminized Girl Scout Cookies by Cali Connection is a slow to moderate grower, but these fortune cookies are one of the most sought-after varieties today. Everybody wants to taste those buds the West Coast rappers brag about. This is no counterfeit crap or clone, this is the original from the Bay Area of San Francisco. This Thin Mint phenotype flowers for 55–63 days. Want some Cookies?

€ 95,00
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Bubblegum (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Bubblegum by Zamnesia Seeds is a sativa-dominant hybrid developed in the more recent years of cannabis breeding by crossing Power Plant and Santa Maria. Although it has a strong sativa background, it falls into the quick-flowering category, delivering dense buds in a period of just 8-9 weeks. Bubblegum’s aroma and taste are sweet and earthy, packing very balanced effects of being high and...

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Purple Punch (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Purple Punch by Zamnesia Seeds is a dreamy indica that shines with an exquisite taste and an incredibly relaxing effect. Despite her compact size, this almost pure indica is very easy to grow and can deliver great yields.

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Hindu Kush (Sensi Seeds) feminized

A part of cannabis culture for decades, Hindu Kush now has legend status among recreational and medical users alike. Easy to grow for the novice. Lavish reponses for expert growers. Hindu Kush is a unique strain thta should be in everyone's collection.

€ 15,00
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Blueberry (Dutch Passion) feminized

A mostly Indica plant that won several cannabis awards, producing a tasty, fruity marijuana. A deserved first place in the general category at the High Times Cannabis Cup tells a lot - Dutch Passion's Blueberry is one of those strains that create history. An absolute must among the serious grower's collection.

€ 34,95
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Bubblegum XL (Royal Queen Seeds) feminized

Bubblegum XL boasts with a high THC level, yummy aroma and taste and long-lasting inebriation that will make you feel as if you have blown your own extra large chewing gum bubble filled with serenity and relaxation. Furthermore you can expect high yields of very dense nuggets in the range of 450-500g/m² after only 8-9 weeks of flowering.

€ 23,00
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Sour Diesel (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Straight from the sunny sands of California, Sour Diesel is a potent sativa mistress ready to blow your mind sky high. With a flowering time of 10 weeks, this mix of Diesel x Northern Lights is an absolute legend.

€ 18,99 € 14,24
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Sour Diesel (Royal Queen Seeds) feminized

Sour Diesel by Royal Queen Seeds is probably one of the most famous cannabis strains on the planet. This fine cannabis strain comes straight from California and is many growers and blowers favorite. It is a reliable source for high quantities of high quality marijuana with a very pungent, aromatic taste. Expect 450-600g/m² of buds with chemical, herbal and sour flavors.

€ 23,00
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Neville's Haze (Greenhouse Seeds) feminized

Neville's Haze is an almost pure Sativa and boasts with an incredibly intense cerebral high, be prepared for a long-lasting, euphoric, creative, stimulating, introspective, very spiritual and psychoactive sensation alongside a gentle body numbing effect. The buds are covered in tons of trichomes and the smell is best described as "a skunk got into your spice rack."

€ 30,00
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Original Glue | GG4S1 (GGStrains) Feminized

Original Glue (GG4S1) is a masterful creation from the breeders at GGStrains. THC levels of up to 30% and a delicious terpene profile have made her soar in popularity. This is the official, original strain formerly known as Gorilla Glue.

€ 99,00
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Runtz (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

The hype is real, guys! Our breeders managed to bring you something Californians long for—the exquisitely delicious and ultra-potent Runtz. This cross of Gelato and Zkittlez is everything you could ever want from a cannabis strain: tasty, powerful, balanced, productive, and fast-flowering. Get the seeds and experience this phenomenon first-hand!

€ 27,99 € 20,99
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About Classic Cannabis Strains

Classic Cannabis Strains

What are classic cannabis strains?

Classic cannabis strains are those from which the whole variety of modern strains stem. These are your landraces—pure indica and sativa varieties—and the very first Western cultivated strains, which even today are some of the most popular available.

From around the 60s onward, these strains began to be classified and bred. Today, they form the genetic bedrock of pretty much every strain available. Over time, more and more hybrids have popped up, combining the best bits of one with the best bits of another.

Even so, the old classics are still hard to beat.

Examples of cannabis classics

There are quite a few classic cannabis strains in the world today, and it’s likely that more than one will ring a bell. Here are some of the most famous:

  • OG Kush: Like most classic strains, the exact origin of OG Kush is unknown. It seems likely that it derives from a Hindu Kush landrace crossed with something else. What we do know is that OG Kush was refined on the West Coast of the US, and is classically dank and very potent.

  • Chemdawg: This strain likely originates from Thai and Nepalese sativa landraces. Highly potent, energetic, and famous for its diesel smell, many of the classic strains are thought to have a bit of Chemdawg in them.

  • Sour Diesel: Thought to be bred from Chemdawg and an unidentified sativa, Sour Diesel has around 90% sativa genetics, up to 26% THC, and up to 2% CBD. This makes for an extremely potent yet balanced high, finished off with a rich “chemical” taste.

  • White Widow: Among the most well-known of the classic cannabis strains, White Widow is still a firm favourite among smokers today. Famed for its high trichome count, it won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1995 and has never really gone out of style.

  • Acapulco Gold: A pure sativa from Mexico, this strain is famous and rare. Said to have notes of burnt coffee, its flavours and aromas are unique. Combined with an energising sativa high, this explains how it fits into the annals of cannabis history.

  • Skunk #1: As the name suggests, this was the first “commercial” Skunk strain, and it is from this that all the others come. Bred from Afghan, Acapulco Gold, and Colombian Gold, it’s an early hybrid that has had a big impact.

  • Jack Herer: Named after the famous cannabis activist, this strain was developed by Sensi Seeds in the 1980s. Known for its delicious fruity flavour and well-balanced effects, it’s one to look out for!

  • Northern Lights: Originally bred from pure indica Afghan landraces, this strain has gone on to offer its genetic code to many hybrids. Nevertheless, the original still remains a firm favourite for its powerful stone.

Why grow classic cannabis strains?

Unless you’ve tried these strains, it might be hard to understand exactly why they’ve retained so much fame. Even with new varieties constantly being released, the classics have something that is hard to match. What’s more, not only do they produce great buds and great effects, but their role in producing today’s modern cannabis strains is essential.

Classic cannabis strains: find them at Zamnesia

Here at Zamnesia, as well as delving into the exciting future of new cannabis strains, we won’t let the past go either. You’ll find a whole range of classic seeds available for you to grow at home to keep the past alive and understand how it all started.