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Top 10 Best Cannabis Strains

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Ever wondered what our favourite cannabis strains are here at Zamnesia? Wonder no longer, we have put together a list of our top 10.

Here at Zamnesia, we are proud of the large genetic library we’ve fostered over the years. During our time studying and experimenting with these varieties, we have gotten to know them extremely well. Having been in the cannabis market for a long time, and being experienced enough to even start up our own brand of seeds, we like to think that we’re a pretty reputable source of information when it comes to judging the quality and characteristics of each and every strain. As we are often asked what our favourite strains are, we’ve identified and compiled our top 10 favourite strains (in no particular order), and thought we’d share the list with you. Check them out below!

1. BLUE DREAM

Blue Dream (Zamnesia Seeds)

Blue Dream is a strain that we are particularly proud of. This sativa-dominant specimen was created using genetics from the world-famous Blueberry and Haze, producing a strain that delivers a hard-hitting and energising high that flicks the switch of the mind and kindles the flames of motivation. The high almost always sparks a positive vibe that can be helpful to counter anxiety and stress. This pleasant effect is complemented by fragrances and flavours of berries, citrus, and general sweetness.

Blue Dream produces dense, THC-rich buds decorated with white and dark orange flecks. Plants grown indoors will reach a medium height and produce a yield of around 350g/m² after a flowering time of 9–10 weeks. Plants cultivated outdoors produce a medium yield, grow to a medium height, and will be ready to harvest at the end of October.

2. CRITICAL+ 2.0

Critical+ 2.0 (Dinafem)

Critical+ 2.0 was developed to thrive in cooler temperatures. This variety is somewhat of an upgrade from the original Critical+, which was merged with a resistant Critical phenotype that displayed high moisture resistance. Introducing these genetics into the mix resulted in a more hardy strain that puts up an impressive fight against mould and cold, making her more suitable to beginner and experienced growers living in these regions. Critical+ 2.0 has an indica-dominant genetic profile and produces flowers with a THC level of 20%. The high is soothing, relaxing, and often induces the giggles. The terpene profile within the buds emits aromas of lemon, pine, and spice.

One distinctly attractive feature of Critical+ 2.0 is her massive yield. Indoor plants can yield up to 700g/m² after a flowering time of merely 45–50 days. Plants grown outdoors offer mammoth yields of between 900–1300g/plant, ready to harvest at the end of September.

3. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

Girl Scout Cookies (Cali Connection)

Girl Scout Cookies originates from the Bay Area of San Francisco where it since exploded into fame, riding on the waves of its immense flavour and energetic high. There are two main phenotypes of this strain: Thin Mint, and Platinum Cookies. Despite its rise in popularity and spectacular effects, very little is known about this variety in regards to its minor details. What is known is that Girl Scout Cookies provides a cerebral and happy high, offering delicious tastes of sweetness, earth, and flowers.

Girl Scout Cookies has a moderate growing difficulty, and her compact buds amass a bright white sheath of trichomes by the end of flowering. Expect to harvest this resinous specimen after a bloom period of 55–63 days.

4. PURPLE PUNCH AUTO

Purple Punch Auto (Barney's Farm)

Purple Punch Auto is an indica-dominant lady known for her ease of growth and fat flowers that boast gorgeous shades of dark green, purple, and orange. Consisting of approximately 90% indica genetics, Purple Punch Auto strikes the body with an instant soothing sensation that feels like a wave of comfort washing over the body. This physical high definitely has some therapeutic qualities, and may take the edge off chronic pain. The flowers produce a THC level of 18% and a minor CBD level of 1%, which adds some mental clarity to the experience. She was created by harnessing the genetics of Purple Punch and BF Auto Critical.

Purple Punch Auto maintains a short height of between 70–80cm both indoors and outdoors. This small stature makes it ideal for growers dealing with limited space or those looking to keep things clandestine. Indoor plants will yield 350g/m² after a flowering time of 50–60 days. In contrast, outdoor specimens will provide a harvest of 400g/plant.

5. GORILLA GLUE AUTO

Gorilla Glue Auto (FastBuds)

Gorilla Glue is a strain that spread fast and far throughout the cannabis world. The mere mention of GG brings to mind potency, flavour, and good yields. Gorilla Glue Auto is an effort made by breeders to make this cannabis classic easier to cultivate and more beginner-friendly. This was achieved by crossbreeding the award-winning Gorilla Glue #4 with a ruderalis variety. The project was a complete success, and the outcome is a fast-growing strain that produces outlandishly fat buds white with trichomes. Gorilla Glue Auto attracts smokers looking for a powerful and mind-blowing experience. A THC content of 24% results in long-lasting and perception-shifting highs. You can take things one step further by crafting edibles or extracts out of these flowers for a truly profound experience.

Gorilla Glue Auto is an easy strain to grow, and is forgiving to the minor errors novices are likely to make. She maintains a small height of between 60–100cm both indoors and outdoors, and will be ready to harvest a mere 8 weeks after germination. Expect to receive up to 600g/m² from indoor plants and anywhere between 50–300g/plant from those grown outdoors.

6. AK-47

AK-47 (Serious Seeds)

AK-47 is a weapon in both name and nature. This sativa-dominant beast has been dominating the cannabis competition scene for decades now, scooping up awards at prestigious events such as the High Times Cannabis Cup and Highlife in Barcelona. AK-47 pumps out light green nuggets of distinct potency that get the cogs of the mind turning with speed. She makes a good smoke during wake-and-bake sessions with a side of fresh coffee to get the day started.

This classic strain is relatively easy to cultivate and makes a good introductory photoperiod option. She grows to a medium height both indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants yield between 350–500g/m², which you can expect to harvest after a flowering time of 53–63 days. If you decide to cultivate AK-47 outdoors, expect a medium yield and a harvest time of mid/late October.

7. SWEET PURE AUTO CBD

Sweet Pure Auto CBD (Sweet Seeds)

Sweet Pure Auto CBD has been honed and perfected over 6 generations of vigorous and precise hybridisation. The aim of this project was to produce a CBD-rich medicinal variety with the lowest THC level possible. The parent strains used in this procedure were Sweet Pure CBD and Honey Peach Auto CBD, a match that infused Sweet Pure Auto CBD with a CBD level of between 8–20% and THC as low as 0.4–0.9%. Such a strain is of massive benefit to cannabis users seeking high levels of this medicinal cannabinoid, without experiencing mind-altering side effects. This allows users to dose throughout the day whilst remaining fully functional and clear-headed.

Sweet Pure Auto CBD is easy to maintain, and you won’t have to worry about her growing out of control at an average height of 65cm. Plus, you won’t be waiting very long for your own stash of medicine thanks to a rapid total grow cycle of 8 weeks.

8. SWEET ZKITTLEZ

Sweet Zkittlez (Royal Queen Seeds)

Sweet Zkittlez is an indica-dominant variety that descends from parent strains Grape Ape and Grapefruit, two varieties bursting at the seams with flavour. You can imagine the kind of terpene profile that develops as a result of merging these genetics. Potent fragrances of grape and ripe berries emanates from the flowers, and walking into a grow room full of these plants is a gift to the senses. But Sweet Zkittlez is more than just a tasty treat; she packs a serious indica punch with a THC level hovering around the 22% mark.

Sweet Zkittlez churns out her powerful flowers on a large scale. Indoor plants reward growers with a yield of between 550–600g/m² after 7–9 weeks of bloom. Outdoor plants produce between 500–550g/plant and will be ready to harvest at the end of September.

9. MEXICAN SATIVA

Mexican Sativa (Sensi Seeds)

Mexico has an ideal climate for wild cannabis plants, and is home to many landraces that have been used to cultivate some of the best Haze strains on the planet. Mexican Sativa is a prime example of the genetic potential of these wild strains. This variety descends from Oaxacan Sativa genetics that were crossbred with Durban Poison and Pakistani Hash to introduce more THC and a rapid flowering time into the equation. This genetic mixture created a sativa-dominant plant that provides electrifying highs that boost the mood and bring smiles to faces.

Mexican Sativa still expresses many traits of her original landrace ancestors. Both indoor and outdoor growers need to be prepared for her to stretch to tall heights. Ensure that you have access to adequate space before germinating these seeds. Plants will provide a medium yield both indoors and outdoors after a flowering time of 50–70 days.

10. STICKY BEAST AUTOMATIC

Sticky Beast Automatic (Zamnesia Seeds)

Sticky Beast Automatic is the culmination of three powerhouse cannabis strains. Bubble Gum, OG Kush, and Critical Auto were used to gift this strain with a good yields, tantalising tastes, and fast growing times. This genetic lineup was bound to see success, and went on to win 1st prize in the Autoflowering category at the Highlife Cup in 2018. Her compact green and white buds produce a THC content of 16%, making for a mellow and soothing body high.

Sticky Beast Automatic maintains a medium height throughout the entire grow cycle and will be ready to harvest in as little as 7 weeks. Indoor plants are capable of producing up to 400g/m², with outdoor plants offering between 120–170g/plant.

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Written by: Zamnesia
Zamnesia has spent years honing its products, ranges, and knowledge of all things psychedelic. Driven by the spirit of Zammy, Zamnesia strives to bring you accurate, factual, and informative content.

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