Different Types of Marijuana

Different Strains and Types of Marijuana

Firstly, I must say that if you already use marijuana that you should continue to use it legally and, above all else, responsibly.

When it comes to marijuana, there are many different types. You'll hear some crazy names like grey goose, sour diesel, skywalker, OG, purple kush, god's gift, god's purple, purple urkle, and more.

Question: But what do these names represent and mean?

Answer: The names mean absolutely nothing, but may help you figure out which types are pure marijuana plant groups and which are either indica or sativa.

Indica, Sativa, and Hybrids

Indica: Typically, indica strains of cannabis are smaller than sativas. They are also bushy, compact, and grow wider rather than tall. Indica strains offer a "body buzz," allowing the user just to sit and relax. It quite literally feels like the stresses of the day lift off your shoulders and melt into the air. They are often used to treat insomnia. They do inspire thinking but often, when the user is asked to describe what they're thinking about, they cannot bring their thoughts into words.

Sativa: The sativa strain of cannabis is often much taller then indica plants. They induce the user into a state often described as "uplifting" and "energetic." Sativas are ideal for daytime smokers and for use during more physical undertakings.

Hybrids: Science has taken us far, and one of the biggest payoffs for responsible users are the hybrids of indica and sativa. Of course, different varieties have different ratios, such as 20% sativa and 80% indica, and so forth. With hybrids, you get get to mix and match the best qualities of both strains.

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Types of Popular Indica Strains

  • White Widow
  • Northern Lights
  • Hawaiian
  • Skunk
  • Citrals
  • Afghan
  • Ganja Dwarf
  • Early Misty
  • Sky Walker
  • Presidential

Types of Popular Sativa Strains

  • Durban Poison
  • Maui Waui (or Wowie)
  • Purple Haze
  • Bob Marley

Popular Types of Hybrids

  • Carmelicious
  • White Queen
  • First Girl
  • Skunk Red
  • White Widow
  • Big Bud
  • Super Skunk
  • Easy Rider
  • OG Kush
  • Louis XIII

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Additional Strains (and a Short Summary of Their Properties)

Afghani

A pure variety, never hybridized, imported from Afghanistan, grown in Holland. Very broad leaves, 100% indica. Heavy buds with lots of resin. Some plants turn purple at harvest time. Rather high flower-to-leaf ratio. Aroma and flavor are heavy, almost medicinal. Very strong, physical, practically narcotic high. Average yields.
Specifications: ~ Flower: 8-9 weeks

AK-47 (a.k.a. Special-K)

A sativa-indica hybrid that produces a quick and long-lasting cerebral high. The plant is tall with large girth and giant calyxes. The aroma is spicy with a slight sandalwood taste. This girl can satisfy any connoisseur's taste.

Amsterdam Gold

Amsterdam Gold is an indica variety developed in California in the 70s and has been grown outdoors in Holland since 1980. Smokes soft with a citrus-like aroma and has a good high. Easy to grow, it produces long, compact, resinous buds. One of the best green outdoor varieties collection. Specifications: ~ Flower: 6 weeks

B-52

Top variety for commercial skunk growers: A truly superior skunk selection. Grows with heavy buds. As with other Skunks, superior sweet taste and aroma; the well-known sativa influence can be detected in its high. Super fast for a skunky strain.
Specifications: ~ Flower: 7 weeks

Bubblegum

An excellent green variety. Not much known about this strain. Good results indoors and out.
Specifications: (indoors) ~ Flower: 55-60 days ~ Height: 5-6' ~ Yield: Above Average (outdoors) ~ Plant: Jun. 1st ~ Finish: Sept. 15th ~ Height: 6' ~ Yield: Above Average

Big Bud

Winner of the Cannabis Cup in 1989. Mostly indica. All plants have guaranteed high yields. Usually, the lower branches collapse under the weight of the buds. Cash cropper's delight. Specifications: ~ Flower: 7.5-8.5 weeks

Black Jack

Two of the most potent and premium strains (Black Domina crossed with Jack Herrer) combine to create a plant unlike any other. A super-potent indica, this plant will be very resinous and sticky. The name should say it all for the potency of Black Jack. This strain will more than satisfy the pickiest of connoisseurs.
Specifications: (indoors) ~ Flower: 55-60 days ~ Height: 130-150cm ~ Yield: 90-125 gr/sqM

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet was developed from strains unique to Europe. Not only Blue Velvet, but also Blueberry and Flo are developed from these new genetics. These varieties are of the highest quality. An indica/sativa cross (50: 50) produces a very active cerebral high. The plant has trademark "fox tail" buds; the leaves and buds exhibit several hues, including reds and lavenders, usually on the underside of the leaves. The buds have very large calyxes, often with long dark stripes showing. The mature plant produces a fruity and floral mix of aroma and a taste that is very sweet.
Specifications: ~ Flower: 6-7 weeks.

Blueberry

Blueberry is a mostly indica (80% indica, 20% sativa) strain that dates from the late 1970s from a large producer under optimum conditions. A dense and stout plant with red, purple, and blue hues that usually cure to a lavender blue. The finished product has a very fruity aroma and a taste of blueberry. It produces a notable and pleasantly euphoric high of the highest quality that is very long-lasting. Medium to large calyxes. Blueberry has a long shelf-life and stores well over a long period of time.
Specifications: ~ Flowering: 45-55 days ~ Height: 70-100 cm

Buddha

Developed by breeders in 1996. A female Oasis/Shiva/Haze crossed with a male Oasis/Shiva/Skunk. The talk of the town in Amsterdam in 1996. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8 weeks ~ Harvest: end of Oct.

California Orange Bud

A stabilized hybrid since 1980. Can be extremely resinous, including the leaves. 50% sativa, 50% indica. Some plants have a pronounced citrus aroma and flavor. Very strong, fairly clear high. Yields are slightly above average.
Specifications: ~ Flower: 8-10 weeks ~ Harvest: 1st week of November.

Chemotherapy Weed (UBC)

Developed by the University of British Columbia for chemotherapy patients. Always grows big calyxes, smells pungent, with a super high buzz. If you are not used to the potency, you will fall asleep. Grows as big as you want it to get. Flowers in 8 weeks. Grows well under any conditions. Indica type hybrid.

Chitral

This variety is a hybrid of Chitral and Skunk, Chitral being the variety of the famous Chitral-hasj of the 70s. Hybridized with Skunk, the variety tends to be even stronger. Good harvest, nice herbal taste and strong "physical high."
Specifications: ~ Flower: 8 weeks ~ Harvest: 3rd week of October.

Chronic (BC)

BC Chronic is the plant to grow when yield and quality are top concerns. Mostly an indica, this plant can produce up to 600 grams per m2 while not compromising quality. Chronic has a strong high with a heavy resin content. Smokers that know and grow choose this plant for both its appearance and sweet scent. Winner of 3rd place hydro division in the 1994 High Times Cannabis Cup, this is the best choice for growers that are tired of losing quality when gaining yield. Indica/sativa bred with powerful effect and sweet smell in mind. Quality without compromise, serious flower power! Specifications: ~ Flower: 7-8 weeks

Durban Poison

Imported from South Africa and produced in Holland. Exclusively inbred, never hybridized, 100% sativa. Large, long bud leaves; buds are also large and long with lots of resin. A sweet licorice or anise flavor. "Up" high similar to Thai. High yields. Well-suited for out-crossing with late bloomers to produce earlier flowering. Also does very well under artificial light. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8-9 weeks ~ Harvest: end of Sept.

Early Girl

This is a mostly indica variety, one of the earliest in our outdoor collection. Very potent, medium yield, with a hashy taste and aroma. These compact plants will tend to grow to one main stem. An ideal choice for your balcony.

Early Pearl

Mostly sativa with excellent potency. Sweet, resinous, and mold-resistant. A popular outdoor variety.

Early Skunk

A cross between Skunk #1 and Early Pearl. Finishes two weeks earlier than Skunk #1 outdoors. Sweet smell, smooth high, mold resistant, and a good yielder.

Euforia

Developed by our breeders in 1996. A very fine Skunk selection, very commercial, very heavy bloom, bumper harvest, the famous Skunk high. Taste is not as sweet as our other Skunk selections but it is one of our favorites. Good for greenhouse as well.
Specifications: ~ Flower: 7 weeks ~ Harvest: end of Oct., beginning of Nov.

Flo

Original Flo is a sativa/indica cross (60% sativa, 40% indica) that matures very early with very sativa-phenotypic characteristics. The large, tight, spear-shaped buds are made up of small, densely packed purple calyxes. These plants are taller and like to branch out. Indoors, the buds are fully mature by the end of their sixth week. Outdoors, the plant is a super producer when multi-harvested over a period of time. The first buds are ripe around the third week of September. About every ten days after that, new buds form and can be harvested through the end of November, if the plant can be kept alive that long. Therefore, "Flo" is ideal for greenhouse production. The motivational "high" produced by the "Flo" is quite unique, the flavor is like Nepalese Temple Hash. A most pleasant and enjoyable experience.
Specifications: ~ Flower: 6-7 weeks ~ Harvest: 3rd or 4th week of Sept.

Great White Shark

A cross between a Super Skunk and a White Widow. Thick, dense crystallized colas are sticky and solid, just like the original parents. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8 weeks.

Green Spirit

Green Spirit is a hybrid of Big Bud and Skunk #1. It was developed because Big Bud itself is not a very consistent strain, with very big variations among individual plants. By crossing Big Bud and Skunk #1, Green Spirit became quite homogeneous. Good results under artificial lights. Clear and strong high. The plants have an explosive flowering trait and are extremely resinous. Very high yield.

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Additional Strains (Submitted by Responsible and Legal Subscribers)

Afghan, AmsterdamIndica, Aussie Blues, Azura, Big Bud, Californian Skunk, Caramelicious, Cheese, Citral, Crystal Rain, Easy Rider, Ganeshas Dream, Happy Outdoor Mix, Haze, Hindu Kush, Dutch Dope, Supernova A.K.A. Chronic, Waikiki Queen, Le Fruit Defendu, Light of Jah, Maroc X Skunk, Master Kush, Master Kush X NL, Lowrider, Medijuana, Misty, Bob Marley Sativa, Strawberry Ice, New York Diesel, Yoruba Nigeria, Northern Light, Northern Light X Big Bud, Charas, Shiva Shanti, Skunk Red Hair, Skunk Special, Super Skunk, California Dream, Tatanka, Thai X Skunk, White Queen, White Widow, Durban Poison, Early Misty, First Girl, Hawaii Skunk, Maroc X Skunk Special, Ganja Dwarf - Lowrider, Purple Power, Pride of Amsterdam, New Super Silver Haze, Four Way, Shiva, Silver Haze, Easy Rider, and Ice.

Aurora Indica, B52, Big Bud, Blue Mystic, Bubbelicious (Bubble Gum), California Orange Bud, Citral, Durban Poison, Four Way, Haze 19x Skunk, Haze, Hindu Kush, Ice, Indoor Mix, Jock Horror, K2, Maroc X Afghan, Northern Light, Northern Light X Big Bud, Northern Light X Haze, Northern Light X Shiva, Shiva,Skunk #1, Skunk Red Hair, Skunk Special, Top 44, White Widow, Early Bud, Early Girl, Early Misty, Hollands Hope, Hawaii X Maui Waui, Hawaii X Skunk #1, Kc 33 X Master Kush, Mixed Sativa, New Purple Power, Papaya, Swazi, Swiss Miss, Chrystal, Northern Lights, Kaya, Northern Bright, Snow White, Supergirl, Venus, Wonder Woman, and White Rhino.

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Comments 11 comments

nobody 13 months ago

what about swazi?


cajun hillbilly 2 years ago

If I was to send attachment of a pic of my plants would it be possible to tell me what name has been given to it by those in the know?


Anonymous 2 years ago

There are actually 3 types of Cannabis. The plant itself is simply called Cannabis Sativa, however the 3 types of Cannabis Sativa are Cannabis Sativa Sativa, Cannabis Sativa Indica, and Cannabis Sativa Ruderalis, which is the name of the original Auto-flower gene Cannabis.


concerned 2 years ago

you know that if the positive /beneficial qualities of marijuana are to be recognized and excepted by all the public, it would help if everyone would refrain from the comments that make you sound like you are just a dope smoking moron that wants to get stoned (on the good shit maaannnnn)


Josh andrea 4 years ago

Afghani

A pure variety, never hybridized, imported from Afghanistan, grown in Holland. Very broad leaves, 100% Indica. Heavy buds with lots of resin. Some plants turn purple at harvest time. Rather high flower to leaf ratio. Aroma and flavor are heavy, almost medicinal. Very strong, physical, practically narcotic high. Average yields. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8-9 weeks

AK-47 a.k.a Special-K

A Sativa-Indica hybrid that produces a quick stone with a long-lasting cerebral high. She is tall with large girth and giant calyxes. The aroma is spicy with a slight sandalwood taste. This girl can satisfy any connoisseurs' taste. So wake and bake with a bud of AK.

Amsterdam Gold

Amsterdam Gold is an Indica variety developed in California in the seventies and has been grown outdoors in Holland since 1980. Smokes soft with a citrus like aroma and has a good high. Easy to grow, grows with long compact resinous buds. One of the best green outdoor varieties collection. Specifications: ~ Flower: 6 weeks

B-52

A truly superior skunk selection. Grows with heavy buds. Top variety for commercial skunk grower. As with other Skunks, superior sweet taste and aroma, the well known Sativa influence is detected in its high. Super fast for a skunky strain. Specifications: ~ Flower: 7 weeks

Bubblegum

h An excellent green variety. Not much known about this strain but the breeder did mention Bubblegum. Good results indoors and out. Specifications: (indoors) ~ Flower: 55-60 days ~ Height: 5-6' ~ Yield: Above Average (outdoors) ~ Plant: Jun. 1st ~ Finish: Sept. 15th ~ Height: 6' ~ Yield: Above Average

Big Bud

Winner of the Cannabis Cup in 1989. Mostly Indica. All plants have guaranteed high yields, 25% has something special to it. Usually the lower branches collapse under the weight of the buds. Cash cropper's delight. Specifications: ~ Flower: 7.5-8.5 weeks

Black Jack

Black Domina crossed with Jack Herrer. Produced by two of the most potent and premium strains and created a plant unlike any other. A super potent Indica this plant will be very resinous and sticky. This strain will more than satisfy the pickiest of connoisseurs. The name should say it all for the potency of Black Jack. Specifications: (indoors) ~ Flower: 55-60 days ~ Height: 130-150cm ~ Yield: 90-125 gr/sqM

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet was developed from genetics unique to Europe. Not only Blue Velvet, but also Blueberry and Flo are developed from these new genetics. These varieties are of the highest thinkable quality. An Indica/Sativa cross (50%,50%) with trademark "fox tail" buds. The leaves and buds exhibit several hues including reds and lavenders, usually on the underside of the leaves. The buds have very large calyxes often with long dark stripes showing. The mature plant produces a fruity and floral mix of aroma and taste that is very sweet. This produces a very active "cerebral high". Specifications: ~ Flower: 6-7 weeks.

Blueberry

Blueberry is a mostly Indica (80% Indica, 20% Sativa) strain, that dates to the late 1970s. A large producer under optimum conditions. A dense and stout plant with red, purple and finally blue hues that usually cure to a lavender blue. The finished product has a very fruity aroma and taste of blueberry. It produces a notable and pleasantly euphoric high of the highest quality and is very long lasting. Medium to large calyxes. " Blueberry" has a long shelf life and stores well over a long period of time. Specifications: ~ Flowering: 45-55 days ~ Height: 70-100 cm

Buddha

Another favorite from our collection, developed by our breeders in 1996. A female Oasis/Shiva/Haze crossed with a male Oasis/Shiva/Skunk. The talk of the town in Amsterdam in 1996. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8 weeks ~ Harvest: end of Oct.

California Orange Bud

A stabilized hybrid, inbred since 1980. Can be extremely resinous, including the leaves. 50% Sativa, 50% Indica. Some plants have a pronounced citrus aroma and flavor. Very strong, fairly clear high. Yields are slightly above average. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8-10 weeks ~ Harvest: 1st week of Nov.

Chemotherapy Weed (UBC)

Developed by the University of British Columbia for chemotherapy patients. Always grows big calyxes, smells pungent, with a super high buzz. If you are not used to the potency, you will fall asleep. Grows as big as you want it to get. Flowers in 8 weeks. Grows well under any conditions. Indica type hybrid.

Chitral

This variety is a hybrid of Chitral and Skunk, Chitral being the variety of the famous Chitral-hasj of the seventies. Hybridized with Skunk, the variety tends to be even stronger. Good harvest, nice herbal taste and strong "physical high". Specifications: ~ Flower: 8 weeks ~ Harvest: 3rd week of Oct.

Chronic (BC)

BC Chronic is the plant to grow when yield and quality are top concerns. Mostly an Indica this plant can produce up to 600 grams per m2 while not compromising quality. Chronic has a strong high with a heavy resin content. Smokers that know and grow choose this plant for both appearance and it's sweet scent. Winner of 3rd place hydro division in the 1994 High Times Cannabis Cup, this is chronically the best choice for growers that are tired of losing quality when gaining yield. Indica/Sativa bred with powerful effect and sweet smell in mind. Quality without compromise, serious flower power! Specifications: ~ Flower: 7-8 weeks

Durban Poison

Imported from South Africa, produced in Holland. Exclusively inbred, never hybridized, 100% Sativa. Large long bud leaves, buds are also large and long with lots of resin. A sweet licorice or anise flavor. "Up" high similar to Thai. High yields. Well suited for out crossing with late bloomers to produce earlier flowering. Also does very well under artificial light. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8-9 weeks ~ Harvest: end of Sept.

Early Girl

This is a mostly Indica variety, one of the earliest in our outdoor collection. Very potent, medium yield, with a hashy taste and aroma. These compact plants will tend to grow to one main stem. An ideal choice for your balcony.

Early Pearl

Mostly Sativa with excellent potency. Sweet, resinous and mold resistant. A popular outdoor variety.

Early Skunk

A cross between Skunk #1 and Early Pearl. Finishes two weeks earlier than Skunk #1 outdoors. Sweet smell, smooth high, mold resistant and a good yielder.

Euforia

Developed by our breeders in 1996. A very fine Skunk selection, very commercial, very heavy bloom, bumper harvest, the famous Skunk high. Taste is not as sweet as our other Skunk selections but it is one of our favorites. Good for greenhouse as well. Specifications: ~ Flower: 7 weeks ~ Harvest: end of Oct., beginning of Nov.

Flo

Original Flo is a Sativa/Indica cross (60% Sativa, 40% Indica) with very Sativa phenotypic characteristics that also matures very early. The large, tight, spear shaped buds are made up of small, densely packed purple calyxes. The plants are taller and like to branch out. Indoors the buds are fully mature by the end of their sixth week. Outdoors the plant is a super producer when multi-harvested over a period of time. The first buds are ripe around the third week of September. About every ten days after that, new buds form and can be harvested through the end of November, if the plant can be kept alive that long. Therefore, "Flo" is ideal for greenhouse production. The motivational "high" produced by the "Flo" is quite unique, the flavor is like Nepalese Temple Hash. A most pleasant and enjoyable experience. Specifications: ~ Flower: 6-7 weeks ~ Harvest: 3rd or 4th week of Sept.

Great White Shark

A cross between a Super Skunk and a White Widow. Thick, dense crystallized colas are sticky and solid, just like the original parents. Specifications: ~ Flower: 8 weeks.

Green Spirit

Green Spirit is a hybrid of Big Bud and Skunk #1. Was developed because Big Bud itself is not a very consistent strain, with very big differences among individual plants. By crossing Big Bud and Skunk #1, Green Spirit became quite homogeneous. Good results under artificial lights. Clear and strong high. The plants have an explosive flowering trait and are extremely resinous. Very high yield. Specifications: ~


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Steve Orion 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Thanks for the info! Very useful for those looking to learn more about this plant and its use.


the god 4 years ago

is green dragon up there? that's weed soked in vodka


shayanashop 5 years ago

thanks i enjoyed learning about the Different types of marijuana!

i love learning something new . great hub keep it up !


smile 6 years ago

Afghan,Amsterdam Indica,Aussie Blues,Azura,Big Bud,Californian Skunk,Caramelicious,Cheese,Citral,Crystal Rain,Easy Rider,Ganeshas Dream,Happy Outdoor Mix,Haze,Hindu Kush,Dutch Dope,Supernova A.K.A. Chronic,Waikiki Queen,Le Fruit Defendu,Light Of Jah,Maroc X Skunk,Master Kush,Master Kush X NL,Lowrider,Medijuana,Misty,Bob Marley Sativa,Strawberry Ice,New York Diesel,Yoruba Nigeria,Northern Light,Northern Light X Big Bud,Charas,Shiva Shanti,Skunk Red Hair,Skunk Special,Super Skunk,California Dream,Tatanka,Thai X Skunk,White Queen,White Widow,Durban Poison,Early Misty,First Girl,Hawaii Skunk,Maroc X Skunk Special,Ganja Dwarf - Lowrider,Purple Power,Pride Of Amsterdam,New Super Silver Haze,Four Way,Shiva,Silver Haze,Easy Rider,Ice

Aurora Indica,B52,Big Bud,Blue Mystic,Bubbelicious (Bubble Gum),California Orange Bud,Citral,Durban Poison,Four Way,Haze 19x Skunk,Haze,Hindu Kush,Ice,Indoor Mix,Jock Horror,K2,Maroc X Afghan,Northern Light,Northern Light X Big Bud,Northern Light X Haze,Northern Light X Shiva,Shiva,Skunk #1,Skunk Red Hair,Skunk Special,Top 44,White Widow,Early Bud,Early Girl,Early Misty,Hollands Hope,Hawaii X Maui Waui,Hawaii X Skunk #1,Kc 33 X Master Kush,Mixed Sativa,New Purple Power,Papaya,Swazi,Swiss Miss,Chrystal,Northern Lights,Kaya,Northern Bright,Snow White,Supergirl,Venus,Wonder Woman,White Rhino

these are a lot of the bomb ones just so you no


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greeneinspiration 6 years ago from Northridge, CA Author

Thank you for educating yourself and being open-minded on this subject. It is very important that people realize the truth about marijuana.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from Southeast Asia

Interesting hub. I learned a lot. Thank you.

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