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The Top 11 Marijuana Strains in Colorado

Posted on Aug 11, 2020

Every region is different when it comes to strain availability. What might be easy to find on the West Coast might be almost impossible to come by on the other side of the country. Here, we take a look at the top 10 strains offered in Colorado dispensaries and shops.

1. Blue Dream

Which major market isn’t dominated by Blue Dream? With a widely recognized name, a fragrant berry aroma, and pleasantly uplifting effects, it comes as no surprise that this ubiquitous hybrid tops Colorado’s inventory list. With a relatively high THC range that averages at a low of 17% and a high of 24%, this dreamy bud has more than just good looks and flavor to bring to the table.

2. Durban Poison

The second most popular strain in Colorado traveled far from its African homeland to share with us its lively effects. Stimulating euphoria feeds the mind creativity and focus, which goes to show why so many compare Durban Poison to a cup of coffee and use it as such. Durban Poison is a pure South African sativa landrace. It is a bold and sticky variety that’s well adapted to a variety of growing conditions. Durban Poison boasts a THC content of between 15% and 25%.

3. Original Glue

Original Glue is a champion of many Cannabis Cups so it makes sense why it’d be the third most popular strain in Colorado. This complex cross of Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel has an earthy taste and potent effects that leaves you…wait for it…glued to the couch. Original Glue is a rebranding of your favorite bud of all time – Gorilla Glue #4. A cross between Sour Dub, Chem Sister, and Chocolate Diesel.

4. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is by no means a rarity among Colorado shops and dispensaries. Its engaging cerebral energy is a perfect pair for getting outside and staying active, and in a state with so much outdoor recreation to enjoy, it makes sense that Sour Diesel has maintained its demand in Colorado. Sour Diesel, sometimes abbreviated as Sour D, is an extremely popular strain, distinguished by the fuel-like chemical smell of its flowers. It has a mostly sativa head high with some subtle physical indica relaxation, making it popular among recreational and medical users alike. This is a potent strain, with a THC content that had been measured at between 20% and 25%.

5. Golden Goat

Born and bred just over the border in Kansas, Golden Goat has retained its supremacy in Colorado since its westward arrival when medical cannabis was making its debut. While some in Colorado might grow weary of seeing Golden Goat at every corner, this fragrant tropical staple is must-try for visitors from outside the state. Golden Goat has a THC composition that averages about 16% but can test as high as 23%.

6. OG Kush

A hybrid strain that tends toward indica by roughly a 3:1 ratio, OG Kush is a perennial favorite. Straight out of California, it offers a unique combination of exciting pleasure and irresistible relaxation, first sending you into a whirl of glee and then planting you softly into your seat, where you will remain until it is time to take another toke. Reliably powerful, it is the go-to strain for many seasoned smokers, who know that they can trust its reputation for high levels of THC.

7. Green Crack

Its name may be unsavory to some, but that hasn’t kept this strain from flying off the shelves of storefronts across Colorado. Green Crack has an uncanny ability of bringing laughing fits to social circles and engaged focus to solo ventures. It delivers a trippy and energetic high that’s perfect for daytime use. Its potency — Green Crack averages 16% THC content — ensures that you’ll feel uplifted for hours to come.

8. Wedding Cake

Citrus and delicious, Wedding Cake is a close relative of OG Kush, and its indica-sativa balance is similar to its predecessor. Offering more of a balance between relaxation and excitement, Wedding Cake is slightly less overpowering than OG Kush tends to be. It offers a mellow high that will not put your head into too much of a spin. It is a cross between sour hybrid Cherry Pie and the universally appealing Girl Scout Cookies.

9. Granddaddy Purple

Another California staple that has spread all over the world, Granddaddy Purple is Purple Urkle and Big Bud crossed together. It has a berry aroma and hits most consumers with deep relaxation perfect for sitting around on one of the 300+ days of sunshine Colorado gets. Granddaddy Purple (aka Grand Daddy Purps) is one of the most popular Indica strains on the west coast and is perhaps the most well known ‘purple’ cannabis strain in the US.

10. Gelato Cake

A descendant of Wedding Cake (and thus a descendant of OG Kush), Gelato Cake is slightly more indica than either of its predecessors. Much more likely to put you on your back and rock you to sleep than its sativa-heavier relatives, it may be the solution that you need if you are facing challenges and simply need to tune out and kick back for a while.

11. GSC

The Cookie craze may have started in California, but it certainly didn’t end there. Colorado natives were quick to embrace the potent GSC, making it the sixth most stocked strain in the state. For those who have experienced this hybrid’s heavy-handed euphoria, it isn’t hard to imagine why this strain is an absolute necessity for Colorado dispensaries and shops.

Every region is different when it comes to strain availability. What might be easy to find on the West Coast might be almost impossible to come by on the