The Most Exotic Cannabis Strains Around The Globe
Humans have been growing the cannabis plant for thousands of years. In fact, it’s one of the first plants early humans began cultivating after first discovering agriculture. It’s no surprise that after centuries of practice, hybridization, and crossbreeding, cannabis enthusiasts can now enjoy over 700 unique strains of the plant. With so much weed for sale, where to even start?
Today, we’ll take a look at some of the most exotic and best weed strains the world has to offer. With pungent terpenes and potent cannabinoid percentages, these strains are a must-try for curious cannabis consumers who want to sample the most unusual types of weed.
Indica strains are known for producing couch-locking sedative-like effects, and the Blue Cheese strain is no exception. Originally made by crossing the U.K. Cheese with Blueberry, Blue Cheese retains many of the aromas of both parent strains. The Blueberry comes through in a saccharine sweet aroma that perfectly pairs with the savory smell of earthy cheese. Averaging around 18% THC, users often find this indica strain a great bedtime option.
Landrace strains (cannabis strains cultivated in their native region that have never been hybridized) are some of the rarest and purest forms of cannabis out there. But what happens when you cross two versions of one of the most recognizable landrace strains out there? The Amsterdam-based White Label Seed Company answered this by crossing Hindu Kush strains from different areas in the Hindu Kush Mountains. The result is Master Kush, a relaxing indica with a classic earthy smell and a balanced full-body high.
The first thing one notices when examining this CBD-rich strain is its vibrant appearance. The bright, almost highlighter-green buds are interspersed with long orange pistil hairs and are absolutely covered in shimmering trichomes. Despite the relatively low THC content, Jamaican Lion is said to produce mildly uplifting psychoactive effects that complement the CBD to encourage the entourage effect. Users report that Jamaican Lion stimulates creativity without clouding the mind and limiting function.
Despite the intimidating name, consuming Durban Poison won’t require a trip to the emergency room. Named for the South African port city where it originates, the subtly sweet aroma is inviting and nicely balanced by musky notes of black peppercorn. Durban Poison is known for being an extremely stimulating sativa with intense cerebral effects best used during the daytime.
Like Durban Poison, this rare sativa-dominant hybrid is another excellent option for daytime use. Averaging over 20% THC, this strain is known to produce stimulating and motivating effects that can sometimes overwhelm users prone to paranoia or anxiety. The dark green buds of Lasqueti Haze often appear muted because of the noticeable layer of frosty trichomes, which covers the outside like a fresh snowfall.
Pinkman Goo gets its name from the rare mutation, which gives the strain its curious and distinctive appearance. The mutation causes noticeable resinous globs to form on the outside of the plant’s exceptionally pink flowers while undergoing photosynthesis. This strain isn’t just pretty to look at, though. With THC percentages that can exceed twenty percent, this indica dominant exotic weed strain can pack quite the punch that is often described as significantly sedating.
Sweet And Sour Widow
Fans of the classic Chinese-American cuisine sweet and sour chicken may find themselves drawn to the name of this cannabis strain. It’s made from a cross between the infamous White Widow and an unknown sativa-leaning hybrid. The distinctive resinous trichomes that give White Widow its distinctive frosty appearance also comes through in Sweet and Sour Widow to give the strain a snow-white look.
Typically a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio, Sweet and Sour Widow is an excellent choice for users who want medicinal CBD complimented by a mildly intoxicating THC.
Named for the notorious weed-producing region in the Emerald Triangle where it originated, Mendocino Purps has deep purple leaves that starkly contrast with the strain’s bright orange pistil hairs. As for flavors, Mendocino Purps has a sweet, almost caramel taste, alongside subtle notes of a pine forest.
While White LSD certainly isn’t as psychedelic as the lysergic acid diethylamide that the strain derives its name from, its powerful, heady effects are best utilized by experienced cannabis users who have a penchant for cerebral sativas. The pungent aromas of petrol are balanced by sweet citrus and musky pine smells.
This well-known landrace strain only comes from the country of Malawi in Southeastern Africa, so it’s not every day you’ll come across it. Off the bat, users will notice the powerful lemony citrus fragrance coupled with deep earthy undertones. Malawi Gold is a pure sativa with THC percentages that can easily pass 20%, known for producing an energizing head high.