Gorilla Glue #4 Fem
This recent Cannabis Cup winner is a favorite among growers and smokers alike. It was created by combining Chocolate Diesel, Chem Sis, and Sour Dubb, and its psychoactive activity mimics those of all these popular strains. When you smoke Gorilla Glue #4, expect plenty of euphoria and happiness with a touch of indica-based couch lock. This is a true 50/50 hybrid, so it offers the best of both worlds.
Gorilla Glue #4 isn’t just perfect for recreational users looking for a heavy high. It also boasts several therapeutic benefits. With 26 to 28% THC concentrations and CBD levels of less than 1%, it’s perfect for treating everything from chronic pain to insomnia, cramps, migraines, and stress. It’s also useful for those struggling with mood and anxiety disorders.
Growers shouldn’t expect the plants to attain behemoth size, but they can get heavy yields. This plant is perfect for both indoor grows, where yields can easily be maximized using scrogging, and outdoor grows in warm, dry climates. It’s disease-resistant, so even novice growers can usually get a decent yield from feminized seeds, but note that it does require regular trimming. Gorilla Glue #4’s resiny, trichome-loaded buds are also great for making concentrates.
White Widow Fem
White Widow has been around for longer than some hybrids, but it hasn’t diminished in popularity as newcomers hit the markets. This 60/40 hybrid offers a perfect mix of Brazilian Landrace Sativa and South Indian Indica. Its spicy, earthy aroma and well-balanced effects make it perfect for everything from finishing up neglected creative projects to enjoying a night in having deep conversations with friends.
White Widow is just as popular among medical marijuana patients as it is recreational weed connoisseurs. It has just enough of its sativa parent’s uplifting effects to create a cerebral high while simultaneously offering the analgesic effects of an indica. When grown under the right conditions, it has a respectable THC range of 18-25% and a CBD range of less than 1%.
Growers know there’s a reason this strain is called White Widow. It’s named for the strain’s sticky, sugary buds. One could almost imagine White Widow as an ornamental plant, but don’t be fooled. It packs a serious punch. When growing it outdoors, expect White Widow to behave more like an indica than a sativa. It only requires an eight to nine-week flowering period and produces yields of around 700 grams per plant.
Wedding Cake Fem
Wedding Cake is a relative newcomer to the field. Its parental lineage includes Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie, another popular hybrid. It’s a heavily indica-dominant hybrid, with a 70/30 ratio, and boasts a 25% THC level. Wedding Cake also has a distinctive terpene profile that contributes to both its delicious, sweet, vanilla aroma and its therapeutic effects.
Medical patients will find that Wedding Cake is a good fit for a few conditions. The strain is known for its effectiveness in managing:
- Lack of appetite
- Mild-to-moderate depression
For recreational users, it’s best to save Wedding Cake for the end of the celebration. Its strong relaxing and sedative effects will create the perfect end to a wonderful night.
When provided with the right conditions, Wedding Cake offers high yields of impressively resinous buds. It’s not the best strain for novice growers, though, and can be hard to grow, especially outdoors. Wedding Cake needs consistent temperatures of around 70oF and extra Calcium and Magnesium. Experienced indoor growers will find that this strain is worth the effort. It’s perfect for Sea of Green techniques, which means it can produce yields of up to one pound per square meter.
Auto Bruce Banner Fem
Bruce Banner is an impressively potent sativa-dominant hybrid derived from OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel. Its name refers to the huge, hulk-green buds that develop just before harvest. Auto Bruce Banner crosses regular Bruce Banner with Ruderalis Canadese to create an autoflowering strain that’s perfect for indoor and outdoor growing, alike.
Despite its ruderalis genetics, Auto Bruce Banner boasts THC concentrations even higher than the regular version of this popular strain. Expect THC in the range of 23-28% and negligible CBD levels of 0.1% or less. Its high THC and low CBD levels, combined with its heavily sativa-dominant genetics, mean Auto Bruce Banner is a thoroughly uplifting and energizing strain. It’s great for managing depression symptoms like chronic fatigue.
Growers who have never tried their hands at autoflowers should get ready to fall in love. Like all autoflowering cannabis plants, Auto Bruce Banner doesn’t rely on photoperiods to determine when it flowers. Instead, the plants will start to flower after just five to six weeks and will be ready to harvest just 10 to 11 weeks after seed germination. Expect yields of 70-150 grams per plant outdoors or 450-650 grams per square meter indoors. Grow, harvest, rinse, and repeat.
AK 47 Fem
This 65/35 sativa-dominant mix has a lineage that dates back decades, but it wasn’t created until 1992. Its genetics, which contain a mix of South American Sativa, Mexican Sativa, and Afghani Indica, weren’t stabilized to produce uniform seeds until 1999. Don’t be fooled by the name. The plant’s namesake may be a rifle, but there’s nothing to be afraid of. AK 47 offers a powerful but well-balanced high. Just know that first-time smokers may be knocked out after just one hit.
When smoking AK 47, expect a mostly sativa-like experience, but a little mellower and more relaxed. Users typically report an initial invigorating buzz with a good dose of euphoria that’s followed by hours of clear-headed relaxation. Some medical patients use AK 47 to manage anxiety, depression, stress, and nausea. Just keep in mind that after a while, its indica side will kick in. Don’t smoke AK 47 in the morning before a big day.
AK 47 is also a great strain for novice growers. Don’t expect any miracles since its average THC concentration is just 17.5%, but in a dry climate or well-monitored indoor grow, this plant should yield well. Despite its sativa-like effects, it requires only a seven to nine-week flowering time when grown indoors and performs well in outdoor gardens even in cool climates, just as long as the plants are kept dry.