5 of the Top-Rated Cannabis Strains of All Time [TESTED]

There are thousands of unique cannabis strains available. For those trying marijuana for the first time, choosing a strain is overwhelming. You will see crazy names such as Alaskan Thunder***k and Cat’s Piss. You will read reviews of strains that claim to take you to another spiritual plane. The cannabis industry is both exciting and intimidating, all at once!

What any newbie should know is that you can theoretically get a type of marijuana for anything! Whether you are sleepy, hungry, sore, happy, or sad, there is apparently a strain for you! So, if you are interested in weeding out the wheat from the chaff, you’ve come to the right place!

The Greatest Cannabis Strains of All Time

Today, we are trying something bold, and a topic sure to cause immense disagreement! We aim to try and outline the five best marijuana strains of all time. You have perhaps tried a new hybrid and believe it is far better than anything on this list. Maybe you feel there is a ‘classic’ that belongs above the rest. There is even a chance that you find a legendary strain overrated.

All of the above are normal reactions! The truth is, we highly doubt that anyone has tried every cannabis strain ever! Also, people have a different idea of what a great cannabis strain includes. For some, it is all about THC. Others prefer the flavor, while many users focus on how it makes them feel.

Ultimately, we focused on the latter aspect. Even then, how cannabis makes one feel is entirely subjective. In any case, here are our top five. We look forward to the inevitable disagreements and debate in the comments section!

#1. Northern Lights

Northern Lights is probably among the best-known and loved strains in history. This delightful indica is world-renowned for its potency. It also can give the user long-lasting feelings of euphoria and physical relaxation. Northern Lights is a descendant of an original Afghani indica strain crossed with Thai sativa.

Northern Ligts is capable of some powerful physical effects. As a result, it is popular among those suffering from chronic pain or fatigue.


The uplifting effects lend themselves well to those struggling with anxiety and depression. If you’re not into potent tasting buds, Northern Lights is potentially for you. It has a delicious sweetness with hints of earthy zest, and is a must-try strain! Its THC level isn’t for the uninitiated, coming in at around 21%. Those on the West Coast and Colorado will have no issues getting their hands on this, so enjoy the ride!

#2. Blueberry

Blueberry is an industry-favorite strain and legendary for its incredibly delicious flavors that resemble a blueberry dessert! However, despite its popularity, very little is known about the background of this one, which only adds to the mystery.

Another indica-dominant hybrid, Blueberry, holds up to 19% THC. This one is so impressive that it received the best indica award in 2000 at the Cannabis Cup. Blueberry is possibly a cross of an Afghani indica, Thai sativa, and Purple Thai. An American breeder called DJ Short created Blueberry. It was a remarkable result of his experimental approach to landrace strains.

This is a perfect evening smoke. It packs one of the most impressive couch-lock body highs we have ever stumbled across! It is ideal for calming the mind and relaxing the body. Blueberry gently lulls you into a peaceful and tranquil state.

If you struggle with chronic pain, depression, stress, or migraines, Blueberry is worth a try. You may feel a hazy and euphoric effect that creeps up on you slowly and stays with you for the night!

Perhaps the biggest seller for Blueberry is its delightful taste. It is fruity with strong hints of moreish vanilla, and the aroma mirrors the flavor all the way.

#3. White Widow

White Widow is a much-loved sativa dominant hybrid. Bred in the early 90s, it has become a huge favorite. This is mainly for its ability to boost creativity, aid motivation, and help users focus on tasks. White Widow was progressively thrust into the limelight via popular media such as TV shows. Today, it is among the best-known and sought-after strains. It is especially popular among casual, infrequent users.


White Widow’s THC level is between 18-25%. It offers a pretty impressive high, and one that is ideal for mental alertness. Some describe the high as a bit on the psychedelic side. However, it mostly promotes activity and is thought-provoking when consumed under the right circumstances!

The body high with White Widow is one of deep calmness. Therefore, it is ideal for those who need help relaxing. However, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend this for night-time use due to the mental stimulation it offers. It has a subtle aroma of citrus and peppery undertones. White Widow is a sophisticated strain on the senses and is often compared to a sweet and sour floral strain.

#4. Durban Poison

Anyone who enters into the realm of cannabis eventually hears about Durban Poison. This sativa strain is a favorite among cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients alike. It offers a potent level of THC of up to 20%. Users report feeling a brilliant mind and body high.


It originates from the South African city of Durban from which it gets its name. This strain offers a sweet and energy-packed high. It will likely leave you feeling refreshed mentally and ready to get on with your list of chores. The energy from DP is like no other. This is why so many patients with conditions such as depression, anxiety, and stress try it.

For those looking for an incredible daytime strain, Durban Poison is an absolute king! The sweet smell lures you in, and the strong, delicious earthy notes keep you coming back for more. Any strain that remains this popular after almost 50 years is a winner in our eyes for sure!

#5. Amnesia Haze

Last but by no means is the least is Amnesia Haze. This potent, sativa-dominant hybrid strain possesses up to 21% of THC. It has a reputation for its long-lasting and heady effects! Winner of the 2011 Highlife Cup, this is not one to miss off your list!

Super strength and perfect for relaxing with, Amnesia Haze is one of our favorite sativas on the market.

We love its soothing body high coupled with its thought-provoking (and at times hilarious) mental effects. There is never a dull moment when this strain is around. From giggles to in-depth conversations about the wonders of the world, you will love smoking this one with your friends.

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Amnesia Haze has some proponents as an MMJ strain too. It is popular among individuals with fatigue, depression, ADHD, or anxiety. It leaves your head feeling clear, and your mind opens to new possibilities. This strain is a cross of a Cambodian, Jamaican, Hawaiian, and Thai sativa, an Afghani and South Asian indica, and Haze. It is a fresh and fruity-tasting smoke that could leave you in a pleasant state of psychedelic giggles.

The Greatest Cannabis Strain Roundup

The above are our top five favorite strains of all time. With these, we feel as if no weed lover should go through life without trying them! Of course, we fully understand that readers will have different opinions. Perhaps you believe that Northern Lights isn’t all that. Maybe you want to shout out to a THC-beast. Let you know your favorites in the comments section. Also, inform us if you have tried any – or all – of the above.

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