Cannabis comes in many different genetic variations. Starting from the original landrace cannabis strains that has been in existence since thousands if not millions of years, up to the most modern exotic crosses , poly-hybrids (meaning that they contain genetics from more then just two parents), we are enjoying a very colourful world of cannabis varieties.
Cannabis comes in many different genetic variations. Starting from the original land-race cannabis strains that has been in existence since thousands if not millions of years, up to the most modern exotic crosses , poly-hybrids (meaning that they contain genetics from more then just two parents), we are enjoying a very colorful world of cannabis varieties. Obviously it is impossible to know all of the different kinds of weed, but there are definitely some special strains that almost everybody knows. For many people in the countries where cannabis is still very illegal , all the weed is desirable since the only stuff they can obtain is what their dealer has to offer. Often times the weed from the dealer comes from his own private grow outdoor, or some small indoor operation. In those countries the access to quality seeds is also limited by which growers are cultivating random strains, often without even knowing the origin. The “no-name” weed will also get you high, but if you ever tried a proper strain from a coffeeshop during holidays in Amsterdam, you can tell the difference. Good strains will not only give you an exceptional experience when it comes to the flavor and effect but their special, unique smell or taste will stay with you forever, always reminding you of that first time smoking them. Very often it happens that those special cannabis strains originate from a certain well established, old-school legendary genetics which created the best cannabis we know today. Some of those strain have become legendary and are considered a basic building blocks of modern cannabis movement. Here a little overview of some of the most known, and respected legendary classic cannabis strains.
If there is one cannabis strain that everyone is familiar with it is the White Widow. She is a true pioneer of hybrid cannabis. Created in the 90’s from crossing a Brazilian sativa to some potent South Indian indica dominant. The creation of the Wide Widow had accelerated the birth of hundreds of new cannabis crosses. White Widow was also probably the first strain to be cultivated commercially from the available seeds. This queen of strains has won dozens of cannabis cups in the past decades. The most popular strain in the Amsterdam’s coffeeshop of the 1990s and 2000s. The name White Widow so perfectly fits the strain that it was an inevitable for this strain to hold such a name. The flowers of White Widow were almost white of color and covered with fantastic amount of trichomes. The “widow” part comes from the fact, that only the cannabis female plants produce flowers/buds, which means that they are mostly separated from the male plants. White Widow will for always stay in the top of the weed legends.
Another strain that is very well known to every smoker but not only, is the famous OG Kush. This fantastic cannabis is considered as the one with the most special genetics, and still not totally known. Hence the name OG that stands for “original” or “original genetics”. The Kush part of the name signifies the origins of one side of the parental line that comes from the Afghani cannabis family from the Hindu Kush mountains range. OG Kush was developed in the 90’s and quickly had become a famous weed of the American hip-hop artists. You can hear rappers praising the OG Kush in many hip-hop songs. The strain is famous for it’s incredibly pungent, pine and lemon smell, that almost makes you think of a forest scent while smelling it. The effects of the OG Kush are very potent, but uplifting , creative and positive overall. Once you had tried the real-deal OG, you will not want to smoke anything else. OG Kush has been used in many of the award-winning crosses of the more modern cannabis strains.