If you’ve ever spent time in a dispensary or researching cannabis online, you’ve likely come across some rather interesting names. Believe it or not, there’s no real rhyme or reason behind them. Some growers and breeders come up with strain names based on the parent plants. Some name strains after people. Others just seemingly come up with names out of nowhere. Even so, some names seem to fit the strain perfectly.
Blueberry has a long history, dating back to the 1970s. The Indica strain is a cross between Afghani, Thai, and Purple Thai, and it’s the strain that brought a distinct blueberry scent and flavor into the cannabis world. It’s a popular and potent strain with a THC content between 15% and 24%. Many use it to relax, ease pain, and sleep.
Blue Dream is a Sativa-dominant hybrid between Blueberry and Haze. It’s an incredibly popular strain known for promoting full-body relaxation and a cerebral high. It has a relatively high THC content of between 17% to 24% and a CBD content of only around 2%. The delightful flavor coupled with the calm euphoric effects provides the dreamy effects of this strain.
Not all strains have an enticing-sounding name. Cat Piss is one of them. In addition to an unappealing name, it exudes an off-putting ammonia-forward aroma that’s reminiscent of, well, cat urine. Despite its odor, this Sativa-dominant strain produces a cerebral high and a mellow happiness. It can also trigger some powerful munchies, which is an interesting effect given the name.
Sour Diesel is another strain with a not-so-appetizing name. The exact parentage is unknown, but some say the Sativa-dominant strain comes from Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk. It’s a potent strain with a THC content of between 20% and 25% that can help to energize and increase focus. Sour Diesel gives off a pungent diesel-like aroma that can help to get your creative engine a jolt.
Strawberry Cough’s name says it all. The potent Sativa hybrid has an unmistakable strawberry flavor and has the ability to make even the most seasoned cannabis user cough. The fruity strain provides fast-acting uplifting and euphoric effects. It boosts creativity and focus, making it perfect for working on tasks that require a good deal of problem-solving. It can also increase your motivation, giving you the extra push you need to plow through the more boring items on your list.
A cross between Afghani, Thai, and Mexican, Trainwreck is a Sativa-dominant strain that induces an intense cerebral high. It provides an intense rush of energy to the user that quite literally hits like a freight train. Even so, it’s not an unpleasant feeling. Along with the surge of euphoria, Trainwreck also helps to increase creativity and happiness.
While there might not be a concrete formula for coming up with strain names, some just fit. If you’re interested in the names behind certain strains, or you want to give any one of these strains a try, talk with a budtender at your local dispensary the next time you stop in.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]