The Most Popular Strains in Each State: Part 1

The Most Popular Strains in Each State: Part 1

Published on 9/11/22

Each state has a different best-selling strain that you're most likely to find in most dispensaries due to various factors. Are you curious about what the most popular weed strains are in your state? Take a look at the first part of our ongoing series about the most trending strains in each state! 

Cannabis in the United States

In this series, we'll go through the most popular cannabis strain in every state - that doesn't mean that cannabis is yet legal in every state in the United States. Cannabis is still federally illegal, and a total of 13 states have yet to legalize it in any capacity. That being said, a whopping 37 states have legalized medical marijuana as of June 2022, 18 of which (plus Washington, D.C.) have legalized recreational marijuana. New polls show that 90% of Americans believe medical cannabis should be legalized, with 60% agreeing that recreational marijuana should also be federally legal. With this vast majority sentiment and recent legislation looking to legalize marijuana, it seems only a matter of time before every state on this list will be covered by federal legalization.


Most Popular Strain: Girl Scout Cookies

Alabama is one of the most recent states to legalize medical marijuana, and Girl Scout Cookies has quickly become one of the most trending strains available there. Also known as GSC for short, this hybrid hits hard with 19% THC and an energizing, euphoric high known for giving some serious munchies. It's a popular medical cannabis strain across the United States, good for treating chronic pain, nausea, appetite loss, and depression. This strain tastes fantastic, like a sweet minty lemon delight, and smells like a heavy, candied dream.


Most Popular Strain: White Widow

Cannabis is fully legalized in Alaska, where White Widow is easily one of the most popular strains available. This hybrid strain comes in with about 15% THC and produces an energetic, potent, creative-inducing high that's great for being productive or social. It has a woody, sandalwood aroma with notes of flower and pine. White Widow is popular amongst medical users since it's great for easing muscle pain, anxiety, and depression.


Most Popular Strain: Green Crack

One of the four states to legalize recreational marijuana in the 2020 election, Arizona has had a couple of years to make Green Crack one of the best-selling strains. This Sativa strain is best known for its energizing effects that are ideal for a day high. Its flavor profile is very sweet and tart, with a tangy mango aroma and flavor, and its THC concentration is roughly 17%. Additionally, this strain is thought to help alleviate the side effects of fatigue, stress, and depression.


Most Popular Strain: Sour Diesel

Although medical marijuana has been legal in Arkansas since 2016, recreational marijuana is still illegal there. For medical users, Sour Diesel is one of the best go-to strains on the market. This Sativa strain weighs in at 19% THC and is great for medical consumers, with the ability to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. It is highly energizing and causes fast-acting, cerebral effects, and it has a heavy flavor profile akin to diesel (its namesake).


Most Popular Strain: Gorilla Glue #4

Like Colorado, California is one of the great cannabis capitols of North America, and it, too, has an abundance of weed for recreational and medical use. Out of all the available strains, Gorilla Glue #4 is quickly picking up the pace to become one of the most popular strains. This hybrid strain, despite its 20% THC, is fairly calming and results in a euphoric body high. It is thought to be ideal for treating depression, anxiety, and chronic pain, and it smells like sour candy and tastes thick and earthy. It makes sense why this is considered the best California strain.


Most Popular Strain: Chemdawg

Since Colorado is considered one of the cannabis capitols of North America, it's difficult to name the best Colorado strain, but we can say that Chem Dawg is one of the most popular. This perfectly-balanced hybrid is known for a high that starts with lots of cerebral energy and then fades into a full-body high. It hits with roughly 19% THC and is perfect for a nighttime session. Chemdawg is excellent for treating anxiety and chronic pain and has a sharp aroma, and tastes like grassy, earthy spice.


Most Popular Strain: Granddaddy Purple

Connecticut legalized recreational marijuana in July 2021 and has taken a significant liking to Grandaddy Purple since. This Indica strain is probably one of the most popular strains in America, featuring a heavy, blissful body high that's great for combating anxiety and weight gain. It has an average THC percentage of 19% and is known for its sweet, berry aroma and herbal, peppery flavor. 


Most Popular Strain: OG Kush

Medical marijuana is legal in Delaware for patients with at least one qualifying condition from a specific list. For these patients, OG Kush is one of the top go-to strains. OG Kush is a heavy-hitting Indica that smells and tastes of diesel, pine, and citrus. It averages around 20% THC and produces a relaxing body high along with euphoric side effects. Additionally, this strain is great for treating weight loss, stress, and anxiety.


Most Popular Strain: Blue Dream

Recreational cannabis has almost been legalized a few times in Florida, but as of June 2022, only medical cannabis is legal. The most popular strain in Florida is Blue Dream, a Sativa-dominant strain that boasts 18% THC and 2% CBD. It offers a euphoric head high and slight body relaxation and is great for anyone wanting something to spark creativity and productivity. Its flavor profile is very berry-forward, with a sweet aroma and a fresh blueberry taste. 


Most Popular Strain: Girl Scout Cookies

One of the few states that haven't implemented a full-fledged medical program, Georgia only allows patients to use medical cannabis oil with less than 5% THC content. However, the state shares a favorite strain with its neighbor Alabama, Girl Scout Cookies, which has a high THC concentration of roughly 19%. This hybrid is known for its heavy candy aroma and minty, almost citrusy, lemony flavor. It's popular in the medical scene, able to treat depression, appetite loss, and chronic pain. 


Most Popular Strain: Sour Diesel

Hawaii has had legal medical marijuana for over two decades and was the first state to legalize it through a legislative process in 2000. However, like Arkansas, even though it's had medical cannabis for a while, it still hasn't legalized recreational weed. And like Arkansas, one of Hawaii's most popular strains is Sour Diesel, a Sativa strain that averages a THC concentration of 19% THC. It's thought to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. It is highly energizing and causes fast-acting, cerebral effects, and it has a heavy flavor profile akin to pungent diesel.


Most Popular Strain: Cinex

One of the 13 states that have not yet legalized cannabis in any capacity, one of Idaho's favorite strains happens to be Cinex, which is not an incredibly common strain in other states. This Sativa strain has a great flavor profile, with a citrusy-sweet aroma and a plethora of competing tastes, including earthy skunk and sour citrus. It's known to provide a clear head high with euphoric, uplifting effects ideal for creativity and positivity.


Most Popular Strain: Gorilla Glue #4

Recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois, a state that shares its favorite strain with California: Gorilla Glue #4. This hybrid strain, with 20% THC on average, is excellent for treating anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. It has a sour aroma and tastes thick and earthy. Additionally, despite how much THC it contains, this hybrid is known for a calming, euphoric body high that's great for nighttime smoke sessions. 


Most Popular Strain: Harlequin

Like Idaho, Indiana is one of the few states that still hasn't legalized medical cannabis, but they also have a favorite strain. One of the most popular strains amongst Hoosiers is Harlequin. This well-known Sativa strain provides a clear-headed high that's great for treating pain and anxiety. It's popular amongst medical users since it has an average of 5% THC and 9% CBD. Additionally, this strain is known for its unique flavor profile that includes a musky, earthy aroma and spicy mango taste.


Most Popular Strain: OG Kush

Iowa has a medical cannabis program, but it's considered one of the strictest in the nation and does not allow the purchase or use of raw flower. That being said, they still have a favorite strain, which also happens to be Delaware's favorite: OG Kush. This Indica offers a relaxing, euphoric body high that's thought to treat weight loss, stress, and anxiety. It averages roughly 20% THC and has a flavor profile of diesel, citrus, and pine.

Do you live in one of the states listed above? Let us know if you're familiar with the most popular strain in your state and what other strains are popular where you're from. Comment below!

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