The Most Popular Strains in Each State: Part 2

The Most Popular Strains in Each State: Part 2

Published on 9/26/22

Each state has a different best-selling strain you're most likely to find in dispensaries, and this is due to a variety of factors. Are you curious about what the most popular weed strains are in your state? Take a look at the second entry of our ongoing series about the most trending strains in each state!

Cannabis in the United States

While we're using this series to go through every state's most popular cannabis strain, that doesn't mean cannabis is yet legal in every state in the United States. Cannabis is still federally illegal, and a total of 12 states have yet to legalize it in any form (including medical marijuana). That being said, as of August 2022, a total of 37 states have legalized medical cannabis. That means a vast majority of states have legalized medical marijuana, while 19 of those states (plus Washington, D.C.) have legalized recreational cannabis. Additionally, new polls show that 90% of Americans believe that medical cannabis should be legalized, with 60% agreeing that recreational marijuana should also be federally legal. Between the vast majority of adults in the United States in favor of legalized weed and recent legislation that hopes to make it official on a federal level, it seems only a matter of time before every state on this list is covered by federal legalization. 


Most Popular Strain: Durban Poison

Kansas is one of the few states that have yet to provide any legalization, including medical. However, Kansas lawmakers are working to bring the issue into focus in 2023. For now, Kansas' favorite strain, Durban Poison, is enjoyed illicitly. Durban Poison is a Sativa strain that originates from South Africa and is known for its energizing high and euphoric, uplifting effects. It's excellent for boosting focus and, because of this, is often used to promote daytime productivity. It is roughly 20% THC and has spicy, herbal flavors and a pine and sage aroma.


Most Popular Strain: Green Crack

Like Kansas, Kentucky has yet to legalize any form of cannabis, and Kentucky has also recently appointed a Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee to help create a pathway to legalizing medical cannabis soon. While we're excited to see what happens when cannabis is legalized in Kentucky, for now, we have to recognize Green Crack as the reigning champion of strains in the state. This beautiful strain boasts 17% THC and incredibly energizing effects that provide a focused and talkative state. It tastes like mango and citrus and has very tropical aromatic tones. 


Most Popular Strain: Gorilla Glue #4

Medical marijuana was legalized in Louisiana in 2019, but no such laws have been passed for recreational cannabis. As of 2022, Louisiana's most popular strain is, like so many other states, Gorilla Glue #4. Also referred to as GG4, this highly-rated hybrid strain is an aromatic experience that boasts earthy, piney aromas and flavors. With 20% THC, GG4 produces a relaxing, calming, full-body high that will likely leave you sleepy and incredibly chill. It's great for taking right before bed and is often used to combat the side effects of anxiety and chronic pain.


Most Popular Strain: Blue Dream

One of the 19 states to have legalized both medical and recreational cannabis, Maine's most popular strain as of 2022, is the ever-popular Blue Dream. Named after its very-berry blueberry flavor profile and sweet aromatics, Blue Dream is an incredible strain for reducing stress and anxiety and is often used for relieving chronic pain. Its effects are very enjoyable, producing a full-body relaxation and uplifting, creative high brought on by its 18% THC content.


Most Popular Strain: Green Crack

Maryland has a successful medical cannabis scene, and while weed has been decriminalized, recreational weed has not yet been legalized. The state's most popular strain, at the moment, is Green Crack. Also known as Green Crush and Mango Crack, this Sativa strain is known for its bright, citrusy flavors and tropical aroma. It provides a euphoric, talkative high that causes extreme focus, which is excellent for daytime productivity. Because it is also excellent at curbing the side effects of stress, depression, and anxiety, it makes sense why this is such a popular strain in a state with legalized medical cannabis.


Most Popular Strain: Sour Diesel

Since Massachusetts legalized recreational cannabis in 2016, many strains have risen in popularity. As of 2022, the state's most popular strain is Sour Diesel. One of the most well-known strains currently on the market, this Sativa strain provides a euphoric and creative high that's great for socializing. It hits with 19% THC and is infamous for its skunky, overpowering diesel aromas and flavor profile. This is not a strain for beginners. 


Most Popular Strain: Gorilla Glue #4

Michigan legalized recreational cannabis in 2018, and since then, Gorilla Glue #4 has found its way to the top of the charts and is currently the most popular strain in the state. Like many other states, Michigan likely finds Gorilla Glue #4 enjoyable for many reasons, including its full-body high and ability to reduce the unwanted side effects of stress and chronic pain. This hybrid strain has a powerful, pungent aroma and earthy, piney flavors. 


Most Popular Strain: Girl Scout Cookies

While recreational marijuana is still illegal in Minnesota, it has had a medical marijuana program since 2014, and its favorite strain is currently Girl Scout Cookies. Also known as GSC, this hybrid boasts 19% THC and provides an energizing, euphoric high that commonly induces munchies. It's a popular medical cannabis strain across the United States because of how well it treats chronic pain, nausea, appetite loss, and depression. It is also a great-tasting strain, with strong flavors of mint and lemon with a heavy candy aroma.


Most Popular Strain: Chem Dawg

Mississippi recently became the 37th state to legalize medical cannabis. In February 2022, the Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law, and since then, Chem Dawg has quickly risen as its most popular strain. The source of many other popular strains like Sour Diesel and OG Kush, Chem Dawg is known for its almost overpowering diesel-like aroma and intense flavors. Like its flavor profile, this strain's effects also pack a massive punch, producing a powerful, full-bodied high with an intense cerebral experience that results in a hazy, creative, and euphoric high.


Most Popular Strain: Blue Dream

Recreational cannabis is still illegal in Missouri, but the state did decriminalize weed in 2014 and legalized medical marijuana in 2018. As of now, Blue Dream is the state's most popular strain. Like many other states, Blue Dream tops the charts, likely due to its incredibly sweet aromatics and namesake blueberry flavors. In addition to tasting delicious, this strain is great at reducing chronic pain and anxiety, and it produces a full-body relaxation paired with a creativity-boosting, euphoric high. 


Most Popular Strain: Montana Silvertip

As of January 2022, Montana is one of the 18 states to have legal recreational cannabis. Since its recreational legalization, the aptly named Montana Silvertip has quickly become the most popular strain in the state. Often referred to as "Silvertip," this hybrid strain hits hard with 23% THC. It's known for reducing stress and battling chronic pain and depression, producing a euphoric, relaxed high that boosts creativity. It's also delicious, with pine aromas and a sweet, grape flavor profile.


Most Popular Strain: Golden Goat

Possession of cannabis in small amounts has been decriminalized in Nebraska, but it remains one of the 13 states that have yet to legalize recreational or medical marijuana. Despite its lack of legalization, Golden Goat has still found a way to be the state's most popular cannabis strain. This highly rated hybrid strain comes in with 19% THC and an energizing, uplifting high that's great for socializing and daytime adventures. It's excellent for reducing stress and anxiety and tastes tropical yet citrusy. 


Most Popular Strain: Gorilla Glue #4

Nevada legalized recreational cannabis in 2016 and has been enjoying adult-use marijuana state-wide ever since. As of 2022, Gorilla Glue #4, like many other states, reign supreme as Nevada's most popular strain. Hard-hitting with 20% THC, this hybrid strain is often used to combat the side effects of stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. It produces an enjoyable high ideal for nighttime, resulting in a sleepy, full-body experience. Gorilla Glue #4 is well known for its pungent, earthy aromas and piney flavors.

New Hampshire

Most Popular Strain: Trainwreck

New Hampshire legalized medical marijuana back in 2013 and decriminalized possession of up to 21 grams of cannabis in 2017, but the state has yet to legalize recreational weed. Trainwreck is currently New Hampshire's most popular strain. With 17% THC, it should be no surprise that this hybrid provides a euphoric high that boosts creativity and overall mood. It's excellent for reducing the side effects of migraines, chronic pain, and arthritis - it makes sense why it's so popular in a medical cannabis-only state. On top of everything else, Trainwreck tastes like sweet and spicy lemon and has an almost earthy, piney aroma. 

New Jersey

Most Popular Strain: Girl Scout Cookies

Like Minnesota, New Jersey's favorite cannabis strain is Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). This strain provides an energetic, euphoric high that will have you visiting the kitchen frequently for snacks. It boasts 19% THC and is commonly used in a medicinal capacity because of its ability to treat chronic pain, depression, loss of appetite, and nausea. Additionally, GSC tastes like mint and lemon with citrus and candied aromas. It makes a lot of sense why this strain is quickly gaining popularity in multiple states, including New Jersey.

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

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