Allbud’s 10 Most Popular Strains of 2021 Voted by Users

Allbud’s 10 Most Popular Strains of 2021 Voted by Users

As part of its comprehensive coverage of the cannabis industry, products, and culture, ranks cannabis strains according to their popularity with consuming users. It seeks their reviews and votes, categorizing the strains by their comments. That customer impact helps us list the most popular strains of 2021.

10 Most popular strains voted by users in 2021

#1: Blue Dream

Strain: This Sativa-dominant hybrid (60% Sativa / 40% Indica) contains 17% to 24% THC, 2% CBD, and 1% CBN.

Genetics: This potent strain crosses Blueberry with Purple Haze.

Reputation: One review reads, “A FAVORITE OF COURSE💖 This is the top dog of strains in my opinion for improving mental health. I struggle with a host of mental health problems, and this strain always brings immense relief from my symptoms. I do prefer this strain for DAYTIME use only. I need a heavy Indica to sleep at night :) Blue dream is energizing, not TOO much like racy, but too much for before bed. This strain erases my anxiety, motivates me in every way, enhances my endurance during exercise. Magical. Try this if you haven't.” This enthusiasm captures the overall consumer response to this strain with its best of both Sativa and Indica genes.

#2: Gorilla Glue #4

Strain: This version of Gorilla Glue is an Indica-dominant hybrid (60% / 40% Sativa) testing at a very potent 18% to 32% THC.

Genetics: Breeders crossed Chem’s Sister with Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel.

Reputation: Heavy and peppery, GG#4 will hit hard and last long. One user found Gorilla Glue #4, "a true hybrid that demonstrates the variety of its effects through different stages of the high. A slow burn into the eventual couch-lock that awaits you at the end of your journey.” This strain offers too much experience for first-time users.

#3: Gelato

Strain: Gelato is an Indica-dominant hybrid, well-balanced at 55% Indica / 45% Sativa with 20% THC.

Genetics: This stain owes its properties to Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.

Reputation: These genetics produce Gelato’s rich berry and orange flavors. A Gelato fan writes, “Gelato is a piece of wonder. The only thing so far that not only removes symptoms of my hand arthritis when high but also has a long-term effect - in fact, the associated swelling became very small and almost not painful. God bless those who created it. And the high is just awesome. Creative and makes talking much fun.” Other users comment on Gelato effects that leave you awake and focused.

#4: Wedding Cake

Strain: Wedding Cake is an Indica-dominant hybrid (60% / 40%) packed with 25% THC.

Genetics: This cannabis strain crossed Cherry Pie with Girl Scout Cookies.

Reputation: Cookies and cherries produce a cherry-pie flavor and aroma experience. Customers use it to treat depression-related ailments, including fibromyalgia, Bi-Polar conditions, and PTSD because “Damn!!!! Jumped up and took me for a ride.”

#5: Girl Scout Cookies

Strain: Girl Scout Cookies ranks high among legendary strains. An Indica-dominant strain (60% Indica / Sativa 40%) featuring 25% THC, 1% CBD, and 1% CBN.

Genetics: Innovative breeders crossed OG Kush with a mix of Durban Poison and F1.

Reputation: People treat anxiety, depression, stress, and loss of appetite with Girl Scout Cookies. Reviewers use GSC for a warm hug at day’s end. “It tastes almost like a gingersnap cookie,” and relieves anxiety, depression, and pain associated with arthritis and neuropathy.

#6: Sour Diesel

Strain: Sour Diesel remains a classic strain, a Sativa-dominant hybrid (90% Sativa / 10% Indica) with a potent 26% THC, 2% CBD, and 4% CBN profile.

Genetics: The origin is unknown. Some believe breeders crossed Mass Super Skunk and Chemdawg, while others think it is a cross of Mexican Sativa with a Chemdawg phenotype.

Reputation: The unusual CBD and CBN potency explain its powers in treating anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue. People use it early in the day because of the lasting effects. One cannabis customer said, "It should be called Paradise. I was not too fond of the name, so I finally had one joint, and it's not like the others. It’s better than all the rest.”

#7: Gorilla Glue

Strain: Gorilla Glue or Gorilla Glue #1 is an Indica-dominant hybrid (60% Indica / 40% Sativa) with THC: 25% - 28% THC and 1% CBD. Gorilla Glue has THC potency comparable to Gorilla Glue #4 offset by more CBD.

Genetics: This Gorilla Glue comes from a mix of Chocolate Diesel with Sour Diesel.

Reputation: Gorilla Glue leaves you stoned and couch-locked. This strain is not for early morning use or first-time consumers. You will likely agree with the user who called Gorilla Glue, “The strongest herb I've ever experienced. It turns me into a completely useless human. It will put you to sleep without question. It's wonderful for pain management as it totally numbs you out."

#8: Skywalker

Strain: This hybrid is packed with 85% Indica over 15% Sativa. That produces a potent ≥25% THC cushioned by 2% CBD.

Genetics: Skywalker OG comes from breeding Skywalker with OG Kush leading to a strain sometimes called “Skywalker OG Kush.”

Reputation: Skywalker OG produces a heavy stoned and lethargic sleepiness. According to excited reviewers, “Skywalker OG is a heavy hitter. Not for the novice. A couple of hits, and it gets you where you need. Get greedy, and you'll be taking a nap. Good for pain and just relaxing. Just don’t sit still for too long.” Many medical practitioners recommend Skywalker OG for dozens of medical conditions.

#9: Durban Poison

Strain: Durban Poison is a legendary Sativa rich in 24% THC, 1% CBD, and 1% CBN.

Genetics: This cannabis strain originated in South Africa and now parents many hybrids.

Reputation: First-time users might experience paranoia. But with some experience, users experience a happy cerebral high with creative energy. Users recommend its long-lasting motivation. They also claim it does not produce munchies. "Very energizing, focusing and motivating high from this strain, one of my favorite strains to have in the morning with my coffee to get me going for the day, especially before a run or working out or if working on a project at home or on the computer."

#10: Jack Herer

Strain: This cannabis hybrid has a slight Sativa dominance (55% Sativa / 45% Indica) with a THC count between 15% and 24%.

Genetics: Named for Jack Herer, the cannabis advocate, the strain crossed Haze with a combination of Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk.

Reputation: Jack Herer produces fast-acting cerebral energy that lasts throughout the day. As one reviewer said, “It's simply a wonderful strain. It checks all the boxes for me. As a Sativa dominant, it keeps me energized, in a cerebral way, while not giving any jitters. I find it to be very tasty with a long-lasting high.” Other users recommend Jack Herer for treating social anxiety, chronic stress, and migraine headaches.

Your takeaway

The ten cannabis strains listed here may not include your favorite. It does not include strains recently brought to market. But this brief list does include well-known classic names, and they remain legendary because they (1) are so popular and (2) represent the best of what people look for in a cannabis strain.