Although there are plenty of different strains of marijuana available, you end up using a strain depending on the effects that you need. You must know what effect each strain can have on your body. Different cannabis strains have different medicinal properties. In fact, some strains are better for certain conditions than others.

If you have a specific medical condition, make sure that the marijuana strain you want to use doesn’t negatively exacerbate symptoms. This is why it is necessary to know about the adverse effects of unique marijuana strains.  Many marijuana strains share side effects like dry eyes, dry mouth, dizziness, and insomnia. Most marijuana strains can interact with medications you might be taking.

This way, it all comes down to knowing the positive impacts and adverse effects of each marijuana strain before selecting one for usage. Here are the properties and impacts of some of the most common strains of cannabis species.

1.      Acapulco Gold

Acapulco Gold
Acapulco Gold

Originating from Acapulco, Mexico, this strain is highly praised for its relaxing properties. Experts say that for many consumers, this is the gold standard of marijuana. The gold, green, and brown bud release a burnt toffee-like aroma.  Its energizing effects help you stay active and calm. It is also known to reduce stress, pain, fatigue, and even nausea.

2.      Blue Dreams

Blue Dream is a sativa dominating hybrid of Blueberry and Haze varieties. Its sweet berry aroma has a sense of pine and a peppery hint. It isn’t a total sedative, yet it provides relaxing and soothing effects. So, it is perfect for consuming when you want to ease down a bit without dozing off. This strain popular among users for easing pain and menstrual cramps. It also has mood-lifting properties that give a feeling of euphoria.

3.      Purple Kush

As luxurious as the name sounds, this strain provides a state of bliss that makes you feel happy and relaxed. It also induces sleep while reducing pain and muscle spasms. You can benefit from its sedating effects to ease the effects of insomnia.

4.      Babba Kush

Baba Kush is among the strongest strains of Indica cannabis, it is simple and straightforward as it induces relaxation and sleep. The earthy and sweet aroma notes provide a nice sedative after a long tiring day. It can also help you deal better with pain and stress.

5.      Grandaddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple
Grand Daddy Purple

Grandaddy Purple is another highly relaxing Indica strain. Not only does this strain have appreciable effects, but it also looks very appealing. The dark purple buds have orange hairs and white frost, making it look pretty and unique. It increases the appetite and gives a feeling of excitement and euphoria. This type of cannabis is great to use if you are experiencing a loss of appetite. It is perfect for nighttime, so you experience a smooth buzz after dinner.

6.      Northern Lights

Northern Light is a famous pure Indica strain famous for its resinous bud and fast growth. It is a special sleep-inducing variety of Indica. It is highly known for its relaxing and mood-lifting properties.  Patients suffering from insomnia, depression, and severe stress can benefit from the Northern Lights strain.

7.      LA Confidential

LA Confidential is one of the more highly soothing and relaxing cannabis strains. It has great pain-reducing capabilities, making it ideal to use for chronic pain. It is also anti-inflammatory, which further helps in pain management and recovery. Moreover, LA Confidential has amazing sleep-inducing properties that can ease insomnia.

8.      Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is the ‘Coca-Cola Classic’ of sativa specie. It is a pungent strain that induces dreamy cerebral effects. Its earthy hint comes with an energizing high that keeps you active. It also has great pain-reducing and stress-relieving effects.

9.      Maui Wowie

This classic sativa has an amazing tropical flavor and stress relieving qualities. Consuming Maui Wowie provides several benefits to your body. You feel super relaxed, yet creative and energetic. This strain is notable for reducing fatigue and boosting your creativeness. Hence, it is great for days when you need to be productive.

10.      White Widow

Don’t let the name scare you. White Widow is as friendly as it can get. Its earthy and woodsy flavor energizes your body while keeping you relaxed. It reduces pain and stress while lifting your mood. It is highly effective in easing the feeling of depression. If you feel fatigued, White Widow can help you stay active and energized. This strain offers a perfect mood bolstering a balance between relaxation and stimulation.

11.      Pineapple Express

The pineapple-like scent of this cannabis provides a unique flavor with relaxing and mood-lifting properties. Consuming Pineapple Express will give you an energetic buzz. This strain can be useful to increase your productivity too.

12.      Afghan Kush


This marijuana strain originates from the Hindu Kush mountains range along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border. This marijuana is super relaxing and has got amazing sleep-inducing properties. Moreover, it can also help you feel hungry if you are experiencing a loss of appetite.

13.      Fruity Pebbles

Fruity Pebbles OG has the same fruity scent as its namesake cereal. This Indica-dominant strain induces euphoria and relaxation. It makes the user feel giggly and increases their appetite. The Fruity Pebbles strain also has properties to reduce nausea and fatigue.

14.      Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze is a hybrid of Northern Lights, Skunk, and Haze. It is a combination of energizing strains that gives a feeling of euphoria and lifts your mood. It gives your body relief from pain and nausea. It is one of the excellent stress and pain-relieving cannabis strains. Its uplifting effects are great for those suffering from severe stress.

15.      Golden Goat

Golden Goat is reputable for making the user feel creative, euphoric, and aesthetic. This strain is highly effective for reducing stress and fatigue while uplifting your mood.


Now that you are an expert on different cannabis strains and their effects pick out one that suits your requirements. You can do more research if you want to before selecting your choice of cannabis. Make sure that you select the right marijuana strain for yourself. You don’t want to put yourself to sleep by accident if you just wanted to relax before work.

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