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The top 10 cannabis strains in Colorado

Bailey Rahn and Dante Jordan contributed to this article.

Every region is different when it comes to strain availability. What might be easy to find on the West Coast might be almost impossible to come by on the other side of the country. Here, we take a look at the top 10 strains offered in Colorado dispensaries and shops.

What do we mean by “top strains,” you might ask? We gathered menu data from all of our Colorado locations and determined the 10 most commonly listed strains. These are closely aligned with the most frequently searched strains in Colorado, so store owners might want to take note when thinking about strain inventory.

1. Blue Dream

Which major market isn’t dominated by Blue Dream? With a widely recognized name, a fragrant berry aroma, and pleasantly uplifting effects, it comes as no surprise that this ubiquitous hybrid tops Colorado’s inventory list.

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2. Durban Poison

The second most popular strain in Colorado traveled far from its African homeland to share with us its lively effects. Stimulating euphoria feeds the mind creativity and focus, which goes to show why so many compare Durban Poison to a cup of coffee and use it as such.

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3. Original Glue

Original Glue is a champion of many Cannabis Cups so it makes sense why it’d be the third most popular strain in Colorado. This complex cross of Chem’s Sister , Sour Dubb , and Chocolate Diesel has an earthy taste and potent effects that leaves you…wait for it…glued to the couch.

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4. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is by no means a rarity among Colorado shops and dispensaries. Its engaging cerebral energy is a perfect pair for getting outside and staying active, and in a state with so much outdoor recreation to enjoy, it makes sense that Sour Diesel has maintained its demand in Colorado.

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4. Golden Goat

Born and bred just over the border in Kansas, Golden Goat has retained its supremacy in Colorado since its westward arrival when medical cannabis was making its debut. While some in Colorado might grow weary of seeing Golden Goat at every corner, this fragrant tropical staple is must-try for visitors from outside the state.

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6. OG Kush

A famous California staple with legs in all markets, OG Kush needs no introduction. You know its legendary status, you know it has a skunky aroma with spicy tones, and you know that it has been crossed with everything under the sun, which has given us plenty of favorites like GSC and Headband .

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7. Green Crack

Its name may be unsavory to some, but that hasn’t kept this strain from flying off the shelves of storefronts across Colorado. Green Crack has an uncanny ability of bringing laughing fits to social circles and engaged focus to solo ventures.

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8. Wedding Cake

A strain that seems to be having a strong moment, Wedding Cake is a cross of GSC and Cherry Pie . It’s sweet and earthy, boasts a high THC content, and would be perfect for relaxing after a nice hike to-and-from Dream Lake.

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9. Granddaddy Purple

Another California staple that has spread all over the world, Granddaddy Purple is Purple Urkle and Big Bud crossed together. It has a berry aroma and hits most consumers with deep relaxation perfect for sitting around on one of the 300+ days of sunshine Colorado gets.

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10. GSC

The Cookie craze may have started in California, but it certainly didn’t end there. Colorado natives were quick to embrace the potent GSC, making it the sixth most stocked strain in the state. For those who have experienced this hybrid’s heavy-handed euphoria, it isn’t hard to imagine why this strain is an absolute necessity for Colorado dispensaries and shops.

Leafly takes a look at the top 10 cannabis strains offered in Colorado dispensaries and shops.

These are the Absolute Best Weed Strains in Colorado

These are the top 10 weeds strains that are the most common at Colorado dispensaries. From Flo to Mob Boss these strains are the most popular on the weed menu.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a berry sweet strain from California. Most variants of this strain are sativa-dominate which relaxes the body and gently invigorates the mind. Blue Dream is often used as a daytime medicine for pain, depression, nausea and more, according to Leafly.

Durban Poison

This sweet and energizing strain is named in honor of where it came from, Durban, South Africa. Since this is a sativa, it helps to keep you productive and creative. This is a perfect strain to extract concentrates because of the over-sized resin glands.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a well-known, diesel-smelling sativa. Sour D is fast and energizing, which makes it the perfect strain for Coloradans and their outdoor activities. This strain is popular for medical use because of the stress, pain and depression-relieving effects.

Golden Goat

The Golden Goat strain was actually an accident born in Topeka, Kansas. The father, Hawaiian-Romulan, accidentally knocked up the mother, Island Sweet Skunk. They made one sweet, sour, spicy and fruity baby which is often light green and pink in color.

Just go with the Flo! Flo’s effects = energy + clarity. This strain is the Cannabis Cup winner of 1996. Flo can potentially be harvested numerous times which creates an “flo” of buds, according to Leafly.

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies has won many awards at the Cannabis Cup. This hybrid is sweet and earthy and gives you full body relaxation. Girl Scout Cookies is often used for appetite loss, pain and nausea relief.

Mob Boss

Mob Boss is a sativa-dominant hybrid from California. Citrus flavor and strong effects are what you can expect from this heavy resin strain. Mob Boss is the baby of Chemdawg D and Tang Tang. This strain is known for providing a clear head, better mood, munchies and relieves muscle tension.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights is one of the most famous strains of all time. This indica is known for its heavy resin content, fast flowering, and resilience, according to Leafly. This indica is crystal-coasted and is a relaxer, pain, sleepiness, depression and stress reliever.

Green Crack

Focus and laughter are what you can expect from Green Crack. This is another good strain for daytime medicating and works well for fatigue, stress, and depression. Some think the name is negative, so it’s sometimes called Green Cush or Cush. (Yes, it’s with a “C.”)

Banana Kush

Banana Kush comes from the West Coast and is an indica-dominant hyrbid. It’s not called Banana Kush for nothin’ — it smells like fresh bananas. This strain is a good balance between indica and sativa and effects include feeling relaxed, creative, talkative and relieves stress and depression.

These are the top 10 weeds strains that are the most common at Colorado dispensaries. From Flo to Mob Boss these strains are the most popular on the weed menu.