Do you know your Royal Gorilla from your Green Gelato? A guide to the most popular cannabis strains

Friday, June 26th, 2020

As the legality, popularity and social acceptability of weed has increased over recent years, an unexpected phenomenon has also come about. More demand inevitably triggers more supply and wider choice. This in turn has brought about what we might call the cannabis snob. A little like a wine connoisseur, cannabis snobs will talk about leafy aromas, smooth finishes and perhaps even fruity undertones. Want to beat them at their own game? Here, we take a cannabis snob’s look at some of the most popular strains on the market. 

Royal Gorilla 

The clue is in the name, this is a strong, potent and powerful strain. With 25 percent THC content, a dose of couch lock is a likely proposition. Royal Gorilla is also one of the most popular strains for home growing, with seeds widely available online from outlets like Zamnesia. Once you regain the capacity for coherent speech, you can impress the cannabis snobs by talking about the earthy notes with more than a hint of pine. 

Amnesia Haze

Here’s another strain that is ideal for home cultivation because of the immense yield. A typical plant can easily produce 700 grams, and sometimes even more. This variety is not quite as strong as Royal Gorilla, but it rewards with an energy-giving high that lasts almost twice as long. Some say it is the perfect way to start the day, like the smoker’s equivalent of a fine espresso.


West Coast stoners will be well aware of this much-hyped hybrid of lemon tree and Gelato 41 from Connected Cannabis Co. Its citrus flavor soon develops into something far more thick, sweet and syrupy, like everything that’s best (or worst, depending on your perspective) about a California summer. 


Speaking of citrus, here’s a strain you might not have heard about, but that is set to make waves over the coming months. Fresh, fruity flavor and a lower THC level lead to a milder product that is far more approachable for the legions of lower tolerance smokers who have inevitably arrived on the scene since legalization started to sweep the country. 

White Widow

Here’s one for the old-timers. White Widow used to be the mainstay of the coffee shops in Amsterdam back when that was one of the few places on the planet where you could comfortably get stoned in public. It produces a euphoric high that is quite unique while it lasts. These days, White Widow is as popular in the States as it is in Europe, and is also one of the more common choices for home cultivation. 

Green Gelato

Frank Zappa memorably said that tobacco was his favorite vegetable. If weed is your favorite dessert, then green gelato should go to the top of your shopping list. It is not just the sweet aroma and taste that is intense. With a THC level of 27 percent, it is also one of the strongest varieties of weed on the market. The perfect way to round off a meal!

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