Cannabis genetics control plant development and growth. Cannabis genetics also define the cannabinoid profile, terpene production, yield, and many other factors which characterize the properties of our favorite cannabis seeds. Knowing some background to cannabis genetic history allows you to understand how cannabis strains evolved. It may even help you identify new strains similar to your existing favorites.
9 Pound Hammer, also known as "9 Pound Hammer" and "Nine Pound Hammer," is an indica marijuana strain created by JinxProof Genetics that crosses Gooberry, Hells OG, and Jack the Ripper. These dense buds are coated in resin, offering sweet grape and lime flavors. 9 Pound Hammer hosts a terpene profile abundant in myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene with THC levels ranging between 17-21%. Effects can be heavy and long-lasting, making this strain useful for pain and stress relief. Best grown indoors, 9 Pound Hammer flowers between 50-60 days and will deliver high yields.
96’ NYC Diesel is a hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Mexican and Afghani landraces. This strain leans to the sativa side and provides strong cerebral effects that ease into a deep, full-body relaxation over time. A pungent lime and grapefruit aroma is the mark of a high quality batch, like those that won this strain five Cannabis Cup trophies in the early 2000s. NYC Diesel’s happy, talkative qualities make this hybrid a good choice for social activities and many anxiety-prone consumers praise it for its paranoia-free effects.
This Indica leaning hybrid strain is a cross between two heavy-hitting, west coast-based strains: Mendo Breath and Maximus. With beautifully caked nugs it beckons you closer. Upon close inspection, you’ll notice an aroma that is a blend of citrusy pine, with a hint of gas. This is a rare strain that is hard to come by so if you’re looking to try something new, give this strain a try while
Black Cheese by Big Buddha Seeds is a funky and aromatic cross of rare San Fernando Valley genetics and Big Buddha’s Cheese. Not much is known about this strain other than its parentage, Black SFV x Big Buddha Cheese. It is known to offer deeply relaxing sensations in the body while delivering dynamic aromas of cheese rind, flowers, and pungent funk. Black Cheese’s long-lasting physical effects linger in the limbs and help dissolve stress and pain.
Clementine is a energizing sativa-dominant strain that is made by crossing Tangie with Lemon Skunk. This strain is loved for its sweet taste and citrus aroma. Leafly users say Clementine is perfect for a wake and bake or activating your third eye to increase your focus. Clementine has won awards including the best sativa concentrate in 2015.
The Goji OG strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is named after the Himalayan Goji berry. It’s super sour, and tastes like berries/cherries, much like the Goji itself - which makes for a very interesting and explosive flavor experience. Goji OG is known for its powerful mind high, while minimally affecting your body - so you can take full advantage of its mental properties without worrying about couchlock.
Gooberry, also known as "Goo Berry" or "Gooberry OG," is an indica-dominant marijuana strain descended from legendary parents Afgoo and Blueberry. This fruity, spicy strain will leave you giggling on your couch with its high THC content. Consumers highly recommend this strain for night time use to treat pain and insomnia, and it's sure to leave you with the munchies. Like most indicas, Gooberry will flower in 7-9 weeks with a short, bushy structure.
Hell's OG is an indica-dominant hybrid that is said to contain OG Kush and Blackberry genetics. The strain’s origins are poorly documented, but popular myth will tell you Hell's OG was bred by biker ruffians in Southern California. If nothing else, we could assume this strain is named after its fierce psychoactive effects that settle in quickly and heavily. Lifting stress from the mind and pain from the body, Hell's OG is a therapeutic strain commonly used to treat inflammation, insomnia, and PTSD. Underneath its dominant earthy flavors hides a subtle citrus, candy-like aroma. This hybrid produces large, heavy buds that flower in 8 to 9 weeks indoors while outdoor plants are ready for harvest during the September-October transition.
Jack the Ripper, also known as "JTR," is the flagship hybrid marijuana strain from Subcool's The Dank, and it was created to make his famous Jack’s Cleaner in seed form. Described by many as the fastest lemon Haze available to date, it was created by crossing a Jack’s Cleaner clone with a vigorous Space Queen male known as Space Dude. Featuring incredibly resinous, triangle-shaped buds and an intense spicy, lemon-pine aroma, Jack the Ripper is a relatively short strain. Effect may be intense and visually stimulating.
From South Fork Seed Collective, this strain grows like a beast in outdoor settings. New smokers beware, take too much of this strain and you will wake up with the sun on your face without remembering when you fell asleep. Maximus is known for its potent effects that can treat insomnia, anxiety and chronic pain with drowsiness as one of its side effects.
Mendo Breath is an indica marijuana strain made by crossing OGKB with Mendo Montage. This strain produces a euphoric high with powerful body effects that help relieve pain and discomfort. Mendo Breath smells like sweet vanilla and caramel. While it may be tempting to smoke this strain during the day, its important to save it for after work or before bed. Growers say Mendo Breath comes in dense, frosty buds and has an average flowering time of 60 days.
Mimosa With its parents being the Clementine and Purple Punch strains, you can’t expect anything more than a delicious cocktail-like offspring such as the Mimosa. This scrumptious strain offers a happy and energetic high that is too often followed by a case of the munchies, so have plenty of food on hand. It also helps with chronic pain, so it’s great for those with problems such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.
MAC, also known as "Miracle Alien Cookies" or simply "Miracle Cookies," is a hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Alien Cookies with Starfighter and Columbian. MAC produces creative effects that are happy and uplifting. This strain features a smooth orange flavor that is balanced out by floral accents on a sweet, earthy finish. Growers say MAC nugs are gorgeous and covered in resin. Medical marijuana patients choose this strain to help relieve symptoms associated with stress and depression.
New Citrus (aka Cannibal Hulk) is an indica/sativa variety from Dojo and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±63 days), outdoors and in the greenhouse. Dojos New Citrus is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.
Fem cross with goji og as the mother and gmo as the pollen donator. Large plant with large buds. Citrus flavor that taste exactly like an orange tic tac. Sweet and candy like flavor. O zest or peal flavors. Very frosty and very strong.
Obi Wan OG Kush
is a cross between our Alien Rift stud male and the clone-only Ghost OG Kush. Essentially, we are ‘injecting’ the Rift’s growth structure and heavy frost development into the highly desirable Ghost OG genetics.
Growers should expect to crop very resinous and dense ‘hand grenade’ buds. Tightly stacked kolas, reminiscent of Alien Rift, will appear in the progeny of this cross while flavor profiles will vary from classic ‘gassy’ OG aromas to a distinct ‘lemon pledge’ aroma in Alien Rift leaning phenotypes.
Purple Punch is the sweet and sedating union of two indica-dominant classics. By breeding Larry OG with Granddaddy Purple, the astonishing trichome laden Purple Punch was born, smelling of grape candy, blueberry muffins, and tart Kool-Aid. The potency of this strain gives the consumer a one-two punch to the head and body, initially landing between the eyes and settling down into the limbs. Purple Punch is a delicious dessert strain that is best suited for after dinner. Its effects may help with managing nausea, stress, minor body aches, and sleeplessness.
Problem Child is a fusion of Tangie and 9lb Hammer. This 65% Indica hybrid finishes growth in around 60 days, and the result is a heavy-yielding plant. The main phenotype displays thick, hearty branches that are easy to train. Problem Child produces thick flowers and dark green leaves, even black at tips. Expect a heavy amount of frosting. The large, plentiful buds are nearly dripping with sweet sticky resin when close to harvest. The aroma and flavour are a composition of skunky tangerine and chocolate flavors, complement by peppery pine and gassy hints. Problem Child arouses euphoria of the mind while gently calming the body, which makes it perfect for daytime usage. In addition, it is a fantastic stress reliever that may be helpful with depression or anxiety. Can be used as an effective anti-inflammatory to reduce headaches, muscle fatigue, pain, soreness and spasms.
Ruby Red Slippers, also known as “Ruby Red,” is a super rare indica dominant hybrid strain created through crossing the classic Glass Slipper and Ruby Red strains. This bud packs an almost unheard of CBD level that can hit as high as 20% and a moderate THC level of 11-14%. That being said, the effects of Ruby Red Slippers are pretty mellow in nature and tend to swing towards the medicinal side. You'll feel a subtle happy lift at the onset of the high that infuses you with a sense of wellbeing and purpose that lasts throughout the duration of the high and beyond. As your happiness grows, your body will settle into a state of deep permeating calm that fills you entirely with a slightly tingly relaxation that won't weigh you down or cause sedation. Thanks to these effects and its medicinal nature, Ruby Red Slippers is often chosen to treat conditions such as chronic pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, tremors, and arthritis. Ruby Red Slippers has a sweet cherry berry flavor with hints of lemony pine on each smooth exhale. The aroma is very fruity and earthy with a citrus pine overtone that's almost like PineSol. Ruby Red Slippers buds have round small piecey minty green nugs with red orange hairs and a coating of frosty bright white crystal trichomes.
Zkittlez, also known as "Skittles," "Skittlz," and "Island Skittles" is an indica marijuana strain bred from a mix of Grape Ape and Grapefruit that is crossed with another undisclosed strain. This candy-flavored strain was bred by 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz. Zkittlez won 1st Place at the 2016 Emerald Cup and has placed in several Cannabis Cups in San Francisco and Michigan. This strain features chunky colas that explode in a spectrum of light green hues and emit a sweet, tropical blend of fruit flavors. The effects of Zkittlez are calming, leaving consumers focused, alert, and happy while relaxing the body to help unwind any time of day.
Tangie is a sativa marijuana strain made by crossing California Orange and Skunk-1. This strain is a popular choice in Amsterdam and is spreading elsewhere. Tangie is a remake of sorts of the popular version of Tangerine Dream that was sought-after in the 1990s. The citrus heritage of Tangie is the most evident in its refreshing tangerine aroma. As a plant, Tangie grows best outside, producing sticky buds that provide euphoric yet relaxed effects.
Tropic lightning is cross between Malibu Pie and our stud Obi Wan OG Kush male. The result is a pungent, gassy profile with sharp aromas ranging from berry soda to a candy lemon funk. Vader described his keeper cut as ‘candy vomit.’
Sticky, greasy kolas with unique flavors make this hybrid a great addition to the connoisseur’s garden.
Growers can expect dense and gassy frost-drenched flowers with a classic earthy aroma