5 of the Top-Rated Cannabis Strains of All Time [TESTED]

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of unique cannabis strains out there, so for those just entering into the industry, you may find it all understandably overwhelming. From crazy strain names to strains that claim to take you to another spiritual plane; the weed industry is both exciting and intimidating all at once!

What any newbie should know is that you can practically get a strain of weed for anything! Sleepy, hungry, sore, happy, sad – there will be a strain for it! So, if you are interested in weeding out the weak from the chaff, you’ve come to the right place!

We have sifted through the lists of some of the most impressive weed strains going, and narrowed it down to just five! So, if you are hoping to get your hands on the best of the best, then you need to read our list!

#1 Northern Lights – The Celebrity Strain

Northern Lights


To make it into the cannabis top five is no easy feat, but Northern Lights is probably one of most well-known and well-loved strains out there, and so it was a bit of a no-brainer!

This delightful indica is world renowned for its potency and ability to give the user long-lasting feelings of euphoria and physical relaxation with just a couple of puffs! An inbred descendant of an original Afghani strain, this pure indica is capable of some powerful physical effects, making it increasingly popular for those suffering from chronic pain or fatigue.

The uplifting effects lend themselves well to those struggling with anxiety and depression, and the delicious taste will make it an easy one to get along with! If you’re not into the strong tasting buds, then this could be a good one; known for its delicious sweetness with hints of earthy zest, Northern Lights is a must try strain!

As we have pointed out, the THC levels here aren’t for the weak, coming in at around 21% – this may be one to work yourself up to! Those on the West Coast and Colorado will have no issues getting their hands on this, so enjoy the ride!

#2 Blueberry – The Delectable Strain

Blueberry is a favorite industry strain and world-famous for its incredibly delicious flavors that resemble a blueberry dessert! However, despite its popularity, very little is known about the background of this one, which only adds to the mystery.

Another indica dominant hybrid, Blueberry holds up to 24% THC, making it super-strength. This one is so impressive that it was crowned the best indica in 2000 by the Cannabis Cup awards. It is thought that Blueberry is a descendant of Afghan and Purple Thai, although this has never been confirmed. The brain work of American breeder DJ Short, Blueberry is the infamous result of his experimental approach to landrace strains.

This is a perfect evening smoke as it packs one of the most impressive couch-lock body highs we have ever stumbled across! It is ideal for calming the mind and relaxing the body, gently lulling you into a peaceful and heavy place of tranquillity.

If you struggle with chronic pain, depression, stress or migraines, we can’t recommend this enough to provide a hazy and euphoric effect that creeps up on you slowly and stays with you for the night!

Perhaps the biggest seller for Blueberry is its delightful taste, which as you can imagine is fruity with strong hints of moreish vanilla, and the aroma mirrors the taste all the way.

#3 White Widow – The Brainy Strain

White widow cannabis Strain


A much-loved sativa dominant hybrid, White Widow has been around since the early 90s and has become a huge favorite for its ability to boost creativity, aid motivation and focus in on tasks.

White Widow has been progressively thrust into the limelight via popular media such as TV shows, and this has led to it becoming one of the most well-known and sought-after strains amongst those who may not dabble in weed on a regular basis.

With THC levels between 18-25%, this is a pretty impressive high, and one that is ideal for mental alertness. Some describe the high to be a bit on the psychedelic side, but it mostly promotes activity and can be pretty thought-provoking when consumed under the right circumstances!

The body high with White Widow is one of deep calmness, so it is ideal for those who need help relaxing, although we wouldn’t necessarily recommend this for night-time use due to the mental stimulation it offers.

With a subtle aroma of citrus and peppery undertones, this is a complex strain on the senses and has been compared to a sweet and sour floral strain by others.

#4 Durban Poison – The Powerful Strain

Durban Poison Strain

Anyone who enters into the realm of cannabis eventually hears about Durban Poison; this sativa strain is a favorite amongst cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients alike for its potent levels of THC (up to 24%) that make for a brilliant mind and body high.

Originating from the South African city of Durban from which it gets its name, this strain offers a sweet and energy-packed high that will leave you feeling refreshed mentally and ready to get on with your list of chores. The energy from DP is like no other, which is why so many opt to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and stress with it.

For those looking for an incredible daytime strain, Durban Poison is an absolute king! The sweet smell will lure you in, and the strong, delicious earthy notes are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Any strain that remains this popular after so many years (this one came about in the 1970s!) is a winner in our eyes for sure!

#5 Amnesia Haze – The Giggles Strain

Amnesia Haze Marijuana Strain

Last but by no means is least Amnesia haze, the potent, sativa-dominant hybrid strain that possesses up to 22% of THC and has a reputation for its long-lasting and heady effects! Winner of the 2011 Highlife Cup, this is not one to miss off your list!

Super strength and perfect to relax with, Amnesia Haze is one of our favorite sativas on the market, especially for its soothing body high coupled with its thought-provoking (and at times hilarious) mental effects. There is never a dull moment when this strain is around, from giggles to deep conversations about the wonders of the world, you will love smoking this one with your friends.

For those looking at Amnesia Haze for medical relief, you can expect great results if you suffer from fatigue, depression, ADHD or anxiety as it leaves your head feeling clear and your mind open to new possibilities.

A descendant from a Jamaican sativa and the indica-dominant Afghani Hawaiian, this is a fresh and fruity-tasting smoke that will see you in a pleasant state of psychedelic giggles in no time!

The Greatest Cannabis Strain Roundup

Well, there you have it, folks – here are our TOP FIVE favorite strains of all time, and ones we feel like any weed lover cannot live without! From the couch-locking to the downright outrageously potent, these are not to be missed.

If you’ve given any of these a try, then let us know in the comments!