2018 has been one of the best years for cannabis enthusiasts yet—and not just because more states are looking into cannabis legalization, either. With medical marijuana's benefits being touted at every corner, cannabis farms are now becoming more popular than ever before.
With more farms comes better strains, and these days, farmers know how to get you sky high. Every year, cannabis gets bred to be better than before. This year, the cannabis industry has outdone itself.
High Times recently hosted its Cannabis Cup for the year, and the strains are delicious. Check out what experts are now calling the best weed strains you can buy for 2018.
GMO Cookies is one of the best weed strains for people who have no sense of smell. It was a phenotype discovered in a pack of D-Cookies, and has become really well-known for being high yield, high potency, and having structure that makes critics' jaws drop.
Its smell is what would make many people think twice about it, though. GMO Cookies's pungent aroma has been described as "garlic, halitosis, DMT and dry socket." Icky.
Durban Poison may not have won a Cannabis Cup this year, but it's definitely a noteworthy plant that should be called one of the best weed strains of 2018. This was recently recognized for its sweet smell, excellent flavor, and for having a very potent hit of around 23 percent THC content.
Its golden honey nuggets don't look too shabby, either.
Grease Monkey is one of the best weed strains to feature a CBD-rich hybridization. This is a powerful cross between Gorilla Glue #4 and Cookies & Cream, and as you can imagine, it'll have you glued to your seat.
I want to emphasize that this is a cannabis strain that is made from one of the strongest hybrid strains on Earth: Gorilla Glue #4. Gorilla Glue has around 33 percent THC, and that means that this baby is quite possibly even stronger.
Not to be mistaken with the classic song by Stone Temple Pilots, Sour Girl is a hybrid mix between Sour Diesel and Girl Scout Cookies. It combines two of the best weed strains into one.
Girl Scout Cookies, as you might remember, is one of the most uplifting strains to be made in recent years. Sour Diesel, on the other hand, is one of the best CBD strains for people who want to mellow out.
That being said, this is one of the cannabis strains people with anxiety should avoid. It could make you a little bit more jittery than you might want to be, if you're THC-sensitive.
I-95 is one of the most famous highways in the United States, and now, it's also the name of one of the best weed stains of the year. This light green plant has been created by Top Dawg Seeds and is a multi-strain hybrid featuring a cross between Triangle Kush, Legend OG, and Star Dawg.
If you're looking for epic pain relief coupled with a cerebral high, hit I-95 a couple of times.
If you're a fan of Purple Haze and similar strands, you might want to give this one a whirl. Purple Punch is one of the best weed strains to involve a taste of Grand Daddy Purp.
This hybrid stems from a female Grand Daddy Purp and a male Larry OG. Or, so the saying goes. Roots are a bit hazy, but one thing we do know that this strain got its fame on Instagram—and why wouldn't it? It's beautiful!
Blue Dream and Master Kush were hybridized together to make Snoop's Dream, one of the most potent new weed strains of the year. The indica-heavy strain has a pretty, vibrant green hue that makes it really noticeable, but that's not all it has.
Named after Snoop Dogg, this insanely powerful strain offers a jaw-dropping 25 percent THC content rating. (Hey, hey, hey, hey... smoke weed every day.)
Note: I don't think Snoop actually had anything to do with the making of this plant, but I'm sure he'll definitely approve.
Motorbreath #15 is the work of cannabis cultivist Sticky_Icky_O.G, and it's really a work of art. This guy meshed Chem D with a little SFV OG, took the best 20 seeds, and chose Motorbreath #15 as his finest strain yet.
If you're looking for one of the best weed strains in terms of flavor and THC content, then you're going to need to give Motorbreath a try.
Speaking of white-looking weed strains, let's look at Wedding Cake. Currently hailing as one of the most decadent strains to come out of California in a long time, Wedding Cake is a mix between Triangle Kush and Animal Mints.
Excellent oil production, great yields, and potency that could stun a yak make this the kind of herb that will make most people want to grab a packet of seeds. That being said, it might be one of the best weed strains around.
Over the Moon Kush
With a name like Over the Moon Kush, a body high that's out of this world is guaranteed. This is a mix between Blue Power and Headband—two of the Midwest's most potent strains. This mix regularly clocks in with THC content ratings over 30 percent.
The terpenes in this strain are super potent, and that's what makes it one of the best weed strains to hit Detroit in a long while. If you can get your hands on these seeds, by all means, do.
Made as a collaboration between Dinafem Seeds and the world-famous cannabis cultivator Remo, Remo Chemo is one of the best weed strains to be purposefully designed with cancer sufferers in mind.
This strain offers pain relief, appetite improvement, and side effect curbing perks to those who are undergoing chemotherapy. Cannabis for a cause? You betcha, and if you ask us, that makes Remo Chemo even more epic.
Sundae Driver is one of those hybrids that really stands out in a crowd, mostly due to its dark colorations and beautiful crystalline appearance. That could be due to the strain's unique pedigree. (It's a feminized hybrid form of Fruity Pebbles and Grape Pie.)
As the pedigree suggests, this is one of the best weed strains for people who love a more fruity flavor. If you love grape kush of any sorts, Sundae Driver will be a seriously heady treat.