The Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016


Different kinds of marijuana have different effects and flavors so naturally people have their own preferences when it comes to choosing strains and types. A regular marijuana user might like to switch things up a bit and try new strains. We reached out to PotValet for their take on 21016’s best so far and they’ve determined that these are the top 10 marijuana strains of 2016.  They are the most popular and would be great options for beginners and seasoned marijuana users alike.

What are the top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016?

1. OG Kush

OG Kush - Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016
OG Kush

The first of the top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016 goes to OG Kush which has been a favorite for a very long time and appears on the best list almost every year. The strand was originally introduced in the early 90’s and most people assume that it has descended from Hindu Kush and Chemdawg. This strain contains 19% to 26% of THC, which makes it pretty potent. It has a woody, earthy, pine-like flavor and will help you become relaxed, happy, and euphoric. It’s great for people who suffer from stress, pain, insomnia, depression, and a lack of appetite.

 2. Herijuana

Herijuana - Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016

Herijuana is from the Indica species and descends from the Petrolia Headstash and Killer New Haven strains, both of which are acknowledged as great marijuana strains. It’s a very potent strain with THC levels over 25%. This isn’t a strain that you should take lightly, but it’s exciting nonetheless. The flavors are pungent, earthy, and sweet with the slight aroma of sandalwood. The strain would make you feel relaxed, sleepy, happy, and uplifted. It is great for people who suffer from pain, stress, insomnia, depression, and inflammation.

3. Jack Herer

The third spot of the top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016 goes to Jack Herer which is 55% Sativa and you can sense its lineage the moment you smoke it. It descends from a combination of Haze, Northern Lights No.5, and Shiva Skunk strains and is very potent. It was created in the 1990’s in Netherlands, and has been consistently popular ever since. Jack Herer contains 18% to 23% THC and has earthy, pine-like, spicy, and woody flavors. Because this strain is primarily Sativa, you feel clear-headed, alert, happy, uplifted, energetic, and creative. It’s great for people who suffer from stress, depression, pain, and headaches.

 4. Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies - Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016
Girl Scout Cookies

Much beloved and coming in at #4 in the top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016 and better known as GSC, Girl Scout Cookies combines the goodness of OG Kush and Durban Poison. This strain is very potent and has 17% to 28% THC. The strain has a sweet, earthy, and pungent aroma and just a little dose of it can help you reach new highs. It’s extremely effective against pain, appetite loss, nausea, stress, and depression. When you consume it, you feel happy, relaxed, uplifted, and creative. You’re completely relaxed.

5. Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue, specifically No.4, is one of the most popular hybrid strains available in the market today. It descends from Chocolate Diesel, Sour Dubb, and Chem’s Sister strains and is very potent. You’ll be glued to your seat after you smoke this so it’s a good idea to take it when you have nothing else to do. You’ll feel completely relaxed, happy, euphoric, and creative, as you would expect from a primarily sativa strain. It’s great to combat against stress, pain, depression, and insomnia.

6. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel - Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016
Sour Diesel

With THC levels ranging from 19% to 25%, Sour Diesel is a very potent Sativa strain that descends from Chemdawg, Skunk No.1, and Northern Lights. As the name suggests, you get an aroma of diesel that’s accompanied by pungent and earthy flavors. This strain is very popular amongst people with medical conditions because it’s fast acting, energizing, and delivers a dreamy high. You feel happy and uplifted and can catch a break from stress, depression, pain, fatigue, and lack of appetite.

7. Blueberry

Blueberry - Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016

Without a doubt, this is one of the most iconic and popular strains of cannabis available today. Blueberry has been around since the 1970’s and has won several awards over the years. It’s primarily an Indica strain and descends from Afghani, Thai, and Purple Thai.

It has high levels of THC and produces a deep, relaxing, and long-lasting euphoria that you can swim in for hours. It can easily suppress pain and stress, which makes it very popular amongst medical consumers. Blueberry is particularly known for its sweet blueberry and berry flavors.

8. Headband

Headband - Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016

Headband is the child of two strains featured on this list, OG Kush and Sour Diesel and the combination works wonderfully. This strain rocks a very high level of THC ranging from 20% to 27% and has earthy, pungent, and diesel-like aromas. The flavor is smooth, creamy, and carries a tartness of lemons. It’ll give you a long-lasting feeling of happiness, euphoria, relaxation, and creativity. It’s great against stress, depression, pain and headaches.

9. AK-47

While the name gives you an impression that this strain is intense and will envelope you with a high, that’s not the case. The strain will help you feel completely relaxed, happy, uplifted, and euphoric. You’ll be buzzed and still alert and social enough to interact with others.

The strain combines the best qualities of Colombian, Thai, Mexican, and Afghani Sativa and Indica varieties. The flavor is quite complex and can be earthy and sour with a mildly sweet aftertaste. Mind you, some people react differently to AK-47 and are hit with a serious high that would render them relaxed and dazed for quite some time.

 10. White Widow

White Widow - Top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016
White Widow

Rounding out the top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016 is one of the most well-known strains of cannabis and descends from South American Sativa and South Indian Indica, White Widow. The strain was originally produced in 1990’s and has been consistently popular ever since. It’s quite potent and can lay you flat for a few hours if you don’t mind the usage. At first, you’re hit with a surge of energy, happiness, and euphoria.

After the high trickles down, you’ll feel incredibly relaxed and sleepy. Because of this, White Widow is great against stress, depression, pain, and lack of appetite. It has earthy, woody, and pungent aromas, and provides a flavorful experience overall.

There are several other strains of marijuana available to you besides our top 10 Marijuana Strains of 2016 and all of them have distinct flavors and effects. So you shouldn’t hesitate to explore the diverse world of cannabis and try new things.  For more strain information check out the PotValet blog.


William Levy, an author for Pot Valet spent time working in the medical marijuana industry. He loves to write various topics about the benefits of medical marijuana, cannabis-related products and other stuff.