Top 10 Best Marijuana Strains in 2021

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Top 10 Best Marijuana Strains in 2021

Learn which are the most popular cannabis strains being searched for this year on Google. We used data from Google trends to organize weed strains making the most noise online. It is 2021 and as the cannabis community grows, so do the number of strains available. Find out which are the most popular marijuana strains based on the highest search volumes on Google. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard everyone talking about Runtz weed strains. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 most popular strains in 2021. We will also discuss the lineage, what makes the strain popular, and identify its type.

The three types of marijuana strains are Indica, sativa, or hybrid. Indica strains provide a relaxing, pain relief sense. Indica’s are mostly associated with being more of a body high and are a great strain to help users unwind at night. Sativa strains are known for giving users a sense of euphoria and energy. Sativa strains are commonly associated with a more head high. Hybrid strains are exactly that, a hybrid of both Indica and sativa.

Now let’s take a look at the top 10 most popular marijuana strains in 2021. While some of the entries may not surprise you, the data is going to reveal the cannabis people are really after the most right now. We also shed a light on which are the best marijuana strains among the list for anxiety, stress, insomnia, and more!


1) Runtz

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The most searched for marijuana strain this year is a purple weed strain that has gone viral from California. Number one on the list is probably not a surprise to anyone. Runtz has become a staple in the cannabis industry with users reporting feelings of euphoria as well as uplifting effects. Runtz is a hybrid strain, but leans more to the side of sativa based on its effects. Runtz was originally created by crossing the popular strains of Zkittlez and Gelato. The Runtz bud is a beauty to look at with brightly colored terpenes ranging from orange, to purple, and even rich greens. The flavor profile of Runtz is a sweet fruity flavor, that provides smokers with a smooth smoking experience.


Find genuine Runtz weed for sale at Cookies Dispensaries that can be found all throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Beware buying Runtz outside of a dispensary because chances are it’s going to a counterfeit packaging with another strain being sold to you. Unfortunately, the rise in popularity from this cannabis strain has caused counterfeits of it to spread. 

2) Cookies Strain – Best Marijuana Strain For Sleep And Pain

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Cookies strain aka Cookies Kush, is a beautiful Indica strain that provides users with relaxation, happiness, and helps users sleep. It’s also a great option to deal with pain or putting yourself to sleep at night with it. Cookies was created by the combination of Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and a phenotype of OG Kush. This combination has produced a beautiful, densely packed bud that has bright oranges and deep greens. The Cookies weed strain is great for those looking for stress, pain, and anxiety help. Due to it causing users sleepiness, this strain can help those struggling with insomnia. 


3) Gelato 

gelato weed strain

Another highly popular strain, Gelato is a hybrid that is pretty evenly balanced between both indica and sativa. It can be a great option to deal with migraines too with its Indica properties. Created through the combination of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. Known for giving users a euphoric feeling, Gelato is also great for those who need pain relief. The Gelato bud is an absolutely beautiful specimen. An elongated bud packed full of terpenes ranging in color from orange, to varying shades of green and even some hints of purple. Gelato gained its name from the sweet smell it emits. Described as a fruity dessert, Gelato is the exact weed replica of the original Italian dessert by the same name.


4) Wedding Cake

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Wedding cake is a Indica leaning hybrid strain that also contains one of the highest levels of THC on this list. With the average THC content of Wedding Cake being around 28%, compared to most other strains on this list, which average about 20%. Wedding Cake was created through the crossing of Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies. Just like a wedding cake, Wedding Cake is known for its rich flavor, but is also accompanied by notes of tang, and for some, even notes of pepper. Common effects of Wedding Cake are relaxation and happiness. This is a great strain for those who are looking for stress relief.


5) Blue Dream – Best Cannabis Strain For Depression 

blue dream strain

Blue Dream is a sativa dominant hybrid strain that was created by crossing both Blueberry and Haze. It’s the best cannabis strain on this list that’s going to help you focus with a nice jolt of energy. It has a sweet taste that’s best enjoyed when vaporized, and will boost anybody’s spirits or mood. A west coast classic, Blue Dream leans more to the side of sativa, and provides users with feelings of happiness and euphoria. Many users love Blue Dream for its pain relief and its ability to help with anxiety. The Blue Dream bud is absolutely stunning, a rounded bud consisting of luscious greens, and brightly colored terpenes mainly consisting of orange. The bud actually has a bluish hue that coats the whole bud and gives truth to its name.



6) Gorilla Glue #4

gorilla glue #4 strain

Gorilla Glue goes by many names, including Original Glue and Gorilla Glue #4 or GG4. Gorilla Glue is a hybrid strain that leans heavily towards Indica. This strain got its name when its creator gunked up his trimming scissors so easily, which inspired its name. Gorilla Glue is the end product of the culmination of Chem’s Sister, Chocolate Diesel, and Sour Dubb. The end product being the rounded bud stuffed full of resin and shining bright green with hints of purple. Gorilla Glue is a great strain for those looking to wind down and relax, and is great for stress relief. Giving off strong notes of sweet and sour smells, this strain is guaranteed to hold you down and not allow you to leave your comfy spot for a little while after smoking.


7) Ice Cream Cake


Ice Cream Cake is an Indica strain that is guaranteed to relax its users. Ice Cream cake is the product of two other strains on this list, Wedding Cake and Gelato #33. Just like Wedding Cake, Ice Cream Cake is known for its rich and creamy flavor, which is accompanied by the sweet taste of vanilla. The buds of Ice Cream Cake are the mix of light and dark greens and splashes of purple that set an amazing background for the trichomes. While Ice Cream Cake is known for its relaxing properties, it is also known to give users a sense of happiness, and is a great strain for those looking to ease pain and stress.


8) Purple Punch

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Purple Punch is an Indica strain that was created through the combination of two Indica powerhouses, Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple. Expect purple color weed that looks like its been rolled around in sugar. It’s known for having sweet flavors of grapes, blueberries, and the tartness commonly found in fruit punch. Purple Punch is an elongated bud, consisting of forest greens, hints of orange and deep purples, giving credibility to its name. Purple Punch is a great strain for relaxation with many users reporting that it is great for pain relief, stress, and can be helpful for those who struggle with insomnia. 


9) Girl Scout Cookies

GSC strain

Girl Scout Cookies, commonly abbreviated as GSC has been mentioned throughout this list as the creator of some of the other strains named. Girl Scout Cookies is considered to be a staple in the cannabis community and has solidified its place within the community. Girl Scout Cookies was created when the strains OG Kush and Durban Poison were crossed, providing us with the hybrid we know and love. The buds of Girl Scout Cookies are dense yet leafy, and range in depth of shades of green with hints of purple scattered throughout. The flavor profile of GSC is sweet and offers hints of fruit, citrus and mint. Girl Scout Cookies is great for those who suffer from chronic pain, as users report that it provides relief for the whole body, along with feelings of euphoria. This amazing strain has been the recipient of multiple Cannabis Cup Awards.


10) Mimosa 

mimosa strain

Last on the list, but definitely not least, is another hybrid strain known as Mimosa. Created through the crossing of Clementine and number eight on this list, Purple Punch. While Mimosa is a hybrid strain, it leans toward sativa, and is known for its euphoric properties. Mimosa is also reported by many users to provide happiness and even energy boosts. Like its parents, Mimosa is known for its citrus and fruity flavor profile. Mimosa is a popular strain for helping those who are suffering from depression, although when consumed in large quantities, it can cause the user to become relaxed and even tired. The bud of Mimosa is a nice round nug, and consists of deep greens and splashes of orange. Due to its uplifting qualities, Mimosa is growing to become a popular strain for those who need a little pick me up during the day.


There are a lot of great strains on this list, each with their own shining qualities. Most of them do come from California, which is no surprise since that was the state that pioneered medical marijuana. Have you tried them all? Which strains are you interested in trying? Did your favorite strain make the list? Let us know what you think and which of the strains is your favorite. Based on the list, it seems like hybrids are becoming the front runners for best strains. What do you think, are hybrids better, or do you prefer the classic indica and sativa?


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