The most popular marijuana strains in Australia
Not all people are acquainted with the fact that there are various strains of this majestic medicinal plant. The wild, fertile, and untamed landscape of Australia is a perfect ground for growing many cannabis strains, so it’s no wonder this plant thrives down under. What’s more, after the Australian Capital Territory legalized recreational marijuana, panting and growing cannabis is a lucrative business for some. The fact is that you could be growing this seemingly notorious plant in your background without even knowing it, hence you should thoroughly get informed of the most popular marijuana strains that commonly spread across Australia.
Marijuana strains 101
First things first, what are cannabis strains? Cannabis comes in different forms, that is, there can be different variations of the plants depending on the use and application. Cannabis strains for marijuana commonly used for medical and recreational use will be rich in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). However, a stray of cannabis used for hemp won’t have much THC and automatically have less “high” effect marijuana is famous for. Basically, cannabis strains are variations of the plant that can produce different end-result. Some cannabis strains varieties can be easily identified and classified into there (four with hybrids) species: Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis, and Hybrids (numerous variants).
In Australia, you can find many variations of the above-mentioned marijuana strains, as well as hybrid. Sour Diesel is a famous Sativa dominating strain that has been utterly famous for many years. This strong strain has a very unique diesel fuel odor when used, hence the popular name. It is one of the most purchased Australian weed strains as it grows in abundance in the great Australian outdoors. Sour Diesel is easy to grow and loves low humidity and dry, warm climate such as in Australia. This is one of the tallest marijuana strains as it can reach a height of over 300 cm when nurtured in perfect conditions. The flowering time is around 10 weeks, but still, this strain has a very energizing and uplifting effect no matter the pungent smell.
This marijuana strain is not for the plain-hearted. Gorilla Glue is about 50% Indica and 50% Sativa but has an extremely high THC level (around 26%) making it one of the strongest cannabis strains in Australia. Gorilla Glue is a cross between three strains – Chocolate Diesel, Chem’s Sister, and Sour Diesel, so novice users should not go for this marijuana strain as it’s is utterly strong. Growing this marijuana strain is quite pungent. This strain is excellent for combating stress and anxiety, relieving pain, etc. What’s more, overconsumption of this strain can lead to insomnia hence it’s not recommended to everybody.
Again tremendously popular marijuana strain in Australia, the OG Kush is a perfect blend of Indica (75%) and Sativa (25%). This classic strain loves hot temperature and also contain high THC levels. What differentiates OG Kush from other strains is its spicy aroma and long-lasting high. OG Kush is relatively easy to grow its flowers in the period of 8 to 9 weeks, but it does require long periods of sunlight and warmth. Although it could flourish fantastically in most parts of Australia, it emits a fairly strong scent that can attract “unwanted” noses and visitors. In ideal conditions, the OG Kush strain can grow up to 200 cm in height outdoors.
This unique marijuana strain is one of the frequently smoked cannabis strains in the world, and it’s equally loved in Australia. Both first-time consumers and experienced growers and smokers prefer this strain as it leaves you with a deeply relaxed sensation. The strain is around 90% Indica and 10% Sativa and contains around 17% THC so it can notably brag about being a pure Indica strain. Northern Lights are famous for having an amazing variety of colors in their buds, from purples, blues, to greens. This strain alone has later produced the much-popular American variants such as Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze. Also, this awesome strain is very resilient and can easily be grown both indoors and outdoors.
With the range of therapeutic benefits, most of these strains are rich in CBD and have an abundance of medicinal properties. The majority of Australian marijuana strains are focused on producing CBD oils and similar products of cannabis, so it’s no wonder that they are high in demand and popular all across the nation.