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Every year we like to look back and recognize the rising stars of the cannabis world. Last year, Gorilla Glue #4, Critical Kush, Candyland, and ACDC were among the fastest-trending strains according to Leafly user strain reviews, but which strains stood out from the crowd?
To eliminate outliers that might skew the results, Leafly restricted its search to the top-200-ranking strains of 2016. These strains tend to be more available in dispensaries nationwide. Not sure where to look? Use the Leafly dispensary finder to track down locations near you, then check the menu on the dispensary page.
We all know that customers swarm around anything containing the word "Cookies," thanks to the Girl Scout Cookie hype. But what makes Blue Cookies stand out from the many, many other Cookie crosses? The addition of Blueberry indica genetics, of course.
Another decadent Girl Scout Cookie cross, Birthday Cake Kush also pulls in genetics from Cherry Pie to achieve a dessert-like taste that's not altogether unlike cake itself. It may not be your birthday, but the luxurious and relaxing qualities of this potent hybrid are certainly something to celebrate.
The citrus-loaded sativa strain Tangie can't possibly be improved. Or can it? DNA Genetics has done it again, spinning its Tangie masterpiece with the help of East Coast Sour Diesel genetics. Sour Tangie improves the fuel-like taste of Sour Diesel without compromising Sour D's high-flying creative effects, making this sativa a must-have for flavor enthusiasts and artists alike.
Purple Candy blossomed in British Columbia, Canada. Believed to be a cross between BC Sweet Tooth and Mendocino Purps, it's as sticky and sweet as grape hard candy. But you won't feel a sugar rush with this indica; instead, expect the heavy hitter to prime you for bedtime or a solid nap.
A good sativa can lend a positive spark to an otherwise dreary day of chores, so it's no wonder that Quantum Kush tipped the charts in 2016 as one of the fastest-trending sativa strains. While some sativas bring on the buzz with a bit too much gusto, resulting in anxiety and paranoia, Quantum Kush manages to deliver creative, talkative, giggly qualities without what we like to call "The Fear."