What are Cannabis Hybrids?

There are a wide range of cannabis strains in between Indica and Sativa.  These strains are known as “Hybrids” and show traits directly related to the genetics in its lineage. Hybrids can be broken down into three basic categories:

  • Sativa-dominant Hybrids
  • Indica-dominant Hybrids
  • 50/50 Hybrids

Hybrid Strain Reviews

Strawberry Kush
The Strawberry Kush strain is a slightly sweet hybrid that can be found in a throughout North America. The name is relatively common, but it is most often used in reference to a cross between the Strawberry Cough and OG Kush strains. Strawberry Kush Strain: Strawberry Cough X OG Kush I came across this batch of the Strawberry Kush strain on my latest trip to HTC in Van Nuys, CA. I’d never come across this strain before, but the sweet strawberry aroma drew me in right …
Blue Maui
The Blue Maui strain is a somewhat rare hybrid that can be found in California. It stems from two classic strains that are known and loved for their floral characteristics. The Blue Maui Strain: Blue Dream X Maui Waui The San Fernando Valley (SFV), and LA in general, is best known for its prevalence of OG strains. However, this batch of the Blue Maui strain was a welcomed change of pace. I came across this batch of Blue Maui on my latest trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA. I’d never come across this strain in the past and I …
Ingrid
The Ingrid strain is a somewhat rare hybrid that can be found in California. It is known for its distinct cheesy aroma and powerful effects. The Ingrid Cannabis Strain: UK Cheese X Hash Plant The San Fernando Valley (SFV) is best known for its prevalence of OG strains. However, this batch of Ingrid was a welcomed change of pace. I came across this batch of The Ingrid strain on my latest trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA. I’d never come across it in the past and I was immediately intrigued by the overpowering cheesy aroma. After some reseach, I …
Phantom OG
The Phantom OG strain is a powerful OG hybrid that is known for its strong, cerebral effects. This particular batch was grown by Buds and Roses Collective in Studio City, CA. Phantom OG Strain: Phantom Cookies X Ken’s Kush It can often be difficult to determine the precise lineage of many OG strains, due to the prevalence of them in places like Southern California. It can be easy to group them all into one fine package, but it’s clear that we should treat them each as their own separate entity. That being said, I’ve found that a good proportion of …
Jesus OG
The Jesus OG strain is one of TGA Genetics‘ latest creations. It was developed using one of their favorite OG strains and Subcool‘s classic Jack the Ripper hybrid. This particular batch was grown by Buds and Roses Collective in Studio City, CA. Jesus OG Strain: Hells OG X Jack The Ripper Thanks in part to TGA’s large following of “Weed Nerds”, the Jesus OG strain is one of the more popular new school strains on the market. Like many TGA strains, it can …
Asteroid OG
The Asteroid OG strain is an OG Kush hybrid that can be found throughout southern California. Like many OG strains, it can be a great option for patients in need of serious stress relief. Asteroid OG Strain: A Mysterious OG Kush Hybrid It’s no secret that the San Fernando Valley has a wide variety of OG Kush strains. When walking into a collective in the SFV, it’s a common occurrence to find as many as 10 different OG strains. Often times these OG varieties are merely phenotypes of the same strain that …
Allen Wrench
The Allen Wrench strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that stems from popular genetics. Despite this, Allen Wrench has not quite gained the same traction as a “patient favorite.” Of course, that is not to say that it’s not up to par overall. Allen Wrench Strain: NYC Diesel X Trainwreck I picked up this batch of the Allen Wrench strain on my recent trip to Apothecary Collective in Van Nuys, CA. I wasn’t sure what to expect upon hearing its name, but I soon learned that the genetic lineage stems from the NYC …
Blackberry Rhino
The Blackberry Rhino (or Blackberry White) strain is an Indica-dominant strain that I would say is incredibly similar to the Berry White strain. It is known to possess a noticeable berry aroma, and often causes a pain relieving body buzz. Blackberry Rhino Strain: A Stress-Relieving Hybrid This batch of the Blackberry Rhino strain was one the first strains that caught my eye on a recent trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA. I had never come across this variety in the past, and I was immediately intrigued by the berry aroma that …
AK Banana
While it is not the most popular variety of cannabis, the AK Banana strain is a subtle, smooth hybrid. It is often applauded for its distinct banana taste coupled with a mild couch-lock effect that one would expect from most Indica strains. AK Banana Strain: AK47 X Banana Kush I came across this batch of the AK47 strain on my recent trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA. The dense, bright green flowers were easy on the eyes, making me incredibly excited to get home and give it a run in the …
707 Headband
Bred by DNA Genetics, the 707 Headband strain is a classic California strain that was the result of crossing two legendary hybrids. It is best known for it’s powerful, cerebral effects and the dense, compact nugs the strain often produces. 707 Headband Strain: OG Kush X (OG Kush X Sour Diesel) I have come across this strain in the past, but that was quite a few years back and I wasn’t able to fully appreciate it. So, I was particularly excited to see this batch of the 707 Headband strain on my recent trip to SFVDM in …
Blueberry Haze
Combining two of the most popular strains known to man, the Blueberry Haze strain has built a reputation all its own. It is known for delivering soothing effects coupled with a floral terpene profile. Blueberry Haze Strain: Blueberry X Haze Like the name would suggest, the Blueberry Haze strain is a hybrid that was the result of crossing the Blueberry and Haze strains. Of course, many breeders are sure to have made that precise cross over the years, but I …
Monster Cookies
A member of the Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) family, the Monster Cookies strain is considered an Indica-dominant hybrid. It is often recognized for it’s soothing, relaxing effects, combined with shades of the classic GSC taste. Monster Cookies Strain: Girl Scout Cookies X Grand Daddy Purple It’s no secret that the Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) strain has gained a great deal of popularity in recent years. Much like OG Kush, it can be difficult to know the exact lineage of each member …
Pink Candy
The Pink Candy strain is a somewhat mysterious hybrid that may be best described as sweet and sour, with a distinct pink lemonade flavor. Background Of The Pink Candy Cannabis Strain On a recent trip to my local collective in LA, I came across this batch of the Pink Candy strain. I had never heard of the strain before and I was immediately intrigued by its bouquet. “It’s an all-too-common issue at medical marijuana collectives in California that information about genetics is not passed on to the budtender.” Much to my dismay, the collective couldn’t offer any genetic information about …
Crypt
The Crypt strain is a powerful hybrid with somewhat mysterious origins. It can carry a slightly sweet, cheesy aroma and typically packs quite the cerebral punch. The Crypt Cannabis Strain Has No Traceable Lineage I came across this batch of the Crypt strain on my recent trip to my friendly neighborhood collective. I was immediately impressed by the bud quality upon visual inspection, but I was just as quickly disappointed when I learned that the no one in the facility could tell me anything about the strain’s genetics. They did, however, note that it likely has some influence from the …