The world of cannabis seems to be growing by the day; more and more people are becoming interested in growing their own weed or using it recreationally for the first time. Similar the the world of craft beers and microbreweries where there are constantly new brew to try, recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries are rapidly coming out with new strains and even perfecting old ones. Each one seems better than the next and the list of strains to smoke keeps growing.

If you are one of the lucky Canadians who now has approval from the government to grow marijuana at home, keep reading. This also goes for those Canadians who have been legally growing for medicinal purposes for years – follow this link for more information on how to grow medical cannabis from the comforts of your own home. Whether you’re new to the world of recreational growing or you’re more seasoned and have grown for medical reasons, check out this list of the best strains of the year.

Green Crack

Different strains tend to give a wide variety of unique effects. Many people don’t realize that smoking weed can actually make you feel invigorated, energetic and even improve productivity…but Green Crack does just this. People love it for its ability to stimulate the mind, and it doesn’t hurt that it tastes pretty good too! Smoking it will send you straight to a tropical island – it has undertones of mango, citrus and pineapple.

Sour Girl

Sour Girl – also known as Sour Cookies – is a hybrid strain breeded from the popular Sour Diesel and Girl Scout Cookies. It takes the best qualities from its mother strains making it perfect for both medical and recreational smoking. You’ll find yourself feeling relaxed almost instantly but also uplifted and extremely happy. It is not a well-known strain to many cannabis users but it is quickly growing in popularity.

Gorilla Glue #4

If you’re looking for some of the highest THC levels around, look no further. A good crop of Gorilla Glue #4 can reach an impressive 30% THC so you shouldn’t take smoking this lightly. If you are new to cannabis maybe try something a bit less potent, but for those who are regular users don’t pass up a hit of that GG4 bong that’s being passed around. Most people assume that since the THC is so high this weed will leave you with a comatose feeling, but it is just the opposite. It can enhance mental processes and is even beneficial for increasing creativity.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream has been at the top of the weed charts for many years now – especially in California – but it continues to impress the cannabis world. It is a 50/50 indica sativa blend so it possesses qualities of both. Smoke it early in the morning or late at night; it’s perfect for both relaxation and productivity depending on your mood.

OG Kush

Last but certainly not least, OG Kush continues to be one of the top cannabis strains. Many cross breeds actually incorporate OG Kush so even if you haven’t tried it in its true form chances are you’ve gotten glimpses of it by smoking other strains. Smoking a bit of OG will relieve any tension or stress you’re feeling, so kick back and relax with a joint of this stuff after a long day.