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10 Best Hybrid Cannabis Strains to Try in the New Year

In this article, we will be providing you with a mix of various new, classic, award-winning, popular, and even rare or exotic cannabis strains that we think will add to your ability to enjoy and/or relax into your days and/or evenings not just in 2024, but in the years to follow.

As you may already be aware of, pure indicas and sativas are known as “landrace” strains; and hybrid strains come in any one of the following combinations:

  • An indica with a sativa
  • An indica and sativa with ruderalis (with ruderalis being what imbues a strain with its autoflowering properties)
  • Two or more hybrids
  • Two or more hybrids with ruderalis
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Learn more about ruderalis and browse through our selection of strains that contain ruderalis
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What are Hybrid Strains?

These days, the most common kinds of strains of cannabis you will find, including via Growers Choice Seeds, are hybrids.

Basically, a hybrid weed strain combines the best traits of an indica and sativa to give users both physically soothing and cerebrally stimulating and euphoric effects. They are created when a breeder crosses two or more different landrace and/or hybrid strains with one another to create a new strain.

Hybrids are either evenly balanced with a 50/50 combo of indica and sativa, like Runtz, or they are a sativa- or indica-dominant strain, which means that while you will feel the effects of both, you will likely feel the dominant strain’s effects more strongly. For example, if you’re using a sativa-dominant strain like Blue Dream, you’ll reap the bodily calming benefits of its 40% indica genetics without ending up “in da couch,” and its energetically rousing and uplifting effects from its 60% sativa side without necessarily feeling like you’re high as a kite and bouncing off the walls–provided you use it in moderation, that is.

Benefits of Hybrid Marijuana Strains

As mentioned above, a hybrid marijuana strain has the potential to offer users the best traits of both an indica and sativa, which is why they are so incredibly popular amongst growers and users.

For users, what make a hybrid weed strain so alluring is that they can get a blend of indica and sativa effects; whereas for growers, hybrids often offer more options for cultivation spaces. For example, while a pure sativa is traditionally quite a tall grower, which makes them harder to grow in smaller spaces when it comes to indoor cultivation, a sativa-dominant hybrid may end up possessing enough indica growth traits that you end up with short, bushy plants with large sativa-style buds that can be grown indoors.

Top 10 Best Hybrid Weed Strains

Note that all of the cannabis seeds for sale via Growers Choice Seeds are feminized seeds that are either photoperiods or autoflowers. Feminized cannabis seeds are so desirable because they have a 99% chance of providing cultivators with all-female, bud-bearing cannabis plants–unlike regular seeds, which will produce both male and female plants.

And, so, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are ten of some of the best hybrid strains that we highly recommend cultivating and indulging in.

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A deep dive into feminized cannabis seeds
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Gorilla Glue #4, which is often shortened to “GG4,” is an extremely powerful sativa-dominant hybrid strain that hits so hard and heavy that it can leave the most seasoned cannabis users flying high for hours on end before plummeting into their couch in a blurry, happy haze.

Not everyone agrees as to what its exact genetic breakdown is, with some saying the breakdown is: 5% ruderalis, 65% sativa, and 25% indica and others that it’s 10% ruderalis, 60% sativa, and 30% indica–no one disagrees that growing the autoflower cannabis seed version of Gorilla Glue #4 is worth the investment.

Gorilla Glue #4, which contains a THC content that averages 26% and up to 35% on the high end, is one of the most potent hybrid strains around. Of the many reasons why this sativa strain is one of our most popular hybrid strains is the fact that it is highly resistant to pests and diseases and can be easily grown both indoors and out.

This near-evenly balanced hybrid with a 60:40 sativa-to-indica ratio and a walloping 26% THC content, is said to come with some nice, soothing, physically relaxing effects. Those who use this top hybrid cannabis strain say that it is more about providing cerebral effects, due to its uplifting effects that are all about making users feel good.

Many medicinal users say that this sativa-leaning strain, with its upbeat and euphoric effects, helps to ease stress and other various mood disorders. On the physical side of things, some anecdotal evidence from studies points to White Widow possessing the potential to address mild to moderate chronic pain.

In regards to its level of growing difficulty, White Widow, which is also available in autoflower seed form, is appropriate for growers of all skill levels to practice indoor and outdoor cultivation. This is due in part to the fact that not only is this a low-maintenance hybrid, but it’s also pretty resistant to molds, pests, and even cooler climates.

Containing up to 29% THC, this 60:40 sativa-to-indica strain is another one of the most potent hybrid strains that we at Growers Choice Seeds sell.

This sativa-leaning strain has the potential to provide users with a burst of energy and is known for providing an upbeat, happy sensation that boosts the mood. In addition, once its indica genetics kick in, Bruce Banner is said to offer soothing effects without completely overwhelming one with heavy sedative effects. As such, many consider it to be an excellent strain to use during the day or socially.

As for its ease of growth, Bruce Banner requires at least an intermediate level of previous cultivation experience to successfully grow it.

This fabulous hybrid strain, which contains 10% ruderalis, 10% sativa, 80% indica, and a THC level of up to 19%, has a stellar reputation amongst recreational users for being a reliable go-to when you need that perfect combo of some euphorically stimulating effects that are just enough to put you in a better mood. Its blissfully wonderful heavy physical effects will likely result in your sinking into the abyss of your couch and cocooning there until the morning.

As for its potential therapeutic effects, many medical users say that Northern Lights has the potential to alleviate stress, mood swings, feelings of distress, etc. thanks to its invigorating effects. Patients also say it offers anecdotal pain relief and may be quite useful to those who suffer from insomnia.

Northern Lights is considered to be an easy strain for novice to experienced growers to cultivate. This is due to several reasons, one of which includes the fact that this indica-dominant hybrid comes with naturally high resistance to pests, bugs, molds, mildew, and diseases.

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Some of the potential health benefits of cannabis for medical marijuana patients
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For those of you needing an upper of a strain when you’re feeling mentally, emotionally, and/or physically fatigued allow us to introduce Super Silver Haze to you. Once you partake in this three-time High Times Cannabis Cup award winner that contains 80% sativa, 20% indica, and a deceivingly powerful THC content of 16%, you’ll understand why it is known as both a sativa “super-strain” and a “one-hitter-quitter.” With its long-lasting effects, this award-winning sativa strain is the ultimate way to quickly jump-start your day with a near-zero chance of leaving you couch-locked. One of the only things Super Silver Haze isn’t good for is as an all-natural sleep aid.

Growing this famous sativa plant can be a challenge, but with the right amount of cultivation experience, patience, and dedication, it is possible to grow this potent strain. Know that this particular weed strain prefers warm, temperate climates with high humidity levels and should be grown in a well-ventilated space to ensure that its tall structure receives plenty of air and light. While Super Silver Haze can be grown both indoors and outdoors, indoor cultivation is generally recommended for the best results.

Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), which contains an indica-to-sativa ratio of 60:40, is a hugely popular choice amongst both medical and recreational users. It is said to help boost one’s creativity levels and take stress down a notch. In addition, according to numerous medical marijuana patients, GSC purportedly offers various medical benefits that may potentially ease pain and provide some appetite stimulation while also offering a nice sense of euphoria.

As a high-THC strain that contains up to 28% THC, GSC is an excellent choice for first-time to experienced growers to cultivate indoors and out.

This easy-to-grow indica-dominant hybrid strain, which contains 60% indica, 40% sativa, and a walloping 25% THC content that delivers some very potent effects, is notorious amongst users for providing deep relaxation that will eventually have you couch-locked and falling asleep. However, before its indica side makes itself known, users tend to experience this hybrid cannabis strain’s uplifting cerebral effects first putting them into good spirits and a more peaceful state of mind.

Typically, this popular strain is ready for harvest after completing its flowering stage in 8-9 weeks when grown indoors. Upon which time, this indica should render approximately 340 to 400 grams per square meter. For outdoor growers, the perfect time to harvest Godfather OG’s approximate 450 grams per plant usually falls around mid-October.

Despite being a 100% pure indica, Granddaddy Purple is still considered a hybrid strain, as it is the resultant cross of parent strains Big Bud and Purple Urkle.

Containing THC levels up to 20%, Granddaddy Purple is known for its powerful cerebral effects and soothing physical relaxation that is said to quickly eradicate stress.

Granddaddy Purple is also a fan favorite amongst cultivators thanks to its ease of growth, which is due in part to its naturally high resistance to common diseases. While this indica can definitely be grown outdoors in a moderately warm climate where it gets plenty of sun, as well as protection from the elements, it tends to thrive best indoors.

With a THC content that can hit as high as 26%, this 90:10 sativa-to-indica hybrid weed strain, which also answers to the moniker of “Sour D,” is a long-lasting, rocket-fueled, near-pure sativa that will lift you into the stratosphere with its caffeinated-like energizing effects.

Sour Diesel, which is prone to powdery mildew, is something of a challenging experience for growers, which means it’s not recommended for the inexperienced to try their hands at it. You’ll probably want to grow this near-pure sativa outside since it grows to be quite tall.

This dynamic wake-and-bake hybrid, which has a sativa-to-indica ratio of 80:20 and a THC content of up to 24%, is consistently reported by users to keep them focused and energized. In addition, its uplifting and tension-relieving effects are purported to help reduce stress, feelings of anxiousness, and potential pain relief.

Acapulco Gold is neither the easiest nor hardest strain to grow, which is to say you will need a medium amount of previous cultivation experience to successfully grow it indoors or outside.

Conclusion

Hopefully, the above list of 10 of some of the best hybrid marijuana strains that we at Growers Choice Seeds have available for sale has not only given you some important basic info about each one but has also piqued your interest in exploring our hundreds of hybrid strains on our website.

Not only do we offer an extensive selection of premium landrace and hybrid strains, but we also provide a free and highly informative blog that includes almost everything you need to know about how to best grow cannabis at home–be it indoors or out, what various training methods are, and much much more!

FAQ

Q: Are hybrid weed strains good?

A: In short, the answer is “Yes.” Hybrid cannabis strains are an incredibly popular option amongst cultivators and users for all the reasons that we provide at the start of this article, as they offer both groups the best that both indicas and sativas have to offer.

Q: What is the best hybrid weed strain?

A: To be honest, it just really depends on your personal preferences and what you’re looking for. This means it’s impossible to say which strain of weed is the most euphoric, or which is the most relaxing etc. Instead, what we can tell you is that some of the most popular hybrid strains amongst our current customers are the ten that we listed above.

Q: Are hybrid strains the best?

A: Again, this just really depends on what you are looking for. If you are seeking a pure indica or sativa, then generally a landrace is going to be your best option. But if you are seeking something that will provide you with some sativa and indica effects, then hybrid strains are your best option.

Q: What is the strongest hybrid strain?

A: There are several good hybrid strains that are incredibly powerful. A few include:

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