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Dank Dictionary: Weed Strains

Welcome to the latest edition of Old Pal’s Dank Dictionary: Weed Strains. This guide is designed to help you expand your cultivar knowledge and learn a bit about your favorite strains. As you explore this comprehensive list, keep in mind that a myriad of factors influences each strain’s unique profile of effects, flavors, and aromas. 

These include genetic variances, growing conditions, environmental factors, and especially nutrient regimens.

This dictionary serves as a starting point to understand the potential of each strain, but remember that individual experiences may vary due to the complex interplay of these elements and how they react to your personal endocannabinoid system. Whether you’re looking to deepen your existing knowledge or are new to the cannabis scene, this guide aims to provide a valuable resource for discovering the rich variety that the cannabis world has to offer.

dank dictionary: weed strains

Top Weed Strain Profiles

We’ve got classic sativas, dank indicas, and a plethora of hybrids. Check out the average THC percentage, terpene, and cannabinoid profiles in our favorite top weed strains.

Acapulco Gold

One of the most well-known strains from Mexico, famous for its euphoria-inducing, energizing effects.

  • Average THC%: 20-24%
  • Top Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene
  • Flavor: Earthy, citrus, coffee
  • Aroma: Earthy, burnt coffee

Blue Dream

A sativa-dominant hybrid that balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration.

  • Average THC%: 17-24%
  • Top Terpenes: Myrcene, Pinene, Caryophyllene
  • Flavor: Sweet berry flavors meld with earthy notes
  • Aroma: Sweet berries with herbal and floral hints

Bubba Kush

A heavy indica strain that is perfect for relaxation with a tranquilizing effect that is said to ease insomnia.

  • Average THC%: 17-22%
  • Top Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene
  • Flavor: Sweet hashish flavors with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee
  • Aroma: Earthy and sweet with touches of chocolate and coffee


A powerful hybrid strain known for its distinct, sharp diesel scent; popular for its quick-hitting effects.

  • Average THC%: 15-20%
  • Top Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Limonene
  • Flavor: Diesel, earthy, pungent
  • Aroma: Sharp diesel, pungent earthy undertones

Durban Poison

A pure sativa that is energizing and uplifting, known for its focus-enhancing effects.

  • Average THC%: 16-25%
  • Top Terpenes: Terpinolene, Myrcene, Pinene
  • Flavor: Sweet and spicy with a distinct anise-like flavor
  • Aroma: Sweet and spicy with hints of anise and pine

Girl Scout Cookies

An indica-dominant hybrid with a strong sativa component that delivers euphoria and relaxation.

  • Average THC%: 19-28%
  • Top Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Humulene
  • Flavor: Sweet and earthy with a hint of mint
  • Aroma: Earthy with floral sweetness, punctuated by a hint of mint

Granddaddy Purple

  • Famous for its deep purple hues and potent effects aimed at both the mind and body.
  • Average THC%: 17-23%
  • Top Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Pinene
  • Flavor: Grape and berry with musky undertones
  • Aroma: Sweet and fruity, reminiscent of grape candy

Jack Herer

A sativa strain renowned for its clear-headed stimulation and ability to spark creativity.

  • Average THC%: 18-23%
  • Top Terpenes: Terpinolene, Caryophyllene, Pinene
  • Flavor: Spicy, pine-scented with hints of herbal
  • Aroma: Pine and spice, with a rich herbal overtone

Northern Lights

One of the most famous indicas, known for its fast-acting, soothing effects that relax muscles and pacify the mind.

  • Average THC%: 16-21%
  • Top Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Humulene
  • Flavor: Earthy and sweet with notes of pine
  • Aroma: Pungently sweet and spicy

OG Kush

A foundational hybrid known for its stress-relieving and euphoric effects.

  • Average THC%: 20-25%
  • Top Terpenes: Myrcene, Limonene, Caryophyllene
  • Flavor: Earthy, pine, woody
  • Aroma: Earthy, woodsy, pine

Pineapple Express

A sativa-dominant hybrid known for its fast onset and long-lasting effects, mixing a gentle euphoria with physical relaxation.

  • Average THC%: 19-25%
  • Top Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene
  • Flavor: Sweet tropical blend with cedar and pineapple
  • Aroma: Fresh apple and mango with a taste of pineapple, pine, and cedar

Purple Haze

A sativa-dominant strain that delivers a burst of euphoria and a boost in creativity.

  • Average THC%: 17-20%
  • Top Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Myrcene
  • Flavor: Sweet, earthy, berry
  • Aroma: Earthy, sweet berries

Quantum Kush

One of the strongest sativa-dominant hybrids known for its super-charged effects.

  • Average THC%: 24-30%
  • Top Terpenes: Terpinolene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene
  • Flavor: Sweet, tropical, woody
  • Aroma: Earthy, sweet, with a hint of tropical fruit

Sour Diesel

A fast-acting, invigorating sativa-dominant strain named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma.

  • Average THC%: 19-25%
  • Top Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene
  • Flavor: Diesel, pungent, earthy
  • Aroma: Diesel with a hint of lemon


A mind-bending hybrid with potent sativa effects that hit like a freight train.

  • Average THC%: 18-25%
  • Top Terpenes: Terpinolene, Myrcene, Pinene
  • Flavor: Earthy, lemon, pine
  • Aroma: Citrus, pine, pungent

Wedding Cake

Also known as Pink Cookies, it is a phenotype of Triangle Mints. Known for its relaxing and euphoric effects.

  • Average THC%: 22-25%
  • Top Terpenes: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene
  • Flavor: Rich and tangy with earthy and peppery notes
  • Aroma: Tangy and earthy with a hint of sweetness

White Widow

A balanced hybrid known worldwide for its strong head high, it’s a staple in the coffee shops of Amsterdam.

  • Average THC%: 18-25%
  • Top Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene
  • Flavor: Woody, earthy, spicy
  • Aroma: Pungent earthy with hints of woody pine


An indica-dominant mix of Grape Ape and Grapefruit that is celebrated for its incredibly fruity profile.

  • Average THC%: 19-23%
  • Top Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Humulene, Linalool
  • Flavor: Sweet, berry, herbal
  • Aroma: Sweet, tropical blend, fruity

One Final Toke

As we wrap up our stroll through the aromatic aisles of the Old Pal Weed Strain Dictionary, we hope you feel more informed and ready to make educated choices about the strains you choose to enjoy. Cannabis is a personal experience, and knowing the nuances of different strains can transform your understanding and appreciation of each puff. 

Whether you’re looking for relaxation, a burst of creativity, or just a good old-fashioned high, there’s a strain in this dictionary for you. Remember, the world of cannabis is ever-evolving, and so is our dictionary. Keep coming back to discover new strains and expand your cannabis knowledge. Here’s to many more enlightening experiences with your old pal, cannabis!