We are quite sure that you understand that there are many different strains of cannabis to choose from. But, did you know that there are different SPECIES of cannabis as well? As a matter of fact, each species of cannabis have a tendency to produce different medicinal and recreational effects when used.

Most people who use marijuana are quite familiar with the most popular species of weed: cannabis sativa. Cannabis sativa plants are characterized for the energetic and cerebral mental effects that they have on their users. Sativa plants are popular because they have a tendency to promote thoughtfulness, creativity, and productivity while avoiding the mental fog that is associated with other species of cannabis.

On the opposite side, the other most popular species of marijuana is known as cannabis indica. Cannabis indica is known for the pain-relieving, nausea-reducing, relaxing, and stony highs that it imbues its users. In many ways, indicas are optimal for many medical marijuana patients seeking relief from their conditions. However, indicas are often not conducive to allowing productivity and mental clarity throughout the day.

If you are looking for the best of both worlds, regarding sativas and indicas, you are in luck! This is where marijuana strains known as hybrids step in. Hybrid strains of marijuana are bred from both sativa and indica stock, in order to produce medicinal and recreational effects that highlight the best traits of both species of cannabis. So, if you are looking for pain-relieving, relaxing highs that are characteristic of indicas mixed with the mental clarity and energy that sativas are known for, you will want to use and try out the best hybrid strains available. To make your search easier, we have put together a list of hybrid strains for your convenience.

The 5 Best Hybrid Strains

      1. White Widow

White Widow is one of the most popular hybrid strains in the world. It is a balanced hybrid that was first bred by Green House Seeds from a sativa landrace strain from Brazil and an indica from South India. White Widow is famous for its very light-colored appearance, due to the abundance of white resin glands that cover the entire plant.

       2.  AK-47

While AK-47 has an intense name, the high that it causes is quite the opposite; it is usually very relaxing and laid-back, due to its sativa-dominant background. This strain was formulated by breeding company Serious Seeds in 1992, from a combination of different Thai, Mexican, Afghani, and Colombian cannabis plants, to build the complex flavor and effects that AK-47 is known for.


Blueberry, in a lot of ways, is a truly legendary cannabis strain. Not only is it famous for its unbelievable blueberry scent and flavor, but it is also the signature strain of the well-known American marijuana breeders: DJ Short. This indica-dominant hybrid was created by a mix of different old-school landrace strains. Blueberry is popular not just because of its flavor, but also because of its pain and stress-relieving effect as well as its incredible color.

      4. Purple Kush

Purple Kush is, yet another, purple marijuana strain that happens to be one of the most popular indica-dominant hybrids available on the market. It is well-known for its beautiful purple colored buds as well as it’s sweet grape and berry flavored smoke. Purple Kush’s parent strains are the Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani.

      5. Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a potent sativa-dominant hybrid that is famous for its strawberry flavored smoke and scent. Nobody is completely certain what strains this plant is derived from, but everyone is completely certain of its ability to help users relax and control their stress.

If you have any more questions about this list of hybrid strains, feel free to contact us, at Black Bear Hemp. We provide the best hemp cbd products available on the market, so don’t hesitate to take a look at our website and explore what we have!