5 most popular strains of cannabis in Barcelona

Can you imagine that there are more than one thousand strains of cannabis? No wonder people constantly ask us what kind of weed they should search out and try first when they reach Barcelona.

The trick is, there is no universal weed strain. While some users prefer getting all pumped up, others want their weed adventure to bring in calmness and relaxation. Keeping in mind the different goals and preferences of our readers, we’ve created a list of the top cannabis strains in Barcelona.

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What is a marijuana strain?

Let’s start with the basics. Probably you’ve heard the words indica, sativa, and hybrid. So, what do they mean? The answer is simple: these are 3 marijuana categories that have different effects on the user’s body and mind.

  • Indica: native to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the plant adapted to the harsh climate of the Hindu Kush mountains and has higher levels of CBD and less THC. It provides full-body effects, such as relaxation and pain relief. Better consumed at night.
  • Sativa: the strain is usually found in hot climates like the one in Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia. Sativas are known for their “head high” and higher doses of THC, which leaves you energized and focused. Better used in the daytime.
  • Hybrid is a combination of indica and sativa that incorporates the effects of the two.

In their turn, these three categories are divided into strains. Simply put, marijuana strains are different breeds of cannabis, which have specific effects on the user. The weed strain you choose depends on the goal you want to achieve.

#5 Wedding Cake or Pink Cookies

Type 60% Indica
Cannabinoids THC 17%
Effects Relaxed, Euphoric, Uplifted
Common use Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Pain

Let’s start off with something sweet! Wedding Cake, also known as Pink Cookies, is a strain that was bred from popular genetics to achieve a well-balanced high and an intense taste. However, the name is confusing: in fact, Wedding Cake is sour and tangy.

Popular among recreational and medical marijuana users, the strain has powerful effects. Its high THC levels provide almost an instant high, but be careful: the smoke is harsh. After you hit it, expect euphoria and fast-paced thoughts. Because of its energized vibe, Wedding Cake is perfect for complex activities such as art and games. However, if you smoke too much, you might feel quite heavy.

Medical marijuana users love it for its help with stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, and even attention deficit disorder.

#4 Sour Diesel or Sour D

Type 80% Sativa
Cannabinoids THC 17%
Effects Creative, Energetic, Euphoric, Focused
Common use Nausea, Depression

Despite its smell, Sour Diesel (or Sour D) is among the most popular strains in Spain. One of the BCN weed strains, Sour D got its name from its gasoline-like smell. It also has a very sour, harsh smoke that can cause intense coughing. The odor is also quite strong, so if you want to stay discrete, do not smoke it outdoors.

Sour Diesel stimulates synaptic activity in the brain, which makes users feel chatty, euphoric, yet relaxed. A perfect strain for socializing with friends! The average high of Sour Diesel lasts from 2 to 3 hours.

#3 Girl Scout Cookies or GSC

Type 60% Indica
Cannabinoids THC 26%
Effects Happy, Euphoric, Relaxed, Creative
Common use Depression, Pain, Insomnia, a Loss of Appetite

Girl Scout Cookies or GSC is not a sweet treat from these cute little girls; it is something more fun! Bred from OG Kush and Durban Poison, it is the strain you take before bedtime. The sweet smoke will soothe you and glue you to your seat. This bud will most definitely put you in a place of deep relaxation.

The high is long, intense, and will leave you feeling dreamy. GSC is also popular with medical marijuana users because it reduces inflammation, muscle tension, and cramps.

#2 Blue Dream aka Azure Haze

Type 50% Hybrid
Cannabinoids THC 21%
Effects Euphoric, Energetic yet Relaxed, Creative
Common use Depression, Pain, a Loss of Appetite, Anxiety, Nausea

A baby born to Blueberry and Haze, Blue Dream has delicious blueberry and sugar flavors that last and stay even after the smoke has gone. The high will bring in motivation and focus, which will help you with whatever project you are working on. As the high intensifies, you will feel strong relaxation and calmness.

You might want to refrain from Blue Dream if you tend to feel anxious or depressed as it might agitate your conditions. However, it does elevate the mood, get the body moving, and get creative people through the artist’s block.

#1 Gelato or Larry Bird

Type 50% Hybrid
Cannabinoids THC 20%
Effects Relaxed, Creative, Sedative
Common use Depression, Pain, Nausea

Gelato weed has well-known parents: Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbert — the legendary strains here in Spain. Its second name, Larry Bird, however, is no less famous. The strain’s creators have released multiple phenotypes, and phenotype #33 got associated with Larry Bird’s jersey number.

Gelato’s high is mellow, flavorful, and well-balanced. When cured properly, Gelato buds have a strong smell of citrus. It hits quickly and alters the user’s sense of reality. You might feel a body buzz that kills off any desire to stay active. Gelato is ideal both for a solo experience and socializing, which makes it one of the best weed strains.

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Did we miss your favorite strain?

Wedding Cake, Sour D, GSC, Blue Dream, and Gelato are by far the most loved weed strains here in Barcelona. They all give the user intense and unique effects with only a few side-effects. We recommend Wedding Cake, GSC, and Blue Dream for solo adventures, and Sour Diesel and Gelato — for partying with close friends.

Did we forget someone? Do not hesitate to tell us everything about your favorite weed strains. What effects does it provide, is the high strong or mild? Tell us everything! We’ll make sure to update the list with your favorites.

Carla Gallego


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Cannabis enthusiast, researcher and editor of Cannabis Guide Barcelona