The 10 Coolest Names for Cannabis Strains

By Monica Mansfield
Published: November 4, 2019 | Last updated: May 5, 2021 08:41:26
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If only every industry had as much fun with their product names as the cannabis industry.

Gone are the days of nameless weed in plastic baggies. We are living in a time of connoisseur growers who put as much energy into naming their strains as they do growing them. We scoured the dispensaries and found 10 of the coolest strain names out there, obviously sparked by the creativity of a midnight smoke session.


Death Star

After a few rips of the Death Star, you may feel a disturbance in the Force and need your light saber to fight your way off the couch.

This indica strain is a cross between Sensi Star and Sour Diesel. Although the effects come on slow, these frosty buds promise you a relaxing, euphoric buzz even if you already have a high tolerance. Having an aroma of fresh cut lemons with a hint of diesel undertones, Death Star will be your go-to for a good night’s sleep and a positive mood booster. Although the dry mouth and red eyes may hit you hard, the ride is more than worth it.


Hippie Crippler

This sativa-dominant hybrid is a cross between AK-47 and Blue Satellite, and more than lives up to its name. You’ll be floating around without a care in the world after partaking in this sunshine in a bag. It is the perfect cure for stress, depression, fatigue, and muscle spasms, and will have the most experienced hippie in the room giggling uncontrollably. Described as having a fruity smell and earthy burnt caramel flavor, this will be your favorite strain for days when you want to feel good, be productive, and let the pain of life slip away.


This unique hybrid is renowned for its medicinal qualities. It’s a cross between MK Ultra and G13 Haze and is bred for high CBD and low THC content. It usually contains no more than seven per cent THC and can contain up to 17 per cent CBD. It is ideal for medical patients who don’t want the psychoactive effects of cannabis, but need help with pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, depression, inflammation, and insomnia. Many claim this strain helped them get off their anxiety meds, cured their ulcers, eliminated symptoms associated with HCV, and helps them focus despite ADD/ADHD.

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These buds are so beautiful, you won’t want to smoke them. This indica-dominant hybrid’s leaves and hairs swirl from pink and blue to purple and orange and have a delightful fruity aroma. When you do puff this cross between DJ Short Blueberry and Afghani, its powerful buzz will start in your head and end in your body. In just a few hours, you’ll go from euphoric and talkative to relaxed and happy in couch-lock mode. Be careful when baking with this strain. Its potency is no joke!

Hippie Chicken

Why did the hippie chicken cross the road? To escape to a better reality. That’s exactly what this sativa-dominant cross between Blueberry and Alaska Thunder Fuck will do for you. Everything seems just a little bit better on Hippie Chicken. This mind-altering strain will blast you with energy and euphoria, give you a serious case of the giggles, and then leave you feeling relaxed and content. It’s the perfect strain for people battling depression, stress, and fatigue without giving you the anxiety and paranoia that can sometimes accompany strong sativas. Plus, it won’t cloud your brain or give you couch lock, so it’s perfect for getting work done.



This NorCal staple is grown from Mexican and Thai sativas crossed with Afghani indicas. It is the perfect combination of an uplifting, social sativa and relaxing, blissful indica. Trainwreck’s aroma can be compared to a skunk den in an old pine stump with a hint of sweet lemon. It’s ideal for sparking your creativity and helping with pain, stress, anxiety, and depression. But be careful — too much is known for disabling veteran tokers and causing paranoia.


This hybrid cross between Chemdawg and Sour Diesel will melt away stress, depression, and pain. Dopium will leave you feeling calm and relaxed, but not sleepy. It calms anxiety, uplifts your spirits, and focuses your mind. Its pungent smell with a hint of pine takes after Sour Diesel and will leave you with a sweet aftertaste. And ladies, this strain is perfect for PMS, so make sure to keep it on hand for your worst days.

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Alaska Thunder Fuck

The name says it all for this booming sativa. Legend has it, Alaskan Thunder Fuck started out as a cross between a Russian ruderalis and some type of northern Californian sativa but sometime in the 70s, it was further bred with the genetics of an Afghani origin, which added to the strain’s complexity and distinct character.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck contains 15-25 per cent THC with a CBD bonus content of 0.80-1 per cent. It’s noted for its distinct smell of diesel, skunk and pungent earthiness. When consumed it creates uplifting sensations, which is enjoyable for just about everyone, even individuals that are not normally inclined to reach for a sativa, and the buzz is very clear-headed.

Dragon’s Breath

This sativa-dominant hybrid probably got its name because it transports you to a magical realm full of dragons and wizards. Or it could be that its long, thin buds covered in trichomes and orange and yellow hairs look a lot like fire. Either way, Dragon’s Breath, a cross between Jack Herer and Northern Lights, has won the Cannabis Cup twice in the sativa category. It boasts a skunky, earthy aroma and an energetic high that slays depression, stress, and pain. The best part? Because it contains THC-B, an appetite suppressant, you probably won’t get the munchies.

Danky Doodle

This powerful indica was originally named Double D in honor of the shape and size of its buds, and for how much it enhances bedroom aerobics and naked lawn darts. However, breeder KC Brains renamed it to avoid confusion with other strains such as Double Dutch. This body-buzzing herb is a cross between many varieties including Big Bud, Viking, and KC 636. Danky Doodle is easy to grow and its buds are covered in sparkling, diamond-like trichomes. Its sweet, pungent smell will lure you in and mess you up in the best way possible, leaving you happy, uplifted, and energized for whatever physical activity (ahem) might happen.


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Written by Monica Mansfield | Homesteader, Owner & Writer of The Nature Life Project

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Monica Mansfield is passionate about gardening, sustainable living, and holistic health. After owning an indoor garden store for 5 1/2 years, Monica sold the business and started a 6.5-acre homestead with her husband, Owen. She writes about gardening and health, as well as her homestead adventures on her blog at


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