There are thousands of cannabis strains on the market today. While every stoner has their favourites, some strains are highly sought after, hard to find, or so unique that everyone wants to try them at some point.
Every marijuana strain has its own unique flavour, smell, and appearance, based on its genetic makeup. This is part of what drives the effects users will experience when using cannabis. Some strains also have a unique backstory that can lend to their mystique and character. All this combined can lead to a strain being unique and exclusive.
Read on to discover our top picks for exclusive cannabis strains.
What Makes a Strain Exclusive?
By definition, “exclusive” means something has limited access. This may mean it’s only available for a specific amount of time. It can refer to the price of a product. It may even refer to the quality a product offers.
For our purposes today, we will use the word exclusive to mean all these things, plus some.
Our list of exclusive cannabis strains will also contain unique strains. These strains will have properties that make it appealing to many or make it a strain that marijuana aficionados say everyone must try at least once in their lives.
1. Fruity Pebbles
Also called FPOG or Fruity OG, Fruity Pebbles is known for a few unique features. This strain of cannabis is beautiful. It offers shades of red, orange, purple, and green, giving it a technicolour look.
It also offers a star-burst aroma and fruity taste (hence, its names).
Fruity Pebbles was created by crossing Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe Alien, and Green Ribbon. It is Indica-dominant and boasts a relatively high THC content, coming in at 20 percent or more.
Fruity Pebbles is known for offering potent mind and body effects, leaving users feeling happy, euphoric, and uplifted. Some may even find themselves feeling more relaxed and gigglier than usual.
Why it makes our list: Fruity Pebbles made our list of exclusive strains for a few reasons. First, it has a unique and rainbow-like appearance. Second, it was a limited release by its growers, though it can be found more often now.
2. 9 Pound Hammer
9 Pound Hammer was created by crossing three different strains: Jack the Ripper, Hell’s Angel OG, and Gooberry. It is also known for packing a powerful punch.
This marijuana strain features leaves that are mossy green and threaded with yellow and orange pistils. Flashes of purple are also common in this strain due to high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments in the leaves.
9 Pound Hammer offers a strong fruity aroma when users first open their package. When smoking it, users will experience a piney, woodsy taste followed by a hint of lime. Some users may also pick up notes of grape in both the aroma and taste.
What makes this strain such a heavy hitter is that it is a heavy Indica-dominant strain, coming in at 80 percent Indica and 20 percent Sativa. Because of its strong Indica makeup, 9 Pound Hammer users will experience relaxed and sedative effects. These effects come on quickly, almost like being hit with a hammer.
Why it makes our list: 9 Pound Hammer makes our list of exclusive cannabis strains because it is such a strong Indica. Users looking for a fast-acting sedative and relaxing experience may find 9 Pound Hammer fits the bill.
3. Loud Dream
This particular marijuana strain offers users a nice balance between Sativa and Indica strains. Though it is slightly Indica-dominant, it is almost evenly split. The strain comes in at 60 percent Indica and 40 percent Sativa. Because of this, users will likely experience the effects both types of cannabis plants are known to provide.
Loud Dream was created in California by back-crossing a Blue Dream F1 with itself to create a stable female seed. It has since been used to create another strain called Gelatin Dream.
Loud Dream has a unique appearance as well. It features thick Indica-looking buds that jut out from Sativa leaves, living up to its hybrid name.
This strain is also distinctive in the effects users can expect to experience. There is debate as to whether the effects are more common in Indica or a Sativa strain. Though this strain is Indica-dominant, it gives more of a Sativa high (on average). Users report feeling more creative, happier, and more focused, in addition to feelings of relaxation.
Why it makes our list: Loud Dream makes our list for two reasons: Its cost and its backstory.
Loud Dream has been known to cost upwards of $800 an ounce on the black market, thanks to its unique effects.
It was also created by essentially breeding a plant with itself, which makes this strain exclusive and unique.
Not just the name of a rock band, ACDC is also the name of one of the unique strains of cannabis in existence. What makes it so unique? The fact that it has an incredibly high CBD content and a minute amount of THC.
ACDC was created from Cannatonic, and some say Ruderalis. It offers an earthy, sweet, and skunky smell and a taste that has a hint of fruit. When users smoke ACDC, they may notice a slight scent of lemongrass and cherry as well.
This strain’s most unique property is its high CBD content. Most marijuana strains come in at 1 percent or lower. ACDC, however, typically comes in around 19 or 20 percent CBD. The average cannabis strain has 16 percent THC, while ACDC typically has a THC content of 6 percent or lower.
Because it has such a high amount of CBD, ACAD produces few to no intoxicating effects. Instead, users will feel relaxed and happy. This particular strain is popular in the medical marijuana community and with users who are not comfortable with THC’s powerful effects.
Why it makes our list. ACDC makes our list of exclusive cannabis strains for multiple reasons.
First, it is very decorated, having won several Cannabis Cup awards since its creation.
Second, its high CBD content is almost unheard of in other cannabis strains, making it a strain that many must try, if not just to say they smoked it before.
5. Bubba Kush
While ACDC falls on the low end of the THC spectrum, Bubba Kush is on the opposite end. This high THC strain is Indica-dominant and a heavy hitter.
Bubba Kush has unique origins. It was created in Los Angeles by a breeder who crossed OG Kush with an unnamed Northern Lights phenotype. This unnamed strain has since been lost but is often referred to as “Bubba.” Before 1998, Bubba Kush was only available as a clone.
Bubba Kush has bulky buds that range from forest green to pale purple. It offers users an aroma of coffee or cocoa with some fruity undertones. When burnt, users will notice a distinctly spicier smell and puts off a harsh, cough-inducing smoke. Though it has some purple flowers, Bubba Kush is unique in that it does not have a grape-like taste like most other strains with purple flowers do.
This strain is known for producing sedating, relaxing effects, thanks to its high THC content. Bubba Kush contains anywhere from 15 percent THC all the way up to 22 percent, with the higher amount being more common.
Why it makes our list. Bubba Kush makes our list of exclusive strains due to its distinctive background, limited availability when it was first created, and its strong effects.
6. Pineapple Express
You’ve probably seen the movie. But did you know it was referring to a real strain of cannabis?
Pineapple Express is the product of Trainwreck and Hawaiian. It has a distinct smell that is reminiscent of mangoes and fresh apples. As its name suggests, it offers users a pineapple taste complimented with pine and cedar.
This cannabis strain is a well-balanced hybrid, offering users a smooth experience. Users can expect to feel happy, euphoric, uplifted, and more energetic after using Pineapple Express. This strain is perfect for those who need a little boost to get through the rest of the day and be productive.
Why it makes our list. Pineapple Express can be considered exclusive because of its fame. Following the movie’s release, Pineapple Express’s popularity soared. Now, it remains a popular strain in the marijuana community.
7. Pinkman Goo
This marijuana strain is incredibly unique in multiple ways, making it one of the most exclusive cannabis strains out there today.
This strain’s exact genetic origins are unknown, and how it came to be is a tale of fate. Twompson Praeter, the founder of a popular cannabis skincare company, is also the creator of this special cannabis strain. Legend has it that his sister found an Altoid container behind a stove while moving. Inside, they found unknown cannabis seeds. Twompson then grew these seeds, and Pinkman Goo was born.
Pinkman Goo is a pure-Indica strain that is perhaps most well-known for a genetic mutation that gives it a unique effect. Pinkman Goo has pinkish buds that produce large globs of resin. Similar to the way a tree will ooze sap, Pinkman Goo oozes resin that will glob on the surface of the flower. This is what makes Pinkman Goo so unique and notorious.
Though Pinkman Goo is Indica-dominant, it offers effects that are not typical of Indica strains. The most common effects reported are feelings of happiness, being uplifted, euphoric, and relaxed. It has also been known to put people to sleep after a few hours of these feelings.
Why it makes our list. Pinkman Goo makes our list of exclusive cannabis strains because of the unique and mysterious origins of this cannabis, which remain undisclosed to this day.
The company credited with breeding this particular flower has kept information on it undisclosed. Plus, since only one place can make it, Pinkman Goo often has more demand than supply.
Other Exclusive Marijuana Products
If smoking weed isn’t your thing, but you still want to enjoy exclusive cannabis products, there are options available to you.
Cannabis diamonds, or THCA diamonds, are one of the newest crazes in the marijuana market. They are also quite pricey and difficult to find. Cannabis diamonds describe crystalline structures that develop in extracts. They can be mixed back into the extract, creating a sauce, or sold on their own. They offer very high levels of THC (often 90 percent and above).
Exclusive cannabis products also include accessories. High-quality and limited edition, or even custom-made, accessories are often in high demand from regular cannabis users. This can include products such as:
- Ornate bongs, which are often used not only to smoke but as a decorative piece in the home as well.
- Storage boxes used to house buds and extracts can be made from the finest materials.
- Gold accessories such as roach holders and dab tools bring a touch of elegance and class to your marijuana experience.
Keep an eye out for exclusive offers from your favourite marijuana dispensary. You never know what you will find.
Though every marijuana user has their go-to cannabis strains, there are some that everyone knows about, has heard of, and is anxious to try. These strains may offer unique effects, have a distinct look, have a mysterious background, or only be available briefly, driving up their price.
These strains are among the most exclusive cannabis strains. Though we’ve highlighted seven that fit our definition of exclusive, there are many more out there.
If you have some extra money for marijuana or are looking for something new and unique to try, these strains are a good place to start.
As always, remember that everyone reacts to marijuana differently. Do your research into the makeup of whatever strain you find and decide to try, so you know what effects you can anticipate and how much cannabis to try.
Enjoy finding a unique and exclusive strain to try this year!