Most Popular Cannabis Strains During The Pandemic

Cannabis Strains That Ruled 2020

2020 was a year we’ll never forget. One positive thing that came from the catastrophic year was that cannabis went mainstream by being deemed essential by state governments. As a result, medical cannabis adoption and the overall industry went gangbusters. Several recreational states posted record revenue numbers (Illinois joined Oregon, Colorado, California, Washington and Massachusetts in the billion dollar club) while medicinal states added tens of thousands of new medical marijuana patients monthly.

Cannabis is a herb with various strains, and each one can be distinguished from another based on its terpene and cannabinoid composition. Terpene is what is responsible for the distinct smell in each cannabis strain. Cannabinoids are compounds with many characteristics, including healing properties and the focus of medical marijuana.

We surveyed 50+ budtenders, sales reps and cultivation specialists within the Ohio medical marijuana industry from companies like Buckeye Relief, Firelands Scientific, Grow Ohio, Herbology, Ohio Provisions, Bloom and Rise to gain insights on the most popular strains based on sales. In addition from a national/macro level, we generated a list from Leafly compiling the best cannabis strains of 2020. With insights from these data sources, the following were the most sought after cannabis strains.


Runtz – nature’s antidepressant

Runtz is a hybrid between Zkittlez and Gelato with a sweet aroma. With a candy-like flavor, this strain almost gives you what you would call a ‘sugar-high, combined with a feeling of euphoria. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders such as depression, stress, and anxiety. Many people using Runtz have stated that it is a great way to deal with such disorders.


GMO Cookies – pain-reliever for the insomniacs

Also known as Garlic Cookies, GMO Cookies are a hybrid between Chemdog and GSC (Girl Scout Cookies). This is an Indica strain, and it is extremely relaxing. With its calming effects, it has the potential to ease you to a night of deeper sleep. However, you may experience a strong high with GMO cookies. Users say it helps reduce anxiety, pain and helps treat insomnia.

GMO Cooks

Ice Cream Cake – Now you can have your cake and eat ‘Gelato’

This Indica strain is a hybrid between Wedding Cake and Gelato #33. As the name suggests, Ice Cream Cake has a sweet flavor resulting from a combination of sugary dough and vanilla. This is another strain that users say helps in stress, pain, and anxiety relief. Ice Cream Cake may help you feel completely relaxed and euphoric.

Ice Cream

Original Glue – keeps you together

Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel are the parent strains that create the Original Glue or GG#4. Many cannabis enthusiasts swear by its effectiveness. The onset of the high from GG#4 is slow but begins with a sense of euphoria. It’ll eventually transport you into a deeply relaxed state as all your negative thoughts melt away.

Original Glue

MAC (Miracle Alien Cookies) – Happiness is a MAC away

MAC is one-half Indica and one-half Sativa strain with a sour, citrusy and spicy flavor. It instantly uplifts your spirits causing you to feel less grumpy with the world around you. This results in deep relaxation where you can forget any care in the world. This can also help fight – anxiety, depression, and stress.


Slurricane – not a hurricane

With a slightly higher ratio of indica, Slurricane has fruity berry and herbal hints with a dash of spice and sweetness to it. The euphoria sets in gradually but continues to grow until you feel a surge of happiness bursting through you, leaving no room for any negative thoughts. It contains a 20-28% THC level. It is beneficial for people with migraines, chronic pain, muscle spasms, and chronic fatigue. This is your glass of wine at night, so you can relax your nerves and get a good night’s sleep.


OG Kush – The Original Gangster Godfather

OG Kush, also known as “Premium OG Kush,” was first cultivated in Florida in the early ‘90s when a strain from Northern California was supposedly crossed with Chemdawg, Lemon Thai and a Hindu Kush plant from Amsterdam. The result was a hybrid with a unique terpene profile that boasts a complex aroma with notes of fuel, skunk, and spice. OG Kush should smell like lemon-pine-fuel with a high-THC, mixed head and body effect. It’s often enjoyed in the back half of the day to ease stress. OG Kush is a hybrid strain typically around 18% THC with Myrcene being the dominant terpene

OG Kush

Do-Si-Dos – Round and Round You Go

Do-Si-Dos is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain with qualities similar to its parent, OGKB, a GSC-phenotype clocking in at ~20% THC with the dominant terpene being limonene. With glittering trichomes, bright pistils, and lime green and lavender leaves, this strain is a feast for eyes. Its aroma is pungent, sweet, and earthy with slight floral funkiness. These classic OG aromas blend nicely with medical-grade body effects that lean toward the sedative side with the addition of Face Off OG genetics. Enjoy a stoney, in-your-face buzz off the start that melts down over the body, prettifying the consumer with relaxation that emanates outward.


Start Healing Today!

Ready to gain access to medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio and explore all of these amazing strains? To find out if you qualify for medical marijuana, book a consultation with Ohio Green Team. We have a simple 5-step process that will support your overall healing journey! All appointments are conducted virtually meaning you can get approved for medical marijuana from the comforts of your own home! Visit to find out more.

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Upper Arlington Ohio 43221

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