Burb's Top 10 Strains

We’re now in our third year of legalization in Canada and while it hasn’t been without obstacles (and crop failures), we just have to say Canada, we’re proud of you!

We recall opening that first plastic jar of commercial grade cannabis back in 2018, which at that point, would have likely been sitting in a warehouse for the better part of a year. We wondered, with trepidation, about how this industry would transition from a thriving legacy market of vast product selection and prices, to a tightly regulated industry with giant hurdles for legacy growers. Despite the obstacles, and with a long-term vision in mind, we opened our doors and began meeting our customers. This kicked off an internal procurement program we’ve rarely talked about; one that involves in-depth curation, narrowing our suppliers and proprietary product assessment to ensure we’re always stocked with the best and most consistent products.

While we’re already seeing bangers from a handful of producers, we believe 2021 will be the year of craft cannabis. You know, those OG strains that possess the qualities true enthusiasts are after (nose, bag appeal, stickiness, bud structure), the products that have given this province notoriety around the world (#bcbud). These flower products are on their way to your local Burb store and we’re excited to say the least.

So after unanimously surveying our Burbtenders and product experts, we’re pleased to present our list of top 10 strains at Burb.

1. Mac 1 by Citizen Stash (Hybrid)

THC: 25-32% CBD: 0% Terpene profile: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Linalool, Pinene

This is a perfect 1:1 Hybrid - meaning there are equal parts Sativa and Indica in this cultivar. The results? A balanced high that produces uplifting and relaxed effects.

Arguably one of our most popular products, the terpene profile in Mac 1 is fruity and sweet thanks to the Limonene, and Linalool dominant terpenes.

2. Death Bubba by Namaste (Indica Dominant)

A photo of death bubba cannabis bud

THC: 17-22% CBD: <1% Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Humulene

We had to include Death Bubba on our list as an OG staple. This west coast genetic dropped in Vancouver in the early 90’s and has stuck around since.

The myrcene and caryophyllene terpenes are responsible for what’s termed “couch lock”.

3. Cold Creek Kush aka Elation by Doja (Indica Dominant)

A photo of Cold Creek Kush aka Elation, Doja cannabis bud

THC: 16-18% CBD: 1.0% Terpene Profile: Beta-pinene, Trans-caryophyllene, Linalool, Limonene

As a cross between two extremely popular strains (MK Ultra and Chemdawg 91), Cold Creek Kush is a light green flower with a rich terpene profile of earthy, woody and spicy fragrances. CCK hits hard and slowly mellows out for a balanced high.

4. [BC Organic] Blue Dream by Simply Bare (Sativa Dominant)

A photo of BC Organic Blue Dream, Simply Bare cannabis bud

THC: 22% CBD: <01% Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Ocimene, Humulene

A Cali-bred genetic, Blue Dream is a Sativa dominant Hybrid saturated in a deep green colour with a cool, frosty coating. With so many different variations on the market right now, and depending on the grower, this Blueberry and Haze cross can produce vastly different effects.

Simply Bare’s Blue Dream is among the finest, with high THC and great terps (you’ll taste the blueberries).

5. Headstash aka Quadra by Broken Coast (Indica Dominant)

A photo of headstash aka quadra, broken coast cannabis bud

THC: 20-16% CBD: <1% Terpene Profile: Pinene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene, Terpineol

Headstash is a 70/30 Indica dominant strain, combining Burmese and BC Kush. Balancing its frosty purple and bright green aesthetic with dense flower, this strain is earthy, woody, and has notes of citrus. The effects? Calming, happy, sedative.

6. Sour OG aka Ruxton by Broken Coast (Sativa Dominant)

 photo of Sour OG aka Ruxton by Broken Coast cannabis bud

THC: 20-25% CBD: <2% Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool

Another banger from BC's Broken Coast. Sour OG crosses Sour Diesel and OG Kush together to produce a strain that has been lauded by cannabis critics over the last decade. With a unique balance of citrus and gassy flavours, the smoke is heavy and the effects are strong. Cultivated as “Ruxton” by Broken Coast in BC, this strain is bound to leave you feeling equal parts happy, relaxed, and euphoric.

7. Gelato by Gage Cannabis (Hybrid)

A photo of Gelato by Gage cannabis bud

THC: 15-20% CBD: <1% Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Humulene

From Cookie Fam and Sherbinski, Gelato is a hybrid pheno with high THC. Drawing attention to its name, this fruity, dessert-like strain has dark purple colorations and notes of pepper, citrus and hops.

8. Crescendo by Ignite (Hybrid)  

A photo of Crescendo by Ignite cannabis bud

THC: 21-25% CBD: <0.1% Terpene profile: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene

As a fairly new genetic, this award winning Hybrid is bred from Chemdawg I-95 and Mandarin Cookies. Aesthetically, the green flower is punctuated with purple accents and produces large nugs. We often get people coming in for this product for the uniquely sweet, citrusy and spicy aroma alone. A rare-cross, Crescendo produces a high that shifts evenly between mind and body.

9. Point Break by Qwest (Indica Dominant)  

A photo of Point Break by Qwest cannabis bud

THC: 15-26% CBD: Terpene Profile: Pinene, Limonene, Caryophyllene

As a cross between Tropicana Cookies and Trophy wife, this one-of-a-kind cultivar has an extremely sweet and skunky aroma. With cool green and dark purple colours layered in a frosty coating, this strain is a favourite among Indica lovers.

10. Kalifornia by Kolab (Indica)

A photo of Kalifornia by Kolab cannabis bud

THC: 17-25% CBD: 0-2% Terpene Profile: Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene

Another Indica-dominant strain, Kalifornia crosses Nepali OG and 88 G-13 Hashplant. With its rich terpene profile, woody and earthy tones are balanced with a pungent spicy flavour. Straight from California, the psychotropic and uplifting effects from this strain make it popular among consumers in the lower mainland.

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By Nadia Bortolazzo
Nadia is an MA graduate and a Digital Content Specialist at Burb. Her writing is guided by her interest in challenging and expanding the ideologies surrounding cannabis culture