Cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2018, and since then, the market has exploded with a wide range of strains and cannabis varieties. In Calgary, cannabis retailers like Fire & Flower, stock hundreds of different strains, and with all of the selection, finding the gems can sometimes be an endeavour.
While there are countless strains of cannabis available in Calgary, some have emerged as the most popular among consumers. For this article, we polled some of the city’s top retailers to explore the top sold cannabis strains in Calgary, and why they are so popular. While these strains are probably popular elsewhere in Canada, they top the charts specifically for Calgarians.
Wedding Pie is a hybrid strain that is a cross between Wedding Cake and Grape Pie. It has a sweet, fruity aroma and taste, and provides a balanced high that is both relaxing and euphoric. In Calgary, the most popular brand producing Wedding Pie is Back Forty.
Cold Creek Kush
Cold Creek Kush (also known as Coal Creek Kush) is an indica-dominant hybrid that is a cross between MK Ultra and Chemdawg 91. It has a pungent, earthy aroma and taste, and provides a relaxing, sedative effect that can help users unwind and fall asleep. In Calgary, the most popular brand producing Cold Creek Kush is Redecan.
BC God Bud
BC God Bud is an indica strain that is known for its potent effects. It has a sweet, earthy aroma and taste, and is a cross between Hawaiian, Purple Skunk, and God. BC God Bud provides a relaxing, sedative effect that can help users unwind and fall asleep. In Calgary, the most popular brand producing BC God Bud is Verse.
Blue Dream is one of the most popular cannabis strains in Calgary. It is a hybrid strain that is a cross between Blueberry and Haze. Blue Dream is known for its fruity aroma and taste, which is reminiscent of blueberries. It has a balanced high that provides a relaxing and euphoric effect, making it a popular choice among both recreational and medical users. In Calgary, the most popular brand producing Blue Dream is Spinach.
Pink Kush is another popular strain in Calgary. It is an indica-dominant hybrid that is known for its potent effects. Pink Kush has a sweet, floral aroma and a smooth smoke that is easy on the lungs. It provides a relaxing, sedative effect that can help users unwind after a long day. In Calgary, the most popular brand producing Pink Kush is Pure Sunfarms.
One of the more interesting observations from this list, at least for me, is that Calgarians love their hybrid and indica strains, with not a single pure-sativa strain making the top 5. Another clear trend is that these are all fairly high-THC content strains, proving that Calgary loves to get baked – as we all do! Some of the categories that we did not explore for this article include vape cartridges and pre-rolls most of which have unique, brand-specific strain names but interestingly, those categories were right near the top of the list, alongside dried flower.