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The Top 10 Most Popular Cannabis Strains in Illinois

The Top 10 Most Popular Cannabis Strains in Illinois

It’s safe to say that Illinoisans are getting well-acquainted with the ever-growing variety of cannabis strains available on the market, since recreational weed first became legal in the state.  Because of that, we’ve been able to watch which strains have been winning big at dispensaries across Illinois, and we’re seeing some clear trends, some of which are surprising, and others of which make perfect sense as they’re some of the most highly regarded strains around the world.

So, we just gotta take a look at the top 10 strains in The Prairie State, as you will find an enticing collection of indica, sativa, and hybrid varieties, all of which you can buy the next time you’re ready to venture out and try something new.

Top 10 Strains That Illinoisans Can’t Wait to Try

Time to look at some strains that continue to perform really well in the state, based on consumer data and what we’ve heard from people who actually live in Illinois. 

#10: Blueberry OG

Blueberry OG is a strain that has been around for a long time.  Not only that, but it has been a staple of the market for ages due to its reliable indica effects that capture what so many people want out of their high.  Blueberry OG is an 80% indica-dominant hybrid that has a bright and sweet blueberry flavor, and it’s a popular go-to on the breeder circuit.  It’s known for its very euphoric ‘high’, and its hazy “stoned” vibes via its heavy and hazy cerebral effects.  Also is a fantastic nighttime strain since it helps shut your brain off and allow you to find a sense of quiet in your mind.

Try: ELYXR Potion Blend Disposable 2000mg in Blueberry OG

#9: Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough has made a name for itself in recent years, acting as what many would say is the perfect daytime cultivar because of its ability to lift spirits and keep the good vibes going for hours, without hindering a person’s daily routine by causing sedation or haziness.  Its infamous flavor profile consists of juicy strawberries with black pepper notes that make coughing almost unavoidable.  Meanwhile, this 80% sativa-dominant hybrid gives a feeling of euphoric energy that makes you feel unstoppable.  Perfect for creative endeavors, household chores, and socializing.

Try: ELYXR 1 Gram Joint (325mg THC-A) in Strawberry Cough

#8: Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is an absolute icon, so much so that a whole movie was named after it.  Its juicy pineapple flavor is one thing, but it’s the sativa-leaning profile that hits the spot just right, offering up feelings of enhanced creativity and giddiness that can make you a social butterfly, even if you lean toward the shy side.  It’s a good time all around, whether enjoyed solo or with some friends, and it’s a classic that continues to sell out for a reason.

Try: ELYXR Live Resin THC-A Cartridge 1 Gram in Pineapple Express

#7: Girl Scout Cookies

One of the best-selling strains of all time, Girl Scout Cookies (aka GSC or Cookies) just captures what so many cannabis enthusiasts are looking for when they light up.  It’s got an incredibly mouthwatering cookie-like flavor profile, and combined with its super strong THC level, this strain really has it all.  GSC is an indica-leaning hybrid that offers big waves of euphoric joy followed by tranquil calm, and a body high that will almost definitely bring you into couchlock about an hour or two after partaking.

Try: ELYXR HHC Dabs in Girl Scout Cookies

#6: Green Crack

Green Crack is an absolute legend, and not a strain that’s for the faint of heart either.  It’s a 65% sativa-dominant hybrid that’s notorious for its intensely energizing nature that’s paired with unmatchable euphoria and optimism, making it a strain that’s great for the daytime, when you’re trying to get things going.  Creative individuals can’t get enough of its inspiration-enhancing properties, and its citrusy, tropical fruit taste makes it all the more desirable.  Naturally, THC levels hover around 20%, but don’t underestimate this strain’s intensity.

Try: ELYXR Delta 8 Disposable Vape 1 Gram in Green Crack

#5: Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake has been dominating the market across the country, with its 75/25 indica-dominant profile and above-average THC level.  Its parents are Wedding Cake and Gelato, which explains a lot of its massive appeal.  And, as you probably guessed, its flavor is absolutely to die for.  The sweet-tasting cultivar is unbelievably euphoric, all while lulling the body into a state of couchlock, which feels like being cradled in a warm blanket.  Negative thoughts will disappear as you feel a sense of inner peace that’s indescribable. 

Try: ELYXR Potion Blend Disposable 2000mg in Ice Cream Cake

#4: Jet Fuel

A 70/30 sativa-dominant hybrid, Jet Fuel gets its name from its intense diesel-like flavor, but you can also say that its name is appropriate given its effects, which feel like a liftoff into a state of energized, euphoric energy.  It’s one of the most stimulating strains you will find in the world, so this is not the one to reach for when you’re trying to sit back and relax.  Prepare for lots of fits of laughter, and a sense of invincibility that can help you get all kinds of tasks done in no time.

Try: ELYXR THC-A Infused Flower (Nuggs) in Jet Fuel Odder Pop

#3: Lemon Jack

Lemon Jack is another sativa-dominant hybrid with a 70/30 profile, and it’s fast-becoming a fan favorite throughout the state.  Derived from Jack Herer and Lemon Kush, its lineage is prestigious, and its citrusy flavor is to die for, offering notes of zesty lemons and vanilla cream.  Thanks to some Kush in its genetics, the high is heady but not overstimulating, as the body will relax as a euphoric rush of energy makes your brain go to all kinds of new and exciting places.

Try: ELYXR Potion Blend Cartridge 1000mg in Lemon Jack

#2: Hawaiian Haze

Hawaiian Haze is a classic, and a staple on both the recreational and medicinal markets.  This 50/50 hybrid has a sweet tropical fruit taste, hence its name, and is commonly suggested to people with various mood disorders since it can balance one’s state of mind.  Hawaiian Haze is a strain that you can take and remain focused and alert during the daytime hours, and because it’s not heavily sedating, it won’t make you fall asleep when you’re trying to stay productive.

Try: ELYXR Live Resin Delta 8 Cartridge 1 Gram in Hawaiian Haze

#1: Zkittlez

Zkittlez remains a super popular choice, and people love its fruity and sugary flavor as much as its super satiating high.  Zkittlez is a 70% indica-dominant hybrid, and it’s known for its sleepy effects – best reserved for nighttime. What we hear countless times is how much it gently rids the mind of stress and worry while helping the body feel free of discomfort and tension, making it perfect for when you want to totally unwind.

Try: ELYXR Delta 8 Disposable Vape 1 Gram in Zkittlez

Illinoisians Have Spoken, and These 10 Strains are Clear Winners

At the end of the day, we all have our own preferences and goals in mind when choosing the strains that we’re going to buy.  But, there are reasons why these awesome strains are immensely popular throughout the Land of Lincoln.  These strains are high in demand, as they offer a lot of effects that appeal to many people’s most specific needs.  And, best of all, you can check all of them out at ELYXR.

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David Nadel is a freelance copywriter and content writer who has been doing content creation since late 2014. He originally worked at a marketing tech company in Boston doing email marketing and SEO display ad campaigns (where he helped to create the content for those emails and banner ads for clients) before going full time as a freelance writer in 2017.

It all started working with clients in the vaping industry in 2013, where David got his opportunities to do more freelance work for that industry the following year because of his success with helping those clients with emails and ads. And, which led him writing for the hemp industry too, as he had already been an avid cannabis enthusiast going all the way back to 2011.

Because of his extensive knowledge and legit passion with non-psychoactive and psychoactive cannabinoids, coupled with his better understanding of shrooms (mushrooms) since 2015, and the kratom/kava industry since 2019, it has allowed him to create some of the most remarkable, out-of-the box, and informative content in the industry.

Even today, David still keeps on top of what’s happening in the cannabis, shrooms, and kratom/kava industries, like new research and data studies, wellness trends, legality, and emerging cannabinoids and strains, in order to supply the most up-to-date, precise educational, fun, and engaging content. That way, new and experienced users alike can really understand what this amazing industry has to offer while still being fully informed.