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The Top 10 Most Popular Cannabis Strains in North Carolina

The Top 10 Most Popular Cannabis Strains in North Carolina

As any cannabis enthusiast in North Carolina will tell you, there are still harsh penalties in the state for possession of weed intended for recreational use.  But, that hasn’t stopped the hemp industry from booming across the Tarheel State, which offers legal alternative products derived from the hemp plant, which are both psychoactive, and available in the same strain selection you’d find on the recreational cannabis market. 

As a result, North Carolinians have gotten quite choosy about their strains over the last few years, which is always a good thing, allowing residents to choose cultivars that completely satisfy their specific needs.  We want to explore which strains are dominating the NC scene right now. 

Top 10 Strains That North Carolinians Can Try

Let’s look at 10 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 North Carolina. 

#10: Kush Mints

Kush Mints (which also goes by Platinum Kush Mints) is a 90/10 indica-heavy hybrid that’s genetically similar to Girl Scout Cookies, only with more of an indica dominance.  It possesses roughly 20% THC, and has a unique flavor of coffee, mint, and woodsy notes that’s irresistible.  It’s a strain that can numb both the body and the mind, with a body high that makes you feel like you’re floating on a cloud, and a feeling of faded, unfocused happiness in which nothing in the world can bring you down.

Try: ELYXR HHC Disposable 2 Grams in Kush Mints

#9: Trainwreck

A sativa-heavy strain with an 80/20 hybrid orientation, Trainwreck has an unusual name that is wholly appropriate once you feel that rush of cerebral energy slam into your cerebral cortex, only moments after exhaling.  The uplifting, stimulating high makes you feel extremely active and motivated, while the body feels warm and tingly.  It’s great for socializing, since it can make you feel chatty and giggly – but, be aware that this is best enjoyed by someone with a high tolerance.  Its flavor profile is dominated by notes of bright lemons and black pepper.

Try: ELYXR Delta 8 Cartridge 1 Gram in Trainwreck

#8: Girl Scout Cookies

One of the best-selling strains of all time, Girl Scout Cookies (aka Cookies) has taken the world by storm by seemingly nailing exactly what the majority of enthusiasts want.  Between its mouthwatering cookie-like taste and powerful THC level, this strain has it all, and it’s an indica-leaning hybrid that offers big waves of euphoric bliss paired with utter 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

#7: Amnesia Haze

Another mega-popular choice is Amnesia Haze, with its 80/20 sativa-leaning orientation.  Derived from prestigious landrace strains, it’s a great choice for someone looking to stay more focused and alert during the day, and it’s no surprise that it’s a common choice for ADHD patients.  The euphoric effects are strong with this one, helping boost your mood while commonly causing fits of giggles, especially if you’re enjoying it socially.  Its earthy and sweet taste is super pungent, and almost hash-like.

Try: ELYXR HHC Cartridge 1 Gram in Amnesia Haze

#6: Purple Punch

Purple Punch is an easygoing strain that is easy to fall in love with.  An 80% indica-dominant hybrid, it’s perfect for relaxing after a long day, since its sedating qualities help you feel totally at peace, both mentally and physically.  It’s a good bedtime strain as well.  Plus, its flavor profile is completely enticing, tasting of plump grapes, rich vanilla cream, and aromatic spices.

Try: ELYXR 1 Gram Joint (75mg Delta 8 THC) in Purple Punch

#5: Lemon Jack

Lemon Jack is a 70% sativa-dominant strain that’s climbed the popularity ladder quite a bit in the last couple of years.  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.  Largely because of its Kush 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

#4: Hawaiian Haze

Hawaiian Haze is an in-demand 50/50 hybrid with a yummy flavor profile of sweet tropical fruits, and it’s commonly recommended to people with various mood disorders because of its mood-balancing effects.  It’s 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

#3: Zkittlez

Zkittlez is a 70% indica-dominant hybrid, with a flavor that totally justifies its name, offering sweet, tangy, and fruity notes.  Its blissful high is beloved among North Carolinians, keeping them coming back for more.  Keep in mind that this is a sleepy strain, so it’s best reserved for nighttime, as the high can be very drowsy.  Overall, partakers love how much it lulls away stress and worry while delivering a sense of relief and release throughout the muscles.

Try: ELYXR Delta 8 Disposable Vape 1 Gram in Zkittlez 

#2: Tahoe OG

Tahoe OG is a 90% indica-dominant strain with a staggering THC concentration and numerous therapeutic uses on the medicinal market.  Genetically related to OG Kush, this strain has generous mood-boosting qualities while making your body feel utterly at ease from head to toe, which is why so many people reach for it at nighttime, when they’re ready to forget about their worries and melt into the couch.

Try: ELYXR Delta 8 Disposable Vape 2 Grams in Tahoe OG

#1: Runtz

Runtz is one of the most sought-after strains of all time, and this 50/50 hybrid is a bit deceiving.  Despite being balanced between sativa and indica, its effects are heavy on the indica side of the spectrum, and don’t be surprised if you doze off once its high is at its peak.  Its psychoactive effects are also known for being way longer-lasting than most strains out there, keeping you high for hours, so bear that in mind.  And, its flavor is just like the name, which is always a nice plus.

Try: ELYXR Delta 8 Cartridge 1 Gram in Runtz

The Old North State Has Their Strains of Choice 

The people of North Carolina have made it clear that they know their cannabis strains, and we’re glad to see so many of our favorites on this list.  Now, if you don’t want to track these strains down in person, the good news is that ELYXR has you covered with all of the above cultivars paired with your favorite psychoactive cannabinoids.

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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.