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Exotic Weed and What Makes it Different

The possibility of varying cannabis strains is literally endless and through breeding methods growers are able to achieve what the Cannabis Industry considers Exotic strains. Growers select the plants with the strongest genetics to pair with others, repeated a number of times over the course of years to create new and superior cannabis strains. Sought after genetic traits include but are not limited to High THC, bud density, bud size, unique colors (purples, blues, bright greens and orange hairs) and grow resilience (able to naturally fight off bugs and disease). Once the grower/breeder has found the match they deem superior a new strain is created and coined with a new and Exotic strain name. From these choice plants and strains, the process can be repeated over and over creating new crosses on top of crosses.

The environment for this process is important. Whether grown outdoors or indoors, the environmental variables must remain consistent, including watering and feeding regiments, which allows controlled variables to be adjusted such as light, heat, humidity and isolation from outside intruders to achieve the desired outcome. Genetic traits of Cannabis can be more expressive or dormant through intentional manipulation of the environmental factors.

For example, Gorilla Glue or GG#4, is a vary popular strain that has under gone a number of genetic changes over the years to create new strains emphasizing the best traits of this popular strain. The outcome can be found by seeking out strains like New Glue, Dancing Gorilla, Monkey Wrench, GG#5, Duct Tape and many others.

On the other side of this process, growers and breeders also seek Landrace Strains and work in a similar fashion through environmental controls to express the desired traits without the influence of cross breeding. Durban Poison, Acapulco Gold, Chocolate Thai, Panama Red, Lamb's Bread, Afghan Kush and Hindu Kush are examples of Landrace strains that once grew only in there specific geographical location and because of this, were not altered either through intentional cross breeding or natural cross breeding.

If you are in the market looking to try something new and Exotic we have listed some examples below that are popular within the cannabis community.

Popular Exotic Strains: Wedding Cake, Point Break, Granddaddy Purple, The Soap, Cookies, Lime Skunk, Lemonndae, GMO, Purple Punch, Ice Cream Cake, Runtz, Zkittles, Gelato, Strawnanna, Kush Mints, Slurricane and many more.

For access to all these strains and more you can visit our shop at 11325 HWY 99 Everett or online ( or your local dispensary/weed store.

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