The Ultimate List of Marijuana Strains in Arizona
Arizona has become known as the "cannabis capital of the Southwest," and for good reason—in Arizona dispensaries, enthusiasts can find all of the classic marijuana strains plus several homegrown AZ originals. With over 100 dispensaries in the Phoenix metro area alone, there's plenty to explore and discover when shopping for marijuana in AZ.
Popular Marijuana Strain List for AZ
Some of the most popular marijuana strains in Arizona are classic strains that you'll find around the country. If you're visiting a dispensary or attending a cannabis-infused dinner in AZ, you can expect to find at least one of these strains on the menu.
Alien Cookies is a balanced 50% sativa/50% indica hybrid from Alien Dawg and Girl Scout Cookies with happy, uplifting, relaxing effects and a smooth high. It has a THC level of 21%, which is pleasantly mild on the first hit and sedating if you have any more.
Because of its balanced uplifting profile, Alien Cookies might help support appetite loss, pain, muscle spasms, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Users say this strain is ideal when paired with creative and relaxing pursuits.
Cherry Punch is a balanced hybrid from Cherry AK-47 and Purple Punch with happy, euphoric, and relaxing effects. It contains an average of 23-24% THC with a high that's described as "mellow" but that won't necessarily make you melt into the couch.
Cherry Punch is frequently used as a daytime strain, especially for relaxing in the afternoon. Its euphoric and relaxing effects also make this strain attractive to people who suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and glaucoma-related intraocular eye pressure.
Citral Glue is a rare hybrid strain that is slightly heavier on the indica. This strain is the product of Gorilla Glue #4 and Citral Skunk, with an average THC level of 22-24%. While Citral Glue offers light physical relaxation, the high is very much cerebral—leaving the user feeling euphoric and blissfully unable to think or focus on anything at all.
The indica-heaviness of this popular AZ strain may be helpful for chronic pain, headaches, migraines, depression, chronic fatigue, nausea, and appetite loss. Whether you need relief or just going for the high, be sure to clear space into your schedule for melting into the couch.
King Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid from OG Kush and Grape. While this high-THC strain (av. 19-27%) is described as "slightly sleepy," it still allows you to think clearly enough to read a book or chat with friends around a campfire.
If you like to keep your cannabis use on the down-low, this strain will put your smell-hiding skills to the test. The spicy-sweet grape and diesel aromas are especially pungent and are best smoked around marijuana-loving friends.
Thanks to the high level of indica and THC, some people like King Kush for pain relief, cramps, muscle spasms, insomnia, depression, and chronic stress. As the heavy flavor may make some cough, you might want to experiment with different ways to enjoy this strain.
If you like the taste of candy, you're sure to love Runtz. A cross of Zkittlez and Gelato, Runtz offers a balanced sativa-indica profile with 19-29% THC and the sweet taste of candy. The Runtz high begins in the head and gradually spreads over the entire body, calming and soothing as it goes. Because of its sedating effects, this strain is best enjoyed at night.
As Runtz is especially sedating, it might help with issues like insomnia, stress, anxiety, and pain. The high level of THC might also help to increase appetite thanks to the effect widely known as “the munchies.”
Referred to as Stoopid Fruits or Stoopid Fruit, this product of Humboldt Seed Co. comes from a long line of heady sativas, and at 80% sativa, it doesn't disappoint. The sweet tropical flavor on the inhale and sour citrus taste on the exhale bring with them a rush of energy and creativity that is perfect for creative pursuits and getting things done. At 20-25% THC, a single hit is usually all you need.
Thanks to its uplifting properties, Stoopid Fruits may help with issues like depression, fatigue, stress, and migraines. The high THC percentage of this strain might also be helpful for severe nausea and wasting syndrome—both of which are qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in Arizona.
If you like the name, you'll probably like the strain. Wedding pie—a product of Wedding Cake and Grape Pie—has a sweet flavor with hints of nutty dough and berries. This slightly indica-dominant strain has a THC percentage around 20-22% that creates a heavy tingly body high and relaxed, unfocused buzz that lasts for days (okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but you’re definitely going to feel it).
As a full-on couchlock strain, Wedding Pie may help with things like pain, inflammation, insomnia, headaches, and the spasticity associated with conditions like multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, brain injury, and spinal injury.
Unique Marijuana Strain List for AZ
These strains are Arizona-born and bred, so if you’re looking for a uniquely local experience, these are the strains to try. While you probably won’t find these strains in every single dispensary in town (some of them are private label), when you do, you’ll be in for a treat.
Boba Fett is an original indica-dominant strain created by Herbal Wellness Center by crossing Snake Eyes and Lemon Haze Bubblegum. The result is an uplifting, happy strain with a delicious blend of citrusy and piney aromas.
With its heavier indica profile, Boba Fett could be a good choice for people who experience chronic pain and appetite loss. The "pleasant cognitive sensations" offered by this strain might also be helpful for migraines.
Snake Eyes OG
Another private reserve strain sold at Herbal Wellness Center in Phoenix and Chandler, Snake Eyes OG was bred as a cross between Donna OG and Bubba Skywalker. The result is a slightly indica-dominant strain with 22-28% THC that offers a sweet lemon and pine flavor that's slightly earthy on the exhale.
The deeply relaxing effects of Snake Eyes OG could help with insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, and pain relief. Snake Eyes OG’s strong cerebral and physical effects strain might also help with ADD/ADHD.
Phoenix Cannabis Company's Bear Candy strain blends Candy Landy and Animal Cookies BX2 into a well-balanced strain with a strong side of euphoria thanks to its high potency at 25.9% THC. Bear Candy has a citrusy flavor with a touch of skunk and relaxes the body while uplifting the mind. The result is a sense of motivation without worry or stress.
If used for wellness, the energizing, motivating effects of Bear Candy might help with fatigue and depression while its relaxing effects make it an attractive strain for stress and minor pain. Additionally, the high THC level could help to increase appetite in people who struggle to eat.
Phoenix Cannabis Company's take on this sativa-dominant favorite offers strong psychoactive effects at 28.4%. Animal Face (in general) is a cross between Face Off OG and Animal Mints, resulting in a sour, citrusy-skunky aroma and long-lasting uplifting effects. As a sativa-dominant strain, it's ideal when you need to be productive, so have this one during the day.
The long-lasting relaxation provided by Animal Face makes it an attractive strain for people with chronic pain, arthritis, and muscle spasms while the happy/productive sativa buzz attracts customers with depression, anxiety, and stress. The high THC level could potentially help with appetite loss and nausea.
Benefits for Medical Marijuana Card Holders
Although any adult aged 21 and above can shop for the strains on this list in Arizona, medical marijuana patients do enjoy a few extra benefits. For example, MMJ cardholders are exempt from paying any excise tax, lowering Arizona marijuana prices by a full 16%. Furthermore, special discounts and free medical marijuana programs may only be accessible if you have a card.
If you have one of Arizona’s qualifying conditions, all you need to do is schedule an in-person or an online medical card evaluation with a board-certified physician. Then apply for a card through the Arizona Department of Health Services. The card costs $150 and is valid for two years.
Enjoy Top-Shelf Strains in Arizona
Whether you are eligible for an MMJ card or go the recreational route (available to adults age 21 and above), this marijuana strain list for AZ will provide you with several winning strain ideas to enjoy by yourself and with friends.
For discounts on the best green herb, be sure to search for daily deals and member-only specials, and don’t hesitate to ask your budtender for strain recommendations to fit your needs.