Cannabis seeds from California have been a staple of the cannabis community since the early days. As legalization has swept across the country in recent years, so has California’s reputation for producing good quality weed.
This article will introduce you to some of the brands that have been famous for years and some newcomers that are starting to make a name for themselves in this exciting cannabis industry with a rich and colourful history. We’ll also share our thoughts on each producer and what we enjoyed about their strains (and what we didn’t). If you’re in a rush and need to know who is best, scroll down to the end for our quick recommendations.
But for now, let’s learn about California cannabis seeds.
A Short History of a Long Story
The history of California cannabis cultivation goes back to the late 1970s when the first seeds were imported from neighbouring Mexico, where cannabis growing had been established for thousands of years. The seeds were first used by hippies and Deadheads, who brought the Mexican seeds over to grow in the warm coastal regions of San Francisco and then Humboldt. The heavy abundance of cannabis soon attracted the law, who tried to seize the crop many times.
But eventually, it became evident that trying to eradicate cannabis was a waste of taxpayers’ dollars. So, in 1996 the Californian government legalized medical marijuana – this led to further legalization in 2012, resulting in full-scale legalization for recreational use. Nowadays, it is common for young farmers from all over California to participate in a competition (High Times Cannabis Cup) held annually. The winners receive great prizes: trips worldwide, cash awards and fame among their colleagues.
The Most Popular Brands
The cannabis seeds from California have a reputation for being some of the best in the world. So, to help you find the right strain for your particular needs, here are all the strains we’ve reviewed that originate from California, either completely or partially.
Canna Farms: Canna Farms is a producer and distributor of cannabis seeds located in Abbotsford, British Columbia. They have a huge portfolio of different varieties with tiered pricing depending on their market price. Their impressive portfolio includes Sativa’s, Indica’s and hybrids, giving you a wide variety to choose from. Their genetics are selected based on their THC levels, productivity and yield across all conditions. These are high-quality seeds for the most discerning cannabis connoisseurs, and their awards speak for themselves in the past few years.
Canna Farms also has a range of products, including dried flowers, edibles, and extracts. Their strains are usually named based on the region they originated from, and they pride themselves on high yields and quality. If you’re looking for organic produce grown with the environment in mind, then this is the place for you.
The Canna Farms Blackberry Kush strain is their most popular hybrid because of its juicy nugs brimming with power THC. It has 75% Indica content and 25% Sativa content, making it perfect for anybody who wants to relax at the end of their day. It is great for pain, inflammation and anxiety.
This is a strong 2-way hybrid that produces large yields in a short amount of time. It is one of the most popular strains in the Golden State. It combines the best aspects of Jack Herer and White Widow and is a perfect strain for those looking for a powerful high that doesn’t leave them couch-locked or sleepy.
Aurora Cannabis: Aurora is one of the most famous cannabis brands and one of the most valued investors. Founded in 2014 by John Fowler and Jahan Marcu, Aurora has a wide variety of products that include flowers and pre-rolls and oils and concentrates. They have an excellent reputation, have been awarded accreditation by the Canadian government and are the first cannabis company listed on the NYSE. The company has a near-monopoly in Canada, which allows them to charge premium prices for their products. Their massive production facilities offer high quality, organic cannabis products at affordable prices.
The Peace Nectar strain by Aurora is a unique California seed strain created from a parent with strains from Northern and Southern California: Afghani and Jamaican #1. The result is a beautiful Indica that has a reputation of being easy to grow and tasty smoke. It can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse, and it prefers full sun to part shade. It is best smoked at the end of the day, and it is also excellent for nighttime use. The high produced by this strain varies depending on your mood, but we’d say that it’s mild and relaxing with a mild head buzz.
The Girl Scout Cookies strain by Aurora is a classic strain that’s been around for over 20 years. It’s a high-quality hybrid that produces an Indica-dominant high with very few negative side effects. Its aroma is earthy and sweet pine, followed by waves of fruity berry flavours, and finally notes of cinnamon, citrus and fruity candy. The effect is a happy and long-lasting euphoria with waves of berry flavours.
Blue Diamond OG: Blue Diamond was founded in the early ’80s by Charlie Carlson & Bruce X Carlson (now retired). They developed strains for their friends who smoked it when they lived in California (which was legal then). Their friends from California loved it so much that they took seeds with them when they returned home. After a few years, this newly grown cannabis was beginning to reach different regions of the US, starting a huge movement of “OG” strains.
The Blue Diamond OG strain by BLUE had an excellent reputation long before it became available commercially. It is considered the first OG Kush variety on the market and is produced by crossing OG Kush with unknown Indica and Sativa strains. The result of this cross was a new, hybrid strain that combines the best qualities of both its parents: vigour and yield from OG Kush, easy growth and high THC levels from unknown seeds.
The strain has a unique structure with dark green nugs and is said to have a fruity and earthy aroma. The Blue Diamond OG strain has been bred by crossing something that grows like a short OG Kush with something that grows like an Indica: the result is a hybrid that grows tall, fast, buds heavy and fast. However, it’s still a very stable high-yield that can be grown outdoors in any weather in an environment medium to warm. It is usually used for medicinal purposes but can also be smoked recreationally.
Harlequin: Harlequin (AKA Pineapple Kush) is a massive plant (up to 30+ feet). It has an aroma of tropical blooms with pineapples at its core, surrounded by fresh earth. The high, which immediately hits you, is relaxation with a head buzz. It is ideal for pain relief and muscle aches. The Harlequin strain produces nugs heavy on the THC content and rare light on the CBN content.
The strain’s buds are long and dense, with hints of peach and berry in the aroma, complemented by a spicy, earthy undertone. This combination allows for a mellow but clear high without feeling too sleepy or stoned to function. This strain is ideal for those who want to relax after work or school but don’t smoke enough to enjoy cannabis regularly as a hobby.
Lollipops: The Lollipops strain is a hybrid of Lemon Skunk and Chemdawg. It originated in Texas by crossing the Lemon Skunk phenotype with an unknown Indica strain. What resulted was a new strain already popular amongst high-end cannabis users in the Texas area but not yet on the market to the general public. That’s why we call it our “secret Santa” gift for anyone who needs to be gifted with some fine cannabis strains.
The strain has a lemon-scented aroma when steamed and berry and skunky overtones when smoked. The high is strong from beginning to end, but it is not too heavy. It’s a smooth high that works well for pain relief and euphoria, with a hint of sedation.
The strain will grow easily indoors or out in any climate conditions. The buds are sticky with lots of trichomes, and the high is strong from beginning to end, but it is only mildly sedating without putting you to sleep. This is the perfect strain for those who want medical-grade cannabis without getting stoned out of their mind but still need some pain relief or relaxing.
Amp’s Ghost: Amp’s Ghost (AKA Big Bud) is a strain first bred by West Coast Cannabis Seeds in California. This strain has a strong high from beginning to end, with effects felt in 30 minutes. The high is cerebral and psychedelic, with great clarity, but not overly sedating or sleepy like many other strains.
The buds are small compared to most strains, and they have very few hairs, giving them a very sticky feel to the touch. This strain contains high levels of THC and is quite potent when smoked. Sativa genetics combine well with Indica genetics to provide the high that many enjoy.
This gives a clean, clear and energetic high perfect for daytime medicinal use. It is an excellent strain for those who want pain relief without the intense sedation common in other strains. Although the bud is small, it produces strong muscles and allows users to remain functional. It is a great strain that provides many medicinal properties and has a pleasant flavour.
Bacardi 151: Bacardi 151 (AKA Bacardi rocket fuel) is a high THC and low CBD strain created in California back in the 1990s by crossing Chemdawg with Rocket Fuel (a Hybrid). It has very strong flavours that can be described as citrus, pine and diesel with a hint of fruitiness.
This is a strain that will hit you hard, with effects felt quickly in just a few minutes. The high is euphoric and relaxing, but it also provides energy without sedating. This makes it easy to use during the day and doesn’t get you couch-locked or sleepy.
The flavours are very distinct, and the buds are sticky with lots of trichomes, giving them a strong smell that won’t go unnoticed. The high can be felt immediately after smoking and lasts for many hours while still being one of the easiest strains to function on. This strain is the perfect mix of flavour and potency.
Weed Seeds For Sale In California
Here at Purple Haze, we aim to provide seeds for the highest quality cannabis seeds available. If you’re looking for a new and different smoke, have a look at our marijuana seed shop. We have been selling high-quality cannabis seeds since 2008 and have been providing the cannabis community with one of the most trusted online seed shops on the web.
We only deal in cannabis seeds because we are marijuana growers ourselves, so you can be completely confident that we know what we are doing and know how to provide you with high-quality marijuana strains. We stock regular, feminized and autoflowering seeds, which means there will be something for everyone.
We stock a wide range of strains, including some of the most popular cannabis strains on the market today. You can order in complete confidence as all our seeds are delivered in discreet packaging that is impossible to identify as containing marijuana seeds. We have developed this reliable and quick shipping system over the past years, and it works extremely well. Every order is shipped out within 24 hours, and you will receive your seeds within 3-5 days.
In addition to regular marijuana seeds, we offer a selection of feminized marijuana seeds (all with female plants), which means you don’t have to go through the time-consuming process of sexing your plants or preventing male plants from pollinating your females.
Here at Purple Haze, we also provide autoflowering seeds, and our complete range of cannabis seeds for sale includes feminized and autoflowering varieties. The best thing about autoflowering marijuana seeds is that they only take a few weeks to develop, and the plants grow tall, so you can plant them in pots or small beds indoors without worrying about your plants taking over your garden.
With the high levels of THC in this type of cannabis seed, you can expect a very powerful high with great body effects that will leave you totally relaxed and still functional. It produces some very potent buds. These cannabis strains have been crossed with Ruderalis strains to get these high THC levels.
You can also order cannabis seeds from trusted and legal vendors in our shop. In California, the use of cannabis is completely legal for medical use and recreational use. This means that you can order marijuana seeds with complete confidence through our online cannabis seed shop. You will get shipped discreetly, and we know it’s impossible to identify that they are marijuana seeds when delivered to your door.