The Funniest Strain Names


Strain names are more than just labels; they are a blend of art, humor and storytelling.

Enthusiasts and growers are getting more creative with the names they give to their strains. Some of these names are not only funny, but also offer a glimpse into the culture and thought process behind cannabis breeding.

This week, we uncover some of the funniest and most absurd strain names, along with the stories behind them.

There's thousands of cannabis strains, it includes a wide range of pure breeds (landraces), established hybrids, and newer experimental crosses. The number continues to grow as more strains are developed and documented, especially in regions with a legal cannabis industry, but here's our top 20 funniest names!

Alaskan Thunderf--k

Originally known as "Matanuska Thunderf--k" after the Matanuska Valley in Alaska, this strain's name was a nod to its potent effects and the rugged, untamed nature of its origin. The strain is known for its powerful euphoria and is as wild in its effects as its name suggests.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Alien

The name of this strain is a play on the title of the famous movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". It's known for its potent hybrid effects that can leave users in a state of relaxed introspection, much like a hidden alien contemplating the universe.

Bob Saget OG

Named after the famous comedian and TV host, Bob Saget OG is known for its uplifting and happy effects, much like its namesake's humor. This strain pays homage to Saget's ability to bring laughter and lightness, which mirrors the effects of the strain itself.

Green Crack

Despite its controversial name, Green Crack is known for its sharp energy and focus as it induces an invigorating mental buzz. The name, originally coined by rapper Snoop Dogg, suggests the intense and energetic high it provides.

Cat Piss

This oddly named strain is notorious for its ammonia-like smell that vaguely resembles cat urine. Despite its off-putting name, Cat Piss is a potent strain with a surprisingly pleasant high.

Zombie Kush

Created from a blend of different Kush strains, Zombie Kush is named for its heavy, sedative effects that can leave users feeling like they're in a zombie-like state. It's a favorite for those seeking deep relaxation or a good night's sleep.

Laughing Buddha

Named for its cheerful and uplifting effects, Laughing Buddha is a strain that can induce a case of the giggles, much like its namesake's cheerful demeanor. It's a popular choice for social gatherings and light-hearted occasions.

Jesus OG

With a name that's both reverent and controversial, Jesus OG offers a heavenly high that some say is almost spiritual. It's known for its calming effects that can bring a sense of peace and well-being.

Purple Urkle

Named after the nerdy character Steve Urkel from the 1990s sitcom "Family Matters," Purple Urkle is a deep purple strain. Its effects are as memorable as the character it's named after, often leading to relaxation and euphoria.

Super Lemon Haze

This strain gets its name from its strong lemony aroma and zesty, citrusy taste. Super Lemon Haze is known for its uplifting and energetic effects, making it a popular choice for daytime use.


Simple yet evocative, Cheese is known for its strong, cheesy smell. It's a classic strain that has spawned numerous offshoots, all of which retain this distinct, dairy-like aroma.

Granddaddy Purple

Often abbreviated as GDP, Granddaddy Purple is a famous strain known for its deep purple color. Its name suggests both its status as a "granddaddy" in the cannabis world and its purple appearance.

Agent Orange

Named for its bright orange hairs and citrus aroma, Agent Orange is a strain that stands out for its unique appearance and taste profile. Despite its somewhat controversial name, it's popular for its balanced effects.


The name of this strain reflects its powerful effects that hit users like a freight train. Known for its intense cerebral high, Trainwreck is favored by those seeking a powerful experience.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is named for its dreamy, cerebral effects. It has a sweet berry aroma and is popular for providing a balanced, full-bodied experience without overwhelming sedation.

Durban Poison

Native to the South African city of Durban, Durban Poison is a pure sativa strain known for its energetic and uplifting effects. The name reflects both its origin and its potent, almost toxic effects.

Sour Diesel

This strain gets its name from its diesel-like aroma, a pungent scent that is surprisingly popular among cannabis connoisseurs. Sour Diesel is known for its fast-acting, energetic effects.

Pineapple Express

Named after the stoner movie of the same name, Pineapple Express is known for its sweet tropical flavors and aromas. It provides a long-lasting, energetic buzz, much like the adventurous spirit of the movie.

Girl Scout Cookies

Often abbreviated as GSC, Girl Scout Cookies is named for its sweet and earthy aroma reminiscent of the famous cookies. It's celebrated for its potent effects, producing a euphoric high and powerful relaxation.

Jack Herer

Named in honor of the famous cannabis activist and author, Jack Herer is a strain known for its blissful, clear-headed and creative effects. It's a fitting tribute to a man who was a prominent advocate for the legalization of cannabis.

These creatively named strains not only highlight the playful and imaginative side of cannabis culture, but also hint at the diverse effects and tastes cannabis can offer.

Each name tells a story, whether it's about the strain's effects, aroma, origin, or a tribute to a person or pop culture.

As the industry grows and evolves, we can expect even more imaginative and amusing strain names to emerge, adding a touch of humor and personality to the world of cannabis.

At Cannerald we believe that education empowers people, not only in this field but in every aspect of life. Let's keep advancing the cannabis story together.