Much like several other countries on the European continent, Italy is warming up to cannabis. The herb is now legal on medicinal and industrial grounds, with recreational use remaining decriminalized. Reports show that a large percentage of the Italian population smokes weed, and it appears a fair few of them like to grow it too.
According to our statistics, we have received almost 3 million page views from Italy within the last 2 years. Our site data has identified some of the most popular varieties within the nation, with the majority of traffic flowing towards the ten strains detailed below.
The popularity of Gorilla Glue within Italy indicates that Italians have a preference for potency. This strain is the product of accidental cross-pollination between Chocolate Diesel, Sour Dubb, and Chem’s Sister. Despite the lack of intention, the results were groundbreaking. This ultra-powerful indica variety boasts a THC level of up to 30%, which fuels a high that sends a thrum of relaxation throughout the body, putting muscles at ease and relieving the mind of daily stress. A bong hit or blunt toke will leave tastes of sweetness, fuel, citrus, pine, and earth on the tongue.
Gorilla Glue has a medium growing difficulty and features a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. Both indoor and outdoor plants grow to a tall height and offer medium yields.
This sativa-dominant Haze variety is enjoyed by Italians because of her elevating high and zesty taste. These flowers make an excellent smoke when partaking in outdoor activities such as hiking and skating. The energetic and stimulating effects go hand in hand with a fresh shot of espresso in the morning. Super Lemon Haze is the product of parent strains Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. The fruity terpenes within her flowers provide striking notes of fresh lemon citrus.
Super Lemon Haze has a tall and lanky structure with significant space between nodes. However, her flowers grow tall, creating the look of a large pillar of buds. She has a slightly lengthy flowering time of 10 weeks, but the wait is more than worth it. She reaches her full potential outdoors with a yield of 800–1200g/plant.
Amnesia Haze is another legend of the Haze family, forged using Jamaican, Afghan, Laotian, and Hawaiian genetics. This genetic diversity generated impressive results, including a THC level of 22–24% and cerebral effects that oil the cogs of the mind and stimulate creative thoughts and inspiring conversations. Her flowers are home to a wide array of terpenes that offer contrasting tastes of sweetness, pepper, citrus, spice, and earth. Amnesia Haze steals the show in the grow room with large, tapered buds abundant with frosty trichomes and pointy sugar leaves.
Her buds can be cultivated with relative ease both indoors and out. Indoor plants reach a maximum height of 140cm and produce a yield of 600g/m². Plants grown outdoors within garden beds and pots reach a height of 175–250cm and are capable of producing a large yield. Amnesia Haze has a relatively long flowering time of 12–13 weeks.
White Widow is an indica-dominant legend of the cannabis world, and her Brazilian and South Indian genetics are well-suited to growing in warm Italian gardens. She’s truly a sight for sore eyes, boasting a wide canopy featuring many tall colas. Her THC level of 20–22% offers a high you won’t soon forget. The high makes the body feel at ease whilst allowing the mind to wander. She makes for a great party smoke due to her social and talkative effects.
White Widow is a straightforward strain to grow, tolerating minor beginner errors with ease. Indoor plants grow to a medium height and offer a yield of 450g/m². Plants grown outdoors under the Italian sun will maintain a medium height and produce a harvest of 500g/plant. She has a brief flowering time of 8 weeks.
Kush genetics are known for their powerful indica highs that can temporarily vanquish pain and sleep issues in some users. Critical Kush is a fine example of these genetics, containing 90–100% indica. This stoning lady was forged in the breeding room using parent strains Critical Mass and OG Kush. Her THC level of 20–25% initiates a near-instantaneous high, with CBD levels of between 1–2% adding a calm and clear-headed effect.
The bounty brought forth by Critical Kush has serious aesthetic appeal, sporting frosty green flowers decorated in orange pistils and purple sugar leaves. This strain is easy to grow and will be ready to harvest and trim after 8–9 weeks of flowering. Indoor plants grow to a height of approximately 100cm and offer a yield of 600g/m². Outdoor plants maintain a short height and offer a large yield.
Haze genetics are definitely favored within Italy. G13 Haze is another impressive specimen belonging to this family, created using Hawaiian Haze and G13. This strain features 80% sativa genetics and generates a THC level of 21%. Her potency and tastes of citrus, sweetness, and pine make her an excellent selection when planning to make edibles, tinctures, oils, and other extracts. The high induced by G13 Haze edibles is long-lasting and borders on psychedelic, invoking new ideas and creative states.
G13 Haze offers similar yields in all growing environments. Indoor plants offer a rewarding yield of 550g/m² and reach a medium height. Outdoor plants peak at 100cm and offer a moderate yield.
OG Kush is an all-star strain that stems from the West Coast of the US. This ocean-grown cultivar was an instant hit the moment it reached the Italian border. As well as providing an enjoyable recreational high, OG Kush has been reported to possess therapeutic qualities that include anxiety reduction, pain relief, and the easing of gastrointestinal issues. The heavy indica effects of this strain result in a rampant appetite, so be sure to have some snacks at hand when indulging.
OG Kush is of medium growing difficulty and has a flowering time of 8 weeks. If you are growing indoors, expect your plants to reach a height of around 120cm and produce a yield of 425–475g/m².
Jack Herer is a massively popular strain within many European countries, and Italy is no exception. It’s easy to see why this strain has reached such a level of fame, considering she was bred using some of the finest strains around: Haze, Skunk, and Northern Lights. Jack Herer is comprised of a close balance of sativa and indica genetics and houses high THC values, lending to a high that stones the body and shrouds the mind in a psychoactive haze.
Jack Herer produces densely packed buds loaded with citrus flavor. This durable strain has a medium growing difficulty and a flowering time of 8–10 weeks. She can be grown well in small spaces as she maintains a medium size throughout the entire grow cycle.
Blueberry is a strain for casual smokers and cannabis connoisseurs alike. She provides much more than just an indica high. Her terpene profile infuses each toke with sumptuous notes of blueberry. She’s also a popular strain among cannabis chefs who use her potent flavor to craft deliciously stoning edibles. These tastes were achieved by breeding the terpene-rich Fruity Juice with potent indica variety Afghani.
Blueberry reaches a medium height both indoors and out. Yields are similarly moderate. She features a flowering time of 8–9 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest during the month of October.
This slightly indica-dominant variety was forged using parent strains OG Kush and Durban Poison, with the sole goal of creating a high-THC powerhouse capable of stoning the majority of smokers after just a few tokes. Her compact and widely spaced buds are drenched in frosty trichomes and house a massive THC content of 25–28%. Within seconds of smoking this strain, users will begin to feel an uplifting cerebral high paired with a physical body-buzz. Each toke is infused with flavors of sweetness, fruit, and mint.
Girl Scout Cookies grows to a medium height both indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants provide a satisfying yield of around 450g/m² and will be ready for the axe after a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. Plants cultivated outdoors produce a medium yield and will be ready for plucking during October.