What are some Ideal Marijuana Strains for Beginners to Grow? For starters, choosing which strain to grow as a beginner grower may be a bit daunting. Especially when even browsing on Leafly there are 2,763 strains to discover! Each strain has different attributes associated with it. The 3 main traits that stand out amongst growers and users alike are whether or not the strain chosen happens to be a Hybrid, Sativa or Indica. The following attributes that stand out next usually would be the potency of the strain, ie THC/CBD content. Proceeding the THC/CBD content is the estimated yield of the marijuana plant, ie how much flower the plant will produce. Next, is the strain auto-flowering or photoperiod? And lastly, hardiness. Hardiness refers to the strains resistance to mould, fungus and insects.

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese is a heavy hitting Indica strain derived from crossing a Blueberry male and the original UK Cheese strains. Beginner growers will be happy to know that based on a scale of easy, medium or hard, Blue Cheese is a solid easy! Blue Cheese plants will reach a height of anywhere between 30-70 inches. With the expected flowering stage anywhere between 7-9 weeks. With the average yield bringing in 1-3 ounces of berry and cheese scented buds perfect for a night in of relaxation!


Magnum, similar to the extra large safety fun bag that immediately comes to my mind when I hear that word is a high-yielding hybrid. Buddha seeds took a mixture of Sativa and Indica strains to breed this flavourful strain boasting full flavours of earthy, citrus and lemon flavours. Although the buds themselves have a spicy smell associated with them. Growers can expect Magnum plants to reach a height of 30-70 inches, with flowering expected 10-12 weeks in and high yields! About 3-6 ounces worth of uplifting and energetic buds!

Lemon Kush

Lemon Kush is a delicious hybrid strain with a number of possible parent strains because of breeder specific variations. That being said, all variations of Lemon Kush leave growers with small, light green powdery buds covered with white trichomes. Lemon Kush plants reach a height of up to 30-70 inches and reach their flowering stage at 7-9 weeks. Similar to Blue Cheese and Magnum, Lemon Kush is a solid easy on the difficulty to grow scale. Growers can expect high yields, ranging around 3-6 ounces.


Barney’s farm breeds the strain LSD by crossing the strains Mazar-I-Sharif with Skunk #1 to produce a strain that is capable of thriving in most growing conditions. Another upside for novice growers to choose to grow the strain LSD is the fact it’s a disease resistant plant. LSD plants reach a height of 30-70 inches and yield an impressive 3-6 ounces worth of psychedelic-like inducing buds. Now while LSD does deliver users with a heavy body buzz and cerebral high, there’s no LSD guys. Just a heavy hitting strain boasting stellar THC levels of up to 24%.

White Widow

White Widow is a familiar strain, one that I remember smoking first over 15 years ago! Originating in the Netherlands from Green House Seeds in the 1990s. White Widows a hybrid cross from the strains Brazillian Sativa Landrace and South Indian Indica. Similar to the other contenders on the list, Wide Widow on a scale of easy, medium and hard is a solid easy! Growing to a height of 30-70 inches and producing a yield of 1-3 ounces with flowering stage somewhere between 7-9 weeks. White Widow buds are covered in resin and crystals, leaving users with a powerful dose of happiness, relaxation and euphoria!

So, which Ideal Marijuana Strains for Beginners to Grow will you choose? Because all around North America there are so many places one could grow!