The history of the Chemdog line of cannabis strains is long, convoluted, and fascinating , with an origin story that dates back to bag seed salvaged from an ounce of primo bud sold on a Grateful Dead tour back in 1991. Perhaps most famous for its incredibly potent progeny—including Sour Diesel , OG Kush , and their many variants and offspring—the original Chemdog varietal (now known as Chemdog 91) remains among the most potent, flavorful, and sought after cannabis cuts of all time. Known for its earthy, skunky, diesel aroma and euphoric high, it’s often imitated, but rarely located these days.
As any cannabis enthusiast in California can attest, there’s no shortage of OG Kush crosses on the market, but one of the oldest and best has largely slipped off the radar. And that’s a shame, because Bubba OG—a hybrid of Pre-98 Bubba Kush and Ghost OG from Canadian breeders Dr. Greenthumb Seeds—delivers the former’s flavor and the latter’s potency, a truly winning combo. BOG (as it’s known to those who remember) can work wonders for chronic pain, muscle spasms, nausea, and insomnia.
What’s to stop someone from claiming to be in possession of a rare cutting of Pre-98 Bubba Kush when all they’ve really got is a run-of-the-mill OG? Nothing really, except honor, decency, and a desire not to be labeled a human paraquat and banished from the scene.
Or was was the strain named after the coffeeshop?
Direct from the Emerald Triangle—Northern California’s famed cannabis growing region—comes Mendo Purps, one of the classic purple strains with a flavor profile redolent of caramel coffee and woodsy pine. A harbinger of the “Purps” craze that drove the underground weed market in the mid-2000s, the purple pride of Mendocino County started life as a clone-only cutting and remains in sadly short supply.
Culling through their responses—plus some “big data” supplied by Leafly’s in-house researchers—I put together this highly-subjective list of rare and highly sought after cannabis varietals. Consider this only the start, so please add your “holy grail” strains in the comments. And yeah, if you happen to know where to track down a nice nug or two of Kali Mist , I can be reached via Twitter: @pot_handbook
This classic indica-dominant hybrid was on top of the world after bringing home 1st place at the 2001 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, but nowadays satisfying your Sweet Tooth will take some serious searching around. A remarkable blend of landrace strains from from Afghanistan , Hawaii , and Nepal , the buds come coated not in sugar, but in resin, and deliver a truly sweet smell of flowers and berries.
Rare Dankness’ ultimate goal is to provide the highest quality genetics from the very best sources directly to the cannabis community, especially those who use marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Rare Dankness’s goal is to provide the highest quality genetics to the Medical Marijuana community. The seedbank believe that education is key to eventual legalization and that is why they offer as much information as possible alongside each of their strains.
Their work is not intended to replicate mother plants but to compliment the masterful genetics that they have sourced by breeding with superior males.
While many of the strains in Rare Dankness library receive plenty of customer attention, there are some truly exceptional varieties that have becoming exceedingly popular. Their Midas Regular is a large yielding variety that has giant nugs and a phenomenal aroma and flavour, while their Moonshine Haze packs a fruity punch and can help with creativity and productiveness.
Rare Dankness’ current library of strains contain genetics that span thirty years of cultivation and represent the finest strains from history.
While the original Rare Dankness is based in Colorado and only breeds and sells their seeds in Colorado, they have established a sister company – RD Genetics who are based in Europe. The seeds that are created by RD Genetics are produced in local gardens in Spain. This is how Rare Dankness have infiltrated the European market, where there reputation continues to grow.
Through a global network of friends, Rare Dankness has been able to source some of the most sought after and rare genetics available on the market today.