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Cannabis Cup 2021 winners and where to buy them

Maybe it was a pandemic, or maybe we were just caked up on the strongest, funkiest, fire tree ever grown, but, wow, 2021 went by in the blink of an eye.

Only in hindsight can you make sense of the 16 US pot contests in 12 months. Judges threw down, sorting the bammer from the zaza so you don’t have to.

Like Leafly reported last year, many long-standing industry events still haven’t returned to their pre-pandemic glory. Promoters want to make sure everyone is safe, and a couple thousand people seshing in an enclosed space isn’t exactly safe again. But, thankfully, the cannabis community stayed nimble and innovative when it comes to working with and around health orders.

Many classic cannabis competitions went off this year, even expanding to new states and putting emerging brands—both craft and commercial—on the radar for new consumers and OGs alike.

As the holidays and their possibilities come into focus, here are our favorite cannabis cup 2021 winners from coast to coast, and where to get your (sanitized) hands on them.

California marijuana cup winners of 2021

Despite a harrowing year of fires and the looming threat that new state-level taxation will have on craft, equity, and legacy farms, the Golden State still proved their pot is unparalleled.

Blessed with 40 million people and the cannabis industry’s heartland, Humboldt, California hosted a slew of pot contests to find the greats: The Emerald Cup, a NorCal High Times Cannabis Cup, The Grow-Off, plus Weedcon and The 710 Cup.

The pandemic changed up The Emerald Cup’s format. The 2020 growing season’s winners were announced in April 2021, including Redwood Remedies’ Sour Tangie and Connected’s Gelonade. California growers and manufacturers enter now for the awards in early 2022.

The Emerald Cups 2021 winners trophies. (Courtesy The Emerald Cup)

The return of the NorCal Cannabis Cup didn’t disappoint, because NorCal growers would never let it. Some of the best buds in the state include:

    Cultivation’s Juice Z ’s Miracle Alien Cookies
  • and Super Lemon Haze by Garcia Hand Picked (yes, as in Jerry Garcia).

High Times events director Mark Kazinec is elated they were able to host their eponymous Cannabis Cups in seven states plus the national Hemp Cup this year, maintaining the “People’s Choice” format they adopted in 2020.

“It’s been great,” he says. “This People’s Choice model is way more democratized; it opens the judging up to a pool that is 10 times the size of what we used to do. …we’re hoping the world is very, very clean and safe next year, and we’ll get back to events as soon as we can.” Pennsylvania, you could be next!

The Grow-Off California 2021 strain—Hella Jelly, on the branch. (David Downs/Leafly)

The Grow-Off, a cultivator’s competition started in Colorado to see who in the state could grow the best version of the same clone, had two Cali showdowns for commercial and craft renditions of Hella Jelly (Very Cherry x Notorious THC). Humboldt-based boutique Fenario Farms won for both cannabinoids and terpene content.

WEEDCON proved you can win big even without the year’s most popular genetics in your nursery. The best flowers on the best coast were:

    (Moose Tracks X Tina) by Mohave Reserve
  • Sol Spirit Farm’s Rise and Shine Activate
  • and Peanut Butter Breath by Triple 7

They even had a sun-grown category, where DewPoint’s London Pound Cake seized gold.

And if you’re so high you can’t roll, the Papaya Sunset Hashish preroll by Axiom Hash was dubbed the best “Exotic” pre-roll.

Want more extracts? The same connoisseurs behind the impending Farmer’s Cup hosted the 710 Cup earlier in the year to spotlight the best dabs made every which way; you can go the cured route with the XJ13 batter by Blessed Extracts, get live with the flavorful, aromatic Errl Hill’s Forbidden Cookies, or (as I always recommend) stick with solventless in the form of Paradox’s Papaya Bomb.

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Oregon marijuana cup winners of 2021

Oregon rounded out the West Coast’s return to judging hella fire weed with its Growers Cup, which is all the more impressive when you remember the whole region was on fire for months. Winners for flowers spanned the terpene spectrum, with:

  • an indoor GMO (Nelson & Company Organics)
  • a sun-grown Orange Push Pop x Animal Mintz (Dirt Dawgz)
  • and greenhouse Sherbacio (The Plant) showing out.

Papaya proves it’s one of the best dabs with Madrone Farms’ Solventless win, and fellow fruity Blueberry Muffin Live Resin Diamonds by Rebel Roots Farms won for solvent dabs.

Buy these winning Oregon brands near you:

  • Alter Farms
  • Decibel Farms
  • Grateful Greenery
  • Luvli
  • Nelson & Company Organics
  • NW Kind
  • Rebel Roots Farms

Washington marijuana cup winners of 2021

I’m calling it now, 2022 will be the year sun-grown flower gets its proper due. The Washington Sungrowers Industry Association’s fourth annual Sun Cup showcased the best buds grown under the sun, even with an extended fire season. CannaSol took first place once again with Blackberry Kush, while Kina THC’s In the Pines won for Light Dep, and Eagle Trees’ Royal AC-DC showed out for CBD-rich flower. Other categories include best vapes, concentrates, tinctures, and topicals.

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Colorado marijuana cup winners of 2021

Colorado’s Connoisseur Cup in April pointed locals at the goodness in 2021. A series of seven qualifiers led to a final in April. Natty Rems remains the brand to watch after wins for:

  • Golden Goat live resin cart
  • Lemon G Live Diamonds
  • And Clementine Live Batter

Best marijuana brands of Colorado:

  • Natty Rems
  • Billo Premium Cannabis
  • The Greenery Hash Factory
  • Evergreen Extracts
  • High Level Health

Michigan marijuana cup winners of 2021

High Times’ Kazinec tells me the Michigan People’s Choice Cannabis Cup was one for the books: “Michigan has a really amazing community, they have really great roots, and they focus on cannabis culture and art. It’s one of our best competitions that we have, and they’re pumping out fire, you know, year after year.”

Case in point: LocalGrove stole the show with stony smokes Mac 1 and Runtz, winning in the indica, hybrid, and both flower and preroll medical categories. Heavyweight Heads and their tangy Orangutan took the Sativa crown.

The Grow-Off also came to Michigan in 2021, part of a five-state countrywide expansion to include Colorado, California, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma.

“We selected these markets because Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and Michigan were three areas where growers were hounding us like, ‘We want to compete!’

The Grow-Off CEO Samantha Taylor

“This is the best competition,” CEO Samantha Taylor says. “We selected these markets because Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and Michigan were three areas where growers were hounding us like, ‘we want to compete!’ We wanted the opportunity for them to show what they can do to have the bragging rights of finishing like what I think is the hardest competition out there.”

Best marijuana brands of Michigan:

Massachusetts/New England marijuana cup winners of 2021

Like the New England Harvest Cup website says, “New England is Green!” With multiple states having legalized cannabis medically, recreationally, or both, it was high time this region stopped playing it old school. Massachusetts has emerged as the de-facto epicenter for events, hosting four different cannabis competitions:

  • the People’s Choice High Times Cup
  • a Grow-Off
  • the brand new Cultivator’s Cup
  • and the regional Harvest Cup
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Harvest Cup Founder & Director of Operations Jeremy Borjeson was inspired by his years attending the Emerald Cup when he lived in Santa Rosa.

“This year, we had more than we’ve ever had…167 total entries over 12 categories. My goal has really been to find the best product, the best product makers, and the best growers. And I think I’ve succeeded so far doing that,” he says.

Like its NorCal inspiration, Borjeson’s Harvest Cup showcases not just flowers, but the most creative cannabis creations in the region. It’s no surprise a Runtz variety, House of Cultivar’s Designer Runtz, took the indica crown, and City Slickers Genetics clinched victory with Pineapple Citrus for sativa.

Slap n Tickle freshly harvested at Bountiful Farms. (Courtesy Bountiful Farms)

No one else in the MA Cultivator’s Cup came close to beating Bountiful Farms, whose entries Pina Grande and Secret Formula won almost every category and placed among all the runners up. Theory Wellness won Best Visual with Dosidos, which we named Strain of the Year.

Bountiful Farms’ General Manager of Cultivation, Zach Taylor, is stoked to say the least, telling me, “We recently had our one-year anniversary, and it’s pretty surreal to see how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown in such a short period of time.” Their big winner, Pina Grande, came from a 4,000-seed hunt for The One. “It’s been so great to see the industry in Massachusetts coming into its own,” Taylor says.

Best marijuana brands of Massachusetts:

  • Bountiful Farms
  • Theory Wellness
  • Northeast Alternatives
  • Happy Valley
  • Berkshire Roots
  • Nature’s Heritage
  • Nova Farms
  • INSA

Arizona marijuana cup winners of 2021

Funnily enough, the biggest winners in Arizona come from a small craft brand from California. Alien Labs nearly monopolized the flower categories, winning both the indica and sativa categories with their Kryptochronic and Melonade strains, as well as the preroll category with a rendition of Gelato 41; as we’ve investigated before, their joints are pretty fire. Connected’s Gushers took the hybrid flower crown, with two companies, Aeriz and Shango x True Harvest, taking all the runners-up slots for flower.

The Errl Cup 2021 also noted some solid desert flowers including Shango’s Modified Banana, Nature’s Medicine LA Wedding Pop, and a GMO from Item 9.

Best marijuana brands of Arizona:

Illinois marijuana cup winners of 2021

For the second year in a row, Revolution Cannabis stayed on top of the flower game with winning strains Mac & Cheese (a Spicy Papaya Cut), and Blueberry Clementine, which also won for concentrates. Triple Seven proved with their Rainbow Runtz win that the hottest strain of ain’t going anywhere. Bedford Grow’s gummy and non-gummy edibles game was on point with dual wins thanks to caramels and Strawberry Lemonade Gems.

Best marijuana brands of Illinois:

  • Revolution Cannabis
  • Triple Seven
  • Bedford Grow

Oklahoma marijuana cup winners of 2021

The Oklahoma cannabis industry’s uniquely low barriers to entry mean this Cannabis Cup was one of the most varied and wild yet. A West Coast favorite, Wedding Crasher (by Gas Giant) won for Indicas, with F5 Farms’ Tropic Runts coming out on top for sativas, and Oreoz by Phresh Harvest for hybrids. Oklahoma had both solvent and solventless dab winners, most notably the DK Smash Live Rosin Batter by Cicada Labs x Jubel Exotics.

Best marijuana brands of Oklahoma:

Nevada marijuana cup winners of 2021

Nevada smokers wrapped a People’s Choice Cannabis Cup just in time for Christmas. The Grower’s Circle took first in Indica flowers, as well as Infused Pre-roll. Aether Gardens took second for Slurricane #7, plus first for their Banana Ice Water Indica Live Rosin.

Best marijuana brands of Nevada

Winners Circle—All 2021 US marijuana cup winners results

  • Arizona Errl Cup 2021 winners list
  • California—The Emerald Cup 2021 winners list
  • CA—Farmers Cup official 710 Cup winners list
  • CA—Weedcon 2021 Harvest Cup winners list
  • CA-Green Wolf Zalympix people’s choice contest winners 2021
  • Oregon Growers Cup 2021 winners list
  • Massachusetts Harvest Cup 2021 winners post
  • Washington Sun Cup 2021 winners list

High Times Cannabis Cup People’s Choice 2021 winners lists

The Grow-Off 2021 winners lists

2022 cannabis contest calendar

We may never host events—cannabis or otherwise—the same way again, but our sources are pretty okay with that. These events, some new and some old, are emerging and returning with a bang in 2022.

The Emerald Cup 2022 Competition

Enter your 2021 sun-grown this January in the world’s largest outdoor pot competition. Award show date in Los Angeles; date TBA.

The Grow Off 2022 season

The Grow Off returns with competitions in Colorado, California, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Maine. Expect new, mystery strains to grow in each state, with a big reveal at the awards show party at the end. May the highest THC and terpene farmers win.

CA State Fair

It’s official: The CA State Fair Cannabis Competition and Awards are a real thing, slated for May 2022. It’s not too late to enter!

Farmers Cup

Leave all the dabs, vapes, and gummies at the door. This California competition is flower only!

Transbay Challenge III—San Francisco

A boutique flower cup with industry judges pops up in winter/spring in San Francisco.

NY Flower City Harvest Cup

The empire state is finally on the bandwagon and bringing their own Harvest Cup to 2022.

Connoisseur Cup Colorado

Starting in October, the Connoisseur Cup is a marathon competition, as growers must pass multiple rounds of blind judging over seven months. Stay tuned for results in April!

The Emerald Cup 2021 Harvest Ball, above, now precedes the awards show in 2022. (Courtesy The Emerald Cup)

The Best High Times Cannabis Cup Winning Seeds

An in-depth guide on the 12 Best High Times Cannabis Cup winning seeds. Discover award-winning effects, growth characteristics, terpene profiles, and ultimately, where to find High Times Cannabis Cup seeds for sale.

The High Times Cannabis Cup Award is the ultimate prize that all breeders seek.

Cannabis Cup winners are held in high esteem and placed into the pantheon of weed culture. If you’re looking for the best of the best, there’s no better choice than to choose High Times winning seeds.

Cannabis Cup winners are judged on multiple facets, such as terpene profile, bag appeal, effects, and overall uniqueness. If a cannabis strain wins the coveted High Times Cannabis Cup award, you can bet it’s legendary.

Whether you want to experience what separates Cannabis Cup winners from the rest or have the ultimate bragging rights, High Times winners’ seeds are a must.

There are a finite number of High Times Cannabis Cup winners; however, not all are created equal. Before you settle down on a specific strain, first look at the criteria we compiled to assist you in finding the best High Times strains.

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How To Choose The Best High Times Cannabis Cup Winning Seeds

Whether you’re in the market for a sativa, indica, or hybrid, our criteria are meant to help you find a strain that’s ranked among the best. Let’s take a look at what you need to look at before choosing a Cannabis Cup winner.

Award Category

First and foremost, you must check which category the strain in question won. Typically, the type will be the best indica, hybrid, or sativa.

Depending on your preferences, the award category is a significant factor that will heavily influence your decision.

Dominant Cannabinoids

That’s right — High Times Cannabis Cup winners can be high in THC or abundant in CBD. You must check the dominant cannabinoids to ensure you receive psychoactive or non psychoactive effects.

Grow Difficulty

High Times’ top strains are not all difficult to grow.

You’ll be surprised by the number of Cannabis Cup winners that produce boutique-grade buds with little effort. However, you must determine if a strain fits your skill level.

Terpene Profile

Terpenes profoundly impact a High Times’ judges vote.

Award-winning strains are loaded with complex terpene profiles that are a treat for the senses. Always check the terpene profile to determine if the aroma and flavor fit your preferences.

Uniqueness and Personal Preference

Some High Times Cannabis Cup winning strains are available at any given moment. If you want something that no one else has, you must search for a distinctive variety that’s challenging to find.

Furthermore, your decision should boil down to your personal preference. Remember, it’s you who will grow the seeds, so make sure it’s something you want.

Value For Money And Effort

Once you find High Times seeds for sale, are they over or under-priced? Only you can decide this, and you must factor in the overall effort of cultivating cannabis.

The 12 Best High Times Cannabis Cup Winning Seeds

From the first High Times Awards in 1988 to the most recent, we at 10Buds have experienced the very best strains that the cannabis industry offers. We understand what it takes to research countless strains to find the very best cannabis seeds.

Luckily for you, We’ve taken the guesswork out and compiled a list of the twelve best High Times Cannabis Cup winning seeds. If you’re ready to grow High Times’ top strain, allow this guide to show you the light.

#12 Girl Scout Cookies

If resin-drenched flowers dipped in cookie batter sounds like your idea of the perfect evening, look no further than Girl Scout Cookies seeds.

Not only is Girl Scout Cookies outrageously potent, but it took home 2013’s High Times Cannabis Cup for the best indica category. Judges unanimously agreed that Girl Scout Cookies had what it took to become a Cannabis Cup winner.

If you’re like us, you’re ready to throw money as long as it yields Girl Scout Cookies seeds. The best part about GSC is that it produces a significant yield, sky-high THC levels, and bag appeal that’ll make you blush.

Although Girl Scout Cookies ranks number twelve on our list, every cannabis cultivator must try it once. Once you experience the indica-dominant effects, you’ll never let the cookie jar go empty again.

2013 Best Indica
22% THC
Mostly Indica
Easy to Moderate
8-10 Weeks
500g Indoors, 500g Outdoors
Feminized, Autoflower

#11 Zkittlez

Zkittlez is one of the most unique Cannabis Cup winners of all time.

As you can imagine, the terpenes of Zkittlez are the primary focal point for judges and cultivators alike. If you enjoy a bounty of sweet, candy-like flavors with a dank twist, look no further than Zkittlez seeds.

Judges were blown away by the aroma and flavor of Zkittlez during the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2015. The judges rewarded Zkittlez with a first-place award for the best indica strain. Ever since growers worldwide jump at the chance to find Zkittlez seeds for sale.

If you’re ready to indulge in a world filled with terpenes, potency, and eye-popping bag appeal, you must grow Zkittlez seeds. Aside from Zkittlez near-perfect traits, it’s incredibly easy to grow.

Whether you’re a beginner or professional, allow Zkittlez plants to transform your garden into a candy-coated winter wonderland. Indoors or outdoors, it doesn’t matter — the hardest part is finding this Cannabis Cup winner’s seeds.

#10 Chocolope

If you’re a fan of everything chocolate, coffee, and hashish, turn your attention to one of High Times’ top strains — Chocolope.

From its ability to flower quickly and its drop-dead-gorgeous appearance, you’ll be beyond pleased with the Chocolope strain. As you indulge in the deep flavor and aroma of Chocolope’s buds, you’ll be amazed by how far marijuana breeding has come.

Chocolope has won multiple High Times Cannabis Cup awards, making it a must-have in your High Times marijuana seed collection.

Furthermore, Chocolope is a breeze to grow. You’ll harvest a bumper crop of incredible sativa-dominant buds in a snap. Just remember, Chocolope grows tall, so make sure you have the headspace to grow this sativa queen.

2007 Strain of The Year
15-18% THC
Mostly Sativa
10-11 Weeks
600g Indoors, 800g Outdoors
Feminized, Regular

#9 Cannatonic

Cannatonic is a CBD-dominant cannabis strain that took home the best CBD flower award at the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup.

If you prefer CBD and THC — Cannatonic is the Cannabis Cup winner you need.

Cannatonic presents a nearly 1:1 THC/CBD ratio, which is perfect to experience the entourage effect. The judges at the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup agreed, giving Cannatonic the coveted first-place prize.

Now, Cannatonic seeds are seriously challenging to find. If you can find these High Times’ winning seeds — grab them without hesitation.

The terpene profile, potency, growth traits, and yield are all beyond satisfying. However, the cherry-on-top is none other than Cannatonic’s soothing effects. If you need to hit the chill button, look no further than Cannatonic’s High Times winning seeds.

2013 Best CBD Flower
7% THC / 7-10% CBD
8-10 Weeks
400g Indoors, 400g Outdoors

#8 G13 Haze

When it comes to the best sativa seeds from High Times, there’s nothing quite like G13 Haze.

2007 is the year that G13 Haze made headlines in the cannabis industry with its High Times Cannabis Cup win. If you were at the event, it was no surprise that G13 Haze won by a landslide.

You’ll become an instant fan once you glance at the buds of G13 Haze. Not only do the flowers look as though they just got rescued from an avalanche, but they also provide sweet and savory terpenes.

As you experience the potent effects of G13 Haze, you’ll be shocked by the mixture of body-numbing sedation and mind-blowing cerebral effects.

If these descriptions don’t win you over, wait — there’s more. G13 Haze is moderately straightforward to grow, and it will unleash a cascade of buds come harvest time. Indoors, outdoors, SOG, or ScrOG, G13 Haze is ready for anything that you can throw at it.

2007 Best Sativa
19-22% THC
Mostly Sativa
Medium to Difficult
12-14 Weeks
600g Indoors, 700g Outdoors
Feminized, Autoflower

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#7 Cheese (The Cheese)

If you want the loudest flowers on the block, there’s no other Cup winner that comes close to the pungency of Cheese.

Judges at the 2006 High Times Cannabis Cup crowned Cheese with the best indica award. The primary reason? The incredibly dank aroma that Cheese emits the moment it comes out of the jar.
Now, you can find this High Times’ winning strain for sale in regular or feminized form.

Overall, the Cheese strain offers growers of all skill levels an enormous harvest of trichome-packed buds. Furthermore, the flavor, aroma, and potency are all beyond top-shelf. Lastly, the fast flowering time of Cheese is the icing-on-the-cake for most cultivators.

With multiple Cannabis Cup wins under its belt, Cheese seeds are a must-experience for anyone who enjoys high-end indica-dominant hybrids.

2006 Best Indica
15-18% THC
Indica-Dominant Hybrid
8-10 Weeks
400g Indoors, 500g Outdoors
Feminized, Autoflower

#6 MK Ultra

Maybe MK Ultra’s mind-controlling powers helped it win the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup. Instead, it’s much more likely that the judges believed that MK Ultra deserved the best indica award for its narcotic-like effects and tantalizing terpene profile.

If you want High Times’ seeds with a powerful indica-punch, look no further than MK Ultra.

Growers of all skill levels enjoy the resilience and growth characteristics of MK Ultra. MK Ultra grows up to 150cm and unleashes a flurry of gorgeously dense buds. Furthermore, the trichome coverage on MK Ultra’s flowers is enough to make an extract artist jump for joy.

We recommend MK Ultra for any cultivator that needs powerful effects. In other words, newbie tokers beware!

2003 Best Indica
18-22% THC
Indica-Dominant Hybrid
8-9 Weeks
350g Indoors, 400g Outdoors

#5 Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze has the most Cannabis Cup wins of all time. So far, Super Silver Haze holds three first-place awards from High Times. If there’s one strain that defines that 90s — it’s none other than Super Silver Haze.

Super Silver Haze is the ultimate sativa-dominant hybrid that money can buy. If you find genuine Super Silver Haze seeds for sale, it’s a no-brainer to load up on this Cannabis Cup winning strain.

Cultivators worldwide agree that Super Silver Haze deserves a place in your garden, especially once it delivers ounces upon ounces of sugar-coated bud.

Although Super Silver Haze flowers in 10-11-weeks, it’s beyond worth it. Lastly, beginners can grow a healthy crop of Super Silver Haze with the ScrOG method’s help.

Although Super Silver Haze ranks fourth place in our guide for High Times’ seeds and strains, it deserves any cannabis-connoisseurs’ utmost attention.

1997/1998/1999 Best Sativa
19-22% THC
Mostly Sativa
Easy to Medium
12-14 Weeks
600g Indoors, 450g Outdoors
Feminized, Regular

#4 White Russian (White Ruski)

White Russian, also known as White Ruski, won the best overall category in the 1996 High Times Cannabis Cup.

From White Ruski’s snow-capped buds to its wonderfully potent effects, judges whole-heartedly agreed that it deserved the crown.

If you are looking for a tried-and-true workhorse that produces thicc buds, White Russian seeds may be your top High Times choice. Furthermore, beginners and professionals alike enjoy White Russians’ ease-of-growth, adding to its many benefits.

Whether you grow White Russian seeds indoors or outdoors, White Russians’ robust nature will take care of itself. After a short flowering time, you’ll experience what the High Times judges said to be the best all-rounder around.

Remember, White Russian is an indica-dominant hybrid, so expect relaxation, euphoria, creativity, and much more once you indulge.

#3 Master Kush

Master Kush earned its name with its multiple wins in 1993 and 1994. Whether you’re a sativa lover or indica fanatic — Master Kush seeds are an absolute must.

There’s no better feeling than pulling down ounces of chunky buds covered in resin. As the earthy and sour citrus aroma fills the air, your senses will be transported to a world of relaxation. Believe us when we say that the flowers of Master Kush are Insta-worthy.

One of the best attributes of this High Times winner is it’s easy to grow. Whether it is your first grow or your 100th, Master Kush nearly grows itself. Furthermore, it can be grown in small spaces, which makes it perfect for closet growers.

Finally, the indica-dominant effects are mesmerizing and produce soothing relaxation and mental clarity. If you’re ready to bring a Kush into your garden, make sure it’s Master Kush.

1993 and 1994 Best Indica
19-22% THC
Mostly Indica
8-10 Weeks
600g Indoors, 600g Outdoors
Feminized, Regular

#2 Northern Lights

Northern Lights — the backbone of countless cannabis strains.

If you’re searching for a nearly pure indica-dominant hybrid that grows without a fuss — look no further than Northern Lights seeds. High Times’ judges agreed on multiple occasions that Northern Lights was legendary.

As you browse modern-day hybrids, chances are you’ll find Northern Lights at some point in its lineage. The reason why Northern Lights is so popular among breeders is that it’s incredibly stable, produces massive yields, generates sky-high THC levels, and contains bone-crushing effects.

What’s not to like?

Furthermore, Northern Lights finishes quickly and excels in both indoor and outdoor conditions. Overall, Northern Lights is one of the best High Times’ seeds for sale because it checks all the boxes.

1989 Best Indica
15-18% THC
Mostly Indica
8-10 Weeks
500g Indoors, 600g Outdoors
Feminized, Autoflower, Regular

#1 Skunk #1

Skunk #1 is possibly the most famous cannabis strain of all time.

Not only has Skunk #1 won the ultimate prize at the High Time Cannabis Cup awards, but it’s also found in the vast majority of hybrids seen today.

All of Skunk #1’s qualities are perfect, from its yield to its effects. Overall, Skunk #1 is an indica-dominant hybrid, but it also possesses sativa-like traits. From body-numbing potential to energetic effects, Skunk #1 has it all.

Skunk #1 grows into uniform plants that reliably lay down the ounces. However, we’re not talking about dime-a-dozen buds. We’re talking about dark-green flowers that are decked-out in resin that’ll make your eyes jump out.

Skunk #1 offers an abundance of bag appeal, potency, and delicious terpenes. When you need a High Times’ winning strain that check off all the boxes, look no further than Skunk #1.

1988 Best Indica
15-18% THC
Indica-Dominant Hybrid
8-10 Weeks
400g Indoors, 450g Outdoors
Feminized, Autoflower, Regular


There you have it — the 12 best High Times Cannabis Cup winning seeds.

Once you finish this guide, it’s your responsibility to decide which Cannabis Cup winner meets your preferred criteria. Regardless of your choice, each of these High Times’ seeds contains award-winning qualities and deserve a spot in your cannabis garden.

If you have come this far, you are probably still looking for your favorite seeds…
Fortunately, we have reviewed dozens of other varieties of cannabis seeds of different types that can significantly suit your needs!