Hybrids are a primary marijuana strain type that live between indicas and sativas. Hybrid strains are classified by their ability to produce a unique balance of indica and sativa effects. Hybrids can be both energizing and relaxing, depending on their specific strain lineage. Use Leafly’s strain explorer tool to discover all the varieties of hybrid strains and their effects.

What Is Hybrid Weed?

Hybrid strains can be a combination of any plant varieties and will typically depict phenotypes that are either sativa-dominant, indica-dominant, or equally balanced. Hybrid weed plants may also contain genetics from ruderalis varieties, a third variety of the cannabis plant that isn’t dependent on light exposure to start flowering, a process known as “auto-flowering.”

About Hybrid strain


A cannabis plant that’s bred to inherit the most favorable characteristics from its two parent plants.

“She was looking for a variety that would flower quickly like an Indica but grow tall like a Sativa, so the breeder recommended she grow hybrid weed.”

“Blue Dream, a cross between the Blueberry and Haze strains, was his favorite for a good hybrid weed high.”