Strain Spotlights

Strain Spotlight: Green Crack

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Don’t let Green Crack’s name fool you – this is 100 percent pure cannabis. Originally called “Green Cush”, the strain was dubbed Green Crack by Snoop Dogg when he experienced its powerful sativa effects. The name has since stuck, but some users still prefer to refer to its original name to avoid any association to street drugs.

A sativa-dominant hybrid, this strain has become a staple in the medical marijuana community.  Green Crack strain reviews rave about its uplifting, trippy, and energetic effects as well as its unique flavor and powerful potency. Users enjoy Green Crack’s price, especially as it’s a daytime smoke and a little bit is all you need to get your day moving.

Aroma and Flavor

Our Green Crack is cultivated at its peak of potency and flavor. Most users find its tangy, fruity flavor to be smooth with notes of pine and citrus. The aroma can be best described as a balance of earth and sweetness with citrus notes and the faintest hint of mango. Flowers burn smoothly to create an all-around pleasant smoke.


As its playful name implies, Green Crack is an extremely energetic strain with one of the strongest “head highs” around. Sharp energy and focus are commonly associated with the Green Crack marijuana strain, along with confidence, overall happiness, and motivation. These attributes make it the go-to strain for medicating in the daytime or before a social event.

Many users have reported that the high manifests itself with strong creative focus and slightly psychedelic effects inspiring creativity in normally mundane projects. Beginners and more experienced cannabis users alike may find that a little Green Crack wax or concentrate can go a long way, as too much may lead to recursive cerebral thinking leading, paranoia or panic. Be sure to stay hydrated, as this strain is known for causing dry mouth and dry eyes.

Green Crack may be ideal for treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraines

Find Out if This is the Strain for You

Is Green Crack the strain you’ve been looking for? Do you have questions about the different strains available to medical marijuana patients? Thrive Cannabis Marketplace is ready to help.  Stop into our dispensary in Downtown Las Vegas or our North Las Vegas location and our experienced budtenders will assist you in finding the smoke that’s ideal for you. Or simply contact us with any questions you may have about medical cannabis in Nevada.


Strain Spotlight – Sour Diesel

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What strain is Sour Diesel? Whether you’re a medical marijuana patient or a recreational user, you may have heard of this popular sativa-dominant strain. Sour Diesel is a favorite among MMJ patients for its cerebral high and lack of ‘‘couch lock’’ that many other strains have. Recreational users also love it for its invigorating effects and its creativity boost.

Thinking about trying Sour Diesel? Make an educated decision by knowing what Sour Diesel is and what it can do for you.

What to Look For

Probably the first thing you’ll notice about Sour Diesel weed is how it looks. Sour Diesel should be a soft green with orange hairs sprouting from it for a fairly standout appearance.

Next, you’ll probably notice the pungent odor. Sour Diesel is known as a “stinky” weed for a reason. It has a powerful earthy, gasoline-like aroma that contains just a hint of citrus. Once you get around to smoking it, you’ll find that the citrus lingers in the smoke. You may also taste a hint of mint.

After that, we can almost guarantee you won’t be noticing much else about the Sour Diesel. You’ll be too busy thinking about everything else!

What to Expect from Sour Diesel

The Sour Diesel strain is particularly invigorating, making it a favorite of not only medical marijuana patients, but also artists and anyone else who wants to give their day a creative boost. This is due to the strain being 90% sativa and only 10% indica.

Sour Diesel gives the user a lovely cerebral high, but without preventing you from getting things done. Instead, you’ll find yourself alert, thoughtful and motivated. The long-lasting feelings make it perfect for treating depression, stress, and chronic fatigue. In addition, many sufferers of chronic pain find the Sour Diesel strain to provide long-lasting relief.

While it is a great choice for early in the day or when you need a brain boost, you should avoid Sour Diesel late at night, especially if you suffer from insomnia.

Where to Find Sour Diesel in Las Vegas

One complaint about Sour Diesel is that there are several variations with some not delivering on the strain’s promises as effectively. The best way to ensure you’re getting what you’re paying for is to ensure you buy from a reputable Nevada cannabis dispensary. Stop in today to either our North Las Vegas or Downtown Las Vegas dispensary, and our experienced staff will help you find a strain that’s sure to help you THRIVE!


Strain Spotlight: Girl Scout Cookies

THRIVE Cannabis Marketplace Girl Scout Cookies Strain

Can’t decide between indica or sativa? At approximately 60 percent indica and 40 percent sativa, Girl Scout Cookies gives you the best of both worlds.

What to Expect

Girl Scout Cookies is an exceptionally pretty plant, light green with purple leaves and orange hairs. The aroma is an interesting mixture of earthy and sweet at the same time. Expect the taste to be much the same, which is how it got its name, as the sweet notes are reminiscent of cookies.

What You’ll Get

With the Girl Scout Cookie strain being strong on both sides of the force, the effects are both cerebral and intensely relaxed, which makes it good for treating a variety of medical conditions. It’s perhaps most effective for mitigating stress, but those with anxiety, depression and chronic pain will find relief as well. Best of all, the high is extremely long-lasting, giving users the most bang for their buck.

Where to The Buy Girl Scout Cookies Strain

If you’re interested in the GSC strain, visit our Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas or our downtown dispensary. Our experienced staff will help you determine whether Girl Scout Cookies is right for you and find you something else if it’s not.


Strain Spotlight: Gorilla Glue #4 Strain

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Gorilla Glue #4

Get a taste of Colorado with one of our neighboring state’s favorite strains! Gorilla Glue #4 is guaranteed to give you an experience like none other.

What to Expect

Gorilla Glue #4 is a sativa dominant hybrid strain known for an extremely strong aroma that recalls its Diesel roots. It tends to taste earthy with a bit of pine, although some users compare the taste to that of stale coffee. You can recognize it by its light green color and white sugar-sprinkled appearance.

What You’ll Get

This Gorilla Glue strain is a strong hybrid sativa strain; well-known for producing an intensely relaxing feeling that can keep you couch-locked for hours. Due to the intensity of the effects, first-time users should approach this strain with caution.
Gorilla Glue marijuana is frequently used as medical marijuana. It’s perfect for treating stress, chronic pain, depression and even obsessive compulsive disorder. The intense sleepy, relaxed feeling can also make it a good treatment for insomnia.

Where to Buy Gorilla Glue #4

Stop in at one of our North Las Vegas dispensaries or our cannabis store in Downtown Las Vegas to speak with one of our experienced staff. We can help you determine whether Gorilla Glue #4 is right for you, or help you find something that is.


Strain Spotlight: Lemon Skunk

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Named for its lemony flavor and overall citrus character, Lemon Skunk was the product of a cross-breeding of two different Skunk phenotypes that were known for their lemon flavor profiles. The end result was an unsurprisingly citrusy strain that’s easy to consume and produces a lot of beneficial effects. Containing on average 14.5 percent (and up to 22 percent THC), Lemon Skunk is a powerful treatment that doesn’t need a very large dose to yield tangible effects.

Lemon Skunk’s zesty characteristics don’t stop with the smell and flavor. Leafly rates its two top effects are “Happy” and “Uplifted,” and it’s well-regarded as a strain of cannabis that makes people feel more motivated and eager about getting things taken care of. As a result, it’s widely regarded as one of the best strains of medical marijuana for depression. Explore more of our popular products at Thrive Cannabis Marketplace.

It’s motivating and depression-treating properties make it stand out as an effective strain for stress release. By helping motivate and break through depressive, inactive periods, it can help medical cannabis users engage with and take care of the sources of their stress.

Lemon Skunk has been consistently well-received since we added it to the menu in our marijuana dispensary in North Las Vegas as well as our Downtown dispensary. Patients who need medical marijuana for depression or stress treatment benefit from its effects, and those who simply need or want access to a strain that boosts their energy or motivation appreciate its motivating effects.

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Strain Spotlight: Northern Lights

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Northern Lights is probably the single most well-known indica strain in the world, and with good reason, we believe at Thrive Nevada. It grows well, produces high yields and its flowers have THC contents that range from 16 percent up to 21 percent, making it one of the most economical strains out there. While it probably originates from Washington state, these qualities made it popular among growers and soon it spread across the medical marijuana-consuming world.

A classic indica, it produces a happy, sleep-inducing effect that makes it one of the most effective strains of marijuana for stress on the market. It’s well known for not being overwhelming, either. In fact, Northern Lights has a reputation for being an incredibly relaxing indica strain. On top of relieving stress, Leafly rates it highly effective for relieving pain and managing depression.

Its three-pronged action – relaxing patients after use, making them feel happier and inducing sleepiness – make Northern Lights a good choice for people who need help sleeping. It’s also known for having a pleasantly earthy and piney flavor. Unsurprisingly, Northern Lights is one of the most popular marijuana strains on our menu and available at both our marijuana dispensary in North Las Vegas and Downtown dispensary.

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Strain Spotlight: Monster Cookies

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Monster Cookies

Everybody loves Girl Scout Cookies, and Monster Cookies is a fantastic variation of the strain available at Thrive Nevada. While its genetic heritage isn’t perfectly clear – some believe that it’s a new strain of Girl Scout Cookies while others say that it’s a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Grand Daddy Purple – one thing is clear about Monster Cookies: This is a delicious strain with top-notch relaxing properties that can combat pain as well as it does anxiety.

If it is indeed descended in part from Grand Daddy Purple, then it really shows. In addition to being very relaxing – Leafly gives it perfect marks for relaxing and high grades in happy and euphoric – Monster Cookies is one of the best performing strains for pain relief that we have on our menu in our Downtown dispensary, which isn’t surprising considering Grand Daddy Purple is famous for its pain-relieving and relaxing properties, which Monster Cookies shares in good measure.

Monster Cookies is an incredibly effective strain for pain relief, and is overall a high-quality and enjoyable strain. It’s a hybrid strain that really has the best qualities of both indicas and sativas. It’s not very hunger-inducing either, which could be a plus or a minus depending on your needs (and wants) for a medicinal cannabis strain. But if you are looking to increase appetite as well, you could try mixing it with a second strain.


Kosher Kush Strain Review

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Kosher Kush

While this extremely potent indica strain isn’t strictly kosher — it’s not produced under rabbinical supervision — its relaxing, happiness-elevating and sleep-inducing properties make it a perfect part of a day of rest, whether it falls on the Sabbath or not. For patients suffering from insomnia, sleep apnea or general anxiety, especially the kind of anxiety that keeps you up at night, Kosher Kush is one of the best indica strains out there.

Kosher Kush is a purebred indica varietal, and it’s an absolutely perfect example of its strain. Its high THC content delivers a heavy and thoroughly relaxing high. In particular, Kosher Kush ranks among the best strains for insomnia that you can find. Leafly gives it a perfect score on relaxed and an incredibly high score for sleepy. Find our full product list of kosher products at Thrive Cannabis Marketplace.

This is pretty much the ideal nightcap for anyone who needs help with sleep problems. Unlike some classic sedating strains, Kosher Kush does not induce much hunger, which is a good quality in a strain meant to treat insomnia because eating right before bed reduces your quality of sleep. Of course, that’s just part of its medicating potential, and just one of the strains on our menu available at our North Las Vegas dispensary and our Thrive downtown Las Vegas store, that can help with sleep and much more.


Strain Spotlight: Blue Dream

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Blue Dream

Blue Dream is considered by many at Thrive Nevada and in the legal marijuana community to be the best of the best. There are very good reasons this strain has consistently been the best-selling strain in Colorado and Washington state. Smooth, flavorful and well-balanced, its uplifting high is not overpowering and has many medicinal uses.

Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid created with sativa Haze and indica Blueberry.  It’s a high-THC strain (17 percent to 24 percent) that is very versatile and suitable for those new to cannabis medication.

Aroma and Flavor

The aroma is sweet and mellow with strong hints of blueberry, and the flavor has strong, sweet berry notes. Novices and more advanced smokers alike have raved about the flavor of this strain.


You will love this strain for your daytime medication. Users have consistently raved about its uplifting and motivational high, especially when it comes to sparking creativity. There is virtually no “couch lock,” making it ideal for medicating on the go.

Ideal For:

  • Headaches
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nausea

If Blue Dream doesn’t seem right for you, you can check out the weed menus for our Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas or our Downtown Las Vegas dispensary to find the cannabis strain that works best for you.


Strain Spotlight: Head Cheese

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Head Cheese

Head Cheese is a powerful strain that is ideal for those medicating for extreme pain, spasms or sleeplessness and is available to purchase at Thrive Cannabis Marketplace. Ideal for intermediate and advanced smokers, it is often the preferred nighttime medication for those who are ready to unwind and relax fully after a long day thanks to its heavy body high and quick effects.

Head Cheese is a sativa-dominant hybrid resulting from the breeding of 707 Headband and UK Cheese strains. THC content can reach 28 percent.

Aroma and Flavor

The aroma is a pleasant combination of pine and lemon. The aroma is best described as earthy, skunky and pungent with faint hints of cheese. The flavor alone makes Head Cheese a favorite amongst flavor chasers and more advanced smokers.


Head cheese is best for advanced smokers or those experiencing extreme pain. The effects are powerful and instant, and beginners may find this to be somewhat overwhelming. Advanced smokers will love the high THC content and the euphoric relaxed feeling that comes with this strain.

Ideal For:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Fibromyalgia and similar disorders
  • Pain relief
  • Inflammation
  • Eating disorders
  • Migraines
  • Sleep disorders
  • Muscle spasms

If Head Cheese doesn’t seem right for you, you can check out the weed menus for our North Las Vegas dispensary or our Thrive dispensary in Downtown Las Vegas to find the Cannabis strain that works best for you.