Sometimes I feel alone in that I can't stand the strains of weed that are popular amongst many of my contemporaries. I don't know much about "strains" and I think here in the UK we're less interested in brand-names of weed, although it seems to be a trend that's catching on (just my experience). At least in the UK, the dominant type (I hasten to call it a "strain") is known as "skunk". It is usually a light shade of green, often with orangey/brown fluff, and has a very distinctive smell. Nowadays it goes for about 12.5GBP per gram, and many bags are under-weight (whatever happened to ounces?). Something like the below image, although often the trichomes are not nearly as visible/abundant. A lot of time time it's moist, sticky, and smells like unnatural additives (but this is just speculation). Me and my friends find this type of weed far too overpowering. We always used to consume what we called "Thai", which was darker in colour, covered in red string, and had its own distinctive smell (which was far less noticeable from a distance than the "skunk".) Over recent years we have found it harder and harder to come by. Furthermore, many seasoned "tokers" look down on this type of weed and say stuff like "I need to smoke loads of it to get a high." I always found that the high was simply different, and I waaaaaay preferred it. Nowadays I have one good link left for "weak-ish" weed. It's definitely not the same as Thai, and contains lots of seeds and stems. Although the smell is somewhat similar to how I remember Thai. You Yanks might call it "Swag"? Nonetheless, it's my preferred type since it's cheap, seems chemical-free, and doesn't send me psychotic after a few hits. I've encountered others who don't like smelly skunk, who say stuff like "I don't like skunk, so I only smoke hash," which I feel is a misnomer because hash can be produced from any kind of cannabis plant. I think this may be because the hash we get in the UK is imported from the Middle East or North Africa, where high-CBD strains are more abundant(?). So these guys' experiences of hash are more strongly correlated with the high-CBD types. But then again, I've read contradictory things about Indica/Sativa and its relation to CBD:THC ratios. Anybody feel the same way? What are your experiences?