My State (North Carolina) is currently considering joining the 21st century by legalizing medical marijuana. Included in the law is the authorization of dispensaries. In preparation of this legislation passing, I'm considering setting up a dispensary and producing some strains of marijuana myself. I plan on setting up a small test grow to get some grow experience before I eventually scale up. I'm going to grow indoors using a hydroponic system. I'll probably use Drip Irrigation for Veg and Ebb and Flow for Flowering. I've spent a bunch of time reading about cultivation and I feel pretty comfortable in my knowledge base. Though as with any subject, I still have plenty to learn. :jointsmile: One thing I haven't found is any threads on the best/most popular medical strains. Everything I've found has so many choices that it would take me months of research to find the best choices. I realize this is a matter of opinion, but I figured that if enough of you experts weigh in I'll get a good idea. So enough preamble... What are the best/most popular medical marijuana strains? For the purposes of this test grow, I'd like to start with maybe 6 strains. I would add more once I become comfortable with growing. My major criteria in choosing would be as follows: 1. Medicinal Value - Since my reason for growing is to eventually become a dispensary, I want to use strains that are the best for medicinal purposes and cover as many ailments as I can. 2. Ease of growth - I don't have any real experience in growing MJ, but I have some gardening experience and I'm amazing in a chemistry lab. (less than.1% error in my classes) 3. Yield - I'd would like to have a good yield for obvious reasons, but it would come second to Medicinal Value. 4. Overall popularity - I imagine if its medicinal value is good it'll likely be popular as well. I realize that this forum has specific rules regarding "commercial" growing, so I hope I didn't violate them. I don't think I did, but its possible. Also, while I'm thinking about it. Where is the best place to find information on various strains? I'd like info on flowering time, potency, yield, etc.