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The Top 5: Best-Selling Revolution Strains at Revolution & Enlightened in Illinois

In Illinois, where cannabis connoisseurs have a discerning eye for quality, certain strains have risen to the top at Revolution and Enlightened Dispensaries. These strains lead the sales charts and set the standard for a premium cannabis experience. Let’s take a closer look at the flower that has captured the attention of canna-ssuers in the state over the past few months.

A trophy filled with cannabis flower.
No strain in the Revolution Cannabis portfolio has more accolades than Gorilla’d Cheese.

5. Revolution Cannabis Gorilla’d Cheese

Of all the beloved strains bredy and grown by Revolution Cannabis, none are more renowned than Gorilla’d Cheese. Having earned high honors at the High Times Cannabis Cup,  Gorilla’d Cheese is known for its distinctively cheesey aroma and mood-elevating effects. Its a showcase of the meticulous breeding of GG#4 with Clementine. Her rich terpene profile, includes rare terps like Elemene and Linalool to give her a complex flavor that Illinois Cannabis fans love to love.

Curious about terpenes? Check out Terpenes Explained: Flavors and Effects

Reported Effects:

Mood Elevation, Appetite Stimulation, Stress Relief


Cheesy, Earthy


GG#4 x Clementine

Top Terpenes:

Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta-Myrcene, Linalool, Elemene

Bred and Grown By:

Revolution Cannabis

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Tales and Travels fruit stand package balanced on a table with fruit and a butterfly.
Fruit Stand brings balance to an all-star lineage.

4. Tales & Travels Fruit Stand

Fruit Stand is proof positive of the expertise of Revolution Cannabis. It marries the citrus zest of the 2020 Illinois Cannabis Cup winning Florida Orange with the berry sweetness of another multiple Cannabis Cup winner, Blueberry Clementine, creating a strain with a flavor profile that’s refreshing and relaxing. This strain aims to deliver a euphoric and elevating effect, embodying the essence of tropical-inspired lineage.

Reported Effects:

Provides an uplifting full-body experience


Classic citrus, fresh floral, berries, melon, and earth


Blueberry Clementine x Florida Orange

Top Terpenes:

Beta-Myrcene, Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Linalool

Bred and Grown By:

Revolution Cannabis

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Raspberry Shortcake flower on a table with cake and raspberries.
Who doesn’t like a little dessert?

3. Tales & Travels Raspberry Shortcake

Raspberry Shortcake is a unique strain from Tales & Travels that delivers a sweet and tangy flavor profile with bag appeal to match. Bred by the team at Revolution Cannabis, this strain is more than its dessert-like name, providing creative and functional effects Illinois customers love. Her lineage (Raspberry Bellini x Slapz) along with a terpene profile rich in Beta-Caryophyllene and Limonene, makes it ideal if you’re looking for a creativity boost with a little mood elevation on the side.

Reported Effects:

Pain relief, stress relief, euphoric, uplifted, creative


Raspberry, fruity, sweet, creamy, cakey, candy, tangy – hints of purple candy


Raspberry Bellini x Slapz

Top Terpenes:

Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Humulene, Beta-Myrcene

Bred and Grown By:

Revolution Cannabis

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Hood Candyz flower in the jar.
Hood Candyz is an Illinois cannabis favorite.

2. Revolution Cannabis Hood Candyz

Revolution Cannabis’s Hood Candyz emerged from a meticulous pheno-hunt by the breeders at SolFire Gardens. This strain is characterized by its potent lineage, presenting a complex and full-bodied terpene profile with notes of sherb, fruit and spice. Hood Candyz is celebrated for delivering stress relief and a mood elevation that comes with a pronounced full body relaxation, making it a perfect choice for a serene end to the day.

Reported Effects:

Stress relief, giggly, mood elevation, full body relaxation


Fruity, Sherby, Sweet, Creamy, Spicy


Runtz x Why U Gelly

Top Terpenes:

Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Humulene, Beta-Myrcene

Bred by:

Solfire Gardens

Grown By:

Revolution Cannabis

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A jar of Purple Monarch flower with the High Times Cannabis Cup winnner badge.
Purple Monarch won third place at the Illinois High Times Cannabis Cup in 2023.

1. Revolution Cannabis Purple Monarch

Purple Monarch by Revolution Cannabis is a blend that commands royal attention. With its strong Indica-leaning genetics, it’s designed for relief and relaxation. Reported effects include stress reduction and a euphoric mental state that aids in contemplation and body relaxation. The terpene profile, boasting Limonene and Beta-Caryophyllene, is curated for those seeking a complex flavor and a therapeutic touch.

Strain Tendency:

Indica (60/40)

Reported Effects:

Stress relief, euphoria, contemplation, body buzz, anti-inflammation


Earthy/OG, candy, floral


King Crasher x (Grandaddy Purple x Dosido)

Top Terpenes:

Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Alpha Terpineol, Linalool, Beta-Pinene

Bred and Grown By:

Revolution Cannabis

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Final Thoughts

The popularity of these strains at Revolution and Enlightened Dispensaries shows how refined Illinois cannabis culture is. Each strain is the result of careful cultivation and breeding, designed to meet the high expectations of Illinois cannabis customers.

They offer a variety of effects, flavors, and medicinal benefits, catering to a wide range of preferences and needs. Don’t just take our word for it. Explore these celebrated varietals for yourself and find out why they resonate with Illinois customers.

General Cannabis FAQ

Cannabis, often referred to as marijuana, is a plant that has been used for thousands of years for various purposes, including medicine, textiles, and recreation. The plant contains compounds known as cannabinoids, with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) being the most well-known. THC is primarily responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects, while CBD is recognized for its potential therapeutic benefits without causing a “high.”

Many countries and U.S. states have decriminalized or legalized the use of marijuana for medical use, recreational, or both. The legal status changes frequently as legislation evolves.

In the U.S., states vote to regulate marijuana use on an individual basis. While it remains illegal at the federal level, numerous states have legalized it for medicinal and/or recreational use.

The following states have legalized medical, recreational, or both:

  • Alaska – Medical
  • Arizona – Legal
  • Arkansas – Medical
  • California – Legal
  • Colorado – Legal
  • Connecticut – Legal
  • Delaware – Legal
  • District of Columbia – Legal
  • Florida – Medical
  • Hawaii – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Illinois – Legal
  • Louisiana – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Maine – Legal
  • Maryland – Legal
  • Massachusetts – Legal
  • Michigan – Legal
  • Minnesota – Legal
  • Mississippi – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Missouri – Legal
  • Montana – Legal
  • Nevada – Legal
  • New Hampshire – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • New Jersey – Legal
  • New Mexico – Legal
  • New York – Legal
  • North Dakota – Medical (Possession decriminalized for small amounts)
  • Ohio – Medical (Possession decriminalized)
  • Oklahoma – Medical
  • Oregon – Legal
  • Pennsylvania – Medical
  • Rhode Island – Legal
  • South Dakota – Medical
  • Utah – Medical
  • Vermont – Legal
  • Virginia – Legal
  • Washington – Legal
  • West Virginia – Medical


Outside of the U.S., countries like The Netherlands, Canada, and, more recently, Thailand have legalized cannabis on a national level.

Always check local laws and regulations in your specific location.

In states where marijuana has been legalized, you can purchase products at licensed dispensaries. Revolution products are available at Enlightened, Revolution, and partner dispensaries in Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, and Maryland. Find a dispensary near you.

Keep in mind that dispensaries may cater to medical patients, recreational consumers, or both, depending on local laws.

Always ensure that you are buying from a reputable and licensed establishment to guarantee product quality and safety.

The effects of cannabis vary widely depending on the strain, dosage, method of consumption, an individual’s endocannabinoid system, and more.

Some commonly reported effects include:

Psychoactive Effects: Euphoria, mood elevation, cerebral stimulation, stress relief, calming effects, and relaxation.

Physical Effects: Pain relief, body buzz, anti-inflammation, anti-nausea, energy boost or sedation, and appetite stimulation

*Medical Benefits: Cannabis is believed to have a range of therapeutic effects and alleviation of symptoms related to conditions like epilepsy, PTSD, and more.

*Marijuana is not approved by the FDA to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The primary difference lies in their intended use:

Medical Cannabis: Used as a treatment and alleviation of symptoms for specific health conditions. Medical strains might be cultivated and processed to have higher CBD content or other therapeutic compounds. Medical cannabis requires a physician who usually prescribes or recommends it as a treatment option.

Recreational Cannabis: Used without a medical justification but for personal enjoyment and fulfillment.

The process varies from state to state but typically involves the following steps:

Doctor’s Recommendation: Schedule an appointment with a physician who is authorized to recommend medical marijuana. Discuss your health conditions and reasons for seeking cannabis as a treatment.

Application: Once you have a doctor’s recommendation, you’ll usually need to apply for a medical marijuana card through a designated state or country agency.

Proof & Identification: Provide necessary identification and proof of residency as required by your jurisdiction.

Fee Payment: Most jurisdictions require a fee for the application and issuance of a medical marijuana card.

Card Issuance: Once approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card, allowing you to purchase cannabis at designated medical dispensaries.

If you’d like more detailed information, please read our state-specific medical card guide here.