There are literally hundreds of different cannabis strains out in the world. Long-time weed fans may remember a time when they had to settle for what they could get. But those days are long gone, now you can wander into any dispensary and pick up nearly any strain you want. Today, there’s a strain for basically any situation, so let’s take a look at the best strains for, well, nearly anything (or at least the most common human things).
Of course, you can’t just look at a strain’s name and expect it to let you know what it’s best for. Sorting out which strain suits your pot preferences and/or needs is a long process of trial and error. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you sit down and work through an entire dispensary’s stock (though that could be fun), there’s plenty of information out there about any strain you want to try, To get you started, here’s a quick primer on what we think are the five best strains.
With 5% THC and 8.5% CBD, Harlequin is a strain that is bred to deliver a soothing and mellow high that will help you drift off. It is a sativa-dominant strain bred to contain a high proportion of CBD. Its effects are soothing, but not overwhelming. You don’t have to worry about an overwhelming, soporific high. It’s especially good for reducing anxiety as the high level of CBD can help counter the paranoia that THC can cause. While it has a pine and pepper fragrance, when consumed, its flavors can range from earthy to a fruity mango taste.
- Mellow high
- Great for beginners
- May not be potent enough for regular users
Super Lemon Haze
This high-THC strain is amazing for creativity. With 18% THC, it’s also a truly potent strain. A sativa-dominant strain makes Super Lemon Haze a fantastic daytime strain. A two-time cannabis cup winner, this herb is covered in kief and striking to look at even in its dried form. It gets its name from its zesty citrus scent, these qualities are carried over to its tangy flavor, too. The energetic qualities of this strain may not be the best for the highly strung, so use with caution!
- Extremely Potent
- A little goes a long way
- Can be overwhelming for beginners
This strain is famous for its aroma, fresh strawberry taste, and the fact that it can make even cannabis veterans cough. This is a potently powerful strain with 17.5% THC, which makes it incredibly stimulating, invoking an energetic head high.
- VERY potent
- Wonderful aroma
- Very potent
This high-THC strain is perfect for accompanying nearly any food. Most of this strain’s lineage can be traced back to indica strains. It has an earthy and spicy smell. Its THC content is imposing, but is tempered somewhat by CBD content. This is a fantastic nighttime strain, perfect for an evening in front of the TV with some take out.
- Great with food
- Amazing for a chill evening
- Can be a tad too soporific
Some strains are simply made for sharing, and Blue Haze is the ideal party strain. With a THC content of 16%, this is great for getting buzzed without overdoing it. This hybrid strain leans more towards sativa. It offers a great balance between body and head highs, perfect for a mellow party with friends.
- A great balance between energetic and chill
- Great to share
- Not the ideal night time/sleep strain