Tag: Strains & Products

Ask a Budtender: Best WA Cannabis Products for March 2017

As a budtender, trying and evaluating new strains, products, and brands is all a part of the job. This March, I set out to try a bunch of new-to-me products and narrow them down to my top five favorites. Two of the strains I tried, however, were so good that I couldn’t make myself choose between them, which is a wonderful problem to have. These six flowers and concentrates were my favorite finds in March, and I highly recommend making a trip to one of these shops to pick some up for yourself!


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Blueberry Pancakes by Nebula Gardens

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Product Type: Flower
Fweedom Cannabis (Mountlake Terrace)

It has been a long time since I opened a package of flower with the word “Blueberry” on the label and actually thought, “Wow, that smells like blueberries.” Enter Nebula Gardens to save the day! I picked up an eighth of Blueberry Pancakes based on the recommendation of a friend and fellow budtender and was extremely glad I did. Its smell and flavor were both exactly what I expected—sweet and mild with a genuinely berry-esque aftertaste. The high was well balanced between a mild body buzz and classic, giggly euphoria.

Jack’s Cleaner BHO by Mother Nature’s Own

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Product Type: Concentrate/Butane Hash Oil
Green Lady (Everett)

When I worked for a medical dispensary, Jack’s Cleaner was my absolute favorite strain that we carried. From the first time I tried it, the sharp and piney citrus taste and incredibly clear-headed high had me amazed. It has never once let me down, so when I see it on the shelves, I’ll always give it a try.

This wax was priced so well that I admit I was a little hesitant to try it, despite my friend’s recommendation. But the quality is shockingly impressive for the price point and the high is just as clear-headed and focused as I remember. I’m letting that serve as an important reminder to myself: A low price doesn’t always mean low quality, and the same is definitely true in the other direction; pricey cannabis doesn’t necessarily ensure quality.

Dutch Treat by Clandestine Gardens

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Product Type: Flower
Ruckus (Capitol Hill)

Seeing classic strains done the right way is surprisingly rare in the adult-use market (I said something similar about the Blueberry strain I tried this month, but it bears repeating). This Dutch Treat was a great representation of the traditional strain, providing a well-balanced, primarily cerebral high accompanied by a sharp, piney flavor profile.

White Widow Ice Wax by TerpCo

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Product Type: Bubble Hash
Price: $40/gram
Location: Fweedom Cannabis (Seattle)

Generally speaking, I’m not a big fan of bubble hash. I know it’s cleaner. I know it’s overall better for me. But it’s just not my thing. I don’t care for the residue that even full-melt hash leaves on my nail, and the flavor tends to be similar across the board, leaving little strain-specific flavor to be had.

There are some definite exceptions to this rule (such as Polar Icestracts, a former medical producer that makes amazing hash with high-quality flower from stellar cultivator Gold Leaf Gardens), and I’m glad to have found another. This White Widow from TerpCo gave me a whole new perspective on ice wax–and you don’t even have to pay top dollar to experience it.

Dragon OG by Avitas

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Product Type: Flower
Price: $54/eighth
Location: Hashtag Cannabis (Fremont)

I have to admit, I chose this one purely based on name (something I often discourage my customers from doing) and I did not expect it to be nearly as good as it was. I was impressed as soon as my budtender showed me the package, and it fully lived up to how it looked.

This strain was frosty with trichomes, the nugs were dense, and the scent was pure OG goodness. I found the high to be strong with a mild sativa-dominant effect, paired with a very pleasant body buzz. It’s perfectly versatile, suitable for a day of errands followed by an evening of movies. Of all the products I tried this month, this is the only one that drove me back to Hashtag for more, and I will be adding Dragon OG to my regular repertoire of strains.

Lemon Meringue by Avitas

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Product Type: Flower
Price: $16/gram
Location: Hashtag Cannabis (Fremont)

This citrusy-sweet sativa was delicious! As soon as I cracked open the bag, my living room was saturated with the smell of fresh lemons with a hint of that classically spicy cannabis scent underneath. The flavor matched up with it perfectly; sweet and mild on the inhale with a tangy lemon aftertaste. Lemon Meringue’s high was delightfully cerebral, which led to a batch of homemade pop tarts and me reading an entire sci-fi novel in one day.

Being adventurous, trying new things, and exploring new options is an important part of every aspect of life, so this month was a great reminder to keep incorporating that attitude into my cannabis use as well. Variety is the spice of life, after all…or is that cannabis?

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These Cannabis Strains All Have Unique Cannabinoids

Cannabis has an interesting and varied chemistry. The array of acids, enzymes, and chemical compounds that compose the cocktail of cannabinoids in the cannabis flower varies from strain to strain. Generally, THC and CBD take the lead in terms of raw percentage, though there are a handful of strains that are exceptions to this rule and exist as outliers containing higher than average levels of esoteric cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and CBC.

It’s important to note that certain strains and genetic crosses are more prone to creating higher quantities of these seldom-seen cannabinoids, but the phenotype and cultivation method play a big role in the overall chemical composition of a strain. The following strains* have been known to create higher percentage of CBG, CBN, and CBC, respectively.

Cannabis Strains That Contain CBN

CBN has indica-like effects in terms of reducing pain and inflammation, offering sedative, body-driven effects while stimulating the appetite. This cannabinoid is usually more accessible in medical cannabis dispensaries because of its application in treating a litany of different ailments. Also, growers have noted that later harvests can generated higher CBN content in cured flower. This makes sense, given that CBN is a breakdown product of THC. The longer a bud is exposed to the elements (especially heat and UV light), the more CBN is likely to form.


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Leafly Animal Cookies hybrid cannabis strain   Animal Cookies

Cookie strains generally have a relaxing bent, but find one with high CBN like Animal Cookies and you are in for a sedative treat.

Leafly Ace of Spades indica cannabis strain   Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades‘ citrus terpene profile and overall indica dominance makes this a go-to for chill nights with an early bedtime.

Cannabis Strains That Contain CBG

CBG, like CBN is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can be found only in trace amounts in your average batch of cannabis. But surprisingly, CBG is the chemical precursor to both THC and CBD. It has outstanding medicinal uses that include assisting patients with interocular pressure, inflammatory bowel disease, and muscle spasms. CBG’s lack of psychoactive effects makes it an almost purely therapeutic cannabinoid.


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Leafly Magic Jordan hybrid cannabis strains   Magic Jordan

Magic Jordan is a mysterious Hawaiian strain from Colorado Seed Inc. that has been known to assist consumers with insomnia and restlessness.

Leafly Destroyer sativa cannabis strain   Destroyer

Destroyer is known for its huge yield and massive THC%. This thumper’s cannabinoid profile offers both recreational and medicinal uses.

Leafly Mickey Kush sativa cannabis strain   Mickey Kush

Beyond its happy and uplifting effects, Mickey Kush can also benefit consumers looking to abate nausea and gastrointestinal distress.

Leafly Allen Wrench sativa cannabis strain   Allen Wrench

Allen Wrench is a heady strain. Its powerful heady buzz helps reduce interocular pressure while stimulating activity.

Other CBG-friendly strains:

  • Bleu Berries (White Label)
  • Eldorado (Sativa Seedbank)

Cannabis Strains That Contain CBC

CBC is probably the most under-defined of the trace cannabinoids in cannabis, but it’s gaining notoriety for its use as a potential antidepressant.


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Leafly 3 Kings hybrid cannabis strain   3 Kings

Known for reducing stress and pain, 3 Kings shines as a testament to its popular Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Headband lineage.

Other CBC-friendly strains:

  • Jorge’s Diamonds #1 by Dutch Passion
*Some of this information was pulled from grower forums and Potbot.com regarding reported cannabinoid percentages.

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New Strains Alert: Doctor Doctor, Ice Princess, Ill OG, and More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we are sharing a trio of new additions from Los Angeles Kush, including Ill OG, a thrice-deep backcross of True OG, and Bert’s Cookie Dough, a GSC x OGKB cross that fortifies its Cookies aroma and effects. We also connected with our pals at Soulshine Cannabis and got the skinny on their sedating Hawaiian Big Bud cross, Aloha. Doctor Doctor by Vodis USA also made this week’s list. The approximate 20:1 CBD/THC ratio of this strain offers consumers physical benefits that can preserve mental clarity while abating muscle tension, anxiety, and minor inflammation. Explore these strains and more through our Explorer, and if you’ve had a strain and have something to say, share it in a review.

Federal Reserve by Los Angeles Kush is another heavy indica cut out of Southern California. Created by crossing SFV OG with a special Los Angeles Kush phenotype, this strain offers deep relaxation and sedation. Federal Reserve’s terpene profile is strong and pungent, smelling of pine, gas, and skunk. Its body effects can help sooth minor physical pain and help nullify stress and anxiety.


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Sour Breath is an odiferous sativa-dominant strain from parent strains Lamb’s Breath and Sour Diesel. This strain imbues consumers with uplifting mental effects and stimulating physical effects that prompt activity. The sour, fuel-forward terpene profile of Sour Breath makes it loud out of the jar, so be prepare for a room-filling aroma. Enjoy Sour Breath throughout the day, but mind your dosage as anxiety is a possible side effect after heavy consumption, especially in unseasoned consumers.

Ill OG by Los Angeles Kush is a True OG backcross that goes three generations deep. This strain’s OG aroma is all pine and earth, speaking to the heavy, long-lasting physical effects that saddle the body with weighted relaxation. Its carefree buzz makes this stoney indica perfect for curbing stress and depression. Couchlock and lethargy are natural side effects, so consider enjoying this sedating strain later in the evening.


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Doctor Doctor by Vodis USA is a high-CBD sativa-dominant phenotype of the landrace Malawi. This cannabinoid power plant has been known to generate over 20% CBD and approximately 1-2.5% THC. With this medicinal ratio, Doctor Doctor provides potent wellness driven effects that settle nausea, reduce inflammation, and abate anxiety all while preserving mental clarity. Overall, Doctor Doctor is the perfect choice for consumers seeking a smooth, flavorful smoke with the potential to ease both physical and mental stresses.

Ice Princess by Brothers Grimm Seeds is a hybrid cross between a Cinderella 99 mother and a White Widow father. This combination creates dense, resinous pine tree shaped colas that reek of skunk, spice, and tropical fruit. It fares best indoors and is known to yield larger crops with the addition of extra light. Ice Princess offers consumers cerebral effects similar to Cinderella 99, but with heavier physical potency.


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Bert’s Cookie Dough by Los Angeles Kush is a heavy Cookies phenotype crossed with the renowned West Coast mainstay, OGKB. This hybrid was crafted by none other than Bert Baccarat for LAK and thus, the namesake. It offers a classic Cookies bouquet of pungent earth and doughy sweetness overlaid with notes of pine. The effects are heavy, weighing consumers to the couch while the warm body effects help alleviate stress, minor pain relief, and insomnia.

Aloha by Soulshine Cannabis (not to be mistaken with the sativa-dominant variety of Aloha) is a deeply sedative strain best saved for the evening. This indica-dominant variety is a mixture of Ice Princess (Cinderella 99 x White Widow) and Hawaiian Big Bud. Aloha’s odor is pleasant and forest-like, giving off earthy and skunky terpenes. The flavor is also earthy, but retains a hint sweetness on the exhale. Aloha hits hard and fast, weighing heavily on the eyelids and the limbs. Its high potency makes it a natural fit for seasoned consumers, and its deep relaxation makes it worthwhile for those seeking relief from insomnia and anxiety.

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Pie Strains for your Pie-Day Brains

Pi Day (March 14th, 3.14) is upon again and beyond its humble lodging on the keypad of every graphing calculator on planet Earth, this string of numbers also lives within and among us, hidden in the foundation of all things. Let me explain, but first:

Pie is superior to cake. This is an indisputable truth.

Pi the number (3.14. . .) is not quite as decadent, yet this numerical expression is as integral to defining the shape of a pie and perhaps, of the universe itself, as atoms are to creating matter (which science represents as circular or spherical by nature). The circumference of a circle (or a pie) is defined using Pi — i.e. C (circumference of a circle) = 2πr (where r is radius). This most basic and universal of forms is seen throughout life; and like pie and Pi, life is complicated and numerous, and more apt to take all shapes than one as one shape representing all shapes. Please, bear with me. . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson, a poet, philosopher, and friend of Henry David Thoreau, wrote a brilliant essay entitled Circles. Here is taste to remind you of the importance of Pi:

The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. St. Augustine described the nature of God as a circle whose centre was everywhere, and its circumference nowhere. We are all our lifetime reading the copious sense of this first of forms. One moral we have already deduced, in considering the circular or compensatory character of every human action. Another analogy we shall now trace; that every action admits of being outdone. Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens.

But that’s not all, not by a long shot. The best thing about Pi is the fact that each year on 3.14, we get to shamelessly celebrate this complex mathematical concept with its simpler and far tastier homonym, pie. And if you’re a cannabis consumer, celebrations can and should carry over into your strain selection. Here are nine pie-themed strains to help you bring a little puff puff pie into your life on this glorious, mathematical moment in time.


Cherry Pie x Cookies and Cream

Effects: Cherry Cream Pie is deeply relaxing. This aromatic strain offers a pleasant euphoria coupled with a deepening sedation and tasty terpene profile.

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Cherry Pie x Face Off OG

Effects: Noted as one of the most “tingly” strains in the database, Pie Face OG’s strong indica-dominant backbone make it a brilliant evening strain that helps temper aches and pains while illuminating the mind.

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Girl Scout Cookies phenotype

Effects: Key Lime Pie behaves very similarly to Girl Scout Cookies, offering euphoria and relaxation, but this strain’s terpene profile is rich with lime and mint while retaining the classic doughy aroma native to its parentage.

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Granddaddy Purple x Durban Poison

Effects: Cherry Pie is a brilliant union of polar opposites. GDP’s deep sedation intermixed with Durban’s landrace stimulation make for a potent pairing worth your time.

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Blue Dream x Girl Scout Cookies

Effects: Another deep tissue combo, Blueberry Pie mixes the dreamy mental buzz of Blue Dream against the deep relaxation of Girl Scout Cookies, creating a strain that is easy on both the body and the mind.

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Blue Zombie x Cherry Pie

Effects: Zoom Pie stimulates the appetite (for pie, perhaps) and brightens the mind with the help of Cherry Pie’s Durban Poison lineage.

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White Widow x Trainwreck

Effects: This fruity pie strain combines two well-established parents offering luscious physical effects that have been known to lead to arousal. And we all know where arousal leads: pie.

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Key Lime Pie x Alien Rift

Effects: Jawa Pie offers a similar variety of euphoria found in the many of these strains, but simultaneously offers a stoney, care-free mental state that shrugs off stress and anxiety.

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Effects: Our only pie strain without genetics as well as the only sativa-dominant entry on this list, Lemon Pie has been know to imbue consumers with a deep-seated happiness fitting for a day spent celebrating pie.

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Product Review: Kurvana Vape Pen Cartridges

Kurvana Cartridges at a Glance

Manufacturer: Kurvana

Product: KPEN Originals: Pineapple Express (Sativa)

Cannabis content: 64.74% THC, 0.19% CBD, 1.17% CBN (Total: 66.1%)

Available in: California

Flavor: Piney, with a strong pineapple flavor on the finish.

Experience: The Pineapple Express is zippy, creative, and focused, but can spike anxiety if that’s a factor for you. I am prone to anxiety so I found myself getting momentarily panicky while puffing on the pen and waiting for a friend to arrive. It subsided pretty quickly though.


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Product: KPEN Infusions: Sunset Tea (Indica)

Cannabis content: 39.73% THC, 19.58% CBD, 0.71% CBN (Total: 60.02%)

Additional ingredients: Lavender blossoms, white cucumber tea, and summer rose (per the company’s website).

Available in: California

Flavor: Sweet, floral, with a bit of tea flavor in the aftertaste.

Experience: This is one I keep in my purse for evening snuggles or if I need help falling asleep. It’s not going to knock you completely into next week, but it is relaxing and just sleepy enough to get the job done when I want to use it for that purpose.


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Initial Impressions

Pros: I love the thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing packaging. Each strain formulation comes in a test tube with different colorful label for each strain and a matching band of color around the cartridge itself so it’s not confusing if you own more than one. There’s also a symbol listed next to the strain name indicating if the strain is a sativa (pyramid), indica (upside down pyramid), or hybrid (circle with one half shaded). These helpful visual cues allow consumers to easily choose the strain and effect they’re looking for. I also appreciate that each test tube contains a strip of paper that features testing results with a breakdown of cannabinoid percentages.

They’re also potent! I let some low-tolerance friends try the Infusions Sunset Tea and even with the 2:1 THC to CBD ratio, they still felt pretty buzzed after only one hit. Everyone enjoyed the experience though, so it was a lovely evening. With my higher tolerance, I felt the effects after only four puffs, and they lasted about 25 minutes. Your mileage may vary.

Cons: I found both the Originals and the Infusions formulations to have a slight flavor that I couldn’t quite place. The website notes that the blends have no glycols or additives, so I’m not sure what is giving them that taste. It’s not bad, it just tastes somewhat artificial. That said, company’s website clearly states, “Our Originals line is all strictly cannabis derived straight from the raw material … [and preserves] the essential components of the raw flower.” I’d be curious to hear if it’s just me, or if others have had similar experiences.

Our Verdict

I enjoyed the Kurvana vape cartridges I tried and I would definitely recommend them to folks looking for potent, tasty vapor. The Infusions line is great for people who don’t really enjoy the taste of cannabis, as there are more flavors options like Passion Fruit, Kool Mint, and Banana Smoothie, many of which taste like Jolly Ranchers. If you prefer your cannabis to taste like cannabis (I’m one of those people), stick with the Originals line.

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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: Moon Cookies, The Rig Stick, and More

My friends, we made it. The long-awaited weekend is here. But two pressing questions remain: How are you going to spend the weekend and which Washington state cannabis products are going to make it the best ever?

The Leafly team (and our industry friends) got together to discuss what our favorites are and how they’ll be enhancing our weekend. Whether you’re planning to kick back at home or get outside (rain or shine), let us help you branch out so you don’t have to take a shot in the dark at some new strains, products, and brands.

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For Your Weekend Gaming Binge

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Product: GaGa Peanut Butter Cups (10mg)

Type: Edible

“I got myself a Nintendo Switch and the new Zelda game this weekend, and I wanted an edible that would basically cryogenically freeze me to my couch, rendering me unaware of my physical form and immerse me fully in the lush grassy fields of Hyrule. These peanut butter cups by GaGa did just that. I was utterly and completely stoned into oblivion for six to eight hours. The filling tasted more like cannabis than peanut butter, but the experience is what matters most to me.” – Bailey, Leafly Editor

Product: The Clear’s Golden Goat

Type: Vape Pen Cartridge

“The Clear’s Golden Goat vape pen from Fweedom Collective tastes fantastic and you don’t have to hit it as often to get super high – meaning more time for my hands to be on the controller while playing Zelda in bed.” – Fermin, Leafly Developer


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For Spring Cleaning

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Product: Headlight’s Moon Cookies

Type: High-THC Flower, Hybrid

“I tried Moon Cookies flower by Headlight over the weekend. A few puffs in had me motivated to do all the dishes in the sink! A few more puffs and I was motivated to meal plan for the week. I did both and felt happy about it. Moon Cookies: Get your life on track.” – Diana, Leafly Customer Service Specialist

Product: Errl’s Dutch Treat

Type: Dabbable Oil

“Dutch Treat is a must-have sativa-dominant hybrid for concentrate consumers seeking quality terpenes and functional effects. Errl’s Dutch Treat is sweet and pungent, leaving the hallmark ‘dutchy’ flavor spread across the palate. The moderate energy and uplifted mental state make it a perfect companion for cleaning the house, finishing chores, or kicking off the day.” – Jeremiah, Leafly Strain Researcher


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For Fueling Creativity

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Product: Puffin Farm’s Dancehall

Type: High-CBD Flower, Sativa

“I recommend Puffin Farm’s Dancehall for playing or listening to music. It’s called Dancehall for a reason. It makes it so easy to lock in to the sounds, but since it’s barely got any THC in it, you can stay sharp and remember how your cymbal stand works before you play.“ – Saba, Leafly Software Engineer

Product: Private Reserve’s Pink Cookies

Type: High-THC Flower, Hybrid

“Whether I’m making jewelry, coloring in my adult coloring books, or cutting up pictures for a collage, I’ve found that cannabis always boosts my creativity and makes the activity that much more enjoyable. I tend to prefer hybrids while crafting, since straight sativas can make me anxious. A budtender at Trees Pot Shop recommended a lovely strain, Pink Cookies from Private Reserve, a delightful combination of Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie (already two of my favorite hybrids), and it’s the perfect blend for relaxation and concentration. I can focus on my crafting with a soothing calmness that envelops you like a happy hug.” – Lisa, Leafly Editor


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For Health & Wellness

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Product: Ethos CBD Tincture (250mg/bottle)

Type: Tincture

“A dropper of this tincture is good with a cup of coffee to curb anxiety before work, at the end of the day to help relax the body before bed, the morning after a party to help with a hangover, or any time you are seeking general anti-inflammatory effects that won’t mess with your head.” – Jeremiah, Leafly Strain Researcher

Product: Craft Elixirs Ginger Grass Syrup (60mg THC/bottle)

Type: Infused Syrup

“I recently tried Craft Elixir’s ginger flavored syrup since they were out of my favorite simple syrup. I think I accidentally found a new favorite. The combination of ginger and THC calms my perma-fussy stomach really well. I can dissolve a micro-dose (<5mg) of the elixir in some hot water and sip it for mild nausea and anxiety relief – all without a detectable high.” – Bailey, Leafly Editor


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For Hiking, Exercise, and Getting Out Senior man trail hiking in the forest at sunset

Product: The Rig Stick

Type: Portable Dab Pen

“I’m really impressed by The Rig Stick. In my opinion, it’s a way easier method of dabbing on-the-go than a Nectar Collector or small rig. It requires no water but it doesn’t taste or feel like doing a dry dab at all!” – Randi, Budtender

Product: Pioneer Nuggets’ Lodi Dodi

Type: High-THC Flower, Hybrid

“Lodi Dodi by Pioneer Nuggets is my go-to workout strain. A bowl or two before suiting up, and by the time I hit the treadmill my limbs are buzzing with a complementary physical energy. Lodi Dodi adequately hazes my mind alongside these lightening physical effects, allowing the music to transport me into ‘The Zone.’ This strain makes the repetition of running in place significantly more enjoyable, and its physical effects seem to improve my overall endurance.” – Jeremiah, Leafly Strain Researcher

Product: Headlight’s Gorilla Glue #4

Type: Vape Pen Cartridge

“Headlight’s Gorilla Glue vape cartridge is great for a busy weekend. Simple and potent dosing make it easy to dial in your effects and its flavor profile stays true to the flower. A couple puffs create an uplifting, focused buzz, perfect before a workout. The pungent, piney flavors will draw you back, and after a few more puffs it’s time to curl up with a good book or the latest episodes of Planet Earth.” – Will, Leafly Digital Content Producer


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What’s the weekend have in store for you? Let us know what we should check out next!

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New Strains Alert: Rainbow Jones, Fighting Buddha, Godzilla Glue, and More

Winter weather is  sticking around for some while spring has sprung early for others. But regardless of the weird weather, we are hoping to transplant a little tropical sunshine and some easygoing vibes with the help of a few new strains from our ‘ohana in Hawaii, Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank. A few tropical trees on this week’s roster include: a Colombian Gold “Mojito” phenotype; a brand new Gorilla Glue #4 cross; a caramel coffee treat; and a golden mashup that blends famous Central American and Hawaiian landrace sativas. These tropical treasures are joined by a twice-baked GSC cross, a sedative slap-shot cross of Granddaddy Purple and Casey Jones, and a pacifistic pugilist also known as Fighting Buddha. Roll on, friends.

Caramel Kona Coffee Kush is a flavorful, alliterative cross by Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank. This sweet wahine is luscious on the palate and heavy on the body, draping the limbs in cushy, weighted relaxation. CKC Kush’s Caramel Kush mother gives this strain its predominant flavor and physical effects, but the strain’s Kona Gold father shines through in latent spicy undertones and heady mental buzz. Noted as one of the most delicious strains in the Pua Mana archives, Caramel Kona Coffee Kush is a perfect strain to shrug off stress and treat yourself at the end of the day.

Fighting Buddha by Chimera Seeds is a energetic sativa for daytrippers looking to get stuff done. This strain grows tall stalks that have deep floral undertones overlaid by zesty key limes. Fighting Buddha’s buzz is defined by its mental clarity and motivating qualities, imbuing the consumer with an inspiring energy. Its generous resin production makes it ideal for producing hashish. Enjoy Fighting Buddha’s functional stimulation and mental clarity to help with productivity and fight stress and lethargy. This strain is a cross between Burmese Sativa and Blueberry.


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Moon Cookies is a twice deep GSC x GSC cross that is certain to moon rock you! This intergalactic herb’s stinky-sweet terpene profile is a complex melange of dough, earth, and green forest. The effects are those of classic Girl Scout Cookies, and the buds are resinous rocks that are hard and dense. Enjoy Moon Cookies into the afternoon as the physical effects of this strain can get heavier and more sedative with continued consumption. But in good measure, Moon Cookies offers a bright cerebral buzz that can improve mood while its physical effects mute minor physical discomfort, nausea, and stress.

Colombian Mojito by Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank is a refreshing and potent phenotype of the legendary landrace, Colombian Gold. Originally grown in the Santa Marta mountains of Colombia, this “mojito cut” exhibits a tropical terpene profile while offering notes of mint and tart citrus that speak to its namesake. Sourced by Masta Cylinda, this sativa-dominant strain hits the consumer between the eyes, leading into a blissful, stoney mental state that lingers in the body for hours. Enjoy Colombian Mojito to improve mood and help abate stress.

Rainbow Jones by Connoisseur Genetics is colorful indica-dominant strain with golden hairs are varying shades of purple. Created by crossing Granddaddy Purple and Casey Jones, this strain offers predominantly sedative effects coupled with Casey Jones’ heady euphoria. The terpene profile is tart and earthy while retaining an herbaceous spice upon combustion/vaporization. Enjoy Rainbow Jones later into the evening to assist with minor physical pain, depression, or restlessness.


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Godzilla Glue by Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank is a blend of Gorilla Glue #4 from Amazon Organics and Pua Mana’s own Killa Kine King Kamehameha Kailua-Kona Gold. This sticky, tropical coupling produces monstrous green stalks with fat, resinous colas that reek of pungent earth and pine with a hints hints of sweet tropical breeze. Godzilla Glue’s powerful euphoria is suited for seasoned consumers and over time can become rather sedative with continued consumption. Enjoy Godzilla Glue with care. This strain’s high-THC content and robust genetics make it welcome challenge for strain hunters and heavyweights.

What do you get when you cross two of the most potent equatorial sativa strains and plant them in the volcanic soil of paradise? You get Hawaiian Mayan Gold by Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank. This cross of Kona Gold and Colombian Mojito landraces produces massive sativa spears that reach for the sky. Growers take note, this strain can be difficult to tame without the proper vertical real estate. Hawaiian Mayan Gold’s stimulating energy, long-lasting effects, and tropical terpene profile make it an instant classic right out of the jar.

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Dugouts, Dips, and Doggy Treats: The Best Cannabis Products for March 2017

Welcome to Leafly’s cannabis products roundup for the month of March, where we take a look at a few of the many different products that are making a splash in the industry. As we inch into spring, we explore some storage options designed to keep your stash safe while you’re on the go. Looking to replace your vape? Check out two new products that deliver simple yet powerful vaping experiences. Plus, we’ve got dog-friendly treats, dugouts, dips, and more!

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The Best Cannabis Strains and Products for Every Situation

Cannabis is uniquely versatile in that it can be enjoyed in many different ways, offering a countless variety of experiences with each creative combination. Between the vast landscape of available strains, preparations, and products available, one could feasibly enjoy a different strain and consumption method for each individual scenario. Understanding this is important when discerning between conducive strains and activities. Just as there are many ways one may pair cannabis properly with a given situation, it can be just as easy to improperly pair cannabis, leaving you with a potentially uncomfortable scenario.

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Creating a conducive pairing is a learned skill, so here are a few scenarios based on time of day, mood, and activity, where we recommend some appropriate strain types and consumption methods. Whether you’re using cannabis to wake up and motivate yourself or to relax and unwind, these are some of our favorite combinations to try out. (Keep in mind that these are merely suggestions; if you have a preferred consumption method, you’re free to substitute one of our recommendations with your tried-and-true delivery method.)

For Starting Out Your Day

Morning run

Strain: A pure sativa (e.g. Durban Poison)

Medium: Concentrate or flower

Consumption Method: Home vaporizer

Ideal for: A morning workout, running errands, tidying your space

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Pure sativas like Durban Poison are essentially an espresso shot for the cannabis enthusiast. With the rise of hybridization, pure sativa strains are not easy to come by, but if your dispensaries carry them, pick up a strain or two as a morning pick-me-up. We recommend enjoying pure sativas either by use of a flower or concentrate vaporizer before heading out. The energy this strain will give you will complement any workout or morning activity perfectly!


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For After a Long Day

Together is our favourite place to be

Strain: A hybrid (e.g Fire OG)

Medium: Flower

Consumption Method: Large tabletop water pipe

Ideal for: Unwinding with some relaxation time

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Hybrids are often the preferred strain type for individuals looking for a relaxing solo couch session. Larger water pipes offer a “one-hitter quitter,” meaning you can feel the effects after one or two big hits. Fire OG is especially known for encouraging heavy relaxation without being too sleepy in the head, offering a perfect pairing for a night in with your favorite movie or TV show.

For Exploration in the Kitchen

Cooking Preparing Food Ingredient Vegetarian Concept

Strain: Any hybrid variety

Medium: Infused cooking oil

Consumption Method: Edible

Ideal for: A dinner party with friends

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Hybrid strains make for wonderful companions when it comes to infusing cooking oils for edibles. The next time you want to have friends over for a weekend dinner, try infusing your favorite hybrid strain into an olive oil to be used for meal preparations. Infused oils are also available in some markets, so don’t hesitate to ask your budtender about availability.


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When having guests over, it’s important to consider the individual dosage preferences of each member in your party as overdosing a guest is not considered proper etiquette (that is, unless they’re fine with it), which is why olive oil is a great infusion option. In this case, you can offer it in a tabletop condiment, such as an infused salad dressing, to be dosed to meet everyone’s individual tolerances.

For Calm Self-Reflection

Close up of legs walking in the forest

Strain: A high-CBD, indica-dominant option (e.g. Critical Mass)

Medium: Flower

Consumption Method: Rolled joint

Ideal for: A peaceful walk


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If you’re in need of a stress-suppressing long walk, a mild indica-dominant hybrid like Critical Mass is your perfect companion. Many phenotypes of this strain exhibit elevated levels of the known stress-reducing compound cannabidiol (CBD). Who doesn’t like a nice joint and a peaceful walk? (Just make sure you’re enjoying your cannabis in the most non-invasive way possible when in populated spaces; also, keep in mind that many legal markets prohibit public consumption under penalty of fine or citation.)

For Discrete Consumption

Smoking E-Cigarette

Strain: Sativa-dominant hybrid (e.g. Sour Diesel)

Medium: CO2 concentrate

Consumption Method: Portable vaporizer pen

Ideal for: Quiet consumption while on the go

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Unlike a joint, which can be rather odiferous when consumed in the presence of others, vaporizer pens loaded with CO2 concentrates make for a discreet companion while you are out and about. A Sour Diesel extract, being a sativa-dominant hybrid, affords you the adequate energy boost you will need without alerting the world of your activities. Loaded in a vaporizer pen, this oil will carry out throughout your day while remaining as inconspicuous as it is portable.


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For Relaxed Non-Smokers

white bathtub in outdoor bath

Strain: Any indica-dominant variety

Medium: CBD-infused bath product

Consumption Method: Topical application

Ideal for: De-stressing after a long day

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You don’t have to inhale your cannabis to have a good time, and certain strains can make for fantastic infused products. Try a relaxing bubble bath with a CBD-infused bath bomb or topical lotion. Many times, these products are used by infusing cannabis concentrates into soaps and lotions for the purpose of topical applications. All cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, can be absorbed efficiently though the skin with a proper carrier oil. If smoking isn’t your thing, a product of this variety may be just what you’re looking for!


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For Late Night Moments

Sad girl lying in bed

Strain: A pure indica (e.g. Hindu Kush)

Medium: Concentrate

Consumption Method: Tabletop dab rig

Ideal for: A potent good night’s sleep

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Who needs a sleeping pill when you have a dab rig loaded with a pure indica concentrate? Forget couch lock; when dabbed out of a tabletop rig, indicas like Hindu Kush will put you right to sleep. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a strain like this, make sure you keep it around for those “hard to fall asleep” occasions.” Very rarely will a comfortable-sized dab of a heavy indica concentrate leave you anywhere but in the folds of your pillow.


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New Strains Alert: Alien Dutchess, Katsu Bubba Kush, and More

Happy Friday! This week we are sharing some of Southern California’s finest from Los Angeles Kush and Bert Baccarat, as well as showing some love for the Midwest horticulturist masterminds over at Cresco Labs in Illinois. Some of the hot picks include: Alien Dutchess, a spicy Dutch Treat Haze and Alien OG cross; Scout’s Honor, an OG Kush Breath cross that pays homage to GSC genetics while marching to its own drum; and Extreme Cream, dipping into OG and Cookie genetics to fashion a delicious strain worth sharing. This week, many of our new strains share the possibility for appetite stimulation. Sound off and share your must-have munchies for a long weekend with your favorite hungry strain.

Alien Dutchess by Cresco Labs brings together strong euphoria and deep relaxation to create a strain that is as potent as it is refined. Created by crossing Dutch Treat Haze and Alien OG, this strain exhibits a spicy, herbaceous aroma with hints of pine and lemon. The earthy and citrus notes shine through upon consumption. Alien Dutchess has been known to stimulate appetite and help abate nausea, headaches, and stress.


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Extreme Cream by Exotic Genetix is the pungent cross between Extreme OG and Cookies & Cream. This strain develops deep purple colas dusted with trichomes and emits a strong, earthy aroma that is somehow creamy on the nose and buttery on the palate. Extreme Cream’s effects are uplifting, offering mood elevation that abates anxiety and spurs conversation. Expect traditional indica effects alongside heady euphoria, appetite stimulation, and couch lock.

Katsu Bubba Kush is a unique Bubba Kushphenotype with a deep, floral terpene profile. Representing its genetic namesake in appearance and bud structure, Katsu Bubba’s nugs are dense and resinous. This strain’s high THC content hits the consumer with powerful euphoria that cascades over the body, relaxing and weighing down extremities. Utilize Katsu Bubba Kush to help with insomnia, nausea, and minor pain. Also, anticipate strong appetite stimulation.


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Strawberry Blondie by Los Angeles Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid with soothing effects and full flavors. Created by crossing the famous Strawberry Banana with another indica-dominant dose of fruitiness, Banana OG, this fruit basket strain offers a sweet and flavorful terpene profile with relaxing effects. Known as an exceptional sleep aid, Strawberry Blondie imbues the consumer with an introspective mental buzz and a deep body high that slowly lulls consumers into a meditative and peaceful physical state.

Bertberry Cheesecake by Bert Baccarat is a bright sativa-dominant cross of Alien Moonshine and UK Cheese. This strain’s terpene profile is rich with sweet citrus, and its buds are bulbous, bright green, and tangled in orange hairs. Bertberry Cheesecake is both mentally and physically stimulating, offering creativity and strong euphoria. But mind your dosage, as Bertberry Cheesecake has been known to overstimulate consumers prone to anxiety.


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Scout’s Honor is an indica-dominant hybrid created by Bert Baccarat and produced by Los Angeles Kush. This strain grows dense, resinous buds with sporadic purple foliage and a generous dusting of trichomes. Scout’s Honor is a cross of OGKB (OG Kush Breath) and OG Kush, giving the strain a pungent, earthy aroma overlaid with a doughy sweetness. This savory and sweet strain stimulates the appetite while imbuing the consumer with weighted, euphoric relaxation. Enjoy Scout’s Honor to help with stress, insomnia, and minor pain relief.

KT Dawg offers a complex mixture of effects that soothes and uplifts. This hybrid blends anti-inflammatory pain relief and pleasurable physical effects with a focused, cerebral buzz. KT Dawg’s aroma is pungent, reeking of skunk and forest floor. The earthy terpenes mellow on the palate while stimulating appetite and creativity. KT Dawg is a cross of Kunduz,  Tang Tang, and Stardawg.

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