With so many cannabis strains available, walking into a dispensary can be just as overwhelming as it is exciting. Picking out the right weed strain for you shouldn’t be stressful. We are lucky enough to have thousands of weed strains at our fingertips due to the perpetual crossbreeding that’s taken place over the past few decades. If you want to take full advantage of the wealth of flavors, colors, and effects that the cannabis industry has to offer, we’ve picked a few strains you should try out in the upcoming year!
If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably heard artists like 21 Savage rap about “Smokin' on Zaza”. The term “Zaza weed” often refers to any cannabis strain that’s potent, exotic, and all-around top-shelf. However, Zaza is an actual weed strain made by crossing Blue Dream and Rare Dankness #1. This strain is a powerful Indica-dominant hybrid that tastes fruity, earthy, and robust all at the same time. We recommend smoking the Zaza if you are already a heavy marijuana smoker. If this is your first time, it might not be the best strain for you since it goes “straight to the matha”.
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2. Amnesia Haze
If you are looking for an energizing strain that's popular in coffee shops all over Amsterdam, Amnesia Haze is a clear winner. Amnesia Haze is a full Sativa, so it's a great option if you are all about a wake and bake sesh. This potent strain is creamy, citrus-forward, and creativity-inducing. It's perfect for anyone who needs a pick-me-up with patients reporting uplifting effects. Take yourself on a bit of vacation with this heavy hitter!
3. Cookies and Cream
Dessert anyone? This hybrid cannabis strain is deliciously sweet and uniquely flavorful. Made by crossing Starfighter and Girl Scout Cookies, this sugary strain is a phenomenal option for those with a sweet tooth. Consumers report that Cookies N Cream provides long-lasting stress relief, euphoria, and all-around mood elevation. If you are looking for a giggly high, this might be the perfect sweet treatment.
4. Purple Punch
If you are looking for a sweet and sedating strain, Purple Punch is the strain for you. This calming Indica was created by crossing Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple. This delicious strain tastes like grape soda, so it's the perfect treat for right before bed. If you have insomnia, this strain is a great sleep inducer and will help you fall asleep in no time. It's also great for combating stress, minor pain, and nausea. Just keep in mind that this is a potent strain that will pack a punch!
Check with your state’s dispensaries to see if they offer these unique strains. Don’t be scared to ask questions. Budtenders are a great resource for information on all things weed!