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Leafly reviewers also report several classic trees amp them up: Sample this year’s crop of Durbans.

Hundreds of types of strains can overwhelm anyone at a dispensary, and even those are just a slice of the five thousand-plus Leafly strain database cake.

Working out, playing, deep-cleaning

Cream of the Crop’s Cookies cross, Strawberries and Cream, can help you with your rhyme flow and your beatbox.

Expect the essence of summer in a nug: thick orange soda, lemon, and mandarin tang, with a lengthy, hybrid stone. Lemon OZ Kush contends for Strain of the Summer 2021—aligning genetics, selection, cultivation, aesthetics, pungence, taste, and effects.

And no summer hit list can miss Gelatos and GMOs—be it Alien Labs’ Baklava abducting fools in AZ and CA, or six-state operator Grassroots Cannabis’ selling out of Garlic Cookies.

If you’re talking sleepy strains, Granddaddy Purple is one of many that may tuck you in for a few hours. This indica crosses Purple Urkle and Big Bud and is famous for its purple flowers; and maybe even more famous for its usually sedative high. Its most common terpenes are myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.

Green Crack is a prime example of a cannabis strain that usually adjusts a person’s knobs to an energizing experience. Bred way back in the 1970s, it’s a legendary sativa that tastes like earthy citrus terpenes and is great for daytime consumption. Its three most common terpenes are myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.

“Think of it as a home stereo system,” said Jikomes. “You’ve got one dial for the bass, and one dial for the treble, and one for the volume, etc. Every dial is always tuned to something, and you’re just tuning them to different ratios.”

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“Subjective effects are due to THC causing different patterns of functional connectivity in the brain… a measure of how much they talk to each other,” said Nick Jikomes, Leafly’s Director of Science & Innovation, and host of the Good Chemistry podcast.

OG Kush is the hybrid of all hybrids that swept California by storm in the 1990s and set the bar for many of the high-potency strains we smoke today. It has a flavor of earthy, sour, gassy, and skunky terpenes that we’ve come to identify as “kush,” which give way to an intense cerebral experience.

Other energizing strains include: Jack Herer and Durban Poison.

If you want something uplifting, Sour Diesel is held in high regard by the medical cannabis community for its mood-blasting abilities. It’s a potent sativa-dominant hybrid created by crossing Chemdog and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel’s sour and gassy terpene profile features caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene.

If you love cannabis it’s a safe bet you’re always on the hunt to find the best weed strain. We reviewed thousands of weed strains available on the market as of November 2020 and created a simple list to help you pick the most potent and strongest weed strain for your personal enjoyment and therapeutic pursuits. We evaluated each marijuana strain across a variety of factors including potency, effects, lineage, THC & CBD content, aroma, appearance, and more, and these are truly the best strains out there.

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