Why we love it : With a flavor that perfectly justifies the name, this sativa brightens the mood and elevates energy. Backstory : Don’t let the name fool you: This is pure cannabis. Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus as it induces an invigorating mental buzz that keeps you going throughout the day. Green Crack has branched into two genetic lineages, the most common of which is its sativa line descended from Skunk #1.
The 75% indica variety of Green Crack is said to have come from an Afghani strain. Because its name perpetuates a negative image, some people have taken to calling this strain Cush (with a ‘C’) or Green Cush instead. Whatever you call it, a tangy, fruity flavor redolent of mango make this the perfect daytime strain. Why we love it : Like the name suggests, Green Crack is a racy sativa and emits sweet earthy flavors. This is a great strain to help you understand what cannabis’s cerebral effects are all about. Backstory : Harlequin is a 75/25 sativa-dominant strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD: Unlike most high-CBD strains, Harlequin almost always develops a CBD:THC ratio of 5:2. Flavors can range from earthy musk to sweet mango, but without a doubt, what draws crowds to Harlequin is its ability to relax without sedation and relieve without intoxication. Why we love it : Harlequin is an amazing CBD-rich strain that typically has about a 5:2 ratio of CBD to THC. This strain has a range of earthy flavors and can help manage pain and other ailments without the fear of intoxication. Backstory : Meet Headband, the love-child of cannabis’s power couple.
The smooth, creamy smoke is accented by flavors of lemons and diesel while the long-lasting effects are great for pain relief and relaxation. Many report that the effects create a slight pressure around the crown of the head, which feels as though you’re wearing a headband. Why we love it : A prodigious pairing of OG Kush and Sour Diesel, Headband’s rich, dank smoke goes straight to the dome. Parent strains : Petrolia Headstash, Killer New Haven. Backstory : Originally bred by Woodhorse Seeds, Herijuana is a combination of the highly regarded Humboldt County Afghan indica and an outdoor hybrid from Kentucky. This combo was worked by breeders for 15 generations to create an inbred line (IBL), meaning that most of the seeds will grow into plants that are nearly identical. Herijuana produces large dense flowers on an open, stretchy plant, with aromas and flavors ranging from spicy earth and sandalwood to hashy fruit. THC levels have been measured at over 25%, and the high provides a heavy, almost numbing feeling. Why we love it : Herijuana’s knock-out potency and deeply relaxing effects offer the positives of narcotic sedatives with none of the negative side effects. Backstory : Hindu Kush is a pure indica strain named after the mountain range where it originated, which stretches 500 miles between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The harsh climate of its homeland has conditioned this strain to express a thick, protective coat of crystal trichomes cherished by hash makers worldwide. With a subtle sweet and earthy sandalwood aroma, Hindu Kush induces a deep sense of calm. Why we love it : A pure indica, Hindu Kush genetics are prized for their thick coat of resin and sweet, earthy flavors with hints of berry. Backstory : Ingrid is a lesser-known indica, but it’s growing in popularity as consumers begin to discover this gem of a strain. The buds are dense, tightly bound flowers with very little loose greenery, and perhaps the most striking aspect of its appearance is the flowers’ neon green color. These neon buds emit a delectable skunky aroma and induce a reliable indica-strong body effect. Why we love it : If it’s inner peace you’re after, look no further than this California underdog—it brings on a subtle, meditative high that makes everything feel soaked in sunshine. Backstory : Island Sweet Skunk, sometimes called Sweet Island Skunk, is a sativa strain that users enjoy for its energetic effects. Originally bred by Federation Seed Company in Canada, this strain is a descendant of Skunk #1 and grows tall, straight, high-yielding plants. Some varieties of Island Sweet Skunk have a heightened CBD content. Why we love it : This energizing Canadian strain is famous for its tangy aroma that blends flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Backstory : Jack Herer has gained as much renown as its namesake cannabis activist, the famously outspoken author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes . Sensi Seeds created Jack Herer in the Netherlands hoping to capture both the cerebral elevation associated with sativas and the heavy resin production of indicas. It was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a recognized medical-grade strain.
Since then, the spicy, pine-scented sativa has taken home numerous awards for its quality and potency. Why we love it : A Dutch staple delivering euphoria with the uplifting scent of pine, Jack Herer never stops getting more popular among novice and seasoned consumers alike. Searching for Jack Herer, the ‘Emperor’ of American Cannabis. Backstory : Jean Guy is a hybrid from Canada with intensely cerebral effects and a sour citrus smell.
Frosted dark green leaves hide pastel buds loaded with golden crystal trichomes.