Why we love it : Dutch Treat has a sweet, candied flavor that is unique to the strain. A longtime favorite in Amsterdam (and very potent), Dutch Treat also makes a great concentrate. Backstory : Ewok was the Hybrid winner of the 2013 Seattle High Times Cannabis Cup. Bred by Alien Genetics, it’s a fast-growing plant with a short vegetative cycle that produces large yields of frost-covered buds as hairy as the Star Wars Ewoks themselves. Pungent fruity notes of tangerine and lemon introduce Ewok’s strong cerebrally-focused effects, which promote relaxation and stress relief.
Why we love it : Ewok, a Pacific Northwest favorite, carries a pungent, sweet aroma and melts away stress. Backstory : Fruity Pebbles (aka Fruity Pebbles OG) by Alien Genetics was originally a limited-time offering from the breeder. This sweet hybrid borrows a mix of great genetics to create a tropical, berry flavor reminiscent of the cereal it’s named for. The euphoric effects will keep you happy when you’re stressed—pour yourself a bowl of Fruity Pebbles anytime. Why we love it : It’s a mellow, uplifting hybrid strain whose aroma of fruity breakfast cereal is so distinctive, you have to try it to believe it. Taste the ‘Strainbow’ With These Colorful Cannabis Pairings. Backstory : G13 is a very strong indica strain that is the subject of many urban legends. According to some accounts, the CIA, FBI, and other agencies gathered the best strains of marijuana from breeders all over the world.
At a super-secret installation at the University of Mississippi, they bred many new super-hybrids in the late 1960s. Allegedly, a single cutting of this plant was liberated by an unnamed technician and bred for the masses. And although the legends are probably not true, it’s absolutely true that G13 delivers effects like no other. Why we love it : A fabled strain known for the legends of its origins, G13 is a knockout indica—and if it was actually smuggled out of a government lab, we’re definitely glad it was. Backstory : Gelato (also referred to as “Larry Bird”) is another tantalizing hybrid cannabis strain from Cookie Fam Genetics. This Bay Area native tends to bloom in dark purple hues illuminated by fiery orange hairs and a shining white coat of crystal resin. Novice consumers may want to approach this THC powerhouse with caution. Why we love it : A great dessert strain, Gelato is a sweet, floral bud with hints of fruit flavors that lead to extreme euphoria. Backstory : First bred by Rare Dankness, Ghost Train Haze is a sativa cross, but unlike typical sativas, the plant grows dense buds blanketed in white, crystal-capped trichomes. With a sour citrus and floral aroma, Ghost Train Haze delivers a potent dose of THC. Why we love it : It’s a potent, uplifting sativa from Rare Dankness. GTH is popular in Colorado and has an invigorating aroma that mixes citrus notes and floral fragrance. Backstory : Golden Goat was created accidentally in Topeka, Kansas, when a male Hawaiian–Romulan pollinated Mr. The strain is often light green and pink in color, which is indicative of its Hawaiian sativa side. The scent is described as being a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy, with a tropical fruit flavor. Why we love it : Clear-headed and creative, this tropical-tasting strain was created by accident—and we can’t think of a more fortuitous accident. Backstory : Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross: The California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its oversized, compact bud structure. GDP flowers bloom in shades of deep purple, a contrastive backdrop for its snow-like dusting of white crystal resin. Its potent psychoactive effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, and growers particularly love GDP for its massive yields. Why we love it : King among indicas, this flavorful bud offers berry flavors and pacifying effects. Its purpled foliage is one of the most beautiful cannabis blooms out there.
Backstory : This potent sativa was developed by crossing Cinderella 99 with a fast-flowering sativa selected for its rich grapefruit flavor.