Top 5 Strains of Summer
Posted July 07, 2021 By Kelly Graham
The perfect time for a lazy beach day, taking a dip in the pool, having a picnic in the park, and of course, smoking weed. And while we encourage you to smoke whatever strain floats your boat all year round, some strains just hit different underneath summer’s sunny rays.
Whether you’re a pure sativa fan or are looking to beat the heat with a CBD-rich strain, our Top 5 Strains of Summer have a little something for everyone.
Summer marks peak cherry season, and we’re not just talking about the fruit: The ever-popular Cherry AK is ripe for the picking as well. Take a few puffs of this sativa-dominant hybrid and its sweet yet piney flavor will transport you straight to a cherry orchard on a warm, sunny day. As you savor the flavor, the energizing effects will give your mind a creative and euphoric kick. This summer-ready strain will leave you feeling ready to socialize with pals at a backyard BBQ, finish that novel for your summer book club, or take a stroll along the beach.
Another sweet treat to add to your summer roster of strains is the indica-dominant hybrid, Runtz. As the offspring of Zkittles and Gelato, this strain is covered in sugary trichomes with a tempting flavor. Its candy-forward aroma and relaxed euphoria is the perfect treat at the end of a long, hot summer day. Roll up this strain as you kick back in a hammock at sunset or as you drift off into dreamland on the beach.
Sour Diesel is one of those strains that hits the spot, no matter the season. There’s no doubt that its signature skunky, funky smell with notes of lemon rind and pure sativa genetics make it an instant summer staple. Just like an iced coffee, this strain gives you an instant burst of energy, making it an ideal midday pick-me-up. Pack a bowl of Sour Diesel if you’re going for a long hike, exploring an art museum, or planning your next summer vacation.
SUPER SILVER HAZE
Turn any day into a bright and sunny adventure with the legendary pure sativa, Super Silver Haze. One puff of this herbal and earthy strain and you’ll instantly feel your mood get a little euphoric boost—but not too boosted. Super Silver Haze balances out the energizing effects with a delicate sense of calm that helps you ease into your day. Whether you’re going for a dip in the pool, relaxing by the AC at home, or heading to a rooftop yoga class you’ll feel perfectly chill AF all day long.
Sometimes, you just want to feel clear, calm, and collected and that’s where Jelly Fish comes in. This CBD-rich strain melts the tension from your body and ushers in a wave of calm. Then, its gentle splash of THC sends you off to your happy place with an almost imperceptible high. All your worries float off into the sunset as your mind stays rooted in the present moment. So go ahead and kick back, relax, and ride the wave.
When all is said and done, summer is about having fun and feeling good—kinda like weed. So whether you’re going to a bonfire on the beach, soaking in some sun, or going to an outdoor concert, one of our Top 5 Stains of Summer will take you to exactly where you need to be. To find one of these strains in real life, check out our store locator.
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Kelly is a creative multi-hyphenate and chef with an affinity for all things weed. She currently lives, works, and bakes in sunny Los Angeles, California. To see what she’s cooking up next, check her out at Not Your Mom’s Kitchen.