Hundreds of new strains have hit the market. Expanding legalization is creating new demand for novelty, potency, and benefits both medicinal and recreational. Among the many strains appearing and/or gaining popularity are these 10 strains you must try in 2021.
10 must-try strains –
There is no particular order to this list. It does not list strains by potency or make up. Frankly, this list includes strains with interesting names, ones you can remember easily as you shop.
Jock Horror presents a twist on the classic Jack Herer.
Strain: 80% Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Genetics combine Northern Lights #5 with a blend of Haze #19, and Skunk #1, each of them a classic.
Reputation: The genes deliver full flavor and a robust and energetic rush. The strain has been around for some time, but people have been looking for more potent strains.
User highlights: First-time users fall for the sweet berry and citrus. However, Jock Horror induces a potent high that should worry newcomers. With only traces of CBD and THC testing at 24%, this strain triggers a powerful euphoric cerebral event that works for daytime usage and creative focus. The THC will chase away depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. It also perks up the evening conversation among friends. However, first-time users should use among friends in case of paranoia.
Pie Face can help you through a day of multiple tasks.
Strain: A balanced Indica-dominant strain (60% Indica: 40% sativa)
Genetics: Breeders developed this strain from Face Off OG and Cherry Pie.
Reputation: This hybrid produces a high impact euphoria without being overpowering. A 1% CBD is enough to offset the moderately high THC at 18% to 19%.
User highlights: This strain helps you wake and bake because a few hits will last all day. A sweet cherry taste and aroma will leave you energetic, clear-headed, and socially talkative. Users take comfort in its relief of chronic anxiety, situational depression, and appetite loss.
Meat Breath will twist the minds of newbies.
Strain: Balanced 50: 50 hybrid tests at 28% THC.
Genetics: Meatloaf met Mendo Breath to produce this Afghani experience.
Reputation: Meat Breath does not quite live up to its name, but it has nothing sweet, fruity, or pleasant in the taste and smell. However, it does promise a unique cannabis cruise.
User Highlights: Meat Breath delivers a pungent odor of chemical diesel and rotting meat. If you can get past that, you are in for a mind and body trip starting with an uplifting euphoria before it settles into a relaxed, pain-free comfort. It will make you forget chronic pain, stress, and fatigue, but new smokers should not start with this strain.
Aurora Indica will take you far away from your pandemic lockdown stress.
Strain: Indica-dominant hybrid (>90% Indica: 10% Sativa) with moderate to high 14% to 19% THC
Genetics: Northern Lights introduced to Afghan strains.
Reputation: A creeping high will put you to bed soon.
User highlights: The body feels the slow steady relaxation following the taste of sweet but spicy mango. The sedation continues to the brain leaving you fully stoned. The potent impact buries the day’s issues to relieve symptoms of ADD/ADHD, insomnia, and chronic pain due to injury or illness. You should not use this during the day or before operating any machines or vehicles.
Golden Goat may offer everything users want and then some.
Strain: Sativa-dominant hybrid with 1.07% CBD to temper the potent 16% to 23% THC
Genetics: Kansas breeders mixed Hawaiian-Romulan with Island Sweet Skunk.
Reputation: This wake and bake strain has complex tastes and aromas. Its potent effects will last for hours.
User highlights: You will smell the sweet syrupy tropical fruits before you taste the mentholated combination of sweet and sour, lemon and cherry, and spice and fruit. First-time users risk experiences with increased blood pressure, heartbeat, and cerebral agitation. For those with some experience, it may produce a creative and social mood to clarify your day despite anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress.
East Coast Alien boasts heavy-hitting energy and body-brain highs.
Strain: Sativa-dominant hybrid (70% sativa: 30% Indica) testing at 18% to 20% THC
Genetics: East Coast Sour D blended with Alien Technology to continue legacy of the Old-World Kush and Sour Diesel.
Reputation: This hybrid can produce mind-boggling and mind-numbing events.
User highlights: The pungent diesel tastes and aromas mask an energizing boost leaving you creative and motivated. The soaring cerebral high leaves behind a relaxing body without sedation. New users should avoid the unfocused brain bubbles, but the experience can reduce cramps, pain, stress, and spasms.
South Plant triggers an intense cerebral experience that can frighten some.
Strain: 75% sativa strain
Genetics: South Plant is a proprietary development from South African and South Indian sativa strains.
Reputation: This potent experience supports focus, attention, and concentration.
User highlights: A sweet fruit and earthy taste yields to a happy high effect that helps with stress and loss of appetite. At a moderate >14% THC, the energetic impact is still powerful enough to confuse first time users.
Palm Tree optimizes the CBD therapy experience.
Strain: Indica-dominant balanced strain with 4% to 13% THC 6 to 12% CBD
Genetics: Origin is proprietary secret held by Leafs by Snoop Dawg.
Reputation: Palm Tree is an excellent choice for new cannabis smokers.
User highlights: The THC: CBD ratio varies widely, so you should monitor labeling and testing. However, this strain pleases recreational and medical benefits users. It tastes and smells of tropical fruit, and it leaves you fully relaxed without sacrificing an early cerebral buzz. It may lead to sleepiness, so it is best used later in the day or before bed.
Peanut Butter Breath tastes so good you may forget the potency.
Strain: Perfectly balanced hybrid with THC testing to 28%
Genetics: Thug Bug Genetics crossed Do-Si-Dos crossed with Mendo Breath.
Reputation: This strain tastes of chocolate and peanut butter, a flavor that attracts users to its huge psychoactive content.
User highlights: The peanut butter cup experience begins with a tingly euphoria before it spreads throughout the body. It will rock you back on the couch for hours with enough medical benefit to treat chronic pain, depression, and sleep disorders. Veteran stoners will develop a Peanut Butter Breath habit.
Dimepiece tests veteran users but is no strain for newcomers.
Strain: Award-winning Indica-dominant strain testing from 30% to 32% THC
Genetics: Sour Girl and Acai Gelato
Reputation: Sweet vanilla flavors slip into robust potent head high.
User highlights: Among the most potent strains available, Dimepiece will leave you relaxed but creative, energized leading to couchlock.
Your takeaway –
This list includes strains with high THC potency. It includes a few with high CBD content. And, it includes strains only veterans can handle as well as a few that new users will enjoy. The market continues to challenge growers, breeders, and investors to come up with something new, so it does not take much to research what works for you.