With so many cannabis strains on the market, it’s hard to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not (really worth your money). So our staff has done the legwork for you! We pride ourselves in keeping up with the latest and greatest in cannabis tech, cannabis trends, and what to smoke. Rough life, right? It’s an exciting time to be in the cannabiz with the emergence of new strains and the reformulation of beloved ones–shit is exciting. Here are our staff picks for the hottest cannabis strains of 2017 (thus far). Lighters out.
Not new to the cannabis scene, but not as popular as it should be. LA Confidential is a potent indica strain bred from the prized genetics of Afghani and OG LA Affie. LA Confidential is a beautifully curated strain that offers both psychedelic and calming effects. Its buds are lime and purple with a thick coating of frosty crystal trichomes. This strain has a sweet but skunky aroma with a pine nut taste. LA Confidential is often used to help treat insomnia and chronic pain.
A sativa blend bred from Hell’s OG and Jack the Ripper strains with brightly-hued yellow flowers. Jack’s Cleaner has a heavy citrus and “cleaner” scent and sticky crystal trichomes. This strain is extremely potent and offers an invigorating high that is somehow suitable for day and night use. Users report feeling energetic, euphoric, and happy. The plant itself typically flowers in 6 to 8 weeks, and offers breeders impressively high yields.
Cookies and Cream
The famed Cookies and Cream strain is a hybrid cross between Starfighter and a Girl Scout Cookie phenotype. The plant has vibrant orange, purple and green buds with a luscious coating of crystal trichomes. The strain has a dessert-like name to match its sweet-tasting flavor and vanilla cookie scent. Cookies and Cream is an award-winning plant that took first place in the hybrid category at the 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup. Unlike its sweet sounding name, Cookies and Cream isn’t messing around with its level of THC with some strains containing up 26%. Users report feeling a euphoric high followed by a blissful relaxing daze.
We combed through our long list of genetics to find and share these gems with you. For more information on popular strains, visit our genetics library.