With the legalization of cannabis across Canada, there are now more options than ever for cannabis products to try. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know where to start. Today we have put together a list of some of the most popular strains of 2019.
Amnesia Haze is a sativa dominant strain known for its lemon and citrus flavours. It is known for the uplifting and energetic buzz that it provides. Due to its lightness, it has become the favourite strain of many cannabis users. The THC content of it ranges from 20 to 25%, but despite this, the high is a subtle euphoric high that won’t leave you feeling debilitated as you go about your day.
In 2004, it was the winner of the cannabis cup. In 2012, it was awarded the sativa cup. Those who have tried it often associate it with feelings of positivity and happiness. The energizing high that it provides makes it a great choice for social events. It should be avoided right before bedtime however as it can leave you feeling wired.
Some of the commonly reported side effects of Amnesia Haze include dry mouth and dry eyes. With that being said, it is important to carry some liquids with you if you plan on indulging.
Next on the list is AK-47. It too is a sativa dominant hybrid with a 2:1 ratio of Sativa to Indica. It is the product of generations of breeding. The strain has a potent mix of Colombia, Mexico, and Thai Sativa strains, as well as the Afghan Indica. The THC levels of the strain are average, but the CBD and CBN content is higher than normal. AK-47 is known for its combination of earthy, pungent and woody flavours. Together, these flavours combine to give you a mellow cerebral buzz while keeping you creative and socially engaged. The strain provides great relief for stress and pain. AK-47 was created in 1992 by Serious Seeds and has won multiple cannabis cup awards. It is also a favourite amongst growers.
Much like Amnesia Haze, side effects of AK-47 include dry mouth and eyes, which means that liquids should be nearby when partaking.
Another popular sativa dominant hybrid worth mentioning is Chocolope. It is the child of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze. Chocolope has a nice earthy flavour with a hint of coffee and some sweetness as well. It provides for cerebral stimulation as well as gentle body relaxation. Frequent users of Chocolope report a dreamy vibe when smoking the strain and some say it makes you feel as though you are hovering above the ground. It leaves you feeling happy, uplifted and energetic, making it a great choice for combating depression and anxiety. Proper dosing is important however as too much can actually lead to increased anxiety. Dry mouth and eyes are also side effects of this popular strain.
The first indica dominant strain on our list is Cheese. Its origins are from the Skunk #1 and Afghani strains bred in the U.K. Cheese has a very sour and pungent aroma that many people describe like old cheese, hence the name. The side effects of happiness and euphoria commonly associated with Cheese lead users to a body-numbing high that also leads to increased appetite. Most often, the strain is used to combat pain, stress, insomnia, depression and lack of appetite. Due to its impact on appetite, users must beware of the munchies when consuming this product.
Some of the negative side effects of the strain include bloodshot eyes and in some cases, heightened anxiety and/or paranoia. This is where ensuring you take a responsible dosage becomes important.
Northern Lights is one of the most famous cannabis strains on the market for both growers and consumers. It is a favourite amongst growers for its resilience, fast growth, and resinous buds. All of these qualities can be attributed to the fact that this strain is pure indica. The strain represents a cross between Afghani and Thai landrace strains. Northern lights combines earthy, pine and sweet flavours for a delicious mix. The effects of this strain are referred to as body-heavy. This is because it relaxes your muscles and mind and makes you prone to couch lock. The strain is also known for relieving pain and helping with sleeplessness. Other uses include a treatment for stress, depression, headaches and appetite suppression. Side effects may include dry eyes and mouth. Some users have also reported dizziness and paranoia.
The final strain that we will be discussing today is known as Purple Kush. It is a pure Indica strain, and is the lovechild of Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. This strain brings a lot of flavour to the table with a mix of earth, grape and flower tastes. Purple Kush is well-known for its ability to relax your body and put you into a euphoric state. It is also a great option for treating sleeplessness, stress and pain. Consider trying this strain before bed as its sleepy euphoric effects will help you get the quality rest you need.
The munchies are a common side effect of this strain so if taking during the day, be sure to have snacks nearby. As is the case with the other indica strains mentioned in this article, bloodshot eyes as well as heightened anxiety and/or paranoia are all negative side effects to watch out for when using Purple Kush.
Whether you choose an indica or sativa strain will depend entirely on your goals and needs. As a general rule of thumb, indica is best for relaxing and laying low. If you are seeking an energizer that gives you an uplifting buzz, then sativa dominant strains are a good choice for you. For more information on which strain is right for you, check out our post on cannabis strains here.
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