Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5
Subscribe

8 New Cannabis Strains to Try This Year

As usual, the names are the best.

By
This story originally appeared on Cannabis.net

It’s been a while since we’ve covered the hottest and latest cannabis strains.

Shutterstock

The good news is that there are now so many exciting strains to try in the market. Over the last few years, breeders have been busy coming up with thrilling flavors that are sure to titillate your tastebuds, senses, and brain.

Here are 8 hot cannabis strains that you should give a try this year.

Apples and Bananas

Apples and Bananas is a new hybrid strain created by Compound Genetics together with Cookies. This is the result of crossing Platinum Cookies with Grandaddy Purple, then its offspring were mixed with Blue Power, after which this cultivar was bred with Gelatti.

What you get is a dense and deliciously fruity strain that has an unmistakable spice and apple aroma. With an average of 28% THC, this is a strong strain and you won’t need much to get a powerful high. If you are looking for something new and potent, you can’t go wrong with Apples and Bananas.

RELATED: 8 Weed Strains that Will Help You Focus

Jokerz

Jokerz is another exotic strain developed by Compound Genetics. It’s the love child of Jet Fuel Gelato and White Runtz, with a smell like candied pine trees and hints of fuel. This high-THC indica hybrid is ideal for connoisseurs who love a potent strain that’s perfect for relaxing or getting some sleep after a long day.

Jokerz is one of the more underrated and more rare strains so if you come across it, don’t miss a chance to give it a try this year.

Hella Jelly

Hella Jelly is a sativa-dominant high THC strain from the Humboldt Seeds Company. Winner of the 2019 Phenotype Mega-Hunt, this is a strain you should try if it hasn’t been on your radar just yet. It’s the result of mixing Very Cherry and Notorious BHC, and you get a euphoric but relaxing strain. Caryophyllene is a dominant terpene too for an extra boost of aroma and therapeutic benefits.

One puff reveals its decadent, cotton candy and fruity flavors. Its THC levels range from 26-30% so you can be sure you won’t need much to get high, but it also won’t leave you stuck to the couch. Additionally, Hella Jelly comes from a superior lineage so it’s no surprise why it’s won several awards.

Peanut Butter Breath

Peanut Butter Breath is a unique strain from ThugPug Genetics, the result of breeding Mendo Breath with Do-Si-Dos. It boasts of a delicious earthy and peanut flavor but delivers a refreshing euphoric high that will no doubt relax you even on the most stressful of days.

Also known as Peanut Breath or Peanut Butter, many love this strain because of its well-balanced effects thanks to a nearly equal ratio of sativa and indica for a truly enjoyable hybrid experience. Aside from that, it lends a sedating cerebral high that will last for a few hours. However, many do report that Peanut Butter Breath can bring on a serious case of the munchies, so be sure to have snacks on hand

Orangeade

Orangeade is a recent favorite that has drawn lots of fans. It’s hard to resist the sweet, citrusy flavors of this sativa-dominant strain. In addition, it’s suitable for novice smokers with its average THC levels panning out to around 12-15%, so you can smoke this in the morning or other times during the day without having to worry about getting too stoned to be productive.

Orangeade has been bred from Purple Punch and Tangie, which is where it gets such a tasty citrus aroma and flavor. Smokers can expect a nice, yet mild, body high that isn’t going to sedate you but it can work up an appetite.

RELATED: Finding The Secret Behind Choosing The Best Weed Strain For You

Bonkers

Bonkers is a nice fruity strain with hints of lemon, made by Next Generation Seed Company. This cross of Cookies and Cream together with Lemon Tree gives even the most seasoned users a one-of-a-kind smooth high that isn’t too intense. Anyone who loves lemons will definitely love this strain.

Keep in mind that Bonkers is a strain you’re going to want to smoke when you don’t have to accomplish anything on your to-do list. Instead, opt for this when you want to relax during the afternoons or evenings. It can induce sleepiness in some users, but it’s powerful anti-anxiety effects make this a great choice if you want to curb the scaries.

Lilac Diesel

Lilac Diesel by the Glasshouse Farms is a top choice for new strains to try this year. Even though Glasshouse Farms is known for quality yet affordable weed, don’t forego this just because it may be cheaper than other strains. Lilac Diesel is packed with flavor especially that of berry and flowers, giving users a relaxing, euphoric high.

It delivers a powerful body high but if you smoke just the right amount, it won’t make you feel lazy. Lilac Diesel is a sativa-dominant strain that is a pleasure to smell, smoke, and get high on – it’s a sure shot for feeling good no matter what time of day.

Tie Dye Medusa

Tie Dye Medusa is a hybrid from the well-loved brand made by DJ GRiZ, Astro Hippie. If you are looking for a strain to smoke before or during your next get-together, this is one you’re going to love. It’s social and will help you break the ice, serving as a much better social lubricant compared to alcohol.

Tie Dye Medusa hits hard and fast, so don’t smoke too much if you want to make sure you’ll participate in conversations. You and your friends could get the giggles though one thing is for sure: it will melt the stress away more effectively and faster than anything you’ve smoked recently.

What are your favorite new strains?