While the legend goes that 4/20 is a tribute to the scheduled sesh time for a long-ago group of Marin County high school stoners, April 20th has become much more than that. It’s a holiday celebration of cannabis that coincides with the coming of spring. This year, Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd, and all the more reason to celebrate all things plant and planet. Here’s 20 strains from small and big farms all over the west, with flower brought by way of Mother Earth. Thanks, Mom!
Connie Chung–Buddy Boy Farm–Organically grown, Connie Chung is a hybrid that provides a pungent smoke with hints of orange. Relaxing and enjoyable. A 50/50 sativa/indica hybrid named after former CBS news anchor Connie Chung. Washington State, from BuddyBoyFarm.com.
Hog–Buddy Boy Farm–A true indica that provides a strong body high and relaxes. With an amazing piney aroma, this strain is widely regarded as one of the most potent. Grown in eastern Washington State, using pure spring water from a natural on-site source. At BuddyBoyFarm.com.
ATF (Alaskan Thunder Fuck)–Buddy Boy Farm–Alaskan Thunder Fuck is 100 percent true sativa, and a favorite with consumers. Loads of frosty, giant buds with a pungent aroma. ATF provides a piney smoke, with a hint of lemon that definitely brings the thunder. Family-owned and operated in Washington State, at BuddyBoyFarm.com.
Sonoma Glue–FloraCal Farms–This strain feels like it was developed with the recreational market in mind. A fun, mellow rollercoaster; the potency is there, and will work for patients who rely on the analgesic properties of their flower. Indica dominant hybrid, with 25.2 percent THC. California. Visit FloraCalFarms.com.
Not Forum Purple–FloraCal Farms–The scent of this strain is a deep mushroomy funk riding in on a wave of pineapple juice. Grind it up and a little mist of grape asserts itself. There’s also a bit of desert clay earthiness in the background. A cross of Lemon Haze and GSC, with 23.6 percent THC. Visit FloraCalFarms.com.
Platinum OG–FloraCalFarms–With a well-deserved reputation for heaviness, this sativa/indica hybrid is an ideal choice for getting a night of restful sleep. “The next day you will feel alive and less anxious.” Piney with a whiff of clementine. California, at FloraCalFarms.com.
Blackberry Sour–Henry’s Original–Blackberry Sour has a rich leathery smell with pungent sour, fruity notes. It provides an easy, smooth body high while maintaining a clear head. It’s perfectly suited for daytime enjoyment with its uplifting, euphoric effect. California. Sustainably grown and Clean Green® certified in California. For more info, visit HenrysOriginal.com.
Ritual CBD–Henry’s Original–This hard-to-find strain is ceamy upfront with a hint of nutty caramel sweetness. Smooth and easy smoking with persistent white smoke and ash. A clean smoke with an extremely high CBD. The perfect strain for newcomers or those who don’t want to get high. From Henry’s Original’s 2018 Summer menu. California. Visit them at HenrysOriginal.com.
Tangie–Humboldt Legends–Has an almost orange creamsicle aroma. This hybrid supplies a balanced high that will fade in and energize with a certain fluidity, leaving the consumer in the driver’s seat directing the effects. California. Produced by 50 select, small family farms that are part of the Humboldt Legends collective. More info at HumboldtLegends.com.
Girl Scout Cookies x OG–Humboldt Legends–This indica-dominant hybrid from Full Moon Farms is a favorite at this family farm. It crosses two popular strains, Durban Poison and OG Kush, to make a sweet earthy blend. California. Produced by 50 select, small family farms that are part of the Humboldt Legends collective. At HumboldtLegends.com.
White OG–Humboldt Legends–Winterbourne Farm’s White OG is an indica from a cross between the West Coast’s beloved SFV OG and a lesser-known underground powerhouse strain from the sunshine state, The White, which is believed to be a phenotype of OG Kush. It’s a strong high with a lemony citrus and piney aroma. California, from HumboldtLegends.com.
Silver Bullet OG–MatrixNV–This Matrix exclusive is a cross of GSC, Double OG, Sour Diesel, and Star Fighter, which makes for a potent indica dominant hybrid. Purple hues with heavy trichomes-encrusted flowers highlight the orange hairs and create a silver-looking effect, accompanied with a sweet OG flavor. Nevada. Visit MatrixMMJ.com.
Jane Snow–MatrixNV–The sister strain of both Silver Bullet OG and Sugar Tits, our Double OG crossed with Forum Cookies; really puts out the frost. Because this strain is the most resinous plant ever seen at Matrix, it was dubbed Jane Snow as an ode to Game of Thrones’ Jane Stark and Jon Snow. Terpenes include Caryophyllene, Myrcene, trans-Ocimene. Nevada, at MatrixMMJ.com.
Tangilope–MatrixNV–A cross of Tangie and Chocolope, the smell and taste are reminiscent of a chocolate covered mandarin slice. Ideal for daytime use with a high-energy, creative and overall happy, euphoric experience. Terpene-rich with Limonene, Ocimene 2, Myrcene. Nevada. More info at MatrixMMJ.com.
Gorilla Glue #4–Mayflower Farms–Good for treating conditions such as chronic pain, depression, insomnia, nausea, and muscle spasms. This hybrid is Chem’s Sister crossed with Chocolate Diesel, with 24 percent THC. Potent, with a nose that’s pungent, earthy and sour. Clean Green® certified and grown in Colorado. For more info, visit MayflowerFarms.com.
Cinderella 99–Mayflower Farms–Cinderella 99, otherwise known as C99 or “Cindy,” is a sativa-dominant hybrid. Best known for its potent cerebral high and epic yields, Cinderella 99 is very popular with indoor growers because of its short, bushy stature, high yields, and short flowering time. Dreamy, euphoric, and uplifting. Colorado, at MayflowerFarms.com.
Cali Orange–Mayflower Farms–Plenty of power and zest in taste and performance. Thick clumps of pistils and solid, resinous buds compliment the orange flavor. Once matured, the plants have an overall color that’s more orange than green. Upbeat, clear-headed high when consumed in moderation; heavier dosing can lead to a more indica-type body feeling. 50/50 hybrid. Colorado, at MayflowerFarms.com.
Ace of Spades–Treehawk Farms–Ace of Spades is an indica-dominant hybrid with a sativa/indica ratio of about 30:70. The affects are both body and mind, but this strain leans toward the physical. Expect a deep relaxed feeling in the muscles, strong euphoria, a burst of creativity. The taste is sweet and sour, with a touch of cherry. Washington State, at TreehawkFarms.com.
The Wills–Treehawk Farms –The Wills is an indica that has been a secret favorite for many in the Pacific Northwest over the past few decades. A unique flavor that is both slightly sweet and piney. Enjoy the Wills after a long workday to relax way into the evening. Washington State. Visit TreehawkFarms.com.
Candyland Cookies–Treehawk Farms–A cookie family favorite that crosses Granddaddy Purple and Bay Platinum Cookies, creating beautiful purple trichomes-covered flower. Uplifting and stimulating effects with a nice relaxing body high, making it perfect for social gatherings or creative pastimes. Sweet, earthy, and pungent. Washington State, from TreehawkFarms.com.