It’s officially sum-sum-summertime, and that means county fairs, beach-bound road trips, Pride season, and long, lazy, hazy days. We picked some colorfully named strains that recall the flavors of fresh fruit pies, orchards in the warm sunshine, tan lines, cool breezes, and all the fun of a summertime trip. Several of these strains also are from legal states that may be on your short list of regions to visit, when planning that cannabis destination vacation.
Blackjack–A sativa-dominant hybrid crossed from Black Domina x Jack Herer. A heady, heavy sense of relaxation and heightened senses. Great for relieving stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. Aroma profile: sweet, slightly herbal, spicy, pineapple, and melon. Nevada. From BaMMarijuana.com.
Key Lime Pie–A rare, elite strain that’s a favorite of connoisseurs. Intensely unique taste of lime and Kush, with hints of classic Girl Scout Cookies flavors, which adds to the unique taste. A good strain to stimulate creativity and live in the moment. Nevada. From BaMMarijuana.com.
Lemon Larry–A cross of classics OG Kush x San Fernando Valley OG, this Indica features fruity citrus notes and hints of pine. Described as effective for pain, stress, and fatigue, with a creative, relaxing buzz. High levels of terpenes Myrcene and Caryophyllene. Nevada, from DeepRootsHarvest.com.
Blue Moonshine–This soil-grown indica strain has notes of pungent cheese, berry, and blueberry. Grown to organic standards, from Pharaoh Pharms. Produces a relaxed euphoria, stimulates appetite, and helps with sleep for nighttime use. From California, at Garden of Eden.
Cherry Pie–This hybrid strain is grown to organic standards, from Pharaoh Pharms. Described as an uplifting and happy buzz, with talkative, euphoric effects. A daytime strain with berry top notes and sweet, earthy aroma. From California, at Garden of Eden.
Lavender–A cross of Super Skunk, Big Skunk Korean, and Afghani Hawaiian. This strain has a dull purple appearance with a sweet floral aroma and taste, with pine undertones. For relaxing away aches and pains. Terpenes in this indica strain include Myrcene, A-Pinene, Ocimene, Humulene, and hints of Linalool. Nevada, from Green Life Productions.
Pure Sunshine–This strain is a cross of Sunshine OG and Pura Vida. An indica dominant hybrid that offers a piney-citrus taste, while packing a punch both mentally and physically. Terpenes that enhance the entourage effect for smokers include Limonene, Myrcene & A-Pinene with hits of Humulene & Camphene. Nevada, from Green Life Productions.
Black Cherry Cookies–An indica dominant strain bred from parents Black Cherry Soda and Girl Scout Cookies. Relieves stress and pain, and offers a stony head high. Soil and sun grown, from seed, and spring watered. Slow cured and hand trimmed. Colorado. From MaggiesFarmMarijuana.com.
Flaming Tangerines–Fire OG and Tangerine Kush come together to make Flaming Tangerines, this hybrid strain is good for pain relief. Described as sweetly citrus with skunky undertones. Soil and sun grown, from seed, and spring watered. Slow cured and hand trimmed. Colorado. From MaggiesFarmMarijuana.com.
Blue Dream–A sativa dominant strain that’s a potent cross between Blueberry and Haze. It has a blueberry aroma and sweet flavor. Reported therapeutic effects described as an uplifting cerebral head high for motivation and focus. grown with care and precision on their O’ahu farm. Hawaii, from Noa Botanicals.
Green Crack–Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus, which induces an invigorating mental buzz for energy throughout the day. With a tangy, fruity flavor that’s redolent of mango. Daytime medication for patients treating fatigue, stress, and depression, 100 percent sativa. Colorado, from Sundance Gardens.
Purple Punch–This indica dominant strain is 80 percent indica and 20 percent sativa. With many of the properties expected from an indica-dominant hybrid, it promotes calmness, happiness, and relaxation. Heavy body buzz and a slight mental lift; makes it a great end-of-day cannabis. Grown in Downtown L.A, California. At TripleSevenLA.com.
Blue Mountain Fire–A sativa with Jamaican roots, this is an invigorating, upbeat variety encourages creativity and happy mindsets. Grown indoors, Blue Mountain Fire can reach impressive heights and yields. A high-energy buzz, perfect for motivating the mind and fighting fatigue, but those prone to anxiety may feel overwhelmed by the fast-paced euphoria. California. At TripleSevenLA.com.