Now that the weather is warming up, we thought you might like to know our top picks for the best cannabis strains to enjoy smoking in the great outdoors.
Tutankh- Huh… never heard of it? This strain is more commonly known as King Tut, a descendant of the parent strain: AK-47. King Tut is a highly energizing Sativa, perfect for your next big adventure in the great outdoors! Why not pair the King Tut with a hike up the side of a mountain and be the King (or Queen) of the mountain! With a THC content of approximately 16%, it is a little milder than your average strain. Although, this particular strain has also been found with a THC content of 25% too, so make sure you pay attention to that. You can expect that same skunky aroma found in your favorite buds, but with a fruity twist! Its uplifting effects make it a perfect pick-me-up for your outdoor activities. At the moment this is considered a rare cannabis strain, so if you find it at your local dispensary, we highly recommend you give it a try!
After all, we listed it as #1 for a reason!
2. Green Crack
This strain was originally named Cush (yes, with a C) and was later renamed Green Crack by the one and only, Snoop Dogg. Its parent strain is Skunk No.1 and has since been used to create Grand Hustle and The Ooze (children). Green Crack has a THC reading of 16% with rather potent Sativa effects, which will surely get you up off the couch and out of the house! We recommend this strain to anyone who is doing physical activities outdoors and needs a good boost! Green Crack is a perfect daytime strain with delectable hints of mango. Since not everyone approves of the connotation of smoking crack, often times this cannabis strain will still be referred to as Cush, Green Cush, or even Mango Cush.
3. Maui Wowie
Maui Wowie (aka Maui Waui) is a well-loved Sativa-dominant strain known for its tropical flavors. We highly recommend this cannabis strain for anyone who is planning a fun adventure in the sun! This stress-relieving strain has around 18% THC and originated from the Hawaiian volcanic soils. The parent strain has called Hawaiian, and Maui Wowie has since become a parent to two new strains: Maui Pineapple Chunk and Maui Bubble Gift. The Maui Wowie strain is especially popular in Alberta… maybe because Albertan’s are constantly dreaming of the warm tropics?
4. Jack Flash
The name Jack Flash is because it gets you high in a flash! This strain has derived from its two parent strains Super Skunk and Haze, with one descendant: Django. Jack Flash is the first Indica- dominant hybrid on this list, and really packs a punch! Even though it is a blend of Sativa and Indica, you will still experience an energized high. Although, this high will be more of a mental uplift, while the body remains relaxed. This cannabis strain would be perfect for reading or journaling in the great outdoors. Not to mention, Jack Flash is known for having a THC reading of roughly 20%. This strain has very pleasant earthly aromas with subtle hints of eucalyptus, lemon, and pine. These scents are elevated once the bud is crushed up for smoking.
5. Pineapple Express cannabis strain
Ah yes, the classic Pineapple Express, a well known and loved cannabis strain all around the world. Maybe the popular movie, The Pineapple Express starring Seth Rogan and James Franco had something to do with it? Nevertheless, this strain is a lovely hybrid from the parent strains Trainwreck and (of course) Hawaiian. With an average THC of 17%, this strain is perfect to give you an uplifting buzz all day long. We recommend bringing this strain on your next camping trip! You may expect it to have a pineapple scent, but oftentimes it smells like fresh apples and mangoes. Once you smoke it, then you will finally unlock that sweet taste of pineapple with subtle hints of pine and cedar – Again, a perfect cannabis strain to enjoy smoking while camping in the great outdoors!
Candyland is an award-winning cannabis strain. In 2012, Candyland won gold at the KushCon. This strain is a Sativa dominant blend of Platinum GSC and Granddaddy Purple (parents). Since then, it has been use to create Animal Land and Grandma’s Batch (children). If you take a close look at the bud itself, you will notice the sugar-like trichomes coating the remarkably colorful bud; Perfectly resembling Candyland! This strain has a THC reading of 19% and will give you a mild body high, leaving you creative and chatty. We recommend enjoying this strain at your next outdoor social event as it is calming yet stimulating.
7. White Widow
This is probably one of the most famous cannabis strains worldwide and has been around since the ’90s. White Widow is another Sativa-dominant hybrid strain, compose of the parent strains: South Indian India and South American Sativa. Since the White Widow has been around for two decades, there are a number of descendants including Wipeout Express, White Label Rhino, White Russian, and Blue Widow. This beautiful bud has coated with white crystals but only has a THC of 16% making it a perfect go-to for a relaxing day outdoors. With a lower THC level, this may be a good strain to smoke before you do some productive yard work!
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