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The world’s favorite cannabis holiday is just around the corner. To help you celebrate 420 right, you’ll need some truly top-notch flower. After all, a once a year party is an excellent excuse for indulgence. To treat yourself this 420, here are the 10 best sativas to kickstart your day.

1. Laughing Buddha

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Laughing Buddha is a great strain for a bright 420 morning. Happy, upbeat, and clear-headed, this strain is certainly a jolly way to start your day. Considered an 80/20 sativa-dominant hybrid, this strain provides an energetic buzz with a subtle relaxation.

Featuring about 18 percent THC, Laughing Buddha is a fairly potent strain. Experience with cannabis is recommended. Novice consumers may experience a little anxiety.

2. Casey Jones

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Casey Jones is a happy lady with moderate potency. Often featuring between 15 and 18 percent THC, this strain provides a clear and alert mental experience. Similar to a cup of coffee, this strain provides a nice boost of energy, which makes it great for staying awake during late night 420 festivities.

Casey Jones is a flower for getting things done, being active, and having a ball with friends.

3. Galactic Jack

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Galactic Jack is a delightful cross between Jack Herer and Space Queen. The resulting love child is known to provide an uplifting yet hefty cerebral high that can send your mind soaring into galaxies beyond.

Sometimes featuring up to 26 percent THC, this strain is recommended for those who know how to handle potent bud. However, this strain is also suitable for moderately experienced cannabis consumers when samples test in the 15 to 17 percent range.

4. Candyland

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Why not kick 420 off with something tasty? Candyland has inherited a sweet berry aroma with earthy undertones, making it taste like a delicious fruity tea. A cross between Granddaddy Purple and Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, this strain is considered 75 percent sativa.

While not the best strain to consume early in the morning, Candyland is perfect to break out once that clock hits 4:20. A true afternoon delight, this strain often features around 24 percent THC and is excellent for sharing with friends.

5. Ghost Train Haze

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Ghost Train Haze is one of the strongest sativas on the market. Featuring an average 27 percent THC, you can count on a mind-bending experience from this bud. True to its name, this strain does have a hazy quality that soothes away stresses and worries.

Energizing and cerebral, the mental experience from this bud borders on psychedelic. It’s not uncommon to experience fits of laughter and giant smiles after a few puffs of this piney flower.

6. Tangie

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This strain is perhaps one of the best tasting buds on the market. Bred by DNA Genetics, Tangie smells and tastes like a freshly peeled tangerine. The potency of this strain is fairly high, as it often features between 19 and 22 percent THC.

It’s not uncommon to experience a surge of creativity after tasting this bud. Those stuck at work on 420 might appreciate the focused and stimulating experience this strain provides.

7. Super Sour Diesel

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Super Sour Diesel is a strain many die-hard cannabis fans know and love. A cross between two rockstar sativas, Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel, this strain definitely has some zip. While many sativas are as energizing as a cup of black tea or drip coffee, Super Sour Diesel is a double espresso.

Featuring up to 24 percent THC, this bud is incredible, though can cause some paranoia in high doses.

8. Strawberry Cough

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Strawberry Cough is a fairly common sativa find. While this strain has a reputation for being lung expansive and a bit harsh, the aroma and overall experience are worth a cough or two. Mellow yet energizing, this strain is a good one to break into the morning of 420.

Upbeat and focused, this bud can help you stay alert and attentive to all of the holiday shenanigans about town. Strawberry Cough features about 18 percent THC on average.

9.  Harlequin

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Looking for something a little more mellow this 420? Harlequin is a high-CBD strain that provides a happy yet calm sensation of positive wellbeing. This strain does not produce much of a psychoactive high, if any at all. Yet, it is comfortable and offers a relaxing way to spend the world’s favorite cannabis holiday.

In general, this strain produces up to 15 percent CBD and 5 percent THC.

10. Purple Haze

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While most purple strains are classified as indicas, Purple Haze is an exception. Featuring Haze lineage, this strain provides a stimulating if not slightly foggy, psychedelic high. Expect a bountiful euphoria from Purple Haze, making it an excellent strain to take to a music festival or pass around at a 420 concert.

A classic from the 1960s, this strain is still a top choice for haze lovers everywhere. Expect up to 20 percent THC from this bud.

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Delilah Butterfield

Delilah Butterfield is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for cannabis and natural health. Contact her on Twitter @delilahbfield.
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