It’s summer time, and living is easy. Especially when you have some time to enjoy a little herb in the sunshine. Whether you’re interested in exploring the outdoors, laying on the beach, or simply want a strain to smoke while soaking up some rays on the front porch, here are 5 top-notch buds for the summertime.
1. Mochi Gelato
Nothing tastes quite as good as a cold ice cream or gelato in the summer. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Mochi Gelato is an excellent bud. Not only is this indica-dominant flower beautiful, but it features a slightly sedative high perfect for lounging around on the beach.
This flower is a member of CookieFam, the folks behind the ultra popular Girl Scout Cookies. Unsurprisingly, Mochi Gelato features a high THC content. In fact, it often produces between 20 and 25 percent of the psychoactive.
If you’re hoping for a fun night out on a warm summer evening, Candyland makes for the perfect companion. This sweet hybrid is all fun and games. Featuring a teasingly happy high and a creative buzz, Candyland is a silly share-worthy sativa. This flower is a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, which makes for an extra tasty and potent treat. Expect up to 24 percent THC from this sweet-scented flower.
3. Sunset Sherbet
Sunset Sherbet is another member of the Cookies family line. As luck would have it, it makes for an excellent summer strain. Whip out this skunky sweet bud when you’re ready to cuddle up with a friend and watch the sun go down.
A cross between hybrid Girl Scout Cookies and Pink Panties, this flower is considered an indica strain with focused and creative effects. In higher doses, the more sedative qualities of this bud can kick in, making Sunset Sherbet a choice flower for the late afternoon and evening.
4. Lemon Haze
Hoping for a euphoric yet energetic flower for daytime activities? Lemon Haze just might be your bud. Energetic, happy, and fun-loving, Lemon Haze is a winning selection for a leisurely bike ride, hike, or some lake side volleyball. It’s easy to get out and about with Lemon Haze. Though, this strain is thought to create some sensations of mental fogginess and paranoia, especially in high doses.
Like most strains these days, Lemon Haze samples can become quite potent. This flower often features between 17 and 25 percent THC. It is recommended that those new to cannabis stick with samples with under 15 percent THC. Though, micro-dosing this spunky sativa may be a great alternative to a low potency flower.
5. Strawberry Kush
During the summer, berries are nature’s bounty. Those hoping for an excellent strain to pair with delicious seasonal fruits may enjoy Strawberry Kush. A slow indica flower, Strawberry Kush is perfect for a lazy weekend barbeque where movement and activity are limited. Rather, this bud is ideal for times when you want to just kick back, relax, and soak up the sun.
Unlike many of the other strains on this list, Strawberry Kush would be a nice strain for those who are new(er) to cannabis. This flower is delicious and easygoing, but it also tends to produce lower amounts of THC. Expect 15 to 17 percent of the psychoactive in well-grown buds.