The sheer scale of new cannabis strains being released is both a blessing and a curse. People living in states where MMJ or recreational marijuana is legal are fortunate in two ways. First, they have a privilege denied to generations before them. Second, they have an incredible array of options.
There are several thousand cannabis strains available, so many that even Snoop Dogg couldn’t try them all.
There are several thousand cannabis strains available, so many that even Snoop Dogg couldn’t try them all. This phenomenal choice is also a problem. How do you decide which strains to try? We’ve done the hard work for you. Here are five fantastic new marijuana strains that should be on your local dispensary’s shelves.
1 – CBG Force
Dutch Passion is a breeder with its finger on the pulse. One of its recent creations, CBG Force, is the group’s first attempt at a feminized cannabis seed strain laden with cannabigerol. It is noteworthy because, along with its 12-15% CBG, this strain contains less than 0.15% THC.
CBG Force plants grow to a medium height and have a flowering time of around seven weeks. It can produce up to 14 ounces per square meter planted indoors by all accounts and 18 ounces per plant outside. The lack of THC means this strain doesn’t have a distinct scent, though the buds are dense and frosty.
CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, so you won’t get high from using CBG Force. However, research suggests that cannabigerol is an antioxidant and has neuroprotective properties.
2 – Gelonade
This is already a hit on the West Coast. Connected Cannabis Co. created Gelonade from a cross of Gelato #41 and Lemon Tree. Therefore, it contains a significant number of terpenes and offers a gorgeous berry and cookie flavor. You may also get hints of sour citrus on the exhale. Even rival breeders admit that this strain combines a great taste with serious potency.
Gelonade only came to prominence a couple of years back, and it is well on its way to becoming a major hit. With a THC content of up to 26%, it is crucial to respect this strain’s high! Users report feeling an intense bout of euphoria, with some suggesting Gelonade helped them become more aroused. Typically, you can expect to feel energized when using this sativa-dominant hybrid.
The thick nugs have a minty green color, while the purple-tinted trichomes and orange pistils stand out against this backdrop. MMJ users try Gelonade to help with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.
3 – Garanimals
This indica-dominant strain is also set to become a cannabis lover’s staple. Marijuana lovers are beginning to move towards strains that provide a relaxing yet happy vibe. Garanimals is proof of this because it helps keep you calm and gently relax at home in the evening.
It is an indica-dominant hybrid that’s a cross of Grape Pie and Animal Cookies. Garanimals has a seriously high THC content that can range from 25% to 29%. Once the effects take hold, you’re unlikely to want to move from wherever you’re sitting or lying. The cerebral high should prove an adequate mood booster that helps reduce your stress levels. The body high is sedating and likely to send you to sleep.
As such, MMJ patients use Garanimals to help with insomnia. It is also potent enough for use as an analgesic, according to some users. Novices should avoid it because side effects may include dizziness. You’ll also find it almost impossible to stay awake if you use too much.
4 – Kush Mints
This isn’t a new strain, but it has only recently become popular enough to earn mainstream attention. Seed Junky Genetics created this strain as a cross of Animal Mints and Bubba Kush. Kush Mints’ newfound popularity is a sure sign that the public is beginning to enjoy cannabis with a hint of mint. This balanced hybrid provides a THC content of over 22%, so please respect its potency.
While Kush Mints tastes and smells refreshing, the high is more relaxing than invigorating. You can expect to feel chilled out with little desire to do anything physically active. Most users are content to sit or lie down and allow the mellow happiness to engulf them.
There is a strong possibility that Kush Mints will cause the munchies, so get your snacks ready. MMJ patients use this to help quell stress and chronic pain.
5 – Apple Fritter
It seems as if Gelato and Apple genetics are making a major leap forward in terms of popularity. A Northern Californian breeder named Lumpy’s Flowers created Apple Fritter. It is a cross of Animal Cookies and Sour Apple. Estimates vary, but some people believe its THC content is an incredible 32%! There are very few cannabis strains on the market that pack a more powerful punch if this is true.
Certainly, this balanced hybrid offers an intense, intoxicating high that kicks in almost immediately. According to some users, they can feel an effect after a single toke! What you’ll possibly find is that you benefit from a feeling of pure bliss.
There is also a possibility that you’ll become more creative and productive. The body high also takes effect quickly and provides a soothing sensation. You might find yourself going to sleep when the high winds down.
Apple Fritters smells like a baked apple pastry and tastes almost as good! MMJ users try it for chronic pain, depression, and stress. If your aim is to enjoy an evening filled with happy thoughts, give this strain a try!
Final Thoughts on Great New Marijuana Strains
Many of the strains on this list aren’t brand-new, strictly speaking. However, all of them are relatively new to the general public. It can take years for a cannabis strain to become popular. However, once it does, it remains ingrained in the minds of marijuana lovers who come back for more.
Let us know if there are any awesome new cannabis strains we’ve missed in the comments section.