One of the best things about getting into the world of marijuana is that you learn how much you can do with it.
While inexperienced users will stick to smoking it, maybe occasionally using dabs, the more you use marijuana, the more you realize the potential of homemade edibles. Being able to use your favorite strains to make edibles is practically a right of passage for marijuana users, and the main benefit is that you get to choose the strain.
But what strain should you pick? What are the best marijuana strains to use when making edibles?
#1: White Widow
It’s hard to imagine making any edibles without using White Widow. White Widow is easily one of the most popular strains ever created, a potent indica that leaves you euphoric, happy, and just a little bit sleepy. Trust us, this strain is as good as everyone says!
It has a uniquely peppery, almost tart flavor that leaves you desperately wanting more. However, it is the effects that make it really worth it. It’s the perfect strain to chill you out, but above all, it makes you feel super social. You won’t be bursting with energy, but you will feel like you want to take a big drink of water and talk the rest of the night with the people you’re closest to.
Making edibles using White Widow is basically a must-try, as its flavor and effects go perfectly with edible candies or baked goods. It’s basically the perfect strain to start making edibles with and a great introduction to some of more the classic strains.
#2: OG Kush
OG Kush is so named because it is the original gangster of the Kush family of strains, and it’s definitely deserving of that title. Few people will be unable to describe what OG Kush is like. Even if you aren’t familiar with marijuana, you’ll probably understand the allure and appeal of OG Kush.
Alongside being an absolute classic, this strain’s legendary reputation is well-deserved. It has a rich, pine-like flavor that doesn’t have too much of a harsh pepper note. It goes perfectly in brownies and other sweet dishes, contributing a slightly savory quality that perfectly accompanies any marijuana edible.
OG Kush is also well-known for being stuffed with THC, making it a potent strain to make edibles with. Thanks to this high THC concentration, you don’t have to use very much at all to get a good effect from your edibles, making it a huge money saver.
Best of all, it offers some really fantastic mental and physiological effects after taking it. If you struggle with psychological issues or mental disorders or even suffer from chronic pain, then OG Kush will likely soothe you after a long day.
The combination of such a unique flavor and a brilliant series of effects that last well into the night make this one of the most popular choices for edibles.
Skywalker is an indica strain that is well known not only for its Star Wars related name but also for helping you fade into oblivion only an hour after using it. This is a strain that was designed to help you fall asleep comfortably and without issue, allowing you to drift off into nothingness after just a few tokes.
When made into edibles, it brings a rich and fruity flavor profile that perfectly combines with warm spices. Commonly included in dishes like blueberry muffins, the blueberry flavor of this strain goes well in almost anything.
The best part about Skywalker is its ability to set in almost immediately and numb you to your surroundings. However, thanks to the small amount of sativa in its genetics, it doesn’t make you confused or overwhelmed, as many pure indicas sometimes do. Instead, you simply fade out, finding everything amusing in a distant sort of way, and eventually lapsing into unconsciousness without even realizing.
It goes without saying that this is a strain best enjoyed at home, far away from the outside world.
If you do make edibles with Skywalker, make sure to only eat one at a time to avoid overloading yourself. You might find yourself falling so deeply asleep that you lose the entire day, all without noticing.
#4: Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a great example of a sativa-leaning hybrid strain, combining the positive effects of its Haze genetics and the flavor of lemon skunk.
As the name would suggest, it has a rich and vibrant lemon flavor profile, leaving you bursting with zing and pep.
In much the same way that the lemon bursts throughout your senses, this strain invigorates you with energy and a feeling of inescapable need for action. For those looking to sit back, relax, and chill out, you might find this strain gives you other ideas and doesn’t let you sit still.
When added to baked foods, especially things like pies or cakes, it provides a rush of lemon flavor that is not unlike pure lemon juice.
Make sure you know what you are getting into when making edibles from this strain. If you aren’t careful, you might find yourself hiking up a mountain without proper preparation!
Oh well, at least you get the rich lemon flavor!
#5: Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is another one of those strains that dominate the marijuana scene, and one that most people could name without having to think about it. Well-known for its diverse genetic history, as well as its intense THC load, this is a strain that you go to for both peculiar taste and euphoric high.
The high sets in pretty gently, starting with its 70% sativa content to give you a super intense and pleasurable body rush. After an hour or so, the indica sets in, filling you with euphoria and making you feel like you could take on the whole world – as long as you can do it tomorrow.
The taste is, as the name would imply, incredibly diesel-like. It doesn’t just taste like a mouthful of petrol, however; it’s so much more than that. There is an intense sourness that accompanies it, filling your taste buds with the sensation of sour candy.
This is a strain for those who enjoy more complex, intricate flavors and want to introduce that flavor profile to their edibles.
It’s a great strain for sharing with friends, perfect for creating intimate moments where your entire circle of friends becomes totally blazed and incapable of movement. Sit somewhere warm and comfortable, share some Sour Diesel edibles, and experience the complete rainbow of marijuana experiences.
Final Thoughts on the 5 Best Marijuana Strains to Make Edibles
The main thing to remember when making marijuana edibles is that you don’t have to be limited.
Even though we’ve just provided a list of some of the very best strains to use when making marijuana-infused treats, if you have a preferred strain that you want to experiment with; go for it!
As long as it is high-quality enough to provide plenty of useful cannabis oil, then you should be able to make a great marijuana edible no matter what.
The only thing to keep in mind is that the effects of edibles not only take a while to kick in, but they can be felt with a lot more strength as well.
So, before you go and eat an extra serving of edibles because you think it hasn’t worked properly, maybe give it a little while. Your stomach is slower than your lungs and bloodstream at extracting and using the THC in marijuana, but it is also a bit more effective.
Give it plenty of time to allow for complete absorption. Otherwise, you risk taking way, way too much. It is a sort of rite of passage to eat too many marijuana edibles at some point in your life, but it’s best to avoid it if you can.
Now you know which strains to use, check out some of our great cannabis recipes or let us know your favorite in the comments.