With the Covid quarantine still in full effect, most of your summer concert and travel plans have probably been cancelled. Unfortunately, 2020 will probably go down in history as one of the most boring summers ever. With nothing to do but stay home and smoke weed, we’ve compiled a list of the 6 best strains to help you beat the heat and stay frosty this summer. These exotic strains are hard to come by, though we’ve seen them all right here in DC recently. Here are our top picks:
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1) Birthday Cake (indica)
Birthday Cake is an indica-dominant cross between a phenotype of Wedding Cake and Cherry Pie. It was originally propagated by Seed Junky Genetics and sought after for its brilliant effects, mouth-watering aroma, and delightfully creamy flavor. Weighing in at 22-25% THC, Birthday cake is well on its way to becoming one of the most popular strains in the US. With Birthday Cake, you can expect a heavy-handed indica that will mellow you out and soothe you into a state of blissful euphoria. It’s a great choice for helping you manage pain without the couch-lock and melting the blues away.
2) Frosty Gelato (sativa)
Frosty Gelato is a sativa-dominant hybrid originally bred by Growers Choice Seeds when they crossed Gelato with their cut of Brain Damage. This Highlife Cup winner took home 1st prize in the skunk-strain category and tests in between 25-30% THC. The taste has a refreshing herbal flavor that includes an aftertaste that is a bright fruity zest. When inhaling, you get hit with a fruit blast that will make your mouth water which will remind you of fruit punch. The effects are more sativa-leaning, though it does offer a bit of physical relaxations. The Frosty Gelato strain is sure to make you feel more focused and energized and the mental effect will promote an blissful euphoria that lasts for several wonderful hours.
3) London Pound Cake (indica)
London Poundcake is an indica-dominant hybrid made from a cross between Sunset Sherbet and an unknown second parent. It’s named for its lemony, citrusy flavor and rich, creamy smoke that is reminiscent of (you guessed it) pound cake. You can expect this strain to put you down and knock you out while lifting your mindstate and giving you into a gentle euphoria. The initial wave is in the mind and can help stop anxiety and racing thoughts. It also allows you to focus, making it a great strain for watching a movie or playing a game. Out of all the strains on this list, this one is the best for a quiet evening in and a deep, relaxing sleep.
4) White Runtz (hybrid)
White Runtz is a 50/50 hybrid phenotype of the original Runtz strain, which is a cross between Gelato and Zkittles. Named for its frosty white appearance, White Runtz is extra potent at 26-30% THC and offers a serious candy-like flavor. The initial effect of White Runtz is a euphotic and elevated cerebral effect that leads into a deep physical relaxation that can provide relief to your toughest pain for hours at a time. You’ll love White Runtz for its ability to soothe away stress and depression and reduce pain.
5) Jungle Cake (hybrid)
Jungle Cake, which is a balanced 50/50 hybrid strain made from Wedding Cake and White Fire #43. It was first grown by Seed Junky Genetics and tests in around 26-30% THC. Jungle Cake has a musky aroma that mixes nicely with a sweetness of the Wedding Cake parent. This heavy hitter boasts a creeping high that takes just a couple of minutes to take its full effect. This pause leads to a mental state is both euphoric and uplifted and can melt you into an uplifted mass of giggles. The cerebral effect offers focus and creativity as well as a case of the munchies. The Jungle cake strain creates a deeply relaxing sensation in the body, making it a good choice for almost any time.
6) Wedding Crasher (hybrid)
Wedding Crasher is a 50/50 hybrid cross between Wedding Cake and Purple Punch. First propagated by Symbiotic Genetics, the strain grew into a plant that promoted a cakey flavor and a sweet, grapey aroma. Wedding Crasher offers a mix of deeply relaxing physical effects and a clear headed mental effect that makes it a good choice for use at any time of day. It won’t make you crash like an Indica, but it won’t over-energize like a sativa. Wedding Crasher is a well-balanced hybrid that offers a great balance for managing symptoms and providing a clear mental effect.
All in all, these exotic strains are a great choice to help you make the most of your summer. They’re great to enjoy both alone and with friends. To learn more about these strains, check out their full reviews!