Marijuana’s popularity continues to drive its demand worldwide. Between people waking up and learning more about the medicinal benefits and states and governments realizing how much profit they can make, there couldn’t be a better time for the industry to explode.
As it stands, cannabis sales in the United States alone have hit $25 billion.
Each year, manufacturers race each other to breed better, tastier, and more powerful marijuana strains that give them an edge over their competition. And as a consumer, it doesn’t get any better than just sitting back and enjoying new strains.
This post highlights new cannabis strains on the market to try.
Slapz is a cross between Grease Monkey and Runtz. It was bred by Exotic Genetix, and now it’s making waves among growers looking to try it for its amazing indica effects.
The strain is highly potent as an indica-heavy hybrid with a good amount of sativa. The THC levels are off the charts, which makes slapz the type of strain to ingest with caution unless you’re a seasoned user.
The strain usually has a skunky, diesel, and piney smell. Most users report getting the munchies and feeling energized after consumption.
- Dawg Breath
If you’ve heard of the Super Silver Chemdog Haze, a powerful hybrid in its own right, you’ll appreciate Dawg Breath as they share Chemdog genetics.
Dawg Breath is a new cannabis strain to try this year. It was bred from Motorbreath #15, which has Chemdog and OG Kush influences. It may smell like gas or spices and is definitely a heavy hitter.
The strong sativa effects can leave you floating on a cloud, making it the strain you take when you don’t expect to do much.
- Apples and Bananas
Compound Genetics and Cookies came together to create one of the best weed strains to enjoy this year. Simply named Apples and Bananas, the strain was bred from a male variant of Blue Power, Granddaddy Purple hybrid, and Platinum Cookies.
But that wasn’t the end of it. The hybrid finally crossed with Gelatti to get the final product. It has a strong fruity and spicy aroma.
- Black Ice
If you love the THC ride, there’s a strain on the market known as Balck Ice. It’s a cross between White Widow and Black Domina, which gives it an earthy and woody flavor.
Beaver Tail is a solid indica with as much as 24% THC content. It should give you a heavy but relaxing body high.
The strain has been around for a while, but it’s now becoming increasingly popular. Here’s more info on it.
- Grapefruit Durban
If you’re a fan of the classic Durban Poison, you should give its new offspring a shot. Grapefruit Durban derives its name from its popular parent strains, Grapefruit and Durban Poison.
The strain is a strong sativa with over 20% THC, making it one of the best for delivering an intense and energizing high.
Due to the terpenes Limonene, beta-Caryophyllene, and beta-Pinene, Grapefruit Durban boasts sharp piney, woody, and citrusy flavors.
- The Judge
Breeders Claybourne Co. hit the streets with a brand new strain this year, and it’s worth the hype it’s getting.
The Judge is an indica-dominant strain with a Chemdog lineage, which is the first sign of its intensity.
Expect a hard ride with it and a couch lock experience that feels like you’re strapped on the spot. It is perfect for off-hours entertainment as the 35% THC content is not advisable for moving around.
The Judge has a strong diesel flavor with a plummy aftertaste.
- Strawberry Cookies
Strawberry Cookies is a cross between GSC and Strawberry Cough, making it an indica-dominant hybrid with about 70% indica. It’s a potent indica that users report has fast-acting, relaxing effects.
While strong, the strain isn’t overpowering and can make for an excellent nighttime experience, especially if you have trouble sleeping.
The strain has a sweet taste and aroma that users report as fruity, vanilla, and minty. Overall, Strawberry Cookies is the ideal strain for anyone who wishes to experience cannabis while taking things slow.
New cannabis strains hit the market almost every day in response to the needs of consumers. Manufacturers are now breeding strains for their chemical profile to deliver specific effects. Regardless of the experience you want, chances are there are a few strains out there that suit your needs.