7 Strains to Usher in Summer

Are you excited? It’s finally Summer! And, with Summer here, who doesn’t need a few recommendations on strains to try to equal or accentuate your elevated energy and mood. Below is a list of 7 recommendations – along with user feedback from Leafly – that we regularly stock. If you have any questions or need additional suggestions, swing on by KushMart in South Everett and one of our budtenders will be more than happy to provide some guidance.

1. Animal Cookies

Everyone knows Animal Cookies, right? It’s the legendary hybrid strain with epic parentage, specifically Girl Scout Cookies and Fire OG, so you know that this strain produces powerful full-body effects for even the most seasoned cannabis enthusiast. It’s also known for neutralizing severe pain and aiding sleep. Its flavors are characterized as earthy, pungent, and sweet.

What are they saying?

“Great strain with OG body characteristics and the cookies head rush. Slightly psychedelic. Very strong, not recommended for people with anxiety.” – Markshah

2. Blue Dream

Legendary California hybrid, Blue Dream, regularly ranks as the most popular strain. A cross between Blueberry Indica and Sativa Haze, Blue Dream produces effects that can be described as euphoric and full-body relaxing coupled with cerebral inspiration. Popular among both seasoned and novice users, Blue Dream is a versatile strain that produces symptom relief without heavy sedative effects. If you want to learn why Blue Dream is consistently the most popular strain, read this informative article on Alternet.

What are they saying?

Blue Dream fans report the most common effects of being happy, relaxed, euphoric, uplifting, and creative. The flavor tends to be sweet with strong hints of blueberry.

“Friends, stoners, red-eyed countrymen, lend me your ears; for I bring unto thee a tale of the Blue Dream… T’was a calm April night, 2014 it was, and I had eagerly purchased an eighth of some pungent Blue Dream. Its abundance of sugary trichomes, paired with the thick density of the bud was enough to bring a tear to your eye. I enthusiastically ground up the cheeba, packed a generous bowl and went to town.” – CannabisKook

3. Cookies N’ Cream

A cross between Starfighter and a Girl Scout Cookies phenotype, Cookies N’ Cream is a sweet-tasting hybrid. In addition to being sweet, you’ll taste earthy tones and vanilla. While it can produce excellent symptom relief for daytime use, don’t imbibe too much as heavier doses can make you sleepy.

What are they saying?

Users most commonly describe the effects as happy, relaxing, euphoric, and energetic (in lower doses).

“This strain is AMAZING!! I have a lot of stress/anxiety, and I also smoke for my PMDD. It helps with muscle cramps/soreness. I’ve also had it help a headache. I have high blood pressure, and it lowered my blood pressure down to around 110/60. This strain completely relaxed and de-stressed me, completely.” – Smoke206

4. Fruit Loops

Although a hybrid, Fruit Loops is more Indica-dominant than sativa. Despite the Indica influence, the effects of Fruit Loops tend to be mild and paradoxically mellow and moderately stimulating. Its hints of sweet, berry and tropical flavors are hard to miss. Fruit Loops traces its parentage to hybrids Blue Dream and White Widow, the Sativa-dominant Grapefruit, and the Indica-dominant Blueberry. Fruit Loops is great for relieving stress and allowing yourself to unwind after a hard day’s work.

What are they saying?

Fruit Loops fans most often describe the effects as relaxing, uplifting, talkative, and euphoric.

“This strand is wonderful! With a fruity smell & a smooth inhale, this strand took me to euphoria & brought me back down to earth with a calm & relaxing landing.” – Sativamyreliever

5. Dirty Girl

Hailing from the popular Cinderella and Trainwreck strains, Sativa-dominant Dirty Girl is known for its sweet citrusy and piney flavors. You can easily detect its tropical and aromatic pineapple and citrus scent. A toke on Dirty Girl will likely make you feel uplifted and creatively inspired. It’s great for anxiety, depression, and even migraines.

What are they saying?

Users most commonly describe the effects as happy, energetic, uplifting, euphoric, and giggly.

“Wake up with Dirty Girl! Eyes widen, the brain turns on, and any anxiety you have for that day decreases. Tastes light and citrusy. Now am I talking about the strain or the girl I met last night?” – PennyLaneLove

6. Durban Poison

Legendary Sativa, Durban Poison is one of the few true “landrace” strains that you can regularly find. Landrace strains are pure, having never been cross-bred with other strains. Originating in the South African city of (where else?) Durban, this strain is known for being highly stimulating. Do not consume right before bed if you plan to sleep.

What are they saying?

“Durban Poison is like the “espresso” of cannabis. The raciest sativa I know of, it’s a stimulating and clearheaded high with no trace of numbing or “stoning.” It wakes you up, cuts through the bleary fog and leaves you clearheaded and bright, gives you energy to go and seize the day. Gives tons of energy and also an intense emotional euphoria… where everything is vibrating and you can’t take the smile off your face…” – MrTibet

7. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel, or as it’s commonly called, Sour D, is one of the most popular Sativa-dominant strains. Big surprise: the strain got it’s because of its pungent scent that smells a bit like diesel. The effects of Sour D come on quickly and are described as cerebral and energizing. A highly versatile stain, it’s great for relieving stress, depression, and pain. While we’re not 100% sure, Sour D is likely a cross between Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk.

What are they saying?

The most commonly described effects are happy, energetic, uplifting, euphoric, and relaxing.

“This is my IDEAL strain. My god. I got off my anti-depressants when I found this strain. It’s all I smoke, and I couldn’t be happier. I feel sexier, I’m happy, I’m horny, I don’t mind eating, and yet somehow I’m losing weight. I love moving and doing this. Don’t mind doing housework. it’s absolute bliss.” – SexMetalBarbie420

KushMart South Everett Daily Specials

So there you have it! Usher in Summer with a bang. And, don’t forget about our daily specials:

Monday 20% off Edibles
Tuesday 20% off Top Shelf Flower
Wednesday 20% off Concentrates
Thursday 20% off Cartridges
Friday 20% off prerolls
Sunday 20% off Half Ounces

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