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The Leafly Guide to Pairing Cannabis With Herbs and Spices

We all know that herbs and spices are the building blocks of a flavorful dish. In your kitchen right now, you likely have an array of them, from basil and sage to cinnamon and black pepper, at the ready to punch up even the blandest of meals.

What you may not know is that herbs and spices owe their flavors (and even some of their health benefits) to terpenes—just like cannabis does. With some freshly ground black pepper (which gets most of its kick from the terpene caryophyllene), you’re ready to enjoy a delicious chicken wing or pile of roasted potatoes bursting with flavor; with a few sprigs of thyme (which owes a portion of its fragrance to the terpene myrcene), you’ve taken your bruschetta to the next level.


Terpenes: The Flavors of Cannabis Aromatherapy

Knowing that cannabis also gains its flavors from terpenes, you have a head start toward pairing the perfect cannabis strain with the perfect meal. Whether you use a tincture made with a specific strain to accentuate specific flavors in a dish, or select a strain to consume alongside your dinner based on how its flavors complement the flavors in your entrée, knowing which strains pair with which herbs and spices will let you take your cannabis and food pairing game to the next level.

With so many options at your fingertips, we’ve created the following easily-referenced pairing guide to help you elevate your food with cannabis, whether via infusion or via consumption alongside the meal. Print it out, post it in your kitchen, reference it often, and enjoy the pairings!


Infographic: What Are Cannabis Terpenes and How Do They Affect You?

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Thyme@2x(Nick Ouellette & Nicole Daring/Leafly)

Recommended Pairings


It’s not easy to start from scratch, so check out the following for some recipe inspiration to get you started with incorporating the cannabis strains into some delectable dishes and drinks. Create your own infused tincture before diving into the recipes below.

Cinnamon and Tangerine Dream Tea

For a soothing drink after a long day at work, this tea tastes of warm cinnamon, calming chamomile, and juicy tangerine. The super simple recipe is quick and effortless—the notes of cinnamon swirl with citrusy Tangerine Dream to give your taste buds a treat that is both delicious and relaxing. Not only that, cinnamon carries the terpene caryophyllene which is an anti-inflammatory and is said to work as an anti-cancer agent.


The Leafly Guide to Pairing Tea and Cannabis


  • Hot water
  • Chamomile tea bag
  • Tangerine Dream infused tincture
  • Dash of cinnamon


  1. Boil water in kettle or on stove and pour over tea bag. Let steep according to package directions.
  2. Add infused tincture (amount added should vary depending on the potency of your tincture and your target dosage).
  3. Top with a dash of cinnamon.
  4. Stir and enjoy!

Cayenne Pepper and Chocolope Chili

For something hearty, we give you a spicy, delectable chocolate chili! The heat in the cayenne brings out the sweeter and darker notes in chocolate, and a Chocolope tincture fits right in. Chocolope is also high in guaiol, which offers anti-microbial properties.


How to Pair Food and Drinks With Cannabis Terpenes

This recipe is inspired by May I Have That Recipe?

Yields: 4–6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 tomatillos, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, divided
  • 29 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces canned diced green chilies
  • Two 15.5-ounce cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Chocolope infused tincture


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for about four minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the tomatillos, chili powder, salt, and half the cumin, and continue cooking for another four minutes.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes, chilies, and beans and cook for 10–12 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add the chocolate, second half of the cumin, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika. Stir well.
  5. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for another 10 minutes.
  6. Add infused tincture (amount added should vary depending on the potency of your tincture and your target dosage) and stir thoroughly before serving.

Pro tip: This recipe yields 4–6 servings depending on what size serving you’re looking for, so remember to base the amount of tincture you add on the number of servings you’re planning for.

Apple Kush and Sage Lemonade

Need something sippable to quench your thirst? Sage is an earthy herb that brings out the delicate notes in staple fruits such as apples, so combining Apple Kush and sage into an elevated lemonade is a no-brainer.


Cannabis Tinctures 101: What Are They, How to Make Them, and How to Use Them


  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3–4 fresh sage leaves
  • 14 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 34 cup cold water
  • Apple Kush infused tincture
  • Ice


  1. Combine the lemon juice and sage in a glass bowl; steep at room temperature for three hours.
  2. In a 16-ounce cup, stir together the sugar and hot water until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain lemon and sage mixture into glass and add the cold water.
  4. Add infused tincture (amount added should vary depending on the potency of your tincture and your target dosage).
  5. Fill to the top with ice and serve.

Pro tip: Want to get fancy? Garnish with an extra sage leaf or two.

*Note: Specific volumes of cannabis tincture are not included due to the fact that tincture potency can vary incredibly widely—10mg may mean anything from a few drops to a whole dropper-full. Always familiarize yourself with the potency of your tincture before adding it to beverages or food—the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your tincture and the potency you desire. The best way to verify potency is to start with one portion of a drink or meal, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis or alcohol.

Tips for Growing Green Crack Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.

Strain Overview: A member of the Skunk family, Green Crack is a popular sativa-dominant variety. Its distinctive lime green color and citrus smell make it an easily recognizable strain. A daytime favorite due to its invigorating effects, Green Crack is ideal for fighting fatigue and stress while inspiring creativity.

Grow Techniques: Green Crack will grow tall and fast before it begins to flower. Be on top of your trellising, as you want to be prepared for buds that develop quickly over a short flowering period. Green Crack does well outdoors in healthy soils with lots of space for roots to develop.

Flowering Time: 8 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Prefers mild to warm climates between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Green Crack performs exceptionally well outdoors where the plant can take off and fill space. It has an extremely strong smell that hangs around even during harsh outdoor weather. This sativa is also popular indoors as its flowering cycle is so rapid, it leads to more harvests annually.

Feeding: Start feeding with lots of phosphorus early on in the flowering stage to make sure the buds get enough food before harvest.

10 Cannabis Strains That Won’t Make You (As) Hungry

“There’s weed that don’t make you hungry? For real? Honey, this changes everything.”

That was my Lyft driver’s response when I told her not all cannabis makes your gullet an insatiable black hole. Most cannabis consumers – especially first-time experimenters – have only tried high-THC strains, so it’s no wonder that the dispelling of this common misconception comes to the surprise of many who have long associated cannabis with the inevitable “munchies” syndrome.

The munchies can be a beautiful thing, and I’m not just talking about the pure ecstasy that comes with dual-wielding a fried chicken leg and an ice cream sandwich once in a while. That appetite stimulation is life-changing for patients dealing with cancer, depression, and other gastrointestinal/appetite disorders. But not everyone wants uncontrollable food lust, and some will actively avoid cannabis because of this one side effect – particularly those struggling with pre-existing eating and weight issues.

For those of you interested in reaping the myriad of benefits cannabis has to offer without the unbridled gluttony, we hope you find this list helpful. Remember, you can click the strain to see if it’s available at a store or dispensary near you!

The Science of Munchies: Why Does Cannabis Stimulate Your Appetite?

High-CBD Strains

If you’ve ever tried a high-CBD strain before, you’ve probably noticed that they don’t summon the munchies monster like THC-rich varieties. A Yale study published last year found that THC – the same chemical responsible for cannabis’ euphoric high – stimulated a group of nerve cells in the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that governs instincts like hunger and arousal.

What are High CBD Cannabis Strains and How Do They Differ from High THC Strains?

While less is known about CBD’s influence on appetite, we do know that this non-psychoactive constituent counteracts many effects of THC and researchers have even eyed CBD as an anti-obesity treatment based on its activity in the brain. Our own anecdotal evidence leads us to recommend high-CBD, low-THC strains for the best “munchie-less” experience, but a strain with equal parts CBD and THC can also induce less hunger with the added benefit of mild euphoria.

Which Cannabis Strains are High in CBD?

Leafly "Harle-Tsu" hybrid cannabis strain tile and effects bar

A popular strain found in many Oregon shops, Harle-Tsu is hybrid cross between two high-CBD parents, Harlequin and Sour Tsunami (which are also worth looking into for minimal munchies strains). Harle-Tsu typically expresses a high-CBD profile with very little THC, making it a perfect choice for anyone who wants the relaxing and therapeutic effects of cannabis minus the euphoria or paranoia.

Leafly "Remedy" indica cannabis strain tile and effects bar

The “Remedy” for your over-excited appetite is this indica cross between Cannatonic and Afghan Skunk. With a THC content that rarely squeaks past 1%, Remedy delivers mental tranquility and physical relief without the psychoactive burden. This Pacific Northwest strain is perfect for the patient needing to curb pain, anxiety, tension, headaches, or insomnia, but doesn’t want to interrupt their day with hourly snack breaks.

Leafly "Canna-Tsu" hybrid cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Canna-Tsu is taking off across the U.S., discoverable in Oregon, California, Illinois, Washington, Colorado, and many other medical marijuana states. Sweet and earthy in flavor, Canna-Tsu provides a boost to both mood and focus. Though this strain may calm upset tummies, you shouldn’t feel any extra rumblings of hunger.

Leafly "MediHaze" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

For uncompromised energy and clarity, we recommend the low-munchies sativa MediHaze. This one can sometimes exhibit equal levels of THC and CBD, but compared to high-THC, low-CBD strains, MediHaze is much better for keeping the appetite at bay.

Leafly "Cannatonic" hybrid cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Similar to the widely coveted ACDC hybrid, Cannatonic is a high-CBD strain that relaxes the body while leaving the mind free to focus. On average, Cannatonic has a 2:1 ratio of CBD:THC, meaning you probably won’t feel much in the way of a high or hunger.

High THCV Sativa Strains

By now you know what THC and CBD is, but you may not be familiar with the less ubiquitous THCV, a related chemical that suppresses appetite. While most strains on the market today tend to test anywhere between 10-20% THC, what’s considered a high THCV content might only hit a high-water mark of 5%. THCV tends to be more abundant in sativa strains, and it’s possible you’ve noticed that sativas tend to provoke hunger less than indica strains. The unique metabolic effects of THCV even have researchers considering its utility in treating obesity and diabetes.


While high-CBD strains tend to induce little to no high, these THCV-rich sativas produce high-energy, psychoactive effects. That’s good news if you like the euphoria associated with cannabis, but don’t want the raging appetite.

Leafly "Durban Poison" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

With an average THCV content that ranges between 0.2 to 1.8%, Durban Poison is the perfect weapon against overactive appetites and can be found in most major markets. Cherished for its active, upbeat high that can fuel productivity, this pure African sativa keeps you focused on what matters more than snacks.

Leafly "Power Plant" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Resist the call of the pizza with Power Plant, an electrifying sativa that descends from African landrace strains. Its spicy, peppery aroma perks up the senses, leaving you with inspiration and positivity instead of a demanding stomach. You can find Power Plant in many different markets across the U.S. and beyond, so check to see if a shop near you is carrying it.

Leafly "Jack the Ripper" cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Kill the temptation to order half Taco Bell’s menu with Jack the Ripper, a sativa strain that carries a tantalizing lemon scent. A favorite in the Pacific Northwest, this invigorating sativa is sure to summon a talkative mood long before a talkative tum.

Leafly "Red Congolese" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

Another African sativa, Red Congolese focuses all of its psychoactive energy in the head, helping creativity and focus to thrive. Among the list of activities this sativa motivates, you’ll sooner find hiking, painting, and reading more appealing than eating the entire contents of your fridge. Though most frequently found in Vancouver, BC and Ontario, you might be delightfully surprised by its occasional appearance on the West Coast and in other areas of the U.S..

Leafly "Moby Dick" sativa cannabis strain tile and effects bar

As sweet and citrusy as this sativa might taste, Moby Dick doesn’t coerce the appetite as much as other strains. Expect instead to feel your mood and energy elevate to a place in which it’s easy to feel satisfied whether or not you treated yourself to an entire cheesecake. This sativa is lovingly embraced in Canada and Spain, although Americans have also reported sightings of the legendary Moby Dick in many markets.

Interested in strains that do make you hungry? Try these 10!

Need to Kick-Start Your Appetite? Try These 10 Cannabis Strains to Help Induce Hunger

New Strains Alert: G.O.A.T., Chronic Thunder, Jamba Juice, and More

The weekend is upon us, which means it’s prime time for test driving some new strains. Having finally bought Fallout 4 for myself, I’m keeping an eye out for the G.O.A.T. hybrid which could only be a reference to the game’s Generalized Occupational Aptitude Test (…or maybe it stands for “Greatest Of All Time”). Check out the other strains recently added to Leafly below, and remember to leave reviews for any you’ve had a chance to try.

Which strains made it on your shopping list this weekend? Let’s hear about them in the comments section below!

Created by Scapegoat Genetics and TSL Farms, G.O.A.T. is a hybrid strain that crosses Animal Pie and ACDC. Bursting with fragrant cherry aromas, G.O.A.T. is as flavorful as it is potent. With a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC, this hybrid is preferred by patients treating pain, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. 

Mossad is an indica-dominant strain bred by Terraform Genetics, who crossed a Conspiracy Kush male with the Kosher Kush female. This San Fernando Valley strain may express one of two sets of characteristics depending on the phenotype. The first (dubbed Mossad OG) takes after its OG heritage, with frosty and dense buds that exhibit a unique calyx structure. Its aroma is a sweet and herbal mix of rose and sage, and its effects will leave you feeling mellow and relaxed following a slightly energetic cerebral buzz. The second phenotype (referred to as Mossad Kush) inherits more characteristics from Conspiracy Kush, boasting a hashy, earthy aroma accented by sour lemons.

A sativa from Sensi Seeds, Northern Lights #5 x Haze is a vigorous strain bred to improve upon Haze’s flowering time and bud structure. With zesty flavors of pungent spice, this 70% sativa delivers an invigorating cerebral buzz that seems to boost sensory awareness. Though the indica in her shines through in density and growth stature, this strain carefully preserves an uplifting high that’s perfect for daytime use.

Jamba Juice is a unique clone-only offering from Golden State Genetics. This pungent hybrid packs tantalizing exotic fruit aromas, offering sweet and candy flavors from start to finish.

Chronic Thunder is an indica strain bred by Barney’s Farm that offers full-body effects alongside a funky diesel and spicy pepper aroma. Save this heavy-hitter for a day in which you find your to-do list blank, because this indica will have you stuck in a comfortable place for a while. With moderate levels of CBD, Chronic Thunder is preferred for resolving insomnia, pain, and upset stomachs.

Bred by Golden State Genetics, Jungle Juice is a hybrid strain that crosses Animal Cookies and their in-house Tangie male. Balancing sweet and sour citrus flavors, this strain offers a flavorful release from stress, sleeplessness, and pain.

From Aficionado Seeds comes Black Lime Special Reserve, an indica strain that descends from Woodman Canyon Oil Can, Lime Afghani, Northern Lights, Purple Kush, and Chemdawg Special Reserve. Flavors of pine, lemon, and black pepper are ushered in alongside uplifting euphoria, leaving you feeling tingly and relaxed.

Browse through other new strains that were added recently to the Leafly Explorer or check out last week’s newest additions!

Leafly's newest cannabis strains

Sweet 16: The 16 Best Strains for Valentine’s Day, As Told by Leafly Reviewers

Valentine’s Day weekend is officially upon us – and as you’re already good to go on recommendations for canna-themed gifts and cannabis lube, it’s time to think about what strain you’ll be consuming tomorrow, whether with a newfound sweetheart or your longtime spouse.

It’s easy to browse our Strain Explorer and find plenty of arousing strains, but we also scoured Leafly user-submitted reviews to find some of the most romantic strains for this holiday in particular. Some are subtly sensual, while others are incontrovertibly sexy, but they’re all great options for V-Day (or really any day spent with your lover). Pick up a gram of one of the following and let cannabis play Cupid.

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Leafly Chocolope cannabis strain tile 

“Just gives you an absolute inner warmth and adoration and love for everything around you. A perfect strain for romance, music, or anything wonderful and happy. This strain simply creates love inside of me.”


Leafly Blackberry cannabis strain tile 

“Went and had sex with my boyfriend and was…melting for four straight hours.”


Leafly Alice in Wonderland cannabis strain tile 

“Just the right mindset for getting naked, creative, and connected. It’s not a pornographic aphrodisiac – more a tantric.” 


Leafly Kushage cannabis strain tile 

“OFFICIAL STRAIN OF ST. VALENTINES DAY…Enjoy, young lovers of all ages.”


Leafly Blue Trainwreck cannabis strain tile 

“It hits you right upfront, making you feel like you have drunk 2 or 3 glasses of wine. The arousal comes on strong! Grab your lover and get on it! Overall this strain is great for chilling by a fire or having sex, or even better both of those at the same time.”


Leafly Blue Moonshine cannabis strain tile 

“Great for those warm romantic & cuddly night, making music and movies come alive.”



Leafly Snoop's Dream cannabis strain tile 

“Makes sex out.of.this.world…Makes orgasms last 5-8x longer… Unbelievable. A drug company wishes it had this in a pill.”



Leafly White Widow cannabis strain tile 

“I smoked half a bowl and was escorted to the pinnacle of happiness and amazement. I had no idea that a plant could make you feel so good. Euphoric. Happy. Intense but not overly. It was a truly beautiful experience…It aroused the shit out of me about 45 mins in. This should be called the sex strain. Wow. This strain should be sacred.”



Leafly Lemon Kush cannabis strain tile 

“I was happy…and then I had sex….and was happy again…and then I had sex again…and I was even happier! And amazed…amazed that I had been happy, had had sex, had been happy again, had had sex again and had been even happier…and then I thought I should tell this to someone else so they’d know. And that someone else is you! Yes, you!”


Leafly Gorilla Glue #4 cannabis strain tile 

“My husband and I had the best sex of our relationship on this strain.”


Leafly Berry White cannabis strain tile 

“Berry White seductively invites you to take your clothes off and climb into bed…”


Leafly Chemdawg cannabis strain tile 

“This strain should be renamed SEX GODDESS…should not be used with someone you are not in love with because the sex while on this strain will make you fall in love with whomever your partner in the sheets happens to be.”

James Bond

Leafly Love Potion #1 cannabis strain tile 

“Wow. So my girlfriend and I bought this, completely not making the connection between the name and effects. Needless to say, it’s done great things for both of our libidos.”



Leafly Kryptonite cannabis strain tile 

“Far and away THE BEST strain ever for sex…massages, spas, etc. Immense feelings of empathetic connectivity allows you to enjoy giving as much as receiving – which is no small benefit!”


Leafly Blue Cheese cannabis strain tile 

“This is my girlfriend’s favorite strain for sex. And my girlfriend’s favorite strain for sex is my favorite strain for sex.”



Leafly Purple Diesel cannabis strain tile 



Comments edited for length and clarity.

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New Strains Alert: Mai Tai Cookies, Purple Tangie, Sputnik, Go Time, and More

This week’s newly added strains are a mix of Los Angeles Cannabis Cup winners, classic genetics, and varieites that are fairly new to the game. Find out if they’re available near you by checking the links below, and don’t forget to leave reviews for the ones you’ve tried. 

Mai Tai Cookies is a CBD-rich hybrid strain bred by Terraform Genetics, who crossed Alien Orange Cookies and ACDC.  She took 1st place for “Best CBD Flower” at the 2016 High Times Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. This hybrid is very frosty compared to most CBD strains and has a unique aroma of cherries and orange peels.  With a high that is very relaxing and yet functional, patients would typically choose this strain for pain and anxiety. Her flowers have a dense structure similar to that of Girl Scout Cookies and are ready for harvest after a flowering cycle of 50-55 days.

A spin on the citrus-loaded Tangie sativa, Purple Tangie is a flavorful strain that invigorates the spirit with uplifting euphoria. In a show of its quality, Purple Tangie took 1st place in the “Best Medical Sativa Concentrate” category at the 2016 High Times Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. You may find that Purple Tangie offers an energetic kick to your social skills, but this strain can certainly be enjoyed in isolation, especially when you’re occupied by creative projects.

Leafly P-51 cannabis strain tile   3. P-51

P-51 is a piney, earthy indica strain that crosses a Tahoe OG male and a Blackberry mother. Created by Clint Pipkin, a grower in both Humboldt County and Northwestern Washington, the male was flowered in a window sill on the Key Peninsula in Pierce County. Thousands of seeds were created during this cross, and Washington producer Rootworx narrowed this strain down to the best cut from 70 phenotypes. This has become Rootworx’s signature strain, resulting in DOPE Magazine’s “Strain of the Month” in June 2015. This deeply relaxing indica has also been deemed “The Tranquilizer Dart” in recreational retail shops throughout Washington State.

Click here for a full list of locations currently carrying P-51

Go Time is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain bred by JinxProof Genetics. A cross between Norton and JOG Kush, this uplifting strain is perfect for perking up moods, stimulating focus, and coercing arousal. Zesty lemon aromas combine with sour, skunky diesel notes with an earthy, hashy finish. As pretty as it is potent, Go Time flowers erupt with bulging calyxes of pastel purples, pinks, and greens underneath a snow-white coat of crystal resin. 

What happens when you cross a space-themed Apollo 13 strain with Black Russian? You get Sputnik, a strain named after the satellite the Soviet Union launched into a quick orbit around the Earth in 1957. Sputnik has an aroma of a sweet fruit with hints of sour and diesel when exhaled. Patients typically look to Sputnik for relief of chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia.

Click here for a full list of locations currently carrying Sputnik

Cultivated by KC Brains, KC 36 is an indica strain bred specifically to flourish at high latitudes. A cross between White Widow and KC 606, these frosty and compact buds deliver full-on body relaxation alongside a sweet and spicy floral aroma. The peaceful, introspective qualities of KC 36 make this indica a perfect pair for meditation and enjoying nature.

Created in 2011 by Kannabia Seeds using Cheese and Afghani genetics, Queso (Spanish for “cheese”) is a hybrid strain that provides powerful body effects and mood elevation. This potent strain is typically used to relieve pain, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Growers, take note: Queso requires a minimum flowering cycle of 7 weeks , but optimal yields arrive after 8 weeks.

Click here for a full list of locations currently carrying Queso

Browse through other new strains that were added recently to the Leafly Explorer or check out last week’s newest additions!

Leafly's new cannabis strains

New Strains Alert: White Smurf, Arctic Sun, Titan’s Haze, God’s Bubba, and More

Check out the cannabis strains recently added to the Leafly database! While they might be new to our strain Explorer, some of these have been making it around the market for a while now. If you’ve come across any of them before, write a strain review! Otherwise check the links below to see if they’re offered at a shop near you.


The Cannabis Cup People’s Choice winner in 2000, White Smurf is a hybrid strain bred from a Northern Lights x Skunk #1 female and a pure Dutch sativa male. Wonderful smells of fresh citrus fruit will entice you as accents of orange pistils and dusty white resin stand out in a sea of green. This strain is a great choice for social butterflies to lounge out to after a nice dinner.

Click here for a full list of locations carrying White Smurf

Bred by Flying Dutchmen, Titan’s Haze is sativa cross of Haze and Skunk #1. This strain brings a powerful cerebral rush that sativa connoisseurs crave with the smell and flavor of herbal spice. It’s a go-to hybrid for creative minds looking for that stimulating and energizing buzz during daytime hours. These plants fare well in high humidity or dry climates and have proven resistant to pests and molds.

Bred by Jordan of the Islands, God’s Bubba is an indica cross between two hefty parent strains, God Bud and Pre-98 Bubba Kush. Potency, a compact stature, and heavy harvests are what these breeders aimed for, to the delight of commercial growers and consumers with stubbornly high tolerances. Indica lovers will appreciate the tranquilizing qualities God’s Bubba has to offer, especially those treating pain and insomnia. 

Click here for a full list of locations carrying God’s Bubba

Cultivated by Flying Dutchman, Arctic Sun is a 60/40 sativa-dominant hybrid of Skunk #1 and White Widow. These two crosses create a pungent fuel-like tang with floral undertones. When consumed, a robust burst of euphoria and energy comes through, stimulating both social interaction and creativity. Patients often look to this strain for relief of chronic pain, sleeplessness, and muscle spasms.

Click here for a full list of locations carrying Arctic Sun

From Aficionado Seeds comes In The Pines, a sativa-dominant strain bred by crossing Pineapple ThaiMaster Kush, and Pineapple. Tropical fruity flavors activate on the inhale and usher in this sativa’s invigorating, active effects. Clear creativity comes alive as the senses sharpen, making In The Pines the perfect companion strain for hobbies and productive afternoons.

Click here for a full list of locations carrying In The Pines

An 80/20 indica-dominant strain bred in Australia, Bronze Whaler gives off the sweet smell of fruit with distinct tropical overtones. Awarded 2nd place at the Sydney Cannabis Cup in 2002, this dense, compact bud produces an abundance of fine white pistils that turn to a bronze hue on upon maturing. For patients seeking long-lasting relief from pain and stress, this nighttime strain is ideal.

From Sonoma County comes Alaska Thunder Grape, a hybrid strain that balances genetics from Matanuska Thunder Fuck and Grape Ape. With floral flavors of lavender and hibiscus, Alaska Thunder Grape delivers heavy euphoric effects that promote rest and relaxation.

Click here for a full list of locations carrying Alaska Thunder Grape

Browse through other new strains that were added recently to the Leafly Explorer or check out last week’s newest additions!

Leafly's new cannabis strains


New Strains Alert: Boss Hogg, Brian Berry Cough, Kerala Krush, Kiwiskunk, and More

It’s time to kick off the weekend with some cannabis strains you’ve maybe never tried before. We’ve just added some new varieties to the Leafly Explorer — go check them out and see if any are in stock at a shop near you! Remember to leave a review if you’ve tried any of these so the rest of us know what to expect!

Boss Hogg by Cali Connection is an indica-dominant hybrid cross between two early classics, Chemdawg 91 and Pre-98 Bubba Kush. In a show of its OG Kush heritage, Boss Hogg carries a strong earthy, hashy aroma that mixes with the funky sour diesel notes of its Chemdawg parent. This true hybrid delivers a balance of mind and body effects that ease the body into relaxation while the mind is lifted to a happy, euphoric state. Despite its heavy body effects, Boss Hogg is cerebrally stimulating and sharpens the senses to help you stay engaged and creative.

Click here for a full list of locations currently carrying Boss Hogg

Kerala Krush by Flying Dutchmen is an 85% sativa strain that unites genetics from Skunk #1 and a South Indian sativa. This uplifting sativa delivers a very smooth, clear cerebral buzz with flavors of mango fruit and warm spice. Patients may gravitate to this strain for relief of menstrual cramps and nausea.

Click here for a full list of locations currently carrying Kerala Krush

Caramella is an 80/20 indica-dominant strain recommended for late nights out with friends as it provides an uplifting and social high. This robust strain produces long colas, deep green leaves, and sticky resin scattered around the plant like fairy dust. This easy-to-grow indica finishes flowering in about 8 to 9 weeks.

Brian Berry Cough from TGA Genetics is a balanced 50/50 hybrid strain that crosses Strawberry Cough and Space Queen. Bred for flavor as well as potency, this strain inherits a loud strawberry and cherry aroma with traces of candied fruit. Its powerful, high-velocity effects center themselves cerebrally at first and then quickly spread to relax the rest of the body. Knots of lavender and green calyxes burst from the tall plants, crowned with deep purple-tipped fan leaves.

Click here for a full list of locations currently carrying Brian Berry Cough

This Hawaiian Purple Kush and Pitbull cross was bred among the grapes of a respected Pinot Noir vineyard in Oregon. Taking its name from the breeding location and its deep purple buds, this versatile plant gives off the taste of sweet grapes with a spicy hint of Haze. Though a 80/20 sativa-dominant strain, Oregon Pinot Noir gives the effects of a couch-locking indica, providing a noticeable body high best served for nighttime consumption.

Click here for a full list of locations currently carrying Oregon Pinot Noir

In the late 1980s, the Skunk invasion landed on New Zealand’s shores. Kiwiskunk was introduced when a New Zealand Skunk variety met NYC Diesel, adding a little something extra to its flavor profile. This 75/25 indica-dominant strain gives off a very potent skunky smell with sweet and citrus flavor. You’ll likely be left with a happy but couch-locked feeling best enjoyed while curling up to a comedy movie.

Bred by ACE Seeds, a Nepalese female plant was crossed with a Jamaican ’85 male to create this hybrid, Nepalese Jam. If you’re looking for a strain that provides a long-lasting buzz without too much mental fogginess, Nepalese Jam is the hybrid for you. With good resistance to mold, fungus, and adverse weather conditions, Nepalese Jam requires only 9 weeks of flowering to produce dense and resinous buds.

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Broncos Strains vs. Panthers Strains: What to Consume for the Big Game

As this year’s wild ride of a football season winds up for a super-sized finish, the 50th iteration of “The Big Game” is taking place on February 7. Now the question remains: Which cannabis strains should you enjoy while you watch to see who will take home the trophy?

Like last year, we have a few suggestions up our sleeves. Whether you’re a ride-or-die Broncos supporter, a fanatical Panthers fan, or simply want to see what happens, we’ve lined up five strains for each team, plus three that are perfect for football regardless of who you support. Shout out the team you’re rooting for and what you’re planning to consume on Super Sunday in the comments!

For Broncos Supporters

303 OG

It won’t surprise anyone that this indica-dominant strain, which pays homage to the Broncos’ home area code, is Colorado-born and -bred. Its euphoric effects would pair perfectly with a home team victory.

Cat Piss

Broncos fans can only hope that their big-cat opponents are a little nervous for the Big Game. Cat Piss, a social sativa, is thus the perfect accompaniment to any game day party.

Do-Over OG

Leafly "Do-Over OG" hybrid cannabis strain tile

When Denver faced Seattle two years ago in the historic first championship to pit two legal states’ teams against one another, the term “bowl game” took on new meaning – but unfortunately, Denver fans’ hopes went up in smoke that year. Here’s to a do-over.


Leafly "Kryptonite" indica cannabis strain tile

After watching “Superman” build momentum in leading the Panthers to two big playoff wins thus far, Denver fans could do worse than stocking up on plenty of Kryptonite for Super Sunday.


Leafly "Trifecta" hybrid cannabis strain tile

With this year’s trip to Levi’s Stadium, the Broncos tie the record for most championship appearances ever, with eight. Unfortunately, they also hold the record for most losses ever, with five. This year, they aim for their third championship win to date.

For Panthers Fans

Blue Blood

Leafly "Blue Blood" indica cannabis strain tile

Die-hard Panthers fans already claim to bleed blue blood, so they won’t have any trouble getting behind this spirited indica-dominant strain.

Orange Skunk

Leafly "Orange Skunk" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Facing off against a team with far more championship appearances under their belts than the Panthers themselves can count, Carolina fans will nevertheless be hoping that the team in orange gets skunked on February 7.

Pink Panther

Leafly "Pink Panther" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Anyone looking to pay homage to Carolina’s mascot this weekend should stock up on this Panther-friendly hybrid strain, which promises euphoric effects to pair with a Panthers win.

Super Blue Dream

Leafly "Super Blue Dream" hybrid cannabis strain tile

In the 20 years since their team was founded, the Panthers haven’t yet been able to bring the Lombardi trophy home to Charlotte. This year, their Super Dream is a Blue victory.

Superman OG

Leafly "Superman OG" indica cannabis strain tile

It’s no secret that Cam Newton, a.k.a. Superman, has led his team in blazing a trail to this year’s championship game. Pay homage to his suitable nickname with a strain that matches up.

No Matter Who You’re Supporting…

Bay Dream

Leafly "Bay Dream" sativa cannabis strain tile

As fans of all affiliations make their way to the Bay Area for Super Sunday, light up this social sativa and gear up for some football. Bonus: it provides an appetite boost, meaning you’ll be able to snack on the usual chips, dips, pizza, cupcakes and more classic football fare all day long.

Face Off OG

Leafly "Face Off OG" indica cannabis strain tile

This indica-dominant strain promises relaxing effects, so if big sports games tend to be stressors for you, here’s a perfect way to enjoy yourself as Colorado and Carolina face off on-field.

Game Changer

Leafly "Game Changer" hybrid cannabis strain tile

If you just want to watch, and don’t care one way or the other, make a game of the Big Game and take a hit of this hybrid every time a touchdown is scored. No matter the outcome, given Game Changer’s euphoric effects you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

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