- Posted by agency-it
- On September 24, 2018
When choosing your strain of cannabis, there are many contributing factors that go in to evaluating what the best strain might be for you at the time. Strains found in Colorado dispensaries are known as “drug strain” cannabis as it has a high level of cannabinoid production. Nearly all of the strains on the market have been bred over decades through selection to produce higher levels of THC, with just a few specializing in CBD production.
Strain lineages can often give a reference point for plant characteristics, but all strains can vary based on their growing environment. Additionally, the previously underground market for cannabis has caused many imitators to claim they have true strains, when they are simply growing a product that may have similar qualities.
When shopping, we always encourage customers to evaluate their purchase based on the appearance, aroma and testing information that is readily available.
Colorado cannabis consumers have more choices than ever when it comes to choosing their favorite strains. These are our picks for the best marijuana strains available in Colorado, along with just a bit about what makes these selections so popular with our clientele.
A strain known for it’s balanced body effects and pain relief, Alien Dawg is the child of Chemdawg and Alien OG/Alien Technology. Look for dense, tightly structured buds that can help lift stress and take the edge off of pain while still giving a creative and euphoric boost. Dominated by beta-caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene, this strain can definitely produce the munchies. Our high potency cut of Alien Dawg has topped out over 28% total cannabinoid content and is available nearly every day of the year.
Named for the Incredible Hulk’s calmer alter ego, this strain packs a punch with a high THC content of almost 26 percent at Infinite Wellness Center. After a strong start, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, long-lasting buzz from the combination of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel. Fans of Bruce Banner say this euphoric, energizing strain is a practical choice for those with chronic pain. The 70 percent Sativa-dominant profile shows through with limonene and beta-caryophyllene as the primary terpenes.
Another 50/50 hybrid, Chupacabra boasts the infamous Gupta Kush and Golden Goat lineage, producing a balanced effect that’s cerebral yet relaxing. Consumers who choose Chupacabra note that it creates the body high often associated with a pure Indica strain, and everyone loves the bulky calyxes that come from the OG genetics. Users often report a calming energy that is great for getting creative without too much physical activity. Look for a terpinolene heavy terpene profile that gives a clean, bright note to the kushy aroma.
This land-race sativa (pure sativa) hails from the South African port of Durban and provides clear-headed energy from a heavy dose of terpinolene that’s ideal for daytime medical use. The intense sativa profile can overwhelm some who get anxiety or panic attacks, while most users report an intense focus to the task at hand and the energy to get things done. Durban Poison is also known as one of the highest THCV producers, which is a rare isomer of THC that can reduce appetite.
You’ve probably already heard the rumors about G13 – folklore claims this strain was developed in the 60s by the US government/CIA when cannabis was being evaluated for top secret use. Whether or not that’s true, consumers appreciate G13’s sleep-inducing effects. This strain is known for optimal relaxation, euphoria and anxiety relief, as well as its deep earthy aroma. A heavy dose of alpha-pinene and beta-myrcene produce a strong indica effect in the highly pronounced and bulky strain.
This hybrid strain combines the benefits of the Tang Tang and Chemdawg and is known for its sweet, floral tobacco aroma, intense flavor and relaxing relief of muscle tension and soreness. Mob Boss primarily has a sativa profile, with up to 25% total cannabinoid content. Hints of CBG in the final flower product can boost this strains ability to fight of inflammation. The uplifting effects of this strain affect both the mind and body, which make it a popular choice for those affected by stress, depression, chronic pain and loss of appetite. Pinene terpenes dominate this strain, which can be irritating to customers who have pine allergies.
“Ocean Grown” Kush is a longtime favorite of cannabis aficionados. Developed in the early 90s in Northern California, this strain has been immortalized in pop culture for its heavy effects and makes up much of the backbone of West Coast lineages. It has been used to treat everything from chronic pain and glaucoma to the side effects of cancer and HIV. You’ll immediately notice the distinctive lemon rind and oak scent of this strain, combined with potent euphoria that makes it a great stress-reliever. Look for high concentrations of beta-myrcene and limonene that can be great for evening medication.
Don’t let the name or the idea stop you – this strain’s aroma is reminiscent of some gasolines, and provides an uplifting effect that can “drive” you all day. The 90 percent sativa lineage of Sour Diesel produces a cerebral, talkative mood that makes it appropriate for daytime use, combined with a relaxing confidence thanks to the 10 percent Indica blend. The lemon aroma from the limonene content makes this a good choice for fighting off depression and getting out of a slump, or getting “turnt up” as they say.
Pre 98 Bubba Kush
A rare genetic that hails from the growers of yester-year, this strain is one of the rare high CBD drug strains of cannabis. A unique genetic mix of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai and Hindu Kush gives this strain a mild indica profile that is peppered with limonene. Most users report relief from pain, anxiety and stress, and it’s a real favorite with our cancer patients and those struggling with chemotherapy. Look for a relaxation in tensed muscles, and a soft calming.
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