Tell Me What’s Your Flavor: A Taste Guide To The 8 Most Popular MMJ Strains

Many factors influence a patient’s enjoyment of an MMJ strain. The physical and psychological effects of a strain are, of course, very important. But for many MMJ patients, the taste of a strain is the deal-maker (or -breaker).

Over the last few years, medical marijuana has been legalized in a majority of US states. The MMJ industry has exploded all across the country. This lightning-fast expansion has led to a revolution in creativity amongst MMJ growers and developers.

The amount of imaginative, novel, and delicious flavors of medical marijuana continues to grow. In 2020, to develop a popular, bestselling strain means developing a delicious strain. All of the most popular strains at the moment have a distinctive flavor that is loved by its devotees.

But MMJ flavor preference is a subjective thing. And this is what makes the conversation so enthralling! Debates are raging across the nation as to which MMJ strains taste the best. In this article, we’ll give you a taste guide to the most popular MMJ strains.

Champagne Kush

Champagne Kush is a popular MMJ strain in large part due to its exquisite flavor. Like good champagne, it is smooth and goes down easy. Champagne Kush has a delicate, slightly orangey taste and a subtle aroma.

Its refreshing taste and smell are matched by a light, energizing body high, making it ideal for daytime use if you want to keep a clear, calm mind.

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Orange Creamsicle

With a name like ‘Orange Creamsicle’, how could this MMJ strain not taste scrumptious?! Embodying the sweet vanilla and zesty orange flavors of its namesake dessert, Orange Creamsicle is a firm favorite amongst MMJ taste aficionados.

It’s also another example of an MMJ strain with subtle effects, so it’s ideal for patients who like a gentle high that allows them to function during the daytime.

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a lot of people’s favorite tasting medical marijuana strain. It does exactly what it says on the tin, tasting strongly of sweet strawberry – though it has more in common with a potent strawberry bubblegum than with a subtler strawberry fruit.

Strawberry Cough MMJ enlivens the mind and increases focus and creativity, so it’s suitable for daytime use.

Berry OG

The Berry OG strain is packed full of flavor. It smells strong and fresh and tastes profoundly fruity, reminiscent of a sweet, refreshing berry punch on a warm summer’s day.

The high that Berry OG provides is pleasant and light, but it can also induce sleepiness. So unless your plan for the day is to loll about and enjoy a nap or two, Berry OG is best enjoyed when your to-do list has been completed!

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XJ-13

XJ-13 is a sweet yet peppery strain. With strong hints of pine and a citric freshness, it’s invocative of a stroll through a dewy pine forest in the early morning.

Providing an energizing body buzz and a happy, clear mental state, XJ-13 can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Many people like to pair this enlivening and tasty strain with their morning coffee to kickstart the day.

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is a hugely popular MMJ strain that is famous for its smooth, sweet, fruity flavor. This strain also boasts a distinctively delicious pineapple-y odor.

With a relatively high THC content, Pineapple Express provides an energizing, thought-inspiring, heady high that can lead to bouts of furious creativity. The strain’s bodily effects are quite mild, so daytime dosing with Pineapple Express is an option.

Sugar Black Rose

Sugar Black Rose is the strongest strain on the list. With a high THC and CBD content, this strain is brilliant for killing pain, zapping depression, and inducing deep sleep. It also tends to give patients a large, insatiable appetite.

Sugar Black Rose, as the name suggests, has a sweet, floral flavor reminiscent of candied fruit and summer flower gardens. The earthy sweetness of this strain, coupled with its powerful effects, makes it a favorite with many taste-conscious MMJ patients.

Game Changer

Game Changer has a delicious tropical fruit flavor, with subtle but definite hints of grape, cherry, peach, and mango. This strain smells as good as it tastes and could almost be used to replace the bowl of potpourri in your living room!

Game Changer provides a high that comes on slowly but is long-lasting. It’s a strong, psychologically uplifting head-high that lifts the mood and inspires focus and creativity. With a solidly potent and long-lasting body high, it is also very popular as a pain reliever.

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6 Easiest MMJ Strains To Grow At Home

Growing your own medicinal marijuana is an extremely satisfying thing to do. Watching your plants grow and thrive is a fun, rewarding experience. It is also a very educational undertaking and a skill that you can build.

If you’re wondering how to easily grow marijuana at home, you will need to know which are the easiest marijuana strains to grow. For a novice grower, the best marijuana to grow is a strain that will be easy. After growing a few easy MMJ strains at home successfully, you will be ready to attempt some more complex strains later.

So what are the easiest medical marijuana strains to grow at home?

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Image by RexMedlen on Pixabay: Once you know how to easily grow marijuana at home, you’ll never look back!

Why Should MMJ Patients Grow At Home?

It’s important to realize that learning how to easily grow marijuana at home has many benefits apart from the satisfaction of learning and watching the results of your efforts. Being able to grow at home means you can be certain that your MMJ is totally pure, organic, and free from chemicals. Growing your own MMJ is also much more economical, as you can get far more marijuana for your money. It’s also extremely convenient to have a large supply of fresh herb growing in your own home.

What Are The Laws Surrounding Growing MMJ At Home?

Growing your own MMJ at home is still not permitted in every American state. Of the states that do permit home cultivation, some have very liberal laws, while others are far more restrictive. The legal amount to grow varies quite considerably between the states that allow home cultivation of MMJ. So it is always wise to check with the authorities in your state of residence to make sure that you are permitted to grow at home, and if you are, how much MMJ you can produce.

Why Are Some MMJ Strains Easier To Grow At Home Than Others?

Some MMJ strains are much easier to grow than others. For beginner growers, it is best to choose these kinds of strains to start off. The easiest marijuana strains to grow are the strains that require less complex nutrients and are most resilient to threats such as mold, temperature variations, and pests.

What Are The Easiest Strains To Grow At Home?

Below, we’ve rounded up six easy cannabis strains to grow. These strains are all very popular with novice growers because they are very easy to cultivate well at home, and they also taste and feel great!

GG4

GG4 is one of the very best strains of marijuana for beginners to grow. This aromatic hybrid strain grows tight and bushy, so it does not take up a lot of room. Also, it does not have especially particular nutrition needs. GG4 is a potent, relaxing strain of MMJ that is very easy to grow yourself.

Cinex

Another of the easiest marijuana strains to grow is the THC-heavy hybrid Cinex. Cinex, which is famously creativity-inducing, can be grown in small spaces and is also especially resistant to mold and mildew.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is one of the most popular MMJ strains on the market. It has a very even, clear-headed high and is suitable for daytime use. It also one of the easiest marijuana strains to grow because it has high yields while being very resistant to root rot and mildew.

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Image by pixundfertig on Pixabay: Choosing one of the easiest marijuana strains to grow at home is a good move for beginner growers.

Mango Sapphire

Mango Sapphire is an indica-dominant, high-THC MMJ strain that is especially easy to grow. This resilient plant has a medium yield and it is strong at defending itself against mold and pests. Mango Sapphire can be grown indoors or outdoors.

Easy Skunk

Easy Skunk is an aptly named indica-dominant MMJ strain that will produce a medium yield with minimal maintenance when grown either indoors or outdoors. The Easy Skunk plant is resilient to pests and mildew and has straightforward nutritional requirements.

Blue Hash

The final easy cannabis strain to grow on our list is Blue Hash. Blue Hash is a popular indica-dominant strain that is especially mold- and mildew-resistant, as well as being relatively insensitive to climate. Blue Hash is robust and grows quickly, making it an ideal choice for novice growers.

How Do You Get An MMJ Card?

In order to grow MMJ at home, you will need to have an MMJ card. MMJ cards are very easy to get. All you need is to have a suitable qualifying condition and to have a short online consultation with a suitable medical professional.

So now you know about some of the easiest marijuana strains to grow, and you’re ready to try home cultivation. Planting and caring for one of these easy-to-grow strains will be a fun, rewarding, and educational experience. Enjoy!

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Which Medical Marijuana Strains Treat Anxiety?

Anxiety is just one of the many debilitating conditions that can be helped by medical marijuana strains. It is often one of the more challenging disabilities to have to deal with because firstly, unlike pain or reduced mobility of some sort or an illness which drastically changes your appearance, anxiety is not always visible to other people.

Secondly, it clearly inhibits the sufferer in social circumstances, which is difficult to handle and can make life very restrictive. Luckily, if you are in possession of a cannabis card, help is at hand.

Recommending MMJ for treating anxiety is not as straightforward as recommending it for other types of illness. This is because, for some people, taking marijuana can actually make their anxiety worse, and throw in a bit of paranoia to boot. If you are one of these people then you need to be very careful about which strain of medical marijuana you obtain with your California MMJ card.

Watch That THC Content

Research has shown that medical marijuana strains which are high in THC content are more likely to increase your anxiety. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. Something you might not know is that our bodies naturally make cannabinoid chemicals.

Certain areas of our brain, which are associated with things like pleasure and memory, contain cannabinoid receptors. THC is attracted to these areas and by attaching to them, certain things like memory, pleasure and thinking are all heightened. So you can see how this might be very welcome by some people, but not great for those prone to anxiety.

The good news is that there currently many strains available that contain little or no THC. The best strains for treating anxiety are known as hybrids, which means they contain a mixture of both sativa and indica.

The main thing you need to know about these two elements is that sativa tends to be more energizing and uplifting; whereas Indica gives you a stronger higher which makes you more sleepy. Bear this in mind when selecting the best strain to help with your anxiety.

If you experience anxiety on a daily basis, the good news is that there currently many medical marijuana strains available that contain little or no THC.

Here are a few medical marijuana recommendations for you to research and sample. It’s worth experimenting with several different strains to find out which suits you best, as no two illnesses are the same and no two people react in the same way to MMJ.

Cannatonic

This MMJ strain contains 50/50 sativa and indica, as well as quite high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD), which is known to reduce anxiety. You might not get a great ‘high’ from it, but it will help to relax you without clogging your brain. It has a nice lemony, pine scent.

White Widow

By way of a contrast, White Widow contains higher levels of sativa and will give you a greater, kinda spaced-out high without leaving you too sleepy. It’s one of the more famous strains, which was first cultivated in Holland. If this is your way of dealing with anxious situations, then don’t be put off by the name!

Grandaddy Purple

A popular hybrid strain, Grandaddy Purple contain more indicas than sativas. The result of this is more relaxation and a feeling of calm, with the added bonus of persuading your body to release any stress. It’s a popular strain with cannabis card holders, featuring a mixed berry and grape aroma curtesy of its parent plant – Purple Urkle.

Strawberry Cough

One of the more popular choices for anxiety sufferers. Strawberry Cough is one of the milder strains, containing sativa and offers a good balance between relaxation and energizing. As you probably guessed, it has a sweet strawberry aroma and after-taste, but beware of the thick smoke which is responsible for the second half of the name – cough!

Chocolate Chunk

(We kid you not) this is a 100% indica strain which has a – guess what – chocolatey after taste! It’s helpful for panic attacks, as well as general anxiety, and its effects are quite long-lasting, so you don’t have to take much of it. Along with the chocolatey aroma, this strain gives off quite a musky, earthy smell.

When it comes to MMJ strains for anxiety, there are some that taste like fruit and others that taste like chocolate.

So, there are five recommended strains for you to try out if you suffer from anxiety. If you’re not yet registered for a cannabis card, it’s easy to get your medical marijuana card online, via MMJ Recs. You just need to fill out a standard medical form and upload any relevant medical documents.

You’ll then have a short evaluation – either over the phone or via Skype – with one of our medical marijuana experts. You will need to tell him or her about your disability and why you think taking medical marijuana would help alleviate your symptoms. Your specialist is highly trained and professional; everything you divulge will be treated in absolute confidence. If you’re approved for a California marijuana license, it will be forwarded to you by mail.

Once in possession of your medical marijuana card, you will be able to purchase marijuana from licensed premises, as well as buy it online. You can also grow your own plants – you’re actually allowed to cultivate up to 100 square feet of marijuana plants. Find out which strain relieves your symptoms and then grow it yourself so that you always have it to hand. It couldn’t be easier!

Hopefully, now you are on your way to making a decision that may help change your life.