Trust us, you’re going to enjoy trying out these top strains, and you can thank us later!
So you’re at the dispensary (or like us and shopping online at Caliva) and aren’t looking to go with your tried and true favorite strain. Nope, this time you’re browsing around for something new to try. If you’re like us, you enjoy sampling new strains, but want to know ahead of time how you might feel. And what about different terpene profiles and THC to CBD ratios? Well, those can all have an impact on your experience, which is why we at Caliva have put together this little guide of the top strains you need to try right now. That’s right, already been tested and approved, and ready for your enjoyment. So depending on what you’re in the mood for, why not dabble in one of these?
How to Choose the Right Strain
It’s all about what you’re up for
First things first, before you start trying the strain with the coolest name (we’re looking at you Purple Monkey Balls) it’s best to decide what type of experience you want. Need some extra pep in your step for a day of adventure? Then you’re probably going to want to look into sativa dominant strains. Or perhaps you want a strain that allows your mind and body to relax and unwind–then you’d look into getting an indica dominant strain. Or maybe you’d prefer something in between? Good thing there are plenty of hybrid options as well.
So now that’s out of the way, start by going with what you know and what you’ve enjoyed before. Really had a fun time the last time you had Sour Diesel? Maybe look for a hybrid where this strain was used. Same goes for if you’re looking for a chill night in, or need some extra focus to finish your latest creative project. Build on that and the possibilities are only limited by what you’re up for.
Why not pick a strain where you can enjoy a full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids?
Parties are always better when you’re with your friends, so once you know what direction you’re leaning towards (sativa, indica, or hybrid) check out the other components of the strain–what the terpene profile is and what other cannabinoids such as CBD are present. THC and CBD work extremely well together, and vis a vis the entourage effect, the two cannabinoids can complement and even boost each other. Talk about really getting a bang for your buck.
Terpenes can also magnify the effects of the strain you choose, and contribute to the aroma and overall experience you feel. So choose a strain that has the terpene profile and ratio of CBD to THC that works for you.
Caliva’s List of Top Strains You Have to Try (As in Right Now)
We’ve broken down our list into strain types and included a section that includes options with a THC/CBD profile. Go ahead and step out of your comfort zone and try them all–not all at once though–because you never know what might end up being your new go-to favorite!
Top Strains with CBD
Humboldt Farms SFV OG
If you want your THC and CBD to play nicely together in an indica dominant strain, consider trying out SFV OG that’s 19.6% THC and 0.06% CBD available at Caliva. You’ll love the relaxing body high of the indica strain, and definitely appreciate the serenity that’s sure to come to both mind and body. You can expect a little euphoria and elevation combined with a delightful aroma of both citrus and pine.
Sweet and Sour Widow
One of the best ways to see how you like CBD/THC ratios is try out one that’s 1:1–that way you observe how it feels when the two are on equal footing. This balanced profile means that any effects should be mild, but sometimes that’s just what you’re looking for!
You can’t go wrong with this strain that employs a 5:2 CBD/THC ratio. Depending on what you’re looking for from the combination of CBD/THC, you’ll get all that you need plus a clear-headed feeling to take on your day.
Top Sativa Strains
Sour Diesel Lemon Kush
When you want to feel uplifted, you turn to a sativa strain. One of our favorites is Caliva’s cross between Sour Diesel and Lemon Kush for a powerful and energized experience like no other. This strain is fast acting, so expect to feel the rush of a cerebral buzz and a desire to get up and go, create something new, or take on anything the day can throw at you.
This one probably makes lots of must-try lists, but there’s good reason for this–it is something everyone should try. You can expect your experience with this strain to give feelings of euphoria, mixed with an upbeat energy. This is the strain you want to try for an uplifted feeling and no drowsy results.
You’ll definitely want to try Caliva’s Blackjack, which is a cross of Jack Herer and Black Domina for a flavorful (and fun) experience. With this strain you can expect a long-lasting experience, along with a nice buzz for both body and mind. Not to worry, with Blackjack you’ll feel relaxed, but not drowsy, perfect for concentrating on mild activities (think Netflix binging or video games).
Top Indica Strains
If you’re looking for a strain that can help promote feelings of relaxation and tranquility, then you’ll want to turn to an indica. Although the name is synonymous with an old school GSC (you’ll need to turn to the interwebs to look up what that stands for), you won’t have to worry about any energizing rushes of cerebral stimulation. This strain is perfect for winding down the day (or night) and provides a calming high that helps you immediately begin to slow down towards rest.
Another great strain to promote a sense of serenity is Blueberry, with its distinctive appearance and popular blueberry flavor. Make no mistake, this sweet tasting strain will help you feel relaxed in no time, and ready to really feel chilled out. Perhaps this is why many people find that a lengthened state a euphoria often accompanies this strain.
Keep those mellow (but giggly) vibes coming with this relaxing indica strain available at Caliva. Alien OG is a cross between Tahoe OG and Alien Kush, and will give you a potent and intense experience so make sure to start off slow with this strain. Prepare yourself for a clear headed cerebral buzz, balanced with a slow and relaxed body one.
Top Hybrid Strains
Just recently launched is Caliva’s most balanced hybrid yet, a cross of Gelato #45 and Watermelon Zkittlez. With a rich and creamy aroma balanced by just the right dose of floral notes, this hybrid ushers in waves of euphoria for an uplifted and smooth experience. Relax and enjoy the ride with the fruity vibes of blackberry jam and watermelon.
Although we don’t recommend crashing anyone’s actual wedding, we do recommend you trying this hybrid strain launched at Caliva. A cross between Wedding Cake and Purple Punch, this hybrid’s got the best of both worlds–the gassy/cookie flavor of Wedding Cake and all the fruitiness you can handle from Purple Punch. Not only does this strain look top-notch, with its white trichomes and bits of purple, its mellow buzz and fruity aromas are the real deal too.
GSC is a sweet and aromatic strain that has only grown in popularity over the decades. It’s known for creating a long-lasting cerebral resonance as well as a full-body relaxation that you’re sure to feel for a long time. Perfect for many occasions, we’re sure you’ll want to keep this strain around after you try it.
Those are our top strains that you should get out and try. Step away for a minute from your go-to one, and who knows, you might even enjoy one of these even more!