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10 Best Strains to Try in 2020
Whether you are new to the game or have been rolling ’em up for decades, there are likely some new or reinvented strains that you have not yet tried. Due to the ever-changing nature of the cannabis cultivation industry, even classic strains we have come to cherish over the years have seen changes, whether big or small. As such, there is a myriad of potent weed hitting the market this year, with more strains than you can shake a stick at. Before you head out to your local dispensary, here is a list of the 10 best new or reinvented strains you should try this year. If you want to find the closest dispensary near you carrying one of these powerful new strains, check out the Where’s Weed ‘Strains’ Page.
The Best Strains of 2020
#10 – Peanut Butter Breath
Peanut Butter Breath (AKA Peanut Butter Cup) has hit the ground running with cannabis cultivators across America this year. This unique and potent strain packs a punch with a whopping 28% THC and a complex terpene profile that has strong earth tones and chocolate flavors that taste better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
The high of this strain leans more towards relaxing than energetic, despite the 50/50 indica-sativa split and is a solid choice when you are planning for a mellow day inside. To make PB Breath, the ever popular Do-si-dos strain was crossed with Mendo Breath F2 by Thug Pug Genetics, one of Michigan’s top geneticists. Seeds are available for sale if you feel like growing a lil PB of your own at home.
#9 – Gelonade
This fruity strain created by Connected Cannabis CO brings together Gelato #41 with the potent Lemon Tree strain to create a dynamic bud packed with terpenes and mouth-watering citrus flavor. The aroma is intoxicating. with hints of pine, lemon and cookies, which may tempt you to taste your buds just to check if they taste as good as they smell. This sativa-dominant strain boasts a wide spectrum of green and purple hues with colors not usually found in other sativas.
The strain creates dense nugs that provide a smooth burn when smoking, providing users with a one-of-a-kind cannabis experience. This strain took home gold at the 2018 Cannabis Cup in the ‘Best Sativa Flower’ category, beating out some of the best strains on the market today. While this strain may not be ‘new’ as of 2020, it is undoubtedly one of the best weeds out today and deserves to be tried if you’ve been sleeping on it until now.
#8 – Tropicana Cookies
If you follow practically any cannabis cultivator on Instagram, you have likely seen photos of the colorful strain at one point or another. This strain has become popular not only for its winsome looks and bouquet of colors, but also because it creates a unique high unlike any other strain out today.
Oni Seed Company created this variation by crossing the world-renowned Girl Scout Cookies with Tangie, mixing the delectable flavor of GSC with the energizing high of Tangie. This strain is sativa-dominant and will give you energy for hours, which can be perfect for the cannabis connoisseur on the go.
#7 – White Tahoe Cookies
Similar to Tropicana Cookies, WTC is the offspring of the ever-popular Girl Scout Cookies, except this time crossed with ‘The White’ and ‘Tahoe OG,’ to create an unbelievable Indica-dominant strain. Unlike Tropicana Cookies, White Tahoe Cookies will create a mellow, relaxing high which is perfect for those planning for a chill, anxiety free day.
The buds of this beautiful plant display lovely forest green colors paired with deep orange hairs and hints of purple shades. The unique terpene mix creates an earthy and rich taste with undertones of pine in the aroma, which may just trick you into thinking you are in the heart of a Lake Tahoe forest.
#6 – Rainbow Chip
Exotic Genetix created this fruity strain by crossing Sunset Sherbert with Mint Chocolate Chip, to create one of the best hybrid weeds in dispensaries today. Rainbow Chip won first place for ‘Best Hybrid Strain’ at Michigan’s 2019 Cannabis Cup, beating out hundreds of potent strains from all over the country. The 50/50 indica-sativa split produces a high with tons of energy, but reduces the anxiety-creating effects that can sometimes be found in other sativas.
This strain may be a tough one to get your hands on, as it is relatively new and hasn’t seen widespread growth in some parts of the US. However, the 22% THC content, the unbeatable high and the fruity, sweet taste of Rainbow Chip make it more than worth the wait. Visit our strains page to find Rainbow Chip near you!
#5 – Vanilla Frosting
Humboldt Seed Co created this amazing strain to improve upon the somewhat dismal growth yields of the various Gelato strains and the results are amazing. Vanilla Frosting brings together two cannabis powerhouses, crossing Humboldt Frost OG with Humboldt Gelato Bx3. The OG brings large yields and that classic earth tone and powerful high to the table, while the Gelato Bx3 produces the idyllic colors, fruit filled aroma and potent flavor that have become synonymous in the Gelato strains.
Expect hints of vanilla and cake batter when smoking, with silver and green nugs that are literally out of this world. Vanilla Frosting is a hybrid strain with indica-dominant effects, making for a fun-filled, giggle inducing high.
#4 – Dimepiece
If you haven’t heard of Dimepiece yet, you are sleeping on one of the most powerful new strains in the history of weed. As the winner of the 2019 San Francisco Cannabis Cup for ‘Best Indica Flower,’ this strain is no joke. With a THC over 30%, you may just forget what planet you are on when smoking this potent bud. The strain crosses Sour Girl with the highly popular Acai Gelato, creating an indica strain that will lock you to the couch.
If you don’t live in the Bay Area, Dimepiece may be tough to find (for now). But expect to see this strain moving the wildfire across the country, as the immense THC content, sticky nugs, and fruity Gelato Flavor increase its popularity in dispensaries across the US.
#3 – ACDC
This one is for the CBD lovers out there, as ACDC has a massive CBD content and a somewhat low THC content. This strain is an offshoot of the popular CBD-loaded strain ‘Catatonic’ and has similar effects. If you are looking for an amazing pain-relieving high or are treating some form of ailment, ACDC is for you. However, don’t expect to blast off with this particular bud, as the low THC content creates more body-high and less intoxicating effects.
#2 – Wedding Cake
This indica-dominant hybrid crosses Cherry Pie with the iconic Girl Scout Cookies to create an amazing tasting strain with massive THC levels. Bred by Seed Junky Genetics, this powerful bud brings together the fruity cherry flavor of Cherry Pie with the pleasant high of GSC. The aroma of this weed is slightly reminiscent of baking cookies with a taste that is just as good. The fruit flavor from Cherry Pie is combined with the powerful cookie flavors of GSC, meaning smoking this bud may just make your mouth water.
This particular strain is excellent for anxiety relief and may help patients treat a myriad of stress-induced symptoms. If you are looking for a powerful, happy high that will promote creativity and relieve stress, give Wedding Cake a try this year.
#1 – Fat Banana
This indica-dominant hybrid strain brings together the classic OG Kush with the relatively new Chiquita Banana strain, creating a long-lasting high and delicious banana flavor. When smoking, expect strong banana flavors paired perfectly with citrus, pine and earth tones. The resulting high will be relaxed and hunger-inducing, perfect for those looking to chill out and eat some good food. If you want to try one of the best new indica strains in the US, be sure to add Fat Banana to your to-do list.
What’s your favorite strain on the list? Have you tried any other new strains you’d recommend? Let us know in the comments below!
Whether you are new to the game or have been rolling ’em up for decades, there are likely some new or reinvented strains that you have not yet tried. Due to the ever-changing nature of the cannabis cultivation industry, even classic strains we have come to cherish over the years have seen changes, whether big or small. As such, there is a myriad of