The world isn’t likely to go back to normal until 2022 — if ever — but 2021 already feels like a fresh, exciting start. The U.S. is gaining a new president and new administration, who are more than likely to advance marijuana interests to make the drug more accessible across the country. As we work to eradicate COVID-19, cannabis laws could be relaxing and bringing the good green herb to more legal users than ever before.
To celebrate these new beginnings, you might consider indulging in a brand-new strain. Here are a few interesting, potent, and pretty novel strains hitting dispensaries in 2021:
While nugs from this strain don’t erupt with gooey fudge or caramel, they do smell remarkably like freshly baked cake. With a THC content around 19 percent, Lava Cake is an indica-dominant hybrid that will send both mind and body into a deep state of relaxation — just like if you indulged in a decadent dessert. You might reserve this strain for days when you feel particularly stressed and in need of something sweet.
On the other end of the terpene spectrum, Meat Breath includes none of the sweet and fruity aromas that make other strains more approachable to beginners. The latest development of the Breath family, known for its earthy and skunky terpenes, Meat Breath doesn’t taste exactly like meatloaf — but its assertive cannabis flavors are best enjoyed by weed aficionados. If you are advanced enough, you will revel in this indica-dominant hybrid’s 19 percent THC content that comes with an intense mental kick.
Sour Berry Blue
Not to be confused with Sour Blueberry, an older mix of Blueberry and Sour Diesel strains, Sour Berry Blue is a new offering descended from the strains Alpha Blue and Sour Strawberry. The result is a near-perfectly balanced hybrid with off-the-charts THC content — between 20 and 27 percent, astonishingly — and the delectable odor of a tropical berry smoothie. Still, you should only partake of Sour Berry Blue if you have plenty of weed experience and a pretty high tolerance for THC.
Considering the Subcontinent’s long spiritual history with the good kush, most Hindi strains are rightfully revered. Rare Hindi is a deep strain with the genetics of Hindu Kush and Rare Dankness, giving it a relaxing sandalwood aroma and allowing it to generate a calming high. If one of your resolutions for 2021 has been to meditate or practice yoga with greater frequency, this is the right strain for you.
Playing off the name of a much more famous strain, Jock Horror is rapidly gaining renown of its own thanks to its refreshing berry-citrus flavors and potent body high. A sativa-dominant hybrid of Northern Lights, Haze and Skunk genetics, this strain is going to give you a good amount of energy without fully compromising your mental acuity. If you need a boost before your first big social event of 2021 (post-vaccination, of course) you should look into getting yourself some Jock Horror.
As the winter drags on, you might start longing for the flavors of summer — and that’s when you need to look for Watermelon OG. Light, juicy watermelon with hints of grape and berries will send your thoughts straight into the warm months, aided no doubt by the high 23 percent THC content of this pure indica. Even in snow-locked places like Michigan, Ann Arbor dispensaries should have this summery strain on offer as early as you need a pick-me-up in 2021.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Like another strain named for this yellow fruit, Pineapple Upside Down Cake is appreciated not only for its sweet flavors but also for its hits that provide immediate and lasting effects. As its name suggests, Pineapple Upside Down Cake mixes the aromas of tropical fruit and vanilla baked goods, and with a THC content of roughly 20 percent, this strain is going to help with a bevy of health effects while keeping your mind and body relaxed.
Pie Face gets its name from its ancestors, Cherry Pie and Face Off, which blended to provide the strain with a delightful mix of sweet cherry and deep earthy flavors and aromas. Yet, even more important, this strain’s genetics give it a near-perfect balance between indica and sativa, which give you enough energy and focus but meanwhile keep you calm, cool and stress-free. It is the perfect strain for slogging through these last few months before the world returns to normal. check out Max’s Harvest.
You survived 2020, and you deserve a reward. Order a sampling of any of the above strains from your local dispensary to give 2021 a bit more novelty and excitement.