5 great wintertime cannabis strains (Sponsored)
Strains aren’t necessarily seasonal, but some strains just exude wintertime vibes
By Lauren Glendenning
Brought to you by OrganixNothing says wintertime like a yule log on the fire, snow on the ground and a cannabis strain that smells like Christmas.While cannabis strains can vary throughout the year, most strains are available year-round. There are some strains that stand out above the rest in terms of fitting in with Summit County’s winter lifestyle, though. Organix manager and budtender James Orth says it’s common for customers to seek out specific strains during different seasons. He loves to point folks toward Star Killer around the holidays because of its evergreen scent, but the appeal of other winter-friendly strains comes in the form of the highs they deliver.Some folks want an adrenaline-packed sativa to aid in their outdoor adventures, while others are looking for the strain that will calm them down after a long day on the slopes. Whatever your activity of the day may be, here are five strains that aim to please this winter.
Star KillerIndicaThis indica strain is one of Organix’s all-time favorites. While those who love it enjoy it all year, it’s an excellent wintertime strain because it tastes and smells like a Christmas tree.“It has a very piney, very evergreen taste and aroma,” Orth says. “It’s great for relaxation and to help you sleep. I sleep so soundly on Star Killer it’s like a time warp until my alarm clock goes off.”Orth ranks is as one of the top 5 indica strains of all time.
Jack FlashSativaFor an uplifting, cerebral high this winter that doesn’t affect the body a whole lot, reach for Jack Flash. Orth says it’s a great strain for spending time in the great outdoors.“It has a nicy, citrusy lemon flavor with some skunky undertones,” he said. “It’s a fantastic strain for doing active things.”Because it’s not an anxious high, Orth says it’s great for keeping focus. He likes to use it when he’s doing chore around the house because it “gets me super locked in to what I’m doing.”
Lucky Charms50-50 Indica-Sativa hybridThis hybrid strain is something Orth recommends for a mellow activity outside like a hike because it doesn’t make most people lethargic. While it might offer a bit of an “off switch” for the brain, it won’t put you on the couch all day or night.“It tastes like lucky charms — there’s a sweet, marshmallowy flavor to it,” Orth says. “It’s one of my favorite hybrids of all time.”
Kandy KushIndicaThis heavy indica should be the weed of choice for winter relaxation. If you’ve had a long day on the slopes, cross-country skiing or some other activity and you want to cook some dinner, watch movies and maybe hit the hot tub, this is your strain, Orth says.“As far as a relaxation strain for hanging out and chilling, shutting the brain down — Candy Kush is great for this,” he says.Orth says strains affect people differently, so it’s possible this one could make some people sleepy, but he says it’s generally a dependable strain for relaxation.
FlightSativa-dominant Flight is a strain that deliver none of the raciness some people might feel with other sativas. Orth says it’s a mellow, euphoric high that feel much more like a hybrid.“It’s really stoney,” he says. “It’s a good one that won’t put your body down and out like an Indica.”The strain’s aromas and flavors are fruity and earthy — “it reminds me a little of red wine,” Orth says.
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