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The Top 5 Marijuana Strains of 2017

With hundreds of new strains being introduced every year, it’s not easy to keep up with all of the new strains that are coming out. Here are some of the highlights that have been introduced recently or are perennial favorites.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a hybrid of Haze and Blueberry, bred to produce a cerebral sativa high with strong indica effects on the body. She has a fruity flavor and long-lasting effects.

Blue Dream serves well in pain management without a strong sedative effect, so you won’t be glued to the couch. Great for stress reduction and treating depression, it produces a strong yet relaxed euphoria and boosts creativity. The effects are fairly long-lasting.

This wildly popular strain is better for joint pain and headaches than boosting appetite, consumers note that it’s also very good at producing dry mouth and eyes.

Hawiian Cookies

This sativa-dominant hybrid was produced by crossing Girl Scout Cookies with Hawaiian Snow. With a cerebral, energizing head rush that starts almost immediately, you’ll feel energetic and creative with a mildly sedative body buzz that doesn’t weigh you down.

Medical users will want this strain to combat mood swings, anorexia, stress, and chronic fatigue. The smell and flavor is tropical berry with an earthy undertone and a hint of citrus on the exhale.

Space Cream

This indica-dominant hybrid (70% indica/30% sativa) parentage is a matter for speculation, the producers aren’t saying much. Space Cream tastes of citrus haze with undertones of creamy lemon and vanilla.

The high starts as a happy, euphoric lift with lots of creative energy, and you’ll find yourself very chatty about whatever topic comes up. The body high is tingly and relaxed, leaving you calm and energized.

This strain shines at treating depression, chronic pain, mood swings, and stress.

Alien Blue

This sativa-dominant strain is a result of crossing Sour Diesel and Blue Dream. The flavor is very reminiscent of the classic Blueberry, with a bag aroma of blueberry muffins and almost overripe fruit. The smoke is sweet and smooth with an understated skunky finish.

The high is social and balanced at first, but too many hits will have you anchored to the couch and craving some nibbles. This is probably better for the people who take a few occasional hits than the people who want an all-day smoke.

Sour Grapes

This balanced sativa-indica hybrid descends from Sour Diesel and Grape Ape. It has a sweet-sour grape flavor with earthy undertones.

The high leaves you in a social mood, but you won’t be getting much done. It’s effective for treating anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and stress.