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Canada’s favourite balanced flower

Published on January 22, 2020 · Last updated December 2, 2022
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When choosing their favourite balanced flower, Leafly readers largely hailed CBD-heavy, energizing strains, such as the number one choice.

While readers appreciated some THC in the mix, mild to moderate highs were favoured in these strains, many of which were described as well-suited to daytime activities.

Readers had a special affinity for the balanced strains coming out of Smiths Falls, Ontario, producer Tweed: three of its strains cracked the list below.

Canada’s favourite balanced flower

1. Spinach Dancehall

Leafly readers’ favourite balanced flower might not be the most potent, but perhaps it’s those mellow vibes that make it such a favourite. A mild 2% to 10% THC and 3% to 12% CBD combine for an easygoing high described as a daytime buzz. Like the jubilant scene it’s named for, this favourite strain is said to be uplifting and social, making it well-suited to going out—and perhaps, dancing.

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2. Color Cannabis Mango Haze

Maybe it’s the secret ingredient—an unknown CBD strain—that gives this strain from WeedMD’s recreational label a special place in the hearts of Leafly readers. In addition to that X factor, Color Cannabis’s Mango Haze crosses Northern Lights #5, Skunk, and Haze for a high that leans more on its 6% to 16% CBD character than its 4% to 11% THC undertones. Its terpene profile lives up to its juicy name.

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3. Whistler Cannabis Co. CBD Shark

This hybrid offers a truly balanced high with equal parts THC and CBD (8% THC and 13% CBD). Described as a reliable treatment for symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and inflammation, this strain from the BC-based community of growers is valued by patients for its medicinal value.

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4. Solei Balance (tie)

Tied for fourth place, myrcene-rich Solei Balance offers 4% to 9% THC and 7% to 14% CBD, and boasts a citrusy aroma.

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4. Alta Vie Campfire (tie)

Alta Vie’s take on Buddha’s Sister, the floral-scented Campfire, is described by Leafly readers as a pleasantly mild high, offering 3% to 6% THC and 5% to 10% CBD.

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5. Alta Vie Harmonic (tie)

Alta Vie’s Harmonic is a muted take on the powerfully psychedelic Amnesia–its 7% to 11% THC content is balanced by 7% to 11% CBD.

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5. Tweed Penelope (tie)

Tweed’s take on CBD Skunk Haze, Penelope, is the only strain in the balanced flower category that delivers a primarily THC-driven high, with 5% to 14% THC versus 4% to 9% CBD, though the experience is still unlikely to be anything too crazy for new consumers.

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6. Tweed Boaty McBoatface

The name may not have been good enough for the ship that would go on to be known as the RRS Sir David Attenborough, but it’s just right for this gentle strain that harmoniously balances low level THC (1% to 8%) and CBD (3% to 13%).

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7. Tantalus Labs Skunk Haze

Tantalus Labs’ take on Skunk Haze, a popular medicinal strain often turned into hash, hits the sweet spot of a low-impact high, with 4% to 8% THC and 6% to 12% CBD and terpenes said to suggest cedar, pine, and peppermint.

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8. Tweed Argyle

Tweed’s third strain to crack the favourite balanced flower list is the Smiths Falls LP’s take on Nordle, offering a balance of THC (2% to 10%) and CBD (4% to 8%).

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Ryan Porter
Ryan Porter
Ryan Porter has spent 15 years as a Toronto-based journalist with bylines in the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, InStyle, and Maclean’s. Recent work and photos of weird signs on Twitter at @MrRyanPorter
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