Looking to get extra festive this Thanksgiving and plan a menu paired with cannabis? Picking the right strain for this heralded day is dang near an art: sativa enough to sustain the festivity, indica enough to relax and enjoy it, and complementary to the feast you are facing. The following 6 strains will all whet your appetite, and based on flavor and effect, are each best paired with a different Thanksgiving Day classic. Have a Leafly Thanksgiving, everyone!
As far as taste is concerned, Sage is the perfect Thanksgiving strain and a classic pairing for your turkey. The effects are uplifting and energetic, which is ideal for counteracting the tryptophan and post-feast sedation.
Another savory explosion is Alaskan Thunder Fuck, which has a strong dill flavor to accompany your veggie dishes, particularly the beloved mashed potatoes. This strain is cherished for its high potency and intense sativa effects — a little goes a long way! But take caution: memory impairment may leave you struggling with lengthy conversations.
3. Mr. Nice
Who doesn’t love stuffing? With apple and chestnut flavoring, Mr. Nice is the perfect flavor pairing for Grandma’s homemade stuffing. As its name hints, the hybrid is balanced and versatile, providing the mellow focus necessary for happy, feel-good conversation.
4. OG Kush
It’s not Thanksgiving without the veggies! Reminiscent of pine nuts, OG Kush is the perfect pairing for all veggie dishes, especially broccoli, brussels sprouts, and green beans. Uplifting but functional, you can count on an easy-going, pleasant buzz all dinner long.
5. Berry White
Put on the Barry White and settle in for the ride with this Berry White. With berry undertones, this strain complements an assortment of dishes including cranberry sauce or berry pie. The effects are fast, energetic, physical, and euphoric, making it a perfect choice for a social dinner.
6. Dream Queen
If you’re looking for a flower for in between dinner and dessert, look no further. Dream Queen is nutty with undertones of espresso, making it a great balance for any sweet treat. But it gets better: effects include positive attitude, cheerful disposition, and soothing digestion.
Want to know where to find any of the strains above? Look under the strain's availability to find the nearest provider! And have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, everyone!