From sweet, citrusy sativas to sticky, sunset-hued hybrids, don’t miss a single one of the following cannabis strains this season.
Schrom | Sativa
Aroma and flavor | Lemon-limey as a soda pop with extra squeezes of fresh-sliced citrus.
Experience | Frequently tricky to hunt down, this 70% sativa delivers a breezy, buoyant, clear-headed elevation that’s completely worth the search. An axiom frequently uttered around the Leafly office: “Schrom is bomb.”
What you need it for | Chilling on the back patio with your favorite people.
Intake | Bong, with an ice pinch.
Golden Pineapple | Hybrid
Aroma and flavor | Pineapple upside-down cake, fresh out of the oven, two inches from your nose. Somewhere nearby, a fruit basket overflows with papayas, ripe bananas, and mangoes.
Experience | Gp is liquid sunshine, in the form of unadulterated happiness. You’ll want to dance, hum, and hug someone.
What you need it for | Your friend’s backyard barbecue; pair it with a couple of teriyaki kebabs.
Intake | Vaporizer that supports dry herb.
Red-Headed Stranger | Sativa
Aroma and flavor | Subtly spicy, tangy and herbal.
Experience | Zippy, jazzy, energetic.
What you need it for | Day hike motivation. The view from the top of that mountain is going to look better than ever.
Intake | Pipe, tincture, or baked into an edible.
Sunset Sherbet | Hybrid
Aroma and flavor | Sweetness underscores berry flavors on the inhale, then jumps out to steal the whole show on the exhale.
Experience | GSC (f.k.a Girl Scout Cookies) may be legendary, but Sunset Sherbet is its heir apparent. The hybrid builds on Gsc’s all-star ancestry (grandparents: Cherry Pie, OG Kush, and Durban Poison), and weaves in a few indica-dominant characteristics all its own.
What you need it for | A sandy beach at – you guessed it – sunset.
Intake | Joint.
Ingrid | Indica
Aroma and flavor | Sweet, skunky, earthy.
Experience | Not all indicas are made for summer, but Ingrid is the free-wheeling hippie kid who got cool in college, came home over summer vacation, and knocked everyone’s socks off. Side effects include a desire to snuggle up in a hammock and smile around at everyone and everything.
What you need it for | Your next lakeside campout; break out a jar once you’ve settled by the campfire for the evening.
Intake | Pipe.
Tangie | Sativa
Aroma and flavor | A tangerine dream come true. If aromas could drip citrus juice, this one would.
Experience | Slow and shy to come on at first, Tg’s high tends to hit as soon as you look the other way. It’s a tingly rush of cool, creative energy, and you’re going to want to get up and do stuff.
What you need it for | You know how you’ve been meaning to tackle that art project? Get on it.
Intake | Concentrate; a li’l dab’ll do ya for the afternoon.
Super Silver Haze | Sativa
Aroma and flavor | Earthy with hints of pine, like gardening in an evergreen forest.
Experience | With numerous coveted first-place awards, Ss is one of the most decorated strains out there, and its energetic, euphoric high is among the most classic. It’s a solid strain year-round, but its effects shine brightest from July through September.
What you need it for | Your Labor Day backpacking trip.
Intake | Pre-roll; no need to get fancy.
Jillybean | Hybrid
Aroma and flavor | Orange candy meets a creamsicle in a fruity, delicious flavor-splosion.
Experience | Chatty and cheerful for hours on end.
What you need it for | Sitting on your front porch (preferably on a porch swing) with a glass of iced tea in one hand.
Intake | Time-to-time tokes off your concentrate pen.
Mercury OG | Indica
Aroma and flavor | Mer expresses a complex array of gorgeous floral characteristics; you’ll have a hard time taking your nose out of the jar long enough to load a bowl.
Experience | Get ready to relax, breathe easy, and relish a deeply pleasurable body high.
What you need it for | Your family vacation.
Intake | Bong or dab rig – go for a big hit.
Purple Trainwreck | Hybrid
Aroma and flavor | Think fragrant California wine grapes, freshly picked and about to be pressed.
Experience | This bold yet balanced hybrid heightens everything you love about summer. There’s also a good chance it’ll bring on a bout of the giggles.
What you need it for | An outdoor concert or afternoon of beach volleyball.
Intake | Shatter, wax, or a classic joint.