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Leafly Staff Picks: Cannabis Strains and Products Perfect for Summer Days

Published on July 10, 2017 · Last updated July 28, 2020
A group of people jumping into the water from a jetty or dock. The dock is made from brown wooden planks. The water is a murky dark color. The water reflects the trees on the bank, and a warm sun glows on the horizon.

The days are getting longer and hotter, which means it’s time to bust out the cooler, pool floaties, and your collection of summer products and strains. Whether your sunny days are spent loafing beachside or adventuring mountainside, we’re here to help you build up your summer arsenal of cannabis necessities. The following are just a few of our favorites—and don’t forget to chime in with your own faves by leaving a comment down below!

1. Chernobyl


A versatile sativa-dominant hybrid that radiates with the smell of fresh lime, lemon, and orange peel, Chernobyl’s aroma alone will awaken the senses while letting your body melt like an ice cream cone in the sun. With upbeat effects that put a spring in your step, Chernobyl elevates the senses to help you appreciate the sound of music, the beauty of nature, and the company of good friends.

2. Cannabis-Infused Beverages

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Cracking an ice-cold beer in the sun is great, but a cooler full of cannabis-infused beverages is better. Brands vary from state to state, but some names to look out for include:

  • Legal Sodas (WA, OR): With Legal Sodas, you have the ability to choose your flavor (think lemon ginger, Rainier cherry, and pomegranate), effect (indica, sativa, CBD, etc.), and strength (10mg, 20mg, and more). Functional, creative, and social, these infusions are destined to be enjoyed under the summer sun.
  • Sprig (CA): Light in flavor but heavy in effect (unless, for you, 45mg of THC ain’t no thang), Sprig offers a citrusy, bubbly flavor that could easily be made into the perfect summer mocktail.
  • Dixie Elixirs (CO, NV, AZ): With flavors like Cherry Limeade, Berry Lemonade, and classic Fruit Punch, these 100mg sparkling coolers are perfect for sharing with friends while out and about.

3. Super Lemon Haze


Looking for a strain that’ll leave your mind floating lazily along with the clouds above? Super Lemon Haze is a dreamy sativa-dominant strain that’ll do just that. Its flavor is loud with lemon zest—we suggest packing this one into a pre-roll and hitting the trail with a few of your loved ones. You’ll relish the heightened appreciation it brings to the natural beauty surrounding you.

4. Vape Cartridges

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A no-brainer for the mobile consumer, vape cartridges are a great way to enjoy your favorite herb without the burden of clunky or messy equipment. As small and discreet as a ballpoint pen, vape cartridges are perfect for outdoor activities. Brands vary between states, but a few of our favorites include:

5. Chocolope


A buzzy sativa that stays light on the limbs, Chocolope is the strain for anyone looking to stay active for dancing, summer sports, or whatever else you do under the sun. Imbuing the mind with warm feelings of comfort and creativity, Chocolope offers flavors of sweet earth and spice with fruity undertones.

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6. Tinctures


Yet another portable and discreet way to enjoy cannabis on the go, tinctures are liquid concentrates that are dropped or sprayed under the tongue for fast-acting euphoria. They come in a variety of flavors and potencies, so the experience is really up to you. Mix them into a fruity drink to create a mocktail, or cut the fluff and go straight under the tongue. Some tinctures we recommend personally are Ethos Innovates Journey Tincture (WA) and Cascadia Herbals (OR).

*Editor’s note: Marley Natural and Leafly are both owned by Privateer Holdings.

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Bailey Rahn
Bailey Rahn
Bailey is a senior content manager at Leafly, specializing in strains and health. She's spent 7+ years researching cannabis products, spreading patients’ stories, and exploring healthy ways of integrating cannabis into daily life.
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