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Leafly’s Faves 2018: Cannabis Strains

December 14, 2018

Leafly’s Faves is a series providing a glimpse into the strains, products, and brands that our team of cannabis aficionados is buying, consuming, and enjoying the most every year. Some are entirely new to the market, while others are simply perennial favorites that we can’t recommend enough. Below, find our crew’s favorite cannabis strains of 2018.

What was your favorite strain of 2018? Share with us in the comments below!

Purple Punch

Purple Punch is so damn good, there’s no surprise that it’s one of Leafly’s favorite strains of 2018. The purple buds are densely covered in the trichomes, producing a high-THC punch of relaxation, perfect for anyone who to needs to decompress after a tough year. This year, it took over California with its shiny purple bag appeal and pungent grape terps.

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Lemon Meringue

Lemon Meringue is one of those sweet delights that you need in your daily routine. It packs an amazing lemon-lime flavor and produces mood-elevating effects that never get old. If you need something tasty, something citrusy, and something that will put a little pep in your step, Lemon Meringue is the strain for you.

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Lavender is an herbal bud with a floral and spicy aroma that resembles the lavender flower. We love it for its taste, and you’ll love it for the same. Lavender lovers also appreciate its relaxing effects and enticing purple hues.

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Bred by Symbiotic Genetics, Mimosa is one of the tastiest strains out there. If you want a blast of citrusy smoke, look no further. Though named after a brunch drink, this strain is great for any time of day. It leaves you feeling stoned, but not sleepy.

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Harlequin is a balanced CBD/THC strain that provides a less intense high, helping you mellow out and relax. Anyone looking for a smooth flight with an even smoother landing should locate the nearest Harlequin.

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GMO Cookies (Garlic Cookies)

GMO Cookies, also known as Garlic Cookies, is a newer strain that’s seeing a lot of attention. A powerful cross between Chemdog and GSC, GMO Cookies retains an incredibly gassy aroma with a sweet earthy aroma. We love it for its potency that’s sure to satisfy any connoisseur of classic strains.

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