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New Strains Alert: City of God, Chocolate Lava, Space Camp Kush, and More

Published on March 9, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020

Leafly’s New Strains Alert is an ongoing series that announces cannabis strains recently added to our database. Leave a rating and review for any you’ve tried, or find out if a strain is available in your area, by clicking through to the strain page.

This week we have a bushel of fresh cannabis with old world and new world genetics.

One such overdue classic hails from Africa and goes by the name, Malawi Gold. This old world sativa grows tall plants with lanky colas, and have been flourishing in this part of the world for a long, long time. Landrace genetics are hard to come by, so if you have a chance to try a true incarnation of Malawi Gold, take it.

We have a couple more enticing crosses, such as the brand new Star Killer x Skywalker OG cross from the good folks over at Cresco Labs as well as a couple of GG4 crosses, one of which is chocked to the brim with chocolatey terpenes.

As always, if you’ve had the pleasure of trying any of these unique genetics, leave a review and help inform the community.

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Malawi Gold

Malawi Gold is a legendary landrace strain that has grown naturally in Malawi for generations. Its morphology remains consistent, uniform, and adaptable to its native climate. Malawi Gold grows tall plants with long, resin-caked buds that express a low calyx-to-leaf ratio. This strain offers an enticing floral aroma with latent fragrances of herbs and earth. If you are lucky enough to encounter this mythic bud, cherish its potent and invigorating effects, as you are consuming one of the surviving ancestors of modern cannabis.

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Space Camp Kush

Space Camp Kush is a hybrid strain bred by Cresco Labs. Created by crossing Star Killer and Skywalker OG, it was designed to help consumers leave the ground. This potent pairing leads with a happy, heady euphoria that jettisons the consumer away from mental and physical stress while dimming nagging aches and pains. Space Camp Kush is the perfect strain for those looking to ignite creativity and bliss while leaving stress and nausea in a galaxy far, far away.

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Carpet Tape

Carpet Tape is a cleverly named cross of two extremely resinous cannabis cuts. Created by crossing GG4 and Rug Burn OG, this strain has been known to produce THC-rich flowers with inspiring and pain-relieving qualities. It combines the pungent and piney aroma of GG4 with the herbal and citrus fragrance of Rug Burn OG. The result is a bright, funky flower with dense frosting and a potent terpene profile.

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Chocolate Lava

Chocolate Lava is a rare cannabis strain bred by Aficionado Seeds. It was created by combining an exceptional Chocolate Kush mother and a potent Hellfire OG father, resulting in a strain that delivers heavy, physically-oriented effects. Chocolate Lava’s aroma is a mixture of chocolate, hash, and orange peel. This aromatic depth lends itself to the strain’s complex and earthy flavor, which coats the palate in floral spice and citrus. Cherish Chocolate Lava if you can get your hands on some, as its creeping, sedative buzz is almost as silky smooth as its chocolatey orange flavor.

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Chocolate Glue

Chocolate Glue by Third Eye Genetics is a delicious and pungent combination of a GG4 mother and a Chocolate Lava (Chocolate Kush x Hellfire OG) father. This strain emits a unique bouquet of pine, citrus, chocolate, and hashy spice while showing richer herbal notes on the exhale. It hits with a rush to the head, but like many OGs, its settles back down into the limbs as midweight sedation. Chocolate Glue’s mind-numbing buzz and pleasant physical effects make it a perfect option for unwinding after work.

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City of God

City of God is a heavier hybrid with functional and relaxing effects. Created by crossing NYC Diesel and God Bud, City of God offers consumers an alert mental state and comfortable physical sedation. This strain gets a little heavy-handed in larger doses, saddling the consumer with appetite stimulation and lethargy. Its pungent aroma is a mixture of the strain’s parents, offering notes of sweet earth and fuel. City of God performs at its best when consumed in nature, and also plays well in social settings.

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Starman is a proprietary strain from Pilot Farms located just outside Ashland, Oregon. This hybrid has an undisclosed lineage and has been described as an excellent cut to reduce inflammation and pain. It has a lung-expanding flavor that is a mixture of pine, candy, and clean botanical notes. The grower encourages consumers to vaporize this strain, as the smoke can be rather heavy on the lungs. Starman has a quick and potent onset that lays into the limbs and lingers on the body. Enjoy Starman after a long day at work, on your feet, or out in nature to maximize its soothing physical effects.

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Jeremiah Wilhelm
Jeremiah Wilhelm
Jeremiah Wilhelm is a former strain researcher at Leafly.
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