As summer rolls in and COVID regulations are still feeling restrictive, everyone has a different way of dealing with the ongoing global pandemic. The lockdown seems to shift from day to day, and the finish line remains out of sight, even thoguh people are receiving the first vaccine. According to the Global News, "The arrival of more transmissible and dangerous variants has changed the trajectory of the pandemic in Canada, forcing provinces to impose stringent restrictions yet again."
But even the pandemic can't stop the sun from shining or the bright shades of summer rolling in. As anxiety and depression have affected more Canadians than ever, cannabis is a great way to bolster emotional wellbeing and increase a sense of connection to the ones we love.
Below we list our favorite summertime strains to keep you feeling light, relaxed and grateful for the renewed good vibes.
Hailing from Durban, South Africa, Durban Poision is a Sativa-lover's dream and is referred to as the "espresso of cannabis". It's also known for easing social anxiety and allowing one to focus with super clarity on the task at hand. It boasts a THC content of anywhere from 13%-25%; it's a bit of a gamble as to how little may be too much. As a "land race" strain with core African genetics, it also has a high amount of THCV, which is known to suppress appetite. Durban Poision is high in the terpenes myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene. The buds are round and chunky, and the flavor is sweet and intoxicatingly complex. .
The child of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, Super Lemon Haze is an award-winning triumph that holds a high level of terpenes and a super citrusy aroma. The buds are super elongated and sticky with a THC content of between 15-25%. It's well-known to have a stimulating cerebral effect with an incredibly tangy and lemony taste. The effects are uniquely energetic and lively and good for those that want to get the party started.
Mango Kush is the perfect strain for a laid-back evening at home or to get you chatting within a small social setting at the park. This strain is a nice combination of Mango and Hindu Kush. Depending on the bud the THC content will be between 15-25% offering a relaxing and euphoric high. The flavor profile is earthy aroma and taste reminiscent of sandalwood.
Doug's Varin is one of the few strains you can find reliably having a high THCV content. The strain boasts an unprecedented 6:7 THC to THCV ratio. It provides a clear-headed and focused high with bursts of energy that is well-known for mental stimulation. With an earthy, pine aroma with sweet citrus notes, there are hints of lemon and wood. This is a great choice for a long walk out in nature or if you need to focus on a new project.