Finding the best weed strain is a strangely personal thing. Some people prefer an intense high while others enjoy milder, slower, and mellower effects. As cannabis has different effects from person to person, to help cater for a wider variety of preferences, we delegated our chief cannabis officer, a dependable man with a great deal of experience, to pick out the best weed strains based on different categories, such as taste, potency, relax effects, etc., to try out this year.
Aside from the hippest and most popular cannabis strains in 2023, we also included some classic, all-time best weed strains that you might not have gotten to try out yet. If you’re looking for the best-tasting cannabis strains for your edibles, we got that covered, too.
Pink Rozay – Romantic & amazing head high
Like drinking a beautifully aromatic glass of rosé, this popular cannabis strain offers amazing floral flavors with a tipsy and enchanting head high. This strain is also known for making its user feel relaxed and aroused. If you’re looking for the best weed strain to light up a romantic evening, puff away with some Pink Rozay.
Georgia Pie – Summer party vibes
As the winner of the mixed-light category at this year’s Oregon Leaf Bowl, Georgia Pie is quickly becoming one of the most popular cannabis strains in 2023. This is one of the best weed strains to try out at parties and raves if you have a high THC tolerance and want something strong. At 24% THC, Georgia Pie can effortlessly send your entire body into feelings of euphoria within a couple of hits. Some people say it tastes and smells like fresh cobbler. They were clearly very hungry after smoking this strain.
Strawberry Cheesecake – Great for beginners
The name says it all. Sweet, creamy, aromatic, and topped with a hint of berries and vanilla undertone, this indica-dominant strand is one of the best-tasting cannabis strains out there, especially for beginners who are new to cannabis. Its moderate THC content can make you very happy, but nothing too out of control. Experienced smokers will find it easy to stay focused on their highs and still be able to get things done. This strain has also been known to be great for easing chronic pain, depression and chronic fatigue.
Peanut Butter Breath – Snack time companion
Unique with a nutty and earthy terpene taste when smoked, this is the best weed strain to unleash your taste buds for a sofa snacking afternoon. It’s mostly known for its sedating effects, and can send you to a dreamy, nostalgic state of relaxation with a hit or two. There will be a bit of a head high, but your body will soon follow when the second wave starts to kick in. Put on your favorite movie and get the munchies ready. You aren’t leaving that couch anytime soon.
Maui Wowie – Try out the classics
No one will ever smoke every strain of weed in the world in their lifetime, but if there’s something you should try while you’re here, this is it. This sativa-dominant icon from the 1960s is often associated with the hippies, and you’ve probably heard its name before in movies like Pineapple Express and the Cheech and Chong series. It’s widely considered one of the best weed strains of all time and is great for a sunny, energetic day outdoor with loud and uplifting music.
Durban Poison – Boost Concentration & Creativity
This strain originally came from the South African city of Durban, but quickly became a household name for cannabis-smokers all around the world thanks to its ability to lift moods and spark creativity. If you’re looking for the best weed strain for daytime use, this is the one. If you’re trying to find the best weed strain to help you finish writing that song, this is the one. Its amazing energy boost is also great for those who are heading outdoors to explore.
Orange Crush – Versatile & great for edibles
Want to keep something versatile in the house for any time use? This mild, sativa-dominant hybrid typically has a moderate 15% THC content to give you a light, uplifting head high, without taking away your concentration and productivity during the day. Its super sweet and tangy profile also makes it one of the best weed strains for making edibles. Add this to your cookies and brownies for a fruity kick.
Sour Tsunami – High CBD for symptom relief
This is one of the best weed strains out there for people who are looking for seizure-friendly treatments. Its high CBD (usually around 10-13%) and low THC (usually below 10%) content will only give you a low to moderate high but provide amazing calming and treatment effects. In fact, it’s already quite popular within the medical community, especially for patients dealing with chronic pain, seizures, and insomnia. If you’re looking to relieve a symptom or alleviate chronic pain, this might be worth a try.
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