Winter, a cold and sometimes gloomy season, is a time when we could all use a little more cheer and warmth. While the holidays, filled with comforting foods and time with loved ones, can certainly add a bit more light to the season, sometimes you need an extra boost. And when the holidays have passed (and we still have months left of the season), you may really need an extra boost to get through those frigid winter months. There are so many excellent cannabis strains and edibles that can help you make the most of the winter months
If you’re a cannabis fan, a new strain or edible might be just what you need to sail through the winter with ease! Cannabis can help add a bit more relaxation and fun into those chilly winter days spent indoors. Then, many people also use cannabis to help with the symptoms of two common winter ailments: Seasonal Affective Disorder and cold and flu season. Read on to see our top cannabis strain and edible recommendations for the winter!
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is the perfect strain to add a bit of summery warmth to a winter’s day. Super Lemon Haze is an award-winning strain, taking home the 1st Place prize at the High Times Cup for two years in a row and also picking up the 1st place prize at the IC 420 Grower’s Cup.
Super Lemon Haze is celebrated because of its simply delightful lemony, earthy flavor— and its perfectly potent 20% to 25% THC level. With its lovely flavor and an uplifting Sativa-led effect, Super Lemon Haze can help you feel warm and sunny all through the winter.
While HOPE Lemonade is certainly refreshing on a hot summer’s day, it can also add a much-needed touch of sunshine to a cold winter’s day. One of our favorite ways to enjoy this edible cannabis product in the winter is by mixing a bit in with a warm cup of tea, creating a vibrant and comforting lemony beverage. With 10 mg of THC per serving, this delicious canna-lemonade is a great way to micro-dose to get through a chilly, dreary winter day.
For many people, winter is the most stressful time of the year. While the holiday season can be a time for cheer for some, for others it can be a major source of stress or unhappiness. Then, many people also struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months.
If you’re feeling the winter blues this year, Banana OG could be the perfect remedy to smash those blues away by giving your endocannabinoid system a boost. Banana OG is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that’s a cross between OG Kush and Banana Kush. With a 20% to 25% THC level, this delicious strain (which really does taste like bananas) is a favorite mood-boosting strain among many recreational and medical cannabis users. Users who have tried Banana OG say it provides a relaxing, euphoric effect.
Okay, the legendary Jack Herer strain is perfect for any time of year. But it can also be simply incredible if your Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is hitting hard this winter.
Though we’re based in the Southwest, we know that plenty of people who live here are affected by SAD. It’s very sunny in Nevada, even in the winter, but SAD can happen regardless. SAD is sometimes tied to our genetics and not necessarily to a cold climate or a lack of sunshine. Then, if you used to live in another part of North America or the world and struggled with SAD while you lived there, your body may still be naturally attuned to the changing seasons. So SAD can, unfortunately, pop up no matter where you live.
But if you’re struggling with winter depression, a lack of focus, or a lack of creativity, Jack Herer could be a potential game-changer. The makers of Jack Herer, Sensi Seeds, created this legendary strain by combining a Haze hybrid, Northern Lights #5, and Shiva Skunk, with the goal of creating a strain focused on cerebral elevation. Users of Jack Herer might say that they met their goal since users report that this ever-popular strain is excellent for boosting your mood, helping you feel uplifted, and sparking creativity.
HOPE Relief Spray
Got struck by cold and flu season this winter? Consider getting a bit of relief with HOPE Relief Spray. This little bottle contains 100 mg of THC and it delivers 4 to 5 mg of THC per serving. This handy tincture can be used by itself or can be added to your favorite food or beverage (this is another great product to add to a mug of warm tea!).
Users report that this cannabis-infused herbal tincture provides relaxation and anti-pain properties when used in light doses, then can provide more substantial pain relief and ease sleep in more substantial doses. Pain relief, relaxation, and peaceful sleep are all things you’re probably wishing for if you have a cold or flu, so this tincture might be perfect for you if you’re feeling under the weather this winter!
If you struggle with aching joints, you probably know that cold weather can make your aches and pains feel even worse. But if you need a boost to help you manage your winter aches, look no further than Burkle.
Burkle, a 2016 Cannabis Cup Winner, is an Indica with a THC level of 19% to 20%. Cannabis users who have tried Burkle say that this Indica strain is excellent for melting away body pain and tension. So if you’re looking for a way to survive heightened joint pain during the winter, Burkle could be just the remedy you seek.
Evergreen Organix Magic Bar
Holiday parties are a lot of fun. And, of course, one of the best things about holiday parties is the many delicious treats you can enjoy and you socialize with your friends and family. So why not amp up the deliciousness— and the fun— of your holiday treats by serving up an Evergreen Organix Magic Bar?
This delectable treat features a caramel batter over a graham cracker crust, all topped with a sprinkling of coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and butterscotch bits. Then, of course, these two serving bar also contains a total of 16 mg of THC.
Cannabis users who have tried the Magic Bar say that this edible is a great one for socializing since it has a relaxing effect but doesn’t make you feel like you’re about to nod off. So, even though you’ll likely be feeling quite relaxed after eating this delicious treat, you can still stay connected and engaged if you enjoy this cannabis-infused snack at a holiday party.
Sour Tsunami is a low THC high CBD strain that can help you get the soothing effects of cannabis without getting completely blazed. Sour Tsunami, quite popular among medical marijuana users, is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain that’s a descendant of Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. The cultivators of Sour Tsunami specifically bred this strain to have a low THC (8% to 10%) content and an elevated CBD content in order to give it strong physical effects with a much less potent head high.
Users of Sour Tsunami say this strain has relaxing and numbing effects that help manage symptoms of stress, depression, pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. These effects have earned Sour Tsunami the nickname “wave of relief.” So if you’re struggling with the winter blues, this wave may be the perfect way to feel a bit better (while also not getting you super high).
EGO Mint Microdose Lozenge
EGO’s Mint Microdose Lozenges are another excellent edible product that can help you power through the winter with a touch of micro-dosing. These discreet, easy-to-use lozenges each contain 5 mg of THC, so you can pop your perfect dose quickly, whether you’re on the go or chilling at home by the fire.
Users of these mint lozenges say that this edible provides a subtle, comforting, and blissful feel that is sublimely relaxing. Those who have tried this lozenge also say it’s quite tasty. These lozenges have a refreshing pure mint flavor, with no cannabis flavor (which makes them perfect for people who may not love the taste of the cannabis plant as much as we do!).
Last but certainly not least in our top cannabis strains and edibles for winter, we have Truth Serum. Users of Truth Serum say that this strain provides a strong uplifting cerebral effect that makes it excellent for managing things like stress, depression, and fatigue, all common issues for many in the winter. Then, true to its name, Truth Serum also happens to be a strain that tends to make people feel particularly chatty and social. Users of Truth Serum celebrate this strain as a great one for not only feeling an uplifted mood but also helping you socialize.
Another thing that many stoners love about Truth Serum is that this strain tends to give you the munchies. Many people report that Truth Serum puts you in a strong social mood initially, then hits you with the munchies after Truth Serum’s high settles in. A loss of appetite is a common problem for many people in the winter since this can be a symptom of Seasonal Affective Disorder. So if you’re looking for a strain that can help give you an appetite boost this winter (and help you get out there and socialize, despite the cold winter weather), Truth Serum might be just what you need.
Still on the hunt for the perfect hybrid, Indica, or Sativa strain to help you get through the wintertime? Shop our online store to see our full range of high-quality strains, vapes, edibles, and other cannabis products. Or, visit one of our dispensary locations to shop with us in person.