The Best Cannabis Strains for Making Edibles

Cannabis infused edibles have a different effect than smoked cannabinoids. The effects won’t kick in as quickly but they are more intense and lasts longer. There’s a lot more that goes into weed edibles than just packing some weed into a brownie, cookie, or gummy treat. In fact, the cannabis strain that’s used in your edible plays a role in your overall experience – from taste, to effect, and so much more.

The process of making an infused edibles is not really difficult, and there are tons of different recipes and techniques you can find online to ensure you don’t mess it up. Although one thing there isn’t very much of is concise and informative lists of the best strains to use when making cannabis edibles. Important consideration is whether you want the impact of an uplifting sativa or the sedative effect of a potent indica. Cannabis is a very personal drug. Everyone reacts differently. The best way to find out what works best for you is to experiment.

Top Sativa Strains For Edibles

When using a sativa product, assume that the impact of your edibles will be a “brainy” if not “energetic” high.

White Widow


The sativa-dominant hybrid White Widow is perhaps the most famous cannabis strain of all time. When smoked, it creates a deep and refreshing pine experience via its aroma and taste. This can also impact the flavour of the edibles you make with it. As this is easy to grow strain with a good yield, it is another favourite for canna cooks who cultivate their own weed.


AK-47 is a nicely balanced and mellow strain with as much as 20% THC promising a lasting cerebral impact. It relieves anxiety, depression, strain, and stress. You must be careful of its power when cooking, but AK-47 can add a punch to make as a butter or herb brownies and chocolates.

Sour Diesel

If you want your edibles to leave you surfing the cosmos, then Sour Diesel should be your strain of choice. Her potency (19%) stands as a testament to her diverse genetic background. It is the same diversity that also gives her a relatively balanced high. A body-centric, calming sensation matches feelings of euphoria.

Top Indica Strains For Edibles

Indica in general creates a much “heavier” high. Most stories of “couchlock” come from use of this kind of marijuana. It is also a powerful remedy for pain. This is even more true when eaten.

Northern Lights


Northern Lights is a particularly good choice for edibles because of its high concentration of THC and super dense buds. It contains high levels of THC that can address insomnia and relieve pain. First-time marijuana users should be wary when using this strain.

OG Kush

Of course, this strain is an obvious choice for making sweet treats with due to the effects that it delivers unto its user. OG Kush reportedly makes those who smoke it feel as though they are on a light, a fluffy cloud floating through the air. One word that springs to mind in regard to this strain is complete and utter euphoria.

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue is a potent hybrid strain that gives you a feeling of euphoria and relaxation at the same time, leaving you feeling “glued” to the couch. It has an earthy, sour aroma. It is such a popular marijuana strain for edibles and more that it even won the Michigan and Los Angeles Cannabis Cups in 2014.

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Edibles are a great way to consume marijuana, and for the most part, they’re easy to make on your own. Choosing the strain for flavor and aroma is not enough. You must research the THC content and how much will be there once you have cooked the product. Because edibles can be so tasty, take effect so slowly, and last so long, you take a chance on the consequences of high dosing or fast dosing.

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