Since we know that marijuana cultivators across the country continue cross-breeding cannabis strains to make new hybrid varieties with distinct properties of their own, you may be wondering what the best new marijuana strains for 2017 are right now. As it becomes easier for cannabis growers to expand and perfect their craft, the best new creations go for top shelf prices at the few medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries lucky enough to offer them. To help keep you up to date on the latest cannabis creations on the market, here we list ten of the best new marijuana strains for 2017 so far.
1. Pinkman Goo
This indica variety has the rare ability to produce full droplets of resin (the “goo”) which is rich with cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemical compounds. In addition to purple-hued flowers, Pinkman Goo produces leaves that have a distinct purple rim along the edges.
2. GMO Cookies
GMO Cookies by Divinegenetics, is a strain with some impressive lineage. A cross between the ultra-popular Chemdawg and Girl Scout Cookies, this flower features a strong fuel-like aroma and a hefty coating of trichome crystals. Considered 90 percent indica dominant, this flower packs a seriously psychoactive punch. GMO Cookies offers consumers both a soaring cerebral high and deep body relaxing effects.
3. Blue Petrol
Blue Petrol is a Sin City Seeds creation. Debuting in 2015, this strain has received numerous accolades thanks to its large dense flowers and its fast acting effects. A cross between Petrol OG and Blue Power, Blue Petrol is considered indica dominant and grows into a short, bushy plant. This strain has a deep and delicious sour aroma that nicely complements a sleepy high with potent body effects. Those who love strains with some serious “dankness” will love the robust scent and taste of this deep green flower.
Another strain that is about two years old, Zkittles is taking the cannabis world by storm. This award-winning indica is one of the best new strains on dispensary shelves. This flower’s most striking feature? It’s scent! This strain smells like a handful of rainbow skittles. This mouth-watering aroma pairs well with the relaxed, jolly, and delightfully euphoric effects of this sleepy bud. A cross between two powerhouse strains, Grape God and Grapefruit, Zkittles has earned a place among the most impressive new hybrids. Some Zkittles samples have tested with up to 23 percent THC, which is quite potent. The potency of this bud is thought to be enhanced by the fruity and fragrant terpenes that this strain produces.
5. Chiquita Banana
Chiquita Banana is a new top shelf hybrid that offers an enticing aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. This strain consistently tests at levels of more than 30% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), making it one of the most potent strains of marijuana you can find.
6. Sunshine #4
Sunshine #4 is a strain that’s worth getting your hands on. While Sunshine #4 first debuted in 2015, this strain has continued to take Best Hybrid in 2015, 2016, and 2017 cannabis cups. With such a strong track record, there’s no doubt that this flower has been getting some serious attention. Sunshine #4 is a sociable hybrid that produces happy, euphoric, and uplifting effects. The THC content in this bud is very high, sometimes featuring up to 26 percent of the psychoactive.
7. Mochi Gelato
This indica-dominant cross between Gelato and Sunset Sherbert is known for its beautiful dark purple flowers. Mochi Gelato is relatively potent, consistently testing between 20-22% (THC) content.
This uplifting and energizing sativa hybrid is known for the sweet, rose-like aroma that comes from the lime-green flowers. The large buds of Thunderbird Rose are covered with red pistil “hairs” and consistently test at levels of at least 25% THC.
9. Cherry OG
Cherry OG is a well-balanced hybrid strain that offers a potent mix of cerebral euphoria and full-body relaxation. This strain produces dark colored flowers with an odor of sweet and sour berries.
10. Golden Lemons
Consistently testing at THC levels of more than 20%, Golden Lemons is an indica-dominant hybrid strain with stimulating citrus flavors and aromas. This strain is also known for its gold-tinted flowers, an effect created by the dense coating of trichomes on the flowers.
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