5 Recommended Cannabis Strains for First Time Users

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First impressions can be everything, and this rule certainly applies when it comes to cannabis! A negative experience can see first-timers ruling out the herb, never to try it again!

While many of us who are marijuana veterans know the most appropriate ways to consume cannabis to avoid any unpleasant effects. For newbies, the entire industry can be incredibly daunting and overwhelming!

In this article, we have brought together our top 5 strains perfect for those starting out on their cannabis journey!

1. Harlequin – The Super Relaxed Strain

Harlequin Cannabis Strain

This earthy hybrid is renowned for its special CBD ratio and calming properties, perfect for the novice smoker! Harlequin is a Sativa dominant hybrid that packs a unique CBD ratio of 5:2, making this the ideal smoke to relax the body and take away those aches and pains!

A descendant of Columbian Gold and Thai and Swiss Landrace strains, Harlequin offers a clear-headed high that will leave you alert and relaxed all in one go! Harlequin is perfect for first-timers because its high CBD levels counteract the psychoactive effects of THC meaning that you can enjoy a chilled out high with none of the concerns!

Harlequin is known for its sweet exotic flavor coupled with earthy musky tones. This plant usually flowers anywhere between 60 and 70 days, and thrives best indoors to get the best quality dense nugs coated in heavy trichomes!

2. Plushberry – The Stress Busting Strain

Plushberry is famous for its exceptional fruity taste that will leave you in a state of calm for hours! This Indica dominant strain offers THC levels that reach 19% and low CBD quantities that leave you with an effective stress reliever. Perfect for a high that flows through both body and mind, Plushberry had to make our list!

While the THC: CBD ratio of this strain may seem daunting to the less experienced smoker, this bud is great if you are looking for an uplifting high without being stuck on the couch for the day!

Plushberry is a popular strain for patients looking to benefit from its body melt effects that come on slowly and leave you feeling deeply relaxed, yet still able to go about the day!

This strain holds a medium to heavy yield, and is versatile as it grows well both indoors and out! Plushberry is a vibrant purple hue with orange hairs that gives off a delicious fruity aroma, with flavors often likened to blackberry jam and raspberries!


3. Pennywise – The Bedtime Strain

pennywize cannabis strain

Don’t be put off by the creepy namesake; this Indica dominant strain is a super efficient medical marijuana that is perfect for those who want to benefit from a milder psychoactive high!

Pennywise combines Harlequin and Jack The Ripper to provide a relaxing and cerebral high that works wonders for a range of medical conditions. Sufferers from arthritis, PTSD, epilepsy, and cancer reach for Pennywise as it delivers a euphoric feeling with mental clarity and overall relaxing effect.

This beautiful plant comes in emerald green with purple and has a thickly covered bud. Flowering time for Pennywise is between 60 and 67 days, and it can be grown indoors and outdoors.

Unusual in aroma and flavor, Pennywise combines the bitter notes of coffee and pepper with undertones of citrus and bubblegum! We recommend this strain as a nightcap to benefit from its gentle sedative effects.

4. Dancehall – The Upbeat Strain

Named after a popular style of reggae music that is played during celebrations, this Sativa hybrid is everything you could want in a social strain!

Uplifting, sociable and creative, Dancehall will lift you to a new high with its clear-headed high and mellow body buzz! Bred by Reggae seeds, Dancehall combines Juanita La Lagrimosa and Kalijah to bring a super sweet and fruity bud that has a hint of earthy tones.

Dancehall is a favorite strain for those looking to treat symptoms of pain, cramping, inflammation and muscle spasms. This vibrant strain has neon green nugs splattered with bright golden hairs that give it a look as lively as its effects!

Dancehall is a wonderful option for those less experienced cannabis users, with an even ratio of CBD: THC, it won’t leave you couch-locked or paranoid, but will inspire you to get creative!

5. Aliens On Moonshine – The Funky Strain

This strain is known best for its bizarre aroma that combines sweet with savory and a hint of chemicals! Aliens on Moonshine is the Indica strain that packs a whopping 16% CBD, making it an excellent medical cannabis strain!

This strain comes with a body high like no other, while you will still be fully functional, you can expect an uplifting high and a very mellow mood boost!

With its tiny nugs that come in deep shades of green, Aliens on Moonshine is perhaps one of the less vibrant plants on our list. However, what it lacks in appearance it more than makes up for in effects!

We recommend this strain for patients who are not looking for a super intense high, as it will leave you pain-free, calm and clear-headed!

Final Thoughts

Choosing the perfect strain can seem like an impossible task, even more so when you are brand new to the industry! There are hundreds of strains out there with both good and bad features that can become overwhelming to those less in the know.

We recommend newbies take a look at our list of favorites to begin your journey with! You can guarantee an easy high with some wonderful side effects, just remember to take it easy, no matter which strains you opt for!