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Everyone loves beautiful things – the same goes for beautiful strains. Throughout the years the world has brought us plenty of stunning cannabis types, and now that it is, yet again, a new year, we have even more ganja to admire and stare at up until the point where it just looks too delicious to not consume any longer. Some of the strains on this list are newer creations, while others are long-time classics that were simply too gorgeous not to include. All of our top picks taste as wonderful as they look, so if you decide to try one of the following selections, we are sure that you’re bound to be satisfied afterward.
You’ll just have to see them to believe them; here are the 5 most ravishing strains of this year.
1. Purple Kush (Indica): The Intensely Deep Purple Strain
Many cannabis lovers have flocked towards Purple Kush, a pure indica that was developed in Oakland, one of the Bay Area’s biggest marijuana innovators. A genetic crossing between iconic strains Purple Afghani and Hindu Kush, this dreamy strain is stunning, both in its effects and its appearance. Featuring prominent deep purple sugar leaves, this strain is a blend of dark forest green sugar leaves and water leaves, along with dark brassy orange pistils. The flavor of Purple Kush is absolutely delicious, earthy and grounding, with intense notes of grape and berry, bringing out the fruitiness of this potent strain.
If you are looking for a strain that will help you sleep tight at night, relaxing and unwinding completely and deeply, then Purple Kush is it. Purple Kush enhances feelings of bliss and euphoria, which is why so many turn towards this strain for managing stress, depression, insomnia, and all types of pain. Purple Kush possesses a solid THC content anywhere between 17-27%. This strain is relatively common and can likely be found at one of the dispensaries in your area if you live in a cannabis-friendly state.
2. Granola Funk (Indica Dominant Hybrid): A Pacific Northwest Beautiful Creation
Hitting the scene relatively recently, Granola Funk has made its way into dispensaries, predominantly in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region of America just last year, and many individuals have been chatting about this cannabis type’s ravishing beauty. The genetic crossing of the famous Girl Scout Cookies and Wookie 15, the indica dominant hybrid Granola Funk has a rather silly and clever name, a shout out to all the granola type hippies who love their ganja.
GF is also a potent medicine with a gorgeous appearance, not to mention a pretty dank THC content. With flowers that are such a deep purple that they almost appear black, in addition to sugar leaves that are forest green, the entirety of these buds is coated in a thick layer of glistening trichomes, making you feel as if you just pulled this cannabis straight out of a Winter Wonderland. With a flavor most comparable to slightly sweet pie dough, along with floral and earthy tones, the aroma and taste of this strain are by no means overwhelming, making it a pleasant evening ganja to completely indulge in.
Granola Funk is uplifting and relaxing, which helps bring about those feelings of happiness we all love and adore so much. The body high from this strain is subtle enough that you will feel calm and tranquil, but at the same time, you won’t be at that place where you are unable to leave the couch and you won’t be falling immediately asleep. Medically speaking, many consumers of this strain use it to combat stress, depression, lack of appetite, and minor aches and pains. Granola Funk boasts an immense THC content, ranking in at around 24-30% on average. If you reside in one of the states that recognize marijuana as being legal for recreational use, especially Oregon, Washington, and Colorado, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to find this strain. Lately, recreational dispensaries have been stocking their shelves full of this trending cannabis type.
3. CBD Kush: Another Dutch Masterpiece
Given the reputation for mind-numbing highs that Kush marijuana strains have developed over the years, it seems odd to think about a CBD-dominant Kush phenotype. However, a ‘CBD Kush’ strains is exactly what the seed, breeding, and genetics experts over at CBD Crew and Dutch Passion Seed Company have recently developed. For those of you that don’t know, Kush marijuana strains refer to a distinct class of landrace cannabis genetics that hail from the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (‘Landrace’ strains refer to strains that grow wild in a specific geographic location). Traditionally, Kush strains such as OG Kush, Mango Kush, and others have a reputation for their high-THC content and numbing, heavily sedative highs. CBD strains, of course, are non-psychoactive and do not produce a high.
As far as the CBD Kush strain in particular, the CBD-to-THC ratio can range anywhere from 1:1 to as much as 4 CBD: 1 THC. This means that a mild high will likely be produced, albeit without the stereotypical intensity of other Kush strains. For this reason, we suspect CBD Kush to become an increasingly popular option for medical users who want all of the benefits of medicinal cannabis, but without the mind-bending psychoactivity. Genetically, CBD Kush has been collaboratively bred by two Dutch seed companies: CBD Crew and Dutch Passion. It’s said that the phenotype is the result of a cross between Kandy Kush (a high-THC strain) and a high-CBD strain, though it remains unclear what exactly that high-CBD strain is. Whatever the case is, if you happen to stumble across this revolutionary new strain at your local dispensary, be sure and pick up a few grams.
4. Ayahuasca Purple (Indica): The Super Trippy Strain
Produced by Barney’s Farm, Ayahuasca Purple is a 100% indica strain created by crossing Master Kush and Red River Delta. Offering a unique aroma and flavor, said to be similar to hazelnut and mango or papaya, this strain has other notes of lavender and tropical fruits, along with floral, sour, and sweet elements. Appearance-wise, Ayahuasca Purple definitely tops the list of ravishing strains, because of its lovely looking purple leaves, combined with light green and dark green foliage and bright orange pistils. The buds of this strain can be especially large in size and super dense, which is part of what makes this type such brilliant eye candy. Ayahuasca Purple lines dispensary shelves often because it is extremely appealing for patients and patrons, even when glanced at from afar, capturing the interests of many.
What likely gives Ayahuasca Purple its interesting name, is the effects it tends to generate. Many consumers of this strain report experiencing almost hallucinogenic experiences, like a low dose of what could be expected when taking the medicinal and psychedelic substance Ayahuasca. This weed type is especially relaxing and euphoric, met with the element of being quite trippy and satisfying. Patients use Ayahuasca Purple to combat chronic pain, inflammation, insomnia, stress, and depression, which is also part of what has brought this cannabis to greater prominence throughout the marijuana world. Boasting an impressive 21% on average THC content, Ayahuasca Purple has turned into a new go-to for those who want to experience a chill evening or weekend that is deeply meditative, relaxing, sedating, and calming.
5. Black Poison (Sativa Dominant Hybrid): The Dark and Motivating Strain
The intriguing genetic crossing of Black Forest and Black Durban, Black Poison is a sativa dominant hybrid strain, with slight indica genetics. Bred by ScareCrow Seeds, this crossing is truly quite innovative, not only because of its flavor, aroma, and appearance, but also because of its energizing, yet not jittery effects. With dark, almost black sugar leaves, along with colors of purple and deep green, these buds are quite entrancing and often unlike anything that is common in the cannabis world. Black Poison has oversized resin glands, which is why many growers also use this strain for concentrate extraction. Black Poison tastes very organic, with prominent notes of earth and pine, only adding to how grounding this strain is overall.
Offering plenty of productive and useable energy to get you motivated, so you can crush all your goals and meet all your deadlines, Black Poison, although featuring some indica elements, mostly expresses its sativa side, which is of benefit to those who enjoy consuming cannabis to help them work and cross items off of lists. Known to be thought-provoking and creative, for any artists who are struggling to overcome a block, a little bit of Black Poison might just do the trick. For athletes who would like to have an extra boost of useable energy, Black Poison can also serve as a solution for this purpose. This strain has been used regularly to manage anxiety, fatigue, ADD/ADHD, lack of motivation, pain, migraines, and depression. This weed type has a THC content of between 15-21%, along with a light CBD content of around 1%.
Final Thoughts on the 5 Most Ravishing Strains
If you have been looking for stunning, ravishing cannabis strains to try this new year, you’re in luck! These 5 picks should be your go-to if you want to consume bud that is delicious, produces wonderful effects, and is equally as pleasant to look at. There are, of course, plenty of marijuana types that we love but were not able to include in this list, but here are the top picks that did make it. We hope you not only found this article to be entertaining but also educational and informative. It is important to remember that the consumption of cannabis is the sole responsibility of the user, and discretion should always be taken.