There’s no season quite like summer to be a budding cannabis connoisseur. Between the sunshine, warm temperatures, and summertime activities like hanging out by the pool, it’s a time of year that pairs perfectly with the strains you know and love.
And thanks to the dedicated innovators leading the cannabis industry, the rapidly-growing selection of strains has made it easier than ever to expand your usual repertoire with options to suit the season, your mood, and so much more. We’ve rounded up our top picks for the top cannabis strains for summer, giving you a go-to guide to making it your best one yet.
The Best Strains for Summertime
Make exploration and adventure the theme of this summer by adding some of these great summertime strains to your must-try list.
A combination of Grape Pie and Fruity Pebbles OG (FPOG), Sundae Driver is the epitome of summer with its distinct fragrance and high potency. It weaves together many of the flavors that made its ancestors so popular, taking notes from OG Kush, Cherry Pie, Granddaddy Purple, and others. Sundae Driver is often described as the deliciously creamy, berry-flavored cousin to Gelato, another recent favorite. First crafted by the renowned Cannarado team in Colorado, Sundae Driver is the summer cannabis strain virtually anyone will appreciate.
Canna Provisions is proud to offer Sundae Driver in the form of a user-friendly terp sauce, boasting an 80 percent THC concentration. Delivering calming, relaxing effects with a pleasant boost of happiness, Sundae Driver is ideal for summer days and evenings alike.
Super Lemon Haze
What better way to celebrate summer than with a bright, citrusy strain like Super Lemon Haze? This Sativa-dominant strain is a hybrid of Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk, taking home the Cannabis Cup from Green House Seeds on two separate occasions. The flower is uniquely colorful, with an unmistakable aroma of citrus fruit. Many Super Lemon Haze lovers have compared the flavor to lemon candy: tart, zesty, and subtly sweet.
Canna Provisions has found that Super Lemon Haze is a popular choice with customers searching for an energizing strain to liven up their days. We’ve often heard that this strain is a favorite for those who want to kick stress to the curb and enjoy a fun summer day, tapping into their newfound energy to get creative, spend time with friends, or even head outdoors for some sunshine.
If a relaxing summer night sounds like your ideal cannabis experience, then the Afghani strain might be a good pick. Promising to deliver deeply relaxing and euphoric effects, Afghani is a heavy Indica strain with
a respected reputation among breeders across the globe. The herbal terpenes will make an impression right off the bat, in which the sweet and earthy aroma rounds out the soothing sensory experience.
Canna Provisions categorizes Afghani as one of our calming strains, often suggesting it to new and experienced cannabis consumers alike who are seeking a calming strain for winding down at the end of a long day. If you haven’t yet sampled the Afghani strain for yourself, a weekend night in summer could be the ideal opportunity. After an afternoon under the sun, you can kick back and relax with a quiet night of Afghani.
With its name inspired by a country-rock music legend, the Lucinda Williams strain is derived from The White and Cindy 99 strains. Both its flavor and cannabinoid composition make it a delightful summertime strain – but don’t be surprised if you love it enough to make it a year-round staple. A powerful punch of tart orange is this strain’s distinguishing characteristic, complemented by notes of mint and pine for a well-rounded and refreshed flavor.
As you enjoy the Lucinda Williams strain, you’ll feel warm, engaged, and energetic, but also serene. The combination of energizing and calming effects makes this Sativa hybrid the perfect treat to enjoy before a night out.
Mother of Grapes
As an Indica-dominant hybrid, Mother of Grapes is a strain that’s often chosen by Canna Provisions customers who prefer a calming cannabis experience. Its parent strains are the award-winning Grape Stomper OG (by Mass Genetics) and a popular Northeastern strain, Mother of Berries (M.O.B.). Although you might expect a single-note grape flavor, Mother of Grapes actually offers a far more complex taste than that. Pay close attention and you’ll detect a harmonious blend of blueberry and sour pine-lemon, creating a multi-dimensional flavor profile that’s more than memorable.
Canna Provisions finds that Mother of Grapes is a sought-after strain for individuals who prefer a full-body relaxation and serene sense of mental calmness. Whether you’re on the hunt for a calming strain for summer vacation or everyday evenings, Mother of Grapes won’t disappoint.
Hailing from Amsterdam, home to a wide range of legendary strains, Tangie is a reimagining of the Tangerine Dream strain that gained popularity in the 1990s. A cross between Skunk and California Orange, this hybrid is easily recognizable with its invigorating tangerine aroma. The sticky buds are infused with a blend of terpenes that are distinctly herbal, also incorporating notes of pepper and pine.
Tangie produces a powerful sense of euphoria, sparking your creative energy, and a renewed sense of focus. Many Canna Provisions purveyors describe their experience with Tangie as highly energizing, yet relaxing. For consumers who often find themselves feeling anxious when trying energizing cannabis strains, Tangie may be a happy medium. The Tangie cannabis strain is a wonderful way to kick your summer day into high gear and prepare for plenty of fun ahead.
Sour Diesel is a strain with a well-known reputation, earning serious respect after decades of delighting cannabis enthusiasts. Often referred to as Sour D, this Sativa-dominant strain first popped up in the 1990s, with roots that are believed to trace back to Super Skunk and Chemdog 91. Its name is inspired
by the pungent aroma that’s reminiscent of diesel, while Sour Diesel’s long-lasting effects have made it a classic strain that will surely never go out of style.
At Canna Provisions, consumers that regularly enjoy Sour Diesel report an exceptional combination of effects: from a boost of energy to a cerebral dreaminess, this strain truly does have it all. You may feel uplifted, euphoric, and inspired – all feelings that will take any summer day to the next level.
Browse the Best Weed Strains for Summer at Canna Provisions
Canna Provisions has always been committed to helping our customers map a cannabis journey that suits their personal preferences, no matter what time of year it is. But at our Western Massachusetts dispensaries, this summer is promising to be an especially exciting time – because we’re offering an exceptional selection of strains you won’t want to miss. Still not sure what strains to try during the summer? Let one of the expert guides at Canna Provisions help you get started.
Browse our online cannabis for pre-order menu or visit one of our dispensaries in Lee and Holyoke today to start shopping for all your summertime cannabis adventures.