With Louisiana dispensaries gearing up to offer cannabis flower in just a few weeks, patients who have qualified for a medical marijuana certification will be shopping for different medical marijuana strains in just a short while.
Patients will be choosing from a variety of strains, THC levels, and strain families. While many will be familiar with some of the heavy hitters, newer patients will be choosing their favorite medical marijuana strain for the first time ever.
In this article, we’ll give you our picks for the top 5 cannabis strains to bring in the New Year, and why they’re our favorites.
Bring in the Buds for the New Year
Choosing the Best Strains of 2021
With cannabis flower coming online in Louisiana in 2022, in just a few weeks patients will have the ability to legally purchase cannabis flower strains.
There are hundreds (probably thousands) of cannabis strains, and picking a handful of favorites is a tough job. For this list we’ve taken a lot of factors into consideration, including popularity, medicinal benefits, accessibility, flavors, and of course, potency.
In trying to find the best strains for 2022, we’ve handpicked our favorites from 2021 by looking back at some of the best strains for the year, while keeping our eyes open for new crossbreeds and genetics for the upcoming year.
Looking to the Future of Cannabis for Louisiana
Since Louisiana will be able to sell cannabis flower to medical marijuana patients in just a few weeks, you’ll likely only see a limited variety of strains during the rollout of cannabis flower for the State.
As time goes on, more strains will be grown and cultivated, and there will be more strains to choose from. While no one can predict exactly what strains will become available, we’ve taken special care in choosing strains on this list that will likely arrive on Louisiana dispensary shelves sometime in the next year.
Top 5 Cannabis Strains for Bringing in the New Year in Louisiana
#5 Super Lemon Haze - Sativa
Coming in at number 5 on the list is a sativa dominant hybrid, Super Lemon Haze. SLH is a very uplifting and energetic strain commonly found as either a sativa or sativa-dominant hybrid, and offers a lot of benefits next to its taste and aroma.
It’s a sweet and tart strain with strong hints of lemons, supported by its most dominant terpene, terpinolene. It smells vibrant and punchy, and its taste isn’t far off from that either.
Smokers beware, Super Lemon Haze is an award-winning strain noted for its increase in energy and mindfulness and isn’t likely to be super agreeable before bedtime.
#4 OG Kush - Indica
Number 4 on the list is a famous strain that has been around for nearly three decades, OG Kush. OG Kush is usually found as an indica and occasionally as an indica-dominant hybrid that represents the incredible growing heritage of Northern California.
It has a distinct fuel-like aroma, gassy with spicy high notes, and its flavor is an earthier, piny variant thanks to its dominant terpene myrcene.
OG Kush is a hard-hitting strain, and it’s most commonly used in the evening with relaxing physical effects and producing a calm disposition. As an indica, it’s enjoyed by many patients to alleviate stress and improve sleep and offers a robust punch when grown with high THC contents.
Best Hybrid Strains for 2022
#3 Cookies & Cream - Hybrid
Despite its more popular genetic mother Girl Scout Cookies, Cookies & Cream makes it to number 3 on our list of best cannabis strains for the new year.
What puts Cookies & Cream on the list as opposed to Girl Scout Cookies is its impressive variability in cultivation. While Cookies & Cream can be found as a slightly indica-dominant hybrid or as a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid, its effects can be felt from both sides of the equation.
Cookies & Cream tastes like it sounds, creamy and sweet with a hint of vanilla. Its dominant terpene, caryophyllene, adds a little pepper on the top, giving it a pleasant aroma as well.
Its effects are ranted and raved about online, and rightly so. It can offer significant relaxation while maintaining alertness, but overdo it and you’ll find yourself locked to the couch and having an early afternoon nap.
#2 Member Berry - Hybrid
Out of many cannabis strains we (gladly) tested, Member Berry sat near the top of the list, and secured a solid spot at number 2.
Member Berry is one of the most uplifting and happiest strains, providing a genuine sense of joy and positivity. The combination of member berry’s dominant terpenes myrcene, caryophyllene and linalool come together and provide a fruity, sweet smell and taste.
What makes this strain so great, and what puts it at number two on the list, is how uniquely euphoric this strain can make you feel. Member Berry turns up the volume of your senses, offering you a pleasurable experience of elation and stimulation, while avoiding the edginess of sativa-dominant strains.
Member berry comes on smooth, stays smooth, and feels smooth throughout the experience, and offers one of the most enjoyable cerebral effects from a strain while keeping you away from anxiety and hyperactivity.
The Best Cannabis Flower Strain for Louisiana in 2022
#1 GG4 aka Original Glue aka Gorilla Glue - Hybrid
Known by many names and favored for its impressive cerebral effects, our number one strain for bringing in the new year is GG4.
GG4 brings together the best parts of a sativa and the best parts of an indica, and slams them together in a euphoric and sedating package that is sure to settle you in.
With caryophyllene as its dominant terpene, it boasts a punchy, earthy flavor with hints of a fruity pine smell.
GG4 is an intense strain. It offers heavy cerebral effects paired with heavy sedative effects, and is one of the best power-strains to experience what cannabis is capable of.
It’s a fan favorite for making you feel “glued to the couch” and gives you a real sense of how cannabis can alter your perception of pain, mood, and most notably, appetite.
What are Your Favorite Strains?
Although this list is certainly not set-in-stone, it represents some of our favorite finds over the year of 2021, and we hope you’ll be able to enjoy them as thoroughly as we have in the coming year.
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