The best weed strains to complement traditional Thanksgiving dishes

Published Oct 2, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

Before you can truly learn how to make edibles like a pro, you will need to figure out the benefits and pairings of cannabis with other commonly used flavors and ingredients. Now much like working with scents, flavors are a personal experience, which is why so many people prefer different weed strains, and that discrepancy makes it nearly impossible to predict an out of the “ordinary” taste that you might like. However, just like with any other cooking, edibles are made from scratch using ingredients that are notorious for being most enjoyed when combined, so even if you do have a differing preference, some pairings are just reliable winners, no matter who you have to impress at the table.

When it comes to hosting big Thanksgiving dinner meals, we tend to go out of our way to show off our skills in the kitchen, but if you want to incorporate edibles into this holiday feast, then the best place to start is selecting weed strains that offer a pleasant terpene profile. To do that, you will need to plan out your meal ahead of time, as some types of marijuana will taste better with sweet desserts, while others might be best for a meat-based dish. Here, we will help you out by offering some base suggestions that include what we feel are some of the best weed strains to complement traditional Thanksgiving food options.

How to make edibles with the best weed strains

If you sit and think about some of your favorite holidays meals, one of the fondest memories that you have will be connected to taste and smell, which is why it is so important to pick the right buds for the job. Whether you plan on tossing decarboxylated grind in with the ingredients or turning some converted green into cannabutter or cannabis oil, the marijuana terpenes will significantly impact the overall flavor of your edibles. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the tastiest and most popular weed strains to pair with the basic staple items of a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Meat / Gravy

Turkey is often the meat of choice that is chosen at this time of year, though some people opt for ham, or vegan-friendly alternatives. The best weed strains for meat will come with a peppery undertone that will help to spice up the meal:

  • Brainstorm Haze
  • Jack Skellington
  • Power Plant
  • Hashplant Haze
  • Yoda OG
  • Hippe Chicken
  • Mazar
  • Corleone Kush
  • Nightmare Cookies
  • Ice Queen

Stuffing

Though it is a common practice to cook an edibles side dish, like stuffing, inside of a turkey, the flavor that we expect from this bread- filled comfort food is a little bit different than meat. With stuffing the best weed strains will be the ones with a light nutty chestnut aroma:

  • Truffle Butter
  • MILF
  • Mendocino Madness
  • Aloha Berry
  • Jerico Haze
  • Night Nurse
  • Tigermelon
  • Kobain Kush
  • Sweet Lafayette
  • Afghan Hawaiian

Vegetables

Vegetables of all kind including corn, carrots, peas, cauliflower, broccoli and squash all have one thing in common, and that is a truly natural earthy taste. Though some might prefer a sweeter addition, if you are trying to enhance the flavors of the veggies rather than mask them, then these earthy uplifting strains might be just the ones that you need:

  • Dragon’s Breathe
  • Mad Dawg
  • Hustler Kush
  • Good Medicine
  • Chem Crush
  • Smooth Operator
  • Dream Beaver
  • Truth Serum
  • Purple Goat
  • Cashus Clay

Potatoes / Rice

If you think about some of the most commonly used spices that are used to prepare potatoes or rice sides, the one thing that really stands out and is included amongst common flavors of weed strains is Sage. These types of weed are ideal for an uplifting high, that taste just like the good old fashioned comfort foods uninfused version:

  • Chem Dawg
  • Jamaican Lion
  • Bloodhound
  • Ms. Universe
  • Wild Thailand
  • Alien Stardawg
  • Big Band
  • Summertime Squeeze
  • Bob Saget
  • Kool-Aid Smile

Pie

If there is one edibles dish that is often used as a name for tasty weed strains, it’s pie, and there are over 100 different pie related strain names to date. However, many of them aren’t the best-flavored options for such a sweet dessert, as most marijuana is named for reasons that go far beyond their terpene profile. If you are looking for a sweet addition to add to this traditional holiday treat, then check out one of these tree fruit weed strains:

  • Sour Apple
  • Game Changer
  • Blue Diamond
  • Space Candy
  • Kush-N-Cheese
  • Apple Jack
  • Dobiebird Daydream
  • Pink Panther
  • CBD Sweet Tooth
  • Superstar

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3.0
Effects: Energetic, Focused, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Brainstorm Haze developed by Delta 9 Labs is a dominantly sativa strain that provides a creeper effect for those that enjoy the suspense.
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed
Jack Skellington engineered by TGA Genetics is a cross between Killer Queen and Jack the Ripper.
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4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Power Plant is a powerful award winning strain that is true to its name.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Hashplant Haze is bred by DNA Genetics and known for high yields and producing uplifted social interactions.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sleepy
Yoda OG, is a three way cross of Lemon Thai, Chemdawg and Old World Paki Kush, delivering minded body relaxation.
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Uplifted
Hippie Chicken is a cross between Blueberry and Alaskan Thunder Fuck. Giggly, energetic effects with tingly, relaxing feelings are present in this strain.
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4.0
Mazari delivers a great hash tasting indica with body relaxing qualities created at Seedsman farms.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sleepy
The potent Corleone Kush has a strong incense and citrus aroma while delivering potent pain killing qualities
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
White Nightmare and Girl Scout Cookies crossed delivers this sativa dominant strain, Nightmare Cookies that may leave you locked into the couch.
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Talkative
Ice Queen is cross with White Widow and Cinderella 99
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4.0
Effects: Aroused, Euphoric, Giggly, Happy, Sleepy
Truffle Butter is created by crossing Gelato and Chocolate Kush. Delicious aroma's of fruit, caramel, and floral notes are front and centre from the breeder THClones
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Giggly, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
MILF, AKA MILF Weed is bred at Mother Chucker’s Seeds to help aid in relief of stress and pain.
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4.0
Mendocino Madness is bred by TH Seeds using the crossing of Madness and Kwiksilver.
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5.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Focused, Tingly, Uplifted
Jericho Haze is a pure Indian landrace sativa. Vidl of Oregon backcrossed this strain to include energetic physical effects.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sleepy
Night Nurse is a cross between Harmony, BC Hash Plant and Fire OG. This indica dominant strain has coffee flavours with a nice floral accent.
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3.0
Effects: Creative, Happy, Relaxed
Tigermelon is bred by Bodhi Seeds and involves the crossing of Uzbekistan Hashplant, Chemdawg and Apollo 11.
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4.0
Effects: Aroused, Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed
Kobain Kush crosses Pre-98 Bubba Kush with White Lotus providing this indica-dominant strain. Red Eyed Genetics developed this strain for increased yields and a shorter vegetative cycle with a higher potency.
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3.0
Effects: Aroused, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Sweet Lafayette is an indica-dominant strain delivered by Nine Point Growth Industries, perfect for evening use.
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4.0
Effects: Aroused, Energetic, Relaxed, Sleepy, Tingly
Afghan Hawaiian is produced by Canadian LP OrganGram Inc and is an indica-dominant mix of UK Cheese and Lavender.
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Dragon's Breath is a sativa-dominant mixing of Jack Herer and Northern Lights.
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4.0
Effects: Energetic, Happy, Hungry, Talkative, Uplifted
Mad Dog bred by Dank Genetic is high in THC content warning beginners to beware.
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4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Hustler Kush is bred by Greenworks and considered one of the 40 most potent strains in the world.
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4.0
Effects: Energetic, Happy, Hungry, Talkative, Uplifted
Good Medicine is sativa dominant strain produced by Bodhi Seeds.
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Chem Crush is a hybrid strain winner at a Cannabis Cup competition.
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0
Effects: Energetic, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Smooth Operator is developed by Colorado Seed Inc. crossing Hawaiian Purple Trainwreck with Rug Burn OG.
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Dream Beaver by Bodhi Seeds is a crossing of Dirty Hippy and Appalachia resulting in impressive THC levels.
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0
Effects: Energetic, Happy, Sleepy, Talkative, Uplifted
Truth Serum is a hybrid strain bred by Pisces Genetics using the crossing of True OG and Deathstar.
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3.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Purple Goat is bred by Cannabeizein producing a strain the delivers energy and creative focusing.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Cashus Clay combines rich berry terpenes and pleasurable body effects while providing a powerful mind expanding euphoria.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sleepy
Chem D.O.G. not Chemdawg is a potent cross between OG Kush and Chemdawg. The terpene profile in this strain includes caryophyllene, myrcrene,and limonene with hints of citrus spice and earthy tones.
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4.0
Effects: Energetic, Happy, Relaxed, Talkative, Uplifted
Jamaican Lion is a high-CBD sativa strain that has lineage from Jamaican Yarders and Mountain Lion.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Talkative
Bloodhound is the mixing of Huckleberry Hound and Guard Dawg producing a strain not for the faint at heart user.
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3.0
Effects: Euphoric, Giggly, Happy, Talkative, Uplifted
Ms. Universe delivered by the breeder Dynasty Seeds is a sativa-dominant hybrid.
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4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Talkative
Wild Thailand is a Thai landrace sold by World of Seeds. This 100% sativa landrace offers consumers rich citrus flavours.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Talkative, Uplifted
Alien Stardawg is a cross of Alien Kush and Stardawg. This sativa dominant strain is the prize possession of Green Beanz Seeds.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Talkative
Big Band is the combo of Bubble Gum and Chronic producing large buds for your delight.
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4.0
Effects: Aroused, Creative, Giggly, Happy, Talkative
Summertime Squeeze is a sativa-dominant strain perfect for treating anxiety, depression and pain.
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4.0
Effects: Creative, Happy, Relaxed, Talkative, Uplifted
Bob Saget is a winner at the Colorado Cannabis Cup in 2016. This stimulating sativa is a perfect choice for getting the morning going in the right direction.
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5.0
Effects: Creative, Happy, Relaxed, Talkative, Uplifted
Kool-Aid Smile is the product of two fruity parents Cherry Sauce and Purple Drink. Andromeda Strains produced this sticky bud strain.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Sour Apple is a cross between Sour Diesel and Pure Kush. It is bred by Top Shelf Seeds.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Game Changer is a clone-only strain that has lineage from Purple Dragon and Green Thai.
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4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Talkative
Blue Diamond is a strong stress relieving hybrid from Blue Dream and Diamond OG. It is a sativa dominant strain.
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0
Effects: Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Space Candy from the breeders TGA Genetics has lineage belonging to Cherry Space Queen and Cotton Candy.
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4.0
Effects: Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted
Kush-N-Cheese by Dinafem Seed was created by crossing Emerald OG Kush with UK Cheese.
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4.0
Effects: Energetic, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Talkative
Apple Jack is the cross of Jack Herer and White Widow. Chronic physical pain and nausea are all taken care of with this bud.

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