Top 30 best strains of weed to use all summer long

Published Jun 14, 2020 09:00 a.m. ET
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The smoldering heat is nearly here, which means that it’s time to get equipped for the summer. That usually consists of swapping out winter boots for sandals and getting the warmer gear packed away, but it’s also an excellent time to rearrange your choices where strains of weed are concerned. It might not seem like a traditional change, but now that the weather is nice, you’ll want to be active, and enjoy it, which means packing away the heavy-duty couch locking strains and whipping out the lighter, more summery alternatives.

What to look for when searching for the best summer strains

One person's idea of the perfect strains of weed for summer might be slightly different than the next, but what you need to look for is something that can provide an invigorating boost and lift your spirits, so that you’ll have both the attitude and motivation to complete everything that you have planned for the summer. In some cases, it’s the terpenes that heavily influence this effect, but the best way to know for sure is to look up consumer reviews.

Indica vs Sativa

Some people might assume that Sativa strains would be the best option for the summertime as they are typically known to invoke gentler sensations and effects. However, that isn’t usually the case. There are just as many strains of weed from all three categories, including Sativa, Indica, and Hybrids, that are good for staying active in the hot weather, and here we're going to show you a little bit of each.

The best Indica strains for summer

These Indica strains are perfect for this time of year, and though some of them may be a bit more potent than your average strains of weed, they are mild enough that they shouldn’t interfere with your want to get off the couch and go.

  1. Candy Cane

  2. Jesus OG

  3. Power Kush

  4. Edelweiss

  5. Purple Chemdawg

  6. Funky Monkey

  7. Green Kush

  8. Somango

  9. Purple Killer

  10. Alien Dawg

The best Sativa strains for summer

These Sativa strains are certainly a treat to enjoy in the warmer weather, as each one offers uplifting and inspiring effects that might help you to plan out and pull off your next great adventure this summer. Whether you’re heading out to camp or want to sprawl out on a beach and tan, these strains of weed are some of the best for the job.

  1. Jamaican Dream

  2. Green Crack Punch

  3. Super Jack

  • Chocolate Diesel

  • Kaboom

  • Panama Haze

  • Kali Mist

  • Superchoco

  • Wild Thailand

  • Santa Muerte

  • The best hybrid strains for summer

    They say hybrid cannabis strains offer the very best from both worlds, as they tend to provide a glowing combination of both intense cerebral effects and a sense of focus. This list includes all different kinds of variations of hybrids, including Sativa and Indica dominant varieties but without the magic from both lines of genetics, we’d never get to experience these gems.

    1. Bruce Banner

    2. Easy Haze

    3. Chocolate Fondue

    4. Haze Berry

    5. Devil’s Harvest

    6. Mickey Kush

    7. Lemon Shining Silver Haze

    8. Jack the Ripper

    9. Mother Gorilla

    10. Franco’s Lemon Cheese

    The best weed strains to get you going in the morning


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