It's 4/20 which means it's time to smoke all damn day. So let's get started right away.
Here are eight strains that are definitely worth your time, money, and sesh on the rockiest day of the year.
MAC # 1
Miracle Alien Cookies # 1 had to be on that list because April 20th is all about getting beaten, and that's exactly what you get when you smoke this strain. This hybrid was originally bred by Capulator in Oregon and is a cross of Alien Cookies, Columbian and Starfighter. You can get MAC from a lot of different breeders these days, but if you want the real OG Mac, look for Caps Cut.
MAC usually smells and tastes like a mix of citrus, gas and funky terps and will hit you with a high dose of euphoria and relaxation. A little kick-your-foot-up type of high.
I stumbled upon Wonderbrett's Pink Picasso on a road trip through California last year. FIRE. THANKS. ZA. Whichever descriptor you use to discuss a large variety with large effects, they apply here. If you are in California, be sure to get this one.
Pink Picasso is a cross between OZK and Candyland and trust me Candyland will get through. It smells and tastes sweet and is an incredible smoke by day as the effects hit hard but don't put you out of service. Instead, it's a somewhat productive stone. So, if you still have something to do on April 20th but refuse to wait for the chores to finish to smoke, light Pink Picasso.
Ice cream cake
If there's a list of smokeables from your boy, Ice Cream Cake is always there. It's the perfect strain of cannabis in terms of looks, smell, taste, effects, and overall experience. If you want to smoke a single strain that will get you as high as a giraffe's ass, look no further.
Ice Cream Cake is a cross between Gelato # 33 and Wedding Cake. You might see Gelato Cake too, but it's the same. It pretty much tastes like gaseous ice as those gelato genetics absolutely dominate this hybrid. In terms of effects, expect to be super relaxed as the high is super powerful, just a few tokens of that could turn the clock to nap time.
Elephant ears from Eastwood Gardens are Portland's best weed. Yes i said so. It's pure gas on the nose and tongue, and the high is guaranteed to get you so stoned that all you want to do is sit around and laugh. Sounds perfect for celebrating April 20th with friends if that's what you want.
The genetics of the elephant ears are Grease Monkey and Dogwalker OG. If you live in Oregon you would be doing yourself a real disadvantage if you didn't celebrate the vacation with a few ears in your stash.
To be honest, I wanted to tell you to look for Flavor Crystals (Grape Pie x Legend Apricot) as this is the most unique flavor profile I've experienced all year round. but I doubt it's available as I haven't seen it since February. So instead I'm sending you 4/20 to one of its parent strains here.
Grape Pie is a cross between Cherry Pie and Grape Stomper. It smells like grapes and tastes sweet and earthy. Though delicious, the reason it's here is because of its surprisingly high level. Though listed as indica dominant in most databases, the creative high feels pretty balanced in both head and body. If you are a sativa lover you should give it a try.
Just like the strain mentioned above, Motorbreath is a straight gas that will remind you of smoking a classic Chemdog. That would make sense as his genetics are a combination of Chem D and SFV OG Kush.
Motorbreath smells and tastes like gas with a citrus kick, thanks to the OG Kush in the blood. In all honesty, there isn't much more you need to know about this extremely potent strain. Buy it, smoke it and you'll see exactly why it's worthy of your 4/20 celebration.
For my folks looking for a more uplifting, motivating type of smoke than many of the strains listed here, Beach Wedding is the answer.
Beach Wedding is a mix of Tropicana biscuits and wedding cake that will stimulate your mind, much like Tropicana biscuits. Sure, it's powerful, but instead of feeling stoned and settled in one place, you feel a bit energized and preoccupied with everything around you. The beach wedding experience is perfect for any creative hobbies like writing, painting, or any other artistic activity that you enjoy. Or when you want to do absolutely nothing, but still want a heavy head.
It wouldn't be right to post a list of the strains to be smoked on April 20th with no Kush in the mix.
Our 2020 and 2021 Strain Madness Champion is OG Kush, which shows that people still love this strain as much today as it did when it was first bred in the 90s. If you can find an authentic cut of this, you should definitely smoke Original Kush on April 20th. If you can't, Kosher Kush would be an excellent alternative.
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