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It’s 4/20, which means it’s time to smoke all damn day. So let’s get straight to it.
Here are eight strains that are definitely worth your time, money, and sesh on the stoniest day of the year.
Miracle Alien Cookies #1 had to be on this list because 4/20 is about getting smacked, and that’s exactly what you’ll get from smoking this strain. This hybrid was originally bred by Capulator in Oregon, and is a cross of Alien Cookies,Columbian, and Starfighter. Nowadays, you can get MAC from plenty of different growers, but if you want the real deal OG Mac, search for Caps Cut.
MAC usually smells and tastes like a mix of citrus, gas, and funky terps, and will hit you with a heavy dose of euphoria and relaxation. A lil’ kick-your-feet-up type of high.
I stumbled across Wonderbrett’s Pink Picasso during a road trip through California last year. FIRE. DANK. ZA. Whatever descriptor you use to discuss a great strain with great effects, they apply here. If you’re in California, definitely scoop this one up.
Pink Picasso is a cross of OZK and Candyland — and trust me, that Candyland comes thruuu. It smells and tastes sweet, and is an incredible daytime smoke as the effects hit hard but won’t put you out of commission. Instead, it’s a somewhat productive stone, so if you still have stuff to do on 4/20, but you refuse to wait until after the tasks are completed to smoke, light up Pink Picasso.
Ice Cream Cake
If there’s a list of smokeables from ya boy, Ice Cream Cake will always be on there. It’s the perfect cannabis strain in terms of look, smell, taste, effects, and overall experience. If you wanted to smoke one single strain that gets you as high as a giraffe’s ass, look no further.
Ice Cream Cake is a cross of Gelato #33 and Wedding Cake. You might also see it named Gelato Cake, but it’s the same thing. It pretty much tastes like gassy ice cream, as those Gelato genetics absolutely dominate this hybrid. Effects-wise, expect to be super relaxed, because the high is super powerful — just a couple tokes of it might turn the clock to Nap Time.
Elephant Ears from Eastwood Gardens is the best weed in Portland. Yeah, I said it. It is 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 4/20 with friends, if you choose to do so.
Elephant Ears’ genetics are Grease Monkey and Dogwalker OG. If you live in Oregon, you’d be doing yourself a true disservice not celebrating the holiday with some Ears in your stash.
Truthfully, I wanted to tell you to go find Flavor Crystals (Grape Pie x Legend Apricot), because it’s the most unique flavor profile I’ve experienced all year; but I doubt it’s available, as I haven’t seen it since February. So instead, I’ll send you after one of its parent strains on this here 4/20.
Grape Pie is a cross of 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 surprising high. Though listed as indica-dominant in most databases, the creative high actually feels pretty balanced in both the head and body. If you’re a sativa lover, you might want to give this one a try.
Just like the strain mentioned above, Motorbreath is some straight gass that’ll remind you of smoking some classic Chemdog. That would make sense, with its genetics being a combination of Chem D and SFV OG Kush.
Motorbreath smells and tastes like gas with a citrus kick, thanks to that OG Kush in its blood. Truthfully, 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 people who are 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 cross of Tropicana Cookies and Wedding Cake that’ll stimulate your mind, much like Tropicana Cookies does. Sure, it’s potent, but instead of feeling stoned and settled into one spot, you’ll feel a bit energized, and engaged with everything around you. The Beach Wedding experience is perfect for creative hobbies like writing, painting, or whatever other type of artistic activities you enjoy. Or if you want to do absolutely nothing, but still want a heavy head high while doing so.
It wouldn’t be right to put out a list of strains to smoke on 4/20 and not have some Kush in the mix.
That said, our 2020 and 2021 Strain Madness Champion is OG Kush, which shows that the people still love this strain as much today as they did when it was first bred in the 90s. If you can find an authentic cut of it, you should definitely smoke Original Kush on 4/20. If you can’t, Kosher Kush would be an excellent alternative.
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