Aside from recreational consumption, the 2018 legalization also allowed Albertans to cultivate and grow their own cannabis plants. As a result, more and more strains and crosses are sprouting in the soil of this beautiful province. In this post, Smokey’s will guide you through the most talked-about Alberta cannabis strains you need to learn more about.
It goes without saying that the local cannabis industry in Alberta is flourishing. From newly licensed retail stores and dispensaries to a fresh surge of products, Albertan cannabis enthusiasts are enjoying this influx of new supply and product pickings.
Read along to find out some strains that are worth highlighting from this corner of the country!
Top Alberta Cannabis Strains on the Market
Alberta’s strain game is getting stronger by the day and for all good reasons. Other than recreational cannabis, medicinal cannabis products are being reintroduced into the market. There are even reports of underground Alberta cannabis strains being tested by scientists that can potentially prevent the most fatal respiratory effects of COVID-19.
With all that being said, let’s get right to it!
Proudly grown in Alberta, this zesty, moderately-powered strain has a high concentration of limonene, hence its citrusy overtone. It has notes of fresh Florida oranges, with hints of lime and grapefruit. Packing a mesmerizing set of fruity notes good enough to be in a heady smoothie, the uplifting aroma of this Alberta cannabis strain gives an electrifying cerebral effect that’s ideal for some outdoorsy fun. Its genetics come from Sour Tangie and Clementine and belongs to a family of strains that include Daydream, Zen Berry, and Lemon Riot.
A hybrid of OG Kush and Durban Poison, the Palm Gardens is one of the most attractive Alberta cannabis strains out there. Recognized by its purple tone, sparkling frosty trichomes, and sharp orange pistils, this hybrid strain gives a heady pepper flavour with a nutty mint undertone. Its main effect is a head buzz that gets amplified as minutes go by. With 22% THC content, this strain is most suited for experienced tokers and for those looking for a relaxing time after a stressful day.
Cultivated by Alberta-based medical marijuana producer BOAZ Pharmaceuticals, the Green Kraken has a genetic profile that works well for reducing inflammation and improving memory. Truly a star in this roster of Alberta cannabis strains, the Green Kraken has 23.4% THC content which offers a smooth inhale of its piney, citrusy aroma. Its mango profile and creamy peppers can be attributed to its unique terpene profile that consists of caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene, and humulene. All of these make for a premium sativa-dominant experience that will make you want to say “release the Kraken!” Yes, we said it too.
This indica-dominant strain has a moderate amount of THC (13%) known for its violet colour and frosted sugary trichomes. Bayou has notes of sweetness, earth, and spice, thanks to its myrcene and caryophyllene-dominant terpene profile. Sun-grown in hybrid greenhouses, this strain offers a mellow body high that extends into a sense of calm, allowing for easier deep breaths. Users hail this strain for its relaxing effects that help those experiencing symptoms of anxiety and PTSD.
Grown and crafted in Alberta, this Indica-dominant hybrid is a cross of Death Bubba and Rainbow Punch. Its dark-green buds come with ultraviolet undertones and are covered with orange pistils with frosty crystals. Its sour aroma is greatly balanced with the sweetness of flowers and honey that came from its parent, Rainbow Punch. Its high THC content makes it medical-grade and is commonly used to treat mental and physical ailments. It gives off a strong high, mixed with a giggly, tingly sensation.
This 100% pure sativa strain has a reputation among all of Alberta cannabis strains for its high CBD level, which ranges from 2% to 3% on average. This potent cross between Skunk X and Sweet Leaf has a THC content of 12% to 16%. Its dense, leafy heart-shaped nugs are definitely something to crush on, with its bright neon green hues and thick blue hairs. Its caked-on trichomes and sweet resin contribute to its vanilla accent with notes of buttery caramel flavour. Users reported feeling an extreme sense of euphoria combined with a cerebral head high that peaks up to a sense of complete happiness and relief. Green Crush will leave you focused, uplifted, and motivated, and is kind enough to give you a mellow come down.
Admired for its leafy appearance characterized by light green buds, bright orange pistils, and crystal trichomes, this sativa-dominant hybrid is a descendant of the famous Maui Wowie strain. It brings in a lifted buzz that’s perfect to get you going and change your mood on days when you feel lethargic. One of the rarest Alberta cannabis strains, Helios has the capacity to provide an influx of motivation and creativity that will help you overcome tasks that you need to accomplish throughout the day. Its 16 to 18% THC level provides a feeling of ease that’s beneficial to treating stress, nausea, chronic pain, and appetite loss.
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