Happy Friday! This week’s New Strains Alert shares unique varieties of cannabis from the Midwest, the West Coast, and Leafly users like you. This includes Gold King’s Thai, a 1979 Thai Stick seed stock that has survived in the depths of the cannabis underground and is only recently available through the rise of new legal markets; Purple Punch, a flavorful and potent combination of Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple that offers complex terpenes and heavy-hitting sedation; and Super Silver Lights, a situation-specific strain that can be stimulating or sedating depending on dosage. These strains and many more are brought to you with love by Leafly and legal cannabis.
Legend OG is a presumed OG Kush phenotype that offers a fresh take on a classic. Known for tart, floral, and pungent terpenes, Legend OG stays true to its Kush background. Heavily sedating in large doses, Legend OG works hard to relax the consumer by elevating the mind while soothing aches and pains throughout the body. Its sleepy qualities also make it a solid choice before bedtime, but monitor your dosage, as high-THC varieties can overstimulate some minds.
Purple Punch is the sweet and sedating union of two indica-dominant classics. By breeding Larry OG with Granddaddy Purple, the astonishing trichome laden Purple Punch was born, smelling of grape candy, blueberry muffins, and tart Kool-Aid. The potency of this strain gives the consumer a one-two punch to the head and body, initially landing between the eyes and settling down into the limbs. Purple Punch is a delicious dessert strain that is best suited for after dinner. Its effects are preferred for managing nausea, stress, minor body aches, and sleeplessness.
Super Silver Lights is a hybrid strain with effects that quickly transition from functional to deeply sedating with every hit. With an uplifting onset that settles behind the eyes, Super Silver Lights is immediately euphoric, leaving the taste of mint, herbs, and earth on the palate. These effects course through the body, leading the consumer to a comfortable and cozy place. But double down on your dosage and anticipate weighed effects that are warm and sedative, drawing you closer to sleep. Utilize Super Silver Lights for depression, stress, and mood elevation in small doses, and meanwhile rest and deep relaxation can be found with heavier doses.
Gold King’s Thai (also known as Gold King’s Thai Stick) is the historical seed stock from a 1979 Thai Stick mother gathered by Gold King. This heirloom lineage is a special and rare cut that grows tight, colorful buds contrary to the traditional lanky stocks of Southeast Asia. During maturation, the plant’s trichome dusted foliage transitions to a light amber/gold, contrasting against the purple and red hues of its leaves. The aroma is floral and tropical without being overpowering. Gold King’s Thai has an extended 9 to 11 week flowering cycle, but is well worth the wait for classic strain hunters.
Princess’s Tiara, bred by Branden Waite, is the heady cross of parent strains Cinderella’s Dream and Headband. Offering a bouquet of pungent terpenes that reek of fuel, sweetness, and earth, the Princess’s Tiara smells very similar to its predecessors. The strain’s effects are uplifting and euphoric but tempered by the strong pull of the Blueberry and Sour Diesel on either side of the cross. Enjoy Princess’s Tiara throughout the day in small doses to improve mood, creativity, and focus.
Sour Spyder is a combination of two autoflowering strains built for their resilience in the garden and speed of production. The strain blends Black Creek Garden’s Spyder (which has a background in Sputnik #2 and Lowryder) and MDanzig’s Sour60, a snappy 60-day autoflower that is based in Master Kush, DJ Short’s Blueberry, Sour Bubble, and Diesel Ryder. Sour Spyder is a colorful, squat indica-dominant strain that produces small, tight nuggets bearing the smell of floral cotton candy and sour fuel. Its moderately sedating effects can be enjoyed by anyone looking to kick back and relax, but Sour Spyder may offer other benefits including stress and nausea relief.
Bedford Glue is a Midwest twist on one of the cannabis industry’s rising stars. This strain was created by combining Gorilla Glue #1 with Highwayman, lending a stimulating alertness to Gorilla Glue #1’s robust potency. It has a forest-like aroma with notes of pine, pepper, and herbs. Bedford Glue is generally a heady strain with mild body effects, making it an suitable hybrid for consumers seeking a THC content above 20% without overly debilitating effects.