Thunder, thunder, thunder, THUNDER(cats)! This week’s New Strains Alert brings the thunder (on behalf of my homeboy, Lion-O) for cannabis enthusiasts everywhere looking to up their cannabinoid intake for the weekend. Off the top we have a trio of thunderheads: Thunderbird Rose, Tropic Thunder, and Cherry Thunder Fuck, which explore a wide range of terpenes and effects. This trifecta naturally fits alongside pungent genetics like White 99 (Cinderella 99 x The White) and Tangie Dream (Blue Dream x Tangie) which blend familiar strains to create hybrids greater than the sum of their resinous parts.
Wherever your weekend takes you, stay warm, get lifted, and indulge in some winter wonderment with the aid of some of these strains.
Rebel Berry OG was the winner for Best Outdoor at the 2016 Oregon Growers Cup. This sativa-dominant hybrid created by Kotton for Rebel Spirit Cannabis was bred for potency and its ability to stimulate creativity. Its one-of-a-kind aroma is thick with blueberries, citrus, cheese, and a smooth yet spicy vanilla finish. The flavor is that of a velvety cheesecake covered in a blueberry glaze, with tasteful notes of citrus and juniper on the exhale. Rebel Berry OG’s effects are happy and full of laughter, leaving the consumer buzzing with euphoria. This clone-only strain is offered exclusively by Rebel Spirit Cannabis.
Cherry Thunder Fuck is an ultra-pungent strain with unique, long-lasting effects. Created by breeding a Cherry Bomb mother with a Maple Leaf Indica x Matanuska Thunder Fuck cross, Cherry Thunder Fuck offers an array of pungent, earthy aromas wrapped in the smell of overripe cherries. With elevated euphoria and a pleasant pressure behind the eyes, this Canadian native works to relieve minor pain while infusing the mind with uplifting alertness. Enjoy Cherry Thunder Fuck to calm the body while stimulating the appetite and improving mood.
White 99 is a potent hybrid cross of polar opposites. The offspring of Cinderella 99 and The White, this hybrid takes after its ancestors in both aroma and effect. Smelling of tropical citrus and pine, White 99 elevates mood and quashes depression. Its flavor is fresh and bright, tasting mostly of tart orange and lemon with a Kushy floral note on the finish.
Tropic Thunder is a mysterious Maui Wowie cross that exhibits colorful buds and floral aromas. The strain’s moderate potency makes it suitable for consumption any time of the day, offering a mellow and manageable buzz that elevates the mood and alleviates stress. Its floral aroma transforms into a bitter, herbaceous mixture of flavors upon combustion or vaporization. Tropic Thunder has been used for a variety of ailments, but excels when contending with depression, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
Jesse’s Girl by Peak Organics is the handcrafted indica-dominant cross of Black Cherry Kush and Purple OG. This heavy hitter exhibits dense purple buds that frost over with trichomes as the plant matures. Jesse’s Girl lets off a complex autumnal odor that contains hints of oak, spiced fruit, toasted nut, and earth. Enjoy this strain to help relieve stress and fatigue throughout the day.
Tangie Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that reeks of orange peel and rock candy. The strain’s overall sweetness permeates the flavor, leaving consumers with a subtle tartness on the exhale. Enjoy Tangie Dream throughout the day to elevate mood and stimulate the imagination. This strain can be motivating in smaller doses, but it has a tendency to insulate the consumer in an whimsical euphoria with continuous use.
Thunderbird Rose is a sativa strain bred by Kotton for Rebel Spirit Cannabis of Eugene, Oregon. This strain produces large lime green buds that express engorged trichome-covered calyxes and crimson pistils. Thunderbird Rose is a generous producer that has a healthy resistance to mold and pests. The aroma is floral with notes of deep green forest, fuel, and blueberry. Thunderbird Rose is an uplifting and euphoric cross that arouses creativity and enhances mood.