Summer in Colorado is beautiful. If you want to enhance your day even more, though, you may be interested in finding a new cannabis strain. All of the different types of cannabis offer their own unique characteristics, which is one of the things that makes this plant so great. Here are some of the best summer strains for people who want to brighten their day with some cannabis.
Best Strains for Uplifting Summer Day
There are multiple ways to enjoy a beautiful summer day here in Colorado. We have dispensaries in Wheat Ridge and Cortez, so whether you’re in Montezuma County or the western suburbs of Denver, you have quick access to much of what our state has to offer. Before you pick the best cannabis strain for your summer day in the Centennial state, though, you’ll have to decide what kind of day you want to have.
Some of our customers like to spend their days being more active. For example, you may want to go for a hike or spend time with friends in a social environment. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with kicking back and enjoying your day by sitting in the sun and admiring Colorado’s natural beauty. Once you have an idea of your perfect day, pick one of the cannabis strains below to pair with your chosen activity.
Gelato Strain – Relaxing but not Tiring
Also referred to as “Larry Bird,” Gelato comes from the Cookie family of cannabis strains. Its parents are Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint GSC. Physically, this strain may show off some purple tones in addition to bright orange hairs. When you start breaking it up, you’ll get a hint of the sweet and fruity scent that helped give this strain its name.
The Gelato strain is really perfect for just about any kind of day. It’s definitely associated with a sense of physical relaxation, so it certainly wouldn’t be a bad choice for time spent sitting around the pool. That said, this hybrid strain’s effects also include euphoria, creativity, and bursts of cerebral energy.
Many of our customers say the combination of physical relaxation and mental stimulation makes this one of their favorite strains for any time. Just take it easy with this strain. It’s loaded with THC, which means the experience may feel overwhelming if the sweet taste tempts you to indulge too much.
Blue Dream – Uplifting and Energizing
Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid, and most people say it leans way more to the energizing side of things. It’s often regarded as a daytime strain, especially among people who want to be productive throughout the day. If you want to go do activities with friends or take the dog on a long walk, Blue Dream might be a good fit for you. Our customers normally say that this hybrid strain helps them feel creative and imparts a sense of mental clarity.
One of our favorite things about Blue Dream is the way it seems to ease you into a sense of euphoria. It’s not nearly overwhelming as some strains, and people often say they feel totally calm in addition to happiness. Whether you’re a relatively new cannabis consumer or a seasoned veteran, this strain can be a good fit for you. A lot of our customers say this is their favorite strain for when they want to get energized without feeling anxious.
In addition to the popular effects, people also love Blue Dream because of its sweetness. It’s a mix of Blueberry and Haze, and the Blueberry side definitely shines through in the smell and taste. It looks as good as it tastes, too. Expect to see a dense layer of trichomes covering these buds.
We’re obsessed with Tangie Power, which is a strain that we acquired through the prestigious Grow Off competition in 2018. If you’re familiar with the Tangerine Dream strain that got popular in the 90s, you’ll recognize some of the characteristics in Tangie power. Its parents include California Orange and a Skunk hybrid, which means it’s absolutely loaded with premium cannabis genetics. It grows well both inside and outside, producing large yields of high-quality buds.
You might have guessed this already: Tangie Power has a sweet citrus flavor. The taste is hard to beat, but it was actually the THC content that helped Tangie Power earn a first-place award for adult use Colorado strains from The Grow-Off. Coming in with an impressive 28.2% THC concentration, it’s no wonder this strain won an award and delights so many customers.
This sativa strain is known for producing a sense of euphoria that comes along with a clear head and plenty of energy. Our customers normally say Tangie Power makes them feel uplifted and creative, so it’s a good choice on a summer day. If you want to feel happy without any of the drowsiness you get from other cannabis strains, we definitely recommend this strain.
We’ve heard people say Tangie Power helps them plow through feelings of depression, pain, or fatigue so they can get out and enjoy themselves. We do recommend that you take a drink with you wherever you go, and maybe even some eye drops. Some people say this strain makes their eyes dry and makes them feel especially thirsty.
Blueberry Headband is generally considered to be a 50/50 hybrid because it contains genetics from both indica and sativa strains. As far as the effects go, most people say that it’s much more energizing than it is calming. It’s an uplifting strain that’s perfect for a summer day, especially because the energy also comes with a sense of euphoria. Many of the people who love this strain say they find themself getting up to do things even when they planned on just hanging around on the couch.
The Blueberry Headband plant can produce large yields, and their flowers are absolutely beautiful. This strain often comes in long, thin buds with light brown or orange hairs and plenty of shiny trichome crystals. Once you start to break up this extremely resinous flower, you’ll notice notes of diesel, pepper, and (of course) berries. We’ve also heard people say they pick up interesting whiffs of eucalyptus and pine.
The genetics of Blueberry Headband is somewhat ambiguous. Some people say it’s enough to simply cross the Blueberry strain with the Headband strain. That certainly makes sense. The original Blueberry Headband Strain from Northern California is said to have combined ’76 Blueberry, Emerald OG Kush, Cali Sour D, and Pre-98 Bubba Kush. However Blueberry Headband came to be, you’ll be glad to have some with you next time you plan a fun-filled summer day.
Best Cannabis Strains at Chronic Therapy
The strains mentioned on this list are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you visit Chronic Therapy in Wheat Ridge or Cortez, you can count on seeing new strains on the dispensary menu. We work with the best cannabis growers in Colorado and even grow some of our own strains, so there are plenty of options. Talk to one of our budtenders today and ask them to walk you through our cannabis strains.
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