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January 9, 2024 By Wild Orchard Co.

Top 15 Strains to Try in 2024

If there’s one thing that we learned in 2023, it’s that today’s hemp enthusiasts are more particular about strains than ever.  With so many new cannabinoids coming out and enticing us with one-of-a-kind psychoactive effects, it’s no wonder why those who gravitate toward vapes, flower, and dabs are getting very into the world of strains with which to pair these intoxicating compounds.  Now that 2024 has arrived, we’re gonna take a look at the top 15 strains to treat yourself to for the year ahead.  Whether you’re craving an energizing sativa, a soothing indica, or a balanced hybrid, there is something for everyone.

Best Strains to Enjoy as we Move Through the New Year

These strains below cover all your bases, from heavy indicas to solid sativas, and everything in between.  Explore them all if you want to sample the strains that have gotten everyone talking this year, thanks to their satisfying effects, potent THC levels, and mouthwatering flavors.

Strain #15: Pandemic

The first strain on our list is Pandemic, aka Pandemia Haze, and it’s an incredibly rare and very new strain that most people have never heard of.  It’s a 60/40 sativa-leaning hybrid with Mango Kush and an unnamed sativa as its parents.  The mango notes are strong in terms of flavor, and while a lot isn’t known about it, what we do know is that it hits you hard and fast with a cerebral rush that’s euphoric and energizing, before a dazed, introspective feeling finishes things off.

Product Recommendation: THCa Pre-Rolls “Pandemic”

Strain #14: Alien Piss

Another hybrid to enjoy in 2024 is Alien Piss, which is a 50/50 strain with a whopping 28% THC.  It’s renowned for its cerebral effects that make your head tingle, while your body buzzes with relaxing yet pleasurable sensations, never becoming too stimulating or sedating.  Flavor-wise, it’s got notes of lemon, herbs, and ammonia, hence the name.

Product Recommendation: HHC Disposable Vape Pen “Alien Piss” 1 Gram

Strain #13: Mimosa

Mimosa is a beloved 70% sativa strain that has a staggering 27% THC.  Its parents are Purple Punch and Clementine, hence those grape and citrus notes that give off a real mimosa-like flavor.  Known for being a great wake-and-bake strain, it can make you more productive with a big boost of energy, motivation, focus, and enthusiasm.

Product Recommendation: Knockout “Mimosa” HHC-R Live Resin 510 Cart 1.5 Gram

Strain #12: Jolly Rancher

With a 75% indica-leaning profile, mouthwatering Jolly Rancher tastes a lot like its namesake, and that’s a big part of its appeal.  It can give you nearly unparalleled euphoria, and it’s super popular among those with discomfort in the body.  Keep in mind that while it can start off uplifting, it can knock you out with couchlock and a feeling of drowsiness as time goes on.

Product Recommendation: THCa Pre-Rolls “Jolly Rancher”

Strain #11: Lemon Slushie

A true 50/50 hybrid, Lemon Slushie is a dream come true thanks to both its flavor and its effects profile.  The bold lemon notes always hit the spot, and the THC levels hover around 28-30%, which is impressive to say the least.  People say that the high makes them feel both calm and happy, which offers the best of both worlds, if you ask us.  It’s also a heavy “munchies” strain that can get you super relaxed as you sit back and watch your favorite TV shows.

Product Recommendation: Knockout “Lemon Slushie” HHC-R Live Resin 510 Cart

Strain #10: Blue Dream

If there’s one strain that’s been a staple of the market for years, it’s Blue Dream, with its 60% sativa-leaning profile and taste of fresh blueberries.  Known for being one of the most balanced strains of all time, it can make you feel creative, optimistic, relaxed, and free of pain all at the same time.

Product Recommendation: Delta 8 – 510 Cartridges Blue Dream

Strain #9: Gorilla Glue

With its outrageously high 28% THC level, this nearly balanced hybrid comes from Chocolate Diesel and Sour Diesel, with a flavor profile that is just like its parents, and a high that can go on for hours.  It’s unbelievably euphoric, and it starts off with a bold blast of energized euphoria, before couchlock takes over and leaves you in a state of sleepy bliss.

Product Recommendation: “Gorilla Glue” Delta-8 Pen

Strain #8: Baklava

Baklava is a common go-to thanks to its slight indica-leaning profile that starts off with a surprising burst of energy, before turning into an introspective high that makes you physically unmovable, but mentally active.  It doesn’t hurt that the flavor profile is that of butter pastry and sticky honey, with nutty undertones.

Product Recommendations: “Baklava” Delta-8 Pen

Strain #7: Do Si Do

With Girl Scout Cookies as one of its parents, Do Si Do boasts a similar cookie flavor, and it’s a 70% indica hybrid with a staggering 30% THC.  This is a lights-out type of strain that can give you couchlock beyond belief, all while obliterating any kind of negativity in your mind and making you feel unbelievably blissful.

Product Recommendation: THCa Flower Core Infused Diamonds “Do Si Do”

Strain #6: Fruit Punch

Fruit Punch is a 70% sativa hybrid with high THC levels around 25%.  It’s a cross between 3 classics: Skunk and Haze with Northern Lights.  Flavor-wise, the fruit punch notes live up to the hype, while the high can be very energizing, motivating you to get things done before inevitably sending you into a state of unfocused relaxation.

Product Recommendation: THCa Diamonds “Fruit Punch” Live Resin Vape 2 Gram

Strain #5: Cookies

One of the most recognized names in the strain world, GSC (Girl Scout Cookies or Cookies) is a slightly sativa-leaning hybrid that just understands what connoisseurs want, all while delivering an unmistakable cookie flavor.  Its THC levels are super high, and it delivers that perfect balance between powerful euphoria and a feeling of utter calm in the mind & body.

Product Recommendation: THCa Pre-Rolls “Cookies”

Strain #4: Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit, with its 70/30 indica dominance, is a strain that is a favorite according to many indica lovers, and its bold fruity taste alone is worth experiencing.  It’s incredibly popular as a bedtime strain thanks to its ability to give you profound couchlock paired with a feeling of haziness that blocks all mental activity that could otherwise keep you awake.

Product Recommendation: Knockout 2-In-1 HHC-R Live Resin 510 Carts

Strain #3: Gelato

A 55% indica-leaning strain with roughly 20% THC, Gelato is the offspring of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.  It even tastes like creamy n’ fruity berry gelato with fresh citrus notes.  This is also another strain that can give you a major dose of couchlock, all while keeping your mind feeling light, carefree, and totally happy.

Product Recommendation: “Gelato” Delta-8 Pen

Strain #2: Jack Herer

An absolute legend for sativa lovers is Jack Herer, with its 80% sativa profile and intense THC content.  This is a strain that hits you as soon as you exhale, with a head rush of euphoric buzzing, and weightless joy that can last for hours.  People love it because it can kill any negativity while keeping the mind and body active, and because of that, it’s wonderful for socializing, helping you feel more confident and philosophical.

Product Recommendation: Knockout “Jack Herer” HHC-R Live Resin 510 Cart 1.5 Gram

Strain #1: Birthday Cake

Finally, there’s Birthday Cake, a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie with a slight indica dominance.  With 24% THC, its potency is nothing to scoff at, and its flavor is every bit as outstanding as you can imagine.  It’s a strain that starts off with big euphoric waves of utter joy while becoming more and more relaxing as time goes on, until eventually you feel drowsy and ready to curl up on the couch with your favorite blanket.

Product Recommendation: “Birthday Cake” Delta 8 Pen

These Awesome Strains Will Dominate the Year Ahead!

Clearly, these 15 strains are destined to be top performers as we move through 2024, as already, they’re selling out all over the country.  But, fortunately, you can grab them all at Wild Orchard Co., along with many other must-try cultivars, so that you’re all set from January to December.