14 Sweet-smelling Cannabis Strains to Sample in 2021
Love it or hate it, cannabis has a strange odor that is difficult to ignore. Part skunk, part gasoline and part burning plant, most weed just doesn’t smell all that good. However, there are a few strains that produce heavenly aromas that no one, not even the most anti-cannabis activist, can resist. Here are the weed strains that smell the absolute best:
- Bubble Gum
Sticky and pink (or sometimes blue?), bubble gum has such a unique flavor that can be sickeningly sweet — but that flavor is still attainable by cannabis genetics. The Bubble Gum strain’s aroma will bring you back to your youth, but you might get tired of its sticky sweetness if you use it too often.
- Grandaddy Purple
Purple not just in color but in flavor, Granddaddy Purple produces recognizable grape and berry flavors only found elsewhere in purple candies and sodas. Though the myths about purple strains are mostly unfounded, Granddaddy Purple provides an irrefutably pleasant experience.
Somango offers aromas that send users straight to a tropical beach, with ukulele music playing and palm trees swaying overhead. Mango and pineapple combine in a light, spritzer-like flavor, and the intense muscle relaxation effects are sure to improve the sensation that you are on a much-needed vacation to some Caribbean isle.
Opening a container of Tangie is like peeling a tangerine — the smell of sweet citrus is almost overpowering. Even better, the dreamy aroma is a mere precursor to the waves of euphoria felt after partaking in this strain.
- Strawberry Cough
Though Strawberry Cough comes from a rather dilapidated-looking, sickly plant that requires abundant care, the strain definitely deserves the mountain of awards it has won over the years. Smelling sweet like a ripening strawberry field and offering uplifting, creative effects, this is one of the best strains ever bred.
Blueberry is one of the most influential strains of all time, giving its genetics to world-famous strains like Blue Dream and Blue Cheese. However, the strain is delightful in its own right thanks to its near-perfect blueberry aroma, like a basket of berries picked right off the bush.
- Dutch Treat
While plenty of strains have recognizable culinary counterparts, Dutch Treat is delectable in an utterly unique way. Mixing lemon candy and fresh herbs, this strain smells and tastes sophisticated — but it will still satiate your sweet tooth.
Allegedly bred in a government facility to be super-potent and provide mega doses of THC to users, XJ-13 is nonetheless a charming blend of fruity smells and tastes. While some users call this strain a “fruit cocktail,” the most dominant flavors are citrus, pear and mint.
- Golden Ticket
While the name might be reminiscent of a certain chocolate factory, this strain’s smell tends toward sweet, fruity candy like lollipops or gobstoppers. A mix of citrus, sour apple, lemon, pineapple and some tropical flowers thrown in for good measure, Golden Ticket is a first-class pass to a delectable high.
This strain’s most dominant terpene is linalool, which is responsible for giving the lavender herb its unique aroma. Studies on linalool have found the compound to have profound sedative effects, which means using this strain will almost certainly help you relax and destress as you would walking through a field of lavender.
Citrusy strains like Grapefruit tend to have larger concentrations of the terpene limonene, which has been found to awaken and give energy to users. Thus, this sweet strain that tastes like a ruby grapefruit drizzled with honey is perfect for the wake-and-bake.
- Blueberry Pancakes
Notes of juicy berry, vanilla and just a hint of citrus, Blueberry Pancakes has everything to reproduce the smell of a sumptuous, fresh-cooked breakfast. Even better, the strain has an astonishing 21 percent THC, ensuring a fantastic day ahead for any user.
- Red-headed Stranger
Not as well-known as other sweet strains on this list, Red-headed Stranger is nonetheless beloved by those in-the-know. The sweetness of citrus is tempered by an herbaceous, earthy note that tastes eerily similar to a sweet IPA, or even a shandy — a perfect strain for afternoons in the summer.
Schrom is legendary in Seattle, but it deserves a reputation across the U.S. for its aroma that is distinctly and undeniably identical to 7-Up. If you often find yourself reaching for a sweet citrusy soda, you won’t be able to get enough of this strain.
You don’t have to put up with the weird, herby-diesel smell that so many cannabis strains maintain. These strains are sweet in aroma and flavor, to make the entire weed experience so much more enjoyable.