What Were the Most Popular Strains on 4/20?

Leafly Blue Dream hybrid cannabis strain

  1. Blue Dream

No real surprise here, Blue Dream has been one of the top strains on Leafly from day one, and continues to be one of the most popular and well-known cannabis strains in the world. The strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid originating in California, achieving legendary status among West Coast strains. A cross between Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze, Blue Dream balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration.

 

Leafly Girl Scout Cookies hybrid cannabis strain  2. Girl Scout CookiesAnother popular strain among Leafly users, Cookie Girl Scout, or GSC, is an OG Kush and Durban Poison hybrid cross whose reputation grew too large to stay within the borders of its California homeland. Girl Scout Cookies launches you to euphoria’s top floor, where full-body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space. A little goes a long way with this hybrid, whose THC heights have won Girl Scout Cookies several Cannabis Cup awards. Continue reading “What Were the Most Popular Strains on 4/20?”

Strain of the Week: Lemon Haze

Strain Highlights

Lemon Haze has been characterized as smelling of fresh peeled lemon slices with a similar taste. Its buds appear to be green and yellow with amber hairs on the trichomes, giving it the yellow tint. This strain’s THC has been measured at about 15-20% with a CBD of 0.38%.

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What are the benefits of a deep tissue massage?

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
  • Treats Chronic Back Pain.
  • Helps Lower High Blood Pressure.
  • Reduces Stress, Anxiety and Muscle Tension.
  • Breaks Up Scar Tissue.
  • Improves Athletic Recovery and Performance.
  • Can Help with Labor Pain and Delivery.
  • Reduces Arthritis Symptoms.

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Quiz: How Should You Celebrate 4/20? Let Us Help You Plan It Out

Our favorite “unofficial” cannabis holiday is fast approaching and it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what you should do. After all, there are many events and happenings surrounding this glorious day, including comedy shows and wild trips to cannabis-centric getaways.

If you’re flush with decisions and need a little nudge in a certain direction, take our quiz to find out what best suits your preferences for celebration! Each result offers you some Leafly-approved products and activities that will make this coming 4/20 the best one yet.

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What Cannabis Strains Do Women Want?

Recently I took a look at the rising female interest in cannabis and shared some business takeaways for dispensaries looking to offer a more female-friendly experience to their clientele. One of the suggestions I made was to make sure dispensaries stock strains that are especially appealing to female consumers, a tip that may have brought about some skepticism. Are there really strains that resonate more strongly with women?

According to our data, yes. What are they, and what qualities do they possess that appeal to the fairer sex? First, let’s take a look at the most popular strains women are searching for on Leafly.com. Continue reading “What Cannabis Strains Do Women Want?”

Vegan Veggie Love Muffins

Tired of eating vegetables the ordinary way? Switch it up with these vegan veggie muffins. You can make this recipe all your own by using other natural sweet produce of your choosing. Let’s get creative!

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Strain of the Week: Dr. Who

Strain Highlights

Navigate the planes of time and space with Dr. Who, a potent indicahybrid originally from Homegrown Natural Wonders who wittily combined parent strains Mad Scientist and Timewreck. This 60% indica strain can deliver swift relief to pain, stress, appetite loss, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, mood disorders, and nausea without lethargy or sedation, making Dr. Who a good choice for any time of the day. Its effects are precluded by a sweet and sour aroma of pineapple and grape. Dr. Who flowers in 56 to 63 days indoors, but also grows well in outdoor gardens.

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How Cannabis Strain Genetics Influence the THC:CBD Ratio

Marijuana bud close up

Why do strains like Blue Dream and Harlequin have such different effects? In large part, it’s because they have very different THC-to-CBD ratios.

THC and CBD are the two most abundant cannabinoids in most strains. THC is well known as the major psychoactive compound. CBD is best known for having a wide range of medical uses. While CBD lacks the psychoactive properties of THC, it does influence the effects of THC in the brain. This is why the THC:CBD ratio strongly influences a strain’s effects, and why that ratio is important when deciding which strain is right for you.

Here’s the cool part: The THC:CBD ratio is largely determined by strain genetics. Each plant’s genetic code determines the way the plant produces the two compounds. It’s a fascinating process that many consumers aren’t aware of. Continue reading “How Cannabis Strain Genetics Influence the THC:CBD Ratio”

Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Shallot Dressing Recipe

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“This quinoa salad is delicious with Marcona almonds, but I sometimes substitute toasted pine nuts, because everything tastes better with toasted pine nuts!” —Oprah Winfrey

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, preferably multicolored, rinsed and drained (if necessary)
  • ¼ cup minced shallots (from 1 to 2 large shallots)
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Finely grated zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • Ƅ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large orange
  • 4 hearts of palm (from one 14-ounce can), drained and thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • ½ English cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
  • ½ cup Marcona almonds or toasted pine nuts

    Directions

    Active time: 30 minutes
    Total time: 1 hour

    In a medium pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, covered, for 5 minutes more. Uncover, fluff with a fork and spread out on a baking sheet or large platter to let cool.

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together shallots, vinegar, mustard, garlic, lemon zest and juice, salt black pepper and cayenne. Whisk in oil.

    Zest orange into a large bowl. Using a paring knife, cut and discard peel and pith from orange. Cut between membranes to release segments; roughly chop and add to bowl with zest. Add cooled quinoa, hearts of palm, mango, cucumber and almonds. Toss gently to combine. Drizzle vinaigrette on top and toss again to coat. Serve immediately

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