Here at Cinder, we want to make your experience with cannabis as enjoyable as possible. We know that when it comes to smoking weed, we all have to start somewhere (after we’ve hit the legal age of 21). There are plenty of folks out there who have thought about trying cannabis but just don’t know where to start, and that’s okay. For so long the stigma around cannabis consumption has driven many away from experiencing all of the wonderful things cannabis has to offer. With so many strains to choose from, it can be intimidating for people who are new to the game. That’s why we’re here to help out folks who may not know exactly where to start. Here, we’ll give you the run-down on the strains that we think will help you have an incredible first experience with cannabis.
Before we get into it, let’s lay out the basics. When you come in to buy some bud, you have to decide if you want an indica, sativa, or hybrid. If you’re looking for something to smoke after a long day that will help you sink into your couch, go for an indica. If you’re looking for something a bit more uplifting to help you unwind without making you tired, go for a sativa. Not sure which sounds best? Good news, a hybrid will give you the best of both worlds!
You’re also going to need to decide what kind of cannabis you want to consume. Here at Cinder, we offer everything from flower and pre-rolls to wax and edibles. We know, there are a lot of options. If it’s all just too overwhelming, sticking to flower is never a bad idea! Now that you have all the basics under your belt, let’s get into which strain you should ask for when you come in.
Super Lemon Haze
Starting off the list with sativas, we have Super Lemon Haze. This citrusy classic has a sweet and zesty lemon flavor profile making it great for new smokers who aren’t used to some of the funkier tasting strains. On top of that, the smell is just as pleasant and lemony. When you smoke this strain, the high you’ll experience will be energetic and lively. This is a great choice for someone looking for a great-tasting sativa.
Another great sativa dominant option, Tropicana Cookies also delivers a great citrusy flavor profile this time producing a smell and taste similar to that of a fresh orange peel. In line with the name, the taste also tends to have a slight cookie flavor. This is another energizing strain that’ll give you a great, overall body high.
Finishing off the sativas we have Maui Wowie. This all-time classic is known for its delightful tropical flavors and stress-relieving qualities. You’ll taste the sweet punch of pineapple upon first exhale as a high-energy euphoria washes over your body like an ocean wave. Your mind will float off into a realm of creative inspiration while your body craves sunshine and outdoor activities. This is a great first strain if you’re looking to have a fun day outside along with your smoke session.
Ice Cream Cake
Wanting to smoke something a little more calming and possibly even sedating? Well then, Ice Cream Cake is the strain for you. This sleepy indica will provide you total mind and body relaxation as creamy sweet vanilla smoke dances across your tongue. This strain is the perfect choice for anyone looking for that classic “in the couch” experience indicas are known for. This strain is best smoked at night when all you want to do is sit back and watch some TV.
Among the most famous indica strains is Northern Lights and for good reason. This pure indica produces euphoric body effects while relaxing the muscles and soothing the mind. This strain has a pungent flavor profile with sweet and spicy notes that remind users of pine. This is a smooth smoke that is perfect for relieving any stress or tightness and may leave you feeling a little sleepy.
Rounding out the last of our indica strains, we have Bubba Kush. This is one of the more sedating strains as users note it tends to lead to couch-lock. The flavor is uniquely warm with notes of hash and coffee will subtle notes of chocolate. This strain will give you head-to-toe relaxation as a heavy blanket of comfort wraps around you and you begin to sink into your couch. Your mind will also feel relieved and happy after smoking some Bubba Kush. If you’re looking for something truly relaxing that’ll have you in the couch for a better part of the day, reach for some Bubba Kush.
For those who can’t decide between indica and sativa, we have hybrid strains like Runtz. Runtz is loved by many for its incredible flavor profile that leaves the taste of sugary candy and fruit in your mouth after smoking it. The high from this strain is euphoric and uplifting and may make you pretty talkative if you’re smoking with friends. This is a great strain to pull out at your first smoke session because it will have you getting along with everyone in the circle. Plus, all your friends will love this strain too!
Another great hybrid, White Widow is one of the most famous strains worldwide. This is a truly balanced strain that hits users with a strong wave of euphoria accompanied by a burst of energy that stimulates creativity. This is another great strain to take to the sesh because its effects tend to make users chatty and may have you getting into some deep conversations with your buddies in the circle.
Last, but certainly not least, we have Pineapple Express. Leaning towards the sativa end of the spectrum, this hybrid is surely a strain you’ve heard of, especially after the release of the 2008 film of the same name. This train produces long-lasting energetic effects that will hit you as soon as the smoke leaves your mouth. You’ll feel alert, buzzy, and creative as the taste of pineapple and citrus pleases your palette. This is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a giggly fun time while still getting a great relieving high.
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Products listed are available at Cinder locations: Cinder North, 6010 N Division St, Spokane, Wa 99208; Cinder Downtown, 927 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201; and Cinder Valley, 1421 N Mullen Rd B, Spokane Valley, Wa 99206
This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Which is to say, cannabis can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Therefore, do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. Furthermore, there may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. To sum up, keep out of the reach of children