Top 5 Lemon Cannabis Strains
Lemon has been flavoring our foods and drinks for as long as we’ve been able to grow the fruit on a tree, but did you know that the same terpenes that give lemon its flavor are found in certain cannabis strains? It’s true, so if you’re a lemon-flavor fanatic and a cannabis enthusiast, you’re going to want to keep this page bookmarked for your next visit to the dispensary.
How Do You Get Lemon-Flavored Marijuana?
Cannabis comes in many flavors - including strawberry, grape, and banana - but you might be curious where they get their aromas and flavors. This requires a combination of terpenes, like myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene. While these terpenes are present in lemony strains, there is one terpene that seems to pop up more often than not: limonene. It’s no wonder that a terpene with that name gives cannabis a refreshing lemon flavor. Limonene is also harvested by manufacturers and added to many lemon-scented products–from soaps to perfumes and laundry detergents.
Meet Our 5 Favorite Lemon Strains
Citrusy strains are always popular options when the weather turns warm, so we asked our budtenders which 5 lemon strains they recommend. Here’s their list:
Lemon OG aka Lemon OG Kush
If you’re already familiar with lemon-flavored cannabis, there’s a good chance you know one of the parents of this strain: the famous Las Vegas Lemon Skunk and OG #18. Lemon OG has a citrus flavor, but it also holds onto the skunky aroma that came from its parent strains. Lemon OG is indica dominant, moderately high in THC (19%), and has the terpenes caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene.
Super Lemon Haze aka SLH
Combine Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, and you get Super Lemon Haze, a two-time Cannabis Cup winner that both tastes and smells like candy–even the flower itself has a lemon-like appearance to it. Super Lemon Haze contains a moderately potent 19% THC and owes its zesty flavors to terpinolene, caryophyllene, and myrcene.
Lemon Skunk aka Lemon Skunk OG
This lemon hybrid strain has the OG nickname for a reason—its a classic that has helped to create other lemony strains on this list. But just know it has “skunk” in its name for a reason: it carries a pungent aroma with lemon notes. Because it has 18% THC levels, it’s a great strain for both beginners and cannabis connoisseurs. Lemon Skunk owes its flavors to an abundance of caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene.
Lemon Kush aka Cali Lemon Kush
There’s one important thing to know when you purchase Lemon Kush—unless you’re purchasing from the same breeder, there’s a chance you’re going to get a different variety of Lemon Kush each time. This is because each breeder has their own genetic variations to get their version of Lemon Kush. That being said, all strains have this in common: moderately high THC levels (19%), deliciously sweet lemon flavors, and a terpene profile that contains myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.
Lemon Tree aka Lemon Tree Kush
Another child plant of Lemon Skunk, though this one is crossed with Sour Diesel, Lemon Tree brings two unique flavors together: lemon and diesel fuel. This strain is popular not just with recreational marijuana consumers, it’s also a popular strain for medical marijuana patients. If you purchase this balanced hybrid, be prepared for average THC levels and a rich terpene profile that includes myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.
Shop for Lemon-Flavored Marijuana Strains
Ready to get your lemon flavor fix? Head to your local dispensary and find one of these popular lemon-flavored strains. If you don’t see any that made our list of top five, ask your budtender if they have any lemon strains in stock that they’d recommend. We’re sure you’ll go home with a new favorite marijuana flower because of it.
Recreational Cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.