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5 Valentine’s Day Marijuana Strains
The cannabis industry is always innovating, including finding new ways to celebrate and enjoy holidays like Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single, celebrating with a lifelong partner, or exploring new love, certain Valentine’s Day cannabis strains can help enhance your experience through flavor, aromas, terpene profiles, and more. So before you buy another predictable box of chocolates, check out some of the strains that tickle our senses and add to the ambiance of this romantic holiday.
What Makes a Strain Good for Valentine’s Day?
When it comes to Valentine’s Day marijuana ideas, the best strains to pick are the ones you enjoy, from their flavors to their effects (just remember, how cannabis affects you may not be the same as how it affects other people). Beyond that, you can explore anecdotal evidence, like how others have reported their experience with a certain strain, and preliminary research into terpene profiles. Terpenes are the compounds found in cannabis that give it its distinctive flavor and aroma. Some terpenes, like limonene, are shown to have certain effects, including anti-anxiety. A strain with higher levels of limonene may help you relax and find it easier to enjoy a night out with friends or a date with your special someone.
Speaking of studies, there has also been research started that explores a possible correlation between marijuana and sex—the idea being that consuming marijuana prior to doing the deed may help someone enjoy themselves more in the bedroom. Whether this is because of the terpenes in the cannabis remains to be determined, but likely, if there actually is truth to the idea that marijuana can make sex more enjoyable, it is because of the entourage effect—the effect all cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids have on the body.
Of course, until we have the research to back up any connection between marijuana and sex, the industry has already provided a useful alternative—cannabis lube.
Our Favorite Strains for Valentine’s Day
There are some strains that just embody the Valentine’s Day vibe because they taste like sweet confections traditionally given to a loved one on the holiday. They pair perfectly with a homemade meal, or they just make for a great strain to enjoy when you’re ready to Netflix and chill. For us, these five strains and their romantic terpenes make for a perfect Valentine’s Day:
Love Potion #1
When Columbian Gold met G-13, the result was Love Potion #1, a sativa-dominant hybrid with moderate levels of THC (15-18%). Love Potion #1 has a reputation for being an uplifting experience—perfect for late date nights with a loved one or some alone time with yourself on that special day. While it may affect you differently, it’s still a great strain to try if only for its sweet lemon scent and taste with just a hint of skunk on the back end.
Sweeties (not The Sweeties, which is a different strain) is an indica-dominant variety created with a three-way cross between The White, Tahoe OG, and the infamous Girl Scout Cookies. If you know anything about those three strains, you know that Sweeties has a potent reputation to uphold—and it certainly does with its 22-24% THC levels. Sweeties gets its name for its sweet flavor and lemon-diesel scent, making it perfect to enjoy as a dessert or as a sweet complement for your cannabis and cheese pairings charcuterie board.
With parent strains named Cherry Thunderf*** and Trainwreck, there’s no way you can partake of Wild Cherry and not expect its high THC levels (23-29%). But Wild Cherry is more than just its intoxicating effects. It’s also a sweet, spicy cherry flavored strain with aromatic notes of coffee and tobacco that make it unique and delicious—a perfect unpredictable combination when it comes to Valentine’s Day.
If you know anything about landrace strains, you know they’re the cream of the OG crop when it comes to cannabis. Chocolate Chunk is a descendent of one of the most popular and prolific landraces in the world—Afghani. Like Afghani, Chocolate Chunk is a pure indica that tastes exactly like its name—chocolate. Add a hint of coffee to it, and this strain will remind you of chocolate-covered espresso beans. With between 20-23% THC and 3% CBD, Chocolate Chunk may not give you the rush of a shot of espresso, but it will leave you feeling like you just indulged in dessert.
If you’re looking for a nice, mild, after-dinner strain, look no further than Harlequin. This sativa-dominant hybrid may be a cross between Columbian Gold, Thai, and Swiss Landrace, but it has low levels of THC (7-15%) and nearly even levels of CBD (10%)—making for a balanced experience. Because of its low potency, it’s a nice strain to indulge in if you want to partake of cannabis but don’t want overwhelming intoxicating effects at low doses.
Purchasing Cannabis for Valentine’s Day
If you’re like other cannabis enthusiasts, you’re always looking for new ways to celebrate your love of cannabis. Embracing holidays like Valentine’s Day can be a great way to try new strains of marijuana and treat your favorite person to something new too. Whether you’re picking up a favorite strain or trying one of the five Valentine’s Day strains we love, you’re sure to find something perfect for the occasion at your local dispensary.