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Winterize Your Cannabis: Top 5 Winter Strains

Chunky knits, warm drinks, and cozy...flower? Yes, even your cannabis can get the winter treatment. As we move into hibernation season, you can adjust your marijuana consumption to fit your chillier surroundings. Check out our list of top winter-themed flower to turn your marijuana into merry-juana.

Cannabis & Winter

Wondering if cannabis is ever “in season”? The answer is: kind of. This famous plant is influenced by the changing weather, just like other plants. In areas of the northern hemisphere where cannabis cultivation is outdoors, you’ll often see an abundance of flower in the fall harvest months (depending on the strain). However, many cultivation centers also have indoor growing facilities, which means you can have flower at your state-licensed dispensary all year.

Learn more about what gives some cannabis strains their unique, chilly flavors in our guide to winter terpenes

Top 5 Winter Cannabis Strains

And speaking of cannabis flower, here are a few strain suggestions for wintertime!


Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Ice is a hybrid strain created by crossing several different legacy cultivars: Skunk, Northern Lights, Afghani, and Shiva. A 50/50 hybrid, its buds have a frosty, glass-like look to them, which is why it’s called ‘Ice.’ Don’t expect a chilly flavor palette--this strain has a strong diesel smell and taste.

Fire OG

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Fire OG, also known as Fire OG Kush, is an indica-dominant hybrid strain known for its high levels of THC. It’s bred by crossing OG Kush with San Fernando Valley OG Kush, giving it an earthy taste with woodsy tones and the aroma of sweet pine. The buds are covered in small, red hairs that give the appearance of fire, which is how this cultivar got its name.


Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Permafrost is another high-THC strain, created by crossing White Widow with Trainwreck. This sativa-dominant hybrid cultivar gets its name from its buds, which look like they’re covered in glittering snow. It even smells and tastes like fresh pine, making it the perfect winter companion.

Blue Dream

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Blue Dream is a legendary strain that comes from breeding Blueberry and Haze cannabis strains. Its taste and aroma are passed down through its lineage: a combination of sweet and blueberry flavors that will remind you of your favorite slice of pie after festive family dinners.

Bubba Kush

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Another classic strain, Bubba Kush is commonly found in dispensaries. While its exact lineage isn’t known, many believe it to be a gross of Afghani - a true indica landrace strain - and OG Kush. Its dominant terpene is caryophyllene, giving this flower an herbal flavor with notes of chocolate and coffee. Pair Bubba Kush with your favorite hot cocoa and prepare to get toasty.

More Strains for Wintertime

Find out more about winter-ready marijuana strains by speaking to your local budtender.


Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Ohio and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.