Colorado's cannabis growers were experimenting with new strains and manipulating desirable genetics long before legalization. Still, dispensaries have enabled strain migration and consumer education at a much faster level, and it's high time that consumers took advantage of it. While there's nothing wrong with sticking to the tried-and-true effects of Sour Diesel or Bubba Kush, here are seven new or rare strains that might change your toking routine.
Moroccan Girl Scout Cookies
Carried at Herbs4You, this backcross of Durban Poison and Girl Scout Cookies (a hybrid of Durban Poison and OG Kush) has become an office favorite at Westword, and one sniff will show you why. The heightened aromas of rubber and citrus add a welcome twist to the doughy, earthy notes that Cookies strains are known for, but the strain's OG influence makes it much less racy than Durban, which can be a roller coaster sativa for some.
Add a bong and some bacon, and baby, you've got a brunch going. This hybrid of Clementine and Purple Punch carries plenty of the terpene limonene, which is found in citrus fruit, as well as caryophyllene, a terpene in hops. The Mimosa strain's amiable effects but stiff potency make for an easy high to tolerate in small doses, but just like the drink, overdoing it can end your day prematurely. I've spotted Mimosa at Silver Stem dispensaries and the Lodge so far, but don't be surprised if its profile grows.
A cross of Blueberry Tahoe and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, Blueberry Cookies is a third-generation superstar. Its Blueberry Tahoe parent is bred from Blueberry and Tahoe OG, while Thin Mint is a phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies. And mixing all of those classic genetics has baked up something tasty, as the blend of berry, dough and earthy Kush flavors makes Blueberry Cookies one of the sweetest takes on the Cookies trend so far. We've found it at Lightshade, Damian Marley's Stony Hill and Universal Herbs.