Hottest New Colorado Marijuana Strains According to Rolling Stone

Each year around this time, Rolling Stone magazine unveils its "Hot List" — the hottest musicians, actors, actresses and what-not on the current scene.

And this time around, Colorado — and more specifically, Colorado marijuana — made the cut.

The mag's Steve Knopper — a Colorado-based writer we recently profiled in regard to his new book about Michael Jackson — chose three hot new strains from a trio of Denver-area dispensaries.

First up is Death Star from DANK Colorado. One of the dispensary's photos appears at the top of this post, but here's another look....

...and a third....

...supplemented by a graphic that offers information about genetics and the conditions the strain is most effective at treating.

Next up is G6 from Medicine Man

Here's the Leafly description of the strain, which is also referred to at times as Jet Fuel.
Jet Fuel, also known as G6, from 303 Seeds is the ultimate cross of some of the most renowned Diesel strains. By combining Aspen OG with High Country Diesel, we are left with a sativa-driven hybrid that stays true to the influence of SFV OG Kush and East Coast Sour Diesel in its lineage. The name Jet Fuel isn’t purely devoted to the sweet, pungent aroma of diesel fumes that this strain exudes, but also the high-energy jolt of uplifting sativa effects that eventually level off to provide a dream-like state of relaxation.
Finally, there's Big Band, an indica from The Green Solution.

The following TGS graphic offers the basics.

In his description of Big Band, Knopper notes that it's recommended for "Forgetting. About. Everything."

But Knopper, and Rolling Stone, remembered — and the focus on our fair state serves as a reminder that even though a number of states have now legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, Colorado continues to lead the pack.

That's hot stuff.

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