‘Tis the season! Cue the twinkling lights, hot cocoa by the fireplace, warm and of course, our favorite kind of tree: weed.
Cannabis is not only a festive treat, but it can also help lighten the mood for what can be a stressful time of year. With everything that 2020 has thrown at us, you deserve to unwind and treat yourself to some herbal enhancements — so why not try a different cannabis strain every day?
In this ultra-special holiday guide, Wikileaf has put together a content advent calendar where each day will unlock with a new strain. Come back each day to see which strain we recommend.
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Day 1 – Blue Dream
Get in the spirit with the ultimate crowd-favorite, Blue Dream: it’s the hybrid that both Indica and Sativa lovers all agree on. Break out this cross between Blueberry and Haze at your intimate holiday party and everyone will think you got them a special present. Its light berry taste and calm yet euphoric effects are the perfect way to bring in some holiday cheer.
Day 2 – GSC
While it’s not exactly gingerbread cookies, GSC will hit your green tooth every time. This satisfying hybrid of OG Kush (who also made our holiday list) and Durban Poison has a sweet and earthy aroma with effects that will leave you feeling merry and bright. If that doesn’t sound like Kushmas, we don’t know what does.
Day 3 – Green Ribbon
Wrap this strain up with a pretty bow, and you’ve got yourself the perfect holiday present for that special stoner in your life (which can also be yourself, duh). Green Ribbon’s light green buds are reminiscent of a snow-covered pine tree while its subtle floral scent with fruity undertones reminds us of lazy summers — and feels like one too. Generally high in THC, patients report an energetic, heady feeling that will have your senses prancing and dancing.
Day 4 – Hawaiian Snow
We all dream of a white Kushmas — and with Hawaiian Snow, it’s going to be snowy all right. Packed full of THC, these powerful buds are a trifecta of Haze genetics, combining Neville’s Haze, Pure Haze, and Hawaiian Haze into one powerhouse Sativa.
Where Hawaiian Snow really stands out is in its high: It’s a very stimulating head buzz that is perfect for social interaction, like awkward family zoom calls, and creative endeavors, like decking the halls with boughs of holly. No matter what you choose to do, get ready to have some holiday fun.
Day 5 – Jack Frost
Notes of pine and sugar cookie intersect with undertones of lemon zest and fresh earth to give this well-balanced hybrid strain its distinctly festive taste. Try these frosty nugs and you’ll likely experience euphoria, increased creativity, and enough energy to get through a holiday bake-a-thon. With THC levels known to surpass 20 percent, it is also believed to relieve insomnia, pain, and lack of appetite — so you’ll have plenty of room to scarf down another round of pie.
Day 6 – Kosher Kush
Kushmas might be a cute play-on Christmas (and in this case falls on Christmas), but don’t get it twisted, Kushmas is for everyone, including our friends celebrating Hanukkah during this special time of year.
And we’ve got good news, Kosher Kush is perfect for bringing bliss and tranquility to whoever consumes it. This strain won the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in 2012, so it’s an oldy but a goody and the perfect penultimate strain for tomorrow’s big Kushmas Day.
Day 7 – Northern Lights
Evocative of a starry night in both appearance and effects, Northern lights is the perfect strain to get you in the spirit of the season. With pungently sweet yet spicy buds coated in crystals, Northern Lights’ pure Indica high settles in firmly throughout the body, relaxing muscles and quelling the mind into a dreamy euphoria. A comfortable laziness allows users to relieve pain, find contentment, rid the mind of stress, and drift off into a deep sleep — even Santa won’t be able to wake you from your starry slumber.
Day 8 – Wedding Cake
Ask yourself this question: what is more festive than a wedding cake? Whether it’s the holiday season or not, cake always has the power to brighten up your day and this weed is no exception. Wedding Cake is richly sweet with a yogurt-like tanginess that is balanced out with notes of baking spice and earth. While this Indica-dominant hybrid is known for its relaxing and euphoric effects, beginners beware: this delectable treat of a strain should be enjoyed with a dash of caution due to its extremely high THC content.
Day 9 – Thin Mint Cookies
A strain that’s good enough to eat, this unique hybrid variety will leave you feeling minty, wintry freshness, like you just hopped off your sled. Each dark green bud with rich purple undertones has a sweet minty smell that gives a full explanation of this strain’s name. Thin Mint Cookies summons the powers of its iconic Indica, Sativa, and hybrid forefathers for a powerful full-body high that is not for the faint of heart. Whether you’re dealing with sleeplessness, family stress, or a lack of appetite, Thin Mint Cookies is the cure for all of your holiday woes.
Day 10 – Candy Cane
This often looked-over strain makes the perfect strain to try this Kushmas. Its mint-sweet-flavor and well-known long-lasting effects make it the perfect strain to toke and chill as the days start getting hectic around the holidays.
Often Candy Cane really does, well, smell like a candy cane and its color flowers only accentuate its namesake.
Day 11 – Jesus OG
Born from a sinful combination of Hell’s OG and Jack the Ripper, this Indica-dominant hybrid is a godsend for the stressful holiday season — Jesus is supposed to be the OG of this day after all. Those who choose to imbibe in this holy strain will enjoy a lemony kush aroma, along with heavy psychoactive effects that relax the body while leaving the mind functional and clear to finish your gift wrapping. Praises be to the most high!
Day 12 – OG Kush
For some, Kushmas is all about celebrating the classics: from carols on vinyl to precious family traditions, there is something comforting about holiday rituals. And when it comes to weed, it doesn’t get much more comforting or classic than OG Kush.
Since its inception in the early ‘90s, OG Kush has become a worldwide staple known for allowing its users to find a sense of content groundedness while dispelling any seasonal depression. Its unforgettable spicy scent will make you want to start a new holiday tradition like taking a few bong rips of OG Kush by the Kushmas Tree.
Merry Kushmas From Wikileaf!
Even though things might look a little different this year, we hope that the 12 Strains of Kushmas brings a little cheer to your holiday season. Whether you are sparking up a joint for you and your roomie or hopping on FaceTime with your family from afar, just remember that cannabis has your back all year round.
Thank you for being on this journey with us. Happy holidays and stay safe out there Wikileaf fam!
Revisit tomorrow after 9:00 AM PST for the unveiling of the next strain of Kushmas! Have you tried any of our picks yet? Tell us what you think about them in the comments below!