The start of the decade is an exciting new horizon, and there’s no better way to kick it off than by trying out some of the most beloved and highly-rated strains of cannabis. From brand new to tried-and-true, here are our picks for the best weed strains of 2020.
Get ready to taste the rainbow with fruity and colorful Zkittles. This 60% indica is a cross between Grape Ape and Grapefruit, created by Dying Breed Seeds. Properly cured Zkittles buds are densely packed and green with flecks of purple and orange pistils throughout. Like its namesake, Zkittles has a delightful sweet and sour aroma of berry and citrus. When ground, this strain releases a funky, skunky scent.
Zkittles is highly reviewed for its pleasant smoking experience. The silky smooth smoke gives off notes of fruity and grape flavors that hearken back to this strain’s parentage. Many users report enjoyable changes in sensory perception, such as the sense of time. When the heady effects set in, Zkittles is great for working on a single task with focused attention. Medical users with attention deficit disorders may be particularly drawn to these effects.
Whether it’s writing a song or organizing your spice shelf, you may find yourself feeling especially “plugged in” to what you’re doing. While this strain isn’t known for causing a deep couchlock, as your high wears on you’ll find the buzzy initial effects give way to a more relaxed sensation. For this reason, Zkittles makes a great strain to use in the afternoon and early evening.
Easily one of the most well-loved and highly-rated strains of 2020, Gorilla Glue has earned itself somewhat of a cult following. Praise for this strain includes, “I’m higher than wiz khalifa on Mount Everest flying a kite!” and “It helps you experience your true self and to experience joy, peace, and laughter.”
Gorilla Glue is a wonderful strain for those with a high tolerance, and new users should enjoy in moderation. Many regular smokers report that it provides a profound and sedating mind and body high. This strain is best enjoyed at night when you’re free to melt into the couch or cozy up in bed.
Before smoking, be sure to stock up on snacks and beverages, as fans of this strain report significant dry mouth and a guaranteed case of the munchies. If you’re looking to achieve new heights and a deep sense of chill, look for Gorilla Glue on your next trip to the dispensary.
If you’re looking for a truly versatile and balanced hybrid, be sure to check out Blueberry Headband. Bred by Emerald Triangle Seeds, this strain is a complex cross between Blueberry, Emerald OG Kush, Cali Sour D and Pre-98 Bubba Kush. Lab tests have clocked this strain at a respectable 12-18%.
The buds are tightly clustered and fairly large with an all-over yellowish-green color accented by yellow and orange pistils and translucent-amber trichomes. Blueberry Headband has been praised for its tart and citrusy aroma and flavor. Far from discreet, the smooth and enjoyable smoke leaves behind a taste of lemon and pine and a particularly pungent odor in the air.
Headband does not refer to the famous strain of the same name, which doesn’t even appear in Blueberry Headband’s genetics. Rather, “headband” refers to the surprising sensation of pressure surrounding the eyes and temples that emerges upon inhalation.
This strain is characterized by a balanced and long-lasting high. It combines cerebral stimulation with bodily relaxation, making it great for most times of day, although it may be a bit too mentally stimulating to use right before bed. If you’re looking to get into growing or you’re expanding your garden in 2020, Blueberry Headband seeds are available for sale and typically flower within 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Sativa lovers and wake-and-bakers will rejoice in Durban Poison’s buzzy and energetic high. While this strain landed in North America in the 1970s, it has been bred to perfection over many generations, making it ideal for the modern golden age of cannabis.
Thinking about growing your own weed in 2020? Early breeders of this strain promoted favorable genetics which make Durban Poison a great choice for new growers. The strain flowers quickly compared to other sativas and often results in a high yield. This South African landrace strain is characterized by a licorice flavor and aroma with notes of piney sweetness.
The high provides a strong sense of energy and focus which is perfect for accomplishing tasks during the day. Pure sativas are not always ideal for people with anxiety and those who tend to experience paranoia when smoking. If this sounds like you, check out some of the indica-dominant hybrids on the list! Instead, Durban Poison may benefit those with depression or attention disorders.
Try this strain if you’re ready to enjoy focus and creativity from a complex sativa that continues to withstand the test of time.
The most powerful on our list and one of the best weed strains of 2020, Godfather OG provides an intense high for even the most experienced smokers.
If you’re lucky enough to come across the Don of all strains, take time to appreciate its earthy and pine notes and unusual purple-tinted pistils. At 25-28% THC, novice smokers should exercise caution. As one Wikileaf user states, “it kicks like a mule and I love it!”
This strain is well-loved by medical users to help alleviate nausea, aid in sleep, and stimulate appetite. The dominance of indica characteristics in this hybrid strain is also excellent for those who suffer from chronic stress and anxiety.
Godfather OG balances uplifting, euphoric effects with a deep body high that’s great for use in the evening to melt the day away. Whether you’re looking for new seeds to grow at home or you add these strains to your dispensary shopping list, be sure to try out some of our top picks for the best strains of 2020!