Just like juicy strawberries in June, breathtaking Lake Michigan sunsets and campfires with fireflies—there are some cannabis strains that pair up best with the summer months.
Summer cannabis strains are like books for the beach—everyone has a different take on what constitutes a summer cannabis strain or a summer read and truly there’s no wrong cannabis strain—but here are some that our staff recommends for summer fun.
Pharmhouse Wellness’ Staff Picks for Best Strains for Summer 2021
Caleb O., Inventory manager
Recommendation: Lilac Diesel from Real Leaf Solutions in Kalkaska
About: Lilac Diesel crosses numerous genetics and is a newer strain. It’s most often bred from Silver Lemon Haze x Forbidden Fruit and crossed with NYC Cherry Pie and Citral Glue. The flower boasts a complex terpene profile, citrus, sweet berries, earthy pine and chem.
“For that time you hiked for an hour, only to realize on the way back that the hike should have only taken 20 minutes, but the world was just so beautiful. Best with any outdoor adventure and making stories happen.”
Megan S., Inventory Manager + Social Media Coordinator
Is big on: Headband organic from Old Dune Farms Grand Ledge
About: Headband has multiple origins, and it is most often created from OG Kush and Sour Diesel. It has a cerebral effect that consumers compare to the feeling of wearing a headband. In addition to the heady high, people say it makes them feel a bit spacey, relaxed and euphoric.
“It gives me a burst of both creative and physical energy. The cultivator puts a lot of love into her small batches, and the terpene profile is perfect for summer daytime activities. Pairs well with hiking and camping.”
Othelle M., Budtender
Is high on: Lion OG from Fello Cannabis in Buchanan
About: Lion OG is a well-balanced hybrid, that’s heavy on caryophyllene and limonene terpenes. Her flavor profile is sprinkled with notes of pepper and citrus. The strain is popular for stress and muscle spasm relief. It’s suitable for daytime and evening use. Lion OG is a potent mood-lifter and it’s energizing, mind-easing and appetite-stimulating.
“I love to grill in the summer and this strain is great for energy while cooking and gives me an appetite to eat the amazing stuff I grill.”
Casey K., Pharmhouse Phounder
Loves: Lilac Diesel from Real Leaf Solutions in Kalkaska
About: Lilac Diesel crosses numerous genetics and is a newish strain. It’s most often bred from Silver Lemon Haze x Forbidden Fruit and crossed with NYC Cherry Pie and Citral Glue. The flower boasts a complex terpene profile, citrus, sweet berries, earthy pine and chem.
“It puts a pep in my step! Enjoy it in a natural rolling paper or a water pipe.”
Bri M., Budtender
Is into: Bacio Gelato from Michigrown in Muskegon
About: Bacio Gelato, aka Gelato 41, is a cross between Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Cookies and offers a thick, rich, heavy smoke. Her profile produces hazelnut and chocolate flavors while smoking its delivers earthy notes with touches of vanilla on the front end. The high hits you right between the eyes upon your first exhale, launching its way through your mind with a lifted sense of creativity and euphoria. A buzzy body high will wash over you, leaving you both relaxed and aroused.
“It goes best with a glass of wine, a small fire and some good music.”
Here Are a Few More Ways to Enjoy Cannabis This Summer
Make your campfire S’mores spectacular with the addition of infused chocolate. Pharmhouse offers infused chocolate bars on both the medical and recreational side, so instead of that old store-bought waxy chocolate, you can up your game with a few pieces of the good stuff. Kiva bars are divided into 5mg sections so that you can dose the S’more to your liking. And if you’re around the campfire with kids, please keep your chocolate separate from the rest.
Summer is the perfect time to Wake n Bake, and if you don’t feel like puffing in the morning, we recommend Terra’s Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Espresso Beans. These little bites are a perfect pick-up on a summer morning.
Headed for the family reunion, where cannabis might less than welcome? Bring along Fluresh’s Chill Out Drink Enhancer. A little bit of this in your iced tea and it won’t matter what family drama ensues.
Happy Summer Seshing!
Thanks to Megan S. for capturing the images of the Pharmhouse Pham.