As the days get colder, I often fantasize about warm temperatures, longer days and other things summer. While I do not have the powers to reverse time…..yet….I do like to revisit the cannabis strains that remind me of summer. It’s funny how much our brains can transport us to a different time and place simply by taste and smell.
As I began to write this I quickly noticed a common theme among my picks for summer time strains. All of these strains are Hybrids or Sativas, and each have a sweet berry or citrus aroma. To me it is obvious why my picks are hybrids or sativas, and berry and citrus flavoured. Summer is a time of long days, and far more movement than in the winter months. Hybrids and sativas often do not lead to lazy highs that leave you in a comma meaning you can make the most of the day. As for the citrus and berry aromas, can you think of a more summertime smell? I can’t.
Without further delay, here are the strains that take me back to June 20th every time I inhale:
One of my favourite strains offered by BCBUD.store. This strain produces a strong grapefruit aroma that immediately takes me to warmer temperatures. I find it to be one of the most well balanced hybrids available as it leaves you mellow and relaxed yet also focused and aware. If you are reading this I assume you are a fan of grapefruit soda as well. If you haven’t tried it before, I recommend you keep your eye out for it the next time it’s available.
This strain lives up to its name, delivering a strong lemon aroma. To me the smell of this strain reminds me of sunny july weather, cold drinks, and lazy afternoons. Lemonade is not only a delicious drink, it is also a fantastic hybrid to enjoy throughout the day. If you over indulge this strain, you will find yourself locked to a couch, hammock or adirondack chair.
This fruity strain gives off a smell of summer days. It’s a fresh cut grass smell mixed with sweet berries. Much like lemonade, Fruit Punch is a play on a favourite summer time drink; And much like Lemonade, Fruit Punch is a great strain to enjoy throughout the day. This strain will not leave you locked to the couch like Lemonade, it will have you wanting to go make the most of the day.
The name says it all as this strain smells like a blackberry. That berry aroma reminds me of the large boxes of berries available at my local farmers market. This strain even has shades of blackberry within its puffy buds. This was a great strain for laying around the cottage or beach as you wasted the day away in the best way.
This was a great strain to make the most of the longer days in the summer. Its citrusy aroma makes me think of summer everytime I smell its orange colored buds. Orange Crush gives you a high that has you aware and energetic making it a great choice for social engagements. Any outdoor concert would be the ideal place to enjoy Orange Crush.
These strains always remind me of the warmer days of summer. Whether it’s the citrus and berry aromas, or the uplifting and energetic highs, these strains will always transport me to June 20th, even in December. Living in Canada means that 8 months of the year is extremely cold and dark, so having these summer strains available year round is a big plus. I recommend grabbing anyone of these strains when they are available to help take you back to summer.