Summer is gone and Fall is in full swing. The crazy high temps have finally dropped and sweater weather is quickly approaching even though the every day change up can be a bit outrageous. Leave the house, it's 55 degrees, let me put on a hoodie. Go to lunch, it's now 82 degrees, if I don't take off this hoodie I will be in an all out sweat fest in T-minus 15 seconds. I mean goodness a little consistency would be nice. But let me shut up because October is notorious for showing with a dash of snow after a week of 85 degree weather. I guess I should count my blessings because undeniably, "Winter is coming".
The one thing that's precious about fall is the abundance of flavors that come out during this time. Visit any coffee shop or bakery and you will see that the line up of flavors are almost endless. Caramel, apple, pumpkin, chai, salted caramel, creme brulee, s'more, sweet potato (pumpkin's skinnier fraternal twin), German Chocolate, toffee, oatmeal chocolate... Sheesh! And if you are amongst those of us currently trying to un-big your back before Christmas, temptations are present even with your eyes close. And if you are a cannabis enthusiast, hang on to your seat.
As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, enthusiasts are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest strains that capture the essence of the plant. These same strains are also incorporated into delicious edibles so that if you are someone who likes to consume discreetly (or not), you can enjoy several treats whether at home or when you are out and about with friends and family. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the top cannabis strains and edibles in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) for 2023 and offer insight into their effects, flavors, and popularity.
1. Blue Dream:
Overview: Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid known for its balanced effects and exceptional taste profile.
Effects: Blue Dream provides a gentle cerebral euphoria coupled with a mellow body relaxation. It's perfect for daytime use, enhancing creativity and focus.
Flavor: With a delightful combination of sweet blueberry and earthy undertones, Blue Dream offers a delectable flavor experience.
Where can I find the smoke: Butter of Sheba currently has Blue Dream available in a Disposable Vape.
Where can I find the edible: Butter of Sheba currently has Blue Dream featured in the Rice Krispy Cereal Bar.
You can also find this strain in the Sativa variant of the Infused Tupelo Honey
Overview: Gelato is a well-balanced hybrid that's gained popularity for its enticing aroma and potent effects.
Effects: Gelato offers a calming body high combined with a clear-headed, uplifting cerebral experience. It's suitable for both relaxation and social activities.
Flavor: This strain boasts a unique flavor profile reminiscent of dessert, featuring sweet citrus notes with a hint of earthiness.
Where can I find the smoke: Butter of Sheba currently has Gelato available in the Cannabis Shake- 1oz.
Where can I find the edible: Butter of Sheba is currently featuring Gelato in the Big Back Tiktok Cookie.
3. Sour Diesel:
Overview: Sour Diesel is a legendary sativa strain cherished for its energizing effects and pungent aroma.
Effects: Sour Diesel delivers a burst of energy and mental clarity, making it a favorite among those seeking motivation and focus.
Flavor: Known for its diesel-like aroma and tangy citrus taste, Sour Diesel offers a distinctive and memorable experience.
Where can I find the smoke: Butter of Sheba currently has Sour Diesel available in the Disposable Vape
4. Runtz (multiple strains):
Overview: Runtz in general is a hybrid but this strain has been flipped forward backwards along with other strains to create a myriad of effects. The infamous Zkittlez X Gelato strains are the original parents of the Runtz family. Named for the iconic candy, anything baring "Runtz" brings on a super delicious fruity flavor.
Effects: Runtz strains deliver uplifting but also relaxing effects.
Flavor: Known for its fruity and sweet aroma and taste, Runtz always delivers a mouthwatering, tasty experience.
Where can I find the smoke: Butter of Sheba currently has Runtz available in a Live Resin Disposable Vape. If you like flower, Rose Gold Runtz, Orange Runtz, and Forbidden Runtz are available in flower section.
This edible bursts with flavor. While eating it warm is just fine, consuming it slightly chilled from the fridge is next level. The flavors just come together so nicely and the chill delivers the apple flavor with a slight punch. Don't worry unlike some fall flavors this cookie won't weigh you down, but it will have you wanting more.
Strain: African Orange and Northern Lights
Effect: These strains together make nice hybrid that starts as uplifting, with gentle relax and calm
Nothing says fall like thick and rich chocolate found in a classic fudgy brownie. Now be warned the Indica brownie plays no games at 1000mg. Many people dive into this brownie not understanding that although it is addictive to eat it will most certainly have you stuck stuck. If you are looking for sleep this one does the trick. The Sativa brownie is definitely the classic upper. It delivers the lift you are looking fot to get you through the fields of chocolate that would normal be a perfect recipe for the infamous afternoon "Itis".
Indica strain: Platinum OG
Effect: Total body high delivering deep relaxation, euphoria, and sleep.
Sativa strain: Green Crack
Effect: Green Crack delivers a high with uplifting, happy, focus effects.
Now you know you can't jump into fall flavors without mentioning pumpkin. Now, I will say I am a much bigger fan of pumpkin's slimmer, tanner, and more confident alter-ego, sweet potato. Yeah, I said it but I won't start that debate just yet. Pumpkin and cheesecake are an amazing pair and this cookie harnesses all that. This cookie is also light so it won't weigh you down, but the bits of cheesecake inside the cookie will definitely have you wanting more.
Effect: Clementine is a sativa leaning hybrid that delivers happy, euphoric, and uplifting effects.
4. Galaxy Bites
Sweet and salty all in one bite is heaven. This bite gives and gives and just when you think you are done, there are 3 more bites to continue your indulgence. These bites are a 4 way marriage of buttery pretzels, caramel, and bite size Milky way bars covered in milk chocolate. Simple and indulgent.
Strain: Do- Si- Dos and Clementine
Effect: These two strains deliver uplifting and euphoric effects that turns into a gentle relaxation.
These strains and edibles deliver a myriad of effects with more items coming to the menu as we near the close of 2023. If you couldn't tell the theme is flavors on flavors. So brace yourself as we roll through different strains and edibles. Some of these may go faster than others, so if you see something you like or want to try, grab it because they might be gone until fall 2024.