The cannabis industry is ready to advance into the rapidly approaching year of 2019. Get ready for some fresh and powerful genetics to hit the scene.
A new year means new innovations, new products, and a new generation of carefully bred and potentially game-changing cannabis strains. A new year also means many more smoke sessions are on the horizon, whether they be at home with friends, in the buzzing atmosphere of music festivals, or out in a blissful setting in nature. Below is a list of the best strains to check out in 2019, along with a few additions of new and exciting strains to keep an eye out for.
Atlant CBD is a sativa-dominant variety featuring 70% sativa genetics and 30% indica genetics. This strain is one for those seeking large therapeutic doses of CBD along with almost no presence of THC. This strain offers staggeringly high values of CBD up to 21%. The flowers of Atlant CBD can be used to craft extracts, oils, and tinctures that will offer users incredibly potent and condensed products. The strain contains only 0.5–0.6% THC, resulting in a CBD:THC ratio of around 24:1. Such low values of THC mean this strain has no psychoactive effect.
LSD Auto is a hybrid strain that is the result of crossbreeding parent strains LSD and Super Magnum Auto. This lady is known to pack a powerful and psychedelic punch, hence her hallucinogenic name. The high comes on fast, lasts a long time, and is purely recommended for experienced smokers, as she’s likely to overwhelm beginners. LSD Auto offers fast results, erupting from seed to harvest in as little as 64 days. She grows well both indoors and outdoors. Indoor grows will produce yields of 650g/m² from plants of medium heights. Outdoor plants grow to heights of 120cm and put out yields of approximately 400g/plant.
THREE BLUE KINGS
Three Blue Kings is an indica-dominant hybrid that features 70% indica genetics and 30% sativa. She was created via a breeding program between Blue Dream and Three Kings. This lady has serious attitude with monstrously large THC levels of 24%. This culminates in a potent and mind-melting high that will leave users glued to the couch with rampant appetites. This body high relaxes muscles and eases stress like nothing else. Indoor plants produce impressive yields of up to 600g/m² and grow to tall heights. This plant taps into her full potential when grown outdoors, growing to massive heights of 4m and producing massive yields of up to 4kg/plant!
LARRY BIRD KUSH
Larry Bird Kush is a well-balanced hybrid specimen that will satisfy smokers with an equal love for indica and sativa varieties. As the lovechild of parent strains Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, this lady offers forest-like tastes and aromas of earth, flowers, mint, and pine. This delightful terpene profile is augmented by an intense high fuelled by a THC content of 26%. The effects are balanced, relaxing the body whilst stimulating the mind into creative and energised states. Indoor plants produce yields of between 550–760g/m², where outdoor plants will pump out up to 750g/plant.
STICKY BEAST AUTOMATIC
This autoflowering hybrid strain won’t leave growers waiting long, providing modest yields within 7–8 weeks after being planted within a growing medium. Sticky Beast Auto stems from parent strains Bubble Gum, OG Kush, and Critical Automatic. Her flowers produce sweet and earthy aromas and highs that are relaxing, physical, and lightly stoning. This award-winning variety has a THC content of 16% and grows to medium heights both indoors and outdoors. Plants grown indoors will produce yields of between 350–400g/m². Plants grown outdoors within pots and garden beds are capable of offering harvests of up to 170g/plant.
MASTER HEMP (MH-1)
Master Hemp is the result of a vigorous selective breeding process that took place over a period of 3 years. The goal of this breeding program was to create a strain extremely high in CBD—and it was a great success. The strain contains monumental levels of the cannabinoid, at a CBD:THC ratio of 32:1. As well as being loaded with CBD, the flowers of Master Hemp are rich in a variety of terpenes that contribute to a desirable sweet lemon scent, along with cannabinoids CBC and THCV. Master Hemp produces large yields and features a flowering time of 55–60 days.
GORILLA GLUE 5 (AKA NEW GLUE)
Gorilla Glue 5 is a titan of the THC world. This brute puts out flowers that contain THC values within the range of 27–30%. Taking a blunt hit or bong bowl of these buds results in an instant high that plunges the body into a stoned and melted state. The indica-dominant nature of this strain ensures a high that will erase stress, ease tension, and induce couch-lock. The terpenes within the flowers give a piney taste and aroma that is equally as relaxing. Gorilla Glue 5 is a branchy strain with lots of lateral growth and can provide high yields both indoors and outdoors. She has a flowering period of between 58–63 days.
DO SI DOS AUTO
Do Si Dos Auto is an exotic strain that produces dense and compact flowers that give off sweet, earthy, and spicy aromas. This indica-dominant lady offers highs that are long-lasting, stoning, deeply relaxing, and powerfully psychoactive. Do Si Dos Auto is the result of parent strains Face Off OG and Girl Scout Cookies. She features a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. Indoor plants produce medium yields, and plants cultivated outdoors offer harvests of 70–300g/plant.
NEW STRAIN FROM ZAMNESIA
Zamnesia is known across the world as an expert within the weed field. With a massive and diverse seed bank to draw from, Zamnesia is currently working hard behind the scenes to develop a new cannabis strain with some of the best genetics sourced from around the world. This discreet project is coming to fruition, and the reveal will take place soon. Keep an eye out for this strain, you’re not going to want to miss it!
Of course, as a smoker for years I was mainly interested in the different strains around the world. But the moment I have dealt with this topic more closely, I wanted to know what positive side effects weed brings. Which varieties help against which diseases & symptoms. And does weed really makes you addicted?