There are some amazing strains you have never heard of that you can’t get in (insert wherever place you’re from that still has nothing but illegal drug dealers), so if you’re coming to Colorado wanting to score some legal weed then I urge you, as a professional budtender, to get out of your comfort zone. If you’re going to come to Denver to get some of the world’s best strains of marijuana, you might as well get something awesome and not just stick with Diesel because it’s what you’re used to smoking in (insert wherever place you’re from that still has nothing but illegal drug dealers).
To be completely fair, almost all of the customers I’ve seen in the last several days of legal marijuana sales have been totally stoked about the entire recreational process and have really been very open to new information and recommendations. Working in any kind of retail situation, it is really funny how stuck in their ways some repeat customers can be. For those medical patients who had a specific strain that worked for a particular thing, I could totally understand staying with the same stuff. For most recreational customers, however, I say variety is the spice of life, so I say try new things all the time!
I will say that I have seen a fair amount of people come in and ask for edibles or a CBD strain for an elderly relative, which shows how many people from other states would probably at least attempt to get a medical marijuana card if their home state offered a medical marijuana program. Many people are specific about what kind of effect they’re looking for, and plenty of recreational customers have been asking for strains that are good for sleep and pain relief; the other most commonly sought feeling seems to be “up and awake but still high.”
Here are some of my favorite strains that can currently be found in Denver legal marijuana shops:
-Grape Stomper- super heavy, very kiefy sativa strain with a crazy high THC level (usually 20% and above)
-Golden Goat- a completely unique smelling sativa dominant with a sweet taste and great high for enjoying all the other things that make Colorado awesome other than legal weed.
-Sage n Sour- If you absolutely have your heart on something Sour Diesel, I like many crosses that are more interesting than Diesel (I’m not trying to knock the always popular Sour Diesel, but there are just so many other tastier strains!). One of my favorites is Sage n Sour, a cross with S.A.G.E, an amazing hybrid that stands for “Sativa Afgani Genetic Equilibrium“; legend has it that it was an attempt to create the first true hybrid 50% sativa, 50% indica strain. So cross that with a strong sativa and you’ve got something special for sure.
-Critical Mass- a fruity tasting high CBD strain that is great for pain relief. Though lower in THC and great for a relaxing effect without too much of a psychoactive effect, the very high CBDs still pack a punch that will leave you locked to the couch for several hours.
-Presidential Kush- a sativa dominant cross with OG Kush, this is just not to be missed if you can find it. Truly one of Colorado’s most unique and pleasing strains for overall effect, taste, smell, and bud density.
As with many things here on Weedist, this is just my opinion. Has anyone else out there picked up any great strains in the last week from Colorado marijuana stores? Let the rest of the world know in the comment section!!
Purple Cotton is the best strain I've ever smoked. I got a hold of some through a friend who had access to it several years ago, but couldn't get another hold of it until retail made it legal. Just picked some up last week and it gives me the most relaxing, creative high I've ever come across. Also, I bought small amount of Golden Goat as op mentioned and the smell is amazing. Good recommendation.
I see you work for Green Solution. How much did they pay you for this article. Their grape stomper is not very good, but the pres kush is fantastic.
I have tried grape stomper and it is just a sublime strain.The flavor covers my tongue with a velvety smooth first hit. The exhale brings the next layer of taste. Although high in 2 hits , I finished the bowl just because I could. I rate this a 9.5 /10 . This was a perfectly grown strain of GS imho. You would have a hard time topping the batch I smoked with any other type. I've been smoking herb 30 plus years.
Is there a way test if a strain is the strain it says it is? How can I tell if, say Sour Diesel (or whatever strain), I buy in one store is the same strain with that name in another store/state?
You can send it into a testing facility, they have those all over the place. They have the ability, generally speaking, and the archives to compare your sample, as well as give you THC and CBD percentages for the sample you provide.