Best Marijuana Strains for the Springtime

March 22, 2024

April showers bring May flowers, but cannabis flower is the best no matter what month it is! With the change in season comes new flavors to try. Give your buds a springtime makeover with some of our favorite canna-flavors.

Spring Cannabis Terpenes

Terpenes are the famous compounds that give cannabis strains their unique flavors and aromas. But did you know that terpenes can also be found in hundreds of other plants?

When choosing a seasonal cultivar, we recommend looking at three terpenes that are often associated with spring-like flavors:

  • Linalool is a terpene that is also found in lavender and lilacs. Strains that are rich in linalool often have floral notes with hints of spice. The flavors are similar, offering light, sweet tastes that pair with woodsy undertones.

  • Geraniol is another floral terpene that is commonly found in roses and geraniums, giving these plants their desirable scents. This versatile chemical is also used to make citronella and rose oils. 

  • Myrcene is one of the most common cannabis terpenes. It has a herbaceous aroma with hints of mild, sweet earth. 

Top 10 Best Strains for Spring

Revive yourself after a cold winter with these cannabis strains for spring:

Strawberry Cough

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Nothing says spring like fresh strawberries, which is why this famous strawberry strain is on our list. Strawberry Cough was created by High Times cultivation editor Kyle Kushman, and it’s believed to be a cross between the Haze and Strawberry Fields strains. It’s no surprise that the flavors and aromas it offers are linked with this fresh, sweet berry. Proceed with caution, though, as Strawberry Cough has a THC percentage that can reach up to 26%!

Rainbow Sherbert


Sherbet, Sherbert, whatever you call it, it’s a fan favorite. Bred by crossing the delicious Champagne and Blackberry cultivars, Rainbow Sherbet is an evenly balanced hybrid that encompasses all the berry sweetness of its parent cultivars, along with a higher THC percentage of 20% - 22%. Expect a fruity bouquet of flavors that turns slightly minty and earthy throughout your session.

Grape Ape

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Grape Ape is a classic strain with even more famous parents: a mix of Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and landrace strain Afghani. The name comes from its deep purple buds, but it also presents strong, grape-like qualities. This indica-dominant hybrid is berry sweet, with undertones of sugary earth. THC levels are a moderate yet approachable 18% - 21%.

Granddaddy Purple

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

The Granddaddy Purple strain goes by many names: GDP, Granddaddy Purps, Purple, and Granddaddy Purple Kush. GDP is a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bug, offering a sky-high THC percentage of up to 27% and a smaller CBD level of 1%. Don’t let the earthy, berry smells fool you; this one is not for cannabis newbies.


Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Sherbet, also known as Sunset Sherbet, is an indica-dominant hybrid that was created by combining the infamous Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and Pink Panties strains. This flower is packed with nostalgia, offering the sugary tang of tropical fruits mixed with undertones of creamy mint. Its THC percentage ranges from 15% - 19%, making it a good strain for beginners.

Blackberry Kush

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Blackberry Kush, also known as BBK, is an indica-dominant hybrid that offers an abundance of classic cannabis flavors and aromas. A cross between the Blackberry and Afghani strains, it leans heavily toward the skunky and fuel-like palate, balanced with the sweet berry notes of its Blackberry parentage. THC levels are a moderate 17%.

Berry White

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Berry White, also known as White Berry, is the perfect combination of its celebrity parents, Blueberry and White Widow. Expect your session to start with sweet-and-sour blueberries, ending with hints of doughy spice that are reminiscent of a morning pastry. This indica-dominant hybrid offers a THC percentage of 19% - 23%, so start low and go slow.   


Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Harlequin is often on lists of beginner strains due to its nearly 1:1 ratio of THC (7% - 15%) and CBD (4% - 10%) percentages. It has a unique lineage, which includes landrace strains Columbian Gold, Thai, and Swiss. In addition to its approachable cannabinoid count, Harlequin offers a sweet herbal flavor profile with aromas of mangoes and citrus fruits.

Amnesia Haze

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

A potent strain (20% - 22% THC) with an impressive lineage, Amnesia Haze should be on the list for any seasoned cannabis consumer. It’s a cross between several heirloom strains–Afghani, Hawaiian, and Thai–and offers tart, lemony tastes that mix perfectly with aromas of sweet earth. Truly a unique vacation for your senses.


Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Lavender, or Lavender Kush, is an indica-dominant hybrid that descends from the Afghani Hawaiian, Big Skunk Korean, and Super Skunk cultivars. Enjoy a floral, herbal sensory experience, combined with a high THC percentage of around 27%.

Spring into Spring Strains

Since spring is the time for new beginnings, why not find a few new favorite strains? If you’re unsure which of these marijuana strains you’ll like best, chat with your budtender.

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