Whether you’re a new medical patient or a long-time enthusiast, there’s never been a better time to use cannabis.
Since the spread of adult-use legalization, cannabis options have become nearly limitless. There are thousands of distinct cannabis strains worldwide, each with its own unique benefits, THC:CBD ratio, terpene profile, flavour, and aroma.
The sudden increase in cannabis variety is especially exciting if you vape. Dry herb vapes -- vaporizers meant for fresh cannabis flower -- heat cannabis gently without burning it, producing a fine vapour that preserves the flavour and terpene content of the cannabis strain.
Dry herb vaping is one of the best ways to experience the subtle differences that distinguish cannabis strains from one another. But with so many strains on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start.
If you want to try some of the best strains for vaping, look no further than this article. Here are five of the most flavourful and effective cannabis strains to use with a dry herb vape.
1. Shark Shock (high CBD)
Shark Shock is a great strain for both beginners and long-time users. It’s a pleasant mix of THC (6%) and CBD (8-10%), providing subtle relaxation without causing too much of a high.
Shark Shock’s lower THC levels make it perfect for daytime use, and its higher CBD content is ideal for medical patients. Users report that it’s especially good for helping to relieve stress, anxiety, and pain.
Shark Shock is also famous for its flavour profile. It’s very high in limonene and pinene, giving it a particularly strong citrusy, woodsy aroma. Shark Shock is a pleasure to vape and a wonderfully gentle introduction to cannabis for first-time patients.
2. Sweet Dreams (high CBD)
Sweet Dreams is another strain with a well-balanced mix of THC (9.5%) and CBD (6%). It’s a little bit stronger than Shark Shock, but it’s still quite mellow, especially compared to most pure-THC strains.
You might expect Sweet Dreams to be good for daytime use because of its lower THC content, but this strain is especially high in several calming terpenes that make it better suited for nighttime vaping. True to its name, fans of this strain report that Sweet Dreams is great for deep relaxation, anxiety relief, and sleep.
Sweet Dreams has a high terpene profile across the board, making it one of the most aromatic and flavourful strains on the market, and an ideal candidate for vaping. It’s packed with limonene, caryophyllene, pinene, and myrcene, which gives it a complex variety of flavour notes: freshly-peeled lemons and oranges, cracked black pepper, rosemary, basil, cloves, and pine.
3. Power Plant
Power Plant is the oldest strain on this list. It was developed in the 1990s with genetics that originated in South Africa. The plant produces unusually large, dense buds, and has been popular for more than two decades because of its unusual effect and flavour profiles.
Power Plant is a balanced 14.8% THC, which is strong without being overwhelming. It gets its name from the reported effects it produces; users describe feeling energized, happy, and euphoric. Patients report that Power Plant is ideal for helping to relieve pain, fatigue, low mood, and anxiety.
Power Plant is the first strain on this list to contain a significant amount of linalool, and is also high in pinene and limonene. It has a very citrus-forward, fruity aroma, with notes of forest herbs and fresh lavender.
4. Passion Fruit
At 16.6% THC and with negligible CBD, Passion Fruit is another step up in terms of potency. Cannabis connoisseurs have reported that this strain is uplifting, energetic, and may help to increase focus.
Patients report that Passion Fruit can help to relieve low mood, fatigue, headaches, and pain. They've also reported that this strain may help to enhance creativity, motivation, and mental focus.
Passion Fruit is known for its unique flavour profile. It’s fruity, tangy, sour, and sweet, with citrusy overtones that are reminiscent of the tropical fruit from which it gets its name. It’s high in limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene, three terpenes that may help to potentially boost energy and improve mood.
5. Master Kush
Master Kush is one of the most popular cannabis strains. It contains a powerful 20% THC, making it the strongest strain on this list and one of the stronger strains available on the market today.
Based on patient reports, Master Kush is excellent for sleep, pain, anxiety, and muscle spasms.
Master Kush boasts a unique flavour profile, too. It’s reminiscent of incense and vintage books, with earthy notes and hints of black pepper. Master Kush’s deep, complex flavour profile makes it a pleasure to vape. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene and humulene.
Try a new cannabis strain today
Any of these five strains is perfect for a dry herb vape. And if you want even more variety, check out the CannMart online store. We have the largest dried cannabis flower selection of any online store in Canada, all fresh-picked and ready to deliver to your home.