What makes it special: Grinspoon is a heady strain; offering an uplifted, cerebral clarity and an unusual “spicy” flavour when smoked or vapourized.
Approx. cost: Unlike many strains, Grinspoon is only available for purchase in the form of seeds, meaning you’ll have to grow your own if you want to try it in Canada at $19.42 per seed.
What makes it special: Its flavourful profile makes it the ideal choice for consumers who value taste as much as the effect, and the lack of consequent burnout is particularly enticing.
Approx. cost: Like most good things, you’ll have to wait to see this one; while its availability is too limited for mainstream purchase at the moment, Lee says he expects to see it in a select few dispensaries following legalization.
What makes it special: Its black buds alone make this strain instantly recognizable–you’ll know it when you see it. Appearances aside, its unique THC-V profile means it relieves pain and stress without leaving you glued to your couch.
Approx. cost: Another finder’s gem, the rarity of this strain means you won’t easily find it online.
What makes it special: Consumed mostly to evoke the 60s nostalgia, this strain’s attributes are its fiery appearance and the speed with which its mind-altering effects kicks in.
Approx. cost: $20 per 3.5 g
It’s no secret that not all cannabis is created equal. Some are legendary in their efficacy, some barely meet quality standards, and others are almost impossible to obtain altogether. It’s intriguing to note that rarity doesn’t always seem to correspond with high prices; most of these strains are affordable regardless of their status.
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Lovingly referred to as “Lasqueti Sweetie”, this strain is super rare, and maybe even extinct. On its origin, Lee notes: “It was grown by an older hippie on Lasqueti Island in the 90s.” Lasqueti’s powerful cerebral effects aren’t for the faint of heart, with many consumers recalling an invigorating boost of energy and focus that can be intimidating. Connoisseurs report a “sweet” and “herbal” flavour, in tandem with a strong, pungent aroma.
If you grew up in the 60s, you might’ve come across Panama Red. Bright red in hue, this pure sativa plant was in keeping with the counterculture of its era; its heady properties are mostly psychedelic in nature. “Pure” strains like this one are going extinct due to increasing demand for hybrid strains.
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Here’s what experts had to say about the most sought-after, seldom-found strains
Regular Seeds (Male and Female)
Quinn Stearn – May 31, 2017 :
Berry, Citus/Lemony, Lemon Grass
Ultriche Braun – April 1, 2017 :
Saint Nuno – December 1, 2016 :
50% Indica / 50% Sativa
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