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5 Marijuana Strains to Try in 2024

Las mejores variedades de cannabis y marihuana para este verano

What are the best marijuana strains for 2024? Permanent Marker, Sourdough Kush, Lemon Tree, Grease Monkey, and Laser Gun are some favorites that rose to popularity among medical patients across the country in the past year. 

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What is a Cannabis Strain?

The term “strains” is a bit of a misnomer in this day and age, and it would be more accurate to call strains “cultivars” or “chemovars” (or “varietals”). Marijuana plants are grown for a specific characteristic, in particular therapeutic cannabinoids and terpenes. Some therapeutic compounds are ideal for chronic pain, while others may have more energizing effects or help improve conditions like depression and insomnia.

Regardless of the terms used, we can all agree that the concept people are trying to convey is this: even though most cannabis strains are more similar than different, some varieties have been curated and maintained for their unique cannabinoid, terpene, and growth profiles.

Once a grower has released a cannabis strain with a unique profile, someone else picks up on it and creates new twists on yesterday’s varieties by hybridizing it. Nature also likes variety, so even though cultivars breed for specific characteristics, there will always be variations in the gene pool. When people grow cannabis plants in the hundreds, you can find unique characteristics in some of them (e.g., unique growth patterns, different terpenes), which can be used to create new strains.

We’ve rounded up the best weed strains for you to explore in the new year, whether you’re a medical marijuana user seeking a mellow high or an energetic blast.

Permanent Marker

Permanent Marker was voted Leafly’s 2023 strain of the year. This is a potent strain with on average 18% THC and 0% CBD. For reference, any strain with a THC-content of 15% or more is considered high. Its dominant terpene is myrcene. It’s a great strain for daytime use and medical users find it helpful for stress, anxiety, and pain relief.


Sourdough also known as Sourdough Kush is a hybrid strain with a higher THC content of approximately 20% with no CBD content. It is suitable for either daytime or night time use according to users, producing euphoric effects. Its dominant terpene is caryophyllene. Medical cannabis patients report using this strain for depression, stress, and chronic pain.

Lemon Tree

Another user favorite, Lemon Tree, or Lemon Tree Kush, is a high-THC strain that reportedly produces happy and relaxing effects. Medical patients use Lemon Tree to manage symptoms like chronic pain and inflammation. It contains cannabigerol (CBG), which has been researched for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) properties.

According to anecdotal reports, Lemon Tree provides ample symptom relief while still allowing the user to function and complete daily tasks. On the other hand, it is calming enough to put you to sleep if you lie down.

Grease Monkey

Another strain with CBG content makes Grease Monkey great for patients with inflammation, nausea, and chronic pain. It is also used to treat symptoms associated with insomnia, anxiety, and stress since it produces relaxing and sleepy effects. With an average THC content of 22%, this is a potent strain and new users should proceed with caution.

Laser Gun

This high-THC strain’s dominant terpene is caryophyllene. It produces euphoric, happy effects, according to medical users. It is reportedly not sedative, making it great for daytime use. With THC content hovering around 30% and a CBD content of less than a percent this is a potent strain.

These are just some of the strains to try in 2024. Also, be on the lookout for these hot cannabis strains:

  • Durban Poison: One of the strongest strains available.
  • Super Lemon Haze: Refreshing with a tart citrus aroma.
  • Purple Punch: Sweet and sedating at the same time.
  • Gelato: Tasty hybrid of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.

Explore the world of cannabis strains in 2024 with a medical marijuana card. Consult with the doctors in Leafwell’s online clinic and start your application today.

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