As cannabis becomes more mainstream, consumers want to become more educated on the specifics of the strains and seek out the ones that best suit their tastes. The floral terpene Linalool is sought after by many cannabis enthusiasts for its fragrant aromas and its potential effects.
A terpene gives cannabis strains their flavor pallet, aroma, and may provide potential mental and physiological benefits as well. They are found in the sticky trichomes of female cannabis plants.
Trichomes are the white frosty layer of crystals that can cover cannabis nugs. Cannabis can contain over 150 or more types of terpenes but have high concentrations of some over others. The difference in terpenes from strain to strain can come from the genetics passed down from the combination of parent strains. For example, if both parent strains have a large concentration of linalool, the offspring has a high chance of having a high concentration as well.
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People like to consume products with Linalool because it has the potential to act as a sedative, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-convulsant, pain reliever, and pain desensitizer. Additionally, this terpene has a floral scent and can also be found in over 200 types of other plants including lavender, citrus, coriander, rosewood, basil, and Birch Trees.
Although it’s common for even non-cannabis consumers to ingest over two grams of linalool a year, some people may find that they are allergic to this terpene. To make sure you aren’t allergic, you can do a spot test with any topical containing linalool-containing product. If you’d like to try a linalool heavy strain, don’t consume it if you have adverse effects on the spot test.
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Looking to try strains that contain this terpene? Strains with high concentrations of Linalool include Do-si-dos, Amnesia Haze, Mazar, Red Haze, Durban, Granddaddy Purple, and Lavender, among others.
Apart from the Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) lineage, the Do-Si-Dos strain doesn’t disappoint. The hybrid strain gives off musky and sweet aromas that make this strain a hit with veteran and newbie smokers alike. Additionally, the nugs of this strain have incredible colors and may make you feel a balanced high, where your body may feel like it’s melting but your thoughts may feel energized.
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Two-time award-winning strain, Amnesia Haze, is an unforgetable cultivar with earthy and citrus flavors. Additionally, it has a potentially uplifting and energetic buzz, with genetics tracing back to the South Asian and Jamaican landrace strains. Many consumers of this strain say it may help with stress, depression, and anxiety.
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The indica strain, Mazar Sharif, also known as “Mazar,” is a legendary strain with a spicy lavender flavor. It isn’t very common to see in dispensaries anymore, but Leafly consumers say that this strain might help with pain, insomnia, and stress. Additionally, offspring from this strain include LSD and Mazar x Blueberry.
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Crossed between Neville’s Haze and Colombian Red, Red Haze may also be difficult to find in dispensaries. Past consumers have said smoking this sativa strain might be like drinking a cup of coffee; so it is often consumed in the daytime. Furthermore, in flower form, Red Haze is found to contain around 25% THC.
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Lavender is an indica marijuana strain, containing around 18% THC, and created from a cross of Super Skunk, Big Skunk Korean, and Afghani Hawaiian. Additionally, the nugs of this strain are dense and give off a floral and spicy aroma, due to their high concentration of Linalool. Many consumers of this strain say the Lavender strain might help with stress, pain, and insomnia. Offspring from this strain include Cotton Candy and Zombie Kush.
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The sativa-dominant strain, Durban, originates from South Africa and is highly potent; found with around 18% THC. Smoking this strain may leave you with a cerebral high; feeling energized and uplifted. Additionally, many consumers describe the flavor profile of this strain as earthy, with woody flavors like pine shining through. Importantly, an offspring of this strain is F1 Durb, which was used to create the legendary GSC and Cherry Pie strains.
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The legendary strain, Granddaddy Purple aka “Grand Daddy Purp,” is a cross of Mendo Purps, Skunk, and Afghanistan strains. This indica strain may also potentially deliver a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. The nugs that GDP produces are enormous, compact, and give off grape and berry aromas. Furthermore, consumers love to consume Granddaddy Purp to combat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms.
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Primarily found in Canada, the OG Shark is a rare hybrid marijuana strain, beloved for its high potency, earthy aroma, and potential sedating and relaxing qualities. Medical marijuana patients choose OG Shark to potentially relieve symptoms associated with nausea, pain, and insomnia.
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Wedding Mints #13
Wedding Mints #13 is a minty, vanillia-flavored indica strain often found containing 19% THC. Many reviewers on Leafly say after consuming this indica strain they might feel relaxed, aroused, and talkative. Other strains like Wedding Mints #13 are Maraschino, Black Rose, Skunk Ape, and Dolato.
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Scooby Snacks is an indica-dominant hybrid that crosses Platinum Girl Scout Cookies with Face Off OG. Its dense purple buds are full of piney OG Kush flavor and a sweet aftertaste. Don’t underestimate the potency of Scooby Snacks! The combination of popular West Coast genetics might bring on stimulating cerebral effects that weigh heavy on your eyes and slowly relax the body. The end result is a potentially calm, happy experience that keeps depression away and can help rock you to sleep.
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You have to try the Zkittlez strain flavor rainbow; it’s seriously sweet, featuring a tropical blend of fruit flavors. It is an indica, bred from the cross of Grape Ape, Grapefruit, and an unknown strain. This 1st Place winner at the 2016 Emerald Cup, produces light green nugs that, when smoked, may leave you feeling calm, focused, alert, and happy.
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