Finding your perfect summer high: Sonoma’s favorite summer strains
Get ready to ignite your summer with a special dose of dank as we dive into our top picks for the best summer cannabis strains to elevate your sun-filled adventures! Whether you’re lounging by the beach, going on epic hikes or simply soaking up the blissful rays in your backyard, these are some of the most popular weed strains for lighting up your dog days. Packed with tantalizing flavors, refreshing aromas and mind-blowing effects, popular cannabis strains for summer promote deep relaxation, euphoric creativity and boundless exploration. So grab your favorite smoking equipment, embrace the good vibes and let the hottest season be your backdrop for the best cannabis experiences of the year!
Popular Cannabis Strains for Summer
Sunrise – Fig Farms
- Lineage: Sherbert x Purple Fig #51
- Aroma: Grape Soda, Flower Petals, Candied Vitamins
- Cannabinoids: THC 33.7%
- Pairs with: Sonoma County Fair and Movies in the Park by the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Events Center.
First up on the list of our favorite summer weed strains is Sunrise. Sunrise enhances your overall sensory perception, heightening colors, sounds and flavors and adding that extra intensity to whatever might tickle your fancy on a balmy summer’s day.
Its energizing effects uplift your mood, making you more receptive to vibrant surroundings, music and social activities. We love to have this on hand for social events. Its sweet and zesty aromas are bound to draw a crowd, so just make sure you’re happy to share!
Guava IX – Amplified Farms
- Lineage: Stardawg x Guava
- Aroma: Earth, Fruit, Pine
- Cannabinoids: THC 27.6%
- Pairs with: Hiking in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and at Russian Gulch Beach.
With its uplifting and euphoric properties, this strain is one of the most popular weed strains as it instills a profound awe and appreciation for the natural world. It enhances your connection with the environment, making you feel more in tune with the sights, sounds and smells of the great outdoors.
Guava IX’s cerebral effects stimulate creativity and introspection, enabling you to deeply explore your surroundings and gain a fresh perspective on the beauty of nature. This strain delivers gentle relaxation that eases tension and promotes a state of tranquility. It’s perfect for when you want to fully unwind, release stress and bask in Sonoma’s natural splendor.
Candy Rain – Mendocino Grasslands
- Lineage: London Pound Cake and Gelato
- Aroma: Citrus and Fruity Berries.
- Cannabinoids: THC 24%
- Pairs with: Surfing at Bodega Bay and camping at SugarLoaf Ridge State Park.
An energizing and uplifting high, this is the perfect summer cannabis strain for catching waves or finding an epic spot in the forest to camp out in.
Bred by Cookies Fam Genetics, Candy Rain is an ideal choice for beginner cannabis consumers, delivering a balanced buzz without any sleepiness. Great for sharing, Candy Rain is the perfect choice for a daytime sesh and will leave you feeling happy, relaxed and euphoric. Its beautiful flowers contain caryophyllene, a powerful anti-inflammatory terpene that will keep you ready for more wave and trail hunting all summer long!
Bananimal – Greenline
- Lineage: Banana OG x Animal Cookies
- Aroma: Sweet, Fruity, Nutty and Banana.
- Cannabinoids: THC 29.3%
- Pairs with: Kayaking on the Russian River and mountain biking at Trione-Annadel State Park.
No list of the best summer weed strains would be complete without featuring that perfect strain for those lazy days paddling on the river.
An evenly balanced hybrid, Bananimal is a quick pick-me-up that fills users with glee, often leading to giggle-filled hours of child-like fun. If you’re feeling particularly energized, skip the river and head down to the biking trails at Trione-Annadel State Park for a more adrenaline-packed adventure.
These buds are bursting with sweet and fruity aromas. The smell might remind you of freshly baked cookies, so be sure to keep some snacks on hand or pack a cooler to make your experience even better!
Jelly Fish CBD – Glass House Farms
- Lineage: Powerplant x Lavender
- Aroma: Floral, Earthy and Sweet
- Cannabinoids: THC 0.63% / CBD 17.17%
- Pairs with: Winery and vineyard tours and live music at the Lagunitas Amphitheater.
Last but not least, on our list of the most popular cannabis strains for summer, choose Jelly Fish when you need to unwind your mind and body.
We were excited when we heard the Glass House crew were putting out a non-psychoactive CBD strain, but then Jelly Fish won its category at the 2022 Emerald Cup, so we knew we had to get it on our shelves.
Nearly absent of THC, this CBD-rich flower is ideal for basking in the beauty of Sonoma’s vineyards and sampling the epic wines of our region in their equally stunning wineries.
Delivering a barely there high, Jelly Fish has just enough THC for microdosing, a lot of CBD and some extra special minor cannabinoids like CBC and CBG, all working in harmony to leave you feeling just right.
Visit Down Under Industries or shop online for the most popular weed strains that will keep you chill this summer!