Best Strains to Wake n’ Bake
Everyone has their morning routine, some people start their day with a big cup of coffee, some like to get a workout in and others enjoy a fat joint. To each their own, but we know which option we’re choosing. Nothing compares to a wake and bake to set the tone for a brighter day. Whether you have a full day of errands to get through or a more leisurely morning ahead, it’s never a bad time to spark up your favourite strain. Here are our suggestions for a few of the best strains to wake up to.
This landrace sativa originates from the South African port city, Durban. It has gained popularity worldwide for its sweet aroma and energetic and uplifting effects. Durban Poison is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, making it ideal for a wake and bake sesh. Growers and concentrate enthusiasts will appreciate the oversized resin glands of this strain, deeming it a quality choice for concentrate extraction. The buds are round and chunky, and leave a thick coating of trichomes on the entirety of the plant.
While the genetic origins are unknown, this rare sativa was originally grown in the coastal climate of Acapulco, Mexico. This landrace was popular during the 1960’s counterculture movement for its potency and unique colour. As arguably one of the most well-known strains, Acapulco Gold has orange hairs resembling a golden hue, with green and brown coloured buds. This strain is said to produce powerful cerebral effects, perfect to smoke any time of the day but ideal for morning use.
This strain is named after the late legendary cannabis activist and author of the 1985 book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” Jack Herer has received a heavily proliferated status among modern cannabis strains and is reputed to increase energy while relaxing the body just enough to keep moving. Created in the Netherlands, this sativa-dominant bud has a spicy pine scent with an herbal flavour. Jack Herer’s flowers are not particularly visually impressive with pale to medium green leaves in densely-packed buds that are more elongated.
Also known as “Lamb’s Breath”, this strain is believed to have been smoked by none other than Bob Marley himself with its origins coming from Jamaica. This sativa has uniquely-shaped, light green buds that resemble a ball of sheep’s wool. The effects of Lamb’s Bread are said to be creative and uplifting with caryophyllene as the dominant terpene. This contributes to the pungent cheesy aroma and sweet, yet spicy flavour the strain is known for.
Sour Diesel is a prolific strain with somewhat tumultuous origins. According to online sources, the strain gained prominence in New York in the mid 90’s by crossing Chemdawg and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel’s effects are dreamy, cerebral, and energizing and features a pungent flavour profile that smells like diesel. This sativa-hybrid is great for daytime smoking and excellent for wake and bake purposes.