Are earthy tasting cannabis strains your most or least favorite? For some, it’s a pleasant flavor. For others, it’s a flavor profile to avoid. The terpenes of a strain determine how it will smell and taste. This guide will provide a few popular earthy tasting cannabis strains so that you can look for them to try or avoid in your local cannabis market.
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Master Kush is a powerful indica with a strong earthly flavor profile. In larger doses, it can make the mind feel numb. Your body can fully relax to help reduce pain, stress and tension after using just a small dose of this heavy-hitter.
In smaller doses, you may be able to be productive for a little while. There is a hint of citrus in this strain which can lend a hand to reducing the earthy-forward flavor. It has been described as smelling and tasting a bit like incense.
Master Kush may help with insomnia, stress, pain and muscle spasms.
For those that suffer from significant pain or insomnia, God’s Gift may life up to its name. This is another heavy indica that has long lasting effects. The effects come on quickly and can last for over an hour.
It is the product of crossbreeding OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple. The THC content tends to average between 18 and 22-percent. Some growers may achieve a higher THC percentage.
Relaxation and sleepiness are the most forward effects with happiness, euphoria and feeling uplifted following behind. Those with a lack of appetite may see a little boost in hunger after using a little bit of God’s Gift.
The earthiness is rounded out with flavors of berry and grape.
Mazar X Blueberry
A little sweet earthiness is experienced when smoking Mazar X Blueberry. This strain is best grown indoors. It is said to knock pain away with just a small dose. It is also a good option for those struggling with getting a good night’s sleep.
While it is an indica-dominant hybrid, some sativa characteristics are presented, which aids in reducing the hazy feeling that can present with some hybrids. In smaller doses, it may be possible to be productive while the effects are present.
Relaxation, euphoria and hunger are the predominant effects. These effects can last over an hour. It can be an ideal option for stress reduction, pain relief, depression and nausea. In larger doses, you may need a nap.
Golden Goat is a pretty strain to look at with its light green buds with flowing pink hairs. This is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a complex flavor profile. The flavor can be described as spicy, sour, tropical, earthy and sweet. The sweet elements can be more present in some batches.
Golden Goat often has higher THC levels that average around 23-percent. The effects of this strain can last up to 2 hours for some. Those with slower metabolisms may find that the effects last even longer.
It is a good strain for those that need a boost of happiness and euphoria while feeling a bit relaxed. If energy has escaped your body, it may return with a few hits of this well-rounded strain. Golden Goat is an ideal strain for use in edibles due to its long-lasting effects.
Harlequin is a high-CBD, low-THC strain. It is an ideal sativa for those that want relief without the high. Several strains were combined to make this hybrid including Colombian Gold, Thai and a Swiss strain.
The effects of this sativa-dominant hybrid allow the user to remain clear-headed, focused and productive. The CBD to THC ratio is 5:2.
This may be an ideal option for those with pain, inflammatory disorders, mood imbalances, stress and fatigue.
The flavor is earthy and musky with a hint of mango in the background.
Amnesia Haze is one of those earthy tasting cannabis strains that is a powerful sativa that should be avoided by new users and those with anxiety/paranoia disorders. It has an earthy flavor that is balanced by lemon and citrus flavors. It is a good option for those that need to feel uplifted or need to improve their appetites.
This sativa is ideal for stress reduction, minor pain, insomnia and depression. Although it is a sativa strain, it can help relax the mind so that the body prepares for sleep.
The effects can be long lasting but do produce significant dry mouth. It is ideal to hydrate well before and after use. For some, the dry mouth can be intense. Hard candy may help satisfy the need to take a drink constantly.
Hindu Kush is an indica that is ideal for those with stress, nausea and pain. It is for evening and nighttime use. Daytime use may have you heading for a long nap.
The buds tend to be dense and sticky with a sparkly exterior from being densely coated in trichomes. This is an ideal strain for making concentrates and edibles.
The flavor is sandalwood and earth forward with a little sweetness to tame the harshness.
Inexperienced users may want to avoid this strain as it is complex and the effects can be heavy. The body and mind can experience a sense of calm shortly after using just a small dose.
This is one of the more popular earthy tasting cannabis strains. Chemdawg is a hybrid that is gaining popularity in several legal cannabis markets. It is a very complex strain. One of the forward aromas is diesel. This rounds out to an earthy and pungent tasting strain.
The THC content of Chemdawg tends to average between 15 and 20-percent. Under prime cultivation conditions, the THC content can exceed 20-percent. The effects present cerebrally at first and transfer downward through the body as the effects intensify.
Chemdawg might need a cover-up aroma — it can be quite strong. Glance over our 6 Tips for Covering Up the Odor of Cannabis guide for some help.
It’s a good idea to smell a cannabis strain before purchasing it, especially with earthy tasting cannabis strains. Doing so can often help you have an idea of what the strain will taste like. If you don’t like the aroma, you may not like the flavor. Read dispensary menus ahead of time and look further into strains that interest you. View all of the available information online to see if a flavor profile is available. If it is a hybrid strain, take a look at the parent plants to see what their flavors are to have an idea of what the combination of strains may taste like.