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Now's the perfect time to review the hottest new cannabis strains for summer that will keep the good times rolling whether you're at a beach bonfire or lounging by the pool! We’ve got high-energy sativas, couch-locking indicas, and balanced hybrids to keep your summer fun alive.

Here's our list of the 12 best buds for your next beach bash:

1. Banana Sherbet

THC: 16%
Genetics: Banana Kush x Sunset Sherbet

First on our list of new cannabis strains is Banana Sherbet. Get ready to go bananas this summer with this flavorful strain. And yes, it tastes and smells like bananas, too. It’s an ideal strain for fruity strain lovers.

Bust out the canvas and watercolor set and paint the majestic sunsets as Banana Sherbert unleashes your creativity and inspiration while relaxing your muscles for a completely relaxed summer.

2. Cement Shoes

THC: 22%
Genetics: Animal Cookies x OGKB x Wet Dream

For those lazy summer days when you don't have a care in the world, Cement Shoes is your lullaby to a sound and restful sleep. This robust indica has an earthy and citrusy aroma.

It can produce a strong body high that can make you feel like you are walking on the moon. Stock up on water, snacks, and settle in for a night of binge-watching your favorite show or movie because you won't leave your couch.

3. Grapefruit Durban

THC: 21%
Genetics: Durban Poison x Grapefruit

Pair this citrus-flavored strain with your refreshing lemonade during your summer barbecues. Sweet, sour, and full of energy, Grapefruit Durban can keep you going throughout the entire day.

A full-body high and strong heady buzz can give you the extra boost of motivation you need to prepare the full summer spread of hot dogs, burgers, grilled veggies, salads, and dips.

4. Gorilla OG

THC: 21%
Genetics: GG4 x Mango Kush

If you're taking a well-deserved day off, Gorilla OG is the ideal strain to set the summer mood. Experience a fast and invigorating head high to power through your morning but watch out for its creeping body high. Gorilla OG is a strong indica that can help you round out summer nights, wherever you are.

5. Rainbow Sherbet

THC: 16%
Genetics: Champagne x Blackberry

Hit the beach or jam out with your friends in your garage. You’ll want to do all of this and more with Rainbow Sherbet’s balanced effects and sugary sweetness. It can help you feel more in the zone when the music is loud and the vibes are strong. Extra high doses can produce a surge of euphoria and pain relief.

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6. Mr. Clean

THC: 20%
Genetics: Lime Skunk x The Cube

If you're stuck in a funk, Mr. Clean can get you unstuck. Cleanse your mind with this sativa strain’s tingly and uplifting effects. Mr. Clean has a powerful aroma of limes, giving it a sweet and tart flavor.

7. Chem de la Chem

THC: 18%
Genetics: Chemdog x i95

Chem de la Chem will leave you feeling relaxed, uplifted, and blissful. Set up a hammock in your backyard or local park and enjoy your summer novel while chilling under the cool shade.  Chem de la Chem has appetite-stimulating properties, so don’t forget to bring some snacks and drinks for a mini picnic.

8. Cherry Chem

THC: 20%
Genetics: Cherry Pie x Chemdog

If you’re feeling artsy this summer, Cherry Chem can inspire your work with its diesel and kush flavors. Create a new cocktail. Get in the zone with your adult coloring book. Tune your guitar and write a song. Cherry Chem will help you feel uplifted, focused, and ready for action.

9. Humble Pie

THC: 23%
Genetics: Cherry Pie x Grandpa’s Breath

Summer is a great time to host a movie night with friends. So wear your comfy pajamas, prepare some snacks and drinks, and roll up a few Humble Pie joints for the gang. Its sweet berry and citrus flavor and euphoric and relaxing experience can ease you into a night of revelry and laughs. Of the new cannabis strains we've reviewed, this one has the highest THC.

10. Berry Pie

THC: 22%
Genetics: Blueberry x GSC

Are you looking to feel the sunshine on your shoulders? Let Berry Pie lead your summer hike. Berry Pie’s heady buzz produces euphoric and energizing effects. Stave off fatigue and celebrate summer on your local trails or head to a state park for breathtaking views along the trail.

11. Sticky Buns

THC: 22%
Genetics: Kush Mints x Gelatti

Heading to a summer bonfire? Going to a neighborhood barbecue? Sticky Buns’ cerebral high may make you feel more sociable and talkative. Enjoy its sweet, vanilla aroma and burst of flavor, the perfect pairing with a freshly made s’more.

12. Strawberry Cookies

THC: 18%
Genetics: Animal Cookies x Strawberry Fields

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As the summer bonfire comes to an end, Strawberry Cookies strain can provide you with a nightcap for your festivities. Whether you are in the great outdoors watching the shooting stars fly by or lounging back on your couch watching the latest summer flick, Strawberry Cookies can leave you 100% mellowed-out without that pesky couch lock. Plus, its sweet smell is a great summer treat.

Which New Cannabis Strains Will You Be Smoking?

Summertime is one of the best times for gathering outside and smoking with buds! Whether you're at the beach, by the pool, or on vacation, cannabis makes the best companion.

For the 411 on the latest strains near you, ask a budtender at your local dispensary for recommendations. They’ll hook you up with a flavorful and aromatic strain that’ll keep your summer full of fun.

To learn more about the terpenes in various cannabis strains and how they affect taste and flavor, enroll in on of Cannabis Training University's weed certification courses today!

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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