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The 8 best strains for Aries season

To the sophisticated Zodiac stoner, Aries season is the landrace strain of astrological signs — not only is it wild and explosive, but it also comes first.

The Zodiac wheel begins and ends with Aries, the chaotic alpha/omega sign of the Zodiac starting on March 20 and ending on April 19. Aries is not only the cardinal fire sign, it’s also ruled by the overwhelmingly raw energy of Mars. It’s wild and sexual, explosive and eager, fierce and fearless; and frankly, plenty of us soft stoners would do well to lean into that energy during Aries season and beyond.

Fire sign fans and Zodiac stoners alike, consider these eight cultivars that speak loudly and intensely to the Aries spirit.

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Strain hunters take note: this rare cultivar is a mystery flower well worth the hunt. Born from inscrutable origins, consumers describe Firecracker’s effects as electric in the body and calm in the head. Firecracker’s mashup of cerebral effects and body buzz make it an exceptional daytime strain, but novice consumers beware: this cultivar’s effects might be potent enough to trigger paranoia in those inexperienced or lower-toleranced, so proceed with caution.

Expect a grassy nose with notes of funky fruit, and a bitter botanical exhale.

Fire Mints

This cross of Fire OG and Animal Mints Bx1 reportedly delivers a focused, inspired cerebral high and a mellow, soothing body buzz — almost like a panacea to raw Aries energy.

Therapeutic consumers primarily report relief from chronic pain, as the cultivar’s median THC percentage is typically above 25%. For folks reeling from way-too-hot fire sign energy, Fire Mints could be the strain that brings you back to a comfortable resting temperature without extinguishing your fire altogether.

Expect a bright, sour nose and commensurate exhale.

Hell’s Fire

Stoners in the market for the most ephemeral of Aries vibes might consider Hell’s Fire (aka Hell Fire OG), which, despite its polarizing name, reportedly delivers a superb balance of creative cerebral energy and physically relaxed bliss. If the hot wind of Aries season is already beneath your wings, consider Hell’s Fire the turbo boost that focuses that energy, keeping the whole experience on the sunny side.

Expect a skunky pine aroma and a tart citrus exhale.

Lemon Fire

When Aries season gets a bit too hot, quench your psyche with Lemon Fire. This prizewinning cross of Fire OG and Lemon Kush reportedly delivers an uplifting head high nestled deep in a sedative body buzz — which is a potential remedy to the unrelenting BDE of Aries season.

Consumers describe super potent, swooning onsets and creeper highs that unfurl over several hours before relaxing into a sensual smolder, which is yet another way to cash in on that sexy Aries energy.

Expect a spicy lemon perfume and a woody, earthy exhale.

Hot Donna

On the sexier side of the strain spectrum is Hot Donna, a cross of Mendo Breath and Super Sour Diesel with a reputation for … ahem, invigorating its fans.

Reported effects include an elastic body buzz and a romantic, sensual head high. These effects allegedly evaporate into epic munchies, so make your brunch reservations before partaking.

Expect a gassy, floral, vanilla aroma and sweet citrus exhale.

Hot Rod

Stoners who eschew the intense psychic vibes of Aries season can protect their energy with Hot Rod, a cross of Motorbreath and Grandpa’s Breath, which is reportedly so stank that only the most cultivated cannasseurs can appreciate its rare perfume.

Since this strain is described as deeply relaxing and blissfully stoney, it might be the one to reach for when the contentious spirit of Aries season has overwhelmed your delicate sensibilities and you just need to giggle for a while.

Expect to gag on the skunky, funky, diesel aroma, and if you can stand the smell, expect an equally funktastic exhale.


Therapeutic consumers struggling with anxiety, stress, and chronic pain describe Heatwave as an effective treatment for their issues. This cross of THC Bomb and Chemdog reportedly delivers a powerfully potent onset that may set you up for pure relaxation in both body and mind.

The head effects are described as both uplifting and soothing and the body buzz is glittery and elastic. Those trying to balance their fire placements with something a bit more mollifying will likely appreciate Heatwave’s juxtaposition of bold and pacifying effects.

Expect a spicy, gas nose and a peppery exhale.


For varsity stoners searching for the boldest, stoniest high, Afterburner is a complex hybrid that might be perfectly suited to high-toleranced needs. Regularly clocking in at more than 29% THC, Afterburner is, first and foremost, stoney AF. But, once the onset dissolves, the high is reportedly as complex as a fire sign with a water moon and an air rising.

Consumers describe head highs that are expansive and hotly psychotropic with relaxing body effects that develop slowly, quieting any leftover chaos energy Aries season has left in its wake.

Expect a dank, gassy aroma and an earthy, grassy exhale.

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Discover strain-specific edibles from Lost Farm

Lost Farm, part of the uber-popular Kiva family, has charted a new course for cannabis edibles and is inviting all potheads of good taste to share in their discovery. Lost Farm chews and gummies are all full-spectrum, and strain-specific, infusing either 100% live resin or solventless live rosin into their plant-based edibles.

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8 delicious peanut butter weed strains

Allergic parties aside, who doesn’t love peanut butter?

Many contemporary Peanut Butter phenotypes are bred from the popular Peanut Butter Breath cultivar. And while there’s no single terpene that delivers an exclusively nutty mouthfeel, it’s the deliberate balance of limonene, valencene, and caryophyllene that combine to create the complex profile.

Cannasseurs who favor uncanny aromas, nutty exhales, and the distinct effects of Cookie genetics should consider a journey down the rabbit hole of peanut butter phenotypes.

Below, check out eight peanut butter perfumed and flavored faves to get you started.

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Peanut Butter Breath

Depending on your resource, the popular Peanut Butter Breath cultivar can be found under a few different names, including Peanut Butter Kush, Peanut Butter OG, and Peanut Breath. And across the board, this is the strain to audition for consumers new to Peanut Butter hybrids.

Bred from Do-Si-Dos and Mendo Breath, two classic strains known for their relaxing effects, Peanut Butter Breath lands in the middle genetics-wise, delivering both a crystalline head high and a velvety body buzz. Consumers report euphoric highs that can be both soothing and enlivening without becoming too lethargic or manic.

Peanut Butter Cake

Perennial fave Wedding Cake is crossed with Peanut Butter Breath to create this savory smoke. Consumers report a potent, euphoric onset with just enough to chill to keep the high from exacerbating any anxiety. Head highs are described as cerebral and introspective, and body effects can range from syrupy relaxation to sparkling softness. Either way, anticipate a couch-lock or a couch-lock adjacent scenario and plan accordingly.

Peanut Butter Pie

Bred from a cross of Stuffed French Toast and Georgia Pie, this unique cultivar is a departure from the PB Breath strains that bear similar names. This hybrid may deliver a heady, classic stone just north of sedative with a thick, cottony head high.

Consumers report potent, long-lasting effects that lend themselves best to evening, pre-bedtime indulging.

Peanut Butter Punch

Another deeply relaxing cultivar with divergent origins is Peanut Butter Punch, a hybrid similar to PB Breath — albeit with a considerably potent streak of lethargy due to its parent strains Do-Si-Dos and Purple Punch.

Consumers report deeply relaxing, yet engaging highs perfect for end-of-day consumption. Cannasseurs on the hunt for apres-work strains that won’t fire them up or knock them out might consider wrapping their day up with this strain.

Peanut Butter Runtz

There’s no mystery to this strain’s origins: Peanut Butter Runtz (or Runts) is a cross of Peanut Butter Breath and Runtz that, while touting balanced genetics, reportedly delivers significantly sedative highs.

Consumers describe deeply stoney head highs and weighted-blanket body highs that will likely only KO newbie consumers. Experienced tokers can expect something far more nuanced, but nonetheless, extremely chilled out.

Peanut Butter Truffle

Like many of its siblings, Peanut Butter Truffle can deliver a smooth, softly sedative high that, while potentially too potent for lighter smokers, hits heavier smokers in that body-high sweet spot between couch-lock and effervescent relaxation.

Consumers describe blissed-out, giggly, mildly social head highs that work well with low-stakes hangouts. Therapeutic consumers report potential relief from chronic pain, stress, and anxiety.

Peanut Butter Cookies

This cross of Forum Cookies and Peanut Butter Breath delivers what many consumers describe as the most peanut-buttery mouthfeel of all the peanut buttery strains.

Overwhelmingly reported as sharing the same flavor profile as a freshly baked peanut butter cookie, Peanut Butter Cookies is a relatively balanced, if a bit relaxing, PB phenotype. Reported effects include a bright, euphoric onset that simmers down into a blissful physical calm that’s perfect for buffing out the rough edges of a difficult day.

Peanut Butter Mints

It might come off as unappealing, but Peanut Butter Mints’ unique terpene profile has made it a sought-after commodity. As can be expected from a cross of Peanut Butter Breath and Kush Mints, this strain’s perfume features both rich peanut butter notes and crisp, spicy mint. The resulting high is euphoric and gently relaxing. Consumers describe tingling physical effects and an uplifting cerebral buzz that lasts long after the high has dissipated.

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Missouri asked, Weedmaps answered: 20 weed FAQs for Missouri stoners

In Missouri, the first licensed sales of cannabis occurred on February 3, 2023, and it’s now officially considered a legal cannabis state.

With these new laws set in motion, many Missourians are probably wondering what that means. How much weed are you actually allowed to purchase? How much will it cost? What about the best things to do and see while you experience your first hit of legal weed?

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Below, we answer all these questions and more for the novices, cannasseurs, and everyone in between. Keep scrolling or skip ahead to the section that most interests you:

Practical questions

Stoner curiosities

All things strains

Fun questions

Practical questions

Yes, weed is now legal in Missouri. With recreational sales having kicked off in February 2023, adults 21 and older can possess up to three ounces of dried cannabis at one time, while patients and their caregivers may possess eight ounces, which is considered a 60-day supply. 

If a patient grows their own cannabis, they may possess up to 12 ounces, which is considered a 90-day supply. 

Right now, all cannabis products purchased in Missouri must be consumed in private. 

What is a zip of weed? 

In line with other stoner measurement terms like “dime”, “dub”, “slice”, etc., a “zip” of cannabis is a euphemism for an ounce of weed — so-called because an ounce of cannabis tends to fit perfectly into a Ziploc bag. 

How much is an eighth of weed?

An eighth of weed is equal to 3.5 ounces, which is roughly seven half-gram bowls. And depending on the brand, grow methods, marketing, state taxes, and other regulations, an eighth’s price point can vary across the board

You can usually expect to find an eighth anywhere between $30 – $70.

How do I find the right THC dosage for me?

When it comes to cannabis, every body is different. Depending on your personal endocannabinoid system, you may react to lower doses of THC more than your closest friend, who may not even register medium to high doses of THC despite having little to no built-up tolerance. 

To find the right CBD or THC balance for you, take into consideration the entourage effect, which is the full chemical makeup of the strain you’re consuming — if the packaging has the information, look for terpenes, trichomes, other cannabinoids like CBG or CBN, and the total percentage of the THC and CBD in your cannabis. Or, check out our strains pages for in-depth information on all the strains you’d like to consume. 

When trying cannabis for the first time, the best method is to start low and go slow. Take a hit of low-dose THC, wait a few minutes, take another, wait a few minutes, and so on. Eventually, you’ll find the best strains for your individual body and mind. 

What are cannabis concentrates and how do you consume them?

There are multiple ways to distill cannabis down to its concentrated form. Concentrates range from vaporizer oil to other forms called “shatter”, a brittle, glass-like structure of concentrate, or “rosin”, which is a stickier form of concentrate, and many more. They’re usually consumed in devices called dab rigs or portable vape pens. 

Concentrates tend to be higher in THC or CBD over plain flower, and some forms of concentrates strip the cannabis of its terpenes or other nuances due to the way that it’s processed. Many edible companies favor concentrates since they don’t have a strong weedy taste, which means that the THC can be masked under globs of chocolate or other desirable edible flavors without losing the high effects.  

How do you smoke moon rocks?

Moon rocks are nugs of cannabis flower that have been dipped in a concentrate — usually shatter or hash oil — then rolled in kief, the powder that falls from flower when you grind it down. Kief contains leftover trichomes, terpenes, and cannabinoids. 

Moon rocks are usually very high in THC, and you can consume them by simply adding them to a bowl, blunt, or joint full of regular flower; or, if you’re looking for a more intense experience, smoke them on their own. 

What should you do when you’re too high?

Colloquially known as “greening out”, consuming more weed than you may be ready for can cause unpleasant experiences ranging from headaches, dizziness, and feelings of unease and anxiety. If you find yourself in a state of being too high, there are methods that can get you through it and sober you up. Some of these include chewing on black peppercorns, taking ibuprofen, calling a friend to calm you down, taking a hot shower, and more. 

Remember: there have been zero reported fatalities associated with smoking too much weed. So relax, take a few deep breaths, and know that time will always be on your side. 

What should I do when my vape cartridge is clogged?

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As frustrating as it is, it’s not super uncommon to take a pull on a full vape pen and notice that nothing is coming out. If your vape is jammed and you aren’t getting airflow, there are a number of tricks to try before returning it or throwing it out, including letting the oil get hotter before pulling, cleaning extra residue on the mouthpiece with a needle or similar object, or twisting and untwisting the cartridge so that it’s not so tight. 

How do I clean my pipe?

It’s important to keep your smoking devices clean since burnt, used weed creates a sticky and tar-like mess that can block airflow and harbor bacteria in your glass. To clean a glass pipe, simply mix isopropyl alcohol, coarse salt, and warm water in a bag, add the pipe, and shake vigorously to loosen up any hardened debris. 

For more in-depth cleaning, check out our step-by-step guide for a sparkling accessory collection

How do I make my own weed tincture?

A cannabis tincture is a type of extract that is alcohol-based. If you’d like to make your own tincture to add to homemade edibles and beverages or to simply microdose under the tongue, you’ll just need a few common kitchen supplies. 

Check out our easy guide to making your own weed tincture for all your extract needs. 

Stoner curiosities

Does mango really enhance your high?

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Cannabis has a lot of myths — one of those being that eating a mango before getting stoned can enhance the effects of your weed. The idea behind this is that mangos contain high levels of the terpene myrcene, which is the common terpene that causes those feelings of couchlock when partaking. 

Answer? It depends. I know, unsatisfactory. But, it makes for a delicious experiment if you’d like to find out yourself.

Why don’t cannabis edibles ever work for me?

As stated above, every body is different when it comes to cannabis due to an individual’s genetic makeup and the chemicals the body will respond to from any given cannabis strain. Edibles are no different, and with them, you must take in other considerations like digestive issues and how quickly your body metabolizes food and other substances.

For an in-depth response to this question, and the ability to find the edible that may work for you, check out our Ask a Budtender series where Lorena Cupcake answers this very question.

What’s the difference between THCA and THC?

Think of THCA as being the precursor to THC. When cannabis is heated, it decarboxylates, which is the process of removing a carboxyl group from cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. This enhances its ability to interact with your body’s cannabinoid receptors. Essentially, THCA decarboxylates into THC — you can’t get high from THCA. 

What are the 10 stages of being high?

Getting high happens in stages, from the moment you hit your pipe to the slow comedown afterward. 

For an in-depth look at each step of consuming THC, check out this breakdown, which includes the first signs of getting high, to reaching the peak, and everything in-between. 

All things strains

What are the highest-THC strains?

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The best weed isn’t necessarily the strongest, especially when taking into account your personal endocannabinoid system. However, we understand that the strongest strains will always get a bit more interest, especially for newcomers thinking about expanding their stash. 

Here, learn about all the highest-THC strains you can find, including famous heavy hitters like GSC and Godfather OG.

What are the best indica strains?

Most cannabis brands adhere to the common labels of “indica”, “sativa”, and “hybrid” when describing certain looks and reported effects of their cannabis. In reality, almost all weed on the market is a hybrid, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any pure indica or sativa strains these days. 

However, if you’re looking to expand your palate and want a nug that delivers that classic indica feel, here are seven strains that may calm your mind and loosen your body, including Northern Lights and 9lb Hammer. 

What are the best strains for arousal?

One effect of smoking certain cannabis strains is heightened sexual arousal, possibly due to weed’s tendency to exacerbate the senses in general. If you and your partner have been thinking about incorporating weed in the bedroom, consider these cultivars recommended by sex experts, which are thought to get you and your love in the mood. 

Fun questions

What are the best questions to contemplate while high?

Looking to blow your own mind while partaking? High thoughts are sometimes the best thoughts which can lead to an expansion of creativity and cognition. 

If you’re bored or just want to contemplate the existence of life itself, consider asking yourself these questions the next time you take a few hits off your favorite bong

What are the best shows to watch high?

Getting high and watching TV is an excellent way to wind down or expand your show-watching experience. From binge-worthy dramas to gut-busting comedies, there’s a strain and television program for every type of cannabis consumer

What are the best games to play high?

Getting stoned with your friends? Why not throw some party games into the mix and see how clever you can be while copping a buzz. 

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