A Guide to Pairing Cannabis Strains with Different Activities


Terpenes give cannabis strains their unique smell and taste. Four percent is a high concentration of terpenes, and High-terpene strains sm...

Terpenes give cannabis strains their unique smell and taste. Four percent is a high concentration of terpenes, and High-terpene strains smell fruity, citrusy, or spicy.

Terpenes determine a strain's flavor. One strain's myrcene gives it a zesty, tropical flavor, while another's pinine gives it an earthy, woodsy flavor.

Understanding how terpene profiles affect flavor and aroma can improve your cannabis and food pairings. Use your nose and instincts to choose meal strains, and smell several varieties with the budtender.

You can also make a list of strains with high terpene content and ask to smell them to see if they match your meal.

Terpenes cause many aromas and flavors; the internet is full of guides, charts, and infographics to identify them.

This information will help those who live in dispensary-poor areas. To experience each strain's flavor, sniff it.

Using Terpenes for Pairings

A quick internet search will reveal the predominant terpene in your preferred weed strain.

Focus on the aroma or smell of the terpene and the other plants where it is found when thinking about dessert pairings. You can then combine your preferred tastes.

It's possible that combining a strain with a dominant terpene found in citrus fruits with a fruity dessert would change the game.

We'll go over some of the most popular terpenes, the cannabis strains that contain them, and some tasty suggestions for combining them below.


Strains rich in limonene will have pronounced lemon or citrus flavors and aromas, as the terpene's name suggests.

For example, limonene can be found in the genetic makeup of strains like Lemon OG and Super Lemon Haze, but it's also present in Purple Haze, Durban Poison, and Sour Diesel. Some delicious desserts that pair well with limonene strains are listed below.

1.     Wedding Cake - Even though it's not a great match with the thing it's named after, this hybrid is made in heaven with cherry cheesecake.

The cherry topping balances out the subtle pepper notes and the sourness of Wedding Cake complement the sweetness of the cheesecake.

2.     Sour Diesel -Sour Diesel, one of the most commercially available strains, has a distinct odor and flavor that pairs well with sweet treats like chocolate chip cookies (or any cookie with chocolate). If you experience dry mouth, keep some milk on hand.

3.     Super Lemon Haze -Although the addition of this energizing Sativa will bring out the full potential of the lemon and citrus notes in any sweet treat, the effect may be too intense for some palates.

You can strike the perfect balance of flavors with a light meal, like a parfait made of fruit and yogurt.


You can get linalool from natural sources like lavender, rosewood, and certain citrus fruits.

The aroma of strains containing linalool is typically floral and spicy, with a hint of citrus. Common in indica strains, linalool makes for a tasty dessert before bed:


One of the most common terpenes in marijuana, myrcene, has anti-inflammatory properties and induces a calm state in its consumers.

Myrcene can be found in many different citrus plants and fruits, including lemongrass, thyme, mangos, and many others.

Combining weed with your favorite sweet treat is incredibly simple when you know what to look for.

Terpene profiles vary from strain to strain, so it's important to learn which ones complement which flavors. One can take self-care to new heights by indulging in a cannabis-infused dessert.

Pay Attention to the Names

An infinite number of strains are available, each with a unique name to remember. Although many of the strain names do not tell you or indicate what they will taste like, many also have very descriptive names.

Strains like Mandarin Haze or Agent Orange will go great in a recipe like Mandarin Orange Chicken Delight or Orange Teriyaki Chicken.

If you see a strain and the name sounds tasty, by all means, give it a try and see if it is something that will inspire your next food dish.

Try Orange Teriyaki Chicken with Mandarin Haze.

Mamacitas cookies. This strain tastes best with cookies, as the name suggests, and chocolate chips or other cookies are fine. Taste Mamacita's Cookies. Haze.

As mentioned, this strain's citrusy terpenes make it great for salads, chicken, pies, cakes, and more.

This strain's mandarin-citrus flavor has limitless potential. Manradin Haze can be used in salads, chicken, pies, and cakes. White widow.

The classic strain's intriguing flavor complements almond, vanilla, and butter in buttercream, cake icing, filling, and frosting. Delicious vanilla cupcakes and white Widow is delicious with almonds, vanilla, and butter. Serving a great strain at the wrong time would be disastrous.

Mamacitas Cookies with 25% THC will majorly impact daytime consumers. Consider whether you want to serve cannabis-infused food that gets everyone high.

Sativas are best for daytime cannabis edibles, and Sativa strains are better for daytime use because they energize.

Indica strains are best enjoyed with their complementary foods in the evening due to their relaxing and body-healing effects.

Mamacitas cookies. This strain tastes best with cookies, as the name suggests, and chocolate chip cookies or other cookies are fine.

Taste Mamacita's Cookies. Mangosteen Haze As previously mentioned, this strain's citrusy terpenes make it ideal for salads, chicken dishes, pies, cakes, and more. This strain's citrusy mandarin taste has limitless potential.

This strain's citrusy mandarin taste has limitless potential. Manradin Haze can be used in salads, chicken, pies, and cakes due to its versatility.

It's white. Buttercream, cake icing, filling, and frosting benefit from the classic strain's fascinating depth of flavor, which pairs well with almond, vanilla, and butter.

Vanilla cupcakes are delicious. Almonds, vanilla, and butter make White Widow a tasty dessert.

Finding a strain that pairs well with your meal and serving it too early would be disastrous. Mamacitas Cookies with 25% THC have a profound effect during the day.

You may want to consider serving cannabis-infused food that will get everyone high. Sativa-infused edibles are best for daytime use.

Due to their energizing effects, Sativa strains are better for daytime use. Indica strains, which relax and heal the body, are best enjoyed with their complementary foods in the evening.

Concentration Ghost Train Haze

Maybe you don’t see concentration as physical activity, but lots of people are bound to disagree with you.

Ghost Train Haze can help you get there whether you need to concentrate on fun or work.

-This is another Sativa, but it has insanely high THC levels. The tiniest bit can help boost creativity and concentration, but going overboard could lead to anxiety.

Train Wreck for Chilling

A true athlete understands that no workout routine is complete without a rest day here and there. For chilling out on the couch and taking a breather, Train Wreck is the way to go.

There are many strains out there that are conducive to chilling, but Train Wreck takes it to a new level.

The Cali-based genetics of this strain is a bit of a mystery, but that's not a mystery in the fact that TW can hit you like a freight train (hence the name). Although this is a potent Sativa, it gives a fun blend of euphoric surges and awakened creativity, perfect for fun chill-out sessions.

For Gym Motivation, Use Super Lemon Haze

One of the biggest struggles for ramping up health and wellness is finding the motivation to make it to the gym. Super Lemon Haze can help.

This strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that creates a cerebral high, and for many people, this high poses as inspiring motivation.

Because of its Sativa genetics, SLH is more energizing than relaxing, so don’t worry; you won’t fall asleep at the bench press.

There is one thing to be aware of; this strain is hard-hitting on the THC, sometimes testing as high as 25%.

If you’re not used to cannabis yet, try a different strain first, and even if you are a heavy cannabis user, go light on this stuff.

Sour Cheese for High Energy Workouts

Sour Cheese is a hybrid strain that cultivates a balanced high, creating an almost complete equilibrium between relaxed mental awareness and high energy coursing through the body.

It’s slightly Sativa dominant, so it tends towards being more energizing than relaxing, making a great choice for workouts like kickboxing, HIIT, or running.




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A Guide to Pairing Cannabis Strains with Different Activities
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