Last Updated on 2 months by Plain Jane
Tired of using all of the same, old hemp strains your usual guys stock their shelves with? Sure, names like Elektra and Sour Space Candy might hit the spot, but hemp offers such a wide spectrum of effects that sticking with the same varieties over and over again might limit your understanding of hemp versatility.
So if you’re hoping to expand your horizons and see just how dynamic hemp’s effects can be, it might be time to explore a few more exotic strains. Wondering which ones are truly worth hunting for? Here are the three best exotic hemp strains for users of every background.
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Unlike other strains that keep you guessing with their mysterious, bizarre names, Comfortably Dumb makes sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into right off the bat. This relaxed, indica-leaning variety delivers soothing calm from cognitive stress that could be causing your throbbing temples.
Sweet, earthy, and organic, Comfortably Dumb might not be as delectable as Sunset Sherbet, but it definitely won’t offend low-tolerance users. At just the right doses, Comfortably Dumb places the user in a state of giddy, giggly contentment that can make you feel, well, comfortably dumb.
According to those who patronize the strain, Comfortably Dumb works best to fight off difficulty sleeping and to encourage a healthy appetite. Using the strain at the end of the day can help put you in a relaxed state after a tiring shift.
A direct descendant of Purple Urkle, Y2K has been around since the 2000s and stands as one of the most relevant varieties to have come out of the purple era of that space in time. Powerfully Indica dominant, this relaxing variety silences the mind and places the body in a state of calm stupor.
In terms of taste, Y2K delivers a very strong punch of skunky overtones enveloped in a delicate blanket of fruity hints that subside as soon as they hit your tongue. For low-tolerance users and neophytes with little hemp smoking experience, Y2K can be a bit offensive.
With a dynamic CBD profile, Y2K offers distinct benefits that set the strain apart from the usual thoroughfare. In the hands of an experienced hemp head, Y2K can deliver interestingly varied effects depending on how you tweak the doses.
Planning a romantic evening with your special someone? It’s probably the last thing you’d expect to need, but a toke of Gator Breath might help with your preparations. This strain has long been hailed as one of the best varieties for increasing libido and energy so you can keep going into the wee hours of the morning.
Powerfully arousing, Gator Breath awakens your sleeping sensuality, making you feel more open and curious. The strain’s semi-calming effects come hand in hand with a sense of heart-pumping arousal that can have you performing like never before.
Of course, the only downside is that the stuff can give you a bad case of gator breath. The pungent, sour, bitter smoke lines the walls of the oral cavity, leaving a strong stench that can drive away a casual lover. Make sure you brush your teeth after a dose to get rid of the evidence.
How to Choose an Exotic Hemp Flower Strain
Anyone can cross-breed random hemp strains, give the resulting plant an eccentric name, and then pass it off as the hottest new, exotic hemp flower strain on the street. So what can you do to make sure you’re getting your hands on a legitimate, recognized cultivar and not just some backyard experiment?
Do You Research
Even the rarest, most exotic strains have some form of documentation online. Read into threads like Reddit to find out whether certain strains actually have a presence on the market, or if they’re made up entirely.
You can also scout hemp flower databases to look for exotic strains in their registries. If you come to find that the strain being peddled doesn’t appear anywhere on the web, then you best shimmy on over to the next vendor available.
Ask for Lab Reports
Just because a strain is exotic, doesn’t mean it won’t have some sort of paperwork to back up its chemistry and claims. Reputable vendors will always provide certificates of analysis to go with their products. These reports provide a deeper understanding of what each strain offers.
It’s easy for a vendor to puff up an exotic strain and pass it off as the hottest hemp strain must-try. But without any paperwork to back up their claims, there’s no guarantee that the product they’re offering will actually provide the benefits they allegedly deliver.
Transact with Reputable Vendors
If you’re daft enough to buy Purple Palm Tree Delight from old Argyle down on Main Street, you should be ready and willing to accept the consequences of trusting such a shady source.
Hemp isn’t illegal, so there’s no good reason for you to secure your stash through a seedy back alley deal. Lots of reputable vendors exist both physical, brick-and-mortar, and online. So there’s no point in trying to find an exotic strain through an unregistered vendor that sells their product out the back of a van.
Look for a Satisfaction Guarantee
When vendors impose a satisfaction guarantee on their range of products, you can take that as a form of a warranty. That just means that they have so much confidence in their product that they’re willing to return your money if it doesn’t meet expectations.
On top of that, the satisfaction guarantee promises that you can get your money back in case things go sideways. With exotic hemp strains, it’s likely to experience effects you’ve never encountered before. So the satisfaction guarantee just helps assure you that you won’t be stuck with a product you can’t use.
Go for the Samples
Some vendors will gladly sell out samples so you can assess their products before you actually spend your money. These can either come free with an order, or they can send you a sampler pack with a variety of strains for a minimal fee, usually just to cover the expense of shipping.
While samples can give you a better feel of a strain before you commit with cold hard cash, it can be a bit of a trap. Some vendors can do the old bait and switch by sending a good product as a sample and then switching it out for low-quality hemp flowers when you make an actual purchase.
That said, if you try a sample and find it to your liking, try to buy a smaller batch first. If the product quality stays the same, then you can go ahead and secure a larger stash when you order again.
There’s a World of Possibilities
Although you might enjoy the comfort and predictability of using the same strains over and over, you could be preventing yourself from discovering new, better experiences with exotic hemp strains.
So the next time you find yourself on the prowl to restock your stash, why not try something new? These three vetted varieties might just change your perspectives on hemp altogether. Of course, that’s if you can find them.