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What are the Best Strains for Edibles
[3 Reviews]

By Jennifer | May 18th, 2021

Want to grow weed for cooking or baking?

This is our guide for picking the best strain for edibles.

You will learn:

·       Why you could take an edible

·       How THC plays a role

·       Difference between smoking and eating

·       What our best strain for edibles is

Let’s start cooking!

Quick Overview:

Best Strains for Edibles

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Girl Scout Cookies

Feminized
Bud of a Girl Scout Cookies Weed plant
  • Yield of this plant is ideal for edibles
  • Sweet flavor
  • Dry mouth

Winner! WINNER!

Original Train Wreck

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Original Train Wreck Bud
  • THC content ideal for edibles
  • Great for medical sufferers of PTSD
  • Yield of the strain is not ideal for edibles

White Widow

Feminized
White Widow marijuana bud
  • Relieves depression, stress, anxiety and lack of appetite
  • Long-lasting
  • Can cause paranoia
  • Dry mouth

Girl Scout Cookies

Feminized
Bud of a Girl Scout Cookies Weed plant


  • Yield of this plant is ideal for edibles
  • Sweet flavor
  • Dry mouth


Winner! WINNER!

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Original Train Wreck

Feminized
Original Train Wreck Bud


  • THC content ideal for edibles
  • Great for medical sufferers of PTSD
  • Yield of the strain is not ideal for edibles


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White Widow

Feminized
White Widow marijuana bud


  • Relieves depression, stress, anxiety and lack of appetite
  • Long-lasting
  • Can cause paranoia
  • Dry mouth


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Growing Marijuana for Cooking

Growing a marijuana strain for cooking can be a really interesting addition to your plant-life and your high-life.

Food artistry and cannabis mastery are increasingly popping up in a more mainstream culture.

Is there a difference when you evaluate seed strains for edibles versus other modes of consumption?

If you want to delve into this world, consider THC content, edible intent and flavor in picking the best strains for edibles. 

Why Take an Edible?

If you’re going to the effort of growing marijuana, you might ask yourself why you would consider growing for edibles as opposed to other methods of consumption.

Maybe you aren’t a keen baker or cook.

Maybe you know that infusing food with active THC is an involved process that can take a lot of product and time to achieve. 

 

Concern for the Effects of Smoking 

Many people are reluctant to smoke marijuana because of the perception that smoke leads to negative health effects.

While the science on whether smoke from cannabis is linked to severe health concerns is unclear, there’s an increased risk of respiratory problems from smoke inhalation.

As edibles do not produce smoke, this concern is alleviated when eating your high. 

 

It’s a Different Vibe 

Edibles have a completely different vibe when compared to smoking.

This will, of course, be the case on an individual basis.

But, in general, cannabis edibles have a longer duration, and the effects are slower to show up.

This is because edibles have to go through your digestive and metabolic processes before you feel the effects. 

This is a positive, particularly for people who use marijuana medically, as an all-day high with a less intensive intoxication is less disruptive to a daily routine than smoking.

If you’re growing and cooking for a medical community, edibles may be in high demand for this reason

 

Using Low Versus High THC Content in Your Edibles

Here’s the thing about making an edible — it’s cooking or baking. With that, comes the potential for under or over seasoning.

That potential can rise if you’re also high when baking.

The result of that kind of inconsistency can be a really, really high person who consumed more THC than if they were smoking.

On the flip side, you get someone who had a low quantity of cannabis.

Having an unintentionally higher than expected dose may be uncomfortable and can cause some unnecessary mental distress.

So, it’s best to be considerate and cautious.

For novice chefs, it’s probably better to stick with a strain that has lower THC.

This means you’d be less likely to dose yourself or someone else too highly.

When picking the best strains for edibles, keeping the THC content lower will help control for unexpected effects. 

 

What Are Your Plans for the Edible?

Are you looking for a daytime cookie or a nighttime cookie?

A sexytime cookie or a zombie cookie?

That makes a big difference in what strain you grow. 

Generally accepted weed wisdom states that a sativa gives you an energetic high you can take out into the wide world.

An indica is more likely to melt your body into the duvet, covering your favorite cushy surface and render you pretty unable to interact with the pace of everyday life. 

The way you experience indica vs. sativa vs. a hybrid comes down to genetic variation.

Your genetics come into play with whether you’re affected in the “expected” ways by a sativa or an indica.

Throw into that genetic mix, the fluctuation of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, and you’re not always guaranteed to get the anticipated effect of a sativa versus an indica. 

 

An Additional Factor in the Edible Game

When we turn marijuana into a product to cook with, like cannabutter, it goes through a process called decarboxylation.

This chemical process actually removes a lot of the compounds that create differences in our type of high.

So, you’re less likely to feel intensely different highs based on sativa vs. indica. 

Nonetheless, if you’re looking to mellow out and power down, veer towards indica.

Looking to get a painting finished or spend a day picnicking in the park?

Stray into the sativa district.

 

Best Strain for Edibles - the Reviews

Are you ready to find out our 3 favorite buds?

Here we go!

 

White Widow Feminized review

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Low THC

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White Widow gives off a peppermint allure, which can add a minty element to edibles. So, of course, visions of Christmas cookies, peppermint bark, a slew of Indian dishes, and actual mints as edibles flooded our brains. 

This is a 65 percent indica, 35 percent sativa, meaning we’re planning a bit more for a couch moment with this strain. But, with such a closely even balance, we should really be prepared for a more energetic and engaging high that combines body and mind buzz. 

The white weed creates a long-lasting high noted for relieving depression, stress, anxiety and lack of appetite. It’s one of the best strains for edibles because it’s ideal for medical users by combining energy and symptom relief. For someone who may suffer from daily anxiety or depression, we recommend this strain for edibles.

White Widow is known for its propensity to induce dry mouth and can bring about a bit of paranoia. These are its downsides as a strain. 

Keep in mind; this has a THC level of 23 percent, so it may be a bit high for your novice edible buddies. Might want to keep the dosage lower if you’re baking for a less tolerant edible eater.

Relieves depression, stress, anxiety and lack of appetite


Long-lasting


Energetic body high

Dry mouth


Can cause paranoia

Buy White Widow

Original Train Wreck Feminized review

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We like OG Train Wreck for a few reasons. First, it has a citrusy flavor and a strong odor of pine. We think those flavors play out well in food preparation. 

With Train Wreck, we have 85 percent indica and 25 percent sativa. According to the weed wisdom, this means we’re getting a bit more of a chill high than an energetic one. 

Added to that, this strain has a CBD content of 2.5 percent. CBD is another component of marijuana that gives us a body high. So, this strain may give you an additional mellow impact. Expect to get more into your body and less into your mind with Train Wreck.

This is ideal for users that tend towards paranoia. It’s especially recommended for those that suffer from PTSD or similar conditions. So, if you’re an edible user for these purposes, you might give Train Wreck a special consideration.

This is one of the only reviewed strains that has THC content below 20 percent. At 18 percent, we feel this strain is well-suited for edibles because it keeps our potential for overdosing a bit lower. 

On the downside, Train Wreck is not a high-yield plant. This means that you will have to grow and cultivate it more than other strains to use this plant for edibles. 

THC content ideal for edibles


Great for medical sufferers of PTSD


Citrus flavor

Yield of the strain is not ideal for edibles

Buy Original Train Wreck

Girl Scout Cookies Feminized review

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Low THC

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Girl Sc. Cookes 2.0 has a sweet aroma of coffee and candy. You can use this smell as a complement to whatever edible you’re crafting. If you want a weed biscuit with your coffee, this strain is the way to go. 

This is the most balanced weed in the dank rank. With 40 percent indica, 60 percent sativa, a 1.5 percent CBD level and an “easy” mark on the grow scorecard, this strain seems like it runs right down the middle of extremes. Expect a high that engages you both mentally and physically. 

The downside of this strain is that since it’s a fair balance between indica and sativa, so you may experience couch-lock alongside an energetic mind. Make sure to keep moving if you don’t want to feel a little trapped physically while your mind is stimulated. 

This strain is great for pain, stress and depression, but it’s also not very likely to put you to sleep. This is a unique combination and beneficial for medical users.

The yield with this strain is pretty high. That’s really important when considering the best strain for edibles because the decarboxylation process is product-intensive. Choosing a high-yield plant can keep the costs of baking and cooking down.

Relieves pain, stress and depression


Yield of this plant is ideal for edibles


Sweet flavor

Dry mouth

Buy Girl Scout Cookies

Best Strains for Edibles - the Verdict!

We love that Train Wreck has the lowest THC content, which is important for edibles, and it adds a citrus burst to your food.

However, it’s not a high-yield plant. For making cannabutter, a lot of raw product is needed to get a good finished product.

This lack of yield leads us to rank OG Train Wreck as last place in our bid for the best strains for edibles. 


White Widow was almost our winner, but she’s in second place.

Coming from the Netherlands in the 1990s, this lady gives us that European vibe that we live for.

She’s a classic.

Add to that, strong relief of depression and anxiety combined with an energetic high, and we can see this as a practical, yet mellow strain for more daily use.

Not much negative to throw in there.


Girl Sc. Cookies 2.0 is our winner for the best strain for edibles.

We’re partial to a well-balanced mind-body haze that adds a hint of flavor to edibles.

With a very high yield, this strain is just too well-suited for food preparation.

We also can’t get over the giggle factor of using a food-named strain for an edible moment.

So, with a nod to our silly side and love of balance, you’ll find us down the middle path, face-first in a batch of Girl Sc. Cookie 2.0 edibles.

Article by:

Jennifer


I have a passion for nutrition, organic supplements, and (mental) health. After learning about the beneficial properties of marijuana, I dedicated myself to writing articles that will teach you everything there is to learn about this miraculous plant. I'm looking forward to sharing with people how they can incorporate the benefits of marijuana into their healthy lifestyle: you don't have to smoke to consume marijuana.



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