Top 10 Citrus-Flavored Cannabis Strains

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Bursting with flavor and enticing aromas, citrusy cannabis strains have captured the attention of connoisseurs ever since Super Lemon Haze won the Cannabis Cup back in 2008. With familiar aromas reminiscent of a variety of fruits including oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes, these uniquely delicious cannabis strains have become more desirable as consumers shift their focus from solely considering THC potency to making flavor a primary purchase driver.

Cannabis smells like lemons because of the presence of limonene, a terpene that’s also responsible for the aroma of citrus fruits. Terpenes are part of the molecular building blocks of all plants, with a wide variety of different terpenes working simultaneously to create the complex, luscious aromas of different cannabis strains. Beyond the power to simply smell amazing, terpenes also have medical benefits that contribute to the healing power of cannabis. Limonene is proven to help uplift mood and thwart symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as reduce inflammation and stimulate the immune system, among other effects!

Check out KindPeoples’ Top 10 favorite citrusy strains, and let us know which one you like the most!

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Lemon Tree - Available now while supplies last!

A local legend, Lemon Tree is cultivated in the Santa Cruz mountains, where this beautiful flower attracted international attention due to it's incredible flavor. This cannabis is LOUD—filling your nose with fresh Meyer Lemon, savory citrus rind, pungent skunk, and a hint of sharp gas that cuts through the rest of the terps.

As you exhale, you’ll notice instantaneous effects on your mind and body as lucid euphoria sets in, invigorating the user with a joyful burst of balanced energy. Ideal for daytime use, especially in moderate doses, this flower delivers a stimulating buzz and an analgesic body high, making it a perfect choice for those trying to quell stress, anxiety, and pain without being sedated. An instant hit at social gatherings, you can’t lose with Lemon Tree! Learn more at lemonlifesc.com

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Clementine
Genetics: Tangie x Lemon Skunk

Like a freshly-peeled tangerine, this chunky flower fills the room with bold aromas of sweet, sharp citrus and pungent skunk. Just as refreshing as the nose, exhaling the smoke delivers a burst of flavor to your sinuses, reminiscent of being inside a citrus grove.

Enlivening and revitalizing, this strain’s psychoactivity quickly turns around a bad mood, imparting measured, calm stimulation. While Sativas can be a bit overwhelming for the average person, the buzz from Clementine remains very relaxing, despite the otherwise energizing effects. Ideal for daytime use, users will likely experience a focused, present euphoria, capable of kickstarting a lethargic morning.

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"Refreshingly sharp citrus combines with the savoriness of fresh lemon zest..."

Golden Lemons (aka Lucky Lemons #7)

Genetics: Kosher Kush x Lemon Skunk

Perfectly-cured dense nugs arrive covered in peach-colored hairs and caked in bright, golden trichomes. Refreshingly sharp citrus combines with the savoriness of fresh lemon zest, and just a bit of dank, sweet earth to form a truly delicious bouquet. Expect a balanced, extremely potent high that imparts feelings of focus and motivation, coupled with a warm, buzzing physical relaxation that leads to a couchlocked sedation. Consistently lab-testing at over 25% THC, Golden Lemons is extremely potent, so prepare yourself for an impressively-strong smoking experience.
 

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Lemon Skunk

Lime green buds nestle beneath orange pistils and a shimmering blanket of golden trichomes. Bursting with flavors of sweet lemon candy, more nuanced notes of pungent cheese and savory spice waft up to your nose after grinding these amazing buds.

With the pleasant-tasting smoke still hanging in the air, the effects of this award-winning strain quickly become apparent. The high begins with a rush of stimulating euphoria, quickly evolving into a clear-headed, yet enjoyably stony focus. Great for beating fatigue and re-energizing yourself, Lemon Skunk is also quite calming, both mentally and physically, wit a gentle body high that soothes your muscles.

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"This bright-green flower
exudes aromas of creamy banana candy..."

Double Banana Tangie

Genetics: Tangie x Banana OG x Tangie

So loud and so frosty, this bright-green flower exudes aromas of creamy banana candy (much like banana-flavored Laffy Taffy), mixed with hints of sharp citrus and earth in the background. The presence of the Banana OG in this genetic cross mellows multiple aspects of the flower. First, it sweetens the flavor, making for a very clean citrus taste and smell. Second, it makes for a much more relaxing high than one would expect. Double Banana Tangie delivers a typical hybrid-style effect, somewhat energizing and physically relaxing. This is a good one to share with friends, as it isn’t overly heavy in low to moderate doses.

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Orange Tree

Caked in resin, the dense, large buds of this highly sought-after flower exude a complex aroma that is at once sharp and sweet, yet extremely savory, not unlike perfectly-seasoned barbecue topped with a hefty sprinkling of lemon zest. When inhaled, the citrusy smoke releases an invigorating buzz that relieves tension in body and mind. Pleasantly euphoric, the user is now relaxed and free from  the burdens of stress, anxiety, and fatigue. As the experience winds down, calming lucidity transforms into stony lethargy, so it’s best to reserve this flower for use in the evenings, especially if you have a lower tolerance for THC.

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"Smells like a combination of freshly-peeled oranges and Fruity Pebbles cereal..."

Rainbow Sherbet

Genetics: Champagne x Blackberry

Wow, this flower looks insane! The buds blend tones of bright green and a deep purple that’s almost black; swathed in an impressive layer of sparkling THC-filled trichomes. This cannabis smells like a combination of freshly-peeled oranges and Fruity Pebbles cereal, it’s very sweet and citrusy. With well-balanced genetics and significant terpene content, this strain possesses versatile psychoactive effects that create a fun, giddy high. Rainbow Sherbet often imparts a feeling of focused creativity, along with a pleasant buzz throughout the body. Patients will find that it can relieve stress, anxiety, and pain very quickly; all with very little risk of feeling “couchlocked.”.

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Banjo

Genetics: Tangelo x Boost

An exclusive strain grown by GoodNeighbor Co., this small batch, boutique flower boasts large, thick nugs swathed in bright shades of green, fuchsia, purple, and orange, all tinted a brilliant white by a stunning coat of milky trichomes.

With a unique aroma full of pungent citrus, sweet earth, and a skunky, savory funk, Banjo’s nose is immediately reminiscent of an expertly-grown Tangie. Surprisingly potent, the buzz causes a flurry of thought to wash through the brain, stimulating all available mental faculties, inspiring creativity and stoking motivation. Delightfully uplifting, euphoric, and quite cerebral, Banjo allows you to spring forward enthusiastically into the day, especially for users with a higher tolerance. Although classified as a Sativa, the high evolves into a deeply calming relaxation, easing tension in both body and mind. In that way, it’s a perfect choice for connoisseurs who wouldn’t normally choose a Sativa, but desire a more stimulating effect than they’re used to.

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"Huge notes of freshly-peeled mandarin orange delicately mingle with a full-bodied tang..."

Tangie

Genetics: California Orange x Skunk

Like many Sativa flowers, Tangie excels in the realm of flavor and effect, but is often lacking in bud structure. Fortunately, that is not the case with this specific variety! The nugs are chunky, large, extremely frosty, and of course, incredibly loud. Huge notes of freshly-peeled mandarin orange delicately mingle with a full-bodied tang, balancing the flavor with a bit of savoriness. The effects are almost jarringly uplifting, delivering a lucid, energetic buzz that quickly creeps into the brain, releasing a torrent of nonlinear thought perfect for a creative task. After the initial burst of euphoria, the high mellows into a grounded, motivated passion, making this flower a potent remedy for fatigue and stress, and also an ideal choice for daytime activities.

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Banana Split

Genetics: Tangie x Banana Sherbet

Large, thick, perfectly-cured nugs wrapped in hues of violet, green, and gold, momentarily obstructed by tufts of delicately-colored pistils vying for space amongst a blanket of fine white trichomes. The smell explodes out of the jar, invading the nose with fresh, sharp tangerine, savory citrus rind, and just a hint of fuel.

The Banana Split’s warm, giddy buzz seeps into the user’s head, creeping up on you well after the smoke is exhaled, calming any stress, anxiety, or tension.  Your eyelids get heavy, and your body feels floaty, but your mind will remain lucid and pleasantly euphoric. With uplifting effects and crazy delicious flavor, Banana Split is a perfect choice for sharing during a gathering of friends.

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