With more and more states legalizing recreational cannabis, it has never been easier to access quality weed. However, as with most industries, this quality has had a remarket impact on cannabis prices. If you are on a budget, it might be difficult for you to blaze up on a regular basis. This guide will help you find quality buds that you can enjoy at a relatively affordable price. For the purpose of this guide, buds that cost $13 or less per gram will be considered to be budget-friendly.
The Pineapple Express
Popularized by the hit stoner movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that shares its name, the Pineapple express is an affordably priced bud available widely in all 420 friendly regions within the US. It is a hybrid strain containing both Sativa and Indica influences. It was created by crossing the Train Wreck and Hawaiian strains. It has a very potent high and a distinct fruity and woody flavor with hints of pine, apple, mango, and cedar. Its effects induce happiness and an uplifting feeling. It is perfect for getting your creative juices flowing or picking you up when you’re feeling low.
The Death Star
The Death Star is an Indica strain derived from a cross between the Sensi Star and Sour Diesel strains. It has a very strong and distinctive fragrance of sweet and fuel aromas and has a very potent high. It has a slow buildup to the high so you need to give it a bit of time before its effects kick in. its effects induce an intense feeling of relaxation which makes it the perfect bud to unwind after a long stressful day.
The Alaskan Thunder F*ck (ATF)
The ATF is one of the most known Sativa strains within the US. It is originally from Alaska although its heritage includes Sativa strains from North California, the Russian Ruderalis strains, and some Afghan genetics. It has a very strong aroma of pine, skunk, lemon, and menthol. As with most Sativas, its effects induce a happy feeling of euphoria and make you feel energetic, happy, and uplifted. It is a good strain to get rid of depressive feelings or to perk you up if you are headed to enjoy some partying.
Named after the killer clown in Stephen King’s IT, the pennywise is an Indica strain that has a very high CBD content. It is a cross between the Harlequin and jack the ripper strains that have purple flower and the flavor of coffee, bubblegum, and lemon. Due to its high CBD content, it is used as medical marijuana to treat arthritis, epilepsy, PTSD, cancer symptoms, and a wide variety of neurological disorders. It has a very relaxing effect that makes you happy and somewhat sleepy.
This is another hybrid strain that includes both Indica and Sativa influences. It is a cross between the Train Wreck, Jack the Ripper and Trinity strains. It has a strong citrus flavor that has been likened to Lemon Sherbet. Its effects induce the feelings of being happy, uplifted, and relaxed.