Cannabis produces a bunch of flavor profiles that are surprising to the nose and mouth. Spiced terpenes are one of those flavors. Not to be confused with “Spice,” the synthetic marijuana, spiced terpenes in cannabis produce flavors reminiscent of black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon, amongst many other smells.
These smells are typically associated with fall flavors, so with the season and weather finally curving that way, we took a look at a variety of cannabis strains with terpene profiles that spice lovers should seek out.
You can’t write about spiced cannabis strains without talking about Jack Herer. Jack is a sativa-dominant cultivar created by crossing a Haze hybrid with Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk. Normally, it gives consumers a boost of cerebral stimulation, resulting in a clear-headed and blissful experience.
There are plenty of Jack Herer phenotypes across the world, each with its own attributes, terpene profiles, and effects; however, Jack most commonly expresses itself as terpinolene-dominant with fresh pine and peppery spice aromas and flavors.
Chocolate Hashberry is a cross of Chocolate Kush and Blackberry Kush that reeks of chocolate, hashy spice, and sweet berries. In addition to an incredible terpene and flavor profile, this plant produces crisp effects that deliver a mid-level sedation and relaxed state of mind, followed by an uplifted mood.
Not only is this delicious strain great for the flavor chasers, but it’s also great for those seeking relaxation from a less potent strain that won’t put you right to sleep.
Platinum GSC is an award-winning hybrid that’ll fill your nose and lungs with a fruity spiciness. Bred by crossing OG Kush, Durban Poison, and an unknown cultivar, this super potent strain is often sought out by those seeking relief from severe pain, nausea, swelling, migraines, and stress.
So if you’re looking for a mood-changer with a mix of fruity and spicy flavors, Platinum GSC might need to be your next purchase.
Double Dream is a sativa-dominant strain created by crossing the famed Blue Dream with the fruity Dream Star. Its complex flavor profile kicks out sweet floral tones with spicy notes in the background.
Much like its Blue Dream parent, the high provided tends to be mild and mentally soothing, leaving you in a euphoric state that pairs great with daytime activities.
A mix of Super Silver Haze and the aforementioned spicy Jack Herer, Super Jack is one of the more flavorful anomalies. The result is a complex terpene profile featuring sweet and spiced notes with a rich, buttery aroma.
Super Jack may punch you in the head with an uplifted spark of creativity and energy, propelling you throughout the day. If you love Jack Herer but wish it had a little more oomph, give Super Jack a try.
Holy Grail Kush from DNA Genetics and Reserva Privada Colorado won the “Seed Company Hybrids” category at the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup. This cross of OG #18 and Kosher Kush produces a strong Kush-influenced terpene profile featuring a strong, spicy citrus smell.
It has a mellow high that is relaxing yet not overwhelming, which is surprising considering its name and genetics. If you’re a lover of Kush and you’ve been seeking your next favorite version of it, find some Holy Grail Kush immediately.