Legalization of cannabis continues to spread, both across the US and the wider world. As it does so, people are coming up with more ways to use it, in both medical and recreational contexts.

One area that has seen plenty of innovation is cannabis edibles. These days, they go far beyond the traditional brownies and extend to cookies, dressings, and even savory snacks like garlic bread made with cannabutter.


Before you get your apron on to get busy in the kitchen, though, there’s another question to consider. If you are growing your own harvest for cannabis edibles, which among the dozens of strains should you choose? Let’s take a look at some of the best contenders.

Red hot cookies

A hybrid of Tropicanna Cookies and Tangie, this Sativa-dominant hybrid is bursting with fruity flavor and a citrus aroma. It’s a great choice if you want to try making a refreshing cannabis ice cream, or of course, you could make some red hot cookies in the literal sense. Average THC content is up around the 25 percent mark, so whatever you choose to make, you know it will pack a punch!

Blue cheese

Some varieties of cannabis have names that are on the fanciful side, but the blue cheese strain tells you exactly what to expect. Cheese and blueberry flavors make this an obvious choice for edibles, and the blend of sweet and savory means you’ll have a versatile crop that will work in just about any culinary creation. An added bonus is that this hybrid is 75 percent indica, so it is a pleasure to grow, and you can be assured of a good harvest without the need to stand over your plants 24/7.

Runtz Muffins

This hybrid came about by combining three popular strains, Orange Punch, Zkittlez, and Gelato #33. The result is a sweet yet tangy flavor. It works well with cookies, but where this strain really comes into its own is when you blend it into your favorite long cocktail. 27 percent THC means it’s guaranteed to get your next dinner party off to a flying start.

Blue Dream

This iconic Sativa almost single-handedly defined the classic California cannabis scene of years gone by. It’s still one of the most popular strains in the world, and the euphoric high it delivers makes it a wonderful choice for a morning pick-me-up. Try it in a blueberry muffin recipe and you’ll never want to skip breakfast again.

Green Gelato

Finally, a strain for all seasons for cannabis chefs. Sweet and citrus tones are beautifully in balance, and you’ll find this to be the perfect addition to both edibles and drinkables. Although high in THC, the effect will neither have you locked to the couch nor climbing across the ceiling, so it’s a case of any time, any place.  The sky’s the limit when it comes to cannabis edibles, and any one of the above strains will make a fantastic addition to your culinary creations.

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