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The 5 Best Strains in Washington DC and Where to Find Them

Here to find the what what on weed strains & why? This article will go in-depth on the most popular strains in Washington DC, why we love them, and where you can find them.

the 5 best weed strains in washington dc and where to find them

What makes a strain good?

If you're new to the recreational weed scene, you may be wondering where to begin. First off, keep in mind that not all strains are created equal. Some genetics are older than others, and some genetics have been crossed, backcrossed, and inbred so many times that they're not as potent in the cannabinoid and terpene department as they once were.

Even further, not all strains are cultivated perfectly. Some strains are finicky to keep and grow, and in newer cannabis markets (like ours here in DC!) oftentimes, the buds aren't grown to their full potential— or even well at that rate. That said, sometimes you'll see a huge difference in quality in the same strain from delivery service to delivery service or from state to state.

In Washington D.C., a handful of cultivators and delivery services are just killing the game. In their buds, the quality, size, shape, smell, and potency levels are consistent with the pros in different cities and states. They usually cost a little more since our industry isn't regulated like others, but the quality is worth it, especially since it brings peace of mind that you don't have to worry about non-organic pesticides, bugs, or mold. When you're looking for a good strain, make sure you look out for the following information:

  • THC/CBD content. Anything between 12-28% is excellent. However, don't get discouraged if a strain is on the lower end of the spectrum. Cannabinoid content is important, but how a strain feels largely depends on the terpene content. That's why old classic strains like OG Kush or Durban Poison still get you roasty toasty even though they only check in around 12% THC.

  • Terpene content. Terpenes work directly with cannabinoids and boost their therapeutic effects in a phenomenon known as the Entourage Effect. They are also responsible for the way the strain smells and tastes, so the louder the strain smells, the stronger it will feel when you smoke it. It's nice to see terpenes listed on packaging materials, though the scent alone will be a good indicator of quality.

  • Smell. Make sure your buds are fragrant for the best results. A good smell means potent weed, tasty flavors, and strong effects.

  • Appearance: Listen, there's nothing wrong with small buds. They're great if you just want to slap some weed into a blunt wrap and take it on the go. But if you're looking for good flower to pack into a bowl, just make sure your stuff isn't dried out. Look for medium to large sticky flowers with good color and lots of trichomes. The silvery sheen of the trichomes is a good indicator of potency. It also helps to give it the pinch test. You don't want it if it turns to dust with a gentle squeeze.

  • Driver's Opinion: If you're looking to feel a certain way with your weed, be sure to ask the guy coordinating your delivery. Most of the time, they've sampled the strains themselves and will be able to give you a better idea of how a strain might affect you. Take us, for example. Flower Ave is run by longtime cannabis lovers, and we consider ourselves connoisseurs. If you have any questions about anything, just hit us up! We're happy to give you the rundown on anything you might be interested in.

5 Best Weed Strains in Washington DC

Now that you know what to look for in quality Washington D.C. weed, check out these top five strains. Each of these Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains are tried and true and have quickly become fan-favorites among our clients and countless others from here in DC to Cali.


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London Pound Cake (I)

London Pound Cake is a heavy-handed powerhouse first propagated by Cookies. The general consensus is that it's a cross between Sunset Sherbet (another Cookies classic) and a mystery indica. It checks in around a whopping 21-26% THC and is rich in terpenes like Limonene, Myrcene, and b-Caryophyllene, which contribute to its mellow effects and its intense aromas. With London Pound Cake, you'll first be met with a loud berry-tinged aroma rich in sharp lemon and citrus scents. However, the flavor is drastically different, offering those bakesale-esque flavors you know and love from other Cookies cuts— including vanilla and creamy undertones. The high is a one-two punch between zen, blissful mental effects, and deep-seated physical relief that is sure to put you to bed. If you're shopping for symptoms, opt for this nighttime strain if you're dealing with insomnia, depression, or a lack of appetite— you gon' be hungry.


Ultra Haze (S)

Ultra Haze is an extremely energizing sativa that will do you better than an espresso first thing in the morning. This Dutch sativa was first bred by Green House Seeds by crossing Neville's Haze with some OG landrace strains from Cambodia and Laos. This strain will stick around mainly in your head, which is awesome if you're looking for a creative, energetic boost for running errands or a deep interpersonal introspective sesh when you're vibing by yourself. Ultra Haze checks in at 20-25% THC and contains a lot of Ocimene, b-Caryophyllene, and Myrcene terps that bring out its sweet and peppery scent and minty flavor. Nothing beats it for social anxiety, fatigue, or depression if you're looking for medicinal uses. Oh, and another perk: it took home four cannabis cup awards.


White Runtz (H)

You can't beat those Cookies Fam genetics, and Runtz is no different. White Runtz is a phenotype of original Runtz (a cross between Gelato and Zkittles) bred for higher potency. It's called White Runtz for its insanely frosty appearance that makes the buds look white. The other phenotype, Pink Runtz, is bred for flavor, but White Runtz is the most potent of the three varietals checking in at a massive 25-30% THC. That's not to say that it isn't tasty, though. White Runtz is rich in Limonene, Linalool, and b-Caryophyllene, which give it a tart, sweet candy flavor, and a delicate floral and citrus aroma. White Runtz is a great strain for its balanced effects ranging from a tingly body buzz to an upbeat, blissful euphoria. It's perfect for people looking to manage stress, depression, and minor aches and pains.

Animal Gelato (I)

Contrary to popular belief, Animal Gelato isn't a cross between Gelato and Animal Cookies. Instead, it's a cross between an unnamed strain made from Gelato, Animal Cookies, and Grape Pie, crossed with a male Afghani Skunk plant. The result is something tantalizing, rich in Limonene, b-Caryophyllene, and Myrcene terpenes that give it a fruit-forward and citrusy flavor with skunky, gassy aromas. The terpene content coupled with an average potency between 22-27% THC makes Animal Gelato one of the strongest indica dominant strains for physical relaxation. The effects include a sharp mental lift and a foggy euphoria alongside a powerful body buzz that may put you to sleep if you overdo it. If you're shopping for symptoms, you'll love Animal Gelato for stress, depression, insomnia, a lack of appetite, and minor aches and pains.

Cheese and Chong (S)

Cheese & Chong is named after its cheesy genetics and homage to Cheech and Chong. It was made by crossing classic Cheese with Casey Jones to create a potent and energizing strain rich in sweet, gassy, cheesy, and skunky flavors. This strain is great for energy, motivation, creativity, and focus, checking in around 15-23% THC and rich in terpenes like Limonene, Myrcene, and b-Caryophyllene. If you deal with chronic pain or fatigue, depression, attention deficit disorders, mood swings, or stress, this strain will help your physical body mellow out and keep your mentality uplifted and euphoric. It's the perfect daytime strain, and its rich flavor and strong effects make it an ideal solo option or party favor.

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Where to find the best strains in Washington DC

If you're looking for a one-stop shop to try all of these exciting strains, you're in the right place. All of these little beauties are available here at Flower Ave!

Flower Ave is Washington DCs best weed delivery service offering all of these strains along with several other exotic, top-shelf cannabis cuts. You can also find pre-rolls, edibles, vape cartridges, and even magic mushrooms. We are fully compliant with DC Initiatives 71 and 81 and can meet you anywhere within the city with free cannabis gifts anytime you'd like to partake.

We're happy to offer fast and friendly service and cannabis products that you can trust. Everything is lab tested and sourced safely, but our quality really speaks for itself. Check out some of our reviews and get in touch with us today.

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