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The Best Strains in Denver Dispensaries For Beginners

May 10, 2017

If you’ve never smoked before, it’s important to choose the right strain for your first time so you can have the best experience possible. Which strain should you choose? Here are some of the best options found in Denver dispensaries for beginners:


Harlequin is a sativa strain that is known as one of the best when it comes to treating pain and anxiety. It contains a high amount of CBD, which means that it is very unlikely that you will experience a bad trip. Why? THC is the cannabinoid that can sometimes make you feel anxious or paranoid after smoking, but CBD can counteract the effects of THC. Because this strain is high in CBD, you shouldn’t worry about a bad high. Learn the 5 differences between CBD and THC.


Just like Harlequin, ACDC is high in CBD, with a THC:CBD ratio of 1:20, so you are not at risk of experiencing a bad high. ACDC tends to produce an all-over body high instead of just a head high, so smoking this strain will help you get a better idea of how cannabis can help your entire body relax. It can also be used to treat stress, depression, and pain that is associated with inflammation or muscle spasms.

Maui Wowie

The two strains mentioned above are perfect if you want to kick back and relax as you smoke for the first time. But, if you want to experience some of the uplifting effects of smoking marijuana, you will need to choose a strain like Maui Wowie. This sativa strain has a sweet pineapple flavor that will transport you to the shores of the most beautiful Hawaiian beaches. After smoking Maui Wowie, you may feel a rush of euphoria and a boost of energy that increases your productivity.


Permafrost is a hybrid strain that is known for having a high number of crystal trichomes and a refreshing pine scent. Permafrost can relax you while also clearing your head and helping you find focus. Many people smoke Permafrost if they are having trouble concentrating on something, or if they need to get their creative juices flowing so they can write, paint, or create music. If you smoke a large dose of Permafrost, you may start to experience an all-over body high as well.  


This indica strain will calm both the mind and body at once and instantly relieve stress. This is a great choice for beginners because it does not produce an overwhelming high, so you will get to experience the calming effects of marijuana without feeling as if you are sedated. Plushberry can help if you are experiencing stress, headaches, general aches and pains, or insomnia. Unlike other strains of marijuana, Plushberry has a sweet, fruity taste, which many beginners find very appealing.

For more helpful tips for beginners, stop by Altitude Dispensary, a top Denver dispensary. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!