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Here Are The Top 5 Cannabis Strains In Alaska

You might not think much can grow in Alaska - what with all the glaciers and arctic tundra - but the Last Frontier grows some of the best cannabis around. And some companies even crib the state's name to give their marijuana an exotic touch.

Here are the top five strains grown in or named after America's northernmost state (based on reviews from Leafly).

1. Alaska

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Leafly rating: 4.5/5

Don't let the name fool you. This sativa is actually an Israeli strain bred by Tikun Olam. Alaska is great for reducing stress while maintaining focus, so it's great to have a bowl-ful on hand when you need to stay productive during long days - especially when those days can drag on for more than 20 hours up north.

2. Alaskan Thunder Fuck

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Leafly rating: 4.4/5

This legendary strain hails from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley area of Soutchcentral Alaska. And it looks about as frosty as the land that bred it. ATF is a solid pick-me-up strain that will boost your sprits even when you're facing over 20 hours of night in the dead of Alaskan winters.

But be sure to consume carefully: the strain can have a creeping effect, so you don't want to overdo it.

3. Matanuska Tundra

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Leafly rating: 4.4/5

This strain is such as close relative of ATF that some call it Matanuska Thunder Fuck. Like ATF, this potent, frosty strain is perfect for making spirits light even in the darkest months of northern winters. But it outdoes its cannabis cousin when it comes to getting the creative juices going.

4. Alaska Thunder Grape

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Leafly rating 4.2/5

This strain from Sonoma, California is a hybrid of Matanuska Tundra and Grape Ape, which gives the euphoric strain a fruity taste. And it's stimulating influence is said to help give those creative juices an even bigger boost than its ancestral strain.

5. Purple Aurora

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Leafly rating: 5/5

This new strain from Alaska Built Seeds could become the Last Frontier's official cannabis (if states ever adopt strains like official flowers and mottos). Purple Aurora is a triple hybrid, combining sativa and indica with ruderalis to make the plant hearty enough to grow in inhospitable northern climates.

Because it's so new, there aren't many in-depth reviews of Purple Aurora yet. So if you want to find out what Purple Aurora's like, you might have to head to Alaska.

h/t Leafly.


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