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5 Best Marijuana Strains for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla (which is not Mexican Independence Day!). In the United States, this usually means people go out to their nearest Mexican bar and drink tequila and Coronas all night. But if you’re looking to add a little cannabis to your Cinco de Mayo festivities, we’re here to help.

Here are five marijuana strains perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo:

1. Acapulco Gold

Acapulco is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico, and is the namesake of probably the most famous Mexican marijuana strain. Acapulco Gold is a strain with a sweet, fruity flavor with some earthy and spicy notes. It’s also known for delivery joyous feelings that are perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

2. Mexican Sativa

Technically, Mexican Sativa is only partly Mexican. It takes a sativa strain from Oaxaca and crosses with a few other strains from other parts of the world. The result is a strain that delivers strong euphoria as well as a fresh pine aroma.

3. Cannalope Haze

While nothing in its name reminds you of Mexico, Cannalope Haze is a descendant of two strains from the country. It also has some tropical flavors that lead to increased social activity and giggling, which are perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

4. Diablo

Despite the Spanish name, Diablo actually traces its origins to South Africa. But if you’re planning to get up to any mischief this Cinco de Mayo, this strain is definitely appropriate for you.

5. Eldorado

Now, the “actual” El Dorado from myths is believed to be in Colombia, not Mexico. But the Eldorado strain originates from the jungles near Oaxaca. It’s known for its pungent and sweet taste, but it’s effects are often described as “inspiring.”


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