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10 Best Marijuana Strains for Tailgating

It’s mid-August, which means that football season is right around the corner. And when football season begins, that also means people will begin tailgating before games begin. And while most tailgates involve beer and hot dogs, some people like to add a little marijuana to the mix.

If that’s you, then here are the 10 best marijuana strains for tailgating:

1. Beastmode OG

Named after NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, Beastmode OG is one of the few strains named after an actual football player. This is particularly relevant if your a fan of the Oakland Raiders, Lynch’s current team.

2. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a strain that gives a huge boost of energy, which is definitely needed since you’re about to sit through a tailgate whole football game. It also has a very strong and diesel-y taste (hence the name) that will probably dissuade random passerby from asking for a hit.

3. Green Crack

I always make the joke that with a name like Green Crack, you always know what you’re going to get. But it’s true! It gives a ton of energy to get you pumped for whatever you’re about to do!

4. XJ-13

XJ-13 won’t give you quite the same energy boost as some other strains, but it will put you in a good mood so you’ll be able to have some fun and you won’t get entirely too high like you would with other strains.

5. Durban Poison

Durban Poison will give a nice energy boost as well as a powerful high, but most importantly its known for being able to treat depression which will help if your team sucks and starts losing right away.

6. Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express will set the mood for your tailgate. It’s not about getting rowdy or wild, it’s about having a nice, fun time with your friends where you make ton of Seth Rogen references.

7. Cat Piss

Yes, the name is not pleasant. But here’s the thing about the Cat Piss strain: it gives a major energy boost, and the fact that it has a strong ammonia-esque smell will also give you a nice wake-up, which is important because a lot of these tailgates are going to start early in the morning.

8. Golden Goat

Golden Goat is another strain that doesn’t give a huge energy boost, but it’s one of the better tasting and smelling strains out there. It’ll give off a nice fruity and sweet taste that almost everyone can get behind.

9. Great White Shark

The best thing about the Great White Shark strain is that it is very quick acting. You’ll be feeling the effects of this strain right away, so you can take it right before you enter the stadium and you’ll be feeling it before kickoff even begins.

10. Chocolope

Chocolope will give you an energy boost, but more importantly it will put you in a good mood regardless of whether you team is winning or losing.


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