8 Best Marijuana Strains for People Who've Never Tried Marijuana

With marijuana becoming legal in more and more places, there’s definitely tons of new people trying cannabis for the first time. But first time users may not know what strains or products are best for them. Luckily we’re here to help.

Here are eight marijuana strains best for first-time users:

1. Harlequin

Harlequin’s a good high CBD, low THC strain that will make a first time user feel the nice buzz of cannabis without getting super-duper high and freaking out. It’s basically a starter strain.

2. Pennywise

Despite the fact that it’s named after the clown from It that preys upon a person’s fears, Pennywise is another high CBD strain that won’t pack too much of a punch for a first time user. Although we’d still suggest not watching It the first time you smoke.

3. Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha is probably the strain that will deliver the most pleasant marijuana experience. It literally just makes people laugh constantly. It’s a little higher in THC, but you won’t mind when you’re giggling at literally nothing.

4. Permafrost

Permafrost is a strain that not only leads to relaxation, but also to increased focus. It will help first-time users realize that using marijuana is not like taking LSD or acid.

5. Sour Tsunami

Sour Tsunami is another high CBD strain that doesn’t really make users feel high. It basically just puts you into a stress free mood, which is the main reason people use cannabis in the first place.

6. Cannatonic

As the name suggests, the Cannatonic strain will put users in a super relaxed and sleepy mood and not make them want to do anything. It’s also not super high in THC, so you don’t have to worry about having a low tolerance.

7. Aliens on Moonshine

While the name suggests this strain is “out-of-this-world,” it’s actually a very mild strain that’s very, very high in CBD. Sometimes almost a 5 to 1 CBD to THC ratio. Although this strain dos have a slight diesel taste that may turn some people off.

8. White Widow

There’s a reason the White Widow strain is popular in The Netherlands and the United States. It’s a not-too-powerful strain that helps people relax. What’s not to like?


On Flatbush Avenue, tucked amidst the nexus of four iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights), medical cannabis company Citiva opened up their newest location at the turn of the new year. Walking through the shiny glass door, you’re first struck by the sleek tidiness of the front lobby. Both the dispensary's resident pharmacist and receptionist greet visitors as they clear patients (as does any medical dispensary in the country) before allowing them through to the retail room.

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