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These St. Patrick's Day Strains Are Way Better Than Green Beer

Why do beer-drinkers get to have all the fun on St. Patrick's Day?

There seems to be a tacit consensus in our society that on St. Patrick's Day you can knock back green beer after green beer until you pass out in a puddle of green…well, you know. But I would argue that cannabis is far more appropriate for the day - it's much safer, and it allows you to hold court with some close friends, tell tales and generally indulge in some serious blarney. So here are three strains you can use for the smoking (or vaping) of the green. Enjoy responsibly - and be careful not to mix.

Green Crack

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One of the most popular strains on Leafly, Green Crack has nothing to do with Ireland per se - but it's inadvertently a homonym for the Gaelic word "craic". As Irish Central explains:

"Craic" (/kræk/ KRACK), or "crack", is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland. It is often used with the definite article – the craic.

So if an Irish person asks you, "what's the craic?", the answer is Green Crack. Its "invigorating mental buzz" is perfect for telling stories with old friends and new.

Lucky Charms

Hearts, stars and horseshoes, clovers and blue moons…are not to be found in this hybrid strain. But like it's cereal namesake, it has a very sweet flavour profile that will leave you feeling euphoric and giddy - probably for longer than if you just ate a bunch of tiny marshmallows. But beware: Lucky Charms will leave you with a particularly dry mouth.

Emerald OG

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This goes without saying - a strain whose name conjures images of the rolling, verdant hills of the Emerald Isle. Finish off your night with this indica-dominant hybrid that's great for unwinding before bed.

(And if you want to get really Irish, you can spell it Emerald O'G.)

h/t Leafly


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