This isn’t your average bargain-bin flower.
Blue Dream, Jack Herer, OG Kush. We’ve all known and loved these popular strains at one point or another. We’ve also had our fair share of disappointments. It’s not the fault of these wacky, lovable strain names but the inconsistency you get when there’s no governing body mandating all Blue Dream flower contain X, Y, and Z. Instead of chasing down the best versions of these well-known strains, we decided to go the opposite route and highlight the best of the exotic, complex, and far from common.
On this matter, the Proper Cannabis Committee has spoken. While the highs differ greatly between these rare strains, you can rest assured they’re all premium quality. The top-rated rare strains you see here are available throughout California, and if you’re in San Francisco, you can get a bunch of them delivered straight to your doorstep via our service, Parcel—or at least while supplies last.
Perfect for: sneakerheads, skaters, CEOs
What they’re all about: Beyond having the best orange we’ve ever seen, Sherbinskis is known for crafting “dessert-first” strains with unparalleled genetics. The founder, Mario Guzman, has deep roots in the Bay Area and puts friendship at the forefront of his business goals. You can read all about it in our profile of the man and legend.
Our top picks: I love Pink Panties for its heavy, almost sedating body high; post-workout nights on the couch pair perfectly with this strain. Sunset Sherbert is ideal for shows because it delivers just enough energy to keep you standing through several encores and just enough chill to help you forget about the crowds. Bacio Gelato will make you forget you ever liked alcohol (or other, illicit substances for that matter). This strain delivers a deliciously intoxicating high that’s almost cartoonishly upbeat—read all about in my review of the pre-rolls.
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Perfect for: green eaters, artisanal shoppers, oceanside yogis
What they’re all about: Paradiso prioritizes diversity and positivity in the highs they curate and the team behind them. Their genetics are exclusively sourced from Grandiflora Genetics. They want their flower to sweep you away from the mundane and inspire you to seek grandeur in your high. Everyone needs to take breaks and reconnect with their body and mind, and Paradiso flower can provide that perfect timeout.
Our top pick: The Melonatta flower is a hybrid with a citrus zing to it. The buzz starts behind the ears and seeps into your mind like your brain is slowly sinking into a warm bath. The high can get you into the flow of any organizing that needs to be done. This blissfully functional buzz lands like a kiss on the forehead and takes charge from there. Just go with it and you'll be satisfied.
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Perfect for: all-knowing urbanites, culture trackers, walking cannabis encyclopedias
What they’re all about: The Cookies brand emphasizes the importance of local culture in the individual lifestyle. Their products go beyond the high in their sweetness. Flavor is a big part of the experience, and they assure that with their carefully curated genetics and quality standards. Consistently inspired by their home in Los Angeles, they aim to connect cannabis with all kinds of lifestyle brands.
Our top picks: Cookies' Gelato flower is a fresh take on the well-loved classic. Each smooth hit delivers a creamy flavor worth the dessert slot in your evening. Light this up after dinner and let the blanket of bliss wash over you, relaxing your body as it unfolds. Some might choose to leave it there and let the couch claim you, but if you push it with a sweet mocktail and a facemask, you're in for a spa-worthy night of self-care.
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