Best Cannabis Strains of 2021

Pattern of Cannabis Logo

Those who have considered themselves to be avid cannabis enthusiasts for a long time may already have an idea of which cannabis strains they prefer, but new users may not have been exposed to enough strain types to have a strong preference. Whether you have tried dozens of strains, or just one or two, it’s always fun to experiment with new products that contain different strains than you’re used to. You never know when you’ll stumble upon a new favorite! 

Although there are hundreds of strains on the market, there are a few that many cannabis enthusiasts love for their flavors, aromas, and potential effects. Read on to learn more about some of the best cannabis strains of 2021, and which products from Planet 13 contain those specific strains in various forms. 

Sour Tangie

Sour Tangie is a popular sativa strain that contains a moderate amount of THC and is known to provide energizing effects. In its flower form, Sour Tangie has a notable citrus flavor and aroma, and consumers often describe a pleasant, uplifting buzz that even helps some feel more motivated to carry out daily tasks. Many people have reported  enjoying  Sour Tangie vapes and edibles in the morning to give them a boost of inspiration and creativity. 

Kush Mints

For those seeking something with a more calming effect but still seeking a high THC content, Kush Mints may be exactly what you’re looking for. This hybrid strain is bred by crossing Bubba Kush and Animal Mints, giving it a lovely mint flavor upon inhale and exhale. Kush Mints users turn to this strain to help unwind at the end of a long day, and it sometimes produces feelings of euphoria or contentment. Some medical marijuana patients also rely on Kush Mints flower to help improve their poor appetites. 

Jungle Cake

Another hybrid strain, Jungle Cake is crossbred with Wedding Cake and White Fire #43. This strain contains a high THC and low CBD content, allowing it to produce a wonderful high that is popular for relaxed evenings and social events. Many also report that it helps with their symptoms of depression and anxiety, especially social anxiety. It doesn’t take much Jungle Cake to feel the effects for most users, but it sometimes takes longer to hit than other strains. For this reason, it’s better to start slow with Jungle Cake pre-rolls.

Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey is often described as a skunky, yet sweet hybrid strain that acts more like an indica. Grease Monkey is created using GG4 and Cookies & Cream, giving it a lovely and lazy buzz that helps a user’s body relax entirely. Some users also describe a warm feeling that radiates throughout the body after ingesting Grease Monkey products, and others choose it for its potential pain and nausea relief effects. This strain is also high in THC and low in CBD, making it an effective choice for recreational users, though it may have merits for medical patients too. Many customers say that the best way to ingest Grease Monkey is in its flower form


Zkittlez, sometimes referred to as Skittlez or Skittles, is technically a hybrid, but it’s bred to be indica-dominant, producing a relaxing buzz. Many people also use Zkittlez strains in social settings, and it is known to provide a calming feeling without inducing sleep. It has a moderate THC level, and many enjoy using it in the afternoon after a workday or before a night with friends. One of the most exciting features of Zkittlez is its wonderful fruity flavor that produces notes of sweet and sour, reminiscent of the candy it was named after. Zkittlez works well in vapes, though many have discovered they also enjoy it in concentrates

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a sativa strain with a moderate THC and low CBD content. As the name alludes to, Sour Diesel gives a flavor and odor reminiscent of diesel fuel and sour lemon. If the flavor doesn’t appeal to you, the effects it can have on creativity and anxiety just might. Many people use Sour Diesel products in order to get a boost of focus and happiness, and it can help melt away stress that comes about with everyday life. It’s a popular strain to use in the morning, though it can make your day much better no matter which time you decide to use it. Sour Diesel tends to be most popular when used in a high quality vape

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake is an indica-dominant hybrid with a moderate THC and low CBD content. Many users say it tastes like vanilla and cookies, and that it is best used at night because of its relaxing effects. In fact, plenty of cannabis enthusiasts use this strain to help combat insomnia, while others use it to feel happier during bouts of depression or anxiety. One major benefit of Ice Cream Cake is its quick effects, which can be felt in as little as a few minutes when smoked in flower form.

White Walker OG

White Walker OG is a favorite for cannabis beginners due to its normal THC content and hybrid effects, and it can be found in Orange County recreational dispensaries. Customers often remark that White Walker OG helps their bodies and minds feel relaxed, yet focused. It’s a favorite strain for an afternoon bake, and its sweet, slightly earthy flavor hangs around after the exhale. Customers love White Walker OG in pre-rolls and flower

Planet 13 Orange County Banner

Ready to try a new strain? Here’s the Best Dispensary in Orange County! 

If you’re looking to expand your cannabis strain horizons, the above strains are an excellent place to start. Planet 13 carries products with these strains and more! You can visit one of our three locations, two dispensaries in Las Vegas and one in Orange County, order curbside pickup, or even get an Orange County dispensary delivery sent right to your house! Still not sure which products you want to try? Our dedicated and knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the exact experience you are looking for at a fantastic price.