The Best Cannabis Strains For A Lit Fourth Of July

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The Fourth of July really deserves more love. It’s obviously doing better than Arbor Day, but the lack of excessive gift giving and costumes make it too easy to overlook in the “best holiday” conversation. How can you sleep on a day with three wonderfully gratuitious excesses — burgers, beer, and blowing sh*t up?

The only thing that could possibly make the Fourth of July more fun is the addition of some dank bud. For those who partake, a toke is a nice way to enhance your mood and guarantee some relaxation as the sky spiderwebs with the glow of fireworks. With that aim, we gathered 10 strains of weed that are perfect for all your Independence Day needs — helping you get as lit as the grill and the Roman candles.


This strain is popular among users who appreciate its sweet, citrus flavor and buzzy high. It is a bit like having lemon/orange jelly beans and getting a solid sugar rush that is perfect for summer hijinks. Heck, you could even think of it as the equivalent of scoring a creamsicle from the ice cream man but in adult form (yes, we know adults can run to the ice cream man, too). Jillybean leaves users totally cheerful and chatty for hours, so this isn’t a strain to use in solitude. The best use of this strain is to smoke it with other people and to play some Marco Polo or badminton. Fair warning: you may feel a little drowsy as you come down, that’s cool — summer naps rule.

This strain can cause cotton mouth and dry eyes, so be sure that you drink some water. If you stick to beer and cocktails all day while smoking this, you will end up miserable. You need that hydration like a mofo.

Grape Ape

Grape Ape is named in part because its buds are literally purple. But it also has a legit grape flavor that is both sweet and strong kinda like an Alexander the Grape Otter Pop. It leans a bit more indica than sativa, so it is going to be a more relaxing strain. You get a definite chill body high with a really mellow cerebral layer. A lot of people use it to relieve stress and anxiety, which makes it ideal for any Fourth of July action that is stressing you out (like… um… FAMILY). If social gatherings with large groups of people aren’t your jam, a hit or two of this will take the edge off without leaving you lawn-chair-locked.

There are people who use Grape Ape for falling asleep, which should tell you that it has the capacity to knock you out good and proper. A little goes a long ass way. Use it confidently throughout your day and evening, but take time between hits to let it take effect before you go back for more.

Agent Orange

Thanks to its parent strains, Agent Orange has a pungent citrus scent when its buds are ground and a really sweet, orangey taste on the exhale. It is a truly distinct aroma and flavor combo because it is also a little spicy. However, that feels just right in the summer. It’s like a jalapeno limeade. The high here is a super uplifting, cerebral one that doesn’t have much in the way of a relaxing body high to pull it down. That makes it perfect for getting out in the world and taking care of business. This is a great weed for people with multiple holiday obligations. If you need to hit a work party, a neighborhood shindig, and a family barbecue in one day, this is your strain.