beginner strains for smoking

Perfect Beginner Strains for Vaping and Smoking

Have you recently experience the charming euphoria that cannabis provides and fallen in love? Not to worry, it’s not uncommon.

Vaping or smoking cannabis safely and responsibly can actually be very beneficial for you. For someone just starting out, however, choosing a strain can be an intimidating experience.

If you feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to start, the strains on this list are safe, enjoyable and tailored for novices.

Sticky Beast

Indica-dominant, the roots of this auto-flowering plant can be traced back to Bubblegum and OG Kush. Test results show this strain’s THC levels at about 16%.

If you are on your way to a party, this is the strain you want to smoke before you get there.

People who smoke the indica-dominant strain claim that it makes them talkative and more sociable. It is also known to spark the creative juices, so the next time you need to brainstorm entrepreneurial ideas or get past a case of writer’s block, vape this.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a hybrid stain that was made by crossing Haze and Blueberry. Also known as Azure Dream, this popular strain was bred in Santa Cruz.

It contains a relatively high amount of THC and about 2% of CBD, which is a relatively low amount. Though the CBD levels are low, people use it for more than getting high. It is excellent at relieving chronic pain.

A word of caution, avoid this strain if you have an anxiety disorder as it can exaggerate the symptoms of your condition, especially if you are a cannabis newcomer.

White Strawberry Strain

50% Sativa and 50% Indica, this strain is a perfect hybrid. Considered excellent for stress relief, it is used for medicinal purposes. Volcano vaporizer-worthy, think of this as an all-in-one strain that offers you just about everything you want in a vape or smoke session.

It tastes great and has a delightful aroma. When smoked, it’ll give you the taste of strawberries and cream melting in your mouth with just a tinge of earthiness. It provides a body high first, but eventually the high makes its way to your head. It also lasts for a nice, long while.


The best time to smoke this Sativa dominant is during the day.

A product of the Dutch Passion Seed Company, this feminized strain is grown indoors and often used for medicinal purposes. It takes about 10 weeks to flower.

The highest levels of THC in this strain peak at 8%. Unique to medicinal strains, it has a 1:1 THC to CBD ration. Compassion’s low THC content along with the high amount of CBD it contains basically guarantees that first-timers won’t suffer from paranoia and other side effects.

If you suffer from anxiety, try this strain. Many users report a high that reduces their anxiety disorders after vaping or smoking it.


An Indian Bubble Gum strain, Bubblelicious was created by Nirvana Seeds and was refined and perfected in the Netherlands.

Impeccably crafted, this strain has the precise smell and taste of bubble gum. You may even see the flowers take on a pink hue which just really gives you some satisfaction, doesn’t it?

Primarily used for medicinal reasons, it is equally popular among the cannabis neophytes because it doesn’t induce anxiety or paranoia. For the cannabis connoisseur, this is the kind of strain that they can smoke all day long.

Royal Highness

If ever there was a reason to buy a Volcano vaporizer, this 3 rd place winner for the Best CBD Flower at the 2016 Colorado Cannabis Cup is it. Royal Highness has a ratio of THC to CBD that is perfectly balanced

You will know when this strain has entered your bloodstream because the buzz it creates is obvious and quite active. The good thing is that it won’t mess with your head. Those who suffer from chronic pain, depression and anxiety use it to relieve their symptoms.

Bred by Royal Queen Seeds, Royal Highness’s lineage can be traced back to Dancehall. You’ll taste the sweet berry and pear-like flavor of it as soon as you take your first hit.

This is a great beginner strain because it doesn’t cause coach potato syndrome. You will feel motivated to finish cleaning your room, tackle a to-do list or wrap up unfinished tasks, instead finding yourself yearning for sleep.


This Indica-based strain is a combination of White Widow and AK-47. Tangy like a lemon, its aroma also has a hint of honey that is welcoming to the nose. There are three flavors to choose from and all of them are delicious: pine, sweet and spicy/herb.

It can get you super high, but you won’t get a high that makes you want to fall asleep. Users of this strain say it has an almost psychedelic-like effect.

It’s a great strain to start off with because it doesn’t cause side effects. You won’t have to worry about having dry eyes, headaches or paranoia. One thing you can expect with Kalashnikova is significant amounts of dry mouth, so get the water ready.


The baby of an MK Ultra female and G13 Haze male, this popular strain has a high that doesn’t last too long. That’s one of the reasons why it’s perfect for beginner smokers who can’t see to quite keep it all together when they are smoking weed. Heavy cannabis users don’t consider this strain a recreational weed because the high is so short.

Cannatonic has a somewhat sweet and mildly citrus taste along with an earthly scent. The psychoactive effects it can cause are minimal. It’s also easy to find because of its popularity as a medicinal strain.


Your journey into cannabis is going to be a good one no matter if you decide to use dry herbs or concentrates, and these strains will give you the best introduction into the lifestyle any beginner could hope for.

Before starting, remember that you should take risks. They are fun, after all, but only take them once you’ve thought about and understand the consequences.

Just about every strain causes side effects when used in large amounts. Some of the effects include dry eyes, nausea, blanking out and paranoia. Knowing when you’ve hit your limit and taking a minute before having another drag will ensure that you don’t reach those levels.

Good luck and enjoy the benefits the cannabis plant can offer!

Perfect Beginner Strains for Vaping and Smoking Have you recently experience the charming euphoria that cannabis provides and fallen in love? Not to worry, it’s not uncommon. Vaping or smoking