The Best Flower  2024

10:31 pm - May 15, 2024 - La Mesa, CA - EMBR Editorial

As we enter 2024, the world of cannabis continues to evolve. With it, the quest for the perfect flower remains a top priority for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. In this 2024 review, we’ll explore the best flower strains this year, helping you choose from the vast options available at your local dispensary. Our evaluation criteria include quality, potency, flavors, and cultivation methods, ensuring you experience the market’s best flower.

The cannabis industry has grown tremendously in recent years, with advancements in cultivation techniques, genetics, and consumer education. As a result, the bar for high-quality flower has been raised, and consumers have become more discerning in their choices. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis user or new to the world of flower, understanding the key factors that contribute to a superior product is essential.

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How to Choose the Best Flower 

When selecting the perfect flower, several factors come into play. The strain type is crucial, as sativa, indica, and hybrid strains offer distinct effects and experiences. Sativa strains are known for their uplifting and energizing properties, making them ideal for daytime use or creative pursuits. Indica strains, conversely, are associated with relaxation and sedation, perfect for unwinding after a long day or promoting restful sleep. Hybrid strains balance sativa and indica effects, providing a more well-rounded experience.

THC content is another essential factor in determining the flower’s potency and high intensity. While some users may prefer strains with high THC levels for a more robust experience, others may opt for lower THC strains to maintain a clearer headspace. It’s essential to consider your tolerance and desired effects when choosing a strain based on THC content.

Terpene profiles also significantly influence the flower’s aroma, flavor, and effects. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in cannabis and other plants, and they interact with cannabinoids to produce unique experiences. Some common terpenes include myrcene (earthy, musky), limonene (citrusy, uplifting), and pinene (pine, alertness). Familiarizing yourself with the most common terpenes and their properties can help you select strains that align with your preferences.

Appearance is another critical indicator of quality flower. Look for dense, colorful buds covered in trichomes, which are signs of a well-cultivated and potent strain. Avoid flowers that appear dry, brittle, or have excessive stems and seeds, as these may indicate poor quality or improper storage.

When purchasing flowers, always opt for products with rigorous lab testing and the necessary certifications. This ensures you consume a safe, contaminant-free product free from pesticides, mold, and other harmful substances. Reputable dispensaries, like EMBR, prioritize lab testing and transparency to provide customers with the highest-quality flowers.

Proper storage is crucial to maintaining the freshness and potency of your flower. Keep your buds in an airtight container, such as a glass jar or specialized cannabis humidor, and store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This helps preserve the terpenes, cannabinoids, and overall quality of the flower.

When it comes to consumption, there are various methods to choose from, each with its benefits and drawbacks. Smoking remains a popular choice, allowing for quick onset of effects and a wide range of strain options. However, smoking can be harsh on the lungs and may not be suitable for everyone. 

Vaping using a dry herb vaporizer offers a healthier alternative, as it heats the flower to a temperature that releases the active compounds without combustion. This method produces a cleaner, smoother hit and can be more efficient in flower usage. 

Other consumption methods include using a water pipe or bong, which cools the smoke for a smoother experience, or rolling the flower into joints or blunts for a more traditional approach. Experiment with different methods to find the one best suits your preferences and lifestyle.

Top Flower Strains by Brand

Phat Panda

Phat Panda Golden Pineapple flower

Strain: Golden Pineapple

Type: Hybrid


Golden Pineapple is a potent sativa-dominant hybrid that induces euphoria and boosts productivity. With a fruity, light aroma and a delightful tropical citrus flavor, this strain provides effective relief from anxiety and stress while offering an energizing yet mentally calming experience. This mood-elevating blend of Golden Goat and Pineapple Kush is perfect for game nights with good company.

Lost Farm Strawberry edible

Strain: Grape Cream Cake

Type: Hybrid


Ice Cream Cake and Grape Pie Wedding Crasher come together to create Grape Cream Cake, an indica-dominant hybrid with stunning purple buds and a fruity, sweet flavor. This strain smokes so smoothly that users might be tempted to indulge repeatedly, but beware—its effects can sneak up on you! Expect a wave of physical and mental relaxation that can make staying awake or functioning coherently a challenge.

Phat Panda Donny Burger flower

Strain: Donny Burger

Type: Indica


Donny Burger is an indica strain created by crossing GMO with Han-Solo Burger. Its effects are more calming than energizing, making users feel giggly, happy, and aroused according to Leafly reviews. This extremely potent strain is best suited for those with a high THC tolerance. Additionally, Donny Burger contains some CBG. The dominant terpene, pinene, imparts an aroma reminiscent of a pine forest.


blem tangie ting flower

Strain: Tangie Ting

Type: Sativa


True to its name, Tangie Ting smells like freshly peeled tangerines. This sativa is unique for its densely stacked buds, making it a great choice for daytime smoking to keep you productive. It’s a go-to for sativa enthusiasts.

Blem Unruly OG Flower

Strain: Unruly OG

Type: Indica


This hard-hitting OG strain takes you back to the early 2000s with its dense, rock-like structure and a powerful aroma of straight gas. It evokes the nostalgia of your first OG Kush experience, embodying the real quality of expertly grown OG.

Blem Gludaz Flower

Strain: Gludaz

Type: Hybrid


Cali Lotus

Cali Lotus Cali Coco Flower

Strain: Cali Coco

Type: Hybrid

Frosty and sticky with a beautiful structure, this is Gorilla Glue grown to perfection. Cali Coco is excellent for relieving anxiety, keeping you calm and mellow. Its large buds have distinct notes of chocolate inherited from its parent strains. 

Cali Lotus Cali OG Flower

Strain: Cali OG

Type: Indica

This classic Indica-dominant OG Kush is bred, selected, and grown by seasoned veterans of the strain. Featuring heavy, dense buds that exude fuel and pine aromas and stick to your fingers, this is the epitome of a true OG Kush flower.

Cali Lotus Cali OG Flower

Strain: Cali Cake

Type: Indica

Its name says it all—it smells like vanilla frosting on a birthday cake. The trichomes shine like diamonds even after drying and curing. You’ll detect the OG aroma behind the sweet cake scent. This indica-dominant hybrid boasts a high THC content, and its sticky buds will definitely cake up your grinder, pun intended.


Cannabiotix Private Reserve OG Flower

Strain: Private Reserve OG

Type: Indica

Private Reserve OG, a clone-only heavy hitter, is a coveted classic among stoners. Greasy and glistening with trichomes, its dense, rounded buds feature a beautiful blend of green hues accented by abundant wispy orange hairs. This cultivar offers a spectacular lemon aroma that is both sweet and inviting. The smoke is smooth and tasty, with a gassy flavor profile upfront and notes of earthy evergreen kush on the exhale.

Cannabiotix L’Orange Flower

Strain: L’Orange

Type: Sativa


This lemony orange Cannabiotix creation is a cross between the award-winning hybrid Orange Crush and our uplifting Lemonburst. This unique citrus terpy flower takes its time to mature, but it’s worth the wait, as all good things take time. Known for its cerebral “happy” high, this strain provides a euphoric buzz that is excellent for relieving anxiety and depression.

Cannabiotix L’Orange Flower

Strain: Gluetopia

Type: Hybrid


A cross between their CBX Glue and flavor-heavy Zereal Milk has resulted in the gemmed-out phenotype known as Gluetopia. Dripping in resin and sticky to the touch, Gluetopia boasts an incredibly complex terpene profile, featuring chocolatey, tangy, and hashy funk notes. These crystal-soaked chunky buds are extremely sappy, showcasing the beautiful purple hues from Zereal Milk and a blizzard of trichomes.

Alien Labs

Alien Labs Atomic Apple Flower

Strain: Atomic Apple

Type: Hybrid


Atomic Apple is truly out of this world with its beautiful bud structure resembling a meteor coming out of orbit. Deep shades of purple, reminiscent of a cosmic nebula, are surrounded by green hues and tightly clustered small orange hairs. It tastes like sour apple candy with hints of fuel and vanilla cream terpenes.

Alien Labs BK Satellite Flower

Strain: BK Satellite

Type: Sativa


BK Satellite, a hybrid strain created by crossing Legend of Nigeria with Milky Way, offers a sweet aroma with flavors of fruitiness and spice. Thanks to its heavy indica influence, the effects are relaxing and full-bodied. Expertly picked at peak freshness, just light up and prepare to be transported straight into another galaxy.

Alien Labs KryptoChronic Flower

Strain: KryptoChronic

Type: Hybrid


Kryptochronic, a cross between Fruity Pebbles OG, Alien Cookies, and Jet Fuel Gelato, boasts vibrant lime green buds with purple undertones and bright orange pistils. Its taste and aroma are reminiscent of pouring gas into a bowl of Fruity Pebbles instead of milk, offering a unique and potent sensory experience.

Understanding Types of Marijuana Strains

Sativa Strains 

Sativa strains are known for their uplifting and energizing effects, making them ideal for daytime use or creative pursuits. They often have a lighter, more airy bud structure and a higher THC-to-CBD ratio. Some of the best sativa strains in California and Massachusetts include:

  • Trainwreck: A potent sativa strain with a spicy, peppery aroma and a cerebral, energizing high for focus and creativity.
  • Durban Poison: A classic sativa strain from South Africa, Durban Poison offers a sweet, earthy flavor and a clear-headed, uplifting high that’s perfect for daytime activities.
  • Tangie: A mouthwatering sativa strain, Tangie boasts a strong citrus aroma and a stimulating, euphoric high that’s great for social situations or creative endeavors.
  • Jack Herer: Named after the legendary cannabis activist, Jack Herer is a well-rounded sativa strain with a piney, spicy aroma and a cerebral, uplifting high that’s perfect for any time of day.
  • Green Crack: Despite its controversial name, Green Crack is a popular sativa strain with a sweet, fruity flavor and a potent, energizing high that’s ideal for focus and productivity.

Indica Strains 

Indica strains are renowned for their relaxing and soothing effects. They are perfect for unwinding after a long day or promoting restful sleep. They typically have a denser bud structure and a higher CBD-to-THC ratio. Some of the best indica strains in California and Massachusetts include:

  • OG Kush: A legendary indica strain, OG Kush offers a spicy, earthy aroma and a heavy, relaxing high that is perfect for stress relief and pain management.
  • Grand Daddy Purp: A potent indica strain, Grand Daddy Purp delivers a sweet, grapey flavor and a sedative, euphoric high that’s great for nighttime relaxation.
  • Northern Lights: A classic indica strain, Northern Lights boasts a spicy pine aroma and a heavy, calming high perfect for unwinding or managing insomnia.
  • Blueberry: A fruity indica strain, Blueberry offers a sweet, berry flavor and a relaxing, euphoric high that’s ideal for stress relief and pain management.
  • Purple Punch: A dessert-like indica strain, Purple Punch delivers a sweet grape aroma and a heavy, sedative high perfect for nighttime use.

Hybrid Strains 

Hybrid strains balance sativa and indica effects, providing a more well-rounded experience. They can lean towards either sativa or indica dominance or offer a 50/50 split. Some of the best hybrid strains in California and Massachusetts include:

  • Girl Scout Cookies: A beloved hybrid strain, Girl Scout Cookies provides a sweet, earthy aroma and a balanced high that combines cerebral stimulation and physical relaxation.
  • Blue Dream: A popular hybrid strain, Blue Dream delivers a sweet, berry flavor and a well-rounded high that is perfect for any time of day.
  • GG4 (Gorilla Glue #4): This potent hybrid strain boasts an intense diesel aroma and a heavy, relaxing high that’s great for stress relief and pain management.
  • Gelato: A dessert-like hybrid strain, Gelato offers a sweet, creamy flavor and a balanced high that combines relaxation and euphoria.
  • Wedding Cake: This potent hybrid strain delivers a rich, vanilla aroma and a well-rounded high that is perfect for daytime and nighttime use.

Buy Flower at EMBR 

At EMBR, we pride ourselves in curating an exceptional selection of the best flower strains in 2024. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you find the perfect strain to suit your needs and preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis connoisseur or new to the world of flower, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

When you visit our dispensaries in California and Massachusetts, you can expect a welcoming and informative experience. Our budtenders are passionate about cannabis and are well-versed in the unique properties and effects of each strain we carry. They’ll take the time to understand your goals and preferences, whether you’re looking for a strain to boost creativity, manage stress, or promote relaxation.

In addition to our extensive flower selection, we also offer a range of consumption accessories, such as vaporizers, pipes, and rolling papers, to enhance your cannabis experience. Our staff is always happy to provide guidance and recommendations to ensure you have the tools to enjoy your flower to the fullest.

Whether you’re a local resident or visiting from out of town, we invite you to experience the EMBR difference. Step into our welcoming dispensaries, explore our curated selection of top-quality flower, and let our knowledgeable staff guide you on your cannabis journey. We’re committed to providing an exceptional experience and helping you discover the best flower strains of 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does flower stay fresh? 

When stored properly in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, flower can maintain its freshness and potency for several months to a year. However, the THC content may degrade over time, and the aroma and flavor may diminish. To ensure the best quality, consume your flower within a few months of purchase and store it in a sealed glass jar or specialized cannabis humidor.

What’s the difference between sativa and indica strains? 

Sativa strains are known for their uplifting and energizing effects, while indica strains are associated with relaxation and sedation. However, these categories are only sometimes clear-cut, and many strains exhibit a combination of both sativa and indica traits. The distinction between sativa and indica is primarily based on the plant’s morphology and growth patterns, rather than its effects. To find the best strain for your needs, consider factors such as cannabinoid and terpene profiles, rather than relying solely on the sativa or indica classification.

How much flower should I consume? 

The amount of flower you should consume depends on your tolerance, the potency of the strain, and the desired effects. It’s always best to start with a small amount, such as a pea-sized portion or a single puff, and wait at least 30 minutes to an hour before consuming more, as the effects can take time to fully manifest. As you become more familiar with your tolerance and the potency of different strains, you can adjust your dosage accordingly. Remember, it’s easier to consume more if needed than to overconsume and experience adverse side effects.

Can I mix different flower strains? 

Mixing different flower strains is a common practice for creating a “salad bowl” or “cocktail.” By combining strains with various effects and terpene profiles, you can make a unique and personalized experience. For example, you might mix a sativa strain with an indica strain to achieve a balanced high or combine two strains with complementary flavors for an enhanced sensory experience. When mixing strains, start with small amounts of each and adjust the ratios based on your preferences.

Is it safe to consume flower with tobacco? 

While some people enjoy mixing flower with smoking, it’s important to note that tobacco contains harmful chemicals and can increase the risk of respiratory issues. Tobacco smoke contains numerous carcinogens and can lead to addiction. In contrast, cannabis smoke, when consumed alone, has not been definitively linked to lung cancer. If you choose to mix flower with tobacco, do so in moderation and be aware of the potential health risks. Alternatively, consider using a dry herb vaporizer or consuming flower on your own for a healthier experience.

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, so do the options for high-quality flowers. By staying informed and choosing strains from reputable brands, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. At EMBR, we’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality flowers and exceptional service. Visit us today and discover the best flower strains of 2024. 

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you on your cannabis journey and help you find the perfect strain to elevate your experience. Step into the world of premium flower at EMBR and let us be your trusted companion in exploring the best that cannabis has to offer.


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