Strains & Brands
Best Indica StrainsChronic Thunder
Chronic Thunder is a mix of two strains: Chronic and Alaskan Thunder Fuck. The end result has a strong and earthy bouquet with hints of diesel and promises to put you into couch lock after smoking, so plan to set up your Netflix and chill if this is your jam.
Second Place: Larry OG
Third Place: Redberry Kush
Best Sativa FlowerGreen Crack
A descendent of Skunk No. 1 flavored with hints of citrus, Green Crack is a real crowd-pleaser for the Sativa crowd seeking a lot of chatter, laughs and mental stimulation.
Second Place: Gorilla Glue #4
Third Place: Sour Diesel
Best Hybrid FlowerBlue Dream
Blue Dream, a cross between indica strain Blueberry and sativa strain Haze, has a sweet berry flavor that will adjust to both feed your head and relax your body. No surprise to see that this rising superstar is the favorite hybrid of Tucsonans this year.
Second Place: Grape LA
Third Place: Jenny Kush
Best CBD FlowerArianna #4
Arianna #4 is the creation of Nature's AZ Medicine & Growth Management. It's a pungent bud high in CBD, which means it does a lot to ease your aches while still allowing you to keep a clear head, so it's no surprise that it comes out on top with our readers, as well as capturing top honors for Best Dispensary CBD flower at the 2017 Errl Cup.
Second Place: Champatsu
Third Place: Critical Mass
Best Baked EdibleSublime
Sublime infuses its gourmet brownies, lemon bars, sweet and savory pretzels, rice crispy treats and other products with a house-made concentrate that ensures a potent delivery of medicine. Just be careful that when the munchies hit, you don't try to eat another one of your dosed brownies—you don't want to end up curled up on the couch all night.
Second Place: Flourish
Third Place: Green Halo
Best Candy EdibleBaked Bros Gummies
Baked Brothers sticks with what they know: a line of hand-infused gummies, peach rings and watermelon rings, both sweet and sour. The candies are hand-infused with hash oil rather than sprayed with THC, so the quality is always solid. This could be the sweetest buzz you'll ever have.
Second Place: Cannabliss Medical Gummies
Third Place: PURE caramels
Best Liquid EdibleBaked Bros
Beside the candy treats, Baked Bros also crafts a pourable THC syrup that can speed up the effects as compared to the typical edible. It comes in a variety of flavors, including grape, watermelon and cherry, and is made with all-natural fruit extracts without artificial ingredients. It's little wonder that the folks at Phoenix New Times gave this a Best of Phoenix award in 2016.
Second Place: Newtons
Third: House of Jane infused teas
Best TopicalChronic Health Pain Releaf Ointment
It's really amazing how much pain relief comes from using Pain Re-Leaf Ointment. We've heard rave reviews of vanishing muscle soreness with the application of this stuff and people suffering chronic pain often discover they feel better than they have in years.
Second Place: CDB Wellness
Third Place: iLava Touch
Best Sativa ConcentrateAgent Orange Sauce
Concentrates are where it's at these days in the weed community—and Agent Orange Sauce tops the sativa varieties among Tucson Weekly readers this year.
Second Place: Earth Extracts
Third Place: Need a Sativa
Best Indica ConcentrateChronic Thunder
Good ol' Chronic Thunder is a favorite among sativa strains, so it's hardly a surprise to find that its concentrated form is also a hit.
Second Place: MPX
Third Place: DB Citrus Berry
Best Hybrid ConcentrateGrape LA
While making a concentrate will remove the terpines that give Grape LA its unique flavor, the effects are still spectacular: an indica-heavy high that will keep your body relaxed.
Second Place: Larry OG Shatter
Third Place: Moe OG
Best CBD ConcentrateTimeless
For those days when you want some relief from pain but still need a clear head, Timeless' CBD concentrate is just what the doctor ordered.
Second Place: DB Shirley Temple Shatter
Best Vape Pen
Timeless boasts that it creates cannabis concentrate that is solvent free and simply flavored with natural terpines—which means you're getting as close to the plant as you can in a concentrate. The emphasis on quality has clearly won over Tucson Weekly readers.
Second Place: High Grate
Third Place: Earthvape.
Our thanks to Leafly.com for the help in understanding the lineage of these strains.