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Influenced by centuries of occult chanting and a counter culture movement that began in the early 1970s, the ladies of stoner rock enchant us.

By Adam QuinnPublished 6 years ago 12 min read

Stoners invented heavy metal music, influenced by centuries of occult chanting witches spells and a counter culture movement that began in the early 1970s. Numerous albums covers and song lyrics hinted at the cannabis culture. Today, stoner rock bands span from the psychedelic to the hard core pounding of drums and bass into a rhythmic trip of intensity. It is the female led bands that have bound the past to the future. It is women who bind life's future to its past. It is women who lead the stoner rock evolution. The ladies of stoner rock lure us to the list of weed to smoke with your favorite leading lady.

Heavy riffs, paranoia-inducing thrills and '70s fills are the signature attributes of Blood Ceremony. Out of the far north of Toronto, Canada, comes this black magic themed phenomenon. Blood Ceremony is black magic and rock rolled into one giant joint for stoners. Alia O'Brien is a brilliant talent on vocals and keyboard.

What to Smoke: Blue Cookies

"Blue Cookies is an indica-dominant hybrid cross between two celebrity strains, Girl Scout Cookies and Blueberry. As the child of these heavyweight champion strains, Blue Cookies delivers a crushing blow of euphoria straight to the head, where it swiftly sinks down to relax the entire body."

Blues Pills is not something your doctor prescribes. Originally from Iowa, the band is now based in Sweden. Described as a heavy psych vibe, vocalist Elin Larson delivers a stoner's spirit with group including on guitar Dorrian Sorriaux and half-brother's bassist Zack Anderson and drummer Cory Berry.

What to Smoke: A-Dub

"Coming from the ever-popular Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Chemdawg family tree, A-Dub has a solid reputation for its potency. This hybrid produces a well-balanced effect, creating a euphoric, happy buzz that is a great influence when expressing your creativity."

Revered by the metal community Christine Davis once led the Christian Mistress under a pot-leaf flag. Her voice explodes and her performance mesmerizes. A stoner's pleasure on the psych spectrum.

What to Smoke: Bruce Banner

"Bruce Banner (probably better-known as the alter ego of comic book superhero The Incredible Hulk) is one of three phenotypes of the Bruce Banner strain and has proven to be a popular one. Effects come on quickly to provide an immediate burst of euphoria before easing into relaxation that may be good for creative pursuits. Delta9 Labs bred this strain from OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, and its heritage can be found in its diesel aroma with sweet undertones. Its plants flower at 8 to 10 weeks."

Jinx Dawson is a stoner's authentic metal rocker. Comparisons to the great witches of rock are in order. Coven launches you on a dark windy path of musical enchantment.

What To Smoke: Ghost Train Haze

"Ghost Train Haze has a structure indicative of a Sativa, but the buds are dense and not airy at all. More notably, these light green buds were so covered in trichomes that they almost look white. The smell was the other thing that really stood out to us with the Ghost Train Haze. At lower doses I found it very easy to focus my thoughts, experienced an uplifting body buzz, and noticed some comforting pressure behind my nose and eyes. At higher doses and temperatures out of the vaporizer, more euphoric, hazy effects began to set in and I found myself drifting off into deep thought while staring at things for extended periods of time."

Los Angeles based conjurers Ides of Gemini increased its numbers. Sera Timms is hypnotic as her vocal open up gateways in the mind of a stoner.

What To Smoke: Skywalker

"On the inhale, Skywalker OG tends to coat your mouth (as is often the case with OG strains) with smooth, flavorful smoke. On the exhale, it enhances the obvious pine taste with a hint of Chemdawg flavor that will linger for the indefinite future. Large doses of the Skywalker OG strain may be the perfect strain when battling insomnia. Smoking this strain often leaves me with a nice, prolonged body-melt to ease chronic pain and any other physical ills. This is often accompanied with a strong couch-lock and has been known to induce sleep."

This is Lucifer. From Johanna Sadonis' Oath, was born a more flammable product. "Handle Carefully" should be printed on the album, as it's hot as hell. Lucifer is a European stoner rock favorite, with an all star cast of musicians.

What to Smoke: Tickle Kush

"The highly potent and extremely resinous, Tickle Kush is a powerful Indica dominant hybrid that was bred in Colorado by the crew at Greenwerkz. This Chemdog and LA Kush combo landed itself the #4 spot on the High Times Strongest Strain of 2014. The "Tickle Kush" provides it's user with a rather complex terpene palette that quickly fills the room with an earthy, spicy and OG-like aroma that's pungent flavor is as equally as Kushy."

Purson defines contemporary psychedelic music. Rosalie Cunningham is a throwback to the 1960s and ’70s. Her daunting music leaves its listeners mystified after a stoner's journey of sounds and imagery.

What To Smoke: White Russian

"Produced by mating White Widow with AK-47, White Russian is a F1 hybrid strain that is packed with Indica. It has a fresh and pleasant appearance with light green colored leaves. Smoking it will make you feel strongly euphoric. You will also feel energized, uplifted, happy and creative. It does make certain users feel sleepy, but mostly it has an energized effect."

Jess and the Ancient Ones were born out of Finnish sensation Deathchain. Jess is a talented vocalist whose intense performance leaves reveling stoners in a trance.

What To Smoke: Amnesia Haze

"Every hit of Amnesia Haze, comes with a truly psychedelic head high, likely to send any user straight into the astrosphere. The flavor is fresh and fruity like you expect from a haze which only makes the smoke so much more enjoyable. Smokers are warned this is a strong smoke and, as the name suggests, users can often turn their brains off completely after a session."

Ruby the Hatchet's voice slices through the thick air of stoner's smoke. Accompanied by powerful guitar grooves she delivers a thunderous performance.

What To Smoke: Laughing Buddha

"A night of partying is not complete without ample amounts of laughter. Laughing Buddha is sure to deliver. This sativa is a potent cross between two landraces: Thai and Jamaican. Brought into creation by Amsterdam’s Barney’s Farm Seeds, the amount of joy, happiness, and giggles produced by this silly bud is sure to bring out the best in everyone who gives her a try."

Rebecca Vernon powers the electric sounds of Salt Lake City’s SubRosa. A mixture of heavy metal stoner and acoustic folk sounds fused together by electric violin.

What To Smoke: Verde Electric

"Verde Electric is an evenly split hybrid (50% sativa/50% indica) strain from breeders in Arizona that is an insanely potent cross of the hugely popular Durban Poison X Platinum OG X Sherbet strains. Verde Electric users describe the high as an immediate onset of an uplifting and energetic happy head high that is slightly tingly, with feelings of euphoria and creative inspiration. This head high fades into a mellow body high with a relaxed state of mind and a sense of peace and tranquility."

The siren from Wisconsin, Jex Thoth travels the world casting spells on rocking stoners. Her sound is reminiscent of psychedelic sonic sounds of the late 1960s.

What To Smoke: Tangie

"If you’re the type that likes to impress at a party, you can’t go wrong with bringing some Tangie along. Another amazing strain from the renowned DNA Genetics, this strain features an absolutely mouth-watering aroma of freshly peeled tangerines. Expect an all-around enlightened, head-focused experience filled with energy, euphoria, and genuine happiness."

Windhand vocalist Dorthia Cottrell's voice has been called haunting. It leaves you spent after a few hours of visualizing your deep emotions.

What To Smoke: Dark Angel Seeds

"Dark Angel Seeds has a relatively high THC content since it is both a Sativa and an Indica. Based on its THC content, it can be helpful for people who are suffering from loss of appetite, arthritis and having poor concentration. This strain can also provide the user a feeling of cheerfulness and a peaceful mind. It can be used for treating several conditions such as muscle and body pain, nausea, headache, and depression."

1990s grunge permeates through the psychedelic crafted songs of Royal Thunder. Mlny Parsonz soulful music feels connected to the energy running through the natural environment.

What To Smoke: Gorilla Glue

"Gorilla Glue has been steadily gaining in popularity over the past few years, combining a unique flavor with a very potent high. A super-cross of Sour Dubb x (Chem’s Sister x Chocolate Diesel), she’s a sativa-dominant hybrid that’s been making her way across the country, and has reportedly even been seen on a menu or two in Dutch coffeeshops."

The sonic sounds of stoner rocker Stevie Floyd, front woman for the raging duo Dark Castle, seem to envelop the room. A constant innovator Stevie is a consistently defining artist in the stoner rock culture.

What To Smoke: Kosher Kush

"Kosher Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid from California that came from an OG Kush cross. It won the Cannabis Cup in 2011 and 2015 and packs a tremendous dose of THC. Indeed, this strain won’t fail to impress even the most experienced of smokers. Kosher Kush has an earthy and fruity flavor, and comes with a very mellow and relaxing buzz. If you ever have insomnia, this strain is pretty much a guaranteed cure."

Quite frightening at times the disturbing presence Mount Salem front woman Emily Kopplin can be confusing once her voice absorbs the concert venue. More operatic goth traced back to the 1970s, she lets loose her operatic goth infused stoner rock and land a place amongst the most intense leading ladies of stoner rock.

What To Smoke: Blue Dream

As the popularity of the indica dominant Blueberry continues to wane, the Blue Dream adds spice and hints of pine from the Haze genetics that combine well with the traditional blueberry sweetness. The result is a weird pancake you’d pay entirely too much for at a hipster brunch. Thankfully, you’ll be much more satisfied with the Blue Dream.

Stoner transcendence is the goal of Psychedelic Witchcraft stoner rock spell. From beginning to end, the music feels like an occult ritual rather than hard core stoner rock. It's a musical experience that can't be missed.

What To Smoke: Golden Goat

"In the zodiac, Capricorn (the goat) is said to represent practicality and reservation. I could only hope this strain would not live up to its name … Golden Goat hits on a flavor: “earthy.” There are no fruity notes, and no sweet overtones. There is just a delicious and rich herbal taste. Smoking my chillum it went down without a single cough. I’m glad I took the extra day to cure it.”

Beginning in the early 1990s, Jucifer's guitarist Gazelle Amber Valentine and drummer Edgar Livengood have been amplifying the air of concert halls with complex rhythms that electrify the collective.

What To Smoke: True Blueberry

"True Blueberry is apotent colorful strain with bright lime green buds, yellow leaves and blue tips. It’s classified as 50% indica and 50% sativa, so its effects are potent, but won’t cause couch-lock."

They seems to have the ability to resuscitate the dead. Stoner rock’s Pacific Northwest's Holy grove conjures the Kingsmen's sound with homage to the great Jimi Hendrix. Front woman Andrea Vidal, is a captivating performer who keeps stoner in a spiritual trance during her performance.

What To Smoke: Spiritual Punk

"Spiritual Punk has great medical properties and was bred mainly for persons that suffer from hyperactivity syndrome, prolonged stress and insomnia, or simply for those who need to relax and evade everyday problems. This is a result of a cross between a prize-winner Mazar and Northern Lights, both preciousness genotypes of the best cannabis banks from all over the world. Spiritual Punk is a mid-high plant, with extended branches full of compact buds and is of an enormous resin production. It has a huge demand within Californian medical clubs. This early flowering hybrid will certainly astonish you with its blue glitters, productivity and velvet-like citric fragrance that it spreads all around."

Acid King was also nick name for an infamous LSD dealer. In San Francisco this group engulfed the stoner rockers in the mid 1990's. Acid King is a foundational piece of any stoners music collection.

What To Smoke: LSD

"The LSD strain was bred by Barneys Farm, with a lineage from Mazar-I-Sharif and Skunk #1. It is a disease-resistant plant that does well in most growing conditions. The buds form in curved triangles, yielding approximately 600 grams per square meter. Flowering time is approximately 8-9 weeks. This marijuana strain is popular for delivering a vivid and psychedelic experience with a powerful body buzz and cerebral high. The THC content has been measured up to 24% with a CBD of 1.3%."

Straight out of the Bay Area, that produced Exodus and Metallica comes vocalist Dara Santhai. Her voice delivers a heated throttle of lyrics that bewitch the crowd.

What To Smoke: Snake Eyes

"If you like a relaxing and euphoric sensation, then Snake Eyes is for you.A cross between Donna OG and Bubba Skywalker make the Snake Eyes marijuana strain a very potent indica that tests between 22%-28% THC. The amazing piney flavor and aroma from the Snake Eyes lead to a blissful, mellowing, and pain-relieving experience. This strain also helps with insomnia, PTSD, and anxiety. Snake Eyes was designed with the true marijuana connoisseurs in mind, which is why it is an award-winning Private Reserve strain at Herbal Wellness Center’s Phoenix and Chandler dispensary locations."

Electric Citizen's riffs feel like wave from a jet engine. You can't see it, but it can blow you away. Laura Dolan howls into the wave, her voice reverberating in the stoners mind for hours after the music stops.

What To Smoke: Electric Haze

"This Electric Haze strain came around in 1995, when the breeder crossed a Pure Haze mother with a Five-O male. The result was a strain that has two distinct phenotypes. The first is a long-flowering strain that provides a heady sativa buzz and has large buds. It has small, dense buds, providing a decent body high. Both yield moderate amounts and the indica phenotype is considered a more suitable strain for beginners, than its sativa counterpart."

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Adam Quinn

Music student and proud Chipotle fanatic. Playing local shows and writing his own music between classes and burritos.

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