Cannabis Strain of the Year: Permanent Marker Takes the Crown on Leafly in 2023

Key Takeaways: 

  • Permanent Marker’s success is a testament to its impressive genetics, unique flavor profile, and balanced effects. This indica-dominant hybrid caters to a wide range of users seeking relaxation, stress relief, or a touch of creative inspiration.
  • The strain’s rise to fame highlights the power of consumer reviews, social media buzz, and effective marketing within the cannabis industry.
  • Responsible cannabis consumption is paramount, and dispensaries like Siam Green Co.


The cannabis industry is constantly evolving, with new strains emerging seemingly every day. In this ever-changing landscape, Leafly’s annual Strain of the Year award stands out as a reliable indicator of the most popular and impactful cultivars. For 2023, the coveted title goes to “Permanent Marker,” a potent indica-hybrid that has quickly captivated the hearts (and taste buds) of cannabis consumers across the United States. But what exactly makes the Permanent Marker so special? Let’s delve into the reasons behind its meteoric rise and explore how Siam Green Co. can guide you on your exploration of this remarkable strain.

A Winning Pedigree: A Legacy of Quality

Permanent Marker boasts impressive genetics, being a cross of (Biscotti x Sherb Bx) x Jealousy – a fusion of three well-loved California strains. This lineage speaks volumes to its potential. Biscotti, known for its dense buds and pungent fuel-like aroma, contributes to the potency and unique flavor profile of Permanent Marker. Sherb Bx, a descendant of the legendary Sunset Sherbet, adds a touch of sweetness and a smooth, relaxing effect. Jealousy, a heavy-hitting indica, further amplifies the sedative properties of Permanent Marker and contributes to its distinctive grape candy aroma.

With a pedigree like this, it’s no wonder Permanent Marker quickly gained traction among growers and consumers alike. Seed Junky Genetics, the creative force behind the strain, has a well-deserved reputation for producing top-shelf cannabis, and Permanent Marker is a testament to their expertise. Siam Green Co., a trusted cannabis dispensary in Koh Samui (where legal regulations allow), understands the importance of quality genetics and strives to offer its customers a curated selection of strains from reputable breeders.

A Complex Experience: Flavor, Aroma, and Effects

The name “Permanent Marker” might conjure up images of harsh chemical fumes, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. The strain boasts a surprisingly complex and enticing aroma. Dominant notes of grape candy and creamy berry intertwine with subtle hints of solvent and floral fragrances. This unique profile is sure to tantalize the senses of even the most discerning cannabis connoisseurs.

The flavor profile of Permanent Marker follows its aroma on a delightful dance across the palate. Sweet grape candy takes center stage, supported by notes of creamy berries and a hint of floral earthiness. The initial taste might lead you to believe it’s a sativa, offering a burst of sweetness that quickly transitions into a smooth, relaxing exhale. This playful interplay between sweet and earthy notes keeps your taste buds engaged, making Permanent Marker a truly enjoyable smoking experience.

Permanent Marker’s effects primarily lean indica, offering a potent wave of relaxation that washes over your body. Muscles loosen, tension melts away, and a sense of deep peace settles in. It’s the perfect strain to unwind after a long day or to enhance creative endeavors that benefit from a focused, introspective state of mind. 

Permanent Marker reportedly boasts visually striking buds, often described as dense and purple with a generous layer of trichomes. This impressive appearance adds to its appeal, especially for those who appreciate aesthetically pleasing cannabis. Unlike some rare and exclusive strains, Permanent Marker gained traction due to its relative availability across both coasts of the United States in 2022. This accessibility allowed more consumers to experience the strain firsthand, fueling its rise to fame.

Siam Green Co.’s knowledgeable staff can guide you through their selection of Permanent Marker products, helping you choose the ideal option based on your desired effects.

Market Impact and Consumer Response

Permanent Marker’s impact on the cannabis market was swift and undeniable. Here are some key factors contributing to its success:

  • High Demand: The strain quickly gained popularity among consumers, selling out at dispensaries across the country. Budtenders at Siam Green Co. reported experiencing a surge in demand for Permanent Marker, highlighting its popularity among tourists and locals alike (depending on legal allowances). This high demand signifies the strain’s ability to meet the needs and preferences of a broad consumer base.
  • Positive Reviews: Reviews from both consumers and industry experts praised the strain’s potent effects, unique flavor profile, and impressive lineage. Word-of-mouth marketing played a significant role in propelling Permanent Marker to fame.
  • Social Media Buzz: With its eye-catching name and visually stunning buds, Permanent Marker became a social media sensation. Consumers shared photos and reviews on platforms like Instagram and Reddit, further amplifying its reach and popularity.
  • Grower Feedback: Many growers have incorporated Permanent Marker into their gardens due to its impressive yields and consistent growth patterns.
  • Innovation: Permanent Marker represents a trend in hybrid breeding that focuses on balanced effects and complex flavor profiles. Its success highlights the growing demand for strains that cater to a wider range of user preferences.

Siam Green Co.:  Promoting Informed Cannabis Use

While Permanent Marker may not be available in all locations due to varying legalities, Siam Green Co. emphasizes its commitment to promoting informed cannabis use for those in regions where regulations allow. Their knowledgeable staff is well-equipped to guide consumers towards strains that best suit their individual needs and preferences. They offer a variety of educational resources and prioritize responsible cannabis consumption.

So, ditch the sketchy back-alley deals and embrace the green revolution the responsible way. Head to Siam Green Co. and let their knowledgeable crew help you find the perfect bud to elevate your Bangkok and Koh Samui adventure. After all, paradise is best experienced with a little green zen, and who better to guide you there than the experts at Siam Green Co.?

The Future of Permanent Marker: Innovation and Continued Popularity

The future of Permanent Marker looks incredibly bright. With its impressive genetics, undeniable appeal, and rapid rise to prominence, the strain is poised to remain a staple in the cannabis market for years to come. Seed Junky Genetics, known for their innovative approach to breeding, has already hinted at the development of new strains crossed with Permanent Marker, further solidifying its influence on the industry.

Siam Green Co., ever looking to the future, is committed to exploring the latest advancements in cannabis breeding and cultivation. By cultivating strong relationships with experienced growers and staying at the forefront of cannabis research, Siam Green Co. aspires to offer its customers a curated selection of cannabis products that includes not only established favorites like Permanent Marker (where regulations allow), but also groundbreaking new strains that push the boundaries of flavor, aroma, and effect.

Conclusion: Permanent Marker – A Deserved Champion

Permanent Marker’s win as Leafly’s 2023 Strain of the Year is a well-deserved recognition of its impressive qualities. From its impeccable lineage to its potent effects and delightful flavor profile, Permanent Marker has captured.

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