13 flavors to spice up your Dune 2 experience

Being high and science fiction go together like a Jedi and her lightsaber.

Given the rave reviews for Denis Villeneuve's epic cinematic masterpiece Dune 2, we thought we'd join the legion of fans the only way we know how: with some sweet, sweet weed pairings for your journey to total Desert planet Arrakis.

Leafly presents a dozen strains that are a great match for Dune 2 based on their popularity, effects, names, history, movie tie-ins, and more.

(By Matt Jackson)(By Matt Jackson)

Blue dream

Blue Dream has a focusing effect.  Some patients report that it helps with ADD.  (David Downs/Leafly)(David Downs/Leafly)

If you want eyes that sparkle blue from snorting spice, start with America's best-selling strain, Blue Dream. It is the perfect, balanced hybrid. Patients use DJ Short's Blueberry x Haze cross to deal with anxiety, which is really good when trying to avoid anxiety – the mind killer. Or ride a sandworm. Or just find a parking space before the movie starts.


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Sunset Sherbert

Sunset Sherbet in the Bay Area, circa 2015. (David Downs)Sunset Sherbet in the Bay Area, circa 2015. (David Downs)

Breeder Mr. Sherninski grew the Sunset Sherbert strain on a real damn sand dune in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco in the early 1900s. The entire area was called “The Outside Lands” before the city expanded onto the dunes to create Sunset and Golden Gate Park. Sunset Sherbert is powerful with creamy, berry and fuel-rich notes – perfect for Arrakis sunsets. It also makes you hungry and relaxed – so order the big can of popcorn and a sugary drink to stay awake. Sunset Sherbert is a GSC project where breeder Mr. Sherbinski crossed the top strain with Pink Panties.

Gas face

The gas face is dripping.  (David Downs/Leafly)The gas face is dripping. (David Downs/Leafly)

The navigators in Dune were supposedly in an environment full of spice gases—that is, they snorted the hallucinogenic, potent stuff as if they were wearing a gas mask. Hey, it's the only way around the galaxy. Unlike the Navigators that haven't yet graced the big screen, this up-and-coming 2024 strain, bred by Seed Junky Genetics, has been perfected by breeders from coast to coast. Gas Face is Face Mints x Biscotti x Sherbert. This crazy triple threat creates a carefree effect with the taste of diesel and a peppery, sweet, earthy smell. “Definitely an indica. Very intoxicating. Great for a tasty evening session with friends,” says a Leafly smoker.

Four AND

Fire Cut's award-winning Fire OG in 2019. (David Downs/Leafly)Fire Cut's award-winning Fire OG in 2019. (David Downs/Leafly)

Potent OG Kush is the signature strain of Los Angeles, home of the film industry and Hollywood. Fire OG offers a signature phenotype that suits the blazing sun of Arrakis, where daytime temperatures start at 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Fire OG may be named for its bright orange and red pistils (aka hairs) that streak across the green leaf. OGs smell like lemon, pine, fuel and Kush and act like a Dave Bautista roundhouse.

The White

Powerful, shiny and somewhat intense – the white cannabis strain.  (Matt Jackson for Leafly)Powerful, shiny and a bit intense – the white cannabis strain. (Matt Jackson for Leafly)

I think we can all agree that Austin Butler is absolutely scary as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. Just like the pigmentless, hairless villain from the latest Dune film, The White strain has a reputation for having a shiny exterior and less smelly flowers. Originally called “Triangle,” this strain received its new name because of the way the buds look dusted in a bag of powdered sugar. The White is another quick and punchy variety, so make sure you have all your tickets and snack money loaded on your phone using Face ID. One Leafly reviewer commented, “This shit made me forget my password.”

Alien AND

Powerful and exotic like a sandworm, Alien OG is another legendary OG Kush strain that should deliver a penetrating THC level and a potent, body and brain-expanding high that's perfect for a two-hour and forty-five minute cinematic wormhole to be sucked. While we can't guarantee you won't be that high, just stare at that infamous popcorn bucket for twenty minutes. The pine, citrus and earthy notes in the smell give way to a sweet and hashy taste.

Sensi Star

Tips for Growing Sensi Star CannabisSensi Star. (archive photo)

Just as the planet Arrakis revolves around the great star Canopus, the uplifting energy of Sensi Star will propel you through the vastness of hyperspace. One of the varieties that appeared on the market in the 90s. She has a protected lineage that includes elements of Skunk and Afghani. Sensi Star has neither a modern taste nor a modern look, but it is said that the plants' resin glands glow so brightly that the buds almost glow in the dark. Light up some of this classic strain before the movie to traverse the cosmos like the psychonauts of yore.


Late legend Subcool's old-school, fruity sativa strain Vortex is still fairly common in stores and will make a great addition to a long-winded sci-fi film. For anyone worried about falling asleep in the theater, THC levels tend to be more manageable since you're high in public. Even better: it was made from Apollo 13 and Space Queen – so its fate is written in the stars. There's a lot of Jack Herer and Romulans in there. Many of this strain's phenotypes tend to have a sour taste, so grab red vines at the snack counter.

Rocket fuel

Getting from Caladan to Arrakis requires more than just a GPS, you need a lot of fuel like this archival rocket fuel (Jet Fuel OG x Face Off OG). The breeder describes her as a spicy, particularly fuel-rich OG cross that should make Kush lovers happy. Like some of the other options on this list, Rocket Fuel has an OG-centric line that will leave you feeling comfortably relaxed while leaving you ready to dive into new worlds.


Big Hunk brings Fatso to Papaya Town.  (Most Polite Cannarado)Big Hunk brings Fatso to Papaya Town. (Most Polite Cannarado)

Enter your Baron Vladimir Harkonnen era with this Cannarado strain – so named for its profuse blooms. Just like the Baron, Fatso comes from well-known parents: GMO and Legend OG. The result is something quite overripe and leathery like a Harkonnen, with a brutally strong sedative effect and a thick, powerful smoke that can make you feel like you've just lit a cigar. Be careful, Fatso can cause you to sink into your chair like the Baron in a spice bath. So if you're not a regular smoker, maybe make this your post-movie nightcap.

Space cake

According to the Dune Encyclopedia, the Arrakan Fremen also had a sweet dessert cake called Tabara. In this tradition, you'll light a large Joint Space Cake and it'll feel like you're riding on the back of a giant sandworm, even from the cushions of your IKEA sofa. Smokers report an earthy, nutty taste and notes of berries and vanilla. Bodhi Seeds' Space Cake is reportedly a Forum Cookie strain crossed with Snow Lotus, resulting in a high that resonates together like the two frequencies of a dial tone.

Sage N Sour

In the world of Dune, there is no one wiser or more embittered than the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. Just as the galactic witches in the film set the course of their society, Sage N' Sour has been helping Dutch growers THSeeds take the lead for years. A Haze Afghani crossed with Sour Diesel, most Leafly reviews are quick to point out that this strain produces a wonderful daytime high that won't blow you away, but will 100% blow you away like a Bene Gesserit voice. Relax your arms and let your head float in the sky like an ornithopter.

The Spice

If you want to do something about Dune strains, you have to mention the orange melange spice that runs the whole show. There are two existing varieties with this nickname. The first, a Spice strain from Mr. Nice Seedbank, is a mix of Hawaiian indica and sativa. The second strain, “Spice” from NorCal's Twenty20 Genetics, combines Biscotti with their master strain The Whip (Strawberry Afghani x Sour Snow).

And these are your baker's dozen strains you should smoke before your trip to Arrakis! See you later, Space Cowboy!

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