The cannabis industry has exploded in recent years, mostly fueled by the legalization of recreational marijuana in places like Colorado, California and of course Canada. If you are a cannabis aficionado then you are already aware of the multiplicity of strains available. If you are new to weed, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of options and unsure which strain to choose.
Marijuana has the ability to affect our mindset and our emotional state in profound ways and every strain of marijuana possesses its own unique high, suitable to different moods and desired feelings. One important question to consider when deciding on a cannabis strain is: what is your desired effect or how do you want to feel after using the product? Whether you visit a brick-and-mortar store front or you buy weed online, your choices are virtually unlimited. Read on for a quick guide to the best weed strains for different moods.
To Elevate Your Mood
Feeling down-in-the-dumps? Cannabis is known to be a mood-lifter, inducing feelings of well-being and contentment. It can also relax the mind and body and relieve anxiety. All of these things help to make marijuana a useful tool for lifting the spirits. If your looking for a ‘happy high,’ look no further than the illustrious Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC as it is now known.
GSC is a 60% indica-dominant hybrid; it will cause a state of calm relaxation that will leave you on full couch-lock, while at the same time bringing you heightened levels of euphoria. With THC levels of up to 28%, GSC offers a perfect blend of indica-heavy body tingles and a sativa-inspired cerebral trip. GSC is great as a medicine to combat depression or just as a mood-enhancer when you are feeling down.
To Cure Your Insomnia
If you have ever suffered from insomnia then you know the negative effect it can have on you. From feeling sluggish and unmotivated to actually getting sick due to lowered immunity levels, missing out on sleep can have dire consequences. That is why getting a good nights sleep is so important. If you are having trouble sleeping, cannabis could be just what you need.
A favorite and very effective strain to help ease your insomnia is Purple Kush. This pure indica strain has an average THC content of 22% and is known for its sedative properties. It is definitely a strain that will leave you feeling immobilized and at a high enough dose it is sleep-inducing.
To Relax From a Stressful Day
After a long and trying day, it is nice to come home and relax. However, sometimes relaxation is not as easy as it sounds. If you need a little help to achieve maximum relaxation status, marijuana has got you covered. For real stress relief, Jack Herer is a top recommended strain.
Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant hybrid that was originally developed and grown in the Netherlands by Sensi Seeds and sold for medicinal purposes. It boasts THC levels as high as 24% with high levels of CBD as well. This strain is often recommended to alleviate stress and anxiety because it leaves the user feeling relaxed but also provides a euphoric and energetic mood boost.
To Inspire Creativity
Sometimes when we are stuck in a creative rut, a change of perspective or mindset is all we need to jump-start our imaginative energies once more. A little bit of cannabis can be just the head change needed to get back into the creative flow. If you are looking for a creative jolt, check out the tried and true Sour Diesel.
Sour Diesel is a well-known strain. It is a hybrid but at 80% sativa, the effects of the indica are subtle if felt at all. That means that Sour Diesel produces an intensely mental yet relaxed head high that will surely spark your creative fire.
If You Need Motivation
Not all weed encourages couch-lock. There are actually strains (usually sativas) that can be energizing and effective at fighting fatigue. If you are lacking motivation or if you are just looking for a good strain to smoke with your morning coffee that won’t leave you stuck all day long, check out the sativa dominant hybrid, Green Crack.
Green Crack delivers an energetic and euphoric high that is great for smoking during the day. This strain average around 16% THC so it won’t overwhelm the average smoker, just make your daily tasks more interesting. Green Crack isn’t the most recommended for pain relief,as it leans more towards the mental high that is so common with a sativa. It will, however, leave the user feeling energized, motivated and focused for at least a few hours.
So don’t feel overwhelmed when deciding on a strain of cannabis. Next time you are in the right mood, give these strains a try and see if they work for you.