Choosing a Relaxing Weed Strain
Modern life is stressful. You have your job, your boss, your extended family on social media, no soap left in a gross public bathroom. If any of those situations (or any of the other stress that comes along with modern life) is really weighing on you, you might need a little relaxation. As luck would have it, we might be able to help you out. Here are some tips for choosing a comforting strain.
Stick to Indicas
If relaxation is what you are looking for, stick to indicas and indica dominant hybrids. Sativas are known more for providing energy and creativity, where indicas are known for inducing a body high and are associated more with relaxation. Although this isn’t a hard and fast rule – everyone experiences strains differently – this is a good place to start.
Look for a strain with a good THC and CBD ratio
Looking to chill? Strains that are high in THC can produce paranoia and mind-racing – which sounds like the opposite of relaxation to me! While you want to feel the effects of the THC, you might want to moderate your intake to make sure you don’t “green out.” In addition, CBD can be associated with many positive effects including relaxation and pain relief.
Some of the most popular relaxing strains
- Northern Lights: one of the most commonly known indicas, it has long been associated with both the Pacific Northwest and relaxation.
- G S C: this award-winning and much-hyped hybrid is known for causing relaxation and rest. If you are a novice start small with this strong strain! (This strain was known by another name and has been renamed by many producers – look for names alluding to a cookie.)
- OG Kush: one of the most ubiquitous hybrids, it’s well known for crushing stress.
- Granddaddy Purple: this indica cross is known for creating a “cerebral euphoria” and “physical relaxation.” Yes, please!
- Willy’s Wonder: this legendary strain is known for being lower in THC (10%) while also being higher in CBD (5%) than most strains. Recommended for novices or people looking for a soothing “dad weed.”
Looking for more info? Check-in with one of our expert budtenders! Have any strains to add to this list? Let us know!