It’s no surprise that cannabis has positive effects from a health standpoint, hundreds of cannabis strains exist—about 779 to be exact and counting. It’s a multi-purpose point of relief for many different moods and feelings, the question is, which ones should you take? Sure, sativa is for creativity and energy while indica are for slowing it down and relax. Their properties determine how you will ultimately be affected. Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to consider all the financial and physical stress that goes along with it. Take our suggestions for the strains in order to make it through and have an even merrier Christmas!
Strain: Jack Herer
Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant strain named after the cannabis activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. By combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk cross you achieve the heightened sense of brain stimulation that’s associated with the strain. Consumers describe the high as being blissful, clear-headed and most importantly, creative. After a few puffs, take a crack at putting up the tree, you might just end up with a winter wonderland in your home.
During Holiday Shopping
Strain: Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express won’t have you glued to the couch as seen by the movie with Seth Rogan and James Franco, the potent but flavorful cross from Trainwreck and Hawaiian smells like pine, cedar and a hint of pineapple. Are you exhausted from running around busy malls, crowded stores and chaotic energy from all the last-minute shoppers? Pineapple express delivers a long-lasting energizing buzz that will put you back in the game.
Holiday Cheer/Winter Blues
Strain: Lemon Haze
Christmas is a time for enjoying the company of friends and family. Activities include but are not limited to caroling, sleigh rides, turkey dinners and putting up with the annoying in-laws who let their strong political views be heard after a couple glasses of rum and eggnogs. The best strain to ensure you have enough energy to keep the wide-smile is Lemon Haze which is known for its uplifting effects and euphoria inducing happiness. During the winter when the sun isn’t as bright, there can be bouts of seasonal depression that set in, Lemon Haze is known for being an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Be careful, however, this strain if overused can lead to some serious couch-lock.
Strain: Grape God
After a stressful month of spending money you don’t have on gifts for people who don’t need them, why not return to equilibrium with Grape God? The hybrid strain is a combination of God Bud and Grapefruit which gives off a long-lasting sense of euphoria. This is a great strain for chipping away at the stress and leaving you relaxed and on the couch staring at the television screen for much longer than you might like to admit. A great way to overcome the post-holiday financial woes.
Don’t take these as scripture, call it a recommendation but any cannabis user will tell you that it’s about finding what works best for you. Everyone reacts differently to cannabis so trial and error is the best way to find a solution that fits your needs. Happy Holidays!