Top Weed Strains for Anxiety

No two things in the universe are purely equal in their make-up. Not humans, not fingers and certainly not marijuana strains. The unenlightened perception of marijuana as just a ‘high drug’ has gradually waned and it is clear now that marijuana serves multiple purposes. There’s no better time to be a cannabis fan. People smoke or consume marijuana for a wide variety of reasons and relaxation tops the list. We have listed some of the best weed strains to relax. Feature photo source: Crop King Seeds.

How many weed strains are there?

Cannabis is majorly classified into three categories, namely; Indica, Sativa and Hybrids. The three major cannabis strains are further subdivided into 700+ strains. This number continues to grow as more marijuana strains are produced through experimentation.

Indica

This marijuana strain maybe traced back to the Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region. We like to refer to Indica as the doctor’s weed strain. Its medical uses are so abundant that they always come in handy. This cannabis strain has the ability to reduce inflammation, provide relief from pain and even help insomniacs. Indica’s potency majorly lies in the relaxed high or body high it produces. The best weed strains to relax will naturally stem from Indica. However, it doesn’t end there.

Sativa     

Sativa is the fun/recreational marijuana strain. These strains are widely popular for their mood and energy boosting effects. They also have some medical application in combating depression and other mental conditions. This is the kind of weed strain that gives you head high and can get really trippy.

Hybrid

Humans never stop at nature. On the contrary, we carry on wherever nature stops. Hybrid as the name suggests is the result of crossing between Indica and Sativa strains. They have the ability to display varying characteristics of both strains in one bud. They are best for weed consumers looking to have a taste of both strains in one go.

Why do different weed strains produce varying effects?

The type of high produced by the different weed strains is majorly a result of their constituent. The Indica strain is high in CBD (Cannabidiol) which accounts for its relaxing capability. On the other hand, the Sativa strain is rich in THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which makes them more suitable for recreational purposes.

One might expect that all strains that have high THC levels are bound to produce equivalent amounts of head high. That does not always seem to be the case. The method of consumption (edibles, smoking, vaping etc.) can have pronounced effects on the results obtained. Individual differences and physiology can also be considered as factors affecting marijuana effects.

Best weed strains to relax

Depending on what relaxation means to you, the strains below are guaranteed to deliver the high you’re looking for.

Palm Tree CBD

palm tree cbd strain
Palm Tree CBD (Source: Needpix)

This a great strain of choice for anyone seeking maximum relaxation and stress relief. The aroma is quite pungent.

CBD Shark

CBD Shark is a clear-headed hybrid that deals with pain, anxiety and inflammation. It has a fruity aroma with bits of garlic and herb.

Bubba’s Gift

bubbas gift strain
Bubba’s Gift (Source : Seedfinder)

This almost pure Indica is a cross between Bubba Kush and God’s Gift. The sweet, fruity strain will uplift your mind while relaxing your body.

GMO Cookies

Also known as Garlic Cookies, GMO Cookies keep pain at bay while gradually providing a smooth transition to sleep.

Alien Bubba

Alien Bubba is the cross between the popular Bubba Kush and Alien Kush. The blend offers a laid-back sedation with a feeling of meditative energy.

Purple Punch

purple punch strain
Purple Punch (Source: Seedfinder)

Purple Punch backs a lot relaxing punch from its Indica-dominant parents; Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple. Its appealing smell is a relish to puff. It can help with managing nausea, stress, minor body aches and insomnia.

Blue Knight

Blue Knight is a rare Indica-dominant strain with enticing aroma and fruity taste. It provides full body relaxation and soothes pain.

Northern Hashplant

A cross between the Hashplant and Northern Lights gave rise to the Northern Hashplant with a woody aroma. Although its THC content is high, it doesn’t deter the strain from providing adequate relaxation and calming effects.

Pink Champagne

Pink Champagne goes by other names such as Wow Kush, Raspberry Kush, Phantom and Ken’s Phantom. It’s a hybrid between Granddaddy Purple and Cherry Pie. Pink Champagne is a potent treatment for insomnia, migraine and physical discomfort due to its sedative effect.

Critical Cure

With a balanced amount of CBD and THC, critical cure often rids the user of pain, stress and inflammation. The THC produces the right amount of psychoactive interaction to keep you stimulated while being relaxed. It has a sweet, earthy flavor which is an added bonus.

Other Relaxing Weed Strains to Try

  • Bubba Kush
  • Northern Lights
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Afghani Kush
  • Pink Bubba
  • Dark Star
  • Sour Grape
  • Blue Cheese
  • Solei Balance
  • Purple OG

Just Relax

Where there is no anxiety, there’s no stress. In a world where stress has become the new normal, it’s understandable that people need an escape, a coping mechanism or a way to recharge. Marijuana has been the go-to remedy and has transcended the ‘just a high drug label’. You can also check out how to grow marijuana at home so you never run out of your favorite strain. There’s also nothing more satisfying than smoking your own bud.

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