Cannabis Science

What Type of Weed Makes You Feel Euphoric?

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Euphoria is defined as a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness. Cannabis enthusiasts commonly experience euphoria due to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive cannabinoid in weed. Naturally, many cannabis enthusiasts chase this feeling, but not every strain is created equal. If you’re wondering what type of weed makes you feel euphoric, keep reading. 

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Best Euphoric Weed Strains

There isn’t one weed strain that will provide the most euphoric experience to everyone who smokes it. People experience weed differently. 

Therefore, the best euphoric weed strain for you may be different from any particular one we mention or what your friends like. 

Indica-heavy strains are the most euphoric, depending on who you ask, while some people swear by Sativa heavy strains. 

We asked Basel Al-Kadri, CEO of LoFi Weed Delivery (Northern Altruist), their thoughts on the best euphoric weed strain, and they told us that Nothern Lights is the winner.

“As a marijuana lover and owner of a weed delivery service in the Bay Area, I’ve done a bit of research on this matter.

The most euphoric weed strain, no doubt, are the indica strains–particularly Northern Lights. This is one of the first indica strains ever created in the modern market, and it still lives up to the hype. The Northern Lights strain crosses Afghani with Thai, producing a euphoric strain that’s relaxing for both your body and mind. With a sweet and spicy flavor profile, it’s enjoyable to smoke and easy to exhale too.”

Not only is the Northern Lights strain great for euphoria, Al-Kadri says there are other health benefits.

Adding Northern Lights may help with depression and anxiety. 

“This strain can be particularly useful for helping to ease symptoms of depression and anxiety, due to its calming and euphoric effects. Whether you’re looking to chill on the couch with your favorite movie, relax before bed, or enjoy your day with ease, this strain won’t disappoint.

Of course, opinions are subjective, but many marijuana advocates will say the same thing–Northern Lights is a classic indica you can rely on for added relaxation and euphoric vibes.”

Other Euphoric Strains 

There are a ton of other euphoric strains out there.

For example, according to The Big Book of Buds: More Marijuana Variety From the World’s Great Seed Breeders, Volume 4, Buddha Haze has a “long euphoric rush.”

Other euphoric strains from the book included:

  • Carnival
  • CH9 G Bolt
  • Cheesus
  • Crystalberry
  • Dutch Haze
  • Pit Bull

Brandon Dorsky, Esq., Cannabis Intellectual Property Expert and CEO of Fruit Slabs, told us his opinion on the most euphoric strains. He recommends:

  • Whitethorn Rose
  • Shirazi
  • Mother’s Finest
  • Mango Banana
  • Rainbow Belts

Reddit is also a great place to find euphoric weed strains. 

One Reddit thread mentioned the following euphoric strains:

  • Strawberry Cough
  • The Future
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • Pink Starburst

We also recommend chatting with the server at your local dispensary to get their opinion on the best euphoric weed strains. You may find an absolute gem of a strain. 

Once you find your favorite strain and it’s legal, consider growing it so you’ll never run out. You may also have the option of combining and creating your own strain. 

Weed Doesn’t Make Me Euphoric, Why?

If you’ve tried countless strains and you’re still not feeling euphoric, it may be due to your biological makeup. 

Some people are just not affected by weed and its effects.

However, you could continue trying other strains or switch up how you consume weed. 

For example, some people can’t get high from edibles, but they can get high from another method. 

On the other hand, if weed usually makes you high and euphoric but has stopped, then you probably need to lower your weed tolerance. 

One of the most popular ways to lower your weed tolerance is by taking a weed tolerance break. 

A weed tolerance break means quitting weed for some time.

Taking a break from weed is just like pushing a reset button for your body’s receptors.

After your weed tolerance break, you should be back to enjoying your favorite strains.

The only hiccup may be the withdrawal symptoms.

You may experience insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, and headache, among other symptoms.

The good news is these symptoms tend to resolve quickly and aren’t usually severe. 

But, they may be unpleasant. You can try various home remedies or over-the-counter medication to help.

For example, if you’re experiencing insomnia, you can try melatonin or chamomile tea. 

Even though it may be hard, remember, a little break from weed should elevate your next smoke sesh. 

Consider other feel-good activities like yoga, exercise, and listening to your favorite song. 


So, what type of weed makes you feel euphoric? It depends! Everyone experiences weed differently, so the most euphoric weed strains for one person may not be the most euphoric for another. However, Northern Lights comes highly recommended. If you’re not feeling euphoric after consuming weed, you can always try another way of consumption, do a weed tolerance break, or try another strain.


About Trevann

Trevann is Stoner Rotation’s Jamaica-based lead writer for the Science section of our cannabis blog. She graduated with honors receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of West Indies, Mona. For the last three years, she has covered some of the biggest questions around cannabis and health underpinned with research from supporting studies, medical journals and scholarly articles. Got something on your mind? You can reach her at [email protected].