Stress and anxiety are the two by-products of the 21st century frenzied way of life and more and more office goers are turning to cannabis as a perfect ally for resting and de-stressing. If you are planning to unwind on your couch after a hectic day then toking up a little bit can greatly help in alleviating your stress, anxiety, boredom and depression. Thanks to the legalization of marijuana in North America, you can choose from loads of cannabis strains for relaxation from your local marijuana store in Canada or USA. Keep reading this article to find out more about the top 10 cannabis strains for relaxation available in 2020.
1. Master Kush
A powerhouse indica dominant strain, Master Kush (formerly known as High Rise) is not just Snoop Dog’s favorite strain but is also favored by pot smokers from around the world. With a high THC content of up to 24%, this one will immediately kick in total tranquillity and relaxation within a few minutes of smoking up. It will keep your mood uplifted for a while after which you’ll be gently lulled to sleep. Newcomers should stay away from this strain and should instead go for a sativa strain with less THC conten
2. Train Wreck
A must have component of your chill-out stash, Train Wreck will give you the perfect combination of the sedative effects of indica and the psychoactive stimulation of a sativa strain. One of the most sought after cannabis strains for relaxation, Train Wreck is also immensely popular among patients and recreational users alike
3. Skunk #1
One of the most remarkable marijuana strains for relaxation, Skunk #1 is an indica dominant strain the creation of which is the result of multiple cross-breeding. Skunk #1 which made its first appearance in 1978 comes with traits of Columbian Gold, Afghani, and Mexican Acapulco Gold. With just a few puffs of Skunk #1, you will get a warm and fuzzy feel from head to toe along with a perfect couch lock sensation. However, make sure to keep yourself hydrated since this strain is known to cause extreme dry mouth.
4. Mr. Nice
A weed strain inspired by marijuana activist and entrepreneur Howard Marks, Mr. Nice is a hybrid of G13 and Hash Plant. Even though it comes with a comparatively low percentage of THC (13%- 16%) Mr. Nice will give you a rather strong body high making you feel stoned and complacent while elevating your mood substantially. Perfect, for use on a day off or before going to sleep, this strain is also effective for treating anorexia, arthritis, depression, and body ache.
5. Northern Lights
This Afghan origin indica dominant strain formerly known as CI #5 F1, is one of the most popular weed strains when it comes to a night of post-work relaxation. One of the most quick-hitting strains for all times, Northern Lights is a perfect companion on a lazy evening when you want to sit on your couch and watch your favorite TV series. The body high induced by this strain will be accompanied by a sense of euphoria and a desire for munchies. It can also work wonders on those nights when you’re unable to fall asleep.
6. Super Max OG
Super Max OG which is a cross of Superman OG and OG Kush is a super-potent indica dominant cannabis strain which is much loved for its typical OG flavors. The scent of this weed strain is a blend of lemon and spice while it tastes somewhat peppery and earthy. With a maximum THC percentage of 23%, it will give you an instant body-buzz and take out all traces of stress and a sour mood. One of the best parts about Super Max OG is that its effects are totally devoid of anxiety or paranoia.
7. Blue Cheese
Cannabis enthusiasts are well aware of the fact that Blue Cheese is an indica heavy strain that comes with a cheesy note and a sweet and fruity twist. This strain which originated in the UK is a must-have in any stoner’s stash. With a THC concentration of 15%- 20%, Blue Cheese will give you a balanced buzz minus the initial head rush typical of sativa dominant strains.
8. Cadillac Purple
A highly potent indica strain, this one is a three-way cross of The Black, Blackberry Kush and Purple Urkle. One of the most relaxing strains of our list, Cadillac Purple will take you on a joy ride through stimulating tingles ultimately ending with a night of deep sleep. The THC content of this strain can range between 18% to 27%. The most positive aspect of this strain is the fact that it can give you a super high with just a little consumption. However, the buzz will not kick in immediately and you’d need to wait for at least 15-20 minutes to feel the relaxing high.
9. Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake aka Pink Cookies is a blend of Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie which doesn’t taste like either of the parent strains. Known for its well-rounded effects, this one can come with a THC percentage between 16%- 25%. It hits your head real fast and often results in fast-paced thoughts and intense perception of the surroundings.
10. OG Kush
One of the most famous weed strains of all times this one features 75% indica genetics and comes with a THC level of around 19%. First propagated in Florida by Matt Berger, OG Kush will give you a heavy and long-lasting high while ensuring that you don’t miss out on the euphoria and light-headedness. The tichome covered buds come with a piney odour and a spicy and hash like taste.
Not all cannabis strains for relaxation in this list are meant for new users. If you are not a hardened user then make sure to stick to strains that have high CBD content and a moderate THC level. Experienced smokers, on the other hand, don’t need to think twice before hitting their local weed store and procure any of the marijuana strains on this list.