When most people smoke weed, they have certain complaints: they’re paranoid, they feel too tired, and they don’t feel motivated. But marijuana is a complex plant.
Each marijuana strain has a variety of cannabinoids that affect the way we feel and act.
If you want to explore marijuana more, it’s best to try different strains. Marijuana strains are broken down into three categories: sativa, indica, and a hybrid of both.
But all of these strains are mixed, resulting in a copious amount of different strains for a variety of situations and smokers.
Here’s your list of the best kinds of weed for each person and for a variety of actions.
The Beginner Smoker
Beginner marijuana users should start easy. Even though the marijuana plant has a lot of benefits, cannabinoids such as THC are extremely potent.
Beginner marijuana users should first understand some common side effects, such as paranoia, and learn to control them. Another useful tip is smoking high-CBD strains because the CBD decreases the power of THC.
When you go to a dispensary, you can ask your budtender for recommendations. But these strains will put you in the right direction:
High-CBD, low-THC strains
- Sour Tsunami
- Aliens on Moonshine
- Blue Dream
- Jack Herer
- Maui Wowie
Beginners should also know the difference between a sativa and an indica.
Sativa strains make you feel energized and indica strains make you feel relaxed. Both are recommended for beginners, but THC content and dosing is recommended for both.
- Hindu Kush
- Northern Lights
- Bubba Kush
- Blue Cheese
- Grape Ape
- Master Kush
- Sour Diesel
- Strawberry Cough
- Super Silver Haze
- Amnesia Haze
- OG Kush
- White Widow
- Mazar x Blueberry
Keep in mind, some of these strains have high-THC. Take small doses to start and increase your dose slowly to feel more effects. Some strains have delayed effects, so be careful and treat slowly.
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For Experienced Marijuana Users
You’ll be surprised how experienced marijuana users have issues smoking during certain situations and have trouble smoking certain strains. All cannabis strains affect your mental and physical state, no matter how high your tolerance is.
As an experienced marijuana smoker, you probably know which strains and dosages work best for you. Here are some recommended strains for different situations.
Are you the kind of marijuana user that enjoys working out while high? This is more common than you think. But the last thing you want is to smoke an indica strain while on your way to the gym.
Before you work out, smoke a sativa that makes you feel energized and euphoric. This will improve the fitness process while inspiring you to finish your last set of reps.
Good strain recommendations include Greek Crack and Jack Herer.
Sativa and Indica
Most marijuana users, even experienced ones, have this issue: they get social anxiety when high or aren’t interested in conversation. You also get paranoid around others, especially people you don’t know.
Fortunately, there are marijuana strains that make the socializing process easier. Sativas are your best bet. Choose an uplifting sativa strain, such as Sour Dream.
But a sativa strain can do the opposite for some users: it causes them to feel anxiety and feel insecure around others.
If you’re concerned your anxiety will interfere with going out, then try an indica-dominant strain that won’t couch lock you.
Good recommendations include Granddaddy Purple.
Creative people love smoking marijuana. Marijuana opens up different areas of the brain and inspires you to create. Many people joke about the “philosophical” effects of marijuana, but plenty of people thrive on this.
If you’re an artist who’s looking for a creative high, find sativa-dominant hybrids.
The sativa will wire your mind and get you thinking. But with influence from calmer strains, you’ll feel relaxed and focused. Good strain recommendations include Sour Diesel and Purple Haze.
It’s common knowledge amongst stoners: sex while high is awesome. This is even true for those who are impotent — both men and women can feel intense and stimulating effects of sex.
Marijuana helps increase your sense of touch, making intimate moments incredible.
But you have to be careful which strain you consume. Certain strains will make you sleepy or you’ll be more focused on your dirty kitchen than intimacy. You need to be in the mood, feel fully euphoric, and be focused on what you’re doing.
This is why an indica-dominant hybrid is recommended. The indica strains leave you relaxed, with a little bit of that cuddly couch lock to stay close to your lover.
But a hybrid will introduce qualities of a sativa. Rather than feeling sleepy, you’ll feel focused and energized.
For strain recommendations, look for Granddaddy Purple, Girl Scout Cookies, and Cherry Pie.
Are you inviting your friends over but don’t plan on doing anything crazy? Or do you like the “after work smoke” to calm your nerves when you’re done with your job?
Any marijuana strain seems perfect to “chill,” but some strains are better than others.
Not surprisingly, an indica strain is recommended.
But always get recommendations from your budtender. If you’re with friends or need to cook dinner after work, you can’t pass out. Some good relaxing but energizing indica strains includes Bubba Kush and Girl Scout Cookies.
If you want to pass out or have a strain for the evening, choose Northern Lights or Cherry Kush.
Time to Smoke the Best Kinds of Weed
Marijuana can help leave you productive, relaxed, or a little bit of both. It can also leave you paranoid, too tired, and feeling “too high.” These effects increase with beginner users, who haven’t developed a tolerance to marijuana.
But there are the best kinds of weed for different people and for different purposes. The key to smoking is knowing what works for you, but knowing the right strains can help the process.
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