Top 10 Cannabis Strains to Help You Relax During the Holidays
By: Rachel Garland
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….
Or is it?
Let’s be honest, we all have a lot on our plates. The holidays can be a special time but they can also lead to total exhaustion if you’re not careful.
Between the crowds, parties, shopping, relatives and let’s not forget running a business – it's easy to see how things can quickly feel overwhelming.
That’s why we've rounded up a list (and checked it twice 😘 🎄) of ten strains to help you stay sane.
From tasty hybrids to soothing indicas, check out our top picks below.
#1 Northern Lights
Light up the night with this indica-dominant strain. Be careful though, it's a heavy hitter. Northern Lights generally features between 16-21% THC, so moderate dosing is key. The sweet earthy taste immediately entices your senses, transitioning into a mellow state of bliss. Expect a relaxing body high that will lull you into a peaceful state of sleep. Recommended for evening use.
#2 White Widow
Heading to a holiday party? You may want to try this balanced hybrid. An even blend of sativa and indica, White Widow helps you unwind without feeling tired. The smooth taste melts in your mouth as euphoria sets in. The signature white buds are the perfect companion for festive nights.
#3 Candy Cane
You know this one had to make the list. Beyond the obvious name choice, this delightful indica is descendent of White Widow, Mango, and Ak-47. Fruity and tangy, this strain is notorious for its potent yet lasting effects. Candy Cane produces a relaxing body high and stimulating cerebral buzz. Therefore, in moderation, it’s ideal for daytime or evening use.
#4 Granddaddy Purple
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Swap the sugar plums for scrumptious Granddaddy Purple. This delicious indica-dominant strain carries an enticing berry aroma and flavor. Like many indicas, Granddaddy Purple induces a warming body high that melts away pain, anxiety, and stress. Start slow, though. Granddaddy Purple features impressive THC content.
#5 Super Sour Diesel
One of the few sativas to make the list, Super Sour Diesel is praised for its strong cerebral effects. The euphoric high stimulates creativity and conversation, so it’s a great option for tackling long workdays and hectic holiday events. Keep in mind though that larger doses can lead to anxiety in some users.
#6 Bubba Kush
Need to get a good night of sleep? Say hello to Bubba Kush. Developed in Amsterdam, Bubba Kush is a powerful indica. The resinous buds induce a complete state of relaxation, slowly drawing you into a deep state of slumber. The heavy sedative qualities are best reserved for nighttime use.
#7 Sugar Cookie
Don’t tell Santa about these cookies, you’ll want to have them all to yourself. Sugar Cookie features a remarkably sweet and delicious flavor. If that wasn't enough, this strain also reduces stress and promotes relaxation. What more can you ask for? Sugar Cookie is the ultimate holiday indulgence.
#8 White Rhino
Another descendent of White Widow, White Rhino is a potent indica. The high is both euphoric and sedative. At higher doses, you can expect a strong couch-lock effect to take hold along with an increase in appetite – a great combo for lazy winter nights.
#9 Blue Dream
Sativa-dominant hybrid Blue Dream is the ultimate daytime treat. Its signature berry aroma provides an uplifting and levelheaded high. Pain and stress are diminished without strong sedative effects. Whether you have a day full of conference calls or family time, this strain will keep you feeling energized, calm, and clear.
#10 Bubblegum Kush
Bred by Bulldog Seeds in the Netherlands, Bubblegum Kush is distinguished by its gorgeous frosty buds. The sweet, funky smell is both potent and pleasant. The effects while somewhat cerebral are primarily physical. Expect to experience strong sedative qualities. Anxiety and pain melt away as you slowly fade into a sound slumber.
What is your go-to strain during the holidays? Share your top picks below!
AUTHOR: RACHEL GARLAND
Rachel Garland is the founder of Women of Cannabiz. A professional cannabis writer and educator – she is dedicated to empowering women in combining passion and purpose to make a positive impact. Rachel is currently based in Mexico but travels to other places with palm trees frequently.