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What if I told you that you could decompress after a long day and actually, truly relax? That you could sit and physically feel the tension leave your body and have it replaced with a sense of calm and peace? No, I’m not going to talk to you about the secret wonders of crystals or vitamins…let’s talk about marijuana.
“Marijuana” describes the stems, flowers, and leaves of the cannabis plant. Cannabis has been well documented in the relief of pain and anxiety. It is used throughout the world for its medicinal properties in the relief of Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, just to name a few.
The endless choices of cannabis strains that you can buy online, from an online dispensary canada, also goes to show how popular marijuana is. It is largely categorized as either Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid strains, and there are over 800 named marijuana strains in the market. I’m sure this number will continue to rise.
What makes the cannabis plant so special is that it contains what are called cannabinoids, which are unique structured chemicals. The two most important and beneficial are THC and CBD. They are the reason this plant is so revered and sought after.
The difference between THC and CBD is that THC is the part that you feel as in intoxication, whereas CBD is not necessarily “what” you feel, but “how” you feel, as in pain relief.
Do you know the difference between the two sub-species of cannabis, indica and sativa?
Sativa creates a cerebral effect, also known as the “mind high”. It can give you a boost of energy and make you feel more active while allowing your brain to relax.
Indica is known for creating a “body high” which is beneficial if you have general aches and pains and the high is known to be dreamlike.
I’ve done my own research and have come across what I believe to be the perfect strains of cannabis to make you be able to relax without a care in the world. Each person has their own set of unique reasons and purposes for using cannabis to relax, so let’s dive in and figure out which one is right for you.
OG Kush – This is the crème de le crème of weed. This is a very potent indica strain that gives you a very quick buzz and then relaxes your muscles to the point that you may not want to move. This is excellent for those with depression, ADHD, and migraines. This strain is well-known for causing the “munchies” so it does help in those undergoing chemotherapy as well.
Northern Lights – This is an indica strain that is known to send its’ users off to dreamland. Its high THC is mood elevating and relaxes away pain to leave you in a peaceful state. Happiness and tranquility are the common feelings at the forefront of your mind when consuming.
Strawberry Cough – This high THC and CBD Sativa is known to be calming and energizing, perfect with those who need help relaxing in social settings, like those with anxiety and PTSD. It does not come on strong like others, but it is a slow happy high. The name is appropriate for this strain. You may want to keep a drink handy….it will make you cough.
Girl Scout Cookies – this is a hybrid blend of OG Kush and Durban Poison. High in THC and known for its ability to take your mind off of, well……anything, it is well suited for those with PTSD. It contains a compound called anandamide which is mind-altering and known for enhancing creativity as well as retaining a sense of calm.
Trainwreck – Known for its effects that “hit like a freight train”, this hybrid blend evokes a happy creative feeling and is known for its mind-altering vibe and mellow body high. Mood enhancing and euphoric, it’s often used by those suffering from ADD/ADHD.
Granddaddy Purple – This indica is well known for its ability to give insomniacs relief due to high levels of the terpene myrcene, which helps with sleep. This strand has a high THC content and is especially known for its ability to sedate and relieve pain for sleep. Consuming Granddaddy Purple eases pain and muscle tension and is well documented to help those with muscle spasms. While you’re at it, also make sure you check out mr hemp flower’s line of these strains. They are known to provide the best quality at appropriate prices.
Blue Cheese – Is an indica-dominant hybrid used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. The high is a predominant body high…. I mean deep-body relaxation…with a mix of joy and euphoria. And it’s not a heavy hitter initially, it will wash over you slowly leaving you mellow and satisfied.
Whatever reason you were led to cannabis as a means to decompress, it’s nice to know that you’re in good company. The therapeutic properties of cannabis strains can help you relax and rejuvenate after a stressful day at work…or anytime for that matter.
With its ease of use, it’s no wonder many people are choosing cannabis as an after-work outlet. There are currently so many different ways of consuming cannabis, that there’s a way that it can fit into anyone’s lifestyle. Go into any dispensary and you can find edibles, vaporizers, and nuggets of wonderful pure marijuana. It’s all a matter of choice and preference.