Yo, what’s good people? It’s your boy Dan here and let’s get real for a second. Life can be hella hectic and it’s easy to get burnt out. We all got responsibilities that can wear us down and we don’t always pay attention to the signals our bodies are sending us. And let’s not even talk about the stress of social media and being constantly connected to the world. It’s important to take a step back and find ways to de-stress and find peace, ya feel me?
That’s where cannabis comes in. I’m not talking about getting lit and zoning out (although there’s nothing wrong with that). I’m talking about using specific strains that can help with mental wellness and emotional well-being. There’s been a lot of talk about mental health lately, but unfortunately, not enough people are speaking up or seeking help. So, let’s get into it.
1. Girl Scout Cookies
Stress is no joke, and let’s be real, most of us deal with it on the daily. Girl Scout Cookies is a strain that can help reduce stress levels and give you a sense of spiritual ease. It’s a hybrid strain that can balance you out without making you feel too sedated or anxious.
GSC is a genetic masterpiece, bred from OG Kush and Durban Poison. It’s got a 60% indica and 40% sativa makeup, making it a good choice for almost anyone. And with a 17-28% THC content, you don’t need much to feel the effects. Look for it at your local dispensary.
2. Jack Herer
Depression is no joke either, and many people struggle with it on a daily basis. While prescription medication can be helpful for some, others may feel let down by the side effects or lack of effectiveness. That’s where Jack Herer comes in.
This strain is great for enhancing mood and overall mental well-being. It’s a genetic combination of Shiva Skunk, Northern Lights #5, and Haze, making it a powerhouse cultivar with a high THC content of 18-24%. Plus, it’s easy to grow if you’re looking to cultivate your own stash.
3. CBD Kush 1:1
Bipolar disorder affects millions of people in the US alone. CBD Kush 1:1 is a strain that can potentially help support healthy mood management for those dealing with this condition. It has an even 1:1 THC to CBD ratio (7-8% each) that produces a very balanced effect.
Bred by combining Kush with Ruderalis and a CBD-rich strain, CBD Kush 1:1 has hints of coffee and overripe fruit (weird combo, but trust me, it works). It also has notes of spice, lemon, and herbs that hit your taste buds in all the right ways.
4. Lemon Skunk Cannabis Strain
Anxiety disorders are more common than you might think, affecting around 40 million people in the US alone. Prescription anxiety medication is an option, but many people are turning to cannabis for relief instead.
Lemon Skunk is a popular strain among medical users for its anxiety-quelling effects. With THC levels reaching up to 22%, it can help mitigate daily stress while improving functionality and productivity. It’s particularly well-suited for those who suffer from social anxiety.
5. Northern Lights Marijuana Strain
Insomnia affects one in three individuals and can make life especially challenging if left untreated. While cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment option, many people turn to cannabis to help them sleep.
Northern Lights is a potent indica strain that helps produce quality rest without leaving you feeling groggy in the morning. It’s got Afghani indica and Thai sativa genetics and contains 90% indica and 10% sativa.
So there you have it, folks – five strains that can potentially help with mental wellness and emotional well-being. Of course, everyone’s body chemistry is different so what works for one person may not work for another. Always start with a low dose until you’re familiar with how your body reacts to a specific strain.
Take care of yourselves out there!