Best Weed Strains for Stress

Gorilla Glue

This strain gets its name from the ability to glue its users firmly to the couch. The Gorilla Glue cannabis strain is a 50/50 Indica and Sativa hybrid. It originates from crossing Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, Sour Diesel, and Chocolate Diesel strains. The result is highly potent, with THC content ranging from 25% to 30%. Its bright green buds, covered with a layer of sticky trichomes and electric orange hairs, produce a sweet lemony aroma with hints of chocolate. 

The Gorilla Glue weed strain gives a pleasant and uplifting feeling of euphoria combined with its potent tranquillizing properties. Due to its strength, the Gorilla Glue marijuana strain can help treat chronic pain, manage insomnia, nausea, and appetite. Its strong muscle-relaxing properties also make Gorilla glue an ideal antispasmodic for treating painful muscle cramps. It’s no surprise that this strain won the winning prize of the 2014 Cannabis Cup in LA and Michigan. 

 

Afghani Strain

The Afghani cannabis strain, sometimes referred to as Afghani Kush or Hindu Kush, is a 100% Indica strain originating in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush Mountains. The Afghani weed strain contains between 15% to 25% THC and is known not only for its sedative and relaxing effects but also for producing euphoric feelings. This combination creates an uplifting effect for the mind while relaxing your muscles and body. The Afghani Kush marijuana strain is known for its sweet yet earthy “hash-like” aroma.

Unsurprisingly, many use this strain to help combat depression and anxiety while alleviating chronic pain, muscle spasms, and appetite loss. As with most Indica-dominant strains, the Afghani marijuana strain typically produces short, bushy plants, which prefer the warm Mediterranean climate. It is easy to grow and highly resistant to moulds and mildew, making it the ideal choice for novice growers.  

AK 47

The AK-47 cannabis strain is a Sativa dominant hybrid with a 65:35 sativa to indica ratio and an above-average THC level of up to 20%. This strain is known for its long-lasting cerebral buzz that leaves you energized and creative but also relaxed. This award-winning hybrid has a distinct sour scent. Its buds are large and closely packed, with long and sticky orange hairs. They hold a vivid lime green colour with a frosty layer of sticky resin and white trichomes. This hybrid has a sweet skunk flavour profile with a woody undertone to it.

The AK-47 marijuana strain has a long-lasting euphoric head high with relaxing and mellowing effects that will leave you uplifted, happy, and friendly. The strong effects of this strain bring a whole range of medicinal benefits to users as well. It may help relieve chronic pain, stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders like PTSD, bipolar disorder, and ADD/ADHD. It can also help cancer patients experiencing adverse side effects of treatment. AK-47 also helps fight inflammation, arthritis, fatigue, and loss of appetite. 

Note that the full-bodied high that this strain produces may induce a severe couch-lock effect. Users have reported falling into a deep state of uninterrupted sleep after hitting this strain, making it the perfect tool for winding down after a long, stressful day!

 

Durban Poison

The Durban Poison cannabis strain is a pure Sativa, sometimes referred to as the “coffee” of cannabis. Originating in South Africa, this strain derives from naturally growing cannabis in the region, and therefore, retains all the properties of a pure African landrace strain. The Durban Poison weed strain contains an average of 15%-25% THC. Its fragrance and flavours draw strongly from citrus fruit and pine, resulting in a seductive and alluring mixture. The buds typically have a fuzzy appearance due to high crystallization and an abundance of whitish pistils. 

The Durban Poison marijuana strain can help alter moods and create a pleasant feeling of euphoria. Therefore, many use it to treat depression, anxiety and help diminish migraines and nausea. This highly energizing strain is ideal for those who desire immediate and long-lasting effects combined with alertness and focus. 

Green Crack

Although it was initially called “Green Cush,” the Green Crack cannabis strain was given its current name by Snoop Dogg after feeling its tremendous Sativa power. This Sativa-dominant strain has unknown origins, but that hasn’t prevented its wild rise to popularity. With a balance of 65% Sativa to 35% Indica, and an average THC content of 15%-24%, the Green Crack weed strain is perfect for giving you a jolt of energy and creativity. Its fruity and citrus flavours match the beautiful appearance of Green Crack’s buds. 

Due to its energizing effects, the Green Crack marijuana strain can help treat chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms. It also alleviates nausea and acts as a potent analgesic. It’s easy to see why Green Crack was awarded the “Best Sativa” in the 2015 Denver Cannabis Cup. 

 

OG Kush

The notorious OG Kush cannabis strain is the most highly regarded, distributed, and priced strain available on the market. This highly potent, Indica-dominant strain is the product of crossing the Hindu Kush and Chemdawg. WithTHC levels reaching between 20% and 25%, it can wow even the most experienced cannabis users. With highly vivid green buds covered in orange pistils and milky trichomes, the OG Kush weed strain usually has a musty, earthy aroma with hints of citrus. 

Its effects are generally uplifting and euphoric, ideal for creative activities. From a medicinal perspective, the OG Kush marijuana strain can relieve stress and anxiety and even help with attention deficit disorders. Its sedative effects also make it an effective remedy for migraines, chronic pain, and insomnia. Overall, the OG Kush strain is the perfect choice for daytime or social activities, which require mental concentration. 

Girl Scout Cookies

The Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain was first created in California by crossing the Durban Poison and OG Kush strains. The result is an Indica-dominant hybrid, with a 60% Indica, 40% Sativa ratio, and an impressive 28% THC levels. The Scout Cookies weed strain’s aroma and taste are closely reminiscent of oven-baked treats, with a flavour profile including lemon, peppermint, and yeast bread. The plants can range from bright green to hints of purple when grown in colder environments. 

The Girl Scout Cookies marijuana strain is one of the most potent cannabis strains available in Canada. Its high strength has been highly effective at treating chronic pain, muscle cramps, inflammation, and alleviating stress disorders. The strain is also helpful in treating nausea and improving appetite among those undergoing cancer treatment. It’s no wonder Girl Scout Cookies has received numerous awards for its potency and medicinal effects. 

 

Blue Dream

The Blue Dream cannabis strain is a modern Sativa-dominant hybrid that resulted from crossing the Super Silver Haze Sativa and Blueberry Indica strains. On average, this strain contains 17%-24% of THC and is known for its energizing and uplifting effects. The Blue Dream weed strain also offers its users a highly relaxing and pain-free experience, resulting in creative and motivating combined results. Its fragrant and eye-catching buds are covered in trichomes and lend a delicate fruity aroma with hints of berry and pine, which remain on your palate long after consumption. 

The Blue Dream marijuana strain can help treat various symptoms, ranging from chronic pain to psychological ailments such as anxiety, PTSD, and attention deficit disorders. This strain particularly appeals to those who want to enjoy a cannabis high while maintaining a high creative productivity level.

 

Sour Diesel 

The Sour Diesel cannabis strain is a potent mix of Indica and Sativa, with a hybrid ratio of 90% Sativa to 10% Indica. Its origin story is highly debated, with some claiming it was created by crossing the Mexican Sativa with a Chemdog Phenotype – the result being a strain with an average THC content of 26%. With large, solid buds of cylindrical shape, the Sour Diesel weed strain is typically covered in red pistils and produces a citrusy aroma with a diesel flavour touch. 

The medical applications of the Sour Diesel marijuana strain are numerous and versatile. It is particularly well suited for treating attention deficit disorders due to its highly cerebral high. It can also help treat depression, anxiety, stress disorders, and eating disorders. Sour Diesel also boasts impressive anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in treating cramps and headaches. 

Jack Herer

Among the most renowned in America, the Jack Herer cannabis strain originated in California and is said to be a result of crossing the Northern Lights, Haze, and Shiva Skunk strains. The resulting Sativa-dominant product can reach THC levels of 23% and has distinctly sticky, trichome-covered buds. The flavour of the Jack Herer weed strain is citrusy, with hints of lemon and orange. Yet, upon combustion, it takes on a clean, sage-like aroma.  

The Jack Herer marijuana strain gives its users a happy, energetic high without being overpowering and is ideal for users suffering from stress disorders and depression. Due to its pain-relieving properties, Jack Herer can also be used to treat chronic pain. This strain has been awarded nine times at Weed Cup, including multiple “best in class bud” awards, and is a perfect choice for those who want to experience a euphoric and creative high.

 

Grand Daddy Purple

The Grand Daddy Purple, also known as “Granddaddy Purps,” is an Indica-dominant hybrid variety, developed in 2003 by crossing the Big Bud and Purple Urkle cannabis strains. The resulting product, which has a ratio of 80% Indica to 20% Sativa, has an average THC content of 17%-24% THC. Its characteristic deep purple buds, covered in milky trichome crystals and orange hairs, boast delicious deep berry and grapefruit flavours, which result in a cerebral and relaxing high. 

Apart from recreational use, the Grand Daddy Purple weed strain also has several medicinal benefits for physical and psychological disorders. You can use this strain to treat various ailments such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain. The Grand Daddy Purple marijuana strain can also be highly effective at curbing nausea and combatting appetite loss in cancer patients or those with a chronic illness. 

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