When you enter our Massachusetts cannabis dispensary, you’ll notice we carry an impressive array of different types of cannabis flower. But what is a marijuana strain, and how do you choose between them?
Here’s what you need to know about what makes marijuana strains different and how to pick the best ones for you.
What Is a Strain of Weed?
Strains are different breeds of cannabis. Cultivators crossbreed different plants to create the type of flower they’re looking for. When two types of cannabis are combined, they create a new strain.
Each strain of marijuana has its own concentrations of THC, CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes. Some are sativas that stimulate your mind, some are indicas that help you relax, and some cannabis strains are a combination of the two. If you want to learn more about these topics, click the links above to read the rundown on our blog.
If you’re new to cannabis, we recommend trying 2-3 different strains to figure out what you like and what you don’t. You might prefer certain strains because of their physical effects, mental effects, how strong they are, or how they taste and smell. Once you find some you enjoy, you can use them reliably or keep trying something new.
Best Marijuana Strains for Socializing
It can be fun to get high before a party, concert, sports game, or game night. Here are our top three cannabis strains for spending time outside of your home in a social setting.
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a hybrid cannabis strain that’s 80% sativa. It’s great to use when you want to have lots of energy and be the life of the party. You may notice that your mind is racing with conversation starters, and you don’t feel shy or self-conscious around strangers.
This marijuana strain may improve your mood when your team is losing and make you stand up in your seat when they’re winning. It can even help you stay up well past your normal bedtime. Super Lemon Haze also has a sweet, zesty lemon flavor that is great to share, even with cannabis newbies.
Blue Dream is a 60% sativa strain with 24% THC. It has a pleasant sugary blueberry taste, so you can enjoy hitting your joint over and over.
Right after you smoke this marijuana strain, you may notice a burst of energy and a strong rush of motivation and focus. You can enjoy screaming the words of the songs at a concert or dominating a video game tournament. Smoke Blue Dream right before your event to enjoy these effects.
You may notice the high feeling build, then plateau into a super relaxed buzz. This is a great time to have deep conversations with friends, go for a walk, or sit on the beach. You won’t feel nervous, so you may be able to be vulnerable and speak your mind.
Girl Scout Cookies
If socializing makes you anxious or stresses you out, we recommend smoking a bowl full of the Girl Scout Cookies marijuana strain. It’s 60% indica, so it’s different from the other social options.
Girl Scout Cookies is an incredibly relaxing strain. When you smoke it, you may feel a strong wave of euphoria and tingles throughout your body. You may then want to sit down on the couch and chill out. This marijuana strain can also make you giggly, giddy, and a little delirious.
We recommend enjoying Girl Scout Cookies when you want to watch a funny movie marathon, play party games like charades, or have a long chat full of laughs.
Best Cannabis Strains for Relaxing
Smoking weed is a great way to relax and wind down after a hard day. It may even help reduce stress and inflammation in the body. Here are three relaxing marijuana strains.
Granddaddy Purple is a 75% indica strain. We recommend smoking it at night, either when you’re ready to sit down and chill out or before you go to bed. You may feel a smooth buzz in your body and like you want to melt into the couch. Since it’s so strong, start with only a hit or two to see how it affects you.
OG Kush is a very balanced strain that is 55% sativa. Many users feel a burst of energy when they first use this marijuana strain. You may start out feeling giggly and sociable. However, the indica properties of OG Kush quickly take over, allowing you to relax and take time away from your busy schedule.
Black Cherry OG
If you want to put on a calming movie and go to sleep, try Black Cherry OG. It’s a 50/50 hybrid, so it offers the best of both sativa and indica’s properties.
This marijuana strain has extreme sedative properties, and can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety, and stress. You may notice your muscles release their tension and your mind gets a little hazy. Black Cherry OG may mellow you out and help you have the best night’s sleep in a long time.
Best Marijunana Strains for Medical Users
Cannabis can be incredibly helpful for people with a wide variety of medical conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- HIV and AIDS
- Low appetite
- Muscle spasms
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Autoimmune disorders
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
If you’re looking for the best cannabis strain for your medical needs, talk to the dispensary agents at Blackstone Valley Cannabis. We can walk you through your options and help you learn about cannabis before you light up for the first time.
Here are just a few of the dozens of strains of marijuana that can help medical patients.
Pain: Northern Lights
Northern Lights is an indica-dominant weed strain that is well-known for its ability to combat chronic pain. It provides a body high that melts away inflammation and tension. It’s best to use this marijuana strain in the evening, as it will probably make you sleepy, too.
Harlequin has only 8% THC content, which is extremely low. It contains a lot of CBD, so users won’t get particularly “high.” Instead, they can relax and may feel their mood lifting from depression. Some people report a shift in perception when they smoke Harlequin, which may help you alleviate some of your mood disorder long-term.
ACDC is another CBD-heavy strain. This is ideal for consumers who want to feel relaxed but not very “high.” If you sometimes feel anxious when you’re smoking weed, you shouldn’t have that problem with this marijuana strain. Many users report feeling like they don’t have a care in the world when they smoke ACDC, and we hope it can calm you down as well.
Where Can I Find the Best Marijuana Strains in Massachusetts?
Want to find high-quality cannabis in a variety of strains? Blackstone Valley Cannabis in Uxbridge, MA is your ultimate destination!
Our cannabis dispensary selects only the freshest flower in the state. Many shops sell flower and pre-rolls that are six months old or more. We only stock flower that we’ve purchased in the past 120 days to ensure that you get the best weed in Massachusetts.
We offer new cannabis strains every day, including sativas, indicas, and hybrids. Our dispensary agents will work with you to find the best cannabis strain for your needs. Visit our store or order online today!