Cannabis Strains to Improve Your Mood

The highest-rated strains for when you need a little motivation.

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There will be some days that won't be the best, where it might be difficult to focus, or you just need a little extra motivation to get on with your day. While there are other ways to tackle this, cannabis is also a great option.

Whether you are an experienced user or wanting to try something new it is important to have some knowledge of the different strains of cannabis and how they can change your day.

First things first 

The first thing you should know when purchasing cannabis is whether you are buying Sativa, indica or a hybrid which creates a mixture of the effects.

Indica strains are known for their relaxing highs. The strain is perfect for a calm night in and is often used by medicinal users to help them relax. Indica is preferred by patients, that use cannabis for pain relief, as well as those who use cannabis for sleep disorders.

Sativa, on the other hand, provides a completely different high. These strains are known to create a more mental high, meaning they have a stronger impact on mood and mind-set. Sativas are perfect for those needing motivation or some help focusing on work, as it's known for inspiring productivity.

When you want to feel…

Chilled out: Stress Killer

The strain is literally called stress killer, what more could you want. This strain is a mix between Juanita la Lagrimosa, Lemon Haze, and Ruderalis. Remaining fairly low on THC, this strain has a higher concentration of CBD making it a perfect strain for medical users.

It's strong enough to take away worries while also allowing users to get on with their day as usual without feeling slumped. True to its name is it said that the strain is also stress-free to grow.

Social: XJ-13

XJ-13 is a hybrid strain originating from Jack Herer and G13 Haze, this strain makes you feel uplifted and euphoric perfect for smoking in a social scene to stimulate conversation while feeling a relaxing light buzz, just make sure you have a drink nearby as it has been said the strain may cause dry mouth.

The strain creates a sense of overall calmness allowing users to let go of any pent-up stress and go with the flow.

Motivated: Blue Brilliant

Blue Brilliant is a Sativa dominant strain perfect for when you need a little extra motivation or a little pick me up from a lazy day. This fruity strain originates from the famous, Super Silver Haze and Blueberry. With 20% THC levels this strain provides a creative and upbeat high. Using this strain can help you become more motivated to get on with your days' workload or even spark creativity for a new project.

Happy: Laughing Buddha

This award-winning strain came 1stplace in the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup. This strain is a blend of THC heavy strains Thai and Jamaica so get ready for a powerful high when you're smoking this one. This strain really lives up to its name as just a small amount will start up the giggles. Laughing Buddha will be leaving you feeling happy, energized and relaxed all at the same time.

Despite, being a Sativa strain the subtle tones of indica create a relaxing effect when in the correct setting. The hybrid has a sweet and earthy taste to it, with citrus and berry notes. This strain is great to enjoy with friends, for a good laugh and some interesting conversations.

Energised: Green Crack

Don't be put off by the name this THC dominant strain will light a spark inside you to get up and get moving. For some, this strain may be a bit too intense but for those with a higher tolerance, it's the perfect pick to fuel your body with positive energy and overall liveliness.

This daytime strain has a tangy mango kick to it, perfect to start your day with- especially if you have a long list of chores to get done. Because of the negative connotations surrounding "crack," some consumers have started calling this strain Green Cush instead of its original name.

There are a lot of strains to choose from for all different issues, and while having a recommendation is great it is important that you research anything you want to try beforehand-especially if it's the first time you've heard of a particular strain. Alongside research keep in mind, it is always best to purchase your cannabis from a trusted source, as safety comes first! 

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Niki Mohazeb
Niki Mohazeb

Niki is a Sydney based writer, with a passion for promoting the health benefits of medicinal cannabis. Niki also enjoys researching and writing about the future of cannabis along with the many other benefits that the plant provides, such as the diverse utilities of hemp.

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