Cannabis and Relaxation

It’s still 2020 unfortunately – the year in which we could ALL use some serious rest and relaxation. While exposure to stress is nothing new, in this year, it feels like stress levels and feelings of anxiety have never been higher amongst the general population.

While we all crave a return to “normality”, the reality is that pre-COVID-19, our lives were hardly a gentle walk in the park – Deadlines, bills, work, family problems and increasing demands of our time from technology have left us feeling increasingly stressed and unable to relax. And don’t take my word for it, recent studies have confirmed that our collective levels of stress and anxiety continue to grow despite advancements in science, health-care and technology. 

Indeed, while life was supposed to get easier as we evolved and our ability to harness technology increased, statistics show that we actually work more and longer hours than we did in the 1980s. 

However, while stress might seem unavoidable in our collective annus horribilis, it has never been more critical that we all try and find time to rest and recover from these daily stresses and worries. Luckily, cannabis could be a new best friend in these increasingly worrying times.

Before we learn about the best cannabis strains for relaxation, it is important to understand why relaxation is actually an important part of our lives.

Increased Stress a Danger to All of us

When we experience stress or a dangerous situation, our sympathetic nervous system directs the body’s rapid involuntary response. This causes a flash flood of hormones that help to boost the body’s alertness and heart rate by sending extra blood to the muscles.

These potentially hazardous situations allow our sympathetic nervous system to remain engaged, keeping the body and mind in either “fight or flight” mode. This physiological response has evolved through time and helps to keep us safe and alive. However, in modern times, this system is becoming increasingly triggered by sources of anxiety that are not legitimate threats to our health or safety. 

Indeed, the hormonal effect caused by this response can cause serious side effects and become hugely detrimental to a person’s quality of life.

Ever feel anxious when a stranger comments on your social media? Or what if you’re running 5 minutes for a meeting? What about when you run out of battery on your cell phone? Or if your wifi connection drops for a moment?

All of these kinds of fairly meaningless, insignificant situations are causing increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression for all of us. 

So, what can we do? 

While turning the phone off is probably a good start, it is increasingly vital that we can find as many ways as possible to bring about the relaxation response, activating the parasympathetic nervous system which helps to calm the body down. 

For some people, it might be yoga or meditation, for others a long walk or a good book, however, for a growing number of people, increased access to cannabis has provided many with a new and alternative means to achieve a higher level of relaxation.

With cannabis beginning to lose its stigma, more and more people are now beginning to use marijuana to help activate the relaxation response to find a place of calmness in an otherwise, hectic and stressful world.  

Indeed, a study published in 2017 revealed that 37% of American cannabis users claimed stress relief as their primary reason for using marijuana. 

With legality continuing to spread across the globe, so too are the number of people gaining access to cannabis and its highly publicized stress-relieving ability.

No longer a dirty secret, it would seem like an acceptance and understanding of cannabis medicinal benefits has finally brought a legitimacy to this truly versatile and wonderful plant.

Important Factors to Consider

Choose the right Environment. 

If you want to relax after a long day, finding a comfortable place that makes you feel at ease is a good start. For many, it might be a sofa or maybe a nice warm bath. Just make sure you are in a position where you can chill out, kick back and get ready to enjoy an intensely relaxing body high.  

Choose the right Strain. 

While some strains have different effects, typically, the best strains for relaxing tend to be indica-dominant and contain a balance of both THC and CBD. Sativa-dominant strains typically tend to be uplifting with psychoactive effects and a cerebral high, as opposed to relaxing. Some high CBD strains can help your mind to relax while also preventing couch-lock. However, if you want a sedating, relaxing experience, indica-dominant strains with higher THC levels than CBD are preferred. 

Furthermore, it is thought that the best weed strains for relaxing also include high levels of the terpenes myrcene, caryophyllene and Linalool. 

While our understanding of cannabis was once a rudimentary “indica or sativa” approach, we now know that the cannabinoid profile and terpene content of a strain will impact its many effects on the consumer. 

As such, when browsing your favourite strains at MGS, look for terpene combinations like those mentioned above that could prove to be ideal for relaxing.

Moderate your Dosage 

For newcomers, the best advice is “start low, and go slow”. Depending on several factors like gender and weight, the amount of cannabis you need to feel its beneficial effects does vary; however, take it slow and see what works for you. 

Find the Best Method of Delivery 

Increasingly, more and more people are beginning to find alternatives to smoking when it comes to their preferred method of consumption. Consider a vaporizer which allows you to moderate your consumption while also getting the authentic flavour provided by the numerous terpenes, and relaxing effects offered by your preferred strain. 

Here at MGS, we have a huge range of popular strains that are ideal for relaxation. Check out our detailed product descriptions where we provide all the relevant details on THC level, CBD content, terpene profile analysis, and potential effects, both recreational and medically for each individual strain. 

From fruity Strawberry Cough and the legendary high THC Sour Diesel to hybrid strain favourite Blue Dream, our vast range of marijuana strains including both recreational and medical marijuana choices are sure to provide you with the relaxation you’ve been craving!

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    Miss U.S.A.

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    A beauty queen of a strain, Miss U.S.A. is an indica-leaning hybrid from the renowned DNA Genetics. Boasting a mildly sweet and fruity aroma and an enchanting mood-lifting effect thanks to impressively high THC levels that have been known to reach over 30%! 

     

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    Kosher Dawg

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    Kosher Dawg AKA Hebrew National is one of DNA Genetics’ proudest creations. A high-yielding, indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain characterized by a busy terpene profile, Kosher Dawg offers a flavour explosion and a relaxed yet euphoric buzz.

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    Kosher Cookies

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    Kosher Cookies, an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain, is a brand-new offering from DNA Genetics (via Crockett Family Farms) that’s already catching a lot of attention with cannabis aficionados. With genetics to die for, big buds and sparkling crystal trichomes, Kosher Cookies is a genuine star in the making.

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    Strawberry Sorbet

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    A new addition to DNA Genetics’ Sorbet collection, Strawberry Sorbet is an unusual indica-leaning cannabis hybrid with a delicious candy taste and pleasing pacifying effects that have been custom bred for stressed-out sweet tooths.  

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    Triple Scoop

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    Offering three delicious flavours for the price one, Triple Scoop is an indulgent indica-dominant dessert strain from DNA Genetics Seeds with an uncompromising ice-cream flavour and luxuriant psychoactive impact.  

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    Sour Kosher

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    Sour Kosher cannabis seeds from DNA Genetics are a masterclass in marijuana strain creation. Blending two award-winning strains, the crystalised buds of this sativa-dominant hybrid mix Kush and Diesel flavours and offer a mesmerising, cerebral buzz.

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    Sour Strawberry

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    Indulge yourself with Sour Strawberry, an indica-leaning hybrid that’s part of the Crockett Family Farms range from DNA Genetics. Sour Strawberry boasts an exotic sour fuel and fruity banana flavour with powerful psychoactive effects that mellow out into a warm body relaxation. 

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    Lemon 18

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    If you love lemon cookies and kush, then Lemon 18 has your name on it! This sativa-leaning hybrid is part of the Crockett Family Farms range from Amsterdam based, cannabis cup regulars, DNA Genetics and boasts a pleasantly relaxing yet intensely psychedelic effect. This high THC strain produces dense and resinous buds bursting with a delicious fruity lemon and pineapple smell you won’t be able to resist. 

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    Blood Orange Sorbet

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    It’s time to delight your taste buds with Blood Orange Sorbet, an indica-leaning hybrid from DNA Genetics that blends juicy, tangy citrus with a cool creamy sorbet flavour and offers a relaxing happy high. This high THC strain grows fast and boasts a potent resin production that cultivators will appreciate. 

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    Strawberry Fields

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    The sativa-dominant hybrid, Strawberry Fields is one of the many jewels in the glimmering crown of seed company DNA Genetics. Coming via Crockett Family Farms, these feminised seeds produce a wonderful combination of sweet strawberry flavours with a sour tinge of citrus that ensures a truly remarkable flavour sensation.

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    Gelato Kiss

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    Custom-bred for extract experts, Gelato Kiss, is a resin-rich, sour candy flavoured cannabis cultivar from the Elev8 Seeds company with indica dominant effects and a lip-smacking intensity that make it prime for concentrate creation. 

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    La Quinceanera

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    Put on your party pants and get ready for a good time with La Quinceanera, an indica-dominant hybrid from Cannarado Genetics that features an intense fruit and spicy aroma and a powerfully relaxing full-body effect. This high THC strain hails from cannabis royalty and boasts exceptionally resinous, shiny and aromatic buds that are easy to cultivate.

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    Banana Sundae

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    As the name suggests,Cannarado Genetics Banana Sundae is a sweet sativa-dominant marijuana strain with an intriguing genetic background and all the traits you want from a Cannarado legend. Expect hints of grape and creamy sugar, plus, of course, a big helping of banana!

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    Biscotti Cake

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    An all-new cannabis strain from Elev8 Seeds, Biscotti Cake is a sativa-dominant hybrid that has blended legendary genetics to create a unique and sensational flavour profile. This high THC level feminized strain provides high yields of dense, purple buds with a thick coat of crystal trichomes.

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    Giscotti

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    Giscotti is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain from Elev8 Seeds that captures attention quickly thanks to its remarkably pungent aroma. Gelato heavy in the genetics, expect your taste buds to be rewarded by sweet goodness all night long!

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