We can admit to ourselves that we have been living in the most stressful part of our lives, even in the history of the entire mankind- our dreams, career, love, family, money, health, including the place where we live- most of these things make us crazily think for so many hours, worrying us a lot on what will happen in our future.
Good thing, the Marijuana plants are always there to give us confidence and hope in these times of uncertainty and confusion. Marijuana strains can offer us relaxation and tranquility despite having the worst problems that a single person could ever face. Sit back, relax, and enjoy discovering the Best 20 Cannabis Strains that suppresses Stress.
The Nature of Stress
Stress is an episode of our life that brings physical and emotional tension. It derives from any thoughts that offer our minds to think negatively, causing us great discomfort and unusual feeling of being unease leading to fear, frustration or anger.
It is a natural part of our growth where we can meet new circumstances that can challenge our well-being and give us an important lesson in life. However, if this episode lasts for more than the average, it may give us a series of health conditions that may lead to worse situations.
There are two types of stress, the acute and chronic ones.
Acute stress comes from a sudden change of situations in our daily lives such as immediate extinguishing of a burning kitchen stove with water, sudden anger because of misunderstandings with your workmate, or being excited to travel faster with a new bike downhill.
On the other hand, Chronic stress is due to major issues that can happen in our lives. These may have come from the tragic death of a loved one, hard-to-pay debts, longstanding fight with a relative because of inheritance, failing relationships, or even quarter-life crisis.
The Top 15
Blue Dream is a cross-breed of Indica Blueberry and a Sativa Haze. This perfect match gave way to this powerful child which can deter your appetite and encourage you to do more than eating.
It has a THC volume of up to 27%, one of the highest in the present times but this strain has managed to sustain a 2% CBD in its system, somewhat neutralizing the intense effect that THC can do with your body. Its flavor ranges from Blueberry, Sweet, and Berry-like.
This plant is known to treat Stress, Depression, Headaches, and Localized Body Pains. As it suppresses these conditions, Blue Dream leaves its users happy, relaxed, creative, and euphoric. The plant’s flowering cycle lasts from 7 to 9 weeks with a tall height reaching up to 6 feet.
Despite its high THC content, this strain is easy to grow, considering its popularity among the West Coast States in the United States and Canada. There are easy-to-understand guides produced by the other experienced users and online forums as well.
The most renowned Sativa with a smell of diesel, Sour Diesel is a dynamic product of the cross-breeding from the prominent strains of Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk. Its THC content has a volume of 25% and is known to heal stress, depression, fatigue, and body pains. As a result, it can make its users feel happy, uplifted, energetic, and euphoric.
Due to its high THC concentration, Sour Diesel is recommended for morning use and has strong flavors that range from Diesel, pungent, and earthy. It is not advisable for the first-timers to use the said strain as this can bring a cerebral effect that may last for longer hours.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies or GSC as some may know has been the darling of the crowd for most of the medical Cannabis users in the USA and those who simply want to use it for recreation in both coasts of the US. Its THC content ranges from 24% to 28%.
This hybrid strain is known to taste like earthy, sweet and sometimes, flowery and helps people with difficulties of sleeping at night. This strain is particularly good for people who are being treated with Post-Traumatic Conditions, or those who are recovering from any fateful events happened with their lives.
This is one of the most prominent and most awarded strains that has ever existed in the world. The Northern Light Strain is a result of the cross-breeding of Afghan and Thai landrace strains propagated in the Netherlands by a big and prominent seed bank of all time.
The Northern Lights sealed its indelible mark in the Industry due to its high THC content and powerful effects. Its THC content ranges from 16% to 21%.
Northern Lights is highly regarded as one of the classic strains that continue to dominate and influence the Global Marijuana Market.
Cannatonic is a milder strain with 6% THC and 2% CBD volumes. It is good for the afternoon sessions and encourages its users to be relaxed, uplifted, happy, and focused.
This strain is a cross-breed of a female MK Ultra and a male G13 Haze. Due to its hybrid nature, it can effectively cure different health conditions such as muscle spasms, migraine, headaches, and other psychological symptoms as well as other body pains. Apart from these things. Its flavors range from woody to earthy, then citrus.
Harle-Tsu comes from 2 dynamic Indica Strains- Harlequin and Sour Tsunami- that produced better offspring with abundant CBD Content of up to 24%. Instead of giving you a high, Harle-Tsu gives you a sudden mellow, peaceful and relaxing feeling.
This strain applies to people who work in daytime who experience consistent body pains.
Derived from its parents Nepalese and Thai Landraces, this powerful strain can knock you down like fighting a world champion boxer in Las Vegas.
This strain is the origin of other prominent strains in the United States such as OG Kush and Sour Diesel. The strain has 15%-20% THC volume, making it notorious for the users to experience a cerebral roller coaster as they use it.
ACDC came from Cannabis Ruderalis and Cannatonic with 19% CBD volume and has originated in the farms of Spain.
This strain got its name due to its evenly balanced ratio of Indica to Sativa Strains (50:50). Apart from this, patients with alcoholism and other medical conditions such as seizures and severe pain can be treated with this strain.
Another prominent Sativa strain, Amnesia Haze is known to have a THC content of up to 25% and is good for Afternoon use. This is a successful cross-breed of 7 Sativa and Indica landrace strains from different places of the Earth- Afghan, Cambodian, Hawaiian, Jamaican, South Asian, and Thai, together with the Haze strain.
The strain is known to make its users happy, energetic, focused, and euphoric.
Aside from Anxiety, it can also treat body pains, loss of appetite, and depression. Its flavors range from being earthy, then lemon-like to citric.
Pineapple Express is one of the most remarkable Indica-dominant Strains that can help in suppressing anxieties. This fruity strain hails from the United States and earns equal recognition with the other fruit-inspired Indica Strains, such as Grape and Pineapple Express.
It can withstand the harsh and cold climate while offering you a unique tropical flavor of Marijuana strains during the winter. Its flowering cycle ranges from 8 to 10 weeks, with its leaves thickly covered with crystallized resins, especially during the height of Canadian Winter months.
Granddaddy Purp is a cross-breed of Purple Urkle and the Big Bud. The strain has been developed by a renowned Marijuana Grower Ken Estes in 2003 at California. Its THC content ranges from 18% to 23%.
This strain is best used at night before sleeping as the Granddaddy Purple is a creeper and does not use any cerebral approach, another good method to suppress the fears that you are feeling at any moment.
One cannot deny that Granddaddy Purple is worthy to be called the Grandfather of Indica Strains because of its great benefits.
Smells like the fresh strawberries, this strain has been remarkable for the people who particularly experience anxiety against the society or meeting other people. Its THC content is a normal 23% and is good for Morning Use.
It is known to leave its users happy, energetic, uplifted, and euphoric. It can also treat other illnesses such as body pains, fatigue, depression, and lack of appetite.
Meanwhile, its aromatic flavors range from strawberry, sweet, and berry.
White Fire OG
This hybrid strain, also known as WiFi OG, has earned its reputation in bringing cerebral effects to its users, especially with first-time users. The strain is greatly remembered with its whopping 22% to 28% THC content with relatively low CBD content ranging from 0.3 to 0.5%.
White Fire is the product of cross-breeding of the strains The White and Fire OG. Due to its powerful lineage, the strain evolved and even surpassed its parents in terms of containing THC volume and bringing effects to its users.
Have you ever considered taking a diesel strain with a hint of chocolate spreading at your palate? This is how the Chocolate Diesel works for its users. This is a cross-breed of Sour Diesel and Chocolate Thai. From that experiment, an indulging strain was born.
Its THC content is 18%- a bit lower compared than the earlier mentioned diesel strains in this list and can treat any inflammations, body pains, stress, and fatigue. How about its effect? It simply makes its users energetic, creative, and euphoric.
This mouth-watering strain has its other aromatic flavors of being earthy and flowery.
Super Silver Haze
Another prominent Sativa Strain, Super Silver Haze has earned recognition and awards way back in 1997, 1998, and 1999. This strain is a triple cross-breed of Skunk, Haze, and Northern Lights. Its THC content is 23% and lies within the average of any Marijuana Strains. Of the 8 strains featured here, Super Silver Haze is the only strain that came from three parents.
This strain is known to treat stress, depression, fatigue, and pain. It also encourages its users to eat less while promoting being energetic, happy and uplifted.
Its flavors range from earthy to citrus and sweet.
How does Marijuana treat our stresses?
The Cannabis process of healing our stress is basically the same as how Marijuana treats people with Anxiety and Depression.
THC acts as a reactive chemical with our Endocannabinoid System and triggers to release pain-relieving hormones throughout our body. As soon as the smoke you made from THC-rich weeds enters your Respiratory System, the chemical is easily absorbed in your lungs and mixes with your blood.
From your blood, the chemical triggers your nervous system and gives signals to your Endocannabinoid System for the secretion of hormones, needed for the completion of the chemical reaction.
And from this point, the glorious high and devastating side effects kick in. This is how Marijuana’s THC can change you. Unlike the CBD, THC primarily encourages its users to be active, sociable and creative, making it suitable for the people working for long hours in a daytime setting.
On the other hand, the CBD or Cannabidiol is known to suppress the activities of its user, the moment this chemical reacts in our bloodstreams.
Contrary to THC, CBD slows down its users, giving them a sense of relaxation and sedation, especially to those who combat sicknesses that involves involuntary muscle movements and neurological impairments. It also has a pain-killing property which is very helpful to its patient users. Cannabis Indica plants have the richest deposits of CBD chemicals, contrary to what do Sativa and Hybrid plants have.
The process of CBD’s fusion with our body system is similar to how does the THC mixes in our bloodstream until it reaches our nervous and endocannabinoid systems.