The festive season is associated with seeing friends and family, excessive eating, and alcohol consumption. It is also one of the most boring times of the year!
Do you belong to a family where it is traditional to spend time with in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins? If so, you’ll probably need something to help you get through the ordeal.
Then there is the other side of the coin. For those who don’t have family or many friends, the holiday season is a time of profound loneliness. Perhaps this is the reason why the suicide rate is higher than at any other time of year. The cold and bitter weather also doesn’t help matters. It forces you to remain indoors watch endless reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life.
Fortunately, cannabis is around to help! At least, it is available legally in a select group of locations. We have compiled five fantastic cannabis strains to help you get through the holiday season.
1 – Space Jill
If you need an energy boost to ensure your productivity and creativity levels don’t dwindle, try this sativa-dominant (70%) hybrid. TGA Genetics created it. Space Jill probably includes Space Queen genetics. With a THC content ranging from 19% to 28%, Space Jill can take your mind into the cosmos without impacting your life on Earth!
The holiday season is needlessly stressful, as rampant consumerism turns it from a festival of happiness into pure hell. Thankfully, Space Jill can help you become more focused on the two million tasks that come your way. If you need to pick up a turkey, drop by your aunt’s house with cards, purchase a tree, and listen to Uncle Earl’s anecdotes about the war, you’ll be thankful for the energy boost provided by Space Jill.
This marijuana strain is also a real mood booster and can help keep negative thoughts at bay. Initially, you’ll probably feel a sense of euphoria, followed by sheer joy. The fruity, sweet taste makes Space Jill a joy to smoke. The sweet scent ensures you can’t wait to try some more.
You can use this strain to help with chronic stress, chronic pain, and nausea. Although it provides a powerful high, it keeps your mind clear, making it a viable daytime strain. If you elect to grow Space Jill, know that it is extremely resistant to mold and diseases.
2 – Blue Hawaiian
You may be surprised to see this strain on the list. After all, when one thinks of the festive season, Hawaii is not near the top of your thoughts. However, its scent resembles Christmas trees and offers the merest hint of pine.
Most importantly, Blue Hawaiian not only makes family tolerable, but it also enables you to enjoy their company! Jordan of the Islands created this balanced hybrid. It is a cross of a Hawaiian Sativa and Blueberry, with a THC content of up to 20%.
Typically, Blue Hawaiian offers a 50/50 mix of sativa and indica. However, some variants of the strain are extremely sativa-dominant (up to 90%!) One thing you’ll notice is that this strain’s effects creep up slowly but surely. Newbies’ common mistake is to smoke too much Blue Hawaiian because the high can take several minutes to arrive. Once it hits, you’ll feel happy, and your body becomes overwhelmed with a sense of complete relaxation.
If you’re not used to the psychedelic effects of weed, you may experience visual distortions. For everyone else, it is best to use Blue Hawaiian in the morning. It will set you up to survive a day of tedious conversation! In the medical arena, patients with depression often use this strain. If you get a 50/50 version, the indica aspects of the plant will also provide a semblance of pain relief.
3 – Fire OG
If you’re a ‘build a snowman outside, let’s roast some chestnuts by the open fire’ kind of person, Fire OG is the strain for you. It is akin to throwing a tree filled with decorations into a wood chipper and smoking the result. It has a taste that’s the essence of the holiday season. It is an indica-dominant (70%) hybrid with a THC content of up to 24%.
It is a super hybrid because it is a cross of OG Kush and San Fernando Valley OG Kush. If you’re in dire need of relaxation after a hard day, Fire OG should be your go-to strain. Best of all, the high lasts for several hours. This is more than enough time to get through a terse festive dinner with relatives you don’t particularly like. Some users say they feel energized initially, but soon the indica effects take over and enable them to relax.
Eventually, Fire OG will make you feel sleepy and ensure you get an amazing night’s sleep. It is a pleasant strain to look at. It gets the name from the bright orange hairs it possesses. Also, it tastes as good as it looks with a spicy and piney flavor. In the medical field, Fire OG is popular among patients with chronic pain. You can also use it to try and get a handle on insomnia or depression.
4 – Purple Voodoo
Some say this strain is like finding the gift you wanted, moments after believing you were not getting anything good. Purple Voodoo is by far the least potent strain on the list. It has a THC content of just 7%, against a CBD level of around 1%. As a result, this balanced hybrid is an excellent option for new users.
Purple Voodoo was created in California and is a cross of Purple Urkle, Purple Diesel, and Double Purple Doja. Consequently, it provides you with a wonderful grape flavor. It is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing strains we have ever reviewed. It is not an especially strong strain by modern standards. Nonetheless, Purple Voodoo provides ample cerebral effects while ensuring you remain focused and invigorated.
If you’re a new user, you may feel giggly at first. It is a great social strain. Purple Voodoo can even help you breeze through that family dinner you’ve been dreading for months. You’ll find yourself feeling relaxed, talkative, and completely at ease with the company you keep at the time.
Purple Voodoo’s ability to boost your mood means it is useful for depression and social anxiety. It also contains enough CBD to help with conditions such as muscle spasms.
5 – Bubble Gum
When the opportunity arises to go out and socialize during the holiday season, consider trying Bubble Gum. Users claim that the rapid cerebral high, coupled with the initial energy boost, makes it a great strain to get you in the mood to dance or talk.
It is an extremely popular balanced hybrid with a THC content of up to 19%. It originated in Indiana in the 1970s. It eventually came to the East Coast and also became popular in Amsterdam’s coffee shops.
Bubble Gum won a pair of awards at the 1994 High Times Cannabis Cup. It also received a couple of runners-up gongs before the end of the 90s. You should first feel the soothing indica effects, but eventually, you will feel invigorated and sociable.
Arguments with family don’t need to be an inevitable consequence of the holiday period. When you smoke Bubble Gum, you can feel relaxed, chatty, and extremely positive. This reduces the risk of a family falling out.
Bubble Gum has a creamy taste, and you will adore the fruity flavors. It is an extremely popular strain in the medical field. Patients with chronic stress, chronic pain, and anxiety often use it, for example. It is also potentially useful if you suffer from back pains, headaches, muscle spasms, or migraines.
Final Thoughts on Holiday Season Marijuana Strains
The holiday season is always lurking around the corner (judging by the decorations, it began months ago!) You must have a plan to help you get through the more monotonous and stressful aspects of it.
Although you can’t choose your family, you can choose how you want to deal with them.
Rather than seeking confrontation this festive season, use one of the five marijuana strains outlined above. They could help you chill out, stay sociable, and remove the possibility of arguments. After all, the holiday season is supposed to be a time of cheer. It is a celebration, and with the right weed, that’s precisely what it can become.