Using cannabis to enhance your everyday life

Published Nov 6, 2022 10:00 a.m. ET
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Cannabis is great all by itself but it’s so much better when it’s used in a way that compliments your day-to-day life and activities. Here we’ll help you to understand how to do that, and the types of cannabis you might want to use to get the job done.

1. Exercise

About to take on a high cardio workout to get those endorphins pumping? If so, then you could also probably benefit from the boost that these strains can offer, thanks to their uplifting and invigorating effects that will help you to make it to the end, without giving up.

  • Great White Shark
  • White Widow
  • Sour Cheese
  • Durban Poison
  • OG Kush

2. Social situations

Do you struggle with social interactions, be it for work or personal gain? Perhaps you struggle with anxiety and find these situations to be stressful and uncomfortable. Well, there are strains that might be able to help you with that, by easing your mind and making it easier to converse.

  • Bubblegum Kush
  • Strawberry Romulan
  • White Russian
  • Blue Diesel
  • Hawaiian Haze

3. Completing projects

When you’re about to tackle a project that’s been put off for way too long, and all you need is some help with focus, these cannabis cultivars could be just what you need.

  • Harlequin
  • Cinex
  • Green Crack
  • True OG
  • Sour Diesel

4. Eating

Many people struggle with appetite issues, a common side effect of too much stress, and not enough time to relax for long enough to recognize you need to eat. Well, as you might already know, cannabis can help to kick start your appetite because it’s well known for causing the munchies, and these strains are notorious for inducing an insatiable hunger only food will satisfy.

  • Pineapple Kush
  • Amnesia Haze
  • Critical Kush
  • Sour Diesel
  • Haze Berry

5. Sleeping

More than 70% of people will experience sleep issues or disruptions at some point in their lives, and with it being such an essential part of a healthy life, this is a problem that you’ll need to solve quickly and quietly before it causes issues at work and at home. Luckily, another common side effect of cannabis is a deep slumber, and these sedating cultivars are sure to send you off to dreamland.

  • Hindu Kush
  • Grape Ape
  • Pink Kush
  • ACDC
  • Girl Scout Cookies

6. Relaxing


It’s hard to relax when you’ve got a million things on your mind, a whole list of things to do, and only a few hours left in the day, but with a little bit of THC and the right terpenes, you can melt it all away.

  • Ice Cream Cake
  • Grandaddy Purple
  • Black Cherry OG
  • Strawberry Cough
  • Blue Dream

7. Hiking

Hiking is less about a fast high cardio workout, and more about endurance, as you’ll need to last until the very end without giving up, and this is true for many outdoor activities. In these situations, you’ll benefit most from uplifting cultivars, that will provide just enough relaxation paired with the motivation to keep moving forward.

  • Black Dahlia
  • Jack Herer
  • Bruce Banner
  • Mimosa
  • Black Jack

8. Gardening

Gardening can be a fun, fulfilling hobby and a great way to pass the time, but it also tends to leave us achy, thanks to all of the physical exercises it takes to keep a crop healthy. Luckily, there are strains that can help to ease the pain, so that you can keep on doing the things you love.

  • Easy Bud
  • Royal Dwarf
  • Wedding Cake
  • Cheese Quake
  • Northern Lights

9. Reading

There’s nothing that ignites the imagination quite like a good book, but there are cultivars that can offer a stimulating boost to enhance the experience, as your mind opens up to the impossible, improbable, and possible illogical world of your favourite stories.

  • Sherbert
  • Gelato
  • Mojito
  • Sour Space Candy
  • Critical Mass

10. Listening to music

Music always sounds better with cannabis, and this is likely because a good beat can trigger the release of the same chemicals and hormones as cannabinoids and terpenes. Sit back, relax, and vibe your heart out with a full-body buzz and one of these wonderful cultivars.

  • Chemdawg
  • Trainwreck
  • Chocolope
  • Black Diamond
  • Sour Diesel
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