10 best marijuana strains to celebrate this Thanksgiving

Published Sep 22, 2019 09:00 a.m. ET
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Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving early in the month of October, only two weeks before Halloween, and while the season can be tones of fun, it can also be busy and stressful, especially for those who are dreading the family get-togethers. While it’s great to take the time out to reconnect with loved ones, not everyone gets along as well as we might hope. The stresses of overbearing parents, sibling rivalries, and other closely related issues compiled with far too much human interaction for introverts, and it’s really no surprise that so many people choose to self-medicate with cannabis at this time of year.

How some types of weed can help

Since there is plenty to do for this holiday, it is important to keep a clear head, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t relax. What it does influence is the types of weed that you should be choosing from. While some cannabis strains can help you to relax to the point of melting into the couch and falling asleep, others will help by offering a few benefits that compliment a family dinner much better.

  • Full body relaxation
  • Clear head
  • Increased focus
  • Boost in energy
  • Chattiness

Sativa vs Indica

It is a common misconception that either of these genetic lines holds any more value than its counterpart. Some people believe that Indica strains are only for night time and that they will all produce an intense euphoric high. Those same individuals fall victim to the myth of Sativa offering a lighter, more invigorating type of effect.  Hybrid strains are thought to offer a more even combination of the two, but the truth is so much more complicated than that. All three types of cannabis include strains that can put you to sleep, wake you up, or soothe you will a mellow buzz, hence the reason it is so important to research prior reviews and responses about the effects that any particular strain might offer before making a purchase.

Why marijuana is a safer alternative to alcohol

The reason that alcohol has such an intense effect that so often ends in vomiting is that it is a toxin that the body immediately begins working to remove from the bloodstream. When too much is drink, it can heavily impact one’s motor function, cognitive function, ability to make decisions, short- and long-term memory and ultimately poisoning the user.

Marijuana, on the other hand, is entirely non-toxic, as the amount required to reach a level of concern is impossible to consume in the span of time necessary. Though cannabis might impact some short-term memory, the effects are much more manageable, and there is less need for concern about overconsumption.

The best types of weed for Thanksgiving

The very best kinds of cannabis for a family gathering will help you to keep the conversation flowing, relax and enjoy yourself, all while keeping a clear head and the motivation needed to survive the endeavor. Below you will find 10 of the best types of weed from each category including Sativa strains, Hybrid strains and Indica strains.

Sativa strains

  • Alpha Blue
  • Hawaiian Haze
  • Blackberry Diesel
  • Jamaican Lion
  • Royal Haze
  • Cambodian
  • Panama Red
  • Carnival
  • Cosmic Collision
  • Pagoda

Hybrid Strains

  • Sugar Shack
  • Mean Misty
  • OG Sour Diesel
  • Rolls Choice
  • Wreckage
  • Mob Boss
  • Sour Lemon OG
  • Orange Diesel
  • Jenny Kush
  • Fire Alien Strawberry

Indica Strains

  • Peyote Cookies
  • Conspiracy Kush
  • Gutbuster
  • Deadwood
  • Athabasca
  • Khufu
  • Black Mamba
  • Nice Cherry
  • Purple Cotton Candy
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