The best weed strains to suit every mood

Published Nov 24, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET
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1. Joy
If you are already in an excellent mood and just want to keep the happy vibes flowing, then you might benefit most from one of these weed strains. All of which will help to enhance that elated sensation while also helping you to relax so that you can truly sit back and enjoy the moment.

  • Super Silver Haze
  • Ecto-Cooler
  • Sour Tangie
  • Maui Strawberry
  • AK-47

2. Excitement
Excitement is typically viewed as a positive emotion, and it most certainly is, but excitement can often trigger mood swings by inducing panic or anxiety, and that can ruin what could be a once in a lifetime event. If you feel really excited about something, then you might benefit most from strains of weed that will help to ease the anxiety and stress so that you don’t have any overwhelming moments among the excitement.

  • Panama Punch
  • Hercules
  • Columbian Gold
  • Wifi OG
  • Jack Herer

3. Frustration
Frustration can come on for a number of reasons, but if you need a way to release and unwind, then you might want to check out some of these weed strains that are known for uplifting mood and soothing stress.

  • Lemonade
  • Pineapple Express
  • Red Congolese
  • Tangie
  • Strawberry Diesel

4. Surprise
Most people love a good surprise, but there is no denying that they can dredge up a different feeling of emotions that can get overwhelming. That is especially true when it’s a momentous occasion or a touching one that brings tears to the surface. If you end up feeling a bit overwhelmed by an extra special surprise, then you might benefit most from one of these ultra-calming weed strains.

  • Classic Cookies
  • MediHaze
  • GSC
  • Blue Dream
  • Chemdawg

5. Sadness
If you are sad, then chances are something has gone wrong, and it can be difficult to pick ourselves up after a low period that leaves us down in the dumps. Luckily, there are a few strains of weed that can help with just that, and they are:

  • Cheese
  • Sour OG
  • Sour Tsunami
  • Bubba Kush
  • Afghan Kush

6. Anger
Frustration is one thing, but anger can sometimes get the best of us, so it is important to find a way to calm down when things get heated in life. If you find yourself angry, before you do anything else, try one of these strains of weed that can help to improve your mood, soothe, and ultimately give you a moment to reflect and breathe before deciding how to proceed.

  • Purple Kush
  • Sour Diesel
  • Maui Wowie
  • LA Confidential
  • Acapulco Gold

7. Boredom
On rainy or really cold days it’s easy to get bored, which can lead to other negative moods, so to help, what you might need are some time-warping weed strains that will help you sink deep into a book, game, or movie, or doze off into a deep hibernation to pass the time.

  • Golden Goat
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Northern Lights
  • White Widow
  • Cannalope

8. Fear
Everyone is afraid of something. For some, it’s a needle phobia that keeps them from the doctors, and for others, it could be something as simple as leaving the house or a high-pressure interview. Being scared is unavoidable, but there are a few things you can do to reduce the uncomfortable sensation, and one of them is to try one of these strains of weed.

  • Cinex
  • Grandaddy Purple
  • OG Kush
  • Cannatonic
  • Blackberry Kush

9. Depressed
If you are feeling depressed, then what you need are weed strains that will help you in a few ways. Ones that will lift your mood, increase sensations like appetite, and provide a boost of energy that can help to launch you out of your slump.

  • Green Crack
  • XJ-13
  • Tangerine Power
  • Pucker
  • Mango Kush

10. Tired
For those who find themselves tired all the time, a better quality of sleep is absolutely necessary, but not always possible in this fast-paced world. So, if you do feel groggy and sluggish, then you might want to check out one of these energizing weed strains and stay away from heavy Indica options.

  • Harlequin
  • Durban Poison
  • Ghost Train Haze
  • Jillybean
  • Chocolope
Best marijuana strains for fatigue and energy


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