Election season is always an emotional time for the United States, but this year the stakes seem higher than ever. With major differing opinions on all sides of the fence, many of us are experiencing a powerful cocktail of emotions: Some may feel an impending sense of dread, others may feel excited about the future, or perhaps even a mixture of emotions that result in a confusing jumble of feelings.
No matter what you may be experiencing, we’re here to break down the best cannabis strains to get you through both the election night and the weeks to follow.
Stress and Anxiety
While stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, these emotions can certainly be heightened in times of political change. If you feel like you need to de-stress and let go, one of these cultivars may be right for you.
As one of the most popular CBD-rich strains, ACDC is a master at expelling unwanted burdens on your brain sans any overwhelming psychoactive effects. Find a space to breathe deep and live in the present as you let the magic of ACDC do its thing.
Remedy is another CBD-dominant strain that gets straight to business: it takes you calmly through your anxiety toward a peaceful mindset without dealing with the foolery of THC. A few puffs of this aptly named CBD strain can help you reach a tranquil sanctuary in your mind no matter what the election results may show.
A lesser-known strain, Jillybean expertly walks the line of an energizing yet calming high that will walk you through your day with balance. Inhale the sweet and citrusy combination of myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene and exhale all of the worry from your mind.
Depending on which way the votes swing, many of us could find ourselves in a deep basin of sadness and depression. While this may sound bleak, these cannabis strains may be the cure you need to get through your post-election feels.
A classic California standby, Jack Herer is a cultivar cherished for its euphoric properties that inspire happiness and creativity. With the rich aroma of sharp pine and freshly cut wood, a joint filled with Jack can provide a sense of comfort and motivation on those days you just don’t feel like getting out of bed.
For when you can’t seem to shake the blues, Blackberry Kush is here to save the day. Its blend of myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene helps you find stillness in both mind and body for a high that is uplifting and balancing.
Known for its 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD, Harlequin delivers a delicately psychoactive high with a relaxing edge. If you are someone that is sensitive to THC, this may be the cultivar for you: Harlequin balances the benefits of both cannabinoids, resulting in a smoking experience that can deliver relief alongside a clear mindset.
If the polls are in your favor, you may feel like doing a little celebrating to release the tension of the past few months of political uncertainty. Break out the champagne, put on your dancing shoes, and bust out these cannabis strains to get the party started.
Much like the iconic cocktail it is named after, White Russian is a strain that is made for partying. While it does have indica-leaning tendencies, it offers a cerebral high that is great for conversation and entertaining your guests (or have a solo party in your brain).
Marked by its citrus-packed aroma, Tangie is a favorite amongst users for its energetic body high and uplifting effects. Spark up a celebratory joint of Tangie after the election results are announced and you’ll be the life of the party.
Sour Lemon OG
Named after its aromatic sour smell with notes of lemon, lime, and apple, Sour Lemon OG simultaneously elevates the mind and body with just one tasty little bud. Its energizing yet relaxing high make this an obvious go-to strain for birthday parties, social engagements, or even post-election celebrations.
Whether you’re rejoicing or reeling from the results, there is nothing like a good night’s sleep to get you back on track. Try one of these strains to get the rest you need to conquer the rest of your week.
Picture this: it’s a cold winter night and you’re wrapped in a snuggly blanket as a rainbow of celestial lights dance above you as you gently nod off to sleep — that’s kind of what smoking Northern Lights is like. This old-school strain that has been lulling minds to bed for decades as it commands sleep with an intense body high, that annihilates both pain and insomnia.
No list of top sleepy strains would be complete without Granddaddy Purple. Not only is this strain typically easy to find, Granddaddy Purple is known to have a high concentration of myrcene, a terpene that is commonly believed to provide relaxing effects that help you drift off to sleep.
Unfortunately, we cannot predict the results of the election, but one thing is for certain: you’re going to want to stock up on these cannabis strains to get ahead of the game. Whether you’ll be celebrating until the wee hours of the morning or biting your nails in distress, weed may be exactly what you need to get you through this tumultuous election season.