Hangovers are a regrettable side effect of over-indulging.
After a night of carefree merriment, you wake up to a harsh morning reality; headache, nausea, dehydration, and a general sense of malaise. It’s the epitome of “the morning after the night before.”
While cannabis won’t erase your memories of the previous evening’s revelry, it can help alleviate some of these unpleasant symptoms.
Yes, to some extent, cannabis can help mitigate hangover symptoms. Most strains of weed, with their rich profiles of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, can potentially provide relief from typical hangover woes. But tread carefully, as excessive cannabis consumption might leave you with a different kind of hangover – a weed hangover.
Cannabis’ ability to ease a hangover stems from its different cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory properties. Here are a few ways in which these cannabis products can be beneficial:
One symptom of an alcohol hangover is nausea, and nothing ruins a day faster than the persistent feeling of wanting to hurl. Studies show that THC, a primary active compound in cannabis, can help alleviate both nausea and vomiting, which makes smoking weed an effective home remedy for hangover-induced nausea.
A hangover often destroys your appetite, but an empty stomach will only prolong your discomfort. Here, too, cannabis can help by stimulating your appetite, making it easier for you to replenish your body with much-needed nutrients and hydration.
The throbbing pain of a hangover-induced headache can be incapacitating. If staying in bed all day is not an option for you, consider using cannabis as an effective and quick remedy for your headache.
A hangover can disrupt your sleep patterns, causing you to feel even more drained and miserable. Certain strains of cannabis are known for their sedative properties, helping you get the restful sleep your body craves during a hangover.
The strain of cannabis you choose depends largely on the hangover symptoms you want to tackle. For instance, Sativa options are ideal if you wish to stay alert and combat nausea. Indica strains, on the other hand, are perfect if your primary goal is to sleep off the hangover. If you’re looking for a middle ground, consider hybrids. Alternatively, if you want to avoid the psychoactive effects of THC altogether, CBD products would be your best bet.
Sour G’s multiple medicinal properties make it the all-time best strain for hangover woes. Thanks to its high CBG content, this is the perfect go-to smoke the morning after you’ve had too many drinks and want to feel great. Not only does CBG have mind and body calming properties, but it also helps you with inflammation, pain, and overall mood AND gives you an uplifting and happy high that will make you forget about your hangover.
When you’re hungover, there’s nothing you want more than getting cozy and relaxing with a good movie. And that’s exactly what this strain does. With CBD levels above 16% and one of the most robust terpene profiles out there, a few hits of Sour Space Candy will melt away your discomfort in both your mind and body, letting you rest in a totally tranquil mood.
Jack Herer may just be one of the best sativa hybrids around. Upbeat and clear-headed, Jack is great for all-around malaise. If you need a little extra pick-me-up, this strain will always deliver. Jack Herer is particularly popular in those seeking migraine relief. It’s a powerful pain-fighter, but it won’t leave you stuck on the couch. Pick up some of this strain when you’re hungover as all get out but still have some obligations.
Chemdawg is a classic strain that’s easy to find in dispensaries. This hybrid is excellent for when you need a nice and relaxed re-entry into the real world. Chemdawg promotes a nice feeling of calm while simultaneously obliterating your head and body aches. It also has mild appetite-stimulating properties, making it a great way to kickstart your day.
Not everyone can stay in bed all for hours when a hangover hits. Is that’s your case, go with this CBG strain that basically delivers the same effects of a CBD flower, but without any of the associated sleepiness or drowsiness associated with them. CBG strains such as this one deliver a calming yet energetic high that most other traditional strains cannot, making it the perfect choice for daytime use.
Cannaflower’s Berry Cobbler is a juicy indoor strain that bursts with earthy fruit flavor and an almost decadent balance of flavors. Because you’re getting a Sativa hemp strain without the sometimes-overwhelming psychoactive effects of Delta 9 THC, you’ll feel more lucid and less aware of your hangover than you would with a high THC strain.
At least this is the feeling we get. Not to say that high THC doesn’t fit well with a hangover as well, but it does take a variable out of the picture that could potentially make your hangover worse. Cannaflower cultivates this strain from a stand-out Berry Blossom phenotype that produces light green buds. The strain’s higher levels of Myrcene, Humulene, and Bisabolol give this flower its earthy profile and wonderful relaxing properties that suit an end-of-day routine. So, on top of feeling uplifted by the bud’s Sativa genetics, you’ll also feel relaxed and calm.
When you need some energy and uplift, Super Silver Haze is the sativa for the job. It works wonders for a pounding head and will quickly zap away any excess fatigue. Though this strain is energizing, it won’t make you feel jittery. Rather, expect a calm, clear-headed vibe. Though this strain is sativa-dominant, it has a little indica linage thrown into the mix. This gives it some nice, mellow, body-numbing effects. Try a little Super Silver when you first wake up in the morning (or afternoon).
Known for its great body buzz, this strain will help you ease into a deep restful sleep by blanketing the mind and body in an instantaneous feeling of calm. Thanks to high-THC levels and terpenes like myrcene and linalool, Purple Kush is perfect for the evening. Sour Lemon OG Sour Lemon OG provides an extremely uplifting high. Sometimes you can’t stay in bed all day just because you’re hungover.
This is a wonderful medicine for anxiety relief, stress relief, and social gatherings. You will feel relaxed, all the while being in a good mood. Trainwreck Commonly used to relieve pain, PTSD, and stress, it begins with a surge of euphoria, creativity, and happiness. Migraines melt away, and you’re left with nothing but a good day ahead. Try Trainwreck when you are feeling hangover symptoms like migraines, body pain, and nausea.
Acapulco Gold is one of the most widely recommended strains for hangovers. This strain usually has an impressive 20 to 24% THC, making it a good choice for moderate aches and pains, as well as relieving depression.
If you don’t have the stomach to eat, you can at least immerse yourself in the sweet smell of fruit. Jillybean has a strong taste and the smell of oranges and mangoes. This high will melt your body but keep a clear head. Consider the Jillybean strain to provide a natural form of stress relief.