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Running is a high exigency activity, or at least it is for me. So, for high exigency, I usually look for something that matches that intensity. It could be high potency, high energy, or whatever does it for you.
For a running bud, you probably want to stick to Sativa strains that will power that run and keep you engaged during it. Or maybe you don’t need anything to help you focus more on your run at all. In that case, you might want to go with a nice Indica that will help you get the rest you need and recover well.
We’ve tried putting together a list of the strains that members of our team like to use as a pairing to a run. Let us know what you think and if any of these hit the mark for you or not.
A non-psychoactive Sativa strain made in collaboration with Botany Farms, who in my opinion are one of the ‘top dogs’ when it comes to non-psychoactive flower buds. A beautifully frosted flower bud with bright orange hairs that cover it. A flavorful and smooth smoke with a spicy peppery taste.
Sour G CBG is made in a state of the art facility and harvested in the perfect soil for it. Sour G comes with 13.5% CBG and a total of 14% cannabinoid content. Sour G will provide you with an energetic focus that doesn’t fog up your mind with the intoxicating properties of THC.
A unique Sativa flower bud with mildly psychoactive effects. This CBD heavy strain commonly comes with a 5:2 CBD to THC ratio. While the high with Harlequin is pretty mild, it still exists so if you just want a little taste of being ‘high’, Harlequin is your strain.
Because it has a low THC content, this flower comes with a high that doesn’t cut into your mental clarity. A great strain for smokers with a low THC tolerance as well. Pure Beauty combines Harlequin with another legendary strain to form a deliciously designed bud that will have you relaxed in no time; Enter Harlequin x GDP.
This is probably my favorite strain of all time and it has nothing to do with one of my favorite movies of all time. Sure, that was the reason I tried it, but Pineapple Express will make you happy and keep you energetic. Which is a perfect combination for a workout session.
The thing about working out and consuming weed at the same time is that if you want to go running, perhaps smoking before your evening jog is not the greatest idea. That’s why my suggestion is to go with an edible like PLUS Pineapple Express Gummies.
Super Silver Haze is a cannabis strain that has become notorious for the happy vibes, stress-free attitude, and creative boost that will keep you going. It’s not for nothing that Alpine Super Silver Haze Vape Pen has been labeled as a daytime use product.
Alpine Vapor’s Disposable Vape Pen comes with thick vapory clouds of herbal and citrusy scents and flavors. As with any Super Silver Haze-derived product, expect creative and social vibes that will help you enjoy any social situation that much more.
Green Crack is an incredibly high energy Sativa strain that gets its name from a witty pun by the one and only Snoop Dogg. If you’re looking for something with lots of THC content that provides an incredibly potent high.
Green Crack by 1964 comes with the type of high that does well as an early morning medication. Leaving you energized but at the same time focused, creative, and in a great mood.
Don’t be shocked to find Pink Kush on a list for runner tokers. Sure, we’ll agree that Pink Kush is not the best idea when you’re trying to do a high energy activity. Being a Sativa and especially, being a kush strain, Pink Kush is a great midnight or naptime kind of strain. In fact, it’s one of the Herb team favorites to smoke before hitting the sack.
So, why is a 19% THC Indica Kush strain on this list? If you’re an avid runner then you will surely understand the importance of recovery. Part of an effective recovery routine is having a good night’s sleep that allows your body to rest up and be ready for next day’s run. Pink Kush is a strain that will get you exactly that.
Durban Poison comes with unbelievably energizing effects and a clear-headed high that will allow you to go about your daily running routine as if nothing had changed. But something will have changed; how much you enjoy it.
A strain that comes originally from South Africa and is named after the city of Durban. Claybourne’s take on this Sativa strain is an ode to its origins. The Claybourne Co. Durban Poison flower provides a pleasantly vibrant piney flavor with scents of spice and dry wood to accompany it.
Chocolope is perhaps the strongest Sativa strain on the list with up to a whopping 30% of THC. Chocolope is a Sativa birthed from a cross between Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze that gives you an energetic buzz with subtle coffee flavors and aromas.
The dry throat that comes with Chocolope probably doesn’t speak well of any strain being featured on an article for running, but we promise this minor side effect will not be an issue. Chocolope by Gabriel Cannabis is a high-quality bud with an almost psychedelic touch to it that will have a different line shining on your daily run.
There is nothing like a reliable classic strain that you can count on to not ruin your favorite activities. Jack Herer flower is named after the emperor himself and it truly does justice to the name.
Jack Herer by Humboldt Farms will provide a cheerful mood boost, a pump of energy, and a spark of creativity with an uplifting buzz that will have you smiling unwittingly in no time. The extra smidge of creativity you get with Jack Herer makes a case for a fun run that will likely turn out to be more than just a run.
LAKE GRADE Lemon Sour Diesel is a lemony Sativa dominant hybrid that’s been lovingly sun-grown in the lush soil of Lake County, California. The high myrcene content complements the delicious sour tang with a deep earthy finish and subtle hints of spice. Its pungent musky aroma is intoxicatingly pleasing to the palate.
Born from a cross between Lemon OG Kush with Sour Diesel, resulting in a THC-heavy strain that will have you feeling focused and uplifted. Lemon Sour Diesel is a flexible strain that goes well with pretty much any time of day but is exceptionally strong, so it’s a perfect fit for high exigency activities like running.
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