Being a parent definitely, has its highs and lows. There are days that you want to pull your hair out, pack your bags, and escape as quick as possible. However, no matter how bad your day may seem, your children give you the most rewarding feeling ever. Luckily, with the help of cannabis, getting through the week isn’t always a challenge. From the moment you hear the pitter-pattering of feet running around in the morning to the sweet relief you get when you finally sit down, there’s a strain to keep your spirits lifted. Here are the 8 best strains if you’re a parent.
1. Mother’s helper
They gave this hybrid its name for a reason. Mother’s helper is a cross between sativa Chocolope and a Northern Lights #5 indica. It will leave you feeling happy, creative and uplifted. If you have a busy day ahead, this citrusy strain will give you the boost of energy you need to chase around those rugrats while juggling other tasks.
2. Maui waui
Are you looking for a bit of escape? Maui Waui will have you floating to the shores of Hawaii in no time (not really, but you can pretend). This sativa has sweet pineapple flavors and is the perfect destresser. Are you ready to strangle those kids yet? Take a mental vacation and allow your mind to wonder with this delicious bud. You’ll forget why you were stressed out in the first place.
3. Alice in Wonderland
Whether you have a beaucoup of outdoor activities planned for the munchkins, or it’s a simple, laid-back weekend, you’ll want to have Alice in Wonderland by your side. This sativa strain provides earthy flowery flavors and is guaranteed to keep you happy and energetic. If you find yourself stressed out to the max at any point, smoke with Alice in Wonderland.
4. Jack Herer
Is that morning cup of coffee just not cutting it? Light up some Jack Herer. Named after the Emperor of Hemp, this sativa will help you stay focused and prepare to conquer the day. The bud has earthy, pine-like flavors and will give you that boost of energy that your coffee failed to provide.
Mornings tend to be the most stressful for a parent, so having that cerebral jump first thing in the AM is entirely necessary.
5. Bubba Kush
If those kids are driving you up a wall and you’re feeling overly anxious, relax with Bubba Kush. This indica is famous in the US for its tranquilizing effects. It has a coffee-like flavor, and some even say it leaves a bubble gum aftertaste. Go ahead and sneak a few hits away from the kiddos and you’ll be tension-free within minutes.
6. Northern lights
This nice and pure indica is by far the most famous strain of all time. Northern Lights is the perfect strain to lay down with after a long day of kid chasing. Your muscles will be relaxed and you’ll get that “ahh” feeling that you desperately needed. The crystal-coated bud contains earthy and sweet flavors.
7. Blue cheese
Yes, this indica really does taste like blue cheese and is quite pungent. Don’t let the flavors turn you away, Blue Cheese provides the best relief there is. There’s no better feeling than kicking back once the kids are in bed and lighting one up. You’ll be in ultimate chill mode if you burn this delight and you’ll even be ready to do it all over again tomorrow.
8. Grape ape
All of your worries will slip away if you choose Grape Ape as your indica of the day (hey, that rhymes). By the end of the day, most parents look forward to having time for themselves. Known for providing carefree relaxation, this grape-flavored strain would go perfectly with a Netflix and chill night.
Have you tried any of these strains? As a parent, which is your favorite one to get you through a long day? Let us know on social media or in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.