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Strains Sense: 5 Strains That Will Melt Your Stress Away

From Indica to Sativa and everything in between.

Stress is a silent killer.

It’s one of the leading causes of premature death. That said, we cannabis users know our way around combatting stress, anxiety, and depression.

There are loads of products on the market that were designed to help you beat stress, from tinctures and gummies to other goods.

These products are fabulous, but we wanted to get back to our roots and praise what brought us here in the first place—potent, high-THC dried flower.

If you often suffer from stress and need a strain that will melt it all away, keep reading to see our top five picks.

OG Kush

Perhaps one of the most renowned and easily recognized strains is OG Kush. 

It’s so popular for a list of reasons. 

For starters, it’s a very potent and high-THC strain that ranges from 18-24%. It crosses three unique powerhouse strains; 

  • Chemdawg
  • Lemon Thai
  • Hindu Kush

Because this strain is an Indica-leaning hybrid, it offers a balanced, laid-back effect that quite literally washes stress away after one hit. 

Gorilla OG

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If you’re looking for a different kind of relaxation, one that’s pretty sedating, look to Gorilla OG.

This potent and pure Indica strain crosses GG4 and Mango Kush. It sits at roughly 17-23% THC and produces a comforting head high that travels down to the feet.

This Indica strain nips stress in the bud almost instantly; it’s perfect for winding down in the evening and tuning out the rest of the world.

Green Crack

Maybe your idea of melting stress away means a cheerful, cerebral, and energetic high without anxiety and paranoia.

If this sounds about right, try Green Crack.

It’s a stimulating and exciting Sativa strain that crosses Skunk #1 with an unknown Indica strain.

Because it’s such an energizing and euphoric high with roughly 15-20% THC, you’ll be filled with optimism and seeking the next adventure, all while stress-free.

Cali Jack

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Nothing says balance like Cali Jack. You might have heard of both its parent strains, Jack Herer and Pre ’98 Bubba Kush.

One is a punchy Sativa, and the other is a rich Indica. When crossed, they created Cali jack, a balanced hybrid strain with equally stimulating cerebral effects and bodily relaxation.

This strain packs all the stress-free effects you’re looking for. It’s also the perfect strain to hit during any time of day.

White Lightning

While you can find stress relief in Indicas, Sativas, and hybrids, there’s something about an Indica-dominant hybrid that offers the best of both worlds.

White Lightning is a cross between White Widow and Northern Lights #5. The result was a potent Indica-dominant hybrid that sits around 24% THC.

It produces creative and lifted mental effects with relaxed and relieved body sensations.

If you’re looking to de-stress both the mind and body, White Lightning is an excellent option.

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