Although the festive season is associated with seeing friends and family, as well as excessive eating and alcohol consumption, it is also one of the most boring times of the year! If you belong to a family where it is traditional to spend time with in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins, you’ll probably need something to help you get through the ordeal.
Then there is the other side of the coin. For those who don’t have family or many friends, the holiday season is a time of profound loneliness. Perhaps this is the reason why the suicide rate is higher than at any other time of year. The cold and bitter weather also doesn’t help matters as you are stuck indoors and forced to watch endless reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life.
In any case, whether you need to get away from one hundred relatives or cope with the stress that only family can bring, or else you’re lonely, depressed and in need of a pick me up, we have complied five fantastic cannabis strains to help you get through the holiday season.
1 – Space Jill (The Winter Warmer Marijuana Strain)
If you need an energy boost to ensure your productivity and creativity levels don’t dwindle during the festive period, try this sativa-dominant (70%) hybrid. It was created by TGA Genetics and probably includes Space Queen genetics. With a THC content ranging from 19% to 28%, Space Jill can take your mind into the cosmos without impacting your life on Earth!
The holiday season is needlessly stressful, as rampant consumerism turns it from a festival of happiness into pure hell. Thankfully, Space Jill can help you to become more focused on the two million tasks that are sure to fall your way. If you need to pick up a turkey, drop by your aunt’s house with cards, purchase a tree, and listen to Uncle Earl’s anecdotes about the war, you’ll be thankful of the energy boost provided by Space Jill.
This marijuana strain is also a real mood booster and can help keep negative thoughts at bay. Initially, you’ll probably feel a sense of euphoria, followed by sheer joy. The fruity, sweet taste makes Space Jill a joy to smoke, and the sweet scent ensures you can’t wait to try some more. You can use this strain to treat chronic stress, chronic pain, and nausea. Although it provides a powerful high, it keeps your mind clear which makes it the ideal daytime strain. If you elect to grow Space Jill, you’ll be happy to know that it is extremely resistant to mold and diseases.
2 – Blue Hawaiian (The Family-Orientated Marijuana Strain)
You may be surprised to see this strain on the list. After all, when one thinks of the festive season, Hawaii is not near the top of your thoughts. However, its scent actually resembles Christmas trees and offers the merest hint of pine.
Most importantly, Blue Hawaiian not only makes family tolerable, but it also enables you to enjoy their company! It was created by Jordan of the Islands and is a balanced hybrid. It is a cross of a Hawaiian Sativa and Blueberry Sativa, with a THC content of up to 20%.
Typically, Blue Hawaiian offers a 50/50 mix of sativa and indica, but there are variants of the strain that are extremely sativa-dominant (up to 90%!) One thing you’ll notice is that this strain’s effects creep up slowly but surely. A common mistake made by newbies is to smoke too much Blue Hawaiian, because the high can take several minutes to arrive. Once it hits, you’ll feel happy, and your body will be overwhelmed with a sense of complete relaxation.
If you’re not used to the psychedelic effects of weed, you may experience visual distortions. For everyone else, Blue Hawaiian should be used in the morning because it will set you up to survive a day of tedious conversation! In the medical arena, this strain is used by patients with depression. If you get a 50/50 version, the indica aspects of the plant will also provide a semblance of pain relief.
3 – Fire OG (The Marijuana Strain That Is Christmas in a Joint)
If you’re a ‘build a snowman outside, let’s roast some chestnuts by the open fire’ kind of person, Fire OG is the strain for you. Those who use it say it is akin to throwing a tree filled with decorations into a wood chipper and smoking the result, because it has a taste that’s the essence of the holiday season. It is an indica-dominant (70%) hybrid with a THC content of up to 24%.
It is known as a super hybrid because it is a cross of OG Kush and San Fernando Valley OG Kush. If you’re in dire need of relaxation after a hard day, Fire OG should be your go-to strain. Best of all, the high lasts for several hours, more than enough time to get through a terse festive dinner with relatives you don’t particularly like. Some users say they feel energized initially, but soon the indica effects take over and enable you to relax.
Eventually, Fire OG will make you feel sleepy and ensure you get an outstanding night’s sleep. It is a pleasant strain to look at; it gets the name from the bright orange hairs it possesses, and it tastes as good as it looks with a spicy and piney flavor. In the medical field, Fire OG is popular amongst patients with chronic pain. You can also use it to try and treat insomnia and depression.
4 – Purple Voodoo (Let This Marijuana Strain Work its Festive Magic)
According to some users, this strain is a bit like finding the gift you really wanted, moments after believing you were not going to receive anything good. Purple Voodoo is by far the least potent strain on the list with a THC content of 7%, against a CBD level of around 1%. As a result, this balanced hybrid is an excellent option for new users.
Purple Voodoo was created in California and is a cross of Purple Urkle, Purple Diesel, and Double Purple Doja. As a consequence, it provides you with a wonderful grape flavor; it is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing strains we have ever reviewed. Although it is not an especially strong strain by modern standards, Purple Voodoo provides ample cerebral effects while ensuring you remain focused and invigorated.
If you’re a new user, you may feel giggly at first. It is an outstanding social strain which can help you breeze through that family dinner you’ve been dreading for months. You’ll find yourself feeling relaxed, talkative, and completely at ease with the company you keep at the time. Purple Voodoo’s ability to boost your mood means it is useful as a medicine for depression and social anxiety. It also contains enough CBD to help with conditions such as muscle spasms.
5 – Bubble Gum (The Cannabis Cup Winning Marijuana Strain)
When the opportunity arises to go out and socialize during the holiday season, consider trying Bubble Gum. Users claim that the rapid cerebral high, coupled with the initial energy boost, make it a great strain for getting you in the mood to dance or talk. It is an extremely popular balanced hybrid with a THC content of up to 19%. It originated in Indiana in the 1970s and was eventually brought to the East Coast, and also became popular in Amsterdam’s coffee shops.
Bubble Gum won a pair of awards at the 1994 High Times Cannabis Cup and also received a couple of runners-up gongs before the end of the 90s. At first, you should feel the soothing Indica effects, but eventually, you will feel invigorated and sociable. Arguments with family don’t need to be an inevitable consequence of the holiday period. When you smoke Bubble Gum, you can feel relaxed, chatty, and extremely positive, thus reducing the risk of a family falling out.
Bubble Gum has a creamy taste, and you will adore the fruity flavors. It is an extremely popular strain in the medical field, as it is often prescribed for patients with chronic stress, chronic pain, and anxiety. In particular, it is said to be effective for users who suffer from back pains, headaches, muscle spasms, and migraines.
Final Thoughts on Holiday Season Marijuana Strains
With the holiday season lurking around the corner (judging by the decorations, it began months ago!), it is imperative that you have a good supply of high-quality weed to help you get through the more monotonous and stressful aspects of it.
Although you can’t choose your family, you can choose how you want to deal with them. Rather than seeking confrontation this festive season, use one of the five marijuana strains outlined above to chill out, stay sociable, and remove the possibility of arguments. After all, the holiday season is supposed to be a time of cheer. It is meant to be a celebration, and with the right weed, that’s precisely what it can become.