It’s official, National Relaxation Day is August 15. How are you going to celebrate? Whether you set aside time for a long walk in the park or camp out on the couch, cannabis will be there to take the edge off. To give you a little inspiration, here are the 7 strains you need to try for National Relaxation Day.
1. Stress Killer
Bred by Royal Queen Seeds, Stress Killer is a mild-mannered flower. This slightly sativa-dominant hybrid is high in CBD, giving it a super calm, easy vibe that fights anxiety. It still features THC levels of about 11%, though. So, you’ll still get a mild, gentle high.
The winning combination of both cannabinoids makes this an all-around great strain for any relaxation activity. You’ll have enough energy to go about your day, but you’ll do everything with a sort of mellow, blissful attitude.
2. Purple Urkle
Purple Urkle is one fast-acting indica. Pick up this lady when you want to shake off your work day in a hurry. This strain is also a 100% pure indica, making it great for intense muscle relaxation and sleep. If your ideal way to relax is to hit the hay, Purple Urkle is the strain for you. Expect a pleasant herbal, slightly berry aroma from this lovely flower.
This is another high-CBD sativa that will kick anxiety in the butt. Unfortunately, Relaxing Day falls on a Monday this year. If you’re interested in a little zen while you’re at work, Harlequin is the strain for the job. It’s a popular medical strain for a reason.
No matter what, it pretty much always has a ratio of 5:2 CBD to THC. This means that you’ll feel super chill, but you won’t experience any mind-melting psychoactive effects. Rather, you’ll be nice and peaceful.
4. Death Star
For many, nothing sounds better than a relaxing day filled with the old Star Wars trilogy and some appropriately themed cannabis. But, regardless of whether or not you’re a George Lucas fan, you’ll definitely enjoy this indica hybrid.
Death Star is nice and heavy, making it great for those who want to relax on the couch. Yet, it still has a few fun sativa effects. Namely, euphoria and a generally upbeat sensation.
5. White Rhino
White Rhino may not be a full indica, but she’s sure a close contender. Expect couch-locking effects from this potent strain. Typically, White Rhino features THC levels between 20-25%. Your muscles will quickly relax, and you’ll find yourself mindlessly chucking at the TV or reaching for some of your favorite treats.
If you want to celebrate Relaxing Day to the max, White Rhino won’t disappoint.
This strain is always a favorite among cannabis lovers. True to its name, this indica features a strong, fresh blueberry aroma. Just a few minutes after you inhale a little of this strain, you’ll find yourself overcome by full-body relaxation. You can also expect a pleasant, euphoric jolliness that brings a smile to your face.
Believe it or not, Blueberry is quite potent. A former High Times Cannabis Cup winner, THC in this strain runs about 18-20%.
7. Pineapple Express
Made famous by a movie with the same title, this hybrid is perfect for when you’d like to get a little bit silly. It is sativa-dominant, meaning that you won’t find yourself glued to the sofa. Yet, it still provides a bit of a body-relaxing sensation. Expect to feel happy, mentally energized, and a bit creative.
If you like to relax by doing some yoga or working on a personal art project, you might enjoy the mellow and uplifting effects of Pineapple Express. As a warning, the THC content in this strain tends to reach up to 25%.