Social Strains


The seasoned stoner knows that there are layers to deciding on our daily smoke. There are the cultivars that work great for sleep, and those that have shown to be effective for pain relief. Some methods and cultivars will reduce stress & anxiety, others might motivate us out of a spell of depression. These are all such relevant medical applications to the plant, but when it comes to going out with friends; we’ve got to take a deeper look at what cultivars we choose.

While one kind of cannabis, let’s say Granddaddy Purple, can be so wonderful for relieving pain and inducing sleep; it can dull our ability to make conversation and/or be present in the moment. That’s not ideal in social scenarios. Similarly, a full 100% sativa or a pure THC extract/edible can induce some anxiety which is never fun when combining buds and buds. These types of cannabis should be ideal for enjoying the company of those we love, whether we’re out on the town or having a cozy night in.


Tangerine Dream [Tangerine x Blue Dream (Blueberry x Haze)]

The aroma of a true Tangerine strain is unmistakable. This smell can be described as a deep, earthy aroma complimented by a rich citrus finish. The effects of Tangerine are pleasant to say the least, but for some they can be a bit heavy. That is why Tangerine Dream is so suitable for this list, the Blue Dream genetics help inhibit our conversational flow while the Tangerine does all it needs to on our body pain and anxiety. The best combination for a fun night out. Most people describe this cannabis cultivar as an even 50/50 hybrid.


Blueberry Diesel [Blueberry x Sour Diesel]

This is another cultivar that most report to be an equal 50/50 hybrid. Unlike the similar Blackberry Diesel, this one tends to have some staying power. Blueberry is generally a more CBD-rich cultivar, which means it can reduce any stress or anxiety that may bog us down during social outings. The Diesel is what keeps us energetic and ready to chat. All in all, this makes for a suitable combination for times that we may feel like mingling.


Strawberry Cough [Strawberry Fields x Haze]

While this is an almost full Sativa cannabis cultivar, it is also one that doesn’t give me (the anxiety-haver) any anxiety at all. The delightfully berry flavor and aromatics don’t hurt the case for Strawberry Cough, but the real magic happens after we smoke it. While some sativa dominant cannabis cultivars tend to be very straight forward and crisp, Strawberry Cough can feel much more ethereal. Creativity flows with the Cough, and it’s a great cultivar when we’re riffing with our friends.


Lemon OG [Lemon Skunk x The OG]

Enjoy an aromatic profile of citrus and sweet earth before hitting this mango flavored cannabis cultivar. On top of that, Lemon OG can create an airy, light uplifting euphoria complimented by some soothing body effects. Surprise, surprise, most people feel Lemon OG as a 50/50 hybrid and can be a very silly, happy infusion to social hour.


These are some of our favorite cultivars for getting together with friends, or sparking inspired conversation. Do you have a go-to cannabis strain for being social that we’ve forgotten? Let us know in the comments!

August 23, 2017

by Cara Wietstock

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Cara began working in the retail cannabis industry of San Francisco, CA in 2011 and continued in that sector for years. In 2015 she put down her budtender hat and dedicated herself to writing full-time. Her passion for the written word and deep respect for the healing properties of the cannabis plant fuel the passion in her posts.


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