Feelings of triumph and ecstasy should be available to everyone because they contribute to our mental health. To reduce stress, everyone should have access to feelings of joy and euphoria. Whatever euphoria means to you, whether it’s like Dr. Strange in an immersive meditation or the joker hanging out of a stolen police car, here are some of the finest strains for achieving that ecstatic condition we all adore.
Why Does Weed Make You Euphoric
It induces a feeling of euphoria and is a powerful stimulant for the brain. It provides enhanced dopamine levels, resulting in an all-consuming state of bliss.
Introducing a sense of pleasure to someone who is anxious or sad might be an incredibly enlightening experience that transforms their mental attitude and view on life.
Time Wreck Indica
The Time Wreck Indica is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (70% sativa and 30% indica) created through a cross of the powerful Vortex X Blood Wreck strains. This potent bud is renowned for its harsh effects, which are fueled by an exceptionally high THC level that averages between 19 and 27 percent on average. The high hits you like a ton of bricks, almost knocking you off your feet with a euphoric bliss that leaves you bursting with creative energy and motivation. These cognitive effects leave you in an extremely good mood that doesn’t fade as a light body buzz crawls over you and leaves you completely calm and pain-free while maintaining all mental capabilities.
These effects can be too much for some, leading them to experience paranoia and heavy anxiety. Because of these effects, Time Wreck Indica is said to be perfect for treating chronic stress, mild to moderate cases of depression, chronic pain, and nausea. This bud has a mouthwateringly sour fruity taste and smell with a lemony lime aftertaste upon exhale. Time Wreck Indica buds have large cone-shaped dense dark forest green nugs with dark purple curly leaves, thick fiery orange hairs, and a sparse coating of crystal clear trichomes and a thick layer of sweet sticky resin.
Wedding Gelato is a strain with some serious personality. This psychoactive beast takes no prisoners with a THC level of 25%, offering an immediate high that melts the muscles and elevates the mind into a blissful state. It won’t take long until you look over to your red-eyed friend and begin to see a smile creep onto their face, followed shortly thereafter by explosive laughter. Wedding Gelato features 60% indica genetics and 40% sativa genetics, which enables her to seduce both the body and mind with her powerful effects. She was carefully crafted in the breeding room using parent strains Wedding Cake, Gelato, and Gelato 33.
If you fancy cultivating a crop of this euphoric strain at home, expect indoor plants to grow to 60–100cm and yield up to 500g/m² after a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. If cultivating this strain outdoors, you can look forward to a yield of 350–400g/plant, a peak height of 200cm, and a harvest time around early October.
Purple Queen is an aesthetically unique and gorgeous cannabis variety. Her bright green buds are flanked by dark purple sugar leaves and pastel-pink fan leaves. She truly steals the show in every grow room and garden, and will bring a smile to the face of anyone you treat to a tour. But her physical appearance isn’t the only trait that induces glee. This indica-dominant lady offers a deeply relaxing and thoroughly euphoric high that melts users into the couch whilst keeping their mind clear and happy. A THC level of 22% ensures this pleasant state lasts for several hours. These desirable genetics stem from parent strains Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani.
Purple Queen produces satisfying results come harvest. After a flowering time of 8–9 weeks, indoor plants yield up to 500g/m², maxing out at a height of 120cm. Outdoor plants produce a significant yield of 650–700g/plant during October, and reach a much taller height of 210cm.
Pineapple Kush is a tropical strain that treats the taste buds to a sweet and fruity terpene profile. She was created via the crossbreeding of parent strains Pineapple and OG Kush, which resulted in an indica-dominant variety that offers a relaxing and soothing—yet very uplifting—effect. The stoning high is perfect for nighttime consumption when it’s finally time to disconnect from the world. Such delightful flavours make Pineapple Kush a popular choice in the creation of edibles and extracts.
Pineapple Kush favours a mild environment and fares well in greenhouses. Indoors, this tropical lady grows to 70–120cm and yields approximately 525g/m² after 7–8 weeks of flowering. Outdoor plants grow to 120–180cm and provide 500–550g/plant during late September.
Sour Diesel is a strain to pull from the stash jar when you and your friends fancy letting loose, laying around, and laughing. The euphoric and carefree effects of this strain are almost therapeutic in nature, dissolving stress and anxiety with ease. This sativa-dominant strain stems from California, where she was created by breeding Original Diesel with a cross of Northern Light, Shiva, and Hawaiian. This impressive genetic lineup created a strain with a THC level of 19%, a medium CBD level, and a clear-headed and stimulating high that can be enjoyed during any hour of the day.
Sour Diesel loves a mild climate, and indoor plants are usually very successful. If growing within a grow room or tent, expect to see plants reach up to 160cm in height and deliver up to 525g/m² after a lengthy flowering time of 10–11 weeks. Outdoor plants of around 2m in height provide a maximum yield of 600g/plant, ready to cut and dry during late October.
Truly a legend of the cannabis world, OG Kush has amassed worldwide fame thanks to her powerful and enjoyable indica-dominant high. As well as providing a meditative mindset and the almost uncontrollable urge to smile, she offers therapeutic effects when it comes to pain, low mood, and sleep issues. She was forged on the West Coast of the United States via the combination of parent strains Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Pakistani Kush. Her high THC level and medium CBD level complement each other well, keeping the head clear and the high under control. The complex terpene profile within her flowers provides flavours of pine, fruit, and citrus.
OG Kush provides a moderate yield of potent and resinous buds. When grown indoors, she’ll top out at a height of 160cm, produce a yield of 450g/m², and be ready for the axe after a brief flowering time of 7–9 weeks. Plants grown outdoors can reach over 2m and provide a good yield of 500–550g/plant in October.
GREEN CRACK PUNCH
Green Crack Punch is a true wake-and-bake strain. Although only slightly sativa-dominant, her effects send a surge of energy through the nervous system, setting the mind right for a busy and productive day. These cognitive effects boost mood, make colors seem brighter, and stimulate the brain whilst offering a subtle body high. Her flowers contain a THC level of 18%, which makes her effects very apparent, but not overwhelming. This allows smokers to enjoy her throughout the day to stay alert and functional. Each token is infused with mouth-watering notes of citrus and sweetness.
Green Crack Punch was created by crossbreeding much-loved parent strains Green Crack and Purple Punch. This combination is hardy and forgiving, which makes Green Crack Punch a good choice for novices looking to cultivate a photoperiod strain. Indoors, 90–160cm-tall plants are capable of providing up to 500g/m² after 8–9 weeks. An outdoor plant offers a maximum yield of 600g and finishes blooming during late September.
White Widow has achieved legendary status within the cannabis community. The very mention of her name is enough to paint a mental picture of frosty, resinous nugs. She’s truly an Amsterdam classic, and was bred for the first time within the Netherlands. She features a perfect balance between indica and sativa genetics, and thus appeals to smokers who appreciate both physical and mental effects when they smoke. Her high is as stoning as it is mentally energizing. These potent effects are paired with rich scents and tastes of pine and earth.
White Widow is most at home in a warm climate, but fares well indoors and in greenhouses. Indoor plants maintain easily manageable heights of 60–100cm and yield 450–500g/m² after 8–9 weeks of bloom. An outdoor plant will provide up to 600g of frosty flowers and reach a maximum height of 190cm.
Although named after a weapon of war, AK-47 provides a soft and soothing high that results in a mellow mood and narrow eyes. Royal Queen Seeds’ version of this strain, Royal AK, is a powerful and fruity lady that stokes the flames of euphoria and generates a pleasurable full body high augmented by mental alertness that lasts for hours. This genetically diverse strain descends from a breeding project involving Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghan genetics.
Royal AK produces fat, tapered, and dense flowers that are sweet in taste and aroma. After 8–9 weeks of flowering indoors, you’ll see a return of around 525–575g/m² from plants only 80–140cm-tall. A plant grown outdoors will pump out a bounty of up to 650g.
It doesn’t take a detective to figure out where the inspiration for this strain name comes from. Euphoria is a blend of parent strains Great White Shark and a CBD-dominant variety. Her high enhances mood and bathes the user in motivating energy. She will put you in a sociable and talkative state, vanquishing anxiety and nervousness on impact. She’s an excellent smoke just before a big event or social gathering to put you in the mood for connecting with people. This subtle high is the result of a THC level of around 9% paired with a high CBD level. Adding to her euphoric effect are tastes and smells of sweet fruit.
Euphoria provides rewarding results indoors and out. After 8 weeks of bloom indoors, medium-sized plants produce 450–550g/m² of tasty flowers. Plants cultivated outdoors grow to 120–150cm and yield 500g/plant, ready in October.
LEMON SHINING SILVER HAZE
Lemon Shining Silver Haze is a refreshing and energizing strain that produces a striking and motivating sativa high that helps smokers generate creative ideas. It’s hard to sit still after smoking a bowl or blunt loaded with this strain. The effects will most likely make you want to get outside and soak up some nature by going for a hike or run. A THC level of 21% means the high comes on almost instantly and can turn you from feeling sluggish to alive within seconds.
Lemon Shining Silver Haze produces an indoor yield of 450g/m² after 8–9 weeks of flowering. Plants are easy to manage at 80–140cm-tall. Outdoors, she’ll reach up to 150cm and provide a harvest of up to 500g/plant.