With recreational marijuana use being legalized in 18 states, more and more individuals are experimenting with the different types of high. Cannabis use is certainly no ‘one size fits all’ affair.
The different types of weed highs mean that marijuana can be used for a variety of purposes.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the difference between the head high and the body high, and everything else in between. Keep reading to learn more!
The Energized Head High
We’ve all seen the parodies of stoners half asleep on the sofa eating ice cream and crisps into eternity. However, this is only one end of the high spectrum. Cannabis is also known for enhancing creativity, focus, and even putting a spring in the smoker’s step.
The more uplifting and energetic high is associated with Sativa dominant strains of cannabis plants. Instead of making you feel relaxed and lethargic, they’ll increase your productivity, and some users even find it can help them with their exercise routine!
Some of the most popular strains of Sativa include:
- Acapulco Gold
- Panama Red
- Durban Poison
- Green Crack
- Sour Diesel
These strains are often favored due to their uplifting and often euphoric effects. They can be smoked during the daytime and are frequently used to help combat the symptoms of anxiety.
The Relaxed Body High
At the other end of the high spectrum is the body high. This can often include a euphoric sensation, but is mostly used for those looking to relax. Body high symptoms include a deeply relaxed state, as well as pain reduction and an increase in appetite.
The relaxed body high is associated with Indica dominant strains of cannabis plants. Indica dominant strains include:
- Hindu Kush
- Blue Dream
- Afghan Kush
- Purple Punch
- Granddaddy Purple
These strains are best used on an evening, as they can ultimately result in sleepiness. While these strains can certainly bring a smile to your face, they are mainly used to help zone you out and bring on a sedated state.
The Euphoric Middle Ground
For many users of cannabis, a strong head high associated with the THC in Sativa strains can sometimes be overwhelming. It can lead to overthinking and anxiety. A strong body high can make individuals feel uncomfortably lethargic and wipe them out for the remainder of their day.
The middle ground is what we traditionally just call “stoned”.
Popular strains such as OG Kush, Wedding Cake, Pineapple Express and GSC are a hybrid of Indica and Sativa strains of the cannabis plant. They are most often used by individuals looking to use cannabis to relieve various symptoms, such as anxiety, stress and pain, as well as symptoms from treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.
The Benefits of Cannabis Without the High
For those looking to experience some of the benefits of cannabis without the highs associated with THC, it is important to understand the difference between CBD and THC.
CBD still interacts with the body’s cannabinoid system, but without the high of THC, making it a great choice for those looking to treat symptoms such as:
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety and stress
- Eating disorders
- Depression and other mental disorders
Because CBD doesn’t offer any sort of high it can treat these symptoms without interfering with your day.
Which One of These Different Types of High Is Right For You?
Once you understand these different types of high and which strains provide them, you can make a better-informed decision to fulfill your purpose. Remember that overindulgence in any THC bearing strain can lead to negative effects, so be sure to start with small quantities while you assess your tolerance.
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