The Best Strains for Your Day Off

Whether you’re looking to feel productive or build a pillow fort, there’s a strain to match.

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When your alarm goes off in the morning, do you ever roll over, hit snooze, and think to yourself, “only one more shift, and I finally get a day off.” Being productive and hitting the grind every day is cool, but taking advantage of that day off to relax, adventure, or get stuff done is cool, too. 

You know what pairs well with a day where you don’t have to punch the clock? Weed. Let’s dig-in on some of the best strains for your day off. 

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Strains to Relax

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Look, it’s been a helluva of a couple of years and no one will fault you if your idea of a perfect day off is to spend it doing nothing but what makes you happy.

Whether that’s sitting on your couch in your jammies, reading a great new book between cat naps, kicking back and gaming, binge watching Ted Lasso all day, or moving from your living room to the refrigerator and back again, we’ve found some strains to support your day of rest that won’t turn you into a piece of furniture.

Chocolate OG

Unless of course, you would like to be a piece of furniture, in which case, Chocolate OG is the strain for you. This indica-heavy strain packs a high-THC punch, between 24-29% THC, and will neatly usher in that nap or heavy-lidded binge watch. In addition to its deep relaxation effects, some consumers report a trippy, psychedelic feel with slight visual and auditory distortions. 

Purple Punch

This indica-heavy hybrid starts off with a cerebral kick that will lift your spirits and mood. After that initial sativa start, the indica will set in to bring you gently back to earth and, depending on your tolerance, may find you seeking out the couch for a nap or settling in for movie night. Purple Punch may also ease anxiety and sleeplessness, among other day-to-day woes.

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Strains to Get Stuff Done

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Unfortunately, the world waits for no one, and sometimes you’ve got to spend a precious day off running errands, doing some work around the house, or taking care of that task you promised your better half you would do a year and a half ago. Let’s take a look at some strains that will put some pep in your step.

Captain America OG

This very potent sativa weighs in at about 18-25%THC, and it will get in your head in no time flat to create an uplifting, creative, and euphoric effect. Captain America OG could be a great wake and bake strain to get your day going, while still offering just enough of a relaxing effect to feel simultaneously productive and relaxing. You’ll check off the boxes on your to-do list and feel good doing it.

Chocolate Tonic

Get an energetic and creative boost with Chocolate Tonic, a well-balanced THC:CBD combo, both coming in at 18%. This hybrid may bring on a focused high paired with the soothing effects of the CBD. Some consumers report that chocolate tonic brought on the munchies, so maybe grab a healthy snack to keep you going throughout your day.

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Strains for Adventure

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Whether your idea of adventure includes getting outside for a hike or bike, hopping on the yoga mat, spending time with friends and family, supporting your local arts scene by visiting a museum or catching a live show, check out these strains that pair nicely with a day of conversation and contemplation.

Jack Herer

While the high from Jack Herer (named for Jack Herer, the iconic hemp activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes) comes on strong, it will soon ease into an energizing but not disorienting state. This sativa-leaning strain may provide a high that is alert and creative, relaxing and buzzing, and may smooth out feelings of depression or anxiety.

Lemon Pie

Straight from the minds of Leafs by Snoop (Snoop, as in Dogg), Lemon Pie is an energizing and uplifting sativa-heavy hybrid that starts slow but leads to an energetic yet relaxing plateau. Creativity will spark while worries recede, making it a great strain for a day with friends while helping your forget that you have to go back to work on Monday. 

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No matter how you spend your day off, remember to take some time to take care of you. You deserve it. 

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