It hasn't been the coldest winter we've had here in Albuquerque, but that didn't stop us from bundling up in sweaters, making hot cocoa and forswearing the outside world in favor of bad holiday movies and piles of cannabis for three months. Winter is basically a time of clamping down. You close up all the windows and curl up into blankets. Everything tightens. Whether you're suffering from cold tension or just trying to get over the winter blues, our good old buddy cannabis can cure what ails you.
The following strains have been getting us through some long, cold nights these last few months. We're sure they'll do you just as good.
Clementine is a sativa-dominant hybrid that smells sour and tangy. As its name implies, it carries a tart citrus taste highlighted by spicy black pepper. Clementine is a perfect mood enhancer. It uplifts the spirit and produces satisfyingly euphoric effects. Creative outbursts characterize this interesting and fun strain.
Blueberry is an indica strain that smells and tastes like blueberries (surprise). One of the tastiest and most relaxing strains out there, this sweet flower is relaxing and promotes a sense of well-being. Make sure to have lots of water and tasty food on-hand before you jump into this one, because you either gorge yourself on food or zone out on the couch with this strain.
Super Lemon OG is a hybrid that uplifts the mood and causes plenty of giggles. This sour and pungent strain stings on the inhale and causes a good amount of coughing. While the sativa side of this strain might register first, it has a noticeable body high that makes this a perfect strain to treat tension and stress.
Green Crack is a sativa strain that smells like lemongrass and tastes nutty. It treats depression and is notable for being a true sativa, giving patients focus and energy. A great daytime strain that will leave you happy and ready to engage with the world.
707 Headband is a hybrid strain that smells citrusy and sharp. It tastes sweet with notes of black pepper. Great for treating pain and stress, this strain will relax your body and slow down your mind without leaving you locked to the couch.
Strawberry Fields is an indica-dominant strain that tastes like sweet fruity candy. Harsh and full-bodied, it works well as an expectorant. But you'll probably be most impressed by its overwhelming physical effects. Great at promoting sleep and treating chronic joint pain. This one is best smoked before bedtime.
Wild Thailand is a sativa-dominant hybrid. It tastes like sweet basil and berry. Slow to come on, this creeper induces a strong body high coupled with a refreshing mood enhancer. Treats tension, stress and pain. Increases appetite.
White Fire OG is a true hybrid that can have a wide range of effects dependent on the patient's mood and physical status. If you smoke a bowl of this sweet and flowery bud after a hard day of physical labor, you're likely to feel relaxed and sleepy. If you crack into it first thing in the morning, you'll find yourself energized and elevated. A real unique choice.
Banana Split is a bright and tangy hybrid that's great for morning doses. If you suffer from anxiety or depression, this is a perfect strain to get you ready to face the world. Otherwise, patients should be careful, as the sativa side of this tasty flower can leave one feeling a bit raw and antsy.
Stardawg is an indica-dominant hybrid that smells woody and tastes swampy. This strain is excellent for patients dealing with stress or anxiety disorders. Relaxing and heady, it slows down time and releases tension. Be ready to get a serious case of the munchies when you smoke this stuff, and don't try doing your taxes or anything like that.