Best Strains for a rainy day

With today being especially rainy here in the Bay Area, I thought it would be fitting for me to share with you all my favorite rainy day strains! So the next question you have to ask yourself- What kind of rainy day do I want? You could go the completely lazy day in bed, enjoy tea and a nice movie with the sound of the rain faintly in the background. Or you could go the creative, busy day- you have the energy to do something but the rain is prohibiting outside activities so you must make do with indoors for now. I’ll share with you my favorite strains for every type of rainy day.

  1. Grape Ape: This is the strain you want to go to for the couch-lock or bed-lock type of day. You will happily rest in the warmth of your blankets, as the high comes on you slowly start to relax more and more until you are fully content just sitting there. Not the kind of strain to put you straight to bed but your mind will relax and start to drift off with your preferred form of entertainment (movies, books, or tv). If you have the day to be lazy- Grape Ape is your best bet.
  2. Banana OG: This indica-dominant hybrid will definitely leave you relaxed but not so much locked in place, as you’ll find with Grape Ape. This is an indica for more of an internal reflection kind of day. Maybe a good book or two. You will have the mental clarity and alertness to be able to read or meditate for hours. But you will get that bodily relaxation that melts away pain and promotes still and intentional movements. A prime strain fora yummy yin or restorative yoga session.
  3. Pineapple Express: This strain will leave you will the giggles, A true hybrid at heart.  You will find a little bodily relaxation mixed with a hint of mental relaxation and BOOM you got yourself a wonderful hybrid. If you’re spending this rainy day with friends or watching a good quality comedy, then this is the strain for you.
  4. Jack Herer: A well known sativa, this is my go to internal reflection/get shit done strain. The mental stimulation and creativity with this strain just flow so greatly in unison. I do not get the sativa anxiety or feel ancy with this strain. Though you will get a little energy (as with any sativa), but it is a calming energy coupled with a creative high. Perfect to spend the day writing (hint hint exactly what I am doing/smoking right now) or painting or whatever, just something where you can unleash your creativity and let your thoughts just flow.
  5. Pineapple Trainwreck: If you’re feeling the rainy day blues, then this is the strain for you. Not everyone loves the rain, in fact the rain sometimes gets in the way of some pretty great outdoor plans. But have no fear, this strain with a few hits will have your mood elevated enough for you to maybe notice the beautiful benefits rain has to offer this Earth. You will also gain a little bit of energy (thanks to the train wreck lineage) which when you couple energy with a good mood, your opportunities are endless. Maybe you get the energy to spend this rainy organizing, going through old things, cooking a meal (or dessert), reading a book, catching up on work or with old friends.

PB Choco Bliss Balls ft Canna-coconut oil

So these date balls have been quite popular lately and it is super easy, super quick, store great, super healthy, and they are delicious. So I thought I would make them just a little better, add a little cannabis! So in the coconut oil, I just replaced it with some canna-coconut oil, and Voilà a beautifully nutrient dense edible!

Please enjoy  responsibly 🙂

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PB Choco Bliss Balls ft Mary Jane

Ball:

  • 20 Medium- pitted dates
  • 1/4 c coconut flour 
  • 1/4 oat flour 
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/4 c some kind of CREAMY nut or seed butter 
  • 1/4 c Canna-Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Coating:

Coating:

  • 1 c Dried coconut shreds- 

 

Procedure:

 1. Put everything in a food processor and process until a dough is formed and all ingredients thoroughly mixed. But do not over mix, it will turn into a paste. If you find it too paste-like, just add a little bit more almond/coconut flour, until desired consistency!

2. Take a spoonful of processed mixture, form into a ball shape and roll that into a bowl with coconut shreds until fully coated.

3. Place in fridge for 30 min

4. ENJOY!

 

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5 Strains for Your Beach Day

What a better combination then that warm breeze, toes in the sand, and a joint in hand. I don’t know about you all but some of my favorite things include weed and the beach. So when they are put together its almost as legendary of a combo as peanut butter and jelly. Whether you prefer to spend the day surfing the majestic water or prefer to sit and soak up the sun on land, you can benefit from a little taste of some ganja as well. These are some strains to help you enjoy that sand and salt water filled day.

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  • Sublime: This strain is a sativa but feels a lot like a evenly balanced hybrid. You will get the whirl wind cerebral high which leaves you uplifted and energetic. Accompanied by a pain-free body buzz resulting in the perfect amount of relaxation to lay out and soak up some sun.

 

  • Space Queen: This hybrid is known to bring out happiness and euphoria. The perfect combination of joy and relaxation to create the most amazing tanning sesh and when you get too toasty laying in the sun, the little bit of energy this strain brings will make you want to run and jump in the ocean. Feeling the rush of the cool blue water all over your body will surely be something magical.

 

  • Maui Wowie: Well the name says more then enough to let you know this is the perfect beach strain. For those who like to surf or get active on their beach day this gives you a boost of mental clarity and lifted energy to get you through the day.

 

  • Chocolope: This strain pairs best with a cup of coffee at the start of your day. This sativa will give you that jolt of energy and motivation you needed just before your morning surf. Also allowing you to ease into a carefree mindset so that you can really enjoy your time with the ocean.

 

  • Sunset Sherbet: Go grab a nice blanket, a book, and enjoy this strain as the sun sets over the ocean. This is a perfect end of the day hybrid to melt all the tension and sour moods away. Introducing a relaxed and carefree mindset, leaving you free to just soak up the beautiful sunset.

 

5 Cannabis Strains to Avoid the Munchies

We all have been, at some point in our stoner career, BOMBARDED by our good friend the munchies. All of the sudden this wave of hunger for literally everything washes over you and your unstoppable. Before you know it you have ice cream, a banana, sunflower seeds, a few tamales, and an array of cereal spread in front of you and you wonder how the f**k did I get here. I know how you got there. My dear friend you were hit by the munchies. That’s okay, happens to the best of us. Well here for you are some great strains that WILL NOT hit you with that munchie monster. You get all the high, none of the monster.

Jack the Ripper

This strain will forsure go straight to your head, being a sativa, you will want to get up and move. This strain is known for producing immense amounts of productivity and creativity. The munchies aren’t even on the spectrum of high you will get with this strain. You will be too busy making your to do list for the day.

Durban Poison

This strain, another sativa, delivers that mental buzz very fast. Of course enjoyed by creative professionals and those who suffer from depression. Always a great strain to start your day with, giving you that energetic boost and mental happiness to make any day a great day! Your mind won’t even cross the path of munchie, if anything you will forget to eat as you’re too tied up in some project.

Harlequin

Harelquin is a high CBD strain and with high CBD strains the psychoactive effects are  not apparent, instead you just get the relaxation. As well as, if you take the psychoactive effects out of the equation, the munchies go with it. Making this a great strain if you are looking to relax, but wanting to avoid the ‘high’ people talk about.

Remedy

This is an indica dominant strain, which most indicas are accompanied by a bad case of the munchies. But with this strain, the munchies are far from what comes along. You might be hit with a huge wall of relaxation and sleepiness, but no hunger. The name describes it pretty well, if you are suffering from any pain, anxiety, seizures, and inflammation. It truly is a remedy that will lead you to a nice night and an even nicer nights sleep.

Skunk No. 1

This hybrid, a mix between thai sativa and afghani indica, will bring you the uplifted cerebral high while keeping you relaxed and grounded. This strain works amazingly at relieving any kind of pain or nausea one may be experiencing. As well as helping with any kind of anxiety and sleep issues. The sativa side of this brings in a focused and uplifted high, which will ensure the munchies are the last thing on your mind! While the indica high ensures your pain and nausea are gone, but the relaxation stays. This hybrid really does have the best of both worlds.

Best Strains for Hiking

A little weed and nature makes for quite a lovely pairing. The cannabis can be used to enhance your sensory perception of the world around you, allowing you to open you eyes to the beauty we are surrounded with. Yet also freeing you of any typical aches and pains that might normally get you down and/or discourage you from getting up and enjoying some nature! Whether you want to just be pain free on a walk with your dog or get down, dirty and connection with mother nature there is a strain for you!

Durban Poison:

This powerful sativa is something out of a movie. If you are looking for something to really kick start that extremely long and treacherous hike you have planned for the day. This energizing strain will ensure that you have that energy to last all day long on the trail. Also (from personal preference) I use this as a coffee alternative, coffee doesn’t necessarily agree with my stomach so I have found Durban Poison to get the job done just as well (sans the acid reflux).

Willie Nelson

This strain is one you will want to take a few puffs right before you hit the trail! You will immediately feel relaxation yet energetic and uplifted. It gives the body a nice calm feeling without the fogginess in the mind. Your focus will go inward, feeling any pain melt away and allowing you to fully enjoy and connect with the nature surrounding you.

Chemdawg

Known for its invigorating effects, Chem Dawg is ideal for anyone who wants to reach new limits. Chem Dawg delivers almost an instant feeling of mental restoration as well as a heavier body-high response. You will most likely find yourself walking along the trail with an extremely large smile, enticed by the vivid imagery of nature all around you. Take a quick stop and soak up some sun or chill on a rock to be still and fully enjoy the effects of this strain.

Black Dahlia

This strain has a high CBD concentration so it is known to banish any bad mood, anxiety, or aches/pains! It is just impossible to have feel any negativity after enhancing with this beauty. So go out and enjoy a glorious day in the sun free of pain, but filled with euphoria!

Blue Dream

This strain, West Coast born, is known for its calm, euphoric effect it leaves you with. There is a sensation of full body relaxation, yet a mental kickstart into a happy and motivated state. Not to forget the creative buzz it induces, allowing you eyes to open to the beautiful landscapes this Earth has to offer. It will turn just a simple walk with our dog into some kind of adventure. Blue dream is also known for its pain relieving affects, perfect to relax those sore muscles after the hike.

Cinderella 99

This is an extremely energizing strain, enjoyed very often by people with more active lifestyles. Great for those who enjoy connecting to the magical secrets of nature. Not to mention this strain lasts a very long time ensuring you will be smiling the whole day! You will be happy either way; chatting along with some friends or the deep introspection and connection with nature on a solo journey!