This one’s for the loner stoners out there. We get it. Sometimes you’re not in the mood to sesh with your friends. You just want to kick back, put your feet up, and enjoy a bowl or two all to yourself. But that begs the question, what is the best strain to smoke alone? Certain strains are better to leave to the group sesh as they lead to more sociable highs, but that’s not necessarily what you want when you’re toking alone. When you’re smoking by yourself you’re probably looking for something mellow, relaxing, and maybe even sedating. Well, you’re reading the right article! Here, we’ll go into detail on which strains we think are the best for smoking on your own.
Up first, Northern Lights. This indica strain is a great choice for smoking alone because it will really help you unwind and relax. The euphoric effects you’ll feel will settle into your body, unwinding your muscles, and relaxing your mind. This strain is pungent with a sweet and spicy taste that makes for a nice, smooth smoke. This strain is particularly well suited for smoking alone after a long, tiring workday when your mind and body could really use some rest.
Next, we have Lodi Dodi. Unlike Northern Lights, Lodi Dodi is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that will help spark some creativity and boost your energy. This is great for smoking alone on those days when you really need to catch up on housekeeping, or on those days when you want to get in touch with your creative side. Maybe you want to start a new project, learn a new skill, or divulge in a hobby. Lodi Dodi is the perfect smoke for those occasions. This strain also has a nice sweet flavor that leans fruity and floral.
Another great sativa-dominant strain is Trainwreck. The effects hit hard, so this is a great choice for smoking alone if you’re a stoner through and through. Newer smokers might be better off saving this one to share with friends their first time. The smell of this flower is sweet like lemon and simultaneously spicy like pine. Once you exhale, you’ll feel a burst of euphoria that will make you feel creative and happy. This strain will have you feeling upbeat and ready to take on whatever the day has to offer, even if that’s a couple of rounds of Mario Kart while you sit back on the couch. Trainwreck is a great choice for smoking alone if you’re looking for something that will allow you to enjoy yourself without feeling sleepy and sedated.
Getting back into indica strains, Purple Punch is a cross of two famous indica strains, Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple. This is a sweet and sedating strain that is known to smell like grape candy, blueberry muffins, and tart kool-aid. Once you puff some Purple Punch, you’ll be hit right between the eyes with a wave of sleepy relief as your lids and limbs grow heavy. This strain will definitely have you on the couch for a while, making it another great after-work relaxer.
Ice Cream Cake
A great way to treat yourself is by smoking some Ice Cream Cake. This indica strain is another that has sedating effects that will leave your mind and body totally and utterly relaxed. This strain also has a great flavor profile with sweet notes of vanilla and sugar-sweet cake batter. This strain is great for smoking alone because it’ll make sitting back and watching TV until you fall asleep all the more enjoyable. Your body will feel heavy while your mind feels light as you sink into your couch after smoking Ice Cream Cake.
Possibly one of the most notorious strains on the planet, Granddaddy Purple is an ultimately sedating indica strain famous for its grape-like flavor and relaxing effects. Smoking Granddaddy Purple will have you feeling euphoric and relaxed as you drift off into a dream-like state. This is a great choice for those smoking alone because you’ll be able to relax and settle into a state of complete bliss as you sink deep into your couch. This is another strain best saved for the latter half of your day when you need to totally unwind from a hard day’s work.
Want something that falls in the middle of sedating and uplifting? Well, Cherry Gorilla, sometimes referred to as Gorilla Glue #4, might just be the perfect strain for you. This hybrid strain leans on the calm side with effects that will leave you feeling euphoric after your first puff. The high from this strain will mellow out leaving you feeling happy and relaxed without totally knocking you out. This is great for smoking alone because you can really just mellow out and vibe on the couch or focus on some tasks around the house. It’s a truly great strain for anyone who can’t decide between a pure indica or pure sativa.
Finishing off with Leafly’s 2021 strain of the year, Do-Si-Dos is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that’s as beautiful as it is enjoyable. This is another sedating strain that will get you stoned to the bone. The sweet smells of earth and floral funk will hit you as hard as the high after your first exhale. A wave of relaxation will melt down your body and encase you in a cocoon of good vibes. This is best smoked alone because a heavy helping of do-si-dos could leave you less functional than normal as you’re hit with a case of couch-lock. This strain is great for helping you ease into that nighttime mellow.
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