Medical science has come a long way in recognizing the many practical benefits of cannabis to treat a variety of health and wellness challenges, from chronic pain conditions to digestive troubles. But long before the doctors joined the cannabis bandwagon, individuals embraced the herb and its derivatives simply to get high. But what exactly does that mean? Would you prefer a head high or a body high, and what’s the difference anyway? Let’s explore these questions.
What Is a Head High?
Cannabis users describe a head high as one that affects your mental and emotional state more than your physical sensations or abilities. This kind of high may give you feelings of enhanced happiness, creativity, and energy that enhance your productivity, relationships, and motivation.
Head highs are commonly associated with sativa strains of the cannabis plant, although the other main category of plant, indica, can also produce or contribute to a head high. The presence of aromatic compounds called terpenes can also influence your head high. Limonene and caryophyllene are examples of terpenes that can give your mind and spirits a welcome rush of focus, energy, and poise.
What Is a Body High?
While a head high can get you going, a body high may stop you in your tracks — which might be perfect when you just want to chill out. Deep physical and mental relaxation is the name of the game here. Many cannabis veterans use the term “couch lock” to describe the feeling of just sitting immobile, with tingling extremities and a calm, untroubled mind. A serious case of the munchies can accompany a typical body high, so if you’re on a diet, you’ve been warned.
Indica strains have traditionally been known to produce a potent body high, although some sativa strains may induce lesser body-high effects as well. The main factor in this case is the presence of CBD alongside the THC in the indica. If you want to enhance your body high, look for (or add) terpenes such as myrcene, linalool, and pinene. Myrcene in particular is known as the “couch lock terpene.”
Find the Cannabis Strain That Meets Your Needs
Whether you want to expand your mind or relax your body, you’ll find the right solution for your needs here at All Greens Dispensary. We carry a full range of sativa, indica, and hybrid strains of cannabis products for both medicinal recreational use. Browse our recreational menu to find the product that will give you exactly the high you’re looking for!