It doesn’t take long for marijuana users to realize that there are many different kinds of the plant, and they don’t all react the same when consumed. When it comes to selecting a cannabis strain, it really all comes down to what kind of effect you want it to have.
While many go for strains that deliver a “mind buzz” or a mental intoxication, others simple want a relaxing body experience while still keeping their wits about them. Others simply want to be relaxed all over, and an additional mind effect doesn’t matter. The body effect is especially the focus of those who are using cannabis for pain management.
So with the body relaxation goal in mind, here (in no particular order) are the top 7 cannabis strains for a body-focused effect:
Supposedly the result of Master Kush cross breeding with OG Kush and a third unknown can is plant strain, this indica-dominant hybrid is known for the huge body buzz it provides. There is a mind buzzing effect that comes right before the deepest levels of body relaxation are felt, but it is relatively brief. Many people opt for Platinum OG at the end of the day, shortly before bed.
This indica strain is famous for a reason — It provides an intense sense of body relaxation that occurs relatively quickly after consumption. Now, Northern Lights does come with a noticeable mind effect, but it’s not going to get you totally zonked out. Especially when taken in small doses over time, Northern Lights keeps you relaxed and at ease while still allowing you to get things done.
Harle-Tsu (Harlequin Tsunami)
This is a high CBD-dominant hybrid of the Harlequin and Sour Tsunami strains. And just like CBD is known for, Harle-Tsu gives off a strong, relaxing body effect while hardly touching the mind. This particular one makes the list because the body effect is definitely noticeable, whereas many other CBD strains are more mild.
Golden Goat was created as the happy accident of a male Hawaiian-Romulan strain pollinating a female Island Sweet Skunk. This Sativa-dominant hybrid is potent and comes with hours of effect potential, but much of the effect is focused on the physical high. While the mind does not go totally unaffected, things do stay clear and uninterrupted for the most part.
White Fire OG
This hybrid strain (parent strains are the highly aromatic Fire OG and The White) has become highly sought after in recent years thanks to its body relaxation effects that don’t come with a side of drowsiness. In fact, any mental effects that are experienced are usually reported to be uplifting and even energizing. Because of this, White Fire OG is commonly chosen by those looking to use cannabis for pain management. White Fire OG has also been used in recent years to produce a variety of other body-focused strains.
It’s possible that you’ve heard of Mr. Nice from folks who first used it decades ago. This old school-style strain has resurfaced in recent years thanks to an increased in body-focused highs. While not as intense as the body effects that come with other strains, the experience that comes with this one is gentle and very calming, without clouding up the mind. Hey, it’s called “Mr. Nice” for a reason!
Original Glue / Gorilla Glue #4
This is another strain that comes with a very fitting name. Those who consume Original Glue (also called Gorilla Glue #4 in some areas) tend to want to stay “glued” to whatever their sitting on for an extended period of time. The mental effect is still not as intense as many other strains, and this three-way hybrid (from Sour Dubb, Chem’s Sister and Chocolate Diesel) packs hefty body relaxation that is the real draw. It’s a great choice for both the body-high seekers and those wanting overall mind and body relaxation.