Smoke sessions during the day can be a fantastic way to kick back a relieve some stress. But not all cannabis strains are well suited for this. In the daytime, you’ll generally want to reach for strains that are more energizing and less prone to inducing unwanted side effects like anxiety. Basically, most people desire a “lighter buzz” during the day than they do while smoking in the evening.
It’s a good idea to experiment a little and find out which strains work best for you, but in the meantime, here is a helpful guide to different varieties. Read through this for some ideas on what strains will be best for your day time smoke sessions, regardless of what time during the day you start.
Best for the Morning / Early Daytime
If you’re kicking off your first smoke session early in the day, try a strain like Green Crack. Formery called “Cush”, this Sativa-dominant hybrid delivers a burst of energy that can actually help you feel more awake and alert. Its two most common terpenes are myrcene and caryophyllene, and it provides some great tropical fruit flavors. It’s also worth noting that Green Crack is available in vape form.
Another strain worth considering in the morning is Jack Herer. Renowned for its stress-relieving properties, Jack Herer is another Sativa-dominant hybrid that has been a popular morning favorite for years. Its most common terpenes are terpinolene and caryophyllene, and it is also available in vape form. While it also delivers tropical flavors, Jack Herer is also noteworthy for its minty chilling effects.
Best for the Midday / Early Afternoon
In the middle of the day, you may not need the same instant-awakening effects you’ll want in the morning. However, you may still want a burst of energy that will keep you coasting. One strain to consider for these purposes is Lemon Kush, a Sativa-Indica hybrid (bred from Lemon G and Afghani Kush) that delivers a high while still letting you retain your problem-solving skills. Lemon Kush’s most prominent terpene is myrcene, and it is noted for its pronounced lemon citrus flavors and aromas.
Another great strain for this time or day is Tangerine Power. Another hybrid that is high in citrus flavor (albeit a bit sweeter than Lemon Kush), Tangerine Power is also gently energizing. Its most prominent terpene is limonene.
Best for Afternoon
When you’ve reached the afternoon, you’re in the home stretch of the day. While you may still need to do some critical thinking, you can afford to relax more. A great cannabis strain for this time of day is Blueberry. High in the terpene, myrcene, this strain has been popular since the early days of dispensaries and legalization in the U.S. (though in reality, its popularity goes back to the 1970s). That’s because Blueberry provides even levels of joy, relaxation and gentle energy. It’s a great way to wind down from the day, and its berry-forward flavor profile is appealing to wide amounts of people.
Another strain to consider for the afternoon is Candyland. Named for its sweeter scents and flavors, Candyland is a Sativa-dominant strain that is still very relaxing while not prompting a sudden dip in energy levels. Its most prominent terpenes are a triple threat of caryophyllene, limonene and humulene. Like Blueberry, many people reach for this strain as a great way to wind down from the hustle and bustle of the day.