Sometimes you may be looking for cannabis strains to relax the mind and improve focus. Other times, you may be wanting to feel buzzy and alive. There are many strains to choose from when it comes to inducing euphoria.
Euphoria is possibly the most desirable effect when it comes to cannabis, and that’s completely understandable. There is no better feeling than elation and well-being that allows us to forget about all our stresses and just be happy, productive, and content.
Wedding Gelato is a strain with some serious personality. This psychoactive beast takes no prisoners with a THC level of 25%, offering an immediate high that melts the muscles and elevates the mind into a blissful state. It won’t take long until you look over to your red-eyed friend and begin to see a smile creep onto their face, followed shortly thereafter by explosive laughter. Wedding Gelato features 60% indica genetics and 40% sativa genetics, which enables her to seduce both the body and mind with her powerful effects. She was carefully crafted in the breeding room using parent strains Wedding Cake, Gelato, and Gelato 33.
If you fancy cultivating a crop of this euphoric strain at home, expect indoor plants to grow to 60–100cm and yield up to 500g/m² after a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. If cultivating this strain outdoors, you can look forward to a yield of 350–400g/plant, a peak height of 200cm, and a harvest time around early October.
Purple Queen is an aesthetically unique and gorgeous cannabis variety. Her bright green buds are flanked by dark purple sugar leaves and pastel-pink fan leaves. She truly steals the show in every grow room and garden, and will bring a smile to the face of anyone you treat to a tour. But her physical appearance isn’t the only trait that induces glee. This indica-dominant lady offers a deeply relaxing and thoroughly euphoric high that melts users into the couch whilst keeping their mind clear and happy. A THC level of 22% ensures this pleasant state lasts for several hours. These desirable genetics stem from parent strains Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani.
Purple Queen produces satisfying results come harvest. After a flowering time of 8–9 weeks, indoor plants yield up to 500g/m², maxing out at a height of 120cm. Outdoor plants produce a significant yield of 650–700g/plant during October, and reach a much taller height of 210cm.
Legendary among West Coast growers and cannabis connoisseurs, Blue Dream combines the easy relaxation of Blueberry with the creative, happy buzz of Santa Cruz native, Haze. Averaging between 17 and 24 percent THC, this Indica-Sativa hybrid offers a cerebral high along with number of potent medical benefits, including pain relief, elevated mood and reduction of anxiety.
Originally developed in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds, White Widow fuses the rejuvenating high of South Indian Indica with the heady effects of Brazilian Sativa landrace strains to create a beautiful buzz that’s just right for conversation and creativity. Popular in Dutch coffee shops since the mid-1990s, this stimulating hybrid is known for its ability to boost energy and mood while providing a mild body buzz.
First cultivated by celebrated California breeder Ken Estes, Candyland unites robust, Indica-dominant Granddaddy Purple with earthy, lemony Bay Area Platinum Cookies to create a stimulating strain that’s perfect for focused creativity and friendly social interaction. Sparkling with sugary trichomes, Candyland offers cannabis aficionados a happy high that may alleviate neuropathic pain while providing almost instantaneous anxiety relief, explains Medical Jane.
Brilliantly bred by Barney’s Farm in the Netherlands, Triple Cheese combines the flavorful funk of Old Cheese with the pungent bouquet of Blue Cheese strains. Known to cause euphoria, elevated mood, and a sense of utmost relaxation, this smooth smoke is ideal for both daytime and nighttime use. Due to its exceptional aroma, Triple Cheese is best enjoyed where the smell of cannabis is not problematic.
Legend has it that Snoop Dogg gave this inbred Skunk its cocaine-connected name. Exceptionally euphoric, Green Crack elevates creativity while providing an exhilarating boost of energy. If you want to remain locked on the couch all day, this heady hybrid probably isn’t your best choice. But, if you want to have a great time cleaning house and finishing projects, Sativa-dominant Green Crack is definitely worth a try, recommends Allbud.
When Barney’s Farm combined the best features of tantalizing Trainwreck and fabulously fruity Hawaiian pakalolo, they came up with one of the happiest hybrids around. Reminiscent of mango, crisp apples and pine, this cannabis cultivar offers a long-lasting, euphoric high that inspires energy, creativity and productivity. Pineapple Express delivers around 17.5 percent THC and is commonly used to treat stress, anxiety, pain and fatigue, explains Leafly.
Super Sour Diesel
Dank and delicious, Super Silver Haze is a powerfully potent cross between Sativa-dominant Sour Diesel and Super Silver Haze strains. If you are looking for a euphoric high that comes on fast and lasts a long time, you’re sure to enjoy this creativity-boosting cannabis hybrid. With between 18 and 23 percent THC, Super Sour Diesel is the budtender’s choice for patients seeking relief from chronic pain, fatigue, stress, and depression, explains Allbud.
Native to Oaksterdam, Purple Kush is a purely Indica strain that came about by crossbreeding super-stony Purple Afghani with heady, hashy Hindu Kush. Although not as energizing as some other strains in this list, the densely packed buds of Purple Kush offer a long-lasting, euphoric high that is ideal for those who desire beautiful dreams and a good night’s sleep.
Carefully crossbred by Elev8 Seeds, Tangerine Cookies offers the euphoric effects of its parent plants, Tangie and GSC Thin Mint strains. The dense, sticky buds of this aromatic herb are just right for those who seek a heady and happy high. According to Leafly, the 5 percent terpene profile of Tangie Cookies may help to reduce stress and elevate mood while providing an energetic and uplifting experience.
Jack the Ripper
Named after the famous serial killer, this train is a predominantly-sativa hybrid with strong effects. If you’re a newer smoker, you may want to start slow with this one as it has been described as paranoia-inducing.
Users find this strain hits them with waves of euphoria, boosting creativity and helping them get on the move. While it does a great job of lifting spirits, it can also increase anxiety in some and should be used in small amounts for the best euphoria.
It has a sweet, lemony taste and is sometimes described as having “psychedelic effects” in high doses.
This strain is another mostly-sativa mix with strong cerebral effects. Its mood-enhancing qualities make it a popular choice for relief from anxiety and depression.
Users describe Wonder Woman as an uplifting strain that helps with creativity and focus. It has a calming effect as well, making it less likely that users will become overwhelmed by the stimulation.