There’s no argument: cannabis can make a good night out even better. But, if you want to stay energized and social while partying, picking the right strain is essential. Heavy indicas are great if your idea of a great time is a Netflix marathon on the sofa. But, to ensure a great time while you’re out and about, test out some of these uplifting sativas and hybrids.
1. Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is one of the most popular strains for a reason. Though sativa-dominant, this hybrid provides the uplifting and happy effects while also giving its users a chill body buzz. The winning combination of Northern Lights, Skunk, and Neville’s Haze is enough to give you a strong high while keeping uncomfortable paranoia and giddiness to a minimum.
This perfect easygoing, happy sativa is an excellent choice for a long evening out. As its name may suggest, it features a fruity tropical flavor that might remind you of a pleasant day at the beach. The strong sativa linage in this strain produces energizing and creative effects, making for some interesting conversations with old and new friends alike.
3) Laughing Buddha
A night of partying is not complete without ample amounts of laughter. Laughing Buddha is sure to deliver. This sativa is a potent cross between two landraces: Thai and Jamaican. Brought into creation by Amsterdam’s Barney’s Farm Seeds, the amount of joy, happiness, and giggles produced by this silly bud is sure to bring out the best in everyone who gives her a try.
This hybrid is a true classic. Much loved by nearly everyone, this strain features similar genetics to Super Silver Haze. A cross between Northern Lights, Skunk, and AK-47, this strain is known to produce a potent, happy high. Be warned, though: this is a powerful hybrid. While you’re sure to find yourself doubled over in laughter at some point during the night, smoke a little too much and you may find yourself a bit on the paranoid side.
5) Girl Scout Cookies
This strain is quite popular these days. A well-balanced hybrid, Girl Scout Cookies draws from both its Durban Poison and OG Kush heritage. It features the strong cerebral effects of the pure sativa Durban Poison, while providing users with super mellow and relaxing bodily effects to boot. The end result is an all-around winning strain that’s sure to get you out on the dance floor and wholeheartedly enjoy yourself while you’re at it.
For those that prefer a strong mental experience from their marijuana, chocolope is the strain for you. Bred by DNA Genetics, this sativa doesn’t actually feature too much of a chocolate aroma. Rather, it’s scent has been described as coffee-like and with an earthy, melon twist that probably comes from its Cantaloupe Haze linage. This strain has become quite famous for its strong cerebral, slightly psychedelic effects. The mind-warping nature of this sativa makes it a great choice for your next DJ set or music festival.
7) Agent Orange
You’re likely to fall in love with this strain as soon as you take a whiff. This balanced, cheerful hybrid showcases an incredibly delicious orange-citrus aroma. Always a crowd-pleaser, the uplifting and jovial effects of Agent Orange make for a pleasant and easygoing experience. Though this strain is sativa-dominant, you’ll find that it produces some relaxing bodily sensations as well. This strain is a top-notch choice for some silly and chill pre-gaming.
8) Strawberry Cough
Strawberry cough is another strain that’s grown in popularity recently. A truly potent and euphoric sativa, pick up this bud when you’re looking for an energetic evening with a strong head-high. As its name suggests, this strain features an intoxicating sweet, strawberry aroma. It typically produces dense flowers and thick smoke, which is one of the reasons you might find yourself coughing after taking a hit.
For those looking for a speedy pick-me-up, give Trainwreck a try. This heavy-hitting hybrid features strong euphoric and energetic effects. Expect to find yourself filled with a pleasant creative energy and ready to get out there and have some fun. The strong high created by this hybrid is complimented by its near equally strong pungent aroma. Expect a slight skunky scent with hints of lemon, pepper, and pine.
If you’re the type that likes to impress at a party, you can’t go wrong with bringing some Tangie along. Another amazing strain from the renowned DNA Genetics, this strain features an absolutely mouth-watering aroma of freshly peeled tangerines. A particularly top-notch sativa, Tangie has extremely nice mood-lifting abilities and is well known to put a lasting smile on your face. Expect an all-around enlightened, head-focused experience filled with energy, euphoria, and genuine happiness.
Of course, these 10 strains represent only a small sampling of all that’s available these days. For more information on these selections or for further strain suggestions, be sure to check out the Strain Finder on Leafly. Otherwise, happy and safe partying y’all!
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