First dates can be nerve wracking – finding the perfect outfit, the perfect perfume or cologne, getting your hair (and possibly your make-up) just right – but it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. If you’re preparing for a date with a fellow cannabis consumer, chances are they won’t be bothered if you’ve medicated to calm your nerves – they might have even done the same thing!
Before you decide to ease your feelings of anxiety by toking up while getting ready for your first date, ensure that you are smoking or vaping a strain that is known for calming your mind and melting stresses away.
This is an indica dominant hybrid with an 85/15 ratio that provides a consistent and heavy body buzz – with THC levels as high as 28 percent. For such a strong strain, if used wisely in smaller doses it can be used to reduce stress without creating feelings of couchlock. Known for treating depression, stress, anxiety and chronic pain this strain is certainly one to turn to if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Another indica dominant hybrid this strain is a cross between Kush and Afghani and provides intense body effects for over two hours on average. This strain can make you drowsy, but it is excellent at relieving the heavy feelings of stress and anxiety, replacing them with a relaxed, light and euphoric mental state that will put your mind at ease.
In most cases, indica dominant hybrids are the winner when it comes to treating anxiety, so it’s no wonder that Kryptonite made this list. The strain has a high concentration of THC and is recommended for evening use, so use this strain sparingly. It should only take a couple of puffs for you to start feeling the stress melt away – be careful because this is a strain that is easy to overdo it with.
A consumer favorite, Blue Dream is a 50/50 sativa/indica hybrid that is crossed between the indica Blueberry and the sativa Haze. This strain might be the perfect choice for getting ready for your first date as it is known for treating depression and anxiety, replacing those feelings with an energizing focus and euphoric calming sensation.