In the summer, you can go on vacation, relax, spend time at the pool and beach, and have fun. If you like to pair your activities with cannabis, then you can find the perfect strain to give you a buzz. There are many that might enhance your mood and your level of relaxation. In the hot summer months, you can find hybrid strains that offer the best effects of both sativa and indica varieties. Each strain is well-loved and known and has a unique twist to offer your summer.
1. Blue Dream
This hybrid is dominant in sativa and comes from California. It is well-known because it offers a balance between a mellow buzz in your head and full relaxation in your body. Whether you are a regular or occasional user, you can enjoy this strain, which can give you euphoria and encourage creative thinking. Because it does not sedate you heavily and offers more of a mellow high, you can use it during the day. Even as the effects begin to wear off, you can still feel a satisfying high.
2. Bruce Banner
This strain is named for a character in “The Incredible Hulk” comics. It has a high level of THC, and it might hit you a little strong in the beginning. However, it can settle quickly and help you feel euphoric and relaxed mentally. It might also help you to boost your level of creativity.
Many medical marijuana users like to take smaller doses of this strain, which makes it a good option for using during the daytime. However, if you take a larger dose, you will be able to tell that it is part-indica since it will make you feel sedated. That makes it a great choice to use at any time of day or night since you can customize the amount you take to suit your needs.
3. Agent Orange
This hybrid is a mix of Jack the Ripper and Orange Velvet. It offers impressive effects and looks. Many people enjoy the scent of citrus fruits, such as oranges, that comes from this strain. You might like the bright colours, too. It has deep purple and maroon shades that make the herb stand out from the typical green strains. It might enhance your mood and have uplifting and motivating effects. You can enjoy the strain during the day since it does not make you feel sedated.
Headband has been around for a long time, and many people forget that it is a hybrid. It came from Sour Diesel and OG Kush and has a citrusy aroma. The flavour is smooth and has a diesel aftertaste. Some people like to use it to try to combat their stress and relax on a hot summer day. Its name comes from the fact that it may cause you to feel pressure around your head’s crown. It can feel like you are wearing a headband.
5. White Russian
This strain is one of the strongest you can find since the THC levels are around 22 percent. It is a mix of the hybrid strains AK-47 and White Widow, and it has a skunky and fruity scent. The flavour is spicy and smooth, and the cerebral buzz is enjoyable and relaxing. However, like the Bruce Banner strain, it is better to use smaller doses of this strain during the daytime. Once you use it in larger doses, you might start to feel some degree of couch lock. Then, it might be a better strain to use during the night or evening.
Enjoying Your Cannabis in the Summer
Of course, nothing beats a smooth, relaxing smoke during the summer. If you are looking for some creative ways of enjoying your bud, there are many things that you can do with it.
Making a Cannabis Slushie
To make a cannabis slushie, you will need a couple of handfuls of ice cubes and your choice of fruit and your favourite cannabis distillate or THC oil. Add your preferred ingredients to a food processor or a blender. A food processor can help you to grind up the cannabis better and give you more of the texture of a slushie that you might get in the store. A blender can only grind down the ice to be a certain size.
Now, put the lid on the blender or the food processor and combine your ingredients until they are the right consistency of the slushie. You can then put a bit of whipped cream or a lemon slice on the top to make it extra refreshing.
When it is hot outside, you need to stay hydrated, particularly if you will be outdoors or if you want to be active. The more that you are sweating and moving around, the more you will need to drink and hydrate yourself. You might find that CBD or THC drinks are fun to use. There are different formats and flavours to get, like water or energy drinks. They can help you try to treat inflammation or pain from your workout. Some people believe that they might even help with anxiety.
Making Ice Cream
If you have an ice cream maker, it is easy to make your own cannabis ice cream. First, you will infuse your cannabis into some butter. You can place the butter, your choice of cannabis, and some water in a slow cooker and allow it to simmer for a few hours. Then, put the butter into a container and stick it in the fridge to allow it to solidify, which will separate the water. Next, you can add a spoonful or two of the butter to your favourite ice cream recipe and add it to the ice cream maker. Mint cannabis ice cream might be refreshing on a hot day.