With recreational marijuana legal across the state, anyone visiting Vegas to celebrate the end of the decade is probably interested in lighting up and letting go as the clock ticks down. Fortunately, there is more than one way to enjoy the good green as you celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Whether you want to be relaxed or revved up at the end of the year, here are the best strains to buy before your NYE festivities.
For a Chill New Year
In general, herb enthusiasts advocate procuring indica varieties whenever you are looking to have a relaxed and chill evening. Indica strains often have higher CBD to THC, which means you are less likely to get out-of-your-mind high and more likely to feel mellow and calm, which might be exactly what you need for the end of the decade.
If you want to slow down time and appreciate the end of one year and the start of another, you should seek out the following strains:
OG Kush. Possibly the most famous marijuana strain of all time, OG Kush gives you a pleasant buzz while keeping you locked into your couch for maximum comfort.
Northern Lights. An original chill-out strain full of earthy flavor and potency, Northern Lights is a great strain for beginners or anyone who doesn’t want to go too deep on New Year’s Eve.
Blueberry. One of the more delectable strains available, Blueberry tastes just like the name suggests: sweet like a ripe berry. Plus, this strain is relatively mild with both physical and psychological effects.
Royal Medic. As the name implies, Royal Medic was bred with the intention of addressing a variety of ills, like anxiety, and pain. The high from this strain is subtle, mostly making you intensely calm.
For a Trill New Year
Then again, sinking into the sofa and watching the countdown on TV isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of an ideal New Year’s celebration. If you want to feel hyped and get hyphy, you need a weed strain that will give you energy — which is typically what sativa strains do. Converse to indica cousins, sativa varieties have more THC than CBD, meaning they produce a noticeable high as well as alertness and euphoria.
If you are looking to ring in the New Year with vivacity and verve, consider acquiring any of the following marijuana strains:
Durban Poison. Sometimes called the espresso of cannabis, Durban Poison is noted for its energizing effects. After smoking this, you should expect to stay up well beyond midnight with a clear and creative head.
Sour Diesel. Famously invigorating, Sour Diesel is a strain that produces a dreamy head high alongside liveliness and elation.
Ghost Train Haze. One of the strongest THC-dominant strains available, Ghost Train hits hard and fast — making it suitable only for veterans and heavyweights. The trippy buzz will certainly make your night fun, if you can handle it.
XJ-13. Though lacking a catchy name, XJ-13 is delightfully flavored like lemon-lime — but more importantly, it allows your cares to melt away, so you can focus your energies on having fun.
Chocolope. If you are after a strain that goes right to your head, Chocolope is the best choice. Ideal for the daytime, maybe as your first toke of the new year, this strain will wake you up and keep you motivated to achieve your resolutions.
It might be important to note that more THC isn’t always better. Some people also experience more negative side effects with intense sativa strains, like anxiety, paranoia, nausea and loss of coordination. Worse, you should be exceedingly careful with dosing when using THC oils in vape pens, as there has been one recorded death due to THC overdose. Fortunately, you should enjoy a pleasant New Year if you buy bud and roll or pack your own.
As long as you buy your marijuana from legal dispensaries, you should feel no fear lighting up to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Whether you spend the last moments of the decade blissed out on your couch, dancing at a club or anywhere with loved ones, you should have a thoroughly enjoyable NYE thanks to your friends THC and CBD.