As comedian John Mulaney once said, “In terms of instant relief, cancelling plans is like heroin—it is an amazing feeling.” Introverts everywhere, including yours truly, fully endorse this sentiment. While there are certainly some nights when you absolutely should never, ever cancel plans—like if you’re standing in as best man or maid of honour at your best friend’s wedding, staying at home with your partner, your cat or just your amazing self can be incredibly satisfying.
One thing that can make a night in blissfully perfect and carefree is pairing it with the perfect strain of cannabis. Whether you’re looking to chill out or have a productive evening, there’s a marijuana strain that will help you reach your introvert goals.
1. Have the Best Board Game Night Ever With Blueberry
Board games are trendy again, which means you can invite a group of friends over to play Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride without feeling like a giant nerd. Board games are great because they’re both incredibly fun and relaxing, while still requiring you to use your mental energy.
For this reason, when choosing a cannabis strain to go with game night, you need something that can mellow you out, while keeping your mind sharp. Blueberry is one of the best strains for achieving this balance. This hybrid will give your mind the focus required to steal your best friend’s Boardwalk hotel, without sweating for a second over whether she’ll forgive you for it.
2. Choose Lamb’s Bread to Chill Out & Listen to Records
While we’re on the topic of retro activities that are cool again, why not try the tried-and-true evening classic of consuming some marijuana and listening to vinyl records? Cannabis truly enhances the music-listening experience. Indeed, I could write an entire article dedicated to pairing particular strains with specific music genres and artists.
But whatever your musical tastes, you can’t go wrong with the marijuana strain Lamb’s Bread. This sativa strain was reportedly Bob Marley’s favourite, and it has a high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 19–25%.
Lamb’s Bread is a great strain for feeling calm and introspective—just what you need when listening to vintage hits. However, the high THC component does mean that cannabis newbies may want to start off with a small dose.
3. Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy a Great Movie Night With Skunk #1
Movie night is another classic way to spend an evening in, whether you’re flying solo or hanging with others. Just like music, the cinematic experience is heightened when paired with the right cannabis strain. Skunk #1, a beloved hybrid cannabis strain, is an optimal choice for movie night for several reasons.
For one, the moderate THC content of about 14¬–19% means you can enjoy its relaxed high while still being able to follow the movie plot. If you’re passing around a joint filled with Skunk #1, the moderate THC level makes this strain easy to share with friends, who may not all have a high tolerance.
Plus, Skunk #1 is famous for inducing the munchies—and who doesn’t love a good movie paired with cannabis and popcorn?
4. Cinex Can Help You Finally Finish That Creative Project
Have you been telling your friends for years that you’re working on a novel, but still don’t have any pages to show them? Well, a night in is the perfect opportunity to finally stop putting off your grand creative ambitions and make them happen—and cannabis can definitely help.
Artists, writers and musicians have long used cannabis to help get their creative juices flowing. Cinex is a favourite for creative types, because it imparts a cerebral boost along with a nice sense of relaxation. While the THC content is high, consumers tend to find it promotes philosophical thinking and unlocks the mind’s innovative energy.
5. Use the Energizing Properties of Green Crack to Cook a New Recipe
Of course, creativity doesn’t just belong in the studio or at your desk. If you’ve always wanted to become a master chef—or just learn how to cook a new recipe—an evening with cannabis is a perfect way to get started. You could even use your night in to learn how to cook or bake cannabis edibles.
Since cooking requires equal parts creativity, concentration and energy, you’ll want a marijuana strain that promotes all of these qualities. Green Crack—its name was supposedly bestowed upon it by Snoop Dogg—is a sativa strain that has all of these properties, making it a superb choice in the kitchen.
Plus, Green Crack’s mild THC content of around 13¬–20% will (hopefully) ensure you don’t lose focus and leave your brilliant new creation in the oven for too long. But even if you do, don’t worry. Green Crack is known for its euphoric high that will help make any mishap in the kitchen seem like nothing more than a creative detour.
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