Best Strains For A Comedown

Best Strains For A Comedown

If you’re the type that dabbles in things harder than weed you’ll be familiar with the comedown. Sure while you’re shovelling various amphetamines into your face your body feels amazing, but eventually, you have to stop and that’s when things get horrible. You get sweaty, shaky, you realise you haven’t slept or eaten in two days, your body starts trying to frantically process a bunch of artificial chemicals it doesn’t know what to do with. This becomes a real issue when you become aware of how exhausted you are but your heart feels like you’ve just mainlined 20 coffees. There are a variety of ways that people deal with this anxious state of exhaustion, depression, and various other nasty side effects. I have found that the most effective is to just have a little smoke. Not all strains will be a good idea when you’re in that headspace, so let’s have a look at the very best strains to help with a comedown. 

Grandaddy Purple

This first strain is well known for its muscle-relaxing properties which is perfect for coming down. One of the main issues, when drugs are leaving your system, is increased anxiety and muscle tension. This will make relaxation almost impossible, which in turn means there is no way you’re getting to sleep. The only way your body can recover is by having a long deep sleep, so it’s important you find a way to drift off. Grandaddy Purple is not only relaxing, it’s a strong sedative, so ideal for just knocking yourself out and sleeping it off. It is used medicinally to treat nausea, which you will be experiencing, insomnia, pain and anxiety. This strain is extremely powerful and will usually have a THC level of 25 – 35%. I think this is definitely one that I very highly recommend due to its power. When things are really bad sometimes you just need to be bonked on the head with a cartoon mallet. Grandaddy Purple has a flowering time of 60 – 65 days and can be grown indoors or outdoors. 

Strawberry Cough

If you managed to be sensible, relatively, and not go overboard then Strawberry Cough is probably the best strain for you. If you just dabbled the night before and rather than literally feeling the cold bony fingers of death massaging your brain you will likely just be a little anxious and a bit uncomfortable. Strawberry Cough is an extremely relaxing strain that won’t necessarily knock you out. It has a lower THC level of 10 – 15% and is euphoric and uplifting. This is exactly what you need for the post-drug lows. This strain is usually used by those suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression. This strain is all comfortable positivity without any couch lock or severe sedative. So you can come down comfortably the next day while you watch tv and eat some snacks. This strain has a flowering time of just 9 weeks and will grow indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. 

Pineapple Kush

A real problem with the aftermath is often the inability to eat. You likely won’t have eaten the whole time that you were high and your body is not happy about it. Now it feels like you need to eat but you still have absolutely no desire to. You can just nibble on dry toast and cry to yourself, or you can smoke something that stimulates the appetite. Pineapple Kush has everything you need. It gives you the munchies, relaxes you and lifts you up which deals with almost all the horrible bits of coming down. When you get hungry again try to eat as much healthy food as possible to give your body a helping hand. The THC level of this strain is 18% so hopefully, if you haven’t managed to sleep it will help you chill enough to snooze for a little while. It has a short flowering time of 7 – 8 weeks and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. 

OG Kush

If you made the mistake of just having a little bit of something something and have stuff to do the next day this is the strain. Probably not great if you have to actually go to a job or do anything important, but say you have some uni work to finish or are supposed to tidy the house OG Kush can help. This strain is uplifting, relaxing and energetic all in one. It will give you enough energy to keep going while making sure you don’t feel overly anxious or uncomfortable. This is especially good for anyone who gets badly depressed the day after. OG Kush is often used to treat PTSD and depression. It can be pretty powerful so if you have things to do maybe don’t go overboard. She has a flowering time of 8 weeks and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. 


Finally, we have a serious medicinal strain that is good for those who take substances when they definitely shouldn’t be. Obviously, no one should be taking them, but unfortunately, substance abuse often goes hand in hand with mental illness. This can be because it feels like an escape, but the aftermath can be almost impossible to tolerate. If your brain chemicals are already doing weird stuff then messing with them further can have catastrophic consequences. If you are like this and are likely to experience severe depression or the urge to do something stupid after taking drugs, then Cannatonic could help. Again the best thing to do is not take drugs at all if you are mentally ill, but I know it’s not that easy. Cannatonic is an extremely relaxing CBD heavy strain. This means it will help to slow the heart rate, lift the brain out of an extreme or scary place, and all without adding any extra potential psychotropic issues. It should relax muscles, aid with nausea, help with sleep and with eating while letting the brain return to normal instead of just getting a different type of high. This strain has a flowering time of 9 – 10 weeks and can grow indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.

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