Drinking more booze during quarantine?

by Amanda Push

“They don’t call it THC for nothing…The Hangover Cure,” a Reddit user once posted in a thread titled “Anybody Else Find Weed Super Useful for a Hangover?”

Aside from being a goldmine of great quotes, Reddit offers a bountiful harvest of information on important topics like how weed is a great way to cure that gnarly hangover. This is important because, due to stupid COVID-19, we’re running out of ways to entertain ourselves and have taken to boozing more often. This inevitably leads to hangovers and promises to friends and family that you’ll never touch a bottle again.

While there hasn’t been much in the way of scientific studies on hangovers and marijuana’s impact on them, there is evidence that suggests weed can help with headaches, according to a “Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research” 2017 article.

So, without further ado, the following are various tried and true strains that we stand by as the remedies that make us feel better when we’re at our hungover worst.

Blue DreamLike many on this list, Blue Dream is one of those strains we stoners are always trying to find. It’s like the El Dorado of weed — except it’s real and blue instead of gold.

One of this strain’s many delightful effects includes the ability to chill people the eff out. Sitting as a member of the West Coast marijuana royalty, Blue Dream is a sativa-leaning hybrid born of Blueberry and Haze.

Blue Dream gave us face-melting highs, but in the best way possible. It’s refreshing and calming, which is exactly what we need when we’re in hangover mode.

Alien NightmareWe’re starting this recommendation off with a warning: do not smoke Alien Nightmare unless you are looking to spend the rest of your day drooling on a pillow.

This indica hybrid will lay you out. There’s no resisting its magical sleeping powers, even on those that struggle with insomnia, so if you wake up with a hangover and decide to cancel your life that day consider trying this strain. Alien Nightmare is crossbred from Aliens on Moonshine and White Nightmare, and we highly insist on smoking it in small amounts. You don’t play with Alien Nightmare.

Jolene OGJolene OG is an indica-dominant strain that will offer you that mood boost you’re looking for when you’re down in the hangover dumps. We found that a few rounds of smoking these buds do wonders for our headspace, and why wouldn’t it? It reminds one of Dolly Parton.

This strain has a lineage that comes from OG Kush and Chem 91. It was named one of the Top 10 Medical Strains from the 2014 High Times Denver Cannabis Cup.

LimoncelloLimoncello is one of those strains that will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We have found that it is the perfect strain to ingest when you’re in a lot of pain, especially if you have cramps or are nauseous. Instead of just powering through those symptoms, we choose to smoke Limoncello.

This hybrid strain has saved our insides on more than one occasion and delivered on some pretty potent head and body highs.

GG#4Once referred to as Gorilla Glue, GG#4 will serve as your mellow muse. You might find yourself watching good old reruns of “Jersey Shore” or napping peacefully on the couch.

Either way, we can’t recommend GG#4 enough for a day of r&r. This little number is a cross between Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel, and is an indica-heavy strain. Thank you GG#4 for your soothing body and head high — you saved us many an awful Saturday morning.

Wedding CakeWedding Cake is another one of those strains where you don’t need to look any further if you’re hungover and the day is better spent in bed. We only smoked a single bowl of Wedding Cake before it sunk us into a deep, deep chill hole.

This strain is an indica hybrid that’s a cross between Cherry Pie and GSC, the strain formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies (another great strain for hangovers). This strain, we discovered, is the perfect companion for when all you want to do is watch TV on the couch until you pass out.

Amanda Push


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