Dealing with the stress monster? Light up a bowl of this strain and it’ll fix you right up
You know, most people assume that with all the weed I smoke, I’d be the quintessential pothead, sitting around without a care in the world. Nope, rather than being a tense, scowling human being, people think I’m constantly covered in crumbs from Doritos and giggling at some stupid line from a Seth Rogan movie.
While that’s not NOT me on occasion, I do have a very high-strung side, one that hates finding the chill in life while sober. Chalk it up to a brain traumatized by decades of journalism deadlines or something. I don’t know.
But whatever it is, the high-stress personality a real drain on the brain — and almost certainly part of the reason why I’m getting regularly griped at by my doctor for having high blood pressure.
In other words, I need to find a way to chill the hell out, but it’s tough. My brain just doesn’t seem to get the memo about feeling calm and happy. Most of the time, I’m just a walking bundle of nerves and panic, which is probably why I burn through so much cannabis – it’s the only way to make me bearable to be around.
But something extraordinary happened recently, and I feel like you need to hear about it. Brace yourself, because this is big.
Despite being up to my eyeballs in deadlines this week, I’m actually feeling pretty dang zen, like I just got back from a week-long vacation or took 14 too many Xanax or whatever.
But, spoiler alert, I did neither of those things. I actually just smoked a little strain of weed called Pine Fruit — which is precisely what did the trick.
That’s right, folks – a plant is doing a better job at keeping me sane than modern medicine. Who knew Mother Nature was such a chill lady?
Now, enough about me. Let’s talk about Pine Fruit.
This strain is one of the strains on the shelf at Prohibition Herb, and — as you may have gathered by the name — it’s like wading through a calm, dark pine for-est in damp fall, only your allergies won’t kick your ass while you do it. And, what’s perhaps even better is that this strain is known for its balanced effects, which
guess, and I suddenly just did not care that there were 5,000 things on my to-do list. Screw the to-do list. I hate being an adult anyway.
I just sat there, wrapped in a warm hug from the weed, my living room reeking of pine needles and skunk, with no shame. I thought about nothing and everything simultaneously, but none of it bothered me. It was like I was able to work my way through a list of problems that I’d been avoiding, knocking out solutions in my head while my limbs hung like sacks of flour at my side.
I’m sure it wasn’t pretty, but it was hella effective. I loved it.
And while the blissful feeling I got while stoned on Pine Fruit was great, what really stood out to me about this strain was that the problems didn’t come swirling back when I sobered up. I tend to drop right back into a pile of nerves when I’m not stoned, but not this time, effers. This time I continued to feel like a zen ass mofo well after the weed was gone.
In its place was a feeling of being cool, calm, and collected. Or maybe not that, but more like a waterproof jacket. It was raining around me, but those drops were just rolling the heck off of me because who cared. I was dry! The rain was someone else’s problem.
I know we all struggle with the feeling of being completely and totally over-whelmed every once in a while. I’m well aware my junk is next level, but I’m also aware that I’m not the only one who feels like a rubber band that’s about to fricking snap with one more twist.
And if you’re dealing with that feeling, maybe (definitely) give this strain a try. While there are no guarantees that it’ll untangle the knots in your shoulders or the stress in your brain, it could be the key to letting you chill out for five actual minutes, and a break is a break.
After all, if it can do that for my high-strung ass? Well…chances are good that you’ll get some relief from this one, too.