Introverts tend to draw energy by spending time alone; they prefer focusing on internal feelings over seeking stimulation from external sources. They’re more often thinkers — rather than talkers. Predictably, many artists and writers are introverts, while politicians and entertainers — here’s looking at you, President Trump! — tend to be extroverts.
Rather than going out to a party on a Friday night, introverts are more likely to be found in the comfort of their home reading a book or binging on a Netflix series. For many introverts, cannabis can enhance new experiences or quell some of their social anxiety. They may even feel more extroverted — or break out of their shell, so to speak.
Keep in mind some strains work better than others. Introverts may find particular strains exacerbate introversion, while other strains make them more social.
What are some of the best cannabis strains for introverts? Let’s dive in!
Cannabis Strains for Introverts
Cannatonic – Hybrid
Introverts who have anxiety will love this strain. Cannatonic is a high CBD hybrid that typically has a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio, meaning that it has enough CBD to counteract anxiety that THC sometimes induces. It also has high levels of the terpene myrcene which will boost feelings of relaxation.
Blue Dream – Hybrid
Among cannabis enthusiasts across North America, Blue Dream is one of the most popular strains. Whether you’re looking to boost creativity, fight anxiety, or lift your mood, this strain has it all. It produces a sedative and euphoric feeling making it a versatile strain to have at the ready.
Durban Poison – Sativa
Durban Poison, a popular landrace strain hailing from South Africa, is known for its ability to energize even the most lackadaisical of people. If you are frustrated with your introversion keeping you from getting out, or you need to get something done, give this strain a whirl. It’s the espresso of cannabis, with many users reporting Durban as uplifting, energizing, and a creativity booster. A word of caution: Durban Poison’s high THC and practically non-existent CBD content can produce anxiety in some consumers.
Gorilla Glue #4 – Hybrid
This award-winning strain is for the introverts who are looking forward to a night at home. Gorilla Glue #4 lives up to its name by gluing you to your couch (“couch lock”). This potent hybrid strain delivers a heavy euphoric and relaxing high, perfect for a lazy day.
AC/DC – Hybrid
AC/DC is a rocking strain for anyone who wishes to have minimal psychoactive effects when smoking weed but still wants some of its benefits. Though the cannabinoid profile varies, AC/DC can contain up to 20 times more CBD than THC. The high CBD content allows the user to stay focused and relaxed and avoid any “wait, what did you say?” moments.
Cabbage Patch – Hybrid
Cabbage Patch combines Cherry Pie and the previously mentioned Durban Poison making it an epic strain for socializing. This sweet-tasting strain delivers uplifting effects that spark creativity and (sometimes uncontrollable) laughter.
Pineapple Express – Hybrid
You may have heard of this strain from the eponymously named comedy film starring Seth Rogan. Pineapple Express is the perfect match for the introvert who wants to explore their creative side. It provides a long-lasting and energizing mind buzz that is likely to spur ideas you haven’t thought of in the past.
Whether introverted, extroverted or somewhere in between, cannabis has the potential to be beneficial for all different types of people in a multitude of settings. Finding the strain that works for you and the optimal dosage isn’t the same for everyone, so educate yourself, ask our budtenders, and experiment! It’s a journey that could lead to a life changing practice.