In our post ‘Choosing The Right Cannabis Strain: It’s All About The Smell’, we’ve covered the fact that there is a strain for every occasion. If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, the cultivars described in our blog ‘3 Best Weed Strains For A Good Night’s Sleep‘ are probably your go-to strains. But if you’d rather smoke something to get you ready for a night on the town, you’d be better off with one of these ‘Top 3 Weed Strains For A Night Out In Amsterdam’:
Let’s be real for a second. You don’t have to be a Professor (Harvest) to understand that weed strains that’ll get you to sleep won’t be of much service when you’re trying to stay awake. There’s a huge difference in the effects of the many cannabis strains available today. And if you’ve ever been to Amsterdam ‘for the culture’, you’ve probably noticed the terms ‘indica’ and ‘sativa’ on some of the coffeeshop’s menus.
These terms help us distinct the more relaxing/sleep-inducing cannabis varieties (indica-dominant), from the ones that’ll literally energize you and increase your focus, well-being and overall joie de vivre if you will (sativa-dominant). This difference in effect has everything to do with the terpenes these specific cannabis strains contain. In varying ‘profiles’ or ‘compositions’, these terpenes make up each strain’s specific taste AND effect. Find a more detailed explanation on terpenes in our blog ‘Choosing The Right Cannabis Strain: It’s All About The Smell‘.
Cannabis varieties that’ll boost your energy are often classified as sativa-dominant. In technical terms this means the plant contains less than 0.5% of the sleep-inducing terpene ‘myrcene’. In return, it does contain a lot more energy-stimulating terpenes like limonene (one of the main terpenes in ‘Lemon’ weed strains) and pinene (known for it’s piney smell, abundantly present in Haze-varieties) for example.
These (and other) terpenes make sativa-dominant cannabis varieties ideal to use when you’re planning to go out. In comparison to relaxing indica-dominant strains, sativa’s tend to give you more creative energy and therefore are great to use before a night out in the city. Wether you’re going clubbing or enjoying a show at a (movie)theater, these are the Top 3 Strains For A Night Out In Amsterdam:
1. The ‘Classic’: Super Silver Haze
A spicy herbal taste with hints of pine – due to the ‘pinene’ in this strain – and a fruity undertone make Super Silver Haze one of the most distinctive sativa cannabis strains available to this day. Even though she’s been around for ages, Super Silver Haze is still widely regarded as one of the best smokes Amsterdam has to offer. Her uplifting, happy and euphoric effect make this Super Sativa the ideal match for a fun night out. Who’s ready to party?
2. The Icon With A Twist: White Choco Haze
Crossbreeding our iconic White Choco to a specially selected Mexican sativa, has led to the creation of a new best seller: White Choco Haze. Thanks to her sativa-influences, this sweet, chocolatey/melon-tasting strain is guaranteed to provide a long lasting creative high. White Choco Haze cannabis seeds have a 9 week flowering time. Depending on conditions, growers can expect their plants to reach 1.20-1.50 meters producing a 500-600 g/m² indoors.
3. The Best Lemons Life Can Give: Lemon Ice
A ‘surprising and delightfully friendly uplifting effect’, makes Lemon Ice the perfect smoke to enjoy before a night out. Growing this strain from seed can provide cultivators with different phenotypes. Ranging from a lemon-tasting and energizing sativa-banger to a milder hybrid for the more relaxing activities you might have planned.
Still looking for the right strain? See all our sativa-dominant cannabis strains here.