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Types of Weed Highs

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 31 January 2022 in Canna Blog

As you may know, it can be difficult to explain the experience of getting high to someone who’s never tried weed. If you ask a seasoned stoner how many different ways cannabis can make you feel, they’ll generally tell you the myriad effects fall under a few umbrellas, such as energizing, uplifting, euphoric, relaxing, or sleepy. There are many different types of "weed highs" if you will.

If you ask a scientist how many different ways cannabis can make you feel, they’ll tell you an infinite amount that depends on multiple factors both relating to the strain and your mood. What is it about cannabis that makes you feel so many different effects?

General consensus is that the varied, subjective effects are due to THC causing different patterns of functional connectivity in the brain. The different effects come from how much these different patterns and connections talk to each other on any given day. 

So, once you consume THC, your brain changes the way it talks to itself. Some parts of it may become more active than usual, causing you to feel energized or uplifted; others parts of it may become less active, causing you to feel relaxed or sleepy. 

One interesting way to think of consuming marijuana and its effects is as a home stereo system. You’ve got one dial for the bass, one dial for the treble, one for the volume, and so on. Every dial is always tuned to something, and you’re just tuning them to different ratios depending on the strain you choose.

And with that, here are five of the best strains to set your dials to feeling energized, uplifted, euphoric, relaxed, or sleepy. We'll also categorize them by the types of weed highs they give off.

Energized Weed Highs

For those of you looking for weed to give you a sense of energy, look no further. This energized weed high feels like a green tea energy feeling.

  • Green Crack

    • Green Crack is a great example of a cannabis strain that usually adjusts a person’s knobs to a more energizing experience. Initially bred way back in the 1970s, it’s a legendary sativa that tastes like earthy citrus terpenes and is great for daytime use. Its three most common terpenes are myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. 

  • Jack Herer

    • Jack Herer was created in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s, where it was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a medical-grade strain. Since then, this spicy, pine-scented strain has taken home many awards for its quality.

  • Durban Poison

    • Durban Poison has gained popularity worldwide for its sweet smell and energetic, uplifting effects. This is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, when exploring the outdoors, or to lend a spark of creativity. 

Uplifting Weed High

Feeling like you need to be uppity when you're not feeling up for it. There are some strains that will help with that.

  • Sour Diesel

    • If you want something uplifting, Sour Diesel is highly regarded by the medical cannabis community for its mood-blasting abilities. It’s a potent sativa-dominant hybrid created by crossing Chemdog and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel’s sour and gassy terpene profile features caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene. 

  • Super Silver Haze

    • Super Silver Haze is made by crossing Skunk, Northern Lights, and Haze. This creates a beautiful, sticky strain boasting an energetic, long-lasting body high. The uplifting effects are great for high stress or when suffering from a lack of appetite or nausea.

  • Tangie

    • Tangie is a sativa marijuana strain made by crossing California Orange and Skunk-1. This strain is a very popular choice in Amsterdam and is spreading elsewhere.

Euphoric Weed Highs

Looking to get on Pink Floyd's level? These weed strains are your jam. They're more of a full-body high, which will have you feeling like you are floating to the Dark Side of the Moon.

  • OG Kush

    • Though it can be extremely potent, OG Kush is still the perfect example of a long-lasting euphoric high that doesn’t much teeter toward feeling energizing or sleepy—you’ll just be stoned. OG Kush is the OG hybrid that swept California by storm in the 1990s and set the bar for many high-potency strains we smoke today. It has a flavor of earthy, sour, gassy, and skunky terpenes that we’ve come to identify as “kush,” which give way to an intense experience. 

  • Girl Scout Cookies

    • GSC, also known as "Girl Scout Cookies," is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing OG Kush with Durban Poison. This popular strain produces euphoric effects, followed up by waves of full-body relaxation. One hit of GSC will leave you feeling happy, hungry, and de-stressed.

  • Wedding Cake

    • The Wedding Cake strain provides relaxing and euphoric effects that calm your body and mind. This strain has a rich and tangy flavor profile with undertones of earthy pepper. Medical marijuana patients choose Wedding Cake regularly to help relieve symptoms associated with pain, insomnia, and appetite loss.

Relaxed Weed Highs

It's been a stressful day/week/month/year. Here are some full-body types of weed highs that will help relax you and your body. A muscle and mind-relaxing remedy.

  • Blue Dream

    • Blue Dream is another legendary hybrid that people use for its relaxing qualities, morale-boosting euphoria, and overall quality that brings a smile to your face. It’s a cross of Blueberry and Haze that produces a sweet, berry, terpene profile. 

  • Apple Fritter

    • Apple Fritter, a true hybrid strain, is known for its powerful and relaxing high. Put out by Lumpy’s Flowers, Apple Fritter is a strain with unknown origins. Those who enjoy Apple Fritter say this strain allows you to enjoy your evening without losing your cool.

  • Purple Punch

    • Purple Punch is a delicious dessert strain best suited for after dinner. Its effects can help with managing nausea, stress, minor body aches, and sleeplessness.

Sleepy Weed Highs

Nyquil in a cannabis flower - that's what we're looking at with these weed strains. A head AND body high, these strains will cradle your entire nervous system to sleep.

  • Granddaddy Purple

    • If you’re talking sleepy strains, Granddaddy Purple is one of many that will tuck you in for a few hours. This indica crosses Purple Urkle and Big Bud and is famous for its purple appearance, and maybe more famous for its usually sedative high. Its most common terpenes are myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. 

  • Blackberry Kush

    • Blackberry Kush produces relaxing effects and is often recommended for pain management due to its strong body high. Blackberry Kush offers a hashy flavor profile with a jet fuel taste and aroma that is balanced out with sweet berries.

  • Bubba Kush

    • Bubba Kush, also known as "BK," "Bubba," and "Bubba OG Kush" is an indica marijuana strain that has gained notoriety for its heavy tranquilizing effects. From head to toe, muscles ease with heaviness as dreamy euphoria blankets the mind, crushing stress while bringing happy moods.

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Right now, a couple of deals we have are $8 dollar eighths of flower (if you’re looking to try a new strain after this article) or $79 dollar ounces, if you’ve got a tried-and-true favorite strain.

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Private Reserve vs Top Shelf

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 in Canna Blog

If you‘re a regular cannabis user and live in a state that permits legal cannabis consumption (THAT'S US, COLORADO!) finding quality products can be a difficult task.

According to the New Frontier Data, cannabis will likely generate $1.3 billion in sales this year. This steady growth of the cannabis industry has also increased the number of suppliers, retailers, dispensaries, and wholesalers. 

Unfortunately, not every weed supplier sells you the quality product you’re looking for. 

This is when you need to have an in-depth knowledge of weed strains to evaluate their quality. It is especially true when you’re looking to buy weed products like top shelf and private reserve. "Private Reserve" and "Top Shelf" are common terms that confuse many cannabis buyers.

Dispensaries sell many qualities of flowers, such as graded, top, mid, low shelf, and private reserve. Whether you’re looking for Marijuana buds or searching for quality Top Shelf products, educating yourself on these classifications is important if you want to save time, money, and frustration. 

Let’s get some details to help you understand the key differences between Private Reserve vs Top Shelf.

What is Private Reserve?

Private Reserve is the most popular cannabis flower and is the highest and purest cannabis available in dispensaries.

Though all cannabis flowers go through growing, drying, and curing processes, Private Reserve has special care procedures. The exclusive curing methods for Private Reserve help restore and preserve the cannabinoids and terpene content levels. 

Cultivators leave small cannabis batches for Private Reserve cannabis products to retain the quality. The most popular type of cannabis flower comes with appealing colors, a strong aroma, and a unique bud structure. Typically, it has the highest price tag. 

In the cannabis market, products are divided into four categories:

Compassion or White Horse Bud is the first-tier.

The mid-grade comes next, and Top Shelf is the third tier.

Private Reserve tops all tiers with its high quality and price.

Private Reserve is considered high-quality if it includes a rich trichomes coating, deep and bright blues, greens, purples, and ideal texture. The moisture level is also high to provide the best smoking experience to users.

Note that the strains of Private Reserves are fairly rare. This is the reason why they are the most celebrated product among cultivators. The premium Private Reserve is lab tested for metals and pesticides. 

The tests are also important for determining cannabinoids and terpenes. Most consumers and users seek out Private Reserves because of the high levels of THC.

What is Top Shelf?

Top Shelf is a fantastic variety of cannabis flowers that many consumers prefer over other varieties. It has a different aroma, typically pungent and stronger.

The buds on the Top Shelf are fat and dense. The cannabis product is completely coated in unique trichomes

As the Top Shelf contains rich trichomes and a complex terpene profile, it offers consumers a pleasant experience when they get high on this weed. Typically, the bud of Top Shelf has a bright color and is stickier than Private Reserve. 

The smell is also not consistent and varies depending on the strain and terpene profiles. Regardless of the strain, the smell of Top Shelf is powerful.

The taste of Top Shelf is good but doesn’t have the rich flavors Private Reserve has. Top-shelf marijuana contains substantially higher THC content than Private Reserves. 

The Top Shelf has a THC level of 40 to 80 percent. That is why the weed smokes and tastes better. You may get really high on Top Shelf weed. But the synergy from different cannabinoids gives a balanced feeling. 

The high-quality, top-shelf weed doesn’t use any fertilizers or chemical pesticides. However, you must buy from reliable suppliers and know how to separate the high-grade weed from its low-grade counterparts.

Characteristics of Private Reserve vs. Top Shelf

One feature that sets Private Reserve from Top Shelf or any other weed is the quality of care provided to the cannabis plant.

It is definitely a higher grade than Top Shelf as the materials and conditions growers use for these flowers are controlled. Plus, Private Reserves are grown in smaller batches than Top Shelf. The growers are much more experienced.

THC levels are also different in Private Reserves and Top Shelf. Private Reserve is a potent product that comes with THC levels of around 20 percent. The percentage isn’t ideal for new users, but if you’re a seasoned user, it can give you a deep, comforting, and blissful experience.

On the other hand, Top Shelf has a 40 percent THC level which is higher than Private Reserve. It is also not ideal for new consumers. Private Reserve is the most expensive type of cannabis.

However, many consumers are fine with buying mid-grade weed like Top Shelf. If you don’t smoke much and want to save money, mid-grade weed such as Top Shelf is the right choice.

You can save up to $10 on buying flower by using weed deals here on Cannasaver

Also, you can get the best deal for Mix & Match 8 Gram’s of Top Shelf to save $149.

If you’re looking to buy high-quality marijuana, our site has a comprehensive collection of deals and discounts. All you need to do is keep an eye on the deals on the site to find the best offers on top-shelf and Private Reserve cannabis without going over budget.

Finding premium quality weed is challenging if you don’t know the primary differences between the most used varieties, such as Private Reserve and Top Shelf.

Ask your budtender for private reserve and top shelf options!

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