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All of the best Cannabis strains for athletes

March 29, 2018


Harlequin is a 75% sativa-dominant hybrid that’ll give a very mellow high. Even though it’s more of a sativa, Harley’s high CBD content counteracts much of the psychoactivity that comes with THC. Harlequin is known for its subtle relaxation, allowing you to stay active but not anxious. Perfect to try before hitting the weights; you’ll more easily relax, focus on form, and continue rep after rep without much.


Bruce Banner

This sativa dominant strain has a high THC content that hits hard on the front end; you’ll feel its heady and energizing effects almost immediately. But this nuanced strain packs a second punch.


After the initial high hits, you’ll move into a more focused, mellow high. This makes Bruce Banner a perfect pre-workout strain. Get a gust of energetic high to get you started, then end your workout with a focused high that’ll keep you pain free. Bonus tip: this is also a great strain to get you in the creative spirit.


Lemon Haze

Just the right amount of Lemon Haze is like a caffeine boost without the terrible jitters, making this sativa dominant flower such a popular day time option. Its cerebral high focus you in on your work out, but be aware: this strain is potent. If you’re mixing Lemon Haze and athletics for the first time, be sure to go slow.



Another sativa dominant hybrid, ACDC contains high CBD and low THC, so it’s very popular with mmj patients. Because of its nearly 19% CBD content and 20:1 CBD to THC ratio, the strain produces little to no psychoactive effects, ideal for treating chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, and more. A great option for unwinding after a tough, aching workout. Smoke or vape (recommended) a little in or after an Epsom salt bath for a more relaxing recovery.



Best Strains for Pain Management


White Widow

White Widow is a hybrid marijuana strain. It derives from two different strains; South Indian Indica and South American, which is a Sativa strain. This cannabis strain offers excellent pain relief as well as an uplifting, energetic, and euphoric feeling. It is known for treating stress, depression and lack of appetite.


Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a hybrid marijuana strain, a cross breed between the Sativa Haze with Blueberry Indica. It has a sweet flavor and is favored by many smokers. This strain is known for having significant pain relief properties it commonly used for depression and stress relief. The THC content of Blue Dream falls between 17-24% while the CBD content ranges from .1-.2% consistently.


Bubba Kush

Deriving from the Hindu Kush landrace cannabis strains this unique strain offers an earthy flavor. As it is Indica based, it provides a very relaxed and sleepy effect for many who enjoy it for their pain relief. It is also known for being the marijuana sleeping pill, as it does wonders before bedtime relieving pain addressing stress, depression and assisting with insomnia. The THC content of Bubba Kush ranges from 14-22%, and the CBD content ranges from .06-.1%.



AK-47 is kind of like a cannabis mix. It comes from a variety of different strains including South American, Mexican and Thai Sativa strains and the Afghani Indica strain. It is great for relieving pain, eliminating stress and managing depression. Being a sativa dominant strain, it also provides an uplifting effect. So make sure you don’t smoke it before you go to sleep.


Jack Herer

Jack Herer is named after a renowned cannabis activist, and similar to Jack himself this strains is extremly effective. This powerhouse strain will help to ease pain while providing you with the benefits of Sativa. It is often used to treat depression, lack of appetite and fatigue in addition to pain. The THC content of Jack Herer ranges from 18-23% and the CBD content ranges from .03 -.2%. This strain is a cross between Shiva Skunk, Northern Lights #5 and a Haze Hybrid.


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