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5 cannabis strains for getting cozy on cold days

Published on November 22, 2018 · Last updated November 15, 2022

As the days get ever shorter and temperatures drop, the temptation to hygge it up indoors gets pretty strong.

Leaving the house after dark (or at all) becomes a bit of a hard sell. So, when the urge to just stay home is strong and the Himalayan salt lamp isn’t quite cutting it, there are plenty of cannabis strains that pair perfectly with indoor activities.

Behold, the best cannabis strains for lounging around on a cold day.Learn About Cannabis in Canada

Kinky Kush

“When I think of chilling on the couch, I think of indica strains with a high THC,” said Caitlin O’Hara, who works in media relations at Canopy Growth. And, this powerful, piney strain certainly fits the bill. A high THC content: about 25-28%, means it will definitely put you on your ass if you’re having a hard time getting there yourself. This strain comes highly recommended by those with stressful jobs, and it’s affordable, too, from only $8 per gram.

“Effects came on fast and kept building for a good 15 minutes. Very chatty and mellow, body lost all tension and the effects lasted for longer than I usually get from most cannabis.” –Squidpants


This is the strain you pick for a shame-inducing Fitbit score. With a THC content ranging from 18-28%, this spicy, peppery indica is said to lull the body into a state that makes it feel like an actual part of the couch.

“I primarily smoke at the end of the day to unwind. This not only unwound me, it disassembled me.” –Stunnned


This charmingly-dubbed indica-dominant strain—sure to put a little grin on the faces of East Coasters—is known for its clean scent with notes of clove and pine, and mid-to-high range THC levels ranging from 16-25%. Some users say it leads to full-body ease accompanied by a feeling of clear-headedness.

“Beautiful indica strain, I find during the day it mellows you out, but no real burnout phase, but could also put ya to sleep…” –RedBeardio

Critical Mass

Many people who experience a lot of pain in their body say CBD provides them with rest and relief. This indica-dominant strain has a moderate THC level, at about 19-22% balanced by 2-7% CBD. This might be one to try if all your old injuries act up on cold damp days.

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“When I’m telling you I felt the whole 9.81 m/s of gravitational force coming down all over my body I realized Isaac Newton discovered gravity when he was stoned. I had both a head and body high—smoked about 8/10 hits from a bong and would def say this amount is not for the weak…” –NucTrrrip

Blue Dream

While strong indicas are the resounding (anecdotal) preference for a chill time, this sativa-dominant hybrid is an exception. The popular strain balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration and is rich in pinene, known to promote alertness ideal for a full-day movie marathon.

“Perfectly balanced effects. Physically relaxing without being sedating, paired with [an] uppy head high that still leaves you functional and clear-headed. This strain just makes me feel good consistently.” –Cs027

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Sarah Ratchford
Sarah Ratchford
Sarah Ratchford is a weed witch and a coffee fiend. When they are not writing, they are out in the New Brunswick forest learning your basic pioneer stuff: canning, sewing, cooking, and making.
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