We often get asked, what’s the best kind of music for smoking weed — and the truth is, you can’t go wrong with any type of music. If it makes you feel good, that’s the right kind of music for you. However, the type of music you like may help guide you towards the right strain for vibing out to your favorite artist, especially if you’re going to a live show.
Whether you’re going to an EDM show, hip-hop concert, country music festival, or anything in between, the right cannabis strain can enhance your concert-going experience ten-fold. Read on to discover the best cannabis strains for going to a concert of nearly every musical genre.
Despite COVID’s best efforts, music festivals of all kinds have become wildly popular in the last couple of years. Some festivals might be genre-specific, while others can span the vast spectrum of musical acts for you to enjoy in one place.
With that in mind, a sativa-leaning hybrid is likely going to be your best bet. Something that will keep you creatively energized for an upbeat act but still allow you to mellow out if you decide to see a more chill artist. Your budtender will be able to lead you in the right direction, but one of the most popular cannabis strains for going to a music festival is Sour Diesel.
This uplifting strain is known for both busting stress and boosting your energy, making it a perfect match for the festival goer. Plus, it’s one of the most iconic strains in the modern cannabis market, so it should be pretty easy to track down.
Ready to dance the night away at an EDM show? Then you’re going to need a sativa-dominant strain like Jack Herer or Super Lemon Haze to keep the good vibes rolling. Both strains offer a long-lasting euphoric boost that really gets the party started.
If you can’t find these strains at your local retailer, ask your budtender which strains are high in limonene — a zesty, lemon-forward terpene found in cannabis that is said to awaken your senses. Your budtender will know exactly what you’re looking for and be impressed with your cannabis knowledge.
When you’re going to see an OG in the game, you’ve gotta grab an OG strain to get your mind (and body) right. The list of OG strains is a long one so there are plenty of different kinds to choose from. However, almost all of them are known for producing a heavy body high with a carefree attitude.
If that sounds like the right fit for you, look for strains like OG Kush or Fire OG. These strains tend to be high in THC with a nice smell reminiscent of a pine forest. Expect to uncover a mixed head and body effect that allows you to chill all through your favorite rapper’s set.
Chill is name of the game when it comes to a smooth R&B show — so you don’t want to fall asleep with an indica-leaning strain. No matter what artist you’re going to see, grab a creative weed strain that brings your focus to the present moment, like Pineapple Express.
This infamous strain (thanks to Seth Rogan) is not only fruity and delicious but also provides an alert yet playful mood. You’ll find yourself hearing the music live never before while remaining in the present moment with a smile on your face. Sounds pretty great, right?
If headbanging is your thing, show up to your next concert with a well-balanced weed strain to keep you level-headed. Stay clear and ready for action with a 1:1 CBD to THC strain like Royal Highness or Shark Shock. A few puffs of these flavorful strains will get you lifted without dragging you down so you can rock out all night long.
Although CBD-rich strains are gaining popularity, they can be a liiiiittle more difficult to find than “traditional” THC-heavy strains. Usually, retailers will have at least one or two in stock so talk to your friendly local budtender to find exactly what you need.