There’s no doubt that weed and gaming are a popular combo. It is so widely loved that entire gaming leagues are dedicated to getting high and high scores like the Stoned Gamer League and Snoop Dogg’s Gangsta Gaming League.
And as fun as that sounds, video games are all about playing smart—and one of the best moves you can make is to find just the right cannabis strain to complement your gaming style. Everyone does react to weed differently depending on its natural cannabinoids and terpenes, but there seems to be a trend in gamers amongst which statins they prefer most.
So whether you’re a fan of World of Warcraft, Mario Kart, Tetris, or anything in between, check out our list of the best weed strains for gaming.
A crowd-favorite for many occasions, this versatile strain is especially effective when gaming. Made by crossing Trainwreck and Hawaiian, Pineapple Express is known for giving consumers a sharpened focus on colors and sounds, just like a good sativa should. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the bright taste of citrus, infused with juicy pineapple and earthy pine, all courtesy of its major terpenes pinene, limonene, and caryophyllene.
Durban Mango is another fruit-forward strain that is a popular choice for serious gamers. As the offspring of Mango and Durban (if you can’t tell by its name), this highly stimulating sativa strain allows you to have a positive outlook no matter what the game throws your way. After a few puffs, get ready for a gradual, upbeat head high coupled with a body high that won’t weigh you down. Fans of this strain say they can game for hours after consuming Durban Mango.
With a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, Critical Mass is a well-balanced indica-leaning strain that many describe with a sweet, citrusy taste. Its equally delicious effects give consumers a mellow body high with mild cerebral effects. And because it’s rich in CBD, you won’t get too high so you can focus on the game in front of you. It’s the kind of weed you can enjoy throughout the day without knocking out on the couch.
Super Silver Haze
Created through the crossing of Northern Lights, Haze, and Skunk, this strain is perfect for sativa lovers. It delivers a creative and cerebral high with long-lasting energy that will keep you up and defeating bosses until the cows come home. In other words, get ready to experience an uplifting and invigorating strain you’ll turn to again and again while you game.
When you’re gaming with friends, Hawaiian Diesel is a social and euphoric strain with an energetic finish. Born from iconic parents by the likes of Aloha State and Sour Diesel, this true sativa strain allows you to stay focused and upbeat no matter what kind of game you’re playing. To top it off, the sweet taste of tropical fruit and the aroma of pinesol give this strain a unique but alluring flavor profile.
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