Which strains will get you nice high or stoned?

“Let’s get high, or let’s get stoned?”

‘Whatever dude, just pass the blunt!’

When we talk about smoking weed, being high or being stoned are often used interchangeably. Yet, both of them are different experiences. Read along to know why:

Getting high

At first, there is a buzz - the feeling you experience when the marijuana strain first kicks in and starts altering your state of being. And then you get high, which is defined by a classy upswing in emotional uplift and physical energy. Your high also relies upon a few variables: potency of the marijuana strain, consumption method, and your cannabis smoking experience.

We, at Dutch Cannabis Seeds, recommend the following two highs:

Amnesia Haze (22% THC)

Amnesia Haze with its earthy flavors of citrus and lemons is a perfect strain to kickstart your weekend. Backed by a power-packed THC volume, this 2004 Cannabis Cup winner renders an extremely high, long-lasting, and energetic impact. The smoke of Haze is buttery smooth, and travels easily to your lungs, with little to no cough involved, as long as you’re using a high-quality batch.

Its genetics are traced back to the Jamaican and South Asian landrace strains, and the strain is ultra popular at the Amsterdam coffee shops.

The Effects of Amnesia Haze

  • Euphoric
  • Uplifted
  • Relaxed
  • Energetic

The Negatives of Amnesia Haze

  • Dry Mouth

Take my word, and toke up some Amnesia. The strain will teach you its name befittingly.

Alternatively, you can grow the feminized version of Amnesia Haze yourself. As a surprise birthday gift for your hipster girlfriend, or to save money buying future stash. Just make sure to do so at least three months before the D-day since the seeds take about 12 weeks to bloom.

Royal Highness (14% THC)

The Royal Highness will accord you a clean and clear high minus the euphoria. While the herb is indica in strength, its effects are led by the sativa influence. The blend of both results in an energetically active high, which rewards you with a crystal clear head. A 3rd place winner at the 2016 Colorado Cannabis Cup, Royal Highness is genetically a combination of Respect and Dance Hall. A smoothly deep drag of this strain will invoke flavors of skunky spice and sweet fruit.

Effects of Royal Highness

  • Creative
  • Energetic
  • Focused
  • Relaxed

Negatives of Royal Highness

  • Dry Eyes

Getting stoned

Whereas getting high is all about being ‘high up in the sky,’ getting stoned is described as having heavy, drowsy, and dopey sensations. When you get high, everything seems to move briskly in a euphoric manner. Alternatively, a good stone will feel as if everything is operating in slow motion. However, any seasoned stoner will tell you that a high eventually becomes a stone after peak intoxication.

We suggest the following strain to get a coma-induced stoned:

Original Glue aka Gorilla Glue #4 (30% THC)

From our own collection, the strongest strain that we have is definitely Original Glue (Gorilla Glue #4), this strain is not for the faint hearted and will give you an incredibly heavy couch-lock. The effects are extremely sedative, almost coma inducing. If you are just beginning smoking or if you have a low tolerance, don't start with this strain. This strain has so much resin that the buds, when you touch them, they are glued to your fingers.

Effect of Original Glue

  • Emptying your mind
  • Couch-lock
  • Sleep inducing
  • Pain relieving

Negatives of Original Glue

  • Deep red eyes
  • Laziness

Kosher Kush (29% THC)

Kosher Kush will powerfully sedate you by creating a body buzz, thereby allowing your mind to calm down from racing thoughts. Its aroma is quite earthy and picks up the intensity as the buds broke up. The taste as well is delightfully earthy with piney undertones. The stoned-effect of Kosher is typical of many popular heavy indica strains, generating pronounced relaxation and bodily relief. However, rookie users better avoid this big-league bud. It is admissible to smoke this strain in the evening since you wouldn’t be able to get anything done after tasting the Kush.

The Kosher Kush originated in L.A. as a clone-only strain and went on to win High Times Cannabis Cups for Best Indica as well as Best Strain in 2010 - 2011. This pure indica strain is almost a THC nirvana with few samples reporting over 29% volume.

Effects of Kosher Kush

  • Euphoric
  • Uplifted
  • Relaxed
  • Sleepy

Negatives of Kosher Kush

  • Dry Mouth

The mind versus body high of indica and sativa

The strain type plays a fundamental role in determining whether you will experience a high or stoned sensation. Given that sativas are linked with physical energy, mental stimulation, and even anxiety, they are renowned for stimulating a high. Yet, if you smoke too much of any strain, including a sativa, the high will in time turn into a groggy body stone.

However, if you are after instant physical effects, the following pure indica is your smoking option:

Northern Lights (19% THC)

Don’t drink and drive, smoke Northern Lights and fly!

A bit of exaggeration aside, the descendant of indigenous Thai and Afghani landrace herbs is a globally iconic strain, which itself gave rise to popular hybrids such as Super Silver Haze and Shiva Skunk. The herb first sprouted near Seattle in the USA but was cultivated outside the Netherlands only after the mid-‘80s.

The first drag will offer earthy and pine-like flavor, but quickly it will morph into a sugary candy-like taste, which makes it an excellent late night option. Occasionally, you may feel traces of citrus in Northern Light, which further compliments the robust flavor profile. The strain’s psychoactive effects will settle firmly across the body, thereby relaxing your muscles and easing the mind in a languid euphoria.

Do you know, the cannabis connoisseurs of 2019 plant their own seeds? You can also get your Northern Lights seeds here.

Effects of Northern Lights

  • Euphoric
  • Relaxed
  • Hungry
  • Sleepy

Negatives of Northern Lights

  • Dry Mouth

Durban Poison (17% THC)

Durban Poison is your perfect solution to get a productive-high across a busy day when several activities are demanding your attention simultaneously. The Durban-based strain has gained global fame for its sweet fragrance and uplifting, energetic effects.

A deeply satisfying drag of the Poison will invoke flavors of vanilla, anise, spiced orange, lemon and fennel, all knitted together with a rich creaminess. The majority would agree that the strain offers a genuinely natural aftertaste, which in the haze of the Poison feels like mother nature weaving her magic from upstairs.

Effects of Durban Poison

  • Energetic
  • Euphoric
  • Uplifted
  • Focused

Negatives of Durban Poison

  • Dry Mouth