Best Strains For Stress Relief

Many people come into Latitude Dispensary looking for a strain that will help take the edge off and relieve some stress. For this purpose, we typically recommend an indica strain or a hybrid strain. However, some Sativa strains can also be beneficial. In this article, we’ll unpack the strains we recommend and why.

Best Indica Strains for Stress

Indica strains are most often sought for stress relief because they have a higher CBD-to-THC ratio than sativa does. This gives them a calming, sedative-like quality that helps to relax the body and boost mental tranquility. For this reason, indica strains are a preferred choice for unwinding at the end of a stressful day.

Ice Cream Cake

This strain gets its name because it’s a mixture of two other indica strains: Wedding Cake and Gelato #33. The mixture provides a flavor profile that combines subtle hints of vanilla and sugary dough. A relatively high THC strain for an indica, users report that Ice Cream Cake helps to relieve stress and helps improve sleep.


This indica strain is bred by combining the Gelato and Florida OG strains. It perfectly blends the flavor profile of its two parent strains. It tastes like sweet vanilla cookies with an earthy aroma and invigorating sharp notes. Our customers say it helps to boost their creativity, elevating their mood and putting their minds at ease.

Best Hybrid Strains for Stress

Sometimes, you need to relax before the end of the day in your Missouri home. In these situations, the sedating effects of indica may be too strong, while the energizing effects of Sativa don’t quite serve the purpose. This is exactly why hybrid strains were created. By combining the two in the right proportions, the perfect balance can be struck between the two goals.

Jokerz Candy

This hybrid strain won first place in the 2022 Leaf Bowl in Oregon, and it’s a favorite for Missouri residents at Elevate, too! It’s an indica-dominant strain that mixes White Runtz with Jet Fuel Gelato. It’s less potent than some other strains for a milder effect that helps relieve stress without making you over sleepy. Users say it makes them happy and relaxed. Jokerz Candy has an earthy flavor profile.

Orange Cookie Chem

This sativa-dominant hybrid has just the right amount of indica to provide a calming, stress-relieving effect without getting in the way of getting stuff done. It’s a flavorful strain reminiscent of tangerine juice. Customers say this strain produces a happy effect that calms the body while still leaving enough energy for the day.

Can A Sativa Help with Stress?

Indica is most typically chosen for stress relief because the sedating effects pair well with the need to unwind. This synergistic effect helps to further increase the calming impact of the strain. However, some sativa strains are great for stress as well. These strains typically rely more heavily on the feeling of euphoria to keep the mind calm while energizing the body.

White Poison 

This sativa strain is a cross between Durban Poison and White Widow. With 25% THC, it’s a rather potent strain that provides a burst of energy. As you would expect from a potent sativa, White Poison provides an energizing effect that helps the user stay focused. However, the euphoric effects this strain brings can help keep stress at bay as well.

Feel Relaxed, Feel Elevated

If you need relief from stress, whether it’s at the end of the day or the beginning, Latitude Dispensary has a strain that can help. In addition to the strains above, we carry a large selection of options to suit a variety of tastes. To see what we have on offer, come on in and browse our inventory. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.


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