There are a number of stereotypes concerning marijuana usage—laziness and inactivity fall into this category. For generations, mainstream media and Hollywood have presented images of “stoners” perpetually planted on couches whilst shoveling potato chips into their mouths. However, one only has to experience the real cannabis culture in western states such as California, Washington, Colorado and Oregon to realize that most cannabis enthusiasts are actually extremely active and adventuresome. In fact, a vast number of vigorous extreme sports and endurance challenge athletes use cannabis on a regular basis. Not only do many backpackers, hikers, skiers, snowboarders, and trail runners push their bodies well beyond the standardized, conventional “gym workout”—they do it after consuming marijuana.
Know that there are multiple ways to consume marijuana, you can eat or drink it, rub it into your skin, vape, smoke and much more. Ask the budtenders at your local dispensary which products have the strains listed and then pick how you want to put it into your body.
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Here are 10 great types of marijuana of marijuana to use while engaging in extreme outdoor activities:
This hybrid strain is renowned for an acute body buzz and an energetic euphoria. Even more, it doesn’t give you the munchies so you can truly work up an appetite while on the trail or the ski slopes.
The somewhat offensive name of this sativa dominant varietal comes from its ammonia like pungency. Obscure jargon aside, outdoorsman and athletes alike enjoy the cerebral effects of Cat Piss smoke as it helps one focus on the task at hand—breathing in the wonders of Mother Nature.
This New York favorite helps put lazy stoner stereotypes to rest. Sour Diesel is one of those strains that people love to smoke in the daytime. With a small hit of this herb, one will be leaving the confines of the indoors and be exploring the wilderness.
Renowned for its fruity and spicy aroma, this Jack Herer x Skunk #1 strain is a widely accepted favorite for skiers and snowboarders around Lake Tahoe, CA. With its intensely cerebral high, J1 helps skiers and riders of California anticipate turns and jumps far in advance.
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Don’t worry, this indica dominant hybrid doesn’t have the addictive qualities of real “crack.” However, a few tokes of this famous strain will get you up and moving in no time.
This West Coast favorite is named after a Grateful Dead song. The song is an energetic tune that talks about a train engineer driving a locomotive to its speed limit, being careful not to crash. For those smokers looking to get out for a run—take the Dead’s advice and smoke some Casey Jones.
This strain is praised by Colorado residents for its tropical essences and animated buzz. Don’t be surprised if you smell riders and skiers smoking Golden Goat on chairlifts throughout the Rocky Mountain State.
This famous indica strain is a great medicine to use for muscle pains after a long day on the ski slopes. When finished with a huge powder day, seasoned skiers and snowboarders swear by its pain relieving effects.
Super Silver Haze
This sativa strain is used by medical cannabis patients as a great motivator for activity. Whether one plans to summit a 14,000 ft. peak or do a mellow day hike with some friends, Super Silver Haze is an excellent addition to anyone’s gear list.
This sativa dominant hybrid has long since been a favorite of cannabis growers due to its enormous yields and blueberry smell. Smokers appreciate its high as well—Blue Dream provides a cerebral energy which meshes well with activities like trail running.