Summer is well underway, and with that comes summertime flings and romances. Something about the sunny, warm weather just makes you want to get all loosey-goosey with your body. For that reason, we’re taking a closer look at cannabis strains—and their cannabinoids and terpene profiles—that could enhance those romantic encounters.
Try out these strains for their arousing, euphoric, and relaxing effects that’ll have you feeling ready for an evening full of romance-novel-with-Fabio-on-the-cover caliber passion.
Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant (19-22% on average)
Big Smooth feels so euphoric and blissful, your stress and inhibitions will be flying away (and quite possibly your clothes, too). Plus, it’s one of those strains that you can smoke at any time of day, so do yourself a favor and grab a jar-full.
Cannabinoid profile: CBD-dominant (10-15% CBD on average)
ACDC is a CBD-dominant strain with earthy and piney flavors, reflecting the pinene in its terpene profile.
Because ACDC is low in THC, it’s a great option for those who typically get anxious from THC-dominant strains. That’s right, there’s still a way to toss a little cannabis into your romantic life without the fear of getting overly high.
Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant (19-23% on average)
(In my most Rihanna voice possible): COME HERE RUDE BOY, BOY CAN YOU GET IT UP.
RudeBoi OG is a caryophyllene-dominant cross of Irene OG and Face Off OG. Its earthy, piney, and woody flavors scream “I’m made of OG genetics!” through any bag, and its high tends to relax the mind, body, and soul. It’s perfect for any situation that calls for relaxation giving way to arousal.
Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant (20-24% on average)
Limonene is a cannabis terpene that may help with mood elevation and stress relief, so the limonene-packed Dogwalker OG may be just the treat to enhance your summer romance.
Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant (15-19% on average)
Plushberry is a cross between Space Queen and Black Cherry Soda that delivers floral and berry flavors. Calming by nature, Plushberry could be the perfect addition to any station that calls for an arousing boost of tranquil euphoria.
Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant (17-19% on average)
XJ-13 is known for its uplifting euphoric buzz and zesty lemon-lime flavor. A cross of Jack Herer and G13 Haze, XJ-13’s terpinolene and caryophyllene terpenes produce an aroma of citrus and pine that’ll help stimulate the mind and body.
It’s also worth noting that this strain tends to be great for novice consumers. So if you need a lighter option, but CBD isn’t your swag, give XJ-13 a toke.