5 Different Types Of Weed Highs & The Best Strains To Achieve Them

December 6, 2021

Have you ever tried to explain a certain high or experience with weed to a friend but struggled to find the words? Well, you’re not alone!

If you have ever talked to an experienced cannabis user about the different types of highs that cannabis can offer, they just might explode! There are just so many different types of cannabinoids and strain combinations that can lead to unique experiences that it can be overwhelming to try and explain the best ones.

In this article, we will be going over some of the most common types of highs that weed can offer and which strains can help you get there.

What Causes Different Types Of Weed Highs

First, let’s dive into what it is about cannabis that actually causes different types of highs. Cannabis itself consists of different chemicals called terpenes and cannabinoids that are responsible for the effects and smells associated with each strain. Throughout its long history, cannabis has been bred and interbred over and over and over again, leading to a mind-boggling amount of different strains that each have their own unique taste, smell, and type of high.

Once you consume THC, your brain changes the way it “talks” to itself. Some parts of it may become more active than usual, causing you to feel energized or uplifted; others parts of it may become relaxed, causing you to feel calm, meditative, or sleepy.

The different types of weed highs and the Strains To Get You There:


If you are looking for a strain to help get you energized and thinking from a fresh perspective, Sativa strains are the best place to start. There are a lot of options in this department, as energized could mean anything from more creativity to an increased desire for more social conversations. Green Crack is a strain that is able to help you feel perked up and stoney, with a terpene profile consisting of myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene.


Feeling uplifted is one of the most sought-after effects of cannabis. This effect is one of the main reasons that cannabis is able to help users wash away depressive feelings and anxiety and feel more optimistic and light on their feet. For this, Sour Diesel is a go-to strain that can elevate your mood and help you put your head in the clouds. Sour Diesel is a great afternoon strain and is a favorite for summer drives with the windows down listening to your favorite music.


Getting that euphoric high is an elusive trait in cannabis strains. Euphoria can be experienced mildly in some Sativa strains, but it is most prevalent in Indica and Indica hybrid strains. Hybrid strains are great at this because euphoria lies somewhere in the middle of energized and relaxed.

OG Kush is an all-time strain that is cherished for its ability to provide a smooth and refreshing euphoria. While OG Kush is a strong strain with many different sister strains, at its core, it is the king of euphoria in the cannabis world. There is a reason it is called the OG strain!


While most strains of weed are able to help you wind down and relax after a long day, few strains are able to achieve what Blue Dream is able to in this regard. BD is a legendary hybrid strain that helps wash your mind with a calm feeling while also fueling mild creativity, feelings of well-being, and don’t forget that it also triggers giggly laughter!


Cannabis is one of the best options for helping insomniacs drift off to sleep more easily. This is the effect that Indicas are best known for as far as medical uses go. When choosing a good strain for helping you fall asleep, nearly any Indica or hybrid will do, especially at higher dosages.

If you are looking for a fun nighttime strain that will make video games or music feel amazing, then we recommend Northern Lights. If you are just looking for a strain to help you melt any headaches or pain away as you melt into the couch and drift off to sleep, then Granddaddy Purple is the choice for you.

Talk With Pure Oasis About Different Types Of Weed Highs

At the end of the day, there are hundreds of cannabis strains out there that have similar effects as those listed above, but these strains are classic go-to’s that you can depend on to get you the high you are looking for.

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