The last couple of months were a whirlwind of socializing, gift-giving and receiving, celebrations and eating an abundance of delicious foods – not to mention the sweets. From Halloween in October to welcoming the New Year, we’ve been in constant go-mode with little time to rest in between.
If you’re anything like us, crawling into bed to hibernate and recharge until springtime probably sounds really good right about now. A desire only made stronger by January’s never-ending long winter nights. Allow us to tell you three reasons why all of this makes us want to curl up in a fuzzy blanket with tea and a relaxing indica joint.
Remind Your Body How to Relax
Cannabis indica strains are renowned for their relaxing effects. There’s a reason people remember indicas as “in-da-couch.” It’s because indicas provide a luscious body high that sinks you into your couch or bed and melts your muscles to putty. Can you even remember the last time you didn’t feel tense? Indica strains offer an easy and efficient way to remind your body what it’s like to relax.
Heal Your Body
One of the very best, even magical, things about cannabis is its medicinal uses, unlike alcohol which provides practically zero health benefits. Marijuana is one of the few drugs (outside of psilocybin psychedelics) that offers a pleasant high while healing you in the process.
Researchers have already discovered an array of ways cannabis benefits us, including but not limited to easing anxiety, improving acne and sleep, and is an impressive anti-inflammatory and neural protectant. All of which occurs while you lay comfy as can be while enjoying your favorite movie or other activities.
Calm Your Mind
We are bombarded by countless distractions every minute of the day, and it can be challenging to maintain focus on anything. But like your body, cannabis indica is also a powerful tool to help us calm our minds.
For this reason, Indica strains are a fantastic for beginning a meditation practice. A quiet mind is necessary for meditating but can be challenging to achieve at first which leads many people to give up. But indicas make it easier to block out excess noise and let your mind be still.
Greeley Gallery’s Favorite Indica Strains
While all of the indicas available at Greeley Gallery are wonderful, it’s hard not to have some favorites. So, we asked our staff for their favorite indica strains, and here’s what they said.
When it comes to dried cannabis flower, Chem Delight is one of the top picks thanks to the deep relaxation it provides. Tres Star, with its ability to help us chill out and calm down, is a close second. Last but certainly not least, is Gelato Cake which is our favorite one for helping us sleep. Stop in to pick up an eighth of an ounce of all our dried cannabis flower for $20, half an ounce for $60, and one ounce for $110.
But smoking cannabis isn’t the only way to receive the benefits of indica, which is why also on the list of favorite indicas are the 20-piece Drops and Mr. Moxy’s Artisan Mints, especially the Zen mints.
One of the reasons we opened Greeley Gallery is because we care about people. And that includes reminding you to rest when needed and to take care of yourself. Life can be rough sometimes and feel even darker during long winter nights, but that makes self-care even more critical – and cannabis can help.
Stop by Greeley Gallery in north Portland any day of the week between 7am and 10pm to pick up your choice of indica. We have great relationships with our suppliers and only provide the highest quality locally produced cannabis products at our dispensary. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Written by Katrina Paulson