If there’s anything I’ve learned as an adult, one size fits all does not always apply.

When I’m heading to a football tailgate with some burgers and hot dogs, I’ll reach for a beer.

When I’m staying home to enjoy a fancy dinner and a classic movie, I’ll pour up a glass of wine.

When I’m getting ready for a week at Mardi Gras, I’ll bring some hard liquor.

The same way people turn to different types of alcohol based on the occasion, the same is true for Mary Jane.

Cannabis is typically described as either a sativa-dominant or an indica-dominant.

Sativas generally make you feel more energetic, while Indicas can turn anyone into a couch potato. These effects are largely due to THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis. However, as the effects of weed continue to be explored, researchers and medical users alike are interested primarily in the CBD content of these strains.

As such, I’ve provided a few strain recommendations that can help cannabis enthusiasts of all types — even those not trying to get stoney bologna. Based on the generic events below, I’ve put together a short list of some can’t-miss strains.

Looking to wake and bake before a sunrise hike?

Light up a sativa. My personal favorite is Sour Diesel.

This legendary strain came about in the 90s and is especially popular to New Yorkers and their fast-paced lifestyle. If you can’t get your hands on Sour D, Trainwreck provides a solid alternative for those looking to be uplifted.

Had a stressful day and looking to lounge on the couch?

Try an indica. Grandaddy purple is a great choice for an evening toke.

This California native gets its name from its berry like aroma and deep shades of purple.

Suffering from body or muscle soreness after a long workout?

Opt for a strain high in CBD. As one of the first high-CBD, low-THC strains to gain widespread publicity, Charlotte’s Web has become the posterboy for the CBD movement.

Originally used to treat epilepsy, users are now toking up to deal with more acute pain and muscle spasms. The price tag on strains high in CBD can often turn consumers away, so edibles offer another option for users looking to numb their pain.

As weed becomes more mainstream, consumers will enjoy a wider product offering and the ability to pick the strain that best suits the occasion.

So the next time you’re looking for some reefer relief, know your tolerance, and know the occasion.

Drop a like if you’ll be pairing your occasions accordingly and drop a comment with some activities you like to do when you light up.

Till next toke,

Chief Leaf