Best Strains For Poker Night
For a lot of folks, cannabis and cards go hand in hand. Whether you’re playing a friendly cash game or at a high stakes casino – if weed is your vice – you need to make sure you’re smoking herb that keeps you in the game. The last thing you want is to become paranoid at the table, or even worse, fall asleep. It’s important to know what type of weed – Indica or Sativa – your body best responds to as it’s different for everyone, but generally speaking, you’ll want to roll with a Sativa-dominant if you’re looking to chill out, stay vigilant and win big pots.
Named after the respected cannabis rights activist, Jack Herer is a popular Sativa-dominant hybrid that will leave you feeling energized, uplifted and focused. Just a few puffs and your mind will feel alert, providing you with the low-key concentration you’ll need to observe everyone at the table, while also helping you keep an overall calm demeanor necessary to win the big hands.
Another Sativa-dominant delight, Cinex is a cross between strains Cinderella 99 and Vortex. Like Jack Herer, it also helps elevate both focus and mood. This citrus-scented bud will keep you energized for long poker games, providing you with both the mental stamina to endure hours at the table and bursts of creative intuition that will have you laying down insightful reads on your opponents.
Like with any haze, Arjan’s Haze is not for those with low THC tolerance. While the popular Sativa is known to treat and anxiety and stress, it can also produce introspective sensations that are borderline psychedelic. At almost twenty-two percent THC, Arjan’s Haze is great for a long lasting high, especially if you prefer to smoke up before sitting at the table, or enjoy playing cards in a bit more of an altered state.
Originating from South Africa, this Sativa is frequently enjoyed for its ability to help you stay productive, which is especially useful when there are many heads at your table. With longer waits between blinds, it’s sometimes easier to check out if you’re not catching quality hands, and the sweetly-scented Durban Poison will keep you uplifted and energized so you’re staying in the action.
One of the highest-rated Sativa-dominant strains that helps improve focus, it’s suggested users actually dose in order to keep one’s mind feeling loose. So use with a bit of caution. Otherwise, because of its potency, Sour Diesel is known to induce the opposite effect, and instead of helping you lay down a hand and avoid a bad beat, you might be laying down your head and drinking a glass of water to come back down from your high.