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5 Ultimate Cannabis Strains for Mental Wellness


It seems like the entire world has been in a mental rut for some time now. Today we’re talking about 5 Ultimate Cannabis Strains for Mental Wellness.

With some of us finally peeking our heads out of the deep dark well we’ve barricaded ourselves in, there’s got to be something to help us crawl all of the way out.

Daily burdens, COVID PTSD, work, life, relationships and everything in between – how can we, as a human race, feel okay day after day?

Many people are still suffering in silence, and not surprisingly, the number of mood disorder diagnoses and other mental health challenges is ever increasing.

What gets me the most, is that suicide ideation in adults is on the rise as well.

I’m not saying cannabis is the answer to everything, but it can be one of life’s greatest compliments when taken responsibly.

So whether your mood or mental health wellness is on the decline, or you’re in a relatively good place – the strains we’re exploring today will only help you support a positive mental state of being.

Keep reading to discover:

5 Ultimate Cannabis Strains for Mental Wellness


1. Girl Scout Cookies

With an overwhelming 8 out of 10 North American’s suffering from some level of stress on a daily, a little support is on the way with the Girl Scout Cookies strain.

In the social media world that we live in, it’s hard to manage just this one small portion of your life, right?

It can all just feel overwhelming and hopeless. Here’s where weed comes in to help!

Girl Scout Cookies are well known for their ability to help reduce stress. It is definitely suitable for just about everyone, and can be a good starting point for ‘budding’ beginners.

GSC is an Indica-dominant strain which just really means that it has the ability to chill and zen you out.

It’s known for it’s euphoric feelings, and because of it’s popularity in the cannabis-world, it’s a top choice in our books.

Why not make Girl Scout Cookies to help alleviate stress? Check out this recipe below:

Cannabis cookies recipe with chocolate chip and marijuana leaf
These weed cookies are the best you will ever have! A perfect balance between chewy and crispy. This cannabis cookie never fails!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keyword: cannabis cookie recipe, chocolate cookies, weed cookies
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Steph Van De Ven


  • Hand mixer or whisk


  • 1/2 cup Cannabis butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Salted butter Softened
  • 1 cup White sugar
  • 1 cup Light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 3 cups Flour All purpose
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 cups Chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix together cannabis butter, salted butter and all sugars. Whisk using a hand blender or whisk, untill the mixture is creamy.
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at the time with vanilla essence and combine it with the mixture.
  • Now, combine all your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients.
  • Add your chocolate chips in the mixture and fold untill all is evenly spreaded.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or tablespoon to scoop out even sized cookie balls. Press them with your hand, so they get a nice cookie shape.
  • Place them on your oven pan and bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 min, take the weed cookies out and leave them to rest another couple minutes, untill they start to firm up and harden.
  • Enjoy the most delicious cannabis cookies you will ever have!


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 52kcal
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2. Jack Herer Strain

Life is loaded with the ebb and flow of emotional and stressful turmoil. Sometimes the lows are just too much to bear, right?

With depression affecting over 300 million people globally, having a mental wellness toolkit that includes cannabis can increase your mood and help you get on the track to feeling a little better.

Why not talk to your Doc about decreasing any antidepressants, and trying a little canna-therapy?

Jack Herer helps to increase focus, and can help elevate your mood and mental well being overall. It’s Sativa dominant, which generally moods a boost in energy – both physically and mentally.

Everyone’s experiences are different though.

It’s a powerhouse with a high THC content of around 18-24%.

So if you’re looking for something to support an elevated mood, this might be your go-to-strain!

Why not whip up a batch of yummy THC gummies using this strain? Just label it properly so it doesn’t get in the wrong hands, and enjoy it responsibly.

Jack Herer is most definitely a contender for 5 Ultimate Cannabis Strains for Mental Wellness.

Homemade cannabis gummy bears with weed buds
A simple recipe on how to make cannabis gummies at home. Recipe has been tested and works great.
4.75 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Bears, Cannabis, Gummy, making, of, proper, the, Way
Calories: 3kcal
THC: 175 mg per batch
Author: Jacob


  • Gummy bear mold


  • 1 tbsp cannabis tincture
  • 1 cup strawberries or fruit of choice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey ⅓
  • 1/3 Ounce gelatin (Agar is also an option)


  • Blend 1 cup of strawberries with the water till smooth.
  • Strain through a sieve into a pot.
  • On medium heat add the lemon juice and honey and take off the heat.
  • While off the heat but still hot, add your cannabis tincture and gelatin and stir well.
  • Divide the mixture in a gummy bear silicone matt, and refrigerate or blast-chill in freeze for at least an hour till gelatin is set.



Store in the refrigerator for a week or more, but be warned if the munchies hit – the little gummies are hard to resist.
If the gummies don’t keep it’s shape well. Try adding more gelatin to the mix.


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg
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3. Pennywise Strain

It’s a well known fact in the medical marijuana world that Pennywise can help support bipolar disorder which affects almost 6 million adults in North America.

Many factors can influence bipolar disorder including hormone imbalances, environmental and social triggers and stress in general.

Pennywise is a high CBD Indica cross and produces a very balanced effect and can help support a healthy mood balance despite life’s challenges and circumstances.

What about baking some delicious pot brownies using Pennywise?

Classic weed infused pot brownies Recipe
Who doesn’t love to bite into a chewy, gooey brownie? Brownies are one of the…
No ratings yet
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Brownies, Classic, Pot
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Robin Briggi


  • 1/2 cup Canna-butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Your choice of
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate, white chocolate, caramel


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease 8×8 inch pan.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan on stove top. Remove from heat.
  • Pour melted butter in a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift dry ingredients together cocoa, salt, baking powder, and flour into the bowl with butter mixture. Mix batter well.
  • * Optional, Add chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter chips, walnuts or fudge to or on top of batter.
  • Pour batter into pan, spread evenly. Cook for 30 minutes or stick a toothpick into center to be sure it comes out clean.
  • Allow brownies to cool. Cut into 9 squares.
  • * Optional, Add chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter chips, walnuts or fudge to or on on top of batter.


Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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4. Lemon Skunk

Lemon Skunk is a strain that plenty of people swear by to help reduce or alleviate feelings of anxiety.

Anxiety can overpower and overwhelm and when not treated properly, can really become dangerous to our mental wellness.

One of the world’s top strains, Lemon Skunk is a cross of two skunk-strains.

It’s a pretty potent strain, with THC levels reaching all the way up to 22% and the effects are positive as well as grounding/calming.

Energetic and uplifting, this hybrid strain will help you feel less-stressed and in control, while also feeling balanced.

To balance out any munchies cravings, try making a delicious guacamole dip with weed!

Cannabis infused guacamole with cannabis oil
No ratings yet
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Cannabis, Guacamole
Calories: 200kcal
THC: 43 – 86mg per whole batch


  • 1 Tablespoon Cannabis Oil
  • 2 Avocado’s, Peeled And Pitted
  • 1 cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded, Minced (Optional)
  • Salt And ground Black Pepper To Taste


  • Mash avocados in a bowl until creamy.
  • Mix tomatoes, Cannabis oil, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and jalapeno pepper into mashed avocado until well combined season – with salt and black pepper.
  • Serve the Cannabis Guacamole


Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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5. Northern Lights

Do you have a hard time shutting off your mind at the end of the day?

Insomnia, trouble sleeping, tossing and turning – all annoying and can be debilitating.

Many people have ditched their sleeping pills for a dose of Northern Lights.

Of course, always speak with your medical professional team before making any changes to your current medical regime.

A potent Indica strain with sedative effects, Norther Lights is perfect to get a good night’s sleep.

Try this healthy bedtime snack about an hour or so before you plan to drift off to dreamland:

Soothing and Satisfying – nothing beats a hot cup of tea!
No ratings yet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: cannabis tea
Servings: 1 person
Author: Steph Van De Ven
Cost: 10+


  • Pot for the stove
  • Strainer
  • Tea bags
  • Teapot and cups


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 gram cannabis
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey depends on your liking


  • Boil water on the stove
  • When it comes to a rolling boil, add in your weed. ( all of it)
  • Turn the temperature down to a simmer, and let this steep for 15 minutes. Don't burn it, or you may lose the wonderful terpenes you're after.
  • After about 15 minutes of low and slow steeping, strain the weed from the tea mixture.
  • Keep the weed, and either put it in an empty teabag, or a tea-strainer that can handle fine pieces of loose leaves.
  • Place your hot water in a teapot, along with your bag of weed-tea (or the loose leaf tea strainer) and steep for a fewminutes
  • Gently pour into your cup, add your desired flavorings, and enjoy!
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