Does Weed Make You More Talkative?
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Depending on your experiences smoking cannabis, you may not fully understand how you will physically or mentally react to different types of weed. Even if you are a regular smoker, each new strain that is introduced or crossbred will provide a unique experience in terms of taste, smell, and high.
This will also vary depending on your biological factors, with each person being affected by cannabis in their own personal way. While some people may seek out cannabis for the calming effects, allowing you to relax for alone time, others may experience and enjoy the social benefits from more high energy strains of weed.
Below we’ll cover how each strain is most likely to affect you, and whether certain types can make you more talkative and social.
Known as the “calming” strain of weed, indica strains have the “couch-lock” effect, being sedated to a point of being couch ridden with relaxation. Popular strains with this effect include:
- Northern Lights
- Berry White
- Bubba Kush
- Grape Ape
- Granddaddy Purple
Indica strains are also used within the medical marijuana community, aiding in the treatment of insomnia, chronic pain, and mood disorders such as anxiety. Indica strains carry many of the stereotypical effects of weed often displayed in film and television, giving you the sleepy and slow moving feelings many come to expect.
Sativa strains have come to be known as the more social strain of weed, giving you a more energetic and creative high. While this will obviously change from person to person, sativa strains will give you the psychological benefits of being high without the sleepiness associated with indica strains.
Popular sativa strains include:
- Jack Herer
- Purple Haze
- Sour Diesel
- Maui Wowie
- Green Crack
- White Buffalo
- Lemon Haze
Sativa strains can be a great social weed for parties or getting together with friends, smoking from a hookah or making or your own individual joints.
Hybrids are exactly how they sound, a crossbred strain between both an indica and sativa strain. Great for those who want a mix between the highs of the two main strains, hybrids will be represented as a percentage of indica or sativa, dictating the amount of THC and CBD in the plant.
Popular strains include:
- OG Kush
- Sour OG
- White Widow
- Space Queen
- Pineapple Express
Because hybrids cover the whole spectrum in terms of psychological and physical highs, they are a great everyday strain to smoke with blunts or bowls.
Does Smoking Make You More Social?
Whether or not weed makes you more sociable will come down to a couple factors. The most important of which will be your own personal reaction to cannabis.
As with any drug, your biological reaction to it will vary from user to user. Some smokers will naturally become more reserved and withdrawn in social situations, while others will become more relaxed with their surroundings.
Your mileage will vary depending on your experiences with THC products, so keep that in mind if you unfamiliar with your own reactions to cannabis.
The second factor will come down to the strain, with some being more conducive to increased social interaction. As mentioned above, indica strains will not be ideal for a more talkative high, with these strains containing higher CBD levels.
This will contribute to the “couch lock” feeling, giving you a calmer and more sedated high. Sativa strains, however, have a higher THC level for a more intense psychological high.
For some users this will result in a more ‘talkative’ high, being ideal for smoking while with friends or in social settings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it true sativa strains make you hyper while indica strains make you sleepy
In general, this will somewhat be the case, with each user experiencing their own series of feelings while high. While ‘hyper’ may be somewhat of an overstatement to the feelings associated with sativa strains, they will definitely provide a more energetic high in comparison to indica strains.
Indica strains are often as advertised, giving you the sleepy and slow-moving feelings that are associated with them. While the CBD levels will vary with each strain, making this feeling more or less intense, they definitely are a ‘sleepier’ strain of weed.
Can smoking a sativa before bed affect your sleep?
This will come down to your own personal reaction to sativa strains, with the intense THC levels in sativa strains providing increased psychological effects. In general, cannabis is a depressant, so it won’t greatly affect your energy levels to a point where it inhibits sleep.
It may, however, increase racing thoughts which can prevent you from becoming relaxed enough to sleep. Smoking indica strains before bed will be a better plan if you want to prevent these psychological effects.
Do sativa strains really increase creativity and energy levels?
The psychoactive component to high THC strains of weed, specifically sativa strains, has a strong correlation to creativity and energy. While the energy you experience won’t be similar to something such as caffeine, it doesn’t carry the slowed-down feeling with higher CBD indica strains.
The creativity will vary from person to person, but high THC levels are conducive to the psychological response.