People smoke cannabis for various reasons. Some smoke it to have a good time, others smoke it to get their creative juices flowing. Then, you have another set of people who need something that will calm them down. Something that does not have the side effects that certain medications have.

If this description fits you, then keep reading!

In Canada, residents are allowed to legally grow their own medical marijuana, once they have their ACMPR license. With this license, one can grow as many plants as they can manage and will never have to worry about travelling to and from a dispensary to acquire this treatment.

If you are interested in growing medical marijuana for your own use, you must first note that not all cannabis has the same effect. Some make you sleepy, some get you aroused, some make you really happy and others have more of a chilling, calming effect.

Here are some examples of those strains that will help you to calm down:

Northern Lights

This strain is a pure breed of Indica. It is preferred among growers because these plants are easy to maintain and grow strong and quick. The best part is that Nothern Lights is resistant to many of the diseases and problems that are faced when growing other strains of cannabis.

The strain is very potent, and fast acting and results in a mellow feeling and total relaxation for its consumers. Northern Lights is also known for getting those creative juices flowing, without giving you a headache.

King Louis XIII

If you want your worries to totally disappear, and experience peace, then King Louis XIII is definitely for you. Originating in California, this strain is described as having a piney smell and earthy musk, with over 20% THC.

King Louis XIII is a child of OG Kush and LA Confidential and is known to address issues such as insomnia, stress, anxiety and even muscle spasms.

Blue Dream

This strain is prized for its smooth smoke and spicy-yet-fruity taste. It is also popular for its dream-like effects.

Many strains that calm you down, also have the effect of making you drowsy. But this strain is perfect for the daytime. It makes you enter a euphoric state, without sending you into snooze mode

Girl Scout Cookies (GSC)

Everyone loves girl scouts and girl scout cookies. That fact is the same for this strain of cannabis bearing the same name. Girl Scout Cookies is the child of Durban Poison and OG Kush. Therefore, it has the best characteristics of what the two has to offer.

Despite it being located grown in California, this strain quickly spread to Canada and won the hearts of stoners and casual users alike. Users will testify to the fact that smoking Girl Scout Cookies will give you full-body relaxation while boosting your mood significantly.

The strain Is also very potent so you will not have to use a lot to achieve euphoria.


Can you guess why this strain has this name? Well, some users say it is so potent that the relaxing effects of this strain will hit you like a train!

And that is not a bad thing, it just means that it works quickly and will help to calm you down in no time. This strain is high in THC and persons with ADD and ADHD can really benefit from its effects.

Purple Kush

Purple Kush is easily identified by its purple colour. It is a pure Indica strain that, when grown properly, can reduce stress, alleviate pain and help your entire mind and body to enter a state of relaxation. Persons who suffer from anxiety and insomnia can also make Purple Kush their new best friend.


If you want the soothing effects of marijuana, while still being able to be productive, then Cannatonic is for you. It contains just the right amounts of both THC and CBD that will not only calm you down but help to boost your mood with no mind-altering effects.

As you can see, there is a wide variety of cannabis strain to choose from that will without a doubt help you to feel calm and relaxed. Which strain will you be trying first?