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While medicinal marijuana may be newly legal in many parts of the world, many ancient cultures have used this magical herb to treat a wide range of ailments for centuries. One of the most common wellness uses for cannabis is to help you get a good night’s rest—but with so many different kinds of weed on the market today how do you know which ones are the best for sleep?

Simple. You read this JARS article. Here, we’ll list some of the top cannabis strains for sleep so you know what to look for on your next weed run.

Best Marijuana Strains for Sleep

Different strains of weed not only taste and smell different, but they can also have wildly contrasting effects—that’s why it is so important to know which kinds might be right for you. If you need help with chronic insomnia or simply want to catch up on some zzz’s, you have a number of options to choose from.

Before we get into our list of sedating strains, let’s look at a list of some helpful tips to keep in mind for your next trip to JARS:

  • For sleep, THC-heavy strains are usually the most effective. However, if THC increases unpleasant side effects like anxiety, you may want to go for a CBD-rich strain instead.
  • Put the joint down and eat a cookie. While smoking kicks in quickly, edibles are more likely to last for several hours.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Ask your budtender to point you in the right direction.

With these pro-tips in mind, read on for a more detailed examination of some popular sleep-inducing cannabis strains:

Grandaddy Purple

Grandaddy Purple is an infamous indica strain that often smells and tastes of grapes. It delivers a potent cerebral high combined with heavy sedating effects, that will likely leave you couch-locked for hours—or off to dreamland. This strain is a fan-favorite among marijuana patients whose pain keeps them up at night.

Northern Lights

Picture this: you’re wrapped in a warm blanket on a snowy night surrounded by twinkling stars—that’s kind of what medicating with Northern Lights is like. It’s a classic cannabis strain that commands sleep with an impressive mind and body high. You’re left feeling warm and fuzzy from the inside out, ready for a night of sleep.

Bubba Kush

For a well-balanced high with a medium-level of THC, Bubba Kush is an insomniac’s dream come true. It offers an all-around relaxing high that may even be a great fit for beginners. On top of the sought-after sleepy effects, this strain tastes of the sweet flavors of decadent chocolate and roasted coffee.

Girl Scout Cookies

Known for its knockout sedative effects, Girl Scout Cookies is a hybrid strain that may also treat pain, anxiety, and other ailments that keep you up way past your bedtime. If you can find it in an edible get ready for a peaceful, long-lasting slumber.

Tahoe OG Kush

Marked by a sloth-like, heavy body sensation, Tahoe OG is often used as a nighttime strain. Even though Tahoe OG embodies all of the typical indica effects, it also leaves you feeling uplifted and happily high.

God’s Gift

God’s Gift is truly a present to anyone needing a solid night of rest. After a few puffs, you will suddenly feel at peace and ready for bed, as any nagging stress and anxiety melts away. Topped with pleasant notes of berry and citrus, this strain is as tasty as it is effective.

Khalifa Kush

Sometimes called Wiz Khalifa OG, Khalifa Kush is a popular hybrid strain that was bred specially for the rapper—you guessed it—Wiz Khalifa. The effects and terpenes are similar to that of the classic indica variety, OG Kush. Notes of zesty lemon and pine forest blend with a perky head high and limber body effects that can help you find your way to dreamland.


If THC isn’t your thing or you want to try something ultra-relaxing, Remedy has your name written all over it. You won’t get stoned to the bone but CBD-dominant strains like Remedy may be effective in relieving pain, anxiety, stress, and other symptoms that fuel sleepless nights.

Find Your Sleep-Approved Strain At JARS

At the end of the day, finding the right strain for you is a personal journey and usually calls for some experimentation. The eight strains we’ve listed above offer a few starting points, but it’s certainly not a rule book. Come on over to your local JARS shop to try a few for yourself or discover a new strain that is a perfect fit for your unique needs.

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