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10 Most Popular Indica Strains for Stress

Best Indica Strains for Stress

10 Most Popular Indica Strains for Stress

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With marijuana now legal for adults to buy and smoke across Canada, there are many strains to choose from. While those who want a burst of energy and motivation will prefer sativa strains, indica strains are perfect for users who want the deep relaxing and de-stressing effects of cannabis. But what are Canada’s most popular indica strains?

Indica strains are incredibly popular as they can provide intense relaxation for both recreational and medical purposes. Whether you want a tingly body high to mellow out on the couch and watch TV or you need to tackle symptoms of stress, indica strains are ideal for you. Here are some of our most popular indica strains for stress.

1. Death Bubba

Death Bubba is a powerful indica strain with THC levels reaching up to 25-27%. This strain is a creeper, and while you might feel a nice burst of stimulating cerebral effects at first, you’ll soon experience intense relaxation. Death Bubba is known to relax your body all over and put you into a calm and tranquil state.

As such, Death Bubba is fantastic for medical use as well as recreational use. It can help relieve all kinds of pain and inflammation. It can also act as a very strong sedative for those who have trouble sleeping. It’s also helpful to relieve stress and anxiety. This strain is best used late at night.

2. Gorilla Glue #4

Gorilla Glue #4 is one of the most popular indica strains out there. Gorilla Glue strains are known to leave users glued to the couch, hence the name. With THC levels reaching around 25-28%, you can expect very strong effects that will relieve stress instantly.

GG4 boasts multiple awards, including the 1st place at the Michigan and LA 2014 Cannabis Cups and the High Times Jamaica World Cup. It’s a long-time favorite for many cannabis users when it comes to indicas. You can expect smooth, relaxing effects with some uplifting sativa qualities.

Gorilla Glue #4 Strain

3. Black Diamond

Black Diamond is a fantastic indica for those who want physical and mental relief without being put completely out of commission. It’ll make you feel happy, giggly, and social without being too overwhelming. The therapeutic body high can also help with pain and physical tension.

As such, this is a perfect chill-out strain for both recreational and medical users. It’s a cross between Blackberry and Diamond OG, so it has a rich fruity yet earthy taste. Overall, this is one of the best indica strains and a solid choice for any cannabis lover.

4. Romulan

Romulan is a rich and pungent indica-dominant strain with origins in British Columbia. It’s one of Canada’s most popular indica strains thanks to the deep, soothing body high it gives you along with some sharp cerebral effects.

The full-body high can help with pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, headaches, and a lot more. It can also help take away symptoms of anxiety and depression and give you a boost in creativity. This is a fantastic indica strain for beating stress and a favorite for many.

5. Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids is an indica strain with a name that’s enough to draw many people in. It’s a cross between Sour Diesel and Sour Kush strains, resulting in an interesting mix with a range of fun effects. It gives you a nice balance of relaxing euphoria along with a sharp boost in mental energy and focus. As such, you can chill with this strain without feeling too far gone.

It has a spicy citrus taste to go along with the sweet and sour effects. While it’s dominantly indica, it also has sativa genetics, so you’ll get a nice balance of both.

6. Tuna Kush

Tuna Kush is another renowned British Columbia born strain that’s said to be a descendant of Hindu Kush. It’s a potent and pungent indica that’s covered in thick trichomes and colorful hairs. It’s also great for anyone who needs fast and powerful indica effects.

This strain will make you put you in a relaxed, euphoric, and floaty state. Those who need help sleeping will benefit greatly from the effects of Tuna Kush. It can also counteract symptoms of pain, inflammation, stress, and tension.

7. Platinum Bubba Kush

Platinum Bubba Kush is an intense indica-dominant hybrid that leans with about an 80:20 ratio of indica to sativa. As such, it’s perfect for relaxation and provides a sweet, sinking effect that leads you into a blissful and calm state. Its sativa side will also help by boosting your mood and relieving stress and depression.

It’s also a fan favorite due to its sweet taste and smooth smoke. All in all, it’s easy for anyone to enjoy this popular strain.

Bubba Kush Strain

8. Black Roses

Black Roses is a rare strain that you can recognize by its dark, trichome-covered buds. It’s a cross between Grand Reserve Headband and Early Girl strains. The result is a heavy indica that will lead you straight into pure, relaxing bliss.

Just a few hits of this will make you feel calm and easy-minded. It produces feelings of happiness and euphoria along with a sedating body high. As you’d expect, it helps immensely with pain, anxiety, and all kinds of stress.

9. Black Dog

Black Dog is a mix between Blackberry Kush and Emerald Headband. It provides deep relaxation, as well as a rich taste that combines berries and diesel.

As you’d expect from an indica-dominant strain, it will give you some smooth relaxing effects. However, Black Dog isn’t too overwhelming, and its sativa genetics also provide some mentally uplifting qualities. You can enjoy this strain for hours without it feeling too overpowering.

10. MK Ultra

MK Ultra is an incredibly well-known and popular indica strain. It was the 1st place for indica strains in the High Times Cannabis Cup 2003 as well as the runner-up in 2004. It crosses G-13 and OG Kush, resulting in a rich and relaxing indica.

It’s named for its hypnotic effects. It’ll quickly clear your mind and take away any feelings of stress or anxiety. It’ll also soothe your body, making it a great therapeutic remedy for all kinds of pain and physical tension.


These are some of Canada’s best and most popular indica strains for stress, but there are plenty more available. You can check out a wide range of indica, sativa, and hybrid strains in our online store. If you’re having a hard time choosing, you can also mix and match to sample a range of strains.

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  • TerpX

    I love all the strains on this list and SG has had all of them! anything with those classic pakistani genetics like the hindu kush!

    September 3, 2019 at 10:42 am
  • mrobin

    I have tried 8 out of 10 of these strains. I love indica to help my anxiety and stress. Indica dominate hybrids are what I smoke the most. My go to would be anything with a very kushy profile. Not listed here, but my #1 is Blue Fin Tuna Kush.

    September 3, 2019 at 6:38 am

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