5 Strains to Combat Cabin Fever

5 Strains to Combat Cabin Fever

Recently, the United States experienced one of the most strong winter storms since the 1970s. From the east coast to the midwest (and even down to Texas), the nation was bombarded with a snow-filled deep freeze. Many states experienced more than 5 inches of snow for the week. Additionally, the hazardous conditions have forced millions to remain trapped indoors. Despite the deep freeze winding down, many are experiencing intense seasonal depression. Here are some strains that can combat episodes of depression and cabin fever.

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is a great strain to smoke to ward off seasonal depression. This Sativa-dominant strain of medicinal cannabis is sure to provide you with quite the mental pick-me-up. Pineapple Express is the child of the medicinal cannabis strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian. The lineage of Pineapple Express is jam-packed with terpenes such as limonene. These terpenes not only give Pineapple Express its fruity and citrus taste and aroma but are also recognized as being the terpenes that help combat seasonal depression and anxiety better than any other terpenes. Pineapple Express is a great strain to enjoy while trapped indoors during an intense winter storm.

Jack Herer

Named after the famous cannabis activists, Jack Herer is a Sativa-dominant strain that is guaranteed to assist in the fight against seasonal depression. Jack Herer is a native of Norway originating at some point during the early 1990s. This strain is a fusion between Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5. This combination creates buds that will provide a tranquil and festive mood. Consumers have reported an earthy, piney and overall forest taste proves to be quite enjoyable. If you are in search of combating seasonal depression and cabin fever, consider getting a hold of the infamous Jack Herer.


Crafted at the award-winning Barney Farms, LSD is a strain that will go on in history as one of the most head-buzzing strains of all time. With the immediate euphoric effects combined with the mild body buzz, it is easy to see how they chose LSD for this strain. LSD contains a significant amount of THC. The former has been proven to help uplift mood. The sweet, earthy, and citrusy flavors that accompany LSD make it a hybrid you cannot pass up. This hybrid of Mazir I Sharif and Skunk #1 is a strong candidate for medical cannabis that helps combat anxiety and depression. This strain will undoubtedly help uplift your mood while stuck inside (unless you have actual LSD…)


With a name like XJ-13, this strain of medicinal cannabis has to be upper-echelon. Nevertheless, XJ-13 is available in a slew of dispensaries. XJ-13 is a Sativa-dominant strain that is a cross between one of our earlier entries, Jack Herer and G13 Haze. This combination yields overwhelming citrus and lemon flavors with hints of an earthy pine zest. All of those citrus and lemon terpenes are perfect for those who are combating cabin fever and seasonal depression.  Consumers hold this strain of medical cannabis in high regard due to its ability to elevate mood and increase creativity and euphoria feelings. XJ-13 is an excellent choice if you are choosing to uplift your mood.

Blue Dream

Last but certainly not least is the mythical Blue Dream. Originating on the west coast, Blue Dream is a hybrid strain of Blueberry and Haze. Due to Blue Dream’s genetics, this strain gives off powerful berry overtones with a sweet aftertaste. This strain contains a fair amount of THC that will promote a festive mood. The amount of terpenes found in Blue Dream is significant for uplifting mood and warding off depression and anxiety.

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