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Fifteen Strains to Help Your Thanksgiving Appetite and Post-Dinner Nap

Fifteen Strains to Help Your Thanksgiving Appetite and Post-Dinner Nap
Jacqueline Collins
Thanksgiving deserves more love. This middle child of a holiday is routinely sidestepped for Christmas before Halloween is even over, which is a damn shame. How can you beat a day full of family, food and football — and maybe even a James Bond movie?

For the past four turkey days, Coloradans have been able to give thanks for the laws allowing them to toke up before the big feast. Whether you consume cannabis to rev up your appetite, help you deal with a political debate between your uncle and mother, or send you to dreamland after the feast, the plant can help. Here are  fifteen strains available in Denver that'll help you mow down food and still let you comfortably fall asleep afterward.

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Grape Pie
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Grape Pie
Although you’ll initially feel euphoric and creative, even high-tolerance users will only experience that for an hour or so, as the crash is inevitable. The strain’s potent THC content and stiff body high make it a good candidate to treat body pain, headaches, glaucoma, sleeping disorders and boring chores around the house — especially if you want to nap afterward.

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Mango Kush
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Mango Kush
Despite side effects of distraction and loss of wit, Mango Kush's high is very enjoyable; your immediate reaction to everything is laughter or curiosity. And even with the heady sativa effects and shot of energy, Mango Kush is still relaxing on the body; it’s a great post-workout strain. Some cuts of it even carry small but noticeable amounts of CBD, making it a desirable hybrid for medical patients.



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Ghost OG
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Ghost OG
Ghost OG won't rip you apart immediately, instead initially giving a body high with strong accompanying focus. Euphoric effects on the mind peak about twenty or thirty minutes later, just about the time that body high turns into an epic case of the munchies, whether you last ate five minutes or five hours ago. Medical benefits include treating anxiety, pain, inflammation, headaches, glaucoma, eating disorders and exhaustion.


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Tangerine Power
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Tangerine Power
While the body feels a quick jolt of energy, the mind stays relatively calm, with some users even slowing down a bit mentally. That conflicting combination can be confusing at first, but can help with simple-minded tasks and exercise if dosed correctly. The strain’s medical benefits can include treating pain, glaucoma, headaches, eating disorders, stress and other minor forms of mental anguish.


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Fruity Pebbles OG
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Fruity Pebbles OG
Classic case of hungry, happy, sleepy. Don’t let the morning name and flavor trick you into thinking this is a wake-and-bake candidate; without a doubt, it’s a nighttime strain. The initial effects are euphoric, giving relief to stress, frustration, nausea and minor pain. Expect some creative and sensory fun for an hour or so, but the cliff always shows up eventually.


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Great White Shark
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Great White Shark
Although anxiety and freakouts are limited (rare for a potent sativa), Great White Shark can easily disorient users after the first bowl. Its potency, while calming, also minimizes focus and attention, making it a classic strain for stupid bliss and unrefined energy. Medical patients have used it to treat anxiety, stress, pain, nausea and eating disorders, but it can also be used to combat lethargy and boredom.


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Sunset Sherbet
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Sunset Sherbet
The high is calming but can last for hours without crashing if you don’t go overboard and aren’t already tired, making this a good option for pain patients and calm morning sessions. While not overwhelming, Sunset Sherbet is euphoric and creative on the mind, which pairs well with the soothing indica effects. Medical benefits include potential treatment of anxiety, stress, fatigue, pain, eating disorders and depression.
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