Holidays

Warm Up With These Ten Fireside Indicas

Anyone who says cannabis isn't seasonal must live in Arizona.
Anyone who says cannabis isn't seasonal must live in Arizona. Shutterstock.com/Eric Limon
There's a reason your cousins in the Midwest can pound more Coors Lights than you: For five months out of the year, it's too fucking cold to do anything else in Minnesota, Wisconsin or anywhere else that calls a soft drink "pop" instead of "soda." Luckily for us in Colorado, most of our winter days are spent on the slopes or enjoying a sunny day in Denver. And even when we do get stuck inside, keeping out of the cold, we have better options for inebriation.

Because of the body high and relaxing effects they tend to give, indicas and indica-leaning hybrids of cannabis strains are your best choice for warming up after a few hours in frigid temperatures. They relax rigid joints, warm up the chest and get your stomach ready for a hot meal. Don't believe me? Try any one of these ten winter indicas by the fire and see for yourself.

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LSD.
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LSD
The name speaks for itself: LSD produces one helluva body high, melting away aches and stress — or making users forget about them, at least. An intense cerebral uplift can leave users spacey, with a tendency to zone in on whatever is directly in front of them. The head high will transform into a body melt within an hour or so, though, so get your pajamas on ASAP.


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Vanilla Kush
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Vanilla Kush
Although euphoric and not debilitating at first, Vanilla Kush quickly robs users of focus and wit. It’s a heavy indica and should be treated with respect; I always advise friends to stay away from it during the daytime unless medicating or trying to fall asleep.



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Commerce City Kush
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Commerce City Kush
A classic indica, it gives users instant elation with little focus. Heavy potency makes it an after-hours strain for most, as concentration, wit, motor skills and virtually all functionality go out the window. This is a great choice for bedtime and for medical patients, however, as its powerful effects can treat anxiety, chronic pain, depression, eating disorders, insomnia and less important ailments like boredom.


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Blackberry Kush
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Blackberry Kush
Blackberry Kush’s deserved popularity comes from its sleeper status and sweet berry flavor — a trait that’s hard to find among such heavy indicas. And, boy, is it a sleeper: I fell asleep twice while trying to write this until I finally learned to stay away from the pipe. It’s not a quick knockout, like Bubba Kush, but more of a gentle lulling to sleep.


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